Chicago Bears

7 takeaways from the Bears’ Week 5 loss to Vikings

There’s no such thing as a moral victory in the NFL, but for the Chicago Bears and their 2022 season, a loss can still provide hope for the future.

The Bears’ miraculous comeback in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings fell short, 29-22, in part, because of self-inflicted wounds. Wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s ill-fated decision to fight for extra yards instead of going out of bounds on what could’ve been a game-tying drive with less than two minutes left in the game ended any chance Justin Fields had at his first signature win of his career.

But the fact the Bears were even in this game, that they came back from a 21-3 first-half deficit, was proof that there’s something really exciting happening inside Halas Hall. It’s evidence that coach Matt Eberflus has this roster of mostly average talent, believing they can win every time they step on the field. There’s no quit in the 2022 Chicago Bears, and it’s a great foundation to build off of.

Here are some of the major takeaways from the Bears’ loss in Week 5.

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