Chicago Bears: 3 Observations from Week 12 win vs. Giants

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The Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants in Week 12, inching closer to the even point. Here are my observations from the game.

The struggling Chicago Bears took on the struggling New York Giants at Soldier Field in Week 12. The Bears came away with a 19-14. It was an ugly win but it counts. With a 5-6 record, they now go to Detroit to face the Lions in a Thanksgiving battle. A win there and the Bears are back to the even point.

The offense showed more than it had in the past month or so but it also continued to display the frustrating deficiencies that keep them from performing well consistently.

The defense again did the major work in getting the win. The Bears were aided by the failures of the Giants’ special teams, specifically their kicker, who missed two field goals that would have made the game look differently. The Bears got to see what other teams saw in their kicking woes.

While the Bears offense continued to make mistakes that wipe out big plays, it was resilient enough to come back and make more big plays to come away with the victory. On other occasions, the offense continues to make their mistakes and won’t come back until it’s too late or almost too late to win.

The good news in this frustrating season is that the team is still playing together, trying to overcome miscues. There hasn’t been any finger-pointing and they’ve battled in every game. The only game in which they were blown out was against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7. Even then, however, they did score two touchdowns to make it respectable.

Fans have called for the firing of general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy, Some like to compare Nagy to Marc Trestman. The players quit on Trestman, though. These players are still playing hard for Nagy. There is a difference. Nagy and Pace need to start fixing these problems if they want to see the players continue to play hard for them, however.

Here are my observations from this win.