The Chicago Bears are sitting at 3-8, so why not have some fun and get bold for Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings? What are some bold predictions that could come true when these two division rivals square off?
3. The Chicago Bears will deliver Joshua Dobbs worst game with the Minnesota Vikings
Joshua Dobbs has been a sensation. He just joined the Vikings and has been able to pick up the playbook and lead the team to a 2-1 record, with the loss being a devastator in the final seconds. Dobbs is hot, and the Bears are not after blowing a big lead that featured the same old pass defense.
However, that same old pass defense did pick off Jared Goff three times earlier in the game. They also had one of their best games from a pressure standpoint, and that was against the Lions' elite offensive line. The Bears' defense blew the game against a solid team, but this unit is playing a lot better and is a lot healthier all around.
They have Kyler Gordon playing his best. Montez Sweat has helped the pass rush, and it made life easier for the rest of the linemen. Plus, Andrew Billings is one of the best at defending the run, and the Vikings could get one-dimensional.
Lastly, we saw this with Joshua Dobbs earlier in the year. He came out hot and had nothing to lose, but it came back around in the end. In the first four games with the Cardinals, Dobbs had four touchdowns and no picks. He averaged 8.19 adjusted yards per attempt and completed 70% of his passes. He was sacked six times, producing a 99.4 passer rating.
In the next four games, he had four touchdowns to five interceptions, 4.27 adjusted yards per attempt, and 11 sacks; just 56% of his passes were complete, and he was sacked 11 times. He can come out and surprise you, but once you get the tape on him, he is not what you want. Dobbs has looked good in small samples. Has the time worn out against an improved defense?