5 Chicago Bears who bounced back after Week 1

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The Chicago Bears were embarrassed on Sunday Night Football but promptly bounced back with an impressive win over the Bengals. The scoreboard is closer than the game played out, and rookie Justin Fields struggled in his first extended time in the NFL. Still, it was a team effort, and the Chicago Bears got a lot from the group that they expected more from in week one.

Who were the performers in Week 2 who changed a bit of their narrative after an impressive game?

5. Jason Peters

There is a lot of apprehensions when it comes to the Bears starting left tackle. Jason Peters is 39 years old, and last week looked like it. He was slow, he got beat up, and he ended the game injured. Given his age and performance, some fans thought it might be straight to retirement for Peters.

It is fair to say that the left tackle was the best offensive lineman on Sunday. However, he bounced back in a big way and showed that perhaps there was a little rust that he was shaking off. The Bengals paid Trey Hendrickson a lot of money this offseason to beat lesser tackles such as Peters. However, Peters consistently stonewalled him and kept the quarterback clean. If they can get efforts like that, their line may not be as bad as many projects.