Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Watch for in Week 2

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Deion Jones /
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Pass Defense

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Chicago’s pass defense surrendered 321 yards in the air versus Atlanta. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones initially was the Bears’ biggest threat, but it was tight end Austin Hooper that landed the biggest blow. Hooper quickly burned Chicago for 128 yards and a touchdown on just two receptions. This week, Chicago will have to face a three-headed monster in wide receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, and rookie tight end O.J. Howard. And let’s not forget that in the last two meetings between these teams, Winston threw for a total of 607 yards and four touchdowns.

At this point, Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara, who didn’t play in Week 1, has been limited in practice and his status for Sunday is uncertain. Regardless, Chicago’s secondary will have to tighten up in having any chance at leaving the state of Florida with a 1-1 record. It sure won’t hurt if the Bears’ pass rush lends a helping hand. Last season, the Chicago recorded four sacks against Tampa Bay.