Bears forced to quickly turn focus to Lions
5:21 PM ET
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Less than 12 hours after the Chicago Bears earned their most important regular-season victory in close to a decade, coach Matt Nagy is already bracing for one of the tightest turnarounds in league history.
“I don’t think there are many coaches or players that have ever been through a Sunday night game to a day game on a Thursday, but that’s what it is,” Nagy said on Monday.
The NFL’s decision to flex Chicago’s Week 11 game against the Minnesota Vikings to Sunday night means the Bears will become the first team since the 1970 merger to play at 1 p.m. ET or earlier on three days rest immediately following a prime-time game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Bears (7-3), fresh off their 25-20 win over the Vikings, have to now play Thursday in Detroit where kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET.
“I have not gone back and watched the tape of the Vikings game, so we’re on to Detroit,” Nagy said. “What I saw last night was what I saw. We’re moving on here to Detroit.”
Nagy told reporters that Bears players will report to Halas Hall on