With the Chicago Bears' loss to the Cleveland Browns, the team can only finish 8-9 at best. However, as they were beating the Browns late into the game, many were talking about them being able to run the table and finish with nine wins. It is easy to chalk up a home against a three-win Arizona Cardinals team in Chicago as a win.
The Cardinals are not playing for much; they are heading to the cold on Christmas Eve, and if the Bears just show up, they can win this game, right? Well, that is why they play the games.
3. Is Kyler Murray better than the Chicago Bears quarterback?
One of the big reasons the Chicago Bears could lose this game is that when it comes down to it, Kyler Murray has a better track record than Justin Fields. Yes, he is coming off an ACL injury and has looked rusty. If that were not the case, the Cardinals would be better and would be favored.
Still, while their record looks awful, a lot of that is without Murray. They are 2-3 with Kyler Murray. Having a competent quarterback can go a long way, and it has kept the Cardinals in more games over the last month. Murray will only get better as the season goes on.
When you look at them in that light, they could be a much tougher matchup; in their wins, the quarterbacks they faced were Kenny Pickett and Taylor Heinecke. The losses were CJ Stroud, Matt Stafford, and Brock Purdy. We will see which quarterback Justin Fields identifies with because when Murray is the better quarterback, they have won this year.
The Chicago Bears should have the better team, but do they have the better quarterback? That goes a long way.