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How Chicago Bears players dealt with rumors about Matt Nagy's job status. Their reward for beating the winless Detroit Lions - after a chaotic, confusing week - is relief

Posted On: Dec 5, 2021   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Cole Kmet had to turn off his phone this week.
Enough thoughts already were racing through the Chicago Bears tight end's head as he tried to prepare for Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions on a short week while also sifting through a blizzard of rumors about coach Matt Nagy's job status .
He didn't need to add questions from his friends and family to the mix, as much as the Chicago-area native might understand the craving for info about a bizarre week in Lake Forest .
“I'm not going to lie, it's tough,” Kmet said of the Bears' week. “You don't know what's true, what's not. Then you see things that are true because you were there for them , and you wonder how those things get out.
“So there's a lot of confusion in that sense. But at the end of the day, you've got to just block it out and go play football.”
Bears players focused well enough to eke out a 16-14 victory over the 0-10-1 Lions on Cairo Santos' 28-yard field goal as time expired, prompting quarterback Andy Dalton to use the words “some relief”...

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