Overreaction Monday: Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

In a week filled with multiple storylines not pertaining to the play of the team itself, the Chicago Bears came out and gave Taylor Swift a true sighting of what they're capable of. And it's not much. After a performance like this, there's plenty to overreact to.

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Overreaction No. 2: When not if, does Matt Eberflus get fired?

Not that there aren't other major disservices the Chicago Bears could do, but one of the biggest disservices the Bears could do is to keep Matt Eberflus as the head coach for much longer.

If the Chicago Bears decided to go their separate way with Eberflus after this game, there wouldn't be an ounce of shock from me.

It's a common saying now, but the Chicago Bears might've surpassed their most recent valley of disappointment during the Marc Trestman era, but Matt Eberflus might take the Bears to a darker spot.

It's not an overreaction to say that Matt Eberflus probably won't be the head coach of the Chicago Bears next season. However, why not cut the fat now?

Statistically, Matt Eberflus— the defensive mastermind— has led a bottom-of-the-league defense. On top of that, his offense has been compared to 1930s offenses without a forward pass.

Those comparisons don't happen when a team is well-coached.

There's a big difference between being a bad football team and being a terribly coached football team. The Chicago Bears are impressive in that regard, as they're both!

While I wasn't initially super against the Matt Eberflus hire, there's been no reason to believe he's the guy to coach this team into competency. And it's not like it's he's just sort of failing.

Throughout the history of Chicago Bears coaches, Matt Eberflus actually is a record-holder. Impressive, right?


Of the 17 total Chicago Bears head coaches, Matt Eberflus has the worst winning percentage of them all. Through his career with the Bears, Eberflus is 3-17 (17.6%). The next closest coach to that is Abe Gibron (1972-1974) who went 11-30 (36.7%).

If you're not convinced that Matt Eberflus shouldn't be around much longer, you're probably in luck. The Chicago Bears likely won't get rid of Eberflus until the end of the season, as per usual.