1. Jaylon Johnson has to continue to earn that extension from the Chicago Bears
Jaylon Johnson returned from injury after missing most of week three and all of weeks four and five. However, his last four games may have been the best four games of his entire career. Johnson has allowed just seven catches for 48 yards over that time. In that span, he has two interceptions, and one of them was a pick-six. The two interceptions doubled his career-high.
Johnson had always been a good cornerback, but the interception numbers take it to another level. Now, he has to have another shutdown week against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers may not have DJ Chark this week. Adam Thielen plays almost solely in the slot. It means that Jaylon Johnson is going to play a lot of his snaps against Jonathan Mingo and Terrace Marshall. Marshall has struggled to get on the field despite minimal competition, and when he does, he does not produce. Meanwhile, Mingo is a rookie who is struggling.
If things break right, Johnson may not give up a catch. He will not be targeted much when you consider there is a weakness at the cornerback spot across from him, and Adam Thielen will be in the slot so much. When he is targeted, he will face weaker opposition. This is set up for him to have five straight really impressive weeks.