Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Watch for in Week 7

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Special Teams

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The performance by the special teams unit in Week 6 was probably one of the worst in franchise history. The Bears surrendered touchdowns on both a kickoff return and a punt return. In addition, kicker Connor Barth failed to record a touchback on any of his five kickoffs. To make matters worse for Chicago entering Week 7, special teams ace Sherrick McManis is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, and may not play. McCaffrey is lightening in a bottle and, as mentioned earlier, could play a big part in the punt return game. In order for the Bears to win the battle in field position, this unit needs to fix whatever breakdowns they had last week immediately.