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Some will watch the Bears' remaining five games because they’re Bears fans. They love their team and they are there through thick or thin.

Others of us will watch closely because it’s our job.

And there are those of us who will watch because we know that an NFL game between even the worst of teams in the league is still better entertainment than any other sport out there.

I find myself wondering now, what should I be watching for?

Should John Fox be retained as head coach?

Obviously, this is never an easy decision to make and clearly Fox has failed badly in his second season running the Bears. But how much of it is Fox’s fault?

You can argue that the defense has been what was expected and possibly even better when you weigh injuries and suspensions.

Fox’s failure has been on offense, where his club also has been riddled with injuries and a key suspension to Alshon Jeffery, but where nothing has gone right from Day 1.

The biggest problem has been offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains’ insistence on ignoring the run even though it is clearly the strength of the unit, and what has appeared to be no feel at all for calling plays.

If Fox is to be axed for missing on the hiring of Loggains to replace Adam Gase, then you can argue Ryan Pace should go for hiring Fox.

That would be a huge mistake, as I believe Pace has shown some promise through all the bad luck and bad health, so it seems the obvious answer is Fox deserves another year to get this right, with the understanding he will replace Loggains and get that spot right.

There is nothing to watch at quarterback right now, as the best Matt Barkley or David Fales has to offer is the potential to develop as backups, so the next most important thing to watch is the play of Bobby Massie and Charles Leno Jr.

Unless these two make significant strides over the next five weeks, they both need to be replaced.

What’s working in the NFL right now is star-studded O-lines in front of stud running backs.

The biggest improvement in that Titans team you just saw – 3-13 last year, 6-6 right now – is as much or more the two first-round tackles, Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin, as it is Marcus Mariota.

The Bears need at least one from among the group of wideouts we saw dropping as many balls as they caught in the second half Sunday, and now they need Daniel Braverman to prove he can be a dependable No. 3 who will never drop a throw on third down.

Even if Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White are back next year and are who you want them to be, another wideout is needed.

On defense, we assume Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan will be back and will be good, and Tracy Porter already has a ring and can anchor one corner for the Bears for another couple of years.

Akiem Hicks, Willie Young and Pernell McPhee are nice pieces going forward as well.

But McPhee isn’t going to be the 60-minute game changer the Bears hoped for with that knee, so Leonard Floyd has to get back on the field and prove he can be.

You also really want to see Eddie Goldman healthy enough to play 60 minutes and regularly being disruptive when he does.

Another huge plus will be if any of Deiondre' Hall, Deon Bush or Cre’Von LeBlanc can become regular playmakers.

If all of that happens, the Bears can go into the offseason knowing that a needs list of quarterback, safety, offensive tackle, tight end and pass rusher will allow them to take a serious step forward next year, if they can hit in the draft and free agency in each of those areas.

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