Podcast: Hooray! Bears appear to have a professional operation again

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The Chicago Bears kicked off the Matt Eberflus era with a comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers, which felt like a breath of fresh air for this team.

The H.I.T.S. principle was in full effect for Chicago, where the Bears played smart, discipled football. They won the turnover battle (2-1) and committed just three penalties for 24 yards (compared to San Francisco’s 12 for 99 yards).

It was a rough start for Chicago’s offense in the first half, where they were held scoreless and quarterback Justin Fields completed just 3-of-9 passes for 19 yards and an interception.

But then something amazing happened. The Bears made halftime adjustments and scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to outlast the 49ers, with some help from Chicago’s defense, and start the season 1-0.

The performance spoke to what we can expect from Eberflus’ squad this season: a hard-fought effort that should keep them competitive in most games they play this season, including against Green Bay.

As the Bears gear up for a prime-time showdown against the Packers, host Ryan O’Leary (@RyanO_Leary) and myself (@AlyssaBarbieri) discuss Eberflus’ strong debut as head coach, Fields’ impressive second half and preview the matchup against Green Bay.

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