Chicago Bears vs Bucs: 3 Must-watch players in Week 5

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Chicago Bears, Nick Foles
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Nick Foles, Quarterback

After waiting two and a half weeks to finally get his shot, Nick Foles delivered against the Atlanta Falcons throwing three fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Bears comeback and win. This earned him the starting job over former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky.

With Foles at the helm, the offense was expected to completely open up. The Bears’ offense was going to be much better with a serviceable quarterback now in. That wasn’t the case this past week. Granted, the Colts’ defense is currently one of the best in the NFL, but still. Only three points most of the game isn’t acceptable. Nagy did the quarterback no favors as well as the playcalling seemed very suspect again.

Foles now has his chance to rebound against a much weaker Tampa Bay Bucs’ defense. Their defense is still above average with a few solid assets, but it is nowhere near the Colts. The Bears need to come out and take some shots with Foles if they want to win this game and keep the Bucs defense on their toes.

These next few games with Foles will be telling how the rest of the season will go for the Bears. He is likely going to be at the helm for the remainder of the season (barring injury) and this team will only go as far as the offense can take them.