Chicago Bears: Surprising positives to build on from loss to Rams

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This is going to be pretty difficult, admittedly. The Chicago Bears were flat-out embarrassed on Sunday Night Football. It was not a pretty Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams, for Bears fans.

The Rams came away with a fairly one-sided victory after running away with it in the second half. L.A. took this one, 34-14.

There were several aspects of this game which should concern fans, starting with the Bears’ passing defense. Eddie Jackson, Marqui Christian and Tashaun Gipson were all just plain bad on Sunday night, allowing Matthew Stafford to light them up for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Outside of Jaylon Johnson, no one in the secondary stood out.

Offensively, there were both pros and cons to this outcome. Head coach Matt Nagy still has a ways to go with his play-calling, causing many to wonder if he will decide to give up those duties once more this year.

Through all of the negatives, there were actually some positive takeaways from the Chicago Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Rams.

Going into Week 2, the Bears have a few things they can build upon for their home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was not all bad in Los Angeles, believe it or not.

A few honorable mentions include tight end Cole Kmet and center Sam Mustipher, who both stood out on offense for different reasons. Kmet looked like he was bigger, stronger and much more effective with the ball in his hands. Meanwhile, Mustipher was a big part of the Bears’ rushing attack.

Speaking of that rushing attack, that’s the very first thing the Bears can build upon going forward after this loss to the Rams.