Which Chicago Bears were winners in Week 6 vs. Commanders?
Player Three: Chicago Bears secondary
The Chicago Bears held the Washington Commanders to only 99 yards passing, and a lot of that was due to the sticky coverage on the back end by the secondary. Having Jaylon Johnson back in the lineup was a big relief because he could be trusted to take at least one receiver out of most of the plays. Johnson does this on a regular basis, and there is a reason quarterbacks tend to not test him very much.
The other corners, specifically Kyler Gordon and Kindle Vildor, put out strong efforts again today as well. This comes off of a performance that saw Justin Jefferson do anything he wanted within the back end of the Bears’ defense last week. This is how you improve and build off of good and bad play.
A special shoutout to Kyler Gordon today, even with his passer interference call that was very controversial. Gordon has stepped up big time after the first four weeks of the season when he was on the dud list consistently. In the last two weeks, he has seemed to mature a lot and is preventing the big plays that he was letting up earlier in the year.
With Johnson back and Gordon and Vildor starting to find their footing, the secondary of the Bears might not be such a weak point on the defense after all. Plus, the safety tandem of Eddie Jackson and Jaquon Brisker has looked great this season, with the former playing some of the best football we have seen from him in a while.
The Chicago Bears’ defense showed that they can keep the team in games, even if it was against the porous Commander offense. Their offense needs to catch up in order to be more competitive because scoring only seven points when your defense only allows twelve is a hard pill to swallow.