The Chicago Bears are in the midst of a five game losing streak after jumping out to a 5-1 record.
After jumping out to a 5-1 start, the Bears have now lost 5 straight games.
The Bears are the 2nd team in NFL history to lose 5 in a row immediately after winning at least 5 of their first 6 games. The 1967 49ers started 5-1 before losing their next 6 games
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2020
Now at 5-6 and perhaps feeling like his job is on the line, Coach Nagy issued a call to action to his team.
“I know this: We better wake our tails up. Every freaking coach on the staff, every player, better wake up and start understanding where we’re at. Have some personal pride. Have a freaking sense of urgency. Know where we’re at. Have some pride into who we’re playing for and why we do this and then go find a way to win as a team. That’s my challenge to every single person in that building this week is that.”
Bears Looked Lost Against Packers
Both the Bears offense and defense looked dazed and confused against the Packers.
QB Mitch Trubisky got the start and was less than stellar.
He completed 26-of-46 passes for 242 yards and 3 TDs.
Trubisky also threw 2 INTs and had a costly fumble recovered by the Packers and run for a TD.
The defense had no answer for Aaron Rodgers.
He threw 4 TDs on the Bears D.
Not only that, but the Packers unleashed their running game to the tune of 182 yards.
Nagy called the 41-25 blow out “flat-out embarrassing” and “ridiculous.”
Trubisky vs. Foles
The merry go around of starting and benching Trubisky and Foles made another rotation again on Monday night.
The starting duties landed back on Trubisky’s lap.
So many people disputed his benching.
He went to the bench with a winning record, that much is true.
But Nick Foles competed against the more talented teams.
Trubisky is clearly better than Foles in this offense.
Trubisky is also clearly bad.
Both statements are true.
— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) November 30, 2020
To be brutally honest, it does not matter who is playing quarterback.
See the difference between Foles and Trubisky is Foles would've stood still and gotten sacked, Trubisky moved around a little in the pocket and then got sacked
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) November 30, 2020
The offensive line has not been a force to reckon with for the Bears in years.
So in a COVID-19 season with injuries and other issues, the offensive line is even more vulnerable than usual.
Bears Remaining Schedule
If we are now at the point where people are playing for their jobs, the Bears schedule for the remainder of the season could help the cause, provided they start winning.
The Bears have a couple of 4-7 opponents ahead in Detroit and Houston.
Minnesota at 5-6 is also on the schedule along with 1-10 Jacksonville.
The season finale is against Green Bay so potentially Nagy and the Bears could compete better against them the second time around.
The Bears Don’t Fire Coaches During The Season
Perhaps Nagy is taking solace in the fact that the Bears do not have the reputation of firing coaches mid-season.
The Bears endured a five game losing streak with John Fox at the helm in 2017 but waited until after the season to fire him.
Nagy is in his third season as the Bears head coach.
His record is 25-18.
Matt Nagy has a record of 13-14 in his last 27 games as the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
The Bears have lost at least 4 straight games in back to back seasons.
The Bears have scored 25 or more points in only 5 of their last 27 games.
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) November 30, 2020
When asked about his job security, Nagy said:
“I can’t worry about that right now. … When you lose five in a row like this, you’ve got to come up with different solutions, different answers and then you’ve got to have that pride. So put all of that other stuff aside. I have to worry about every single day being the leader for these guys and this team and to understand, ‘OK, where are our warts at? And whatever they are, let’s clean them up.’ ”