Well, after dropping back-to-back games to the the Packers and Lions, marking a six-game losing streak, the Chicago Bears officially have better odds at a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft than they do a spot in the 2020 playoffs. After starting 5-1. Go figure.
And ahead of their Sunday afternoon meeting with the Houston Texans (and all the painful reminders of what possibly could have been at quarterback … and how the organization failed in that respect) they also have a pretty full injury report.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) December 9, 2020
The good news is that while Jimmy Graham, Akiem Hicks, and Danny Trevathan all sat out today, none of them are nursing any acute injuries that should keep them out this week. It’s only Wednesday and those guys are veterans, on a struggling team, who are just getting rest.
But while the Wednesday argument makes you feel a little better for some, I don’t love seeing Khalil Mack (shoulder) and Buster Skrine (concussion) on the shelf with Watson coming to town (then again, the Bears could probably use the best pick they can get, so …).
On the other side of the ball, Darnell Mooney didn’t play for personal reasons and Allen Robinson was limited (knee), but to be completely honest, the Bears offense hasn’t given us much of a reason to feel anything at all about that. So. Whatever. I hope everyone is healthy. I hope everyone comes back. And I’ll be rooting for the Bears to win on Sunday. This has been a depressing season. I should let Luis do the next injury report.