Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Game Preview

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It’s week 5 in the NFL and if you thought the Chicago Bears were paving the way to solidifying the #1 pick in the NFL Draft…not so fast.

The Bears looked a different and much more capable team with Jay Cutler back which led to their first win of the season. I keep hearing fans say “it was just the Raiders!”

That may be true but this was a better Raider team, an improved Derek Carr and a comeback win against a winning team. Raiders or not, there’s no denying that the defense has been better and the offense has moved the ball with Jay behind center.

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So, let’s look ahead to Week 5: Bears, Chiefs…Arrowhead Stadium. I’m going to attempt to give my opinion on how the Bears match up against another 1-3 team in a big game that puts one team right in the thick of things and the other in the cellar:

Bears Passing Offense vs. Chiefs Pass Defense

This is a tough one because it’s still unknown (as of this article) as to who will be on the field for the Bears. Regardless, this is a Kansas City defense that has given up over 295 yards/game through 4 weeks which is 28th in the NFL.

What the Chiefs do have going for them is their front seven which is pretty scary, led by pass rusher Justin Houston. They also get CB Sean Smith back. With all of the injuries along the Bears’ offensive line, look for Adam Gase to put together a short and conservative game plan for Jay Cutler.

Even without Jeffrey, the Bears have proven that they can move the ball with Jay behind center. The x-factor is Forte who could have a nice day in the passing game out of the backfield.

Advantage: BEARS

Bears Rushing Offense vs. Chiefs Rush Defense

Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end

Owen Daniels

(81) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) and inside linebacker

Josh Mauga

(90) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Broncos won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

I’m well aware of the rankings: Chiefs 19th vs. the run and the Bears rushing attack ranks 11th. I get it.

However, this front seven for the Chiefs is no joke and they are definitely not as bad as that ranking. Keep in mind they’ve played the Broncos, Packers and Bengals. Not to mention the Bears offensive line is a mess and the Chiefs bring a major size advantage.

With rookie Center Hroniss Grasu looking to get his first career start, the biggest question is what were Mr. and Mrs. Grasu thinking when they named their son? The second biggest question is how do the Bears expect guys like Grasu and Charles Leno to do against a good Chiefs front?

We will see – look for KC to stack the box with Tamba Hali, Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe, Derrick Johnson and Justin Houston. Hopefully the Bears offensive line doesn’t awake a sleeping Giant.

Advantage: CHIEFS