2. Defense has made major strides
There is no denying what Eberflus has been able to accomplish with this defense. The acquisition of Montez Sweat has made an overwhelming difference, but Eberflus has also done wonders in how he's turned things around.
Since Week 5, this Chicago defense ranks first in yards per game, first in opposing quarterback rating and sixth in points per game. The Bears have currently allowed five-straight opponents to 20 points or less, including four of them under 20 altogether.
The Bears are also first against the run on the season, allowing just 84.0 yards per game. That is an incredible statistic, considering Chicago was second-to-last in that category a year ago.
Historically, the Bears have been all about defense. And, while many fans would like to see Chicago catch up and find themselves an innovative play-caller on offense (which, yes, is much-needed), we need to give credit where credit is due and recognize what Eberflus has done.
This Bears defense could easily be a top-10 or even top-5 unit next year with the way things are going, and much of that is due to how Eberflus has taken over play-calling since the departure of Alan Williams. He's been outstanding.