The Chicago Bears participated in some Christmas Eve football against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. There was a full NFL slate to kick off the holiday weekend and the Bears were a part of it against one of the best teams in the NFL. This one took place in frigid temperatures.
At 3-11, the Chicago Bears came in with one of the worst records in the NFL. On the contrary, the Buffalo Bills came in at 11-3 which is one of the best records in the league. If the Bills don’t win the Super Bowl later this season, they will be considered one of the league’s failures.
When a team like the Bears faces a team like the Bills, it is always scary for the fans of the lesser team. However, the Bears have played well against a lot of the contenders that they have played this year. They were never going to beat the Bills but it was good to see them keep it close at first.
The Bills eventually outclassed the Bears and won the game by a final score of 35-13. Justin Fields made some plays early in the game but this was certainly not his best performance this season. We have seen him be a lot more dynamic this season but the Bills had a plan for him.
The Chicago Bears lost but they won in the long term of their franchise.
As of right now, the Bears are projected to be making the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. That could be franchise-altering for the Bears so seeing them lose again isn’t the worst thing in the world. This is their NFL-leading 8th straight loss.
What is it going to take for the Bears to get into the same realm as the Bills? Well, they need Fields to become as impactful as Josh Allen who is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Buffalo has also surrounded him with lots of great weapons including an offensive line.
The defense of the Bills is very good as well which certainly helps them win. Their running game has been a weakness this season but that has even been getting better lately. If they can keep it up, a deep playoff run should be ahead of them.
It is a shame that this type of matchup has to go this way but there is light at the end of the tunnel. With how the Bears played against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, it was fair to expect more of that this time around against another Super Bowl contender but Buffalo was too much.
Nw, the Bears have two more games. The first is against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field and then they will close the season at Soldier Field against the Minnesota Vikings. As mentioned before, we can only hope that they play well but continue to help their draft stock.