The Chicago Bears are a little over a quarter of the way through the season, and with a small break between the Thursday game and the following Sunday, it was a good time to sit back and look at how the offensive line has performed. We graded this group after two weeks; how have they held up after five games?
Chicago Bears left tackle
Braxton Jones: 126 snaps
Primary matchups: Preston Smith, Justin Hollins, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, Anthony Nelson
It will be hard not to give Braxton Jones an incomplete. He gave up a sack to Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, and he had a couple of back-breaking penalties. Some big negatives negated what was a pretty sound start to the season overall. On the snaps, when the major mistakes did not come, solid play was shown. However, he did not get a chance to build on it as he sits on the IR right now with a potential season-ending injury.
Braxton Jones Grade: C+
Larry Borom: 187 snaps
Primary matchups: Mike Danna, Felix Anuduike-Uzomah, Nik Bonitto, Jonathan Cooper, Chase Young
Larry Borom mostly played right tackle, so this was always going to be an adjustment. He did fine against the Kansas City Chiefs pass rush, although that game got out of hand quickly. Then, he was a disappointment against both Nik Bonitto and Jonathan Cooper. He committed two penalties, allowed a sack, and four pressures per PFF.
On Thursday night, he was worked often by Chase Young. Justin Fields was prepared to help his man, and the Commanders secondary was so bad that it did not matter, but Borom has played two poor games back-to-back, and that has to be concerning.
Larry Borom Grade: D-