Chicago Bears: 3 Winners from Week 6 vs. Packers

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The Chicago Bears fell to the Green Bay Packers in a tough loss at home with a score of 24-14. There was a lot to take away from the game, both good and bad. While it was a disappointing effort against the rivals from up north, some strong performances from a few players are worth noting.

Some good performances kept the Chicago Bears in the game, but it wasn’t enough

Week 6 Winner No. 1: Khalil Herbert

After Damien Williams hit the Covid-19 list, that meant there was going to be a steady diet of Khalil Herbert this week against the Packers. The only question was if the rookie would be up for the challenge. I think it is safe to say he rose to the call and more. Herbert finished just under the century mark with 97 yards on 19 carries and two catches for 15 yards out of the backfield. He also found the end zone to cap off the Bears successful first drive.

Herbert showed he could be a lead back when the Bears needed him to be and answered many questions about what would happen with Williams and David Montgomery out. Ryan Pace may have found the future complement to Montgomery if they decide to move on from Williams and Tarik Cohen after this year. Herbert combines enough power with good speed and athleticism to find running lanes and make defenders miss.

What impressed me the most was the rookie’s vision. He was able to turn what looked like nothing into some big runs and conversions throughout the game. He played strong all game and was able to find the suitable holes, even as the offensive line started to collapse late in the game.

There is a good chance that Herbert will get more of the snap share over the next few weeks as the Bears continue to go without their star in Montgomery. As we saw last week against the Raiders, the Bears can succeed using Herbert and Williams as compliments. As Herbert plays more and more, he might show even more potential as the backup to Montgomery.