Chicago Bears: Three reasons to be excited after big win over Bucs

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Reason #3: Bears alone in first place in NFC North

After the Bears traded for Mack, it was clear they were trying to form a winning squad in the short term. While this team was projected to improve from last season, they’ve exceeded a lot of expectations. The Bears are off to a 3-1 start that should be 4-0 after a second-half collapse during week one in Green Bay. Despite this, the team is still trending in the right direction.

It’s obvious that this defense is elite, and they have a chance to be a championship-level defense if they can stay healthy. The offense is more of a question mark, but they proved on Sunday that they can be explosive as well. The weapons are all there for Trubisky. It’s up to the young quarterback to execute and improve. This game against the Bucs was a big step forward.

The Bears did such a number on the Bucs that Tampa’s head coach Dirk Koetter called for his own firing after the game. While it was a terrible effort all around for the Bucs, it’s clear that Koetter realized just how poorly his team played after the game. (Via ESPN):

"“Based on that game today, we couldn’t make enough changes. We should fire every person that was on that field today–starting with me. That was horrific.”"

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It’ll be a fun few days to savor the Bears early success, but this team needs to continue improving after the bye week. The Packers and Vikings did the Bears a favor by tying when they faced each other in week three. With the division weakened, it’s important that the Bears take advantage of the situation and fight to stay on top. Keep checking in at Da Windy City for more Bears coverage.