Chicago Bears: 5 Hot takes on the Bears playoff chances, Khalil Mack, and more

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The Chicago Bears took down the Las Vegas Raiders in what ended up being Jon Gruden’s final game as head coach. Although the game itself didn’t have anything to do with Gruden’s resignation, the Bears made his life difficult on Sunday, holding the Las Vegas offense to only nine points. The Bears have gained some positive attention after improving to 3-2 on the season

The team was led by Khalil Mack on defense, who had his best outing of the season, and the combination of Khalil Herbert and Damien Williams leading the offense’s run game. Overall, it was a road win against what appears to be a quality team and, frankly, one the Bears needed to win if they want to keep their postseason hopes alive past October.

The controversy surrounding Matt Nagy has died down

There were many reports that circulated after week three that suggested Matt Nagy could be fired as head coach if the Bears lost against the Lions. Now that the Bears have won their last two games by multiple scores, the talks of a mid-season coaching change are almost nonexistent. This isn’t to suggest that Nagy’s job is secure long-term, but it seems like he will at least finish off the season.

Justin Fields is still being limited 

The Bears are still easing their 22-year-old quarterback into things. Fields only had 20 pass attempts, with most of them being short, simple throws. There were still flashes of the great ball placement Fields brings, but it’s clear Chicago is still limiting Fields’ workload. As the Bears’ schedule starts to pick up in these next few weeks, it may be harder to win games with a limited passing attack.

Here are some hot takes fans have on the Bears going into week six.