3 Reasons the Bears are NOT going to make it to Super Bowl LV

Our controversial Playoffs section is back where we tell you why each team will not go to Super Bowl LV. In this turn we will talk about the Bears, which They had an uneven campaign, in which HC Matt Nagy had to backtrack on the changes made at the beginning of the season. Can the current offense show positive signs?

By Ignacio Iglesias.

While HC Matt Nagy was looking to shape his ideal offense, in the first games of the season he was 5-1. While it was inexplicable how the Bears had accomplished so much, the coach believed he found a suitable team. However, QB Nick Foles’ injury in week 10 caused him to back down. In the last six games, Nagy put back the same offense from the first games and got a 3-3 that allowed him to reach the playoffs with just enough. Taking this into account, the analysis of shortcomings is somewhat relative, however, here we present the three reasons that can throw the dream of Super Bowl for Chicago.

1. The Bears offense remains unconsolidated

During the season they used three QBs for different reasons. Matt Trubisky was the one who started in this position and was replaced in Week 3 by Nick Foles after a bad start. The latter managed a great comeback and seemed to win the title. Thereafter, Foles played seven games, going 2-5. In week 10, he was injured, but the surprise came in his replacement: the entrance of Tyler Bray – instead of Trubisky – whose painful performance led him to be part of the practice squad again. After the bye week and after Foles’ injury, Trubisky took the starting job and, due to good performances, would stay in that place for the last six games with a 3-3 record and the qualification to the playoffs.

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Another big unknown during the offense was the role of RB David Montgomery. In the first 10 games, he only surpassed 50 yards four times and never recorded more than 100 yards. In contrast, in recent games, the shortest distance traveled was 69 yards and was the cornerstone in the victory against the Vikings in week 15, posting 146 yards.

So the question is what would have happened if Nagy had bet on the continuity of Trubisky? Would you have found the equipment early? The truth is that we won’t know. But what we do know is that this offensive formation with a game idea, which combines the running and passing game, is something new. The Bears have only been in six games this way and that’s a huge advantage, considering other franchises in the NFC. Offensive continuity, primarily from the QB, throughout the season is often a necessary factor for any team to achieve the Super Bowl (even though Foles has shown otherwise in what seems to have been an eternity ago).

2. The Bears give up more than they get back

Losing fumbles and having a lot of intercepted passes not only keeps you from moving into the end zone, but can also end up with a large number of points against you.

Of the 14 franchises, the Bears are one of the three teams (along with the Rams and Washington) that have finished with negative numbers with turnover. Coincidentally, they are the same ones that ended the season with the lowest overall ratings. If we exclude Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, they haven’t ended up with positive marks. In all, the Bears intercepted 3 times, while they had 7 INTs. On the other hand, they recovered 6 balls and lost 11. In total, the account gives a -9 for Chicago, a very high index for a team that wants the Super Bowl.

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3. Defense at a disadvantage

If we compare only the teams that continue to compete for the NFC, the Bears defense ranks sixth out of seven franchises (only beating the Seahawks). This is not to say that it is a bad defensive unit, on the contrary, it is number 11 in the NFL with only 5,519 yards against. If we take the points received (370), Chicago drops to 14th place, which is still relatively good. The problem is that the other defenses are even better. In both indicators, this unit is always in the penultimate place of the seven finalists.

The problem is compounded if we compare the offenses they must face to reach the Super Bowl. On the one hand, there are two of the most aggressive duez: Packers (6,224 yards) and Buccaneers (6,145 yards). In addition, the Rams and Saints have offensive units with more than 6,000 yards. If we think in terms of points, four franchises are in the top ten in this ranking: Green Bay, Tampa Bay, New Orleans and Seattle. It is true that the antecedent against the Bucs favors them, but can they repeat it?

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