3. The Chicago Bears defense has played a lot better
Don’t look now, but the Chicago Bears defense has a chance to be good. Yes, that is tough to say, coming off of a game where they allowed two touchdown drives in the final four minutes to lose. However, it is also the game where they turned the Lions over four times, three on defense.
The Bears defense is undoubtedly playing better. It makes sense because they are getting healthier. Sunday was the second game in which the starting five in their secondary of Kyler Gordon, Jaylon Johnson, Tyirique Stevenson, Jaquan Brisker, and Eddie Jackson played the game together without any pressing injuries. They will move to their third straight game of continuity on Monday.
Montez Sweat has helped the pass rush. They have five sacks in the last two games after ten sacks in nine games prior to that. Andrew Billings has been a great free agent find, and the team has extended him already. He has turned this run defense around immediately. The linebackers just got Tremaine Edmunds back as well.
Be thankful that there will be more highs from the defense, and they may even have a complete performance soon.