Nagy è stato collegato a rapporti all'inizio della settimana che affermavano che sarebbe stato licenziato dopo la partita dei Lions. ESPN ha abbattuto il rapporto, dicendo che a Nagy era stato detto che le voci iniziali non erano vere. Indipendentemente, Nagy and the Bears needed a win Thursday against the winless Lions and did just that.
Thanks to mismanagement at the end of the game, Andy Dalton led an 18-play drive that was capped off with a game-winning field goal from Cairo Santos. Chicago ha vinto la partita 16-14.
“As far as the game, the only thing I can do is give complete appreciation and thanks to the players and coaches. I can’t ask for anything more. intendo, this is a special group across the board. Sai, obviously stating the obvious, we’ve been through some stuff. Distractions the last couple days, but it just proves to who they are, you know what I mean? What type of fighters they are, what type of winners they are,” Nagy said after the game.
“There’s just an appreciation that I and we as coaches have for them because they’re the ones that had to go out and do it today. Sai, when you look at the game, I want to compliment Detroit. So che non è facile. But at the same point and time, I know that they’ve got great coaches and great players and that was a difficult game. Guys stepping up for us, across the board.”
He credited the team for fighting through “distractions.”
“I think everybody understands with the distractions that we had, that we fought through it. Così, there was a report that came out that was false and that’s where it started. And then we had practice and we continued with our days. We had our practices like we normally would, and I cleared it up with the team. As I think everybody is aware, the next day [Bears Chairman George McCaskey] came in and had a good talk with the team and confirmed that that wasn’t true. And then we went about our business.”
The Bears moved to 4-7 con la vittoria. Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak.