2. The Chicago Bears need to play Gervon Dexter more
One of the more confusing aspects of this game was how little we saw Gervon Dexter on the field. Dexter had the best game of his career and had six pressures while playing 47.1% of the snaps against the Washington Commanders.
Then, he dropped down to just 28.1% of the snaps against the Minnesota Vikings. That is 33 snaps in week five and just 16 in week six. It is interesting to note because Dexter has seen this roller coaster before.
He played 46.5% of the snaps in week two, then dropped down to 33.8%, and then 20.8% was his lowest snap count of the year. All of that was before his career-high game and then back to a drop.
You can say that they were playing from behind this week after playing from ahead, but that does not jive with his lack of playing when protecting a lead against Denver or playing his most while trailing against Tampa Bay. Do the Buccaneers know how to develop Dexter, and should we trust him on this current plan where his play appears to come and go sporadically?