1. Zach Millers’ Breakout Game
The Chicago Bears made it a point of emphasis to bring back Zach Miller after a productive 2015 campaign. However, most fans were concerned that Miller’s injury history would slow down his productivity this season. In a surprise twist, Miller has been relatively healthy, but remarkably unproductive in 2016. Miller has only exceeded 40 yards receiving on two occasions, once against the Vikings, and in garbage time against the Cowboys. Miller managed over 40 yards in 5 of the 11 games he played last season.
Chicago needs Miller to perform at a high level now more than ever. With Alshon Jeffery out due to suspension, Miller needs to be Cutler’s security blanket. New York’s shut down corner in Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie will be lined up against an outmatched Cameron Meredith and Eddie Royal has been slowed down by various injuries in the past few weeks. If Miller doesn’t step up his game soon, the Bears could draft another tight end to compete. In the context of tomorrow’s game, Miller needs to surpass 75 yards and score.