LeGERE: Hub, I believe there are several factors favoring a Bears snap back vs. the Seahawks. First off, it’s the home opener, and as disappointed as the fans are, I think they’ll have long forgotten the Green Bay collapse and give the home team a huge boost. Second, it’s another primetime affair, so the Bears know they have an ideal opportunity to atone and show a national audience they’re better than what they showed in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Third, I think they can take solace in the knowledge that Aaron Rodgers — one of the best ever to play the game — beat them. Fourth, I don’t believe the positive vibe that Matt Nagy has infused this team with will be diminished by one poor performance, as deflating as it was.
Lastly, Khalil Mack will be even better with one more week in the system, Roquan Smith will be better with an additional week of practice and another week removed from his hamstring injury and Leonard Floyd will be more comfortable playing with the protective club on his injured right hand.