Chicago Bears still have work to do despite a win over the Bucs

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Chicago Bears, Anthony Miller
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A win is a win…is a win for the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears got a win against a very talented but injured team this week. No excuse; either way, the NFL is all about staying healthy, being disciplined, and having the talent to win football games. The win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers does not deserve a but.

The Chicago Bears won in the end. They do have some things that they need to work on. A lot of NFL teams have stuff they need to work on. No team is perfect unless they are Super Bowl-bound. The Chicago Bears lack a run game and the ability to stop the run.

The exciting thing about today’s NFL is that it is a passing league. The Buccaneers came in with a solid game plan to establish the run and use play-action to exploit deep shots. The issue with that is that the Bears still use the passing to open up the running game and defend the pass very well.

Opposing quarterbacks won’t find the time they need to attack the Bears secondary constantly. Tom Brady had a chance to complete what would have been a 30+ yard touchdown pass to his tight end but had to rush his throw while defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. came barreling in for a hit.

The Chicago Bears fan base is still split on who should be starting at quarterback. Most need to understand that unless an injury happens, this is now Nick Foles’ team. Some thought that Foles was going to be a savior while others thought he would be a bust. Foles is somewhere in the middle. If Foles were going to be a savior, he would not be on the team, to begin with. If Foles were a bust, he would not have been a Super Bowl MVP.