The rise and fall of Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy

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Rolling with Foles

The Bears brought in Foles to compete with Trubisky for the starting job. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting how training camp was conducted, Trubisky won the job almost by default.

Trubisky led an epic comeback win in the season opener at Detroit. He looked very pedestrian against the Giants. Finally, against the Falcons, Mitch looked real bad. Nagy had enough and benched Trubisky in favor of Foles.

The “Foles Magic” is immediate as he leads the Bears back from a 26-10 hole for a 30-26 win.

The Six-Game Losing Streak

The losing streak started in Los Angeles as the Rams dominated the Bears 24-10.

The Bears came back to tie the New Orleans Saints and force overtime but lost 26-23.

The Chicago Bears tried to make a late rally the next week but lost 24-17 to the Tennessee Titans.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins–notoriously known for playing awful on Monday Night Football–looked brilliant as the Vikings won 19-13. Foles was knocked out of the game.

Following the bye week, Nagy gave up play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. The Packers still blew out the Chicago Bears 41-25 with Trubisky inserted back as starter and Lazor running the offense.

Finally, the Bears blew a 10-point lead to the Lions for a 34-30 loss.

The Bears offense scored 11 touchdowns during that losing streak. The offensive line play was abysmal. It did not help that they were injured or Nagy called a lot of pass plays.

Losing in the Playoffs Again

The Chicago Bears rally to win three of their last four games to sneak into the newly expanded playoffs as the seven seed.

Trubisky throws one of the best deep balls in his Chicago career to Javon Wims. Wims somehow lets the ball go through his hands and from that play on the Bears play super conservative on offense. They go onto to lose to the Saints 21-9 as Drew Brees wins his last playoff game.

The game was simulcast on Nickelodeon and the Bears sure like look something out of You Can’t Do That On Television.