2. The Chicago Bears have to key-in on T.J. Hockenson
The Minnesota Vikings' second-best pass catcher right now is T.J. Hockenson. Hockenson has 30 receptions for 254 yards. He has been the safety blanket for Kirk Cousins. With Justin Jefferson, who can do everything, the Vikings had a nice short game with Hockenson, and a long game with Addison to work between Jefferson.
With Jefferson out, the Chicago Bears will want to try to keep Addison contained, which may lead to a lot of targets for Hockenson. If Hockenson catches a lot of passes, that is fine, but yards after the catch will kill this team.
Hockenson averaged 5.1 yards after the catch last year, but that is down to 3.9 this season. Teams have been able to limit him. On paper, Jaquan Brisker, Tremaine Edmunds, and T.J. Edwards have exactly what the team needs to limit him.
However, all three of these players have not lived up to expectations, and they have mostly been disappointments in coverage. So, can this group key in on shutting down Hockenson, or will he run wild after the catch and cause the Vikings to win despite losing Justin Jefferson?