The Difference Between the Bears and Browns, and Other Bullets

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The Difference Between the Bears and Browns, and Other Bullets

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Technically speaking, the regular season finale between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings has playoff implications…

… just not for the Bears.

That this game is important to the Vikings is good for the Bears, who get one last chance to prove something against a superior opponent with something on the line. Finishing the season on a high note – with further development from rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky – would be a silver lining in what has otherwise been another dark season.

Okay, bullets …

  • As of right now, the difference between Bears and Browns is that one team (the Bears) showed a commitment to finding a long-term answer at quarterback early in the draft and another (the Browns) has “successfully” avoided it. Jumping at the opportunity to take Trubisky in 2017 was controversial (and probably will be for a while), but the Browns moved out of a position to pick Carson Wentz in 2016 and Deshaun Watson a year later – that’s not great, all things considered. To be fair, Cleveland has accumulated a ton of draft capital throughout the process of avoiding star QBs … which should pay off at some point.
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  • DeShone Kizer, who the Browns picked in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, has struggled mightily and his woes continued against the Bears. Not only did Kizer throw two interceptions, he struggled to find a rhythm with top receiver Josh Gordon. I can’t imagine where the Bears offense would be if Trubisky had a receiver as talented as Gordon to throw to, but I’d love to dream on that possibility.
  • The celebrations just won’t stop during the holiday season. We’d like to wish a very happy birthday (and many more) to this guy right here:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.