2. Will the Chicago Bears have success against Amon-Ra St. Brown?
While the Chicago Bears did not completely shut down Amon-Ra St. Brown when they faced the Detroit Lions in week 11, they did find some success. St. Brown had his second lowest yards per target performance, and it was the first time in the four games prior to that in which St. Brown was held under 100 yards.
Interestingly enough, the last three games have seen St. Brown under 100 yards after he had six of his first eight games go over that mark. Did the Bears figure something out, or is he slowing down?
Kyler Gordon has been playing well in recent weeks. Matchups against Keenan Allen, Adam Thielen, and St. Brown came and went, with Gordon maintaining a solid reputation, but he did struggle with Brandon Powell last week. A bad pass interference does not show up on the stat sheet, but it did create the biggest yardage on a Vikings field goal drive in the first half.
The Lions could try St. Brown on the outside more, but that would lead to him seeing Jaylon Johnson, who is lock down. Detroit will do what they do, and play St. Brown in the slot.
Was that a fluke, and will St. Brown get his revenge, or can the Chicago Bears keep the streak of under 100-yard receiving games going as they contain another slot receiver? If the Bears can keep St. Brown locked down, it will be hard for the outside receivers to make any impact in this game.