3) Sure Tackling
The Chicago Bears missed 16 tackles against the Packers. Sure, a number of teams miss a few tackles on a broken play which leads to a score, but the Bears did it on multiple plays against the Packers. Chicago allowed over 200 yards on the ground to a wide receiver turned quarterback and a backup running back who was ousted from Seattle midway through the year. The worst part about Green Bay’s rushing yards is that the Bears had almost all of them bottled up at the line of scrimmage. However, three missed tackles on single play often results in a touchdown no matter what play is ran.
Sure tacking for the Bears is an absolute must this weekend. As mentioned above, the Redskins have a number of playmakers on offense. Missed tackles will turn check downs to first downs and first downs to touchdowns against anyone, let alone Washington.
On the bright side, the Bears will see the return of Jerrell Freeman from his suspension. Freeman is the 2nd best interior linebacker this year according to Pro Football Focus. Getting Freeman back will provide a massive boost for the Bears defense.
For Chicago to earn this key, they can only allow 3 missed tackles against the Redskins.