The Chicago Bears enter Week 10 with a 3-5 record and a pile of disappointing results. The team is unlikely to return back to the playoffs unless the tables turn quickly, and based on the on-field production this seems very unrealistic. Perhaps Lions fans cannot criticize too deeply, but at least there is some solace at the bottom of the division.
Few teams in the NFL have been as lopsided as the Bears in 2019. Their defense ranks in the top 10 in DVOA this year and have been as stout as ever. However, the offense ranks just 27th and has struggled to score in most contests, despite having some decent options to utilize.
Even with these issues, though, Detroit should not be too comfortable. The Lions have obviously had problems on defense and will probably surrender some points on Sunday. With many defenders dealing with injuries or poor performance, some Chicago weapons will likely have the opportunity to succeed.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Bears skill player scares you the most?
My answer: Mitchell Trubisky!!
Jokes aside, the Chicago offense has suffered from a subpar quarterback, but there are still some decent players on the squad. Rookie David Montgomery has enjoyed a modest start to his career but could be due for a bigger workload as he separates himself from the other backs. Even if this year is not going to end with huge numbers, he should have a solid pro career.
For me, the big name is Allen Robinson. The former Jaguar has done alright in his new home and seems to be the primary option for Trubisky, leading the team with 71 targets. He poses a threat to any defense with his ability to attack the ball, and if the throws were a little more accurate his production could be huge.
Other passing options like Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton, and Anthony Miller do not really move the needle for me, but keep an eye out for Tarik Cohen as well. Pass catching backs can always be a threat, especially for quarterbacks who cannot throw extremely well downfield.