Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?
I always like the Chicago Bears.
And they can’t drop two home division games and expect to win the NFC North.
Trite, Boring Thoughts on the Vikings
- Dalvin Cook has been the best running back in the sport through three weeks, averaging a staggering 6.6 yards per attempt on 66 carries. Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison have built Minnesota’s offense around the run game and subsequently taken the pressure off Kirk Cousins. They are a team built to play with the lead.
- But the Bears are allowing 68.7 yards a game on the ground. So something’s gotta give.
- Cousins has only thrown 63 passes this season. That’s by far the lowest total in the league, 22 fewer than the 31st ranked 49ers. That’s 40 fewer passes than the Bears have attempted this season! When Cousins had to pass – against the Packers – he completed 43.8% of his passes to a rating of 52.9. This is a bad, bad match-up for the Vikings quarterback.
- A few players who jumped off Vikings tape:
- Rookie Irv Smith Jr. is working out of the slot and adds a terrific dimension to their receiving corps as a high-percentage throw/catch guy.
- Eric Wilson was all over the field against the Raiders, registering 11 tackles and 2 sacks. (He started in place of Anthony Barr.) Wilson is one of those defenders the OL must account for at the snap.
Tweet of the Week
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— 41 Strange (@41Strange) September 23, 2019