Overreaction Monday: Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys

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In a game that went up and down like a rollercoaster, the Chicago Bears fall to 3-5 after a 49-29 loss to the Cowboys in Jerry’s house.

It doesn’t usually feel good to lose, however, this is a loss the Bears can find positives in.

The Chicago Bears looked much better than the score showed

Once again, Justin Fields plays like a true franchise quarterback; and at the end of the day, that’s probably the most important thing to remember each and every week.

The Bears are a flawed team, no doubt, but even with their flaws, Justin Fields continues to show progress.

Now, there were parts of the game that didn’t look as good as QB1, and those will be addressed soon. However, losing a game in a season that the Bears have their first-round pick in isn’t a bad thing.

To further that point, losing a game where it wasn’t all negatives— while also improving the first-round pick— should be seen as a slight win.

Sure, the Bears lost by twenty, but that scoreboard isn’t too indicative of how the Bears played— at least offensively.

The Chicago Bears offense had only 71 fewer yards than the Cowboys. On top of that, the Bears ran the ball for 240 yards against a Cowboys defense that’s considered one of the best in the league. That’s especially true about their defensive front.

So, while the Bears lost by a lot of points, what’s there to overreact about this week?

Spoiler alert: There’s plenty to overreact about this week.