Chicago Bears: 4 Bold predictions for Week 1 vs Detroit Lions

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Chicago Bears, Khalil Mack
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Khalil Mack will record at least two sacks

We have seen how determined Khalil Mack seems to be this offseason. He has taken a no-nonsense approach and looks somewhat angry. Mack is not happy with his performance last season as he only reached 8.5 sacks on the year. This was the first time since his rookie season that he had not reached double-digit sacks.

Last year, Mack only recorded two sacks in a single game once. It came in Week 3 versus Washington. While facing the Lions, he did not sack the quarterback in either game. However, not only will he find a way to get to Matthew Stafford once today, he will get to him a second time to kick off the 2020 season. If we go back to the 2018 season, we can never forget this beauty.

Mack will be happy to have Akiem Hicks back as teams were able to double and triple-team Mack often last season. Robert Quinn’s absence hurts, but this Chicago Bears front seven should be good enough to overcome it. Mack will be facing off against Halapoulivaati Vaitai in most cases. Vaitai allowed 23 pressures in 2019 and that should have Mack salivating this morning.