Khalil Mack must get a sack vs New York Giants

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Khalil Mack is past due for a sack in week two for the Chicago Bears

We noted that while Khalil Mack was not on the stat sheet, he did have a strong performance on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Still, fans are not satisfied and are anxious for him to start collecting sacks.

The excuses have been there from Akiem Hicks injury to Robert Quinn’s injury. This has led to teams double and triple teaming Mack. Mack has even had to rush from both sides to get some sort of juice.

So, while he has done his job, it is now time to see it pay off on the stat sheet. There should be no better competition than the New York Giants.

Cameron Fleming has been a swing tackle for the majority of his career. However, while the Giants groom Matt Peart, Fleming is holding the right tackle spot for the time being. T.J. Watt attacked Fleming and walked away with a stat sheet filled.

Fleming gave up four pressures, and one was a sack. He also had a penalty, and Watt grabbed a pick as well, jumping in a passing lane against the right tackle.

Mack does not even have to do that, although he is getting paid like a player who should be competing Watt on the stat sheet every week. Still, he has to dominate this matchup and he has to get a sack.

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Robert Quinn is on the other side, so the Giants will struggle to add extra blockers, although even then, Evan Engram is far from a blocking tight end, and Saquon Barkley is awful in pass protection. The Giants are in a situation where Fleming is going to see Mack one-on-one more than they would like. It happened against Pittsburgh, and Watt capitalized.

The excuses of who is around him are gone. The excuses of added blockers and strong chips are gone. The right tackle is bad. Khalil Mack needs to finish Sunday with a sack.