7 thoughts on the Bears 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers

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Chicago Bears Thought No. 7: The early preview of Bears vs. Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are a loaded team and are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They are also the team that the Bears should emulate when it comes to building their team.

The Eagles drafted Devonta Smith last year and traded for AJ Brown from Tennessee Titans this offseason to give quarterback Jalen Hurts legitimate weapons at wide receiver along with tight end Dallas Goedert and running back Miles Sanders.

Hurts is like Fields in terms of running ability. He burned the Green Bay Packers in Week 12 when he became the first player in NFL history with at least 125 passing yards and 125 rushing yards in a single half of football per an NBC broadcast.

The game also features the return of former Bear, Robert Quinn, who was traded to the Eagles just before the trade deadline for a 4th-round pick. So far though, his time with Philadelphia has been a disappointment. He has played five games and only 70 snaps with two tackles and two quarterback hits. Unfortunately, he just went on IR, meaning his regular season is likely over. For the Bears to get a fourth-round pick for him looks like a steal.

The bye this late in December at this point makes really no sense for any team much less the Bears. Still, the objective for the next four games is clear. Fields get valuable experience going up against Super Bowl contenders in three of their final four games while still maintaining a top-three pick.

They need to get N’Keal Harry more involved to see if he deserves to be brought back in 2023 after being inactive for two previous weeks before the Packers game. Also, if cornerback Kyler Gordon is returning from the concussion protocol, let him play outside cornerback while letting Josh Blackwell, an undrafted rookie, who played well as a nickel cornerback against the Packers, play nickel for the rest of the season.

The Bears had success after a mini-bye after the Washington game earlier this season. They came out and beat New England on Monday Night, which was also the last time they won. While I don’t expect similar success, it will be interesting to see how the Bears will look and respond after the bye.

Early scoring prediction: Eagles 38-21