Chicago Bears: Week 11 offensive and defensive MVPS

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Chicago Bears, Darnell Mooney
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Chicago Bears Week 11 Offensive MVP: Darnell Mooney

Darnell Mooney has been of the few consistent bright spots on what has been an underwhelming offense for most of this season. Mooney continued that against a solid Baltimore defense and put up 121 yards and a touchdown on five catches. Mooney’s performance will be somewhat overlooked, due to the team’s collapse in the final minutes, but the young receiver is continuing to flash his big-play ability and is giving fans a lot to be excited about going forward.

The Bears passing attack featured several chunk plays

Surprisingly, Chicago’s offense relied on the explosive play with Andy Dalton at the helm. The Bears’ pass-catchers averaged a whopping 18.7 yards per catch as a unit and between Mooney, Marquise Goodwin, and even Jimmy Graham, the Bears were able to gash the Ravens’ defense on several occasions. The problem the offense had was they were too dependent on big plays and were unable to sustain drives.

Without the presence of Allen Robinson, the Bears will be asking a lot of out of Mooney in the coming weeks. For the first time in his career, Mooney was the go-to target throughout the game. He may not be having the second-year season that Justin Jefferson or Ceedee Lamb are, but Mooney is still emerging as one of the best receivers in the 2020 class, and the fact the Bears were able to pick him on day three is truly remarkable.