Chicago Bears: 3 Goals for the Chicago Bears defense in 2020

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Touchdowns: 5

This category is similar to forced turnovers in that the coaches and players don’t necessarily have a ton of control over the stat. Yes, there are things that can be done to increase both of these numbers, but it often comes down to a bad throw from an opposing quarterback or a timely fumble.

That being said, Chicago’s defense was able to score a touchdown six times in 2018, a number that shrunk to just a single visit to the end zone last year. Again, scoring defensive touchdowns is far from necessary for any team, but a couple of trips into the end zone goes a long way in any game. It was evident in close games last season; Chicago’s offense couldn’t score and the defense wasn’t around to bail them out.

To score six defensive touchdowns again would be too much to ask, even if the roster was completely intact from 2018, but to set a slightly smaller goal couldn’t hurt. If Chicago managed to score defensively five times this coming season, it would have a huge impact on the outcome of the season.