Mic’d Up Matt Nagy Has Me Fired Up for Packers Week and Other Bears Bullets

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Mic’d Up Matt Nagy Has Me Fired Up for Packers Week and Other Bears Bullets

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It’s Packers Week! Let’s get it!

  • The Bears’ head coach has me fired up as I start writing these Bullets at 7 a.m. PT:

  • Matt Nagy brings a ton of energy to the sideline. It’s infectious. And it has me jacked up about the week ahead.
  • One of my least favorite sports clichés is “getting hot at the right time” … but doesn’t it feel like the Bears are doing just that. I mean, they have to be en fuego down the stretch in order to have a shot at making the post season. But if all things were equal, you want to be playing your best ball down the stretch against good teams.
  • Early in the season, Nagy offered up the idea of the Bears rallying from a slow start like the 2019 Washington Nationals. Baseball’s champions were off to an awful start, before slowly gaining momentum in the middle of the year, getting hot to secure a wild-card spot down the stretch, then carrying that into October where the team played its best ball. Channeling that energy would be huge for the Bears, because their next two opponents are the division leaders in the NFC North and AFC West, while the team they close the year out against is the team holding on to the final playoff spot. No big deal.
  • I’m here for the history of pro football’s longest-running rivalry:

  • The Bears and Packers have played a lot of football over the years, but not enough meaningful football against each other in my lifetime. Because the Packers are trying to salt away the division and the Bears are playing for their playoff lives, this matchup feels different. It isn’t ideal that Chicago is hanging by a thread, but there are tangible things that both sides are playing for on Sunday. This one should be good.
  • Mitch Trubisky played so well last week, Alex Brown had to represent with a jersey during the post-game show:

https://twitter.com/NBCSBears/status/1204041949738684417?s=20

  • If you want to consider the Rams game the bottoming out point for Trubisky, then I’d like to point out that he has completed 70 percent of his passes (77/110), thrown for 860 yards (286.7 per game), has more touchdowns (7) than interceptions (4), and a passer rating of 99.1. Because of his recent play, I’m actually looking forward to seeing how Trubisky finishes the season’s final three games. It is far more fun to watch football when you’re not dreading the worst-case scenario lurking around every corner.
  • A cinematic-style highlight package of the Bears’ most recent victory:

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  • A wild game between the 49ers and Saints ended with a Robbie Gould field goal as time expires because of course:

  • On the other end of the kicking spectrum:

  • Poor Jason Myers. That’s not a comp you want to be handed.
  • No matter what time zone I’m in, the Bulls continue to be maddening to watch:



Author: Luis Medina

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