Five Chicago Bears who must step up vs the Lions in Week 4

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After a rough loss to the Cleveland Browns, these Chicago Bears must step up against the Detriot Lions.

In Justin Field’s first career start, the Bears looked atrocious. The offense failed to gain any momentum and the defense was gashed by Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb.

This week, the Bears will play their first divisional game against the winless Detriot Lions. However, don’t let the Lions record fool you, the team is playing hard for first-year head coach Dan Campbell and has had a chance to win each game they have played in this year.

These five Bears players, and positional groups, must play better in order for the team to have a chance at winning this week.

Chicago Bears who must step up: The offensive line 

When a team has a first-time rookie quarterback starting, there are a few things that need to happen to work in the team’s favor — the run game and the offensive line holding up. Both failed to show up Sunday and it hurt the Bears’ chances.

Yes, Justin Fields didn’t help himself by holding the ball too long at times, but when you allow nine, yes nine, sacks on the day, the blame should be properly given.

It was likely the worst performance by any offensive line on the season, and if the Bears aren’t careful, the Lions will take full advantage of that too. The offensive coaching staff should hope to see some improvements no matter who is in at quarterback, but the team might benefit most if Andy Dalton is healthy.