The Chicago Bears played arguably their best game of the season in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky went 25-32 for 271 yards and touchdown as the Bears defeated the Bengals, 33-7, on the road. Prior to the game, 10/10 ESPN NFL experts picked the Bengals to win that game.
The Bears noticed and tweeted out some friendly advice for those experts.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 10, 2017
In fairness to those experts, the Bears haven’t provided much of a reason to have confidence in them. Prior to their victory against the Bengals they had lost five consecutive games, and had only scored 25 or more points once during the 2017 season.
Maybe they were simply due for win. Of their five consecutive losses, only a defeat on the road against the NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles was by more than one possession.
The roster does not lack talent. Running back Jordan Howard rushed for 147 yards against the Bengals, which gives him more than 1,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season. Also, the defense has kept their games competitive for most of the season.
With the return of 2016 leading wide receiver Cameron Meredith next season, if the Bears can add more depth at that position maybe the experts will pick them to win more often.