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Can Tyson Bagent remain undefeated as the Chicago Bears starter?
The rookie out of Division II Shepherd University will have a much tougher challenge in his second week, traveling across the country for a nationally-televised Sunday Night Football date with the Los Angeles Chargers.
With the Bears defense having turned things around these past three weeks, there’s a chance that Bagent and the offense can put up enough points to move to 3-5 on the season. But his offensive line will still have their hands full trying to stop a Chargers defense that includes both Joey Bosa and former friend Khalil Mack.
Here’s how we see this one shaking out:
Adam Hoge (2-5) — Chargers 23, Bears 20
My gut is telling me the Bears will win this game. My head is telling me they need to prove they can win two in a row before I assume they can do it. The good news? I’ve been terrible at these predictions all year
Nicholas Moreano (2-5) — Chargers 27, Bears 24
The Chargers have a talented roster and have lost some close games this season. Against the Dolphins, Titans and Cowboys, the Chargers have lost by a combined eight points. The 31-17 loss to the Chiefs last week was the Chargers’ one game that got away. The Bears are not the Chiefs, and even though I think Tyson Bagent can have an efficient day on offense, it will not be enough to overcome all the defensive playmakers: Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa and Derwin James Jr.
Corey Wootton (2-5) — Chargers 28, Bears 21
Bears can’t generate enough pressure on Justin Herbert and stop Keenan Allen. Khalil Mack has a monster game against his old team
Will DeWitt (3-4) — Bears 24, Chargers 21
I’m not guzzling the Bears kool-aid, but I’m definitely giving it a sip this week! The team really has turned things around in multiple key categories, and as long as they continue along this track, they’ll be right in this game. Sprinkle in some complementary football and that right there equals a win on Sunday night. Their first time winning back-to-back since 2021.
Greg Braggs Jr. (3-4) — Chargers 27, Bears 17
I just have a hard time believing the Bears can go on the road with the same recipe as they did in their win last Sunday at home. I expect the Chargers to box it in on defense, defend the underneath routes and quick passes and force Tyson Bagent to throw downfield more. And while the Bears defense has turned a corner they have yet to beat a quarterback the caliber of Justin Herbert. Hope they prove me wrong but I think the Bears lose and Matt Eberflus is still looking for his first two-game winning streak as a head coach for the Chicago Bears.
Mark Carman (4-3) — Bears 31, Chargers 23
All aboard the Bagent Train and ride it! All in, It’s the choo choo. Can’t wait for Sunday night!
Kevin Kaduk (2-5) — Chargers 21, Bears 13
Tyson Bagent and the Bears are free to prove me wrong again for the second straight week. The defense has been improved, but Justin Herbert is a step up from some of the quarterbacks that unit has excelled against lately.
Jake Flannigan (2-5) — Bears 27, Chargers 24 (OT)
The Chargers D struggles to stop the run game and Bagent also makes them pay through the air. It’s a tight one, but in the end a Santos kick wins it in overtime.
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