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Allen Robinson says Bears ‘not looking too far ahead’ as they aim to claim division crown

Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson

The Chicago Bears have gone from a team not really talked about, to a team that could make a run at the playoffs, to a team that is in good shape to win the NFC North. Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson knows what the team has in front of them, but he insists they’re focused on one week at a time and aren’t looking ahead to anything bigger just yet.

“For us, it’s just about taking it one week at a time,” Robinson said via 670 The Score. “That’s the biggest thing for the team, is not looking too far ahead. Our main is to win the division. We still got division opponents, we still got to take it week by week, because every game counts. The better you play, the better you got to play in this league. This late in the season, every game is important.”

The trade for Khalil Mack lifted the Bears right before the season started and gave the locker room a real sense they could win this season. Mitchell Trubisky has taken a huge step forward under first-year coach Matt Nagy and has flashed glimpses of what the front office saw in him when they traded up to get him last year.

The Bears play the New York Giants on Sunday, and there are still some questions about the status of Trubisky. The second-year man is dealing with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss Chicago’s last game against the Detroit Lions.

If Trubisky can’t go, the Bears will again turn to Chase Daniel, who acquitted himself nicely in Detroit. Robinson and the Bears’ other weapons can make life easier on Daniel, and there’s also that dominant defense to rely on.