4. Play Smart Football
On Wednesday during press conferences, Head Coach Matt Nagy stated that despite the New York Giants 3-8 record, they are still a team that has “been in games for the most part.”
This Sunday, while the Bears are heavily favored to win, there’s no doubt that if the Bears come into this game underestimating the Giants, then New York could surprise some people. In fact, a loss against the Giants would have people questioning what the Bears really are. Is this a team that has the makings of being a Super Bowl contender or is this a team that has yet to figure out what they are?
At times, Matt Nagy has shown a tendency to get a little too conservative with playcalling. Instead of trying to run trick plays, Nagy must keep it simple while also being aggressive. Him trying to get too conservative is what can potentially cost this team games.
The Bears will need to play smart if they are to come out with a victory against the Giants. This means making Chase Daniel a game manager on offense and have him protect the football while the Bears playmakers move the offense and have the defense create turnovers.
However, if this game gets out of hand, then the Bears would be wise to build a lead and rest their starters for what will be a big clash on December Ninth against the Los Angeles Rams.