Podcast: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears postgame show

Chicago Bears - Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports /

Coming into Week 4’s matchup with the Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears were in desperate need of a win. Especially with how coach Matt Nagy’s offense performed a week ago against the Cleveland Browns.

At Soldier Field on Sunday, the Bears corrected some of those issues and defeated the Lions, 24-14, to improve to 2-2 on the season.

The Chicago Bears offense just clicked better with Bill Lazor as the play-caller

The most obvious change that helped improve the offense was offensive coordinator Bill Lazor taking over the play-calling duties. Under Lazor, the offense went from 47 yards of total offense to 376.

More importantly, rookie quarterback Justin Fields was put in a position to utilize his strengths. Lazor incorporated play-action plays and asked Fields to throw the ball deep. Against the Lions, Fields completed five passes that went over 20 yards. Prior to this game, the Bears had only completed one of those types of passes.

A lot changed in just a week, and The Chicago Audible breaks it all down in this week’s postgame show. For the first time in the regular season, Will DeWitt, Mason West and I were all at Soldier Field to cover the game.

In this postgame episode, we highlight why Lazor’s offense was far more effective. West also gives his thoughts on David Montgomery’s injury and how long he could be out. On defense, the Lions were 1-of-5 in the red zone, and we discuss what the Bears did to limit the Lions, and also give credit to Detroit for being Detroit.

Of course, we also share who our “Most Valuable Bears” were from the game and cap off the show with a condensed version of our “2-minute Warning.”

As always, the guys at The Chicago Audible have you covered.

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