7 Thoughts following the Bears loss to the Vikings
Chicago Bears Thought No. 2: The Bears did their part in tanking
The Bears won by losing, while the Texans lost by winning. It takes two to tango.
The Bears also found a perfect opponent in Minnesota Vikings. They were still competing for the No.2 seed in the playoffs and had something to play for. They kept their star player, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, quarterback Kirk Cousins, and running back Dalvin Cook fairly deep into the game, though Cook left the game with an injury.
The Bears played hard and kept the final score somewhat respectable. There is nothing to be gained by evaluating these players even though none of them could care less about the No.1 pick and the majority of them will not be on this roster next season. They were all competing and auditioning for their NFL careers next season and beyond.
While Matt Eberflus can preach his HITS principle and standards all he wants, when you have Nathan Peterman and Tim Boyle, who was signed just recently, both playing at quarterback against the Vikings, you knew that the Bears also knew what was at stake.
They contributed to their own tank job whether want to admit it or not.