Playing for pride, Bears look to play spoiler
Brad Biggs (7-7)
Eliminated from playoff contention, the Bears look to close out the season with a winning record. Coaches look at effort to see if their message is getting through, and the Bears have consistently delivered that for Matt Nagy. The Chiefs represent a step up in class and they are loaded with speed at the skill positions, which will be problematic if the Bears defensive backs are sloppy in tackling as they were last week. Offensively, the Bears aren’t equipped for a shootout. We’ll see if the Bears defense can keep it close. The Chiefs defense has been better of late, allowing 17 points or fewer in each of their last four games.
Rich Campbell (6-8)
The Bears will be competitive because they’re a prideful, committed group and because they have one of the best defenses in the NFL. They have played their best when the pressure is off, and that’s the case Sunday with the playoffs out of reach. But the Chiefs are getting healthy on offense, and they’re the superior team.
Colleen Kane (9-5)
Even though the Bears are out of the playoff race, there’s plenty of motivation this week, especially for coach Matt Nagy facing his mentor, Andy Reid, and for Mitch Trubisky facing the quarterback he’s always compared with, Patrick Mahomes. The Bears are capable of staying away from an embarrassment, but the Chiefs offense is too much for them to match.
Dan Wiederer (8-6)
The Bears’ track record of slow starts on offense is problematic, and against an opponent as explosive as this one, it could put them in chase mode very early.