Is a win or loss more important for the Chicago Bears this week?

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The single thing the Chicago Bears offense hasn’t been bad at producing this season is narratives.

And, boy are there a lot of narratives going into this game.

  • Will Matt Nagy get fired if the Bears lose?
  • Will Justin Fields lose it if he underperforms again (with no blame, as there hasn’t been much to work with)
  • Would a win just keep Matt Nagy with the Bears longer?
  • If they win, does Bill Lazor continue calling plays (if he even is; that’s more of a speculation going into the week)
  • Why is Matt Nagy even still here after that loss against the Browns?
  • What was that press conference?!

See? There’s plenty— and more that I’m sure I missed.

However, there’s one thing that remains a question I’ve been asking myself for a day or so.

What’s more important: A Chicago Bears win or a loss against the Lions?

This question is one that I find myself flip-flopping on.

On one hand— that holds  a lot of weight— how can I root for the Bears to lose? As someone that roots on the team, I find it hard to actively root against them. I don’t know; it just feels wrong. Even with some narratives out there that benefit the Bears, it’s still not something I enjoy doing.

On the other hand, is a loss against the Lions a season-ending loss? I’m not sure if I’d say yes to that. Do the positives outweigh the negatives of this situation, or is it a lose-lose?

It’s a tough question that I’ll do my best to break down, that way you can all make your opinion based on at least what *I* have to say.

And with all that said, let’s go into why a win is more important for the Chicago Bears this week against the better-than-advertised Detroit Lions.