Chicago Bears: Three matchups to exploit against Giants

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The Chicago Bears face off against the New York Giants this weekend and could secure a winning season with a victory. Here are three matchups the team should exploit to get the W.

The Chicago Bears have seen their fortunes improve this year after several mediocre seasons in a row. The team has eight wins this season, equal to the number of victories the Bears logged in the past two seasons combined. They appear to be having fun again.

Winning a lot of games is fun for any team, but these Bears turned things around so quickly because of all the changes made. Coach Matt Nagy breathed life into a stagnant, unimaginative offense. The addition of Khalil Mack turned a very good defense into an elite squad.

There were a lot of improvements made in free agency by acquiring offensive weapons like wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton. But the biggest difference in the Bears seems to be confidence. This team clearly believes in themselves and each other. It’s great to see.

Things have been working out well lately for the Bears as they’re on a five-game winning streak. They won three division games in 12 days and got an impressive road victory on Thanksgiving without starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who was out with a shoulder injury.

The coaching staff seems to know how to exploit certain matchups and give their guys the most opportunity for success. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel performed well in Trubisky’s absence, mainly because Nagy didn’t ask him to do too much.

As the season rolls on, the NFC North is likely a two-team race between the Bears and Minnesota Vikings. The Bears hope to extend their division lead this week while facing a disappointing New York Giants team. The Vikings must face the formidable New England Patriots.

The team travels to New York this weekend, and this is a game they should win even if Trubisky remains sidelined. Here are three matchups the Bears can exploit to help them secure the team’s first winning season in six years.