1.) Rely on the Run
The Bears are without Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool, and possibly N’Keal Harry. This means Fields’ receiver options are Equanimeous St. Brown, Byron Pringle, Velus Jones Jr, and Dante Pettis. The Bears will also have Nsimba Webster, who they called up from the practice squad. However, they will have David Montgomery, Darryton Evans, and Justin Fields to lean on in the run game. With no trusted receivers, the Bears will have to rely on the run to get them down the field and into the endzone. Thankfully, their run game is something they do quite well, as the Bears have the number one rushing offense in the NFL.
2.) Limit the Damage
The Eagle’s offense is one of the best in football right now, and the Bear’s defense is the opposite. It’s going to be a very tough task for the Bear’s defense to try and stop them. They do get Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon back, but Eddie Jackson is still out, and Kindle Vildor is questionable. The Bears won’t be able to stop the Eagles, but they can try their best to limit what they do. Giving up field goals instead of touchdowns and forcing them into third downs would go a long way to a Bears win.
3.) Let Justin Fields Loose
The Bears don’t have a lot going for them lately, except one thing. Justin Fields. He has single handedly kept them in games, scored points, and given the fanbase something to cheer for. He is the reason the Bears have been in close games when they have no business being in those games. If they want a chance against the Eagles, the coaching staff needs to let Fields play to his strengths. That means designed runs, play action, and whatever else that lets Fields play his best. He is the Bears’ best bet at a win, and the play calls should reflect that.
The Bears are coming into this Week 15 matchup on a six-game losing streak, while the Eagles have only lost one game all season. There isn’t much hope for the Bears on Sunday, and most agree with that. Hopefully, Justin Fields and the offense can continue to look better and more comfortable while the defense improves. If there is a visible improvement to the offense, the game can be considered a win. Even if the offense doesn’t look good, it has a solid reason behind it. The Eagles have the best defense in the NFL, so there really isn’t much hope or momentum coming into Sunday.