The world champion Baltimore Ravens (4-5) come to Soldier Field to take on the hobbled 5-4 Chicago Bears in a crucial non-conference game for both teams. The Ravens might be suffering from a bit of a confetti hangover or perhaps it’s the departures of some key performers, including 6 players from their defense, from their Super Bowl team last season.
For the Bears, they’re looking more like the Walking Dead these days with more key players on the sidelines than on the field. Jay Cutler, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs are the most notable Bears who will miss the game due to injury, so Josh McCown, Zack Bowman and Khaseem Greene will step into prominent roles.
The show must go on and it’s “next man up” as we’ve heard time and time again this season. Despite the injuries, there are still a few keys to a Chicago Bears victory.