4 changes Chicago Bears must stick with after mini-bye in 2023

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The Chicago Bears had to make some adjustments, sitting at 0-4. After a win against the Washington Commanders, the team now has a couple of extra days to see what adjustments they should continue to roll with and what they should scrap. If you remember, last year, the team had an extra break after Thursday Night Football, and the team looked a lot better. What can the Chicago Bear show us this time around?

4. The Chicago Bears have to roll with these offensive line changes

The Chicago Bears sort of made changes by default, but you have to assume that this move was coming as well. The Bears just activated Teven Jenkins from the IR, so they may not have wanted to rush him back, but an injury to Lucas Patrick sped up that process.

The team had to move Cody Whitehair back to center and insert Teven Jenkins into the lineup. The Bears even brought in Ja'Tyre Carter to make sure that Jenkins was not overworked in his return. Still, when Jenkins was out there, it was the best that the Bears line has looked.

Now, Jenkins gets a full weekend to rest and get ready to start in week six due to the Thursday game. The Chicago Bears will get a full week of practice with Darnell Wright, Nate Davis, Cody Whitehair, Teven Jenkins, and Larry Borom. So, week six has real potential for the Bears to have their best offensive line performance of the season.

Even if Lucas Patrick is healthy, the Bears have to bench him. The injury came at a bad time, but now that it came, the Bears have to use the better unit.