Chicago Cubs: This year’s Chicago Bears reminiscent of 2015 Cubs team

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Bringing back excitement to Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears are showing they’re the real deal, much the same as the Chicago Cubs did a few short years ago.

On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Bears played the most meaningful game at Soldier Field in a half-decade or so. They welcomed in the rival Green Bay Packers with a shot at the NFC North championship on the line.

After blowing a game against this Packers team early in the season, the Bears were hungry – and it showed in a way I haven’t seen since watching the Chicago Cubs back in 2015.

No one really expected the Bears to be good after going 5-11 in the 2017-18 season. Then, the club pried defensive monster Khalil Mack away from the Los Angeles Raiders – and everything changed.

Sound familiar? It should.

This young, scrappy team has consistently played like they have nothing to lose while growing as individuals and a team over the course of the season to date. And it wasn’t so long ago the Cubs were that team – underrated with nothing to lose and everything to prove.