1. Will we see a full game from Braxton Jones against the Carolina Panthers?
Braxton Jones returned against the New Orleans Saints and played his first game since Week Two. Jones played 51 snaps as the team's left tackle, which amounted to 74% of the snaps. That gave Larry Borom 16 snaps, which was 24% of the overall snaps. The Bears planned to have Borom come in occasionally to spell Jones and make sure that he was eased back in.
The plan did not go well as Jones struggled to get into a groove and committed a few penalties while Borom continued to hurt the team in pass protection. Borom allowed the game-ending strip-sack against Carl Granderson late.
Still, on Thursday, we should see a full game from Braxton Jones. Yes, it is a short week and a quick turnaround, but that is why the team was cautious in his first game back. Now, he will not be as sore for the turnaround. Jones is significantly better as a blocker, and the Bears cannot risk losing because they want to bring Larry Borom into the game for a couple of drives. Look for Jones to get back to 100% on Thursday.