Bears’ offense accomplished rare feat in Sunday’s win over Jaguars

Bryan Perez
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The Bears’ offense is putting up points at a pace that’s rarely seen in Chicago. In fact, it’s been 35 years since the team has scored at its current pace.

You read that right: 35 years.

Sunday’s 41-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars marked the first time since 1965 that the Bears’ offense has scored more than 30 points in four consecutive games.

I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s a thing for sure, and it’s because of the suddenly powerful running game and a (hold your breath) improved Mitch Trubisky.

Trubisky finished Sunday’s win completing 21-of-35 passes for 265 yards with two touchdowns and one (boneheaded) interception. He added a rushing touchdown for good measure. Trubisky’s thrown seven touchdowns to just two interceptions across the last four games; the Bears are 3-1 over that stretch.

What does all this mean for Chicago’s playoff hopes? At worst, it makes Week 17’s finale against the Green Bay Packers a meaningful game. It’s essentially a home playoff game for the Bears who can secure the NFC’s final wild-card spot with a victory. Chicago can still back into the playoffs with an Arizona Cardinals loss, but it’s better to get to the tournament with momentum.

It’s taken a while to get here, but Matt Nagy’s offense (driven by Bill Lazor’s playcalling) is finally taking shape.