1. Protect Mitchell Trubisky
Before they went on a bye week, the Minnesota Vikings sacked Matthew Stafford ten times in one game. Without a question, this is the toughest test the Bears offensive line has faced all season.
The Vikings stout defense features Everson Griffen, Danielle, Hunter, Linval Joseph, and Stephen Weatherly. All four have been on the Vikings roster since at least 2016. Continuity is something that definitely exists with the Vikings, who’ll now get their first look at an improved Mitchell Trubisky.
Minnesota will try and get after Mitchell Trubisky, meaning the Bears will need to do everything they can to protect him. In fact, we could see the Bears use multiple tight ends, in addition to offensive lineman to give Trubisky maximum protection.
In Minnesota’s 4-3 scheme, defensive end Danielle Hunter and defensive tackle Linval Joseph are two players to watch out for. Hunter has amassed 11.5 sacks in nine games this season. Joseph, on the other hand, is a run-stopping nose tackle who has shown that he can close up gaps in a hurry or even create opportunities for his fellow defensive lineman
Over the first three games of the season, Mitchell Trubisky was sacked a total of nine times. However, over the last six games, Trubisky has been sacked just nine times. The Bears offensive line has proven to be a stout unit that is capable of protecting their quarterback. However, on Sunday, they’ll need to take their game to another level if the Bears want to beat the Vikings.