FOCO is giving away the product above (full description available HERE) to the winner of tonight’s contest. It’s going to be a super cold winter across the country and having a hoodie that doubles as a mask will help.
So what is tonight’s contest? Guess the total yards COMBINED for Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney receiving. (Receiving only.) For context, their totals over the last three games are 183, 229 and 130. So a wide range is possible.
As always the rules:
- Guess must be made in the comments section below.
- Guess must be made in an isolated comment.
- Do not make the guess in the body of a longer comment. Do not make the guess in the thread of another discussion. I’m not going searching for your guess.
- Pay attention! Once someone guesses 169, 169 is dead. If you repeat 169, you’re guess is void.
Good luck! On to the remainder of the game preview!
On Matt Nagy Giving Up Play-Calling
As was broken in the comments section last week, Matt Nagy won’t be calling the plays tonight. It was the only move for him to make and it’s overdue.
Will this move fix the offense? Of course not. But when your offense is performing at a level this low, you have to empty the trunk and bring out the gimp. No move is too dramatic. If changing the play-caller means even two or three extra first downs a game, you do it.
Nagy didn’t want to . I get it. “I love it” he said repeatedly about calling plays. We take this game so seriously sometimes that we forget it’s a game and it’s supposed to be fun for EVERYBODY involved. Nagy just relinquished the part of the game he loves most. That ain’t easy.
And as much as I fell this move was belated, it should still be applauded. A mature head coach is benching his stubborn offensive coordinator.
Calling plays no more,
Nagy paces the sideline.
His headset, on mute.
Bears on the Hot Seat
Offense. Allen Robinson. There’s no doubting that Robinson is this club’s number one receiver but he is looking for Michael Thomas money. Is it too much to ask for him to win 50/50 balls? Is it too much to ask for him dominate an inferior opponent? The Bears don’t need 4-for-70 from ARob tonight. They need 11-for-140. And they need that production to occur while the game is still being contested, not in garbage time. You can blame the quarterback play all you want but great receivers elevate mediocre quarterbacks. Is Robinson a great receiver?
Defense. Robert Quinn. The Bears spent a lot of money on Quinn and they didn’t pay that money for flashes in the pass rush. They paid for a star opposite Khalil Mack. The excuses – rehabbing from injury, new scheme…etc. – are gone. It’s time for Quinn to exploit a terrible pass-protecting offensive line and hit the quarterback.
Do you believe the offense is going to produce at a professional level?
Do you believe the change at play caller will make a substantial difference?
Do you believe the Bears are going to face this three-game losing streak head on and save their season in front of a national audience?
I think I do.
Chicago Bears 23, Minnesota Vikings 22