Overreaction Monday: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears

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Wow, what a performance by the Chicago Bears! Sarcasm? Maybe.

For some, this game was a pretty darn good performance. However, the good almost didn’t outweigh the bad, as the Chicago Bears hardly edge out this victory against Lovie Smith and the Houston Texans.

It was only fitting that on a Lovie Smith reunion game, the defense would play as well as it did.

In his nine seasons with the Bears, Lovie had four top-ten defenses, while also having eight bottom-ten offenses. It’s the “Bears way” seemingly, and while fun defenses are good, Bears fans just want some offense in their life.

That said, the Bears continued showing why they might run the ball as much as they do: It works, and it works really well. David Montgomery — who’s hopefully okay — and Khalil Herbert are a really talented duo.

To this point in the season, the two have accounted for 399 yards and three touchdowns. Considering the fact that the Bears only have 795 yards in total this season, 399 of those coming from RB1 and RB2 must mean they’re doing alright.

The Chicago Bears … won?

Though the Bears got the win, it was as far from enjoyable as they can get. Wins are supposed to bring happiness and joy. This one didn’t get the memo.

If it were possible, the Bears’ record should be 1-1-1 just because this game wasn’t a good game. There were good parts that the team should look into more and use to turn into an identity, but the mass majority of the game wasn’t very good.

It’s hardly even apparent that the Chicago Bears won, truthfully.

What this win does is open the floor to a lot of questions.

Is Justin Fields the guy? Is Roquan Smith the best linebacker ever? Is Luke Getsy just Matt Nagy in a skin suit? Will Jeff Bezos buy the Bears? Are orange and navy really that cool of colors?

There are a lot of questions after watching this game.

And when questions are brought up, overreactions are due. So, that’s what I’ll do.