Chicago Bears: 3 catastrophic mistakes to avoid vs. Giants

Mitchell Trubisky #10, Chicago Bears (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bears go into Week 2 favored to beat the Giants by 5.5-points. To do that, they’ll have to avoid making these three catastrophic mistakes.

The Chicago Bears shocked the world on Sunday when they came back down 17-points against the Lions to secure their first Week 1 victory since 2013. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky didn’t win everybody over with his fourth-quarter performance, but he showed promise for the future. That is something that should excite the Bears’ fanbase.

There are still improvements that need to be made by the team. They’re far from perfect. Luckily for them, they have some easier games to start the season before their schedule gets tougher. That’s where they’ll have to win those easier games and build confidence for when they play tougher teams.

For Chicago to build some much-needed confidence, starting the game with successful first and second drives to set the tempo is key for this team. Scoring on offense and stopping the Giants’ offense could take them out of the game very early.

The Bears struggled to take the Giants out of the game they played last year, even though they won 19-14. This game came down to the wire, which is something Chicago is looking to avoid. A big win where the offense shows up early and the defense shuts down New York will build confidence for the season.