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Bears Look to Bounce Back Against Saints

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Bears offense needs to evolve rapidly ahead of Saints' game.

October 29, 2020
SOURCE: JOE SCARNICI/GETTY IMAGES
SOURCE: JOE SCARNICI/GETTY IMAGES

The GIST: ICYMI, the Bears took a beating from the LA Chargers on Monday. Welp. Time for da boys to bounce back fast in time to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET / 3:25 p.m. CT.

Turn the Bears around: Monday’s loss was painful to watch. It fed the narrative that the Monsters of the Midway are just mediocre, and at 5-2, really lucky, but we refuse to listen to that rhetoric and know the Bears will adjust. The offense needs to evolve rapidly, whether that’s through head coach Matt Nagy’s play-calling or QB Nick Foles’ turnovers. Probably both.

  • The defense, which has been a strength for the Bears so far, struggled against the Chargers’ running game. It’ll be crucial to fix it for the Saints, who have relied on their RBs this season. We don’t know which Bears team we’ll get Sunday, but here’s hoping it’s nowhere close to what we saw this week.

College rundown: With most college football conferences back in action, there’s no shortage of games to watch on Saturday. The U of I Fighting Illini and Northwestern Wildcats are back for their second games, facing the Purdue Boilermakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes, respectively.

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