When the Chicago Bears head to Detroit to take on the Lions it will be a 3-7 team on the road against a 7-2 team. Detroit will be favored to win, but the Bears could put them on upset alert. Still, with a game that may be tough for Bears fans to enjoy, what are some realistic bold predictions to watch for in week 11?
5. The Chicago Bears will hold Amon-Ra St. Brown under 50 yards receiving
Amon-Ra St. Brown has not gone under 50 yards all season. He went under 70 yards just once, and under 100 yards just twice. The Chicago Bears would be doing something impressive by holding him down. They may be equipped to do so.
With Jaylon Johnson and Kyler Gordon healthy the Bears secondary has been much better. It can be shown as the team held Keenan Allen to 69 yards on eight catches in week eight. It was the third-lowest yard-per-target game of his season and worst game from a yards-per-catch stand point.
In week nine, they held Chris Olave to 46 yards and just 5.8 yards per target. Then, in week 10, they did the same thing to Adam Thielen, who had just 42 yards. It was his worst game of the season from a yards-per-target standpoint.
What all three have in common with St. Brown is that they move in and out of the slot. However, the recent play of Kyler Gordon has limited all three. Now, this defense gets a similar but arguably more talented foe than the last three.
You can at least expect this group to continue their trend of giving these star wide outs some of their worst numbers of the season. Maybe that is 70 or 80 yards for St. Brown, but under 100 may be bold for him at this point.