Chicago Bears: Week 1 winners and losers vs Lions

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Even with a victory, not all the players were truly winners — some fell short

The Chicago Bears went from downright awful to where the hell did that come from in a heartbeat. While watching the game, I could not help but feel frustration and anger as the team just seemed so out of sync at times. Watching the first three and a half quarters was chalked full of disappointment. Then all of a sudden the floodgates opened and the offense found its groove.

While being down 20-6 at one point, it felt the Chicago Bears’ hopes for winning this game were over. The team came out running the ball and I was excited to see the holes the running backs were being given. The passing game was what it always seemed to be. The team would make some great plays through the air, but then lapses in focus or decision making would stall things out. This is why they only scored six points in the first half. The team gets close but can’t finish.

Then, all of a sudden it seemed like things clicked. It is possible it was because the Lions defense went back to man coverage and stopped playing as much zone. It is possible it was because the Lions defense lost two of their starting corners in the game to injuries. The thing is, a win is a win and the Chicago Bears got lucky to walk out of Ford Field with a victory. Now, despite that win, some players performed better than others. Here are your Week 1 winners and losers.