Chicago Bears Week 7: Some players rising, others falling badly

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The Chicago Bears are now one-third of the way through their 2021 season, and with a record of 3-3 representing them well, have been a fairly inconsistent team thus far.

After getting blown out by the Los Angeles Rams in prime time to start the season, the Bears bounced back with a victory over the now 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals. A loss to the Cleveland Browns, followed by a 2-game win streak had Chicago sitting at 3-2.

Then came the Green Bay Packers who, led by one of the biggest enemies of Chicago sports history in Aaron Rodgers, knocked them back to .500 with a brutal win over the Bears on Sunday.

This season was never supposed to be an ultra-competitive one for the Bears, but rather about developing rookie quarterback Justin Fields and seeing what they could become in the future.

Through six games, the Chicago Bears are still working to find their way. Some players have helped, while others are a hindrance.

It’s easy to talk about a guy like Fields, who has endured rookie growing pains while also providing some eye-popping plays through his first few starts. He’s been pretty much as expected. Fields has shown the athleticism and big arm, along with battling through some rookie woes along the way.

Aside from Fields, there are many other names contributing to the current state of the Bears. If David Montgomery was healthy, we’d surely be continuing to talk about his stock soaring.

But, there are other players who have been great for the Bears as of late. Others, though, have not been so good. Through six weeks, there are a few players in particular who deserve to be called out for different reasons.