Chicago Bears Week 3: Why Bears have plenty of hope versus Browns

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Chicago Bears, Week 3
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In a week dominated by quarterback chatter, the Chicago Bears now get set to strap up and play the game. Week 3, they visit the Cleveland Browns who remain one of the NFL’s undefeated.

Although Cleveland has yet to lose, they did allow the Houston Texans to keep it closer than Browns fans would have liked in Week 2.

With Justin Fields getting his first start of the season, this game will be one of the most-watched of the weekend based on that reason alone. But, there will be many reasons to tune in.

The Bears are coming off a narrow victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, but the game felt a whole lot more lopsided due to the Bears’ defense coming up big. Now sitting at 1-1, Chicago goes on the road to face a 2-0 Browns team that many picked as an AFC favorite prior to the season.

In a Week 3 matchup with a top AFC contender, the Chicago Bears should not be considered heavy underdogs.

While it’s easy for a fan to go into this game feeling worried, there are actually reasons to be hopeful. Sure, the obvious reason is due to the fact that the Bears will have Fields under center. That’s obvious.

Fields certainly gives the Bears the best chance to win, which is something Matt Nagy still hasn’t figured out yet. But, he’ll get to see what everybody else sees on Sunday.

Other than Fields, though, the Bears actually have some advantages in this one. Chicago has plenty of reason to feel confident going up against a team like the Browns, and it actually starts in the passing game, believe it or not.