Bears get Matt Nagy a win and end their losing streak, even if it means little in the long run – The Athletic

DETROIT — The Bears didn’t care how they won. It won’t matter to them in the moment that the offense mustered 16 points against the last-place and winless Lions and that the game wasn’t pretty by any stretch.

They just needed a win.

“Yeah, I mean, a lot going on this week, so for us to kind of come together and get that win there, it just feels good to break that streak,” tight end Cole Kmet said. “We were having fun out there, which is good. We weren’t executing like we wanted to the whole game, but at the end of the day, we executed when it mattered and ended up getting that win.”

It doesn’t change the fact that the team is 4-7. It doesn’t erase the drama of the week, the five-game losing streak or where this team sits in the NFL. It won’t make anyone feel better about what this team can do the rest of the season or what the future is like beyond 2021. And it probably didn’t save anyone’s job.

It was a win on Thanksgiving for a group of players and coaches that had to have it.

That’s what coach Matt Nagy wanted to focus on after the 16-14 win on Cairo Santos’ game-winning field goal over the Lions.

“What I care about are these players and coaches,” Nagy said. “That’s what I care about. Because they’re the ones that are out there sacrificing their time and energy to get this win. They deserve this.

“There’s always gonna be distractions. It’s how you handle them.

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