Chicago’s comeback season

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Cole Mansfield, Staff Writer

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This past weekend the Chicago Bears upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-17 in overtime. The Steelers were heavily favored to win and many have thought of them as one of the best teams in the league. Is this a case of an off game for the Steelers or are the Bears better than many experts are giving them credit for?

After a disappointing 0-2 start, it seemed as though many experts who predicted that the Bears would be one of the worst teams in the NFL were right. Many Chicago fans were not looking forward to this season, especially after the team made some questionable offseason decisions, including signing quarterback Mike Glennon for a three-year 45 million dollar contract and then trading up in the draft to get quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who started only 11 games in college. However, this past weekend gave fans something to cheer about after knocking off Pittsburgh. The Bears outgained the Steelers with 304 total yards, including 220 yards on the ground with running back Jordan Howard putting up great numbers with 166 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Glennon also racked up 101 yards going 15-22, and one touchdown. Though this wasn’t a great performance for Glennon, as he also threw an interception, it was good enough for Jordan Howard and the defense to carry the rest of the load and secure the victory. With Glennon playing well enough, Trubisky is able gain knowledge without having the pressure of starting right away and could prove to be a strong quarterback. Also it’s important to note that the Bears’ week one loss was only by six points to the Atlanta Falcons, who are reigning Super Bowl runner ups and thought to be one of the best teams in the NFL this year.

Though the Chicago Bears may not end up in Minneapolis this February, they are definitely not a push over team and will be tough competition for their opponents each week and could surprise many by winning many more games than previously projected.

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