10 biggest questions emerging from Chicago Bears loss to Detroit Lions

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How did the Chicago Bears' defensive line rotation look?

The Chicago Bears defensive line has had some questions in recent weeks. First, Montez Sweat saw his snap count go down from 73% in week 10 to 63% in week 11. Matt Eberflus said this is a part of the rotation, but Yannick Ngakoue played 73% of the snaps this week and has played under 65% just once all year. Sweat has played 65% or fewer twice in three weeks with the team.

Oddly enough, Rasheem Green went from 23% to 32% this week. DeMarcus Walker played more along the interior, which was expected, but against Detroit, it was a sign for the team to run. Even in the comeback situations, David Montgomery ripped off a 12-yard run going straight at Walker, and the Bears got beat on third-and-two near the goalline with Walker and Gervon Dexter along the interior. The Bears try to hide Dexter as much as they can, and Walker is supposed to just pass-rush inside. The Lions ran in passing situations more than anyone and caught the Bears off-guard.

Still, the Bears need to Walker into replace Yannick Ngakoue more on early downs. They need to play Montez Sweat more, and they need to be careful of when they bring Walker and Dexter into rushing the passer as the interior duo.