The Chicago Bears will look to rebound after their heartbreaking 17-16  loss to the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field last week. The Bears will visit Lincoln Financial Field, where they last played in 2017 during the John Fox era and lost 31-3. Nothing needs to be said about last season’s playoff game that is still etched in every Bear fan’s brain. The Bears will need to attack the Eagles’ secondary for big plays to win this game as the run game could be limited due to a ferocious Eagles’ defensive front.

After a dominate running performance by the Bears against the Chargers, the Bears could only manage one touchdown after multiple trips inside the red zone. The positive takeaway from the game is that Nagy committed to the run game and pounded the rock 38 times against the Chargers versus 7 times against the Saints.

The Chicago Bears come into this game at 3-4 on a three-game losing streak. Currently, the Bears ranked 29th in offense with 281.4 yards per game. They are 26th in the league in rushing with 83.1 yards per game and will need to come out strong their first series to help set the tone offensively in this game. Mitch Trubisky only has five touchdowns and 3 interceptions on the season and to show more poise in the pocket. He needs to set his feet and consistently deliver deep passes to help keep balance in the offense. If Trubisky can keep drives alive and if Nagy can be less predictable in his plan calling than recent games, the Bears will have a chance to win this game. In addition, the defense will need to limit the Eagles running game similar to what they did against the Vikings in Week 4.

The Philadelphia Eagles come into this game at 4-4 with a 31-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on an impressive ground performance by former Bears’ running back, Jordan Howard. Without Akiem Hicks anchoring the middle of the defensive line, the Bears have been gashed in the run game allowing 118.66 yards in the three games since Hicks dislocated his elbow against the Raiders. The Eagles have a trio of running backs in Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and Darren Sproles who are all effective in the run and pass game. Doug Pederson will look to establish the run early, much like the Bears, in hopes of opening up their passing game. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 22nd in offense with 343.8 yards per game. They are 13th in the league in rushing with 125 yards per game. The Eagles are optimistic DeSean Jackson will be active for this game, as he has been recovering from an abdominal injury. He poses a deep threat in the passing game while Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery will look to establish themselves in the underneath routes against the Bears secondary.

Prediction: This game will be a challenge for the Bears, who need to find their mojo on offense and defense. Nagy and Pederson coached together on the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles under Andy Reid. While the two are good friends, a significant challenge will be in fooling the other in their respective game plans. The Bears improved their rushing defense in shutting down the Chargers last week and will look to do the same to Philly this week. Offensively, the passing game for the Bears needs to improve. Trubisky has been thinking too much instead of reading and reacting. Both of his turnovers last week were committed by thinking too much. Unfortunately, we have seen this far too often this season . The Eagles will take advantage of Mitch’s fragile psyche and force him into poor decisions that will doom the Bears in the end.

Final Score: Eagles 24, Bears 14.