Chicago Bears running back D'onta Foreman got his chance. He didn't disappoint.
The dynamic playmaker blew up for 120 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in a 30-12 blowout of the Las Vegas Raiders. Make no mistake; Foreman was the Bears ace in this contest, thanks to his hat trick. But can he repeat this performance against the Los Angeles Chargers on 'Sunday Night Football?'
Will Chicago Bears running back D'Onta Foreman have another great game?
Back-to-back hat tricks are unheard of in the NFL, even for the best backs in the league, like Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley. While Foreman is a solid back, it's doubtful he will run for another hat trick. Let's be realistic. However, that doesn't mean he can't have another great outing.
When it comes to fantasy football and sports betting, we recommend taking a risk on the red-hot veteran.
The Bears are heading into their contest versus the Chargers after winning two of their last three games. Their most recent win was with former Division II quarterback Tyson Bagent under center last week. With a smashmouth offense and a defense that can keep the other team at bay, the Bears match up well versus a struggling Chargers team.
The Chargers have the worst pass defense in the league, per Sportsnaut. This is after spending a fortune on star players like edge rushers Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa and safety Derwin James Jr. The results just aren't there so far, and head coach Brandon Staley is officially on the hot seat.
Similarly, the Chargers are giving up the 9th fewest rushing yards in the league. All things considered, that's not that bad. However, the numbers are deceitful. It's easy to have a strong run defense when everyone is airing it out against you. Teams are having such an easy time passing the ball against the Chargers that they aren't running the ball.
Running backs have played well against the Chargers all season. In the Chargers last game against the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs, running back Isiah Pacheco torched their porous defense for 60 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown.
This is all good news for Foreman, who should produce results again. As long as the Bears stick to who they are and feed him the ball, Foreman could churn out another respectable game. With Khalil Herbert out and Roschon Johnson banged up, Foreman should get plenty of touches to make it happen.
It's been a great week for Foreman, who never really got the chance he deserved. After starting out with the Houston Texans, he backed up all-world back Derrick Henry with the Tennessee Titans. Last season, he started nine games with the questionable Carolina Panthers.
Foreman's finally found a team willing to give him the carries he deserved, and he's making the most of it.
The Bears started the season 0-4. If they beat the Chargers on 'Sunday Night Football,' it'll give them a 3-1 record for the month of October.