1. How did the Chicago Bears wide receiver snaps distribute with Equanimeous St. Brown back?
The Chicago Bears activated Equanimeous St. Brown from the IR, and he got some action, playing 28 snaps, 39% overall. Tyler Scott was one of the players impacted, and he has the same workload.
Scott had played 59%, 56%, 58%, and 59% in the four games that St. Brown was gone, and now he was down to 39% this week.
Scott and St. Brown did not play together but rather opposite of each other. When St. Brown was on the field, it was Scott on the sideline, and when Scott was on the field, St. Brown was nowhere to be seen. So, the duo played 78% of the overall snaps.
Darnell Mooney played fewer snaps than we have seen, though. His 67% was the lowest of his season, aside from the Bucs game when he left with an injury.
However, a lot of this comes down to the Chicago Bears running the ball and going heavy with their personnel. The Bears called 39 passes and 33 runs. Darnell Mooney ran 32 routes, and Marcedes Lewis was in for four pass snaps. Mooney had 16 run-blocking snaps, and Lewis had 16.
Essentially, when Lewis was on the field as the extra blocker, Mooney was not. Still, this is not a good thing that the Bears threw the ball 67% with Mooney on the field and ran the football 80% with Lewis on the field. They need to mix these two in together and keep a threat of run with Mooney out there and a threat of pass with Lewis out there.