Five weeks into the season, the Chicago Bears have found a way to disappoint fans on a national showing twice already and trail by three games in the NFC North.
One could assume this isn’t exactly the start a team who hosted the NFC Championship Game last season needed to get off to.
The Bears (2-3) are looking way up at the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers (5-0) and surprising kings of the comeback Detroit Lions (5-0). What a predicament to be in already. Keep in mind both the Packers and Lions have head-to-head wins already versus the Bears.
Chicago has no one to blame but itself for the lack of execution on the field. Aside from a Week 1 domination of the Atlanta Falcons, the Bears have failed to play solid, consistent football. Penalties, turnovers and allowing big plays defensively have caused a large hole in the Bears’ ship that is filling the boat faster than Chicago can bail it out.
If things are going to get righted in this second quarter of the season and beyond, certain players and coaches need to step up their play. Football is a game of adjustments, and the Bears are getting awfully close to having their backs up against a wall.
Here are the top 10 Bears personnel who have to take it to the next level: