Chicago Bears: 3 Losers from Week 4 vs. Detroit Lions

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The Chicago Bears were able to hold on to a 24 to 14 win over their division rival Detroit Lions at home in another grit-and-grind game. A scary injury to David Montgomery has taken some of the sweetness out of the win, but it was still a very good effort by the team and it was a much-needed win.

The Chicago Bears won, but there are still negatives to note going forward

The win was important to get, especially over a team that came in without a win. Yet, because of how the offense looked today as well as how Justin Fields played, there are still losers coming out of Week 4.

Week 4 Loser No. 1: Matt Nagy

While the Chicago Bears winning looks good for Matt Nagy after last weeks abysmal performance, he is a loser from this week because it was said after the game that Bill Lazor was in charge of play-calling and showed that the offense looks a lot better when it is not being run by Nagy.

It is important to give props to Nagy for delegating this duty to someone who can competently do it, but he should have never taken play-calling back after last season. Nothing has changed in Nagy’s system, so it is clearly the time to give up that part of the job permanently. The offense looked functional today and even dominated at times against the Lions.

Yes, the Lions are at the bottom of the league in most categories, but they are a gritty defense who have played some good teams well this year. Still, the Bears were able to control most of the game, even though it got testy later in the game. Montgomery was virtually unstoppable in the first half and the offensive line was playing well in the run game. The Chicago Bears were able to compliment the success on the ground with some strong pass plays, including some big-chunk plays to Darnell Mooney. Fields was sharp for the most part and he seemed a lot more comfortable today.

Nagy gets a loser label for this week because as soon as he gave up play-calling, the Bears looked more like an NFL offense rather than a college team playing against professional teams. Also, it is clear Fields should be the starter going forward, so Nagy continuing to say Dalton is the starter just adds to why he is in this article.