Maya Akai of SportsZone Chicago joined “9 Good Minutes” this week to talk about the Bears along with the White Sox and Bulls on WGN News Now.
CHICAGO – At last the streak is over for the Bears, ending just short of a year after it began.
But after 14 consecutive losses, there is still a lot for this team to prove, starting with their ability to get a winning streak going. Like many things for the Bears when it comes to success, it’s been a while since they pulled that off.
The team has yet to win consecutive games under head coach Matt Eberflus, last winning two in a row under Matt Nagy in Weeks 16 & 17 in 2021.
They’ll have a decent shot to do so when they host the Vikings on Sunday at Noon at Soldier Field as they face a team that’s also 1-4 on the season. They’ll roll into Chicago without their best player, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who is on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Yet a win doesn’t solve everything for the Bears, who endured a nightmare start to the year and still have plenty of improvements to make in order to recover from four-straight losses to begin the season. Fans are curious if the offense can keep up what has been a strong two weeks and whether Justin Fields can continue the best passing stretch of his career.
Meanwhile, the team is looking for consistency from a defense that’s still dealing with a few injuries while trying to drum up some chemistry with a fair amount of new players.
Maya Akai of SportsZone Chicago joined “9 Good Minutes” on WGN News Now ahead of the Vikings game to talk about the Bears along with the outlooks for the Bulls’ upcoming season and the White Sox offseason.
You can watch her conversation with Larry Hawley in the video above.