3 reasons Chicago Bears win over Seahawks was meaningless

Chicago Bears - Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bears win over the Seattle Seahawks was a nice end to the holiday. Nick Foles is not Bears fans’ favorite player, but he is a person that is hard not to root for, so to see him find success, and to see the team celebrate a late-season win is always good. However, in the long run that win was as meaningless as you can possibly make a football game.

3. Young stars did not perform

If the Chicago Bears won a game where they had Justin Fields set a career-high, or does something magical, there are serious long terms effects to the win. However, the issue with the Chicago Bears win over the Seahawks is that most of the game’s top performers were not young, and a good portion will not be on the team next year.

Nick Foles to Jimmy Graham and Damiere Byrd helped win the game. Those three should all be gone. Robert Quinn had a great game and is coming back, but his age does not bring optimism for next year.

The Bears decided to bench Larry Borom and Thomas Graham early into the game, although an injury got Borom in the game, and rotation saw Graham play 67% of the snaps. Still, Borom only played because rookie Teven Jenkins got hurt.

The development of Jenkins at left tackle and Borom at right tackle was completely lost because Borom had to play the left side, and Jenkins was out. Graham got beat by a touchdown after coming in cold off the bench.

None of the players that would make you feel optimistic after the game were the key players in the win.