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Instant Reactions: D'Onta Foreman and Tyson Bagent lead Chicago Bears to first home win in over a year
For the first time in over a year, Chicago Bears fans went home happy.
And they have a couple of backups to thank for it.
D’Onta Foreman carried the ball 16 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns while adding another score through the air. Rookie Tyson Bagent looked more than serviceable in his first NFL start, completing 21-of-29 passes for 162 yards in a turnover-free game for the Bears.
The victory was the first for the Bears since beating the Texans on September 25, 2022, a span that lasted 10 games. The team is now 2-5 as they head to Los Angeles to play the Chargers on Sunday Night Footbal.
Shoutout to Luke Getsy for a great game plan. From the very start, he called plays that negated Max Crosby and he stuck to the run game. That made life much easier for rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent, who was making his first NFL start. Bagent managed the game and then some, looking calm and confident the entire way. He certainly did not look like a backup quarterback. And of course the defense did their job too. Brian Hoyer was inaccurate all day, but Matt Eberflus’ unit continues to trend in the right direction.
Tyson Bagent played within himself. He didn’t do too much and executed the game plan to the best of his ability. He got the ball out on time and distrubted the ball to his playmakers. Eight Bears caught a pass. The rushing tandem of D’Onta Foreman and Darrynton Evans ran for over 100 yards. Foreman scored three touchdowns. Most importantly, the offense played relatively clean. No turnovers, and Bagent was only sacked twice despite Maxx Crosby staring him down all game. The defense made it difficult for Brian Hoyer and Aidan O’Connell to move the ball through the air, and the defense finished with three interceptions. Tremaine Edmunds got Hoyer first, and then Jaylon Johnson sealed the game with his pick-6. Johnson later intercepted O’Connell, too. The Bears played a complete game on all three phases and secured their second victory of the season.
Never a doubt. I’ll admit I didn’t have the Bears routing the Raiders on my prediction sheet. Live and learn. Bears were 8-12 on 3rd down — and that was the Bagent impact in his first start. On to the Chargers we come.
Greg Braggs Jr.
Efficient day all around from the Bears. Tyson Bagent epitomized efficiency on a day where he made all the simple throws and let the players make the plays after the catch. The run game was consistent and efficient. The coaches stuck with it all game and it paid off. The defense kept everything Hoyer was throwing in front of them and Tyrique Stevenson + Jaylon Johnson battled all day with Devante Adams. Which resulted in 2 INTs for JJ, including a pick 6 which will help his argument at the negotiating table. The Bears hadn’t won a home game in 392 days. That streak is finally over. Next step, let’s see if Flus and the Bears can actually have their 1st winning streak in his tenure as head coach. Beautiful day across the board in Chicago. It’s just nice to win one.
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