At the quarter season mark of the 2021-2022 Chicago Bears season, Da Bears are starting off as 3-1. With big wins against two division rivals the Minnesota Vikings, and last year's Super Bowl runner up, Detroit Lions. However, the Bears went against the Baltimore Ravens who completely obliterated the offense and defense of the squad. Coach Noble took full blame of that game, "This was not on the players, it was on me and my coaching staff for going off game script and putting way too much pressure on our rookie QB." The Bears still lead the division with a lot of work to do coming up. Let's go over some of the stats from our key starters this season.
QB- Zach Wilson:
Wilson also boasts a QB rating of 83.7 and completion percentage of 70%.
Zach Wilson has proven he has the arm strength, accuracy, and mobility to be the Bears starting QB for years to come. Right now the coaches just want him to be a game manager and make the easy read which the team got out of in the game against the Ravens.
HB- Tarik Cohen:
Cohen is averaging 105.5 rushing yards a game.
Tarik Cohen is on pace to have a career year and is doing a little backpacking of the offense while our QB1 is very young. You can expect Cohen to see more and more touches as the games go on. The coaching staff raves about him day in and day out. With his pass-catching ability and versatility to get to the edge but also run in between the tackle make him a valuable player on this Bears offense.
WR1- Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson is averaging 21.6 yards per reception and 102.8 receiving yards a game.
Allen Robinson is being the same physical and solid receiver one we ask him to be. He consistently gets open against zone and man coverage. Nothing more to be said about this all-pro caliber receiver.
WR2- Anthony Miller
Anthony Miller is averaging 20.4 yards per catch.
Anthony Miller has been coming into his own after Allen Robinson's injury last season and established himself as the Bears WR2 and the deep threat of the team. You can look for an expanded role for him and he has dominated opposing secondaries after the catch.
Now, we need to look at this Bears defense( or lack thereof) Coach Noble has been extremely disappointed in the defense the past couple of weeks struggling to stop the run and blown coverages all across the field.
The Bears rank 24th in Points allowed per game, 25th in yards allowed per game, and 26th in rushing yards given up per game. Maybe the Bears should not have traded Akiem Hicks before the season started as he is a premier run stopper in the league to this day. However, you cannot cry over spoiled milk and you must move forward. The Bears have the Minnesota Vikings next week and have to go up against Dalvin Cook. Hopefully Da Bears can stop the 6th ranked rushing attack in the finale against those Vikings!