How did the Chicago Bears cornerbacks look on a short week against the Detroit Lions?
The Chicago Bears were rolling with Chase Daniel. In that regard we knew the offense would not necessarily look the same. However, with the short turnaround and road trip, the question was whether or not we would get the same defense, or if we would get a tired group that showed similarly to Miami.
We got the same old strong defense. With that in mind, most of the cornerbacks saw their stats get better on Thanksgiving. Thanks, Matt Stafford.
Kyle Fuller: 6-10, 56 yards INT
Season to date: 45-82, 601, Five Touchdowns, Five Interceptions 7.3 yards per target
Teams continue to target Fuller relentlessly. It works somewhat, as he has given up the most yards per target. However, his interception on Sunday gave him a career year. Like the entire defense, Fuller bends but doesn’t break and makes his hay off of turnovers.
Prince Amukamara: 2-4, four yards
Season to date: 34-58, 316 Two Touchdown, Two interception, 5.4 yards per target
Amukamara has been targeted 24 less times than Fuller. He has been a bit banged up, but with 316 yards, and only 5.4 yards per reception he has put together a strong year, and has forced teams to test Fuller and lose.
Bryce Callahan: 6-7, 58 yards
Season to date: 36-53 356 yards, three Interceptions, 6.7 yards per target
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Bryce Callahan had another strong overall day in coverage. Bruce Ellington spent most of his day in the slot and had just 28 yards in the game.
Sherrick McManis Season to date: 7-10, 54 yards, One TD One Interception 5.4 yard per target
Kevin Toliver Season to date: 10-15, 137 yards, 9.1 yards per target
Eddie Jackson: 3-6, 36 yards INT
Season to date: 15-32, 195 yards, Two Touchdown, Two Interception, 6.1 yards per target
Eddie Jackson is targeted just under three times per game. It is surprising to see him targeted six times. However, Jackson made them pay, lowering his yards per target rate and picking a pass off, taking it to the house.
Adrian Amos: 1-2, 5 yards
Season to date: 17-28 159 yards, Two Interception 5.7 yards per target
As always, Amos had a strong day in coverage.
Deon Bush Season to date 1-1, 6 yards
DeAndre Houston Carson Season to date: 0-1
Roquan Smith: 6-7, 69 yards
Season to date: 43-63, 375 yards, Two Touchdown, 6 yards per target
Roquan Smith was stretched by Kenny Golladay in the slot. It was a great play design by Jim Bob Cooter, and it is going to happen. Smiths ability to close and tackle Golladay should be respected. Aside from that, he would have lowered his yards per target allowed.