Which Chicago Bears were winners in Week 7 vs. Raiders?

The Chicago Bears were dominant in a 30-12 win over the Las Vegas Raiders behind a strong offensive gameplan and a gritty defensive performance.
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The Chicago Bears won at home. Yes, at Soldier Field, in Chicago, the Bears finally won a game in front of their fans. The last time they won at home was Week 3 of last season. They beat the Las Vegas Raiders 30-12 in what was a surprisingly strong game for both sides of the ball. The Bears controlled the game for the most part and were able to execute their offensive gameplan especially well to make it easy on Tyson Bagent.

Nobody really knew what to expect in terms of how this game would go. Most figured it would probably be low-scoring and filled with turnovers on both sides. To the surprise of many, the offense was humming behind one of the best rushing attacks of the season for the Bears and a strong first-career start for Bagent.

Chicago Bears Week 7 Winner No. 1: Tyson Bagent

Tyson Bagent has created one of the most interesting fan narratives in all of football. Bears fans will be all over X this week talking about the future of the quarterback position, considering Bagent and Justin Fields have the same amount of wins this season. Obviously, the game plan for Bagent was much more scripted and simplified, but the fact is that he was able to execute the plays that were called and made the right plays for the majority of the game.

Bagent looked confident, prepared, and ready for what the Raiders were showing him. He did a good job getting the ball out quickly and trusting the offense and his first read. There were a few plays that showed his inexperience and skill level, but there were also plays that showed why he is in this spot. His pocket presence was very solid, and he was able to extend plays when he needed to, especially on third down. He has speed and athleticism that help when the pass protection fell apart a few times.

Bagent finished 21/29 passing for 162 yards and a touchdown. He also added three rushes for 24 yards. The yardage is a bit low for 29 attempts but he was mainly operating short to intermediate today in order to limit the damage that Maxx Crosby and the Raiders pass rush. The kid did what he needed to do and made plays happen outside of the simple script that Luke Getsy provided for him. The Bears really could not ask him to do much more. It will be interesting to see how this plays into the way they handle Justin Fields' injury and recovery time.