The Bears defeated the New York Giants, 19-14, on Sunday at Soldier Field, but there were still moments during the win that had Bears fans expressing their frustration with the team.
Safety Eddie Jackson has been outspoken against fans booing him and his teammates, and after Sunday's win, running back Tarik Cohen said he doesn't think it's a necessary reaction from the home-field crowd.
"We feel their frustration," Cohen said after the game," but the boos are definitely not necessary, because we’re not booing each other, so I don’t understand why if you’re a fan of somebody, how could you boo them when they’re going through a hardship? So, we don’t care. The boos or the yells and screams for us, it doesn’t faze us anymore, so we hear them, but it’s just nothing."
Cohen finished Week 12 with six carries for 25 yards and added 29 yards on seven receptions. He was Chicago's most productive running back, outgaining David Montgomery who managed just 22 yards on 13 carries.
Cohen said the Bears have adopted an "us against the world" mentality and with their record now sitting at 5-6, they'll need to maintain that underdog approach to make any kind of run at a postseason berth.
The odds are certainly stacked against the Bears to make the final five games meaningful again, which is the underlying reason why their fans are so frustrated. The season began with championship aspirations, but now 11 games in, the Bears are still struggling to hold off the lowly Giants late in games.
Still, a win is a win. And the more victories the Bears can stack together, the quicker the boos will fall silent.Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of the Bears.