Chicago Bears: Week 2 vs. Cincinnati Bengals is deceivingly crucial

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If the Chicago Bears drop to 0-2, heads may roll

Once again, only 30 teams in the last 32 years have recovered from an 0-2 start to make the playoffs. If the Bears drop this game, it might call for some drastic measures.

All week we have seen subtle jabs at Nagy from within the organization. Whether it was wide receiver Marquise Goodwin or offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, it’s clear that not everyone is on the same page in that locker room.

It almost feels as though everyone is waiting for Matt Nagy to prove why he’s the man in charge. Whether it’s making the bold call to finally allow Justin Fields to start, or adjusting his offense to allow his playmakers room to make those plays, Nagy should be feeling the pressure.

If the Bears lose this game, there’s reason to believe Nagy could be fired, even though the Bears normally don’t do that during the season. This team believes in Fields, and everybody knows it. If Chicago loses to the Bengals, do not be surprised if Nagy is fired, Lazor is named the interim head coach and he immediately throws Fields in there Week 3.

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Things do not get easier after this game, as the Bears will face the Cleveland Browns and that monstrous rushing attack in Week 3. This game is as close to a must-win as you can get early on. The rest of the 2021 schedule is difficult. Chicago has to win a game like this one, or else drastic measures may be taken.