CHICAGO – With all the hardships going on around the team over the past month and then the COVID-19 issues over the past week, there isn’t much to smile about when it comes to the Bears at the moment.
It’s hard not only to think of disappointment when it comes to the Matt Nagy era for the Bears, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, one only had to look three years into the past to see a time when the future was bright for the new head coach in Chicago.
It was December 16, 2018, when the Bears beat the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field to win the NFC North championship. Mitchell Trubisky unleashed a pair of touchdown passes, the defense destroyed Aaron Rodgers five times, and the end was a celebration of almost a decade of waiting.
The Bears’ 24-17 win over Green Bay was their first home game against the opponent since 2010, and also gave them their first championship since that year. It ushered in a celebration on the pitch, with fans in the stands, along with a memorable “Club Dub” in the dressing room.
Larry Hawley reflected on that moment in this edition of “Throwback Thursday” on WGN News Now. You can see that in the video above.
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/throwback-thursday-when-matt-nagys-bears-were-crowned-nfc-north-champions-in-2018/ Thursday is back: When Matt Nagy’s Bears was crowned the 2018 NFC North Champion