While you never want to label a game in the first half of the season a “must win Blue Dion Sims Jersey
,” the Chicago Bears match-up against the New York Jets is starting to feel that way. If the Bears win, they a 4-3 and heading to Buffalo to play one of the worst teams in the NFL. If the Bears lose, they are 3-4, last in the NFC North, and have 3 of their next 4 games against NFC North opponents. If the Bears want to do more than simply take a step forward this year, they are going to need to beat the Jets. If the Bears squeak by in this game, or heaven forbid lose it, I will be very worried. That would mean that there are some bad trends on this team, especially on defense, that we didn’t expect. If the Bears follow my keys to the game however, they should be just fine. Keys to the GamePlay your Game: The Bears cannot allow the Jets to alter what they want to do offensively. If the Bears play “their game,” they should have no issues. Regardless of whether or not Allan Robinson plays on Sunday Blue Tarik Cohen Jersey
, the Bears have more weapons than the Jets can cover. If the offensive line holds up and Mitch Trubisky can hit his targets, the Bears should easily score 30+ points. Get Back on Track: Vic Fangio has had 2 very poor games in a row. His usage of his players has been head-scratching at best. If Fangio gets back to just letting this team and the players do what they do best, then the defense should be fine. No more playing coverage with pass rushers and putting your coverage linebackers on the bench. Don’t get cute, just play straight-up, and this defense will do its job. The X-Factor: Special teams were a bit of a disaster last week. The Bears were previously one of the top-5 special teams units in the NFL prior to last week, and I expect a rebound. Look for the Chris Tabor to call a trick play or 2 to get this unit back to having some fun on the field. No doubt there are a few players on special teams that took that performance personally, and the best way to reverse those feelings is to have some big plays.What are your keys to the game? If the Bears want to avoid slipping under .500 and lose their grasp on a playoff berth following the 2018 season, then they cannot lose to the Jets here. One week after sitting both outside linebacker Khalil Mack and wide receiver Allen Robinson II, the Chicago Bears may be prepared to do it again on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Officially they are both listed as questionable, but they were on the same practice schedule they were on a week ago. We may see a game day decision for Mack (ankle), Robinson (groin), and the other questionable Bear Blue Cody Parkey Jersey
, defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (knee). Of these three, only Nichols was held out of Friday’s practice. Nichols also missed Thursday’s practice after head coach Matt Nagy said him being limited on Wednesday was just precautionary.The Bears have already ruled two players out for Sunday, Kyle Long (foot) and Ben Braunecker (concussion). Long’s absence was expected with earlier reports setting his timetable to return at six to eight weeks. Braunecker won’t be eligible to play until he is out of concussion protocol. Offensive guard Eric Kush, who missed last week with a neck injury, was a full participant at practice and is not on the report. For the Buffalo Bills, they list Trent Murphy (DE) and Josh Allen (QB) as out, and Derek Anderson (QB) and Tremaine Edmunds (LB) both questionable with concussions. So there’s a real good chance the Bills start Nathan Peterman at quarterback against the Bears. If Peterman starts due to Anderson being inactive, the Bills will have the recently signed, ex-Bear Matt Barkley as the backup quarterback.