The Chicago Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. They came into the weekend with a record of 1-5 which only trailed the winless Carolina Panthers. It has been a disaster from the start and it may not be getting better and time soon.
However, they did pull out a miracle on Sunday. They took on the Las Vegas Raiders at Soldier Field for some Week 7 action. They are coming off a tough loss to the Minnesota Vikings where Justin Fields was injured. Tyson Bagent made his first career NFL start.
For the first time in over calendar year, the Bears won a game at home. They had one win so far this season before Sunday but it came on the road against the Washington Commanders. Now, they have their second win and first at home. That is worth celebrating.
Bagent had a good first game as a starter. He wasn’t throwing the ball all over the place but he executed the game plan well. He went 21/29 for 162 yards and a touchdown pass. He did not throw a single interception.
The Chicago Bears finally did what they needed to do to win a home game.
Chicago’s receivers did a good job in this game as well. Of course, like usual, they were led by D.J. Moore who did a great job. He made eight receptions for 54 yards. Darnell Mooney was second with four receptions for 32 yards.
They spread the ball out well as 8 unique players had at least one reception. Running back D’Onta Foreman had the one touchdown reception out of the backfield. He made three total receptions for 31 yards along with the one score he had.
Foreman also led the team in rushing. He had 16 carries for 89 yards on the ground which is a pretty good game when you add it to his receiving game. They also spread the ball around on the ground too as five different players rushed it at least once.
The defense played very well. It was Brian Hoyer on the other side with Jimmy Garoppolo injured so it was somewhat expected but they can still feel good about having a good game. The star of the game on defense was Jaylon Johnson who had two interceptions.
Now, the Bears have something to build on. It was against an ailing Raiders team but an NFL win is an NFL win. With it being over a year since winning a home game (9/22/22), they can celebrate that too. Hopefully, there are a few more to come as this team continues trying to get better.