2 and 1. Jaquan Brisker and T.J. Edwards will be tested in coverage
The Chicago Bears have consistently been one of the worst teams in the NFL at covering tight ends and running backs. Guys like Austin Ekler and Aaron Jones rip them up, but even Foster Moreau and Antonio Gibson have had some big catches.
A lot of this comes down to issues from TJ Edwards and Jaquan Brisker. Edwards has been good at running downhill at the running back and quarterback, but he has had issues in coverage, and they signed him because he was good at defending running backs with the Eagles.
However, this year, he leads linebackers in yards allowed, mostly from leading the league in yards allowed after the catch. Brisker has been targeted a lot more often in recent weeks. Since week five, he is ninth in yards allowed amongst safeties.
This is not good because the Lions' second and third pass catchers are their running back and tight end. Sam LaPorta ranks fourth in targets and catches and ranks in yards amongst tight ends. This is impressive as a rookie. Jahmyr Gibbs is in the top five in catches for running backs as well. In his last three games, he has 130 of his 200 receiving yards, and he is second in targets since week seven.
Is this another big week for Gibbs in the easiest matchup of his season? Can the Chicago Bears do anything to slow down the two rookie pass catchers?