Chicago Bears: Five players who need to dominate vs Packers
By Pablo Rosero
Where has Allen Robinson been? The Chicago Bears need him to step up
The rarity that has become a big play from Allen Robinson is extremely perplexing when considering how badly the team wanted to keep the wideout from hitting free agency this offseason. Robinson, who is playing on the franchise tag, has been a relative non-factor for the majority of the season.
With 29 targets, 17 receptions, and 181 receiving yards, Robinson ranks second behind Darnell Money in those statistics on the team. His one touchdown, which came in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, has him tied for the team lead in that category with tight end Jesper Horsted.
The question then becomes, what should fans be more worried about — the lack of production from Allen Robinson or the fact that the team only has two passing touchdowns on the season? For this, we are going to focus on Allen Robinson, who could be playing his last few games for the Bears.
It’s likely that the team will remain a run-heavy team, especially with the harsh winter fast approaching, but Robinson seemingly being unseated by Money is either a result of preference from Justin Fields or Robinson is struggling to get open against coverage. Even with a revolving door at quarterback, Robinson has been able to succeed.
The Bears will need Robinson to show up in a big fashion if they want to upset the Green Bay Packers. The Packers’ secondary, which is missing Pro-Bowl corner Jaire Alexander, has been susceptible to big plays all year.
Cincinnati’s Ja’Marr Chase abused the defense for over 150 receiving yards and a 70-yard touchdown in Week 5. The Bears should look for Robinson in bunches this weekend.