Chicago Bears: Week 1 report card and positional grades

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Grading the Chicago Bears positional groups after Week 1 victory over the Lions

Some may call it lucky, but a win is a win. The Chicago Bears dodged a bullet in Week 1 and ended up leaving the Motor City with a 27-23 win over the division rival Detroit Lions. After being down 23-6 in the fourth quarter, the Bears (1-0) found a way to pull things together and scored 21 unanswered points to come away with an important divisional win to start off their 2020 campaign.

Chicago kept it close for most of the first half, but things started to unravel right before halftime. Although the Bears did make the comeback, the Lions still had a chance to win the game on their final drive. If it wasn’t for a dropped pass in the end zone by the Lions, we’ll be talking about a totally different story right now.

The Bears were outgained in total yardage (426 to 363) and had a third-down efficiency of only 18 percent. This shows that there is much room for improvement moving forward to Week 2, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Nevertheless, this win is a definite step in the right direction for Chicago and should be a huge confidence booster when getting ready for their next opponent, the New York Giants.

With all of that being said, let’s take a look at the Bears’ Week 1 report card to see where they shined, and what they need to polish up.