5 bold predictions for Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Chargers

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2. Roschon Johnson will catch a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Chargers

Roschon Johnson is all but expected to return this week. He is not going to have a heavy workload, but it could still result in a solid day on his return. D'onta Foreman will keep his role as the early down back. Still, they were already subbing him out on passing downs for Darrynton Evans, and he already has allowed more pressures than Roschon Johnson in just two games of pass protection.

The Bears will look to Johnson on these passing down snaps, and Johnson is a big upgrade from Darrynton Evans, who has been targeted four times in the last two games. Tyson Bagent is known for getting the football out of his hands quickly. He is also not known to push the ball down the field. Look for a lot of checkdowns from Bagent to Johnson. Look for Johnson to make the most of them.

The Chargers rank seventh in targets allowed to running backs, and they rank fourth in yards allowed to running backs. Eric Kendricks has lost a step or two, and Kenneth Murray is a huge liability in coverage. Worse than that, Derwin James is not having a good year. If the Chicago Bears get near the goal line, a screen to Johnson is on the table. Check downs for big gains and check downs in the red zone can lead to touchdowns. In any event, Johnson could return and have more receiving work than rushing on Sunday.