6 thoughts following the Chicago Bears 31-10 loss to the Jets

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Chicago Bears Thought No. 3: Fans should embrace the final 5 games

Despite the 3-9 record, Matt Eberflus and his staff have done an admirable job coaching up this team and keeping them in a position to win most games. Unfortunately, they have come up short in the end.

Last Sunday’s loss feels like the wheels are finally starting to come off though as the injuries and lack of talent are starting to take their toll. Keeping the morale high will be his biggest challenge.

Their schedule is still filled with Super Bowl contenders Philadelphia and Buffalo. They face a surging Lions team on the road on New Year’s Day and then have a finale against Minnesota — a team that might be competing for the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They will likely continue to give up big plays and some games might be over by halftime.

Given the difficulty of their remaining schedule, it’s not out of the question that the Chicago Bears could lose all their remaining games and end with a 10-game losing streak to finish at 3-14. That would be the worst season in franchise history.

As the losses start to pile up, the chatter of draft pick positions and focus on next season will continue to grow louder. The players aren’t dumb. Why should they care about the draft position when most of them are fighting for their careers? And the coaches don’t care either because they are judged on wins and losses.

As a fan, you want to see your team winning and progress being made. At the same time, it’s ok for those who are embracing the “tank” in hopes of as high of a draft pick as possible. And don’t get too upset if they shockingly win a game or two, which will push them down in the draft order.

Whatever awaits this team at the end of the season, let’s hope it will be worth it this offseason.