Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?
I always like the Chicago Bears.
And I think they will build off the miracle. (See yesterday’s column.)
Trite, Boring Thoughts on the Washington Football Team
- Redskins are simply not very good on defense.
- They are giving up 168 yards per game on the ground through two weeks, better only than the Dolphins – who are not a professional football team. If there were ever a week for the Bears to get their run game going, it has to be Monday night.
- When one watches Washington tape it’s remarkable how many open receivers they allow. Opponents are completing nearly 79% of their passes against them. 79%!! And they have been brutalized by the deep ball. The Bears can’t take a conservative approach with their passing attack. They have to force the Washington secondary to chase the football because they’ve shown no ability to do so effectively yet.
- Only the Denver Broncos (0) have fewer sacks than the Redskins (2) so this is not a game Trubisky should spend under duress. This is a week the Bears offensive line needs to put on their backs.
- Two things positive for the Redskins:
- While the outcomes have been bad, they have actually been competitive early in both of their games, especially the opener against Philly.
- Case Keenum looks comfortable running Jay Gruden’s offense and is statistically off to a flying start. I didn’t know much about Terry McLaurin and Trey Quinn but they look like solid, professional pass catchers on the tape.
Great D.C. Movie Scenes, Volume I
Tweet of the Week
I spent way too much time putting together this video of Alex Trebek saying the word “genre,” so now you have to RT it. Sorry, I don’t make the rules pic.twitter.com/VacI730SJv
— Alex Jacob (@whoisalexjacob) September 13, 2019