Chicago Bears are 3-0?


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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 27: Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears passes during the second half of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

By Daniel Navarro, Sports Editor

The Chicago Bears are having a great start to their 2020-2021 NFL season by going 3-0 in the first three weeks of the season with nail biter games all around. Although these wins weren’t pretty, they still got the job done.

Heading into week four against the Indianapolis Colts the Bears still have some concerns.

Late in the game this past week against the Atlanta Falcons, Bears running back, Tarik Cohen, goes down with an injury and was carted off the field. Later we find out that he has a torn ACL which will end Cohen’s season.

Another topic of discussion that dates back to the beginning of the Bears training camp is the ongoing QB battle between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. Trubisky won the starting job going into week one but was replaced late in the third quarter against the Falcons for Foles. Foles went on to throw 188 yards, while nabbing 3 touchdowns to bring the Bears back from a large deficit. For head coach Matt Nagy, making this decision was not easy as Trubisky has not done horrible in the previous two games against the Detroit Lions and New York Giants as he had thrown for a combined 432 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Nagy made the decision to start Foles in the week four against the Colts.

While the Bears sit pretty in the first three weeks, their upcoming match ups will not come easy as they take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccanears in a week five Thursday night match up on October 8th. As well as a week seven head to head against a very good Los Angeles Rams team who are currently sitting at 2-1, but could very easily have been 3-0 this week. Not to mention, the Bears aren’t the only team in the NFC North who are undefeated. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers look nothing but excellent these first few weeks as they clock in three wins with more than 35 points each game against tough opponents such as the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

So far this season we’ve seen nothing but positive things from star wide receiver, Allen Robinson II. Although contract extensions have been disheartening for the Detroit native, the Bears offered Robinson little money during contract talks for the next years showing little respect to Robinson, considering all he’s done for Chicago in the past two years. Speaking of wide receivers, Anthony Miller seems to be putting up good numbers these past few games as he caught the game winning touchdown to put the Bears over the Falcons late in the fourth quarter. We have not seen much this season from Darnell Mooney, the first year rookie out of Tulane University, but we hope that Foles finds him more these next few weeks when he takes the field.

While so far this article I’ve been pointing out the obvious questions that the Bears have going into this next week of football, you have to acknowledge the perseverance and resilience this team upholds coming back from two or three scoring games where all odds were against them. They stepped up when needed too and fought there way back against both the Falcons and Lions, and kept there composure against the Giants. Nonetheless I see the Bears as NFC North divisional contenders, and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.