Bears one win away from the playoffs after blowing out Jaguars

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The Bears are closing in on an unlikely playoff berth.

Left for dead after losing six straight games to fall to 5-7, the Bears have now won three in a row to improve to 8-7 after today’s 41-17 win at Jacksonville. If the Bears beat the Packers next week, or if the Cardinals lose to the Rams next week, the Bears will be in the playoffs.

Mitchell Trubisky deserves a lot of the credit for that. It was Trubisky returning to the starting lineup in place of Nick Foles that revitalized the Bears’ offense. Chicago has scored more than 30 points in four consecutive games for the first time since 1965, when George Halas was the Bears’ coach and Gale Sayers was their offensive star.

Today Trubisky threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, did a good job of avoiding the Jaguars’ pass rush, and aside from one bad decision on an interception into the end zone, looked like he was in control of the Bears’ offense.

Chicago doesn’t have anything clinched just yet, but this late season turnaround from Trubisky and the Bears has been one of the NFL’s biggest December surprises. And now the Bears will get a chance to show what they can do in January as well.

27 responses to “Bears one win away from the playoffs after blowing out Jaguars

  1. Which Mitch shows up next week is the biggest problem the team has. If you get today’s Trubisky great they have a chance, but if you get the other version you can FORGET ABOUT ABOUT IT

  2. If they get in the playoff that just means they will keep Trubisky for probably another year. Not exactly the news Bears fans want to hear.

  3. I feel like the ugliest guy in the bar having a pretty girl flirt with me. Sadly, reality is going to slap me in the face in Green Bay next week.

    Just keep it close Bears!

  4. They played the Texans the Vikings and the jags no defense at all and now they they think they did something well to you Chicago fans this means they bring everyone back that’s great for the nfc north but they fired lovie smith wow

  5. man i hate when talkin gheads always refer to thegood or bad version of a playe- typically the quarterback. as yoda said, do or do not, there is no try. you never hear that in a courtroom- your honor my client is not guilty of murder- it was the bad side that pulled the trigger

  6. johnny316 says: “but they fired lovie smith wow”

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    I’m sick of non-Bears fans sticking for Lovie Smith! He sucked. It was time for him to go, plain and simple. He just got fired at the college level!

    He was completely clueless when it comes to offense and wouldn’t know how to hire the right OC either. And in this offensive age of the NFL he wouldn’t last two years. Anyone who hires him as HC is clueless.

  7. I wonder if this will lead to Trubisky getting a big extension and then reverting back to the QB that caused the Bears to not pick up his 5th year option.

  8. The Trubisky bashing is amusing. He should never have been benched. What he’s been guilty of is trying to do much. For the most part he’s covered up deficiencies in the offense which Foles could not do as a starter.

  9. I’m sick of non-Bears fans sticking for Lovie Smith! He sucked. It was time for him to go, plain and simple. He just got fired at the college level!

    He was completely clueless when it comes to offense and wouldn’t know how to hire the right OC either. And in this offensive age of the NFL he wouldn’t last two years. Anyone who hires him as HC is clueless.

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    81-63 with a Super Bowl visit doesn’t suck. What’s their record since?

  10. Actually I hear that the Bears are in no matter what as they have the all the tie breakers over Chicago’s old Team the Cardinals

  11. Great, now all the Chicago meatball mouths are going to come out in full force, it’s better when they’re quiet all year.

  12. charliewaffles2020 says:
    December 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm
    It’s at lambeau, the refs won’t allow the bears to even keep it close.

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    Actually, it’s at Soldier Field but don’t let a silly little thing like the facts get in the way of your whining.

  13. Trevor Lawrence might rather go to the Jets after all. They’ve won two straight and the Jags looked horrible today.

  14. Not a Bears fan but I’ve always like Trubisky, I don’t think all the failures are his fault.

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    BlackhawksBob says:
    December 27, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    Actually I hear that the Bears are in no matter what as they have the all the tie breakers over Chicago’s old Team the Cardinals
    .?.?.?.
    So if the Cardinals win the Bears lose next week and the Cardinals have a better record, help me with the math please.

  16. I’m a Bears fan and there was nothing wrong with letting Lovie Smith go. His defense was getting figured out and he couldn’t get the offense right. (Though he was a very successful head coach for the team) The problem is they didn’t replace him with the right new head coach.

    Trubisky is what he is – mediocre. Not great, not terrible. He can do okay in the right system. They’ve finally adjusted to what he does well after years of fighting it, that’s all. We still need to find the right long-term answer at QB. It’s not him. He’s not the worst option, either.

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    charliewaffles2020 says:
    December 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm
    It’s at lambeau, the refs won’t allow the bears to even keep it close
    ……
    Perhaps but the refs at Lambeau won’t have any impact since the game is played somewhere else.

  18. If the Bears win next week’s (effective) playoff game next week, then I’ll start believing in them. Until then, this Bears fan is skeptical.

  19. So if the Cardinals win the Bears lose next week and the Cardinals have a better record, help me with the math please.

    Sorry should’ve been more clear , As I didn’t see the Cards winning next week , If they remain tied the Bears win the tie breakers

  20. icouldcareless says:
    December 27, 2020 at 4:03 pm
    Which Mitch shows up next week is the biggest problem the team has. If you get today’s Trubisky great they have a chance, but if you get the other version you can FORGET ABOUT ABOUT IT

    Maybe you haven’t been watching but there has only been 1 Mitch that has showed up since he’s been back in the lineup, and that one has been really good.

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