5 Chicago Bears who benefit from the playoffs

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Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
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2. Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack has been productive, he demands double teams, he holds up against the run, Mack does it all. Then why does it feel like he has not lived up to expectations? One, because expectations are insanely high. Two, because he was not added to be a solid starter, he was added to be a game wrecker of the highest degree.

Mack will take on Ryan Ramczyk, who has allowed two sacks all season. One was to Mack, and the other to Joey Bosa. It takes elite talent to win on this right tackle. This also means the Saints will not give him the extra blockers that Mack sees so often.

Mack has to dominate this one-on-one. He has to give the Bears a chance to win this game because he blew things and made it happen. Mack was signed to wreck games, but not many can do it over 16 weeks.

Still, a one-game playoff is everything you traded to get for him. Mack had a strong game but did not record a sack. He needs to prove himself with a huge sack Sunday.