3. The Chicago Bears hope to have their secondary strong
The Chicago Bears secondary was supposed to be the best unit on the roster. The Bears have Jaylon Johnson, Tyrique Stevenson, Kyler Gordon, Eddie Jackson, and Jaquan Brisker. Ryan Poles drafted three of them in the second round, Jackson has a hefty price tag, and Johnson is about to sign for big money. This should be the best unit on the roster. Through ten weeks, it has been one of the worst.
However, Gordon broke his hand, Johnson had a hamstring injury, Eddie Jackson had multiple foot injuries, Tyrique Stevenson has left three games due to an issue, and Jaquan Brisker has been in and out during games and eventually missed two games as well.
The Bears' secondary could not stay healthy. That is, until week 10. In week 10, we saw the Bears start and finish a game with their intended top five for the first time all season. It was Bryce Young, but the Panthers’ offense did not score a touchdown.
The timing is great with Detroit coming because that will be a real test for this secondary. If this group finishes strong, it could completely flip this team around. They are all healthy and have this extra time off to make a run. This could be exciting.