Things are not going to get any easier for our Chargers this weekend. We have to head out to the windy city to face the Chicago Bears. The Bears match up really well against us with their tough defense, electrifying special teams and a good running game.
The Bears defense forced 4 interceptions against the Detroit Lions this weekend and they have one of the premiere pass rushers in the league. Hopefully Marcus McNeill is healthy because I would hate to see Brandon Dombrowski trying to stop Julius Peppers all game long. Philip Rivers probably hates the sound of that also. Maybe Norv could put a tight end over on that side to help out in the blocking, but that idea might make too much sense.
FOUR interceptions by that defense last week? I am sure that Philip could give them a couple more opportunities at it. Philip still leads the world in turnovers and we need him to step up. Hopefully this is the game that Philip plays out of his mind!!
On top of those four interceptions, the Bears defense forced 3 fumbles and recovered 2 of them. Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert better keep both hands on that football, these Bears will be ripping away at it all day long. Turnovers have killed us all year long and the Bears are the best at forcing them.
Other than that nasty defense, we will have to punt the ball off to the best returner in the history of the game. Anytime Devin Hester touches the ball, we will all be holding our breath hoping that he doesn’t return it for a score. We better not kick the ball to him! I wish Nick Novak had the leg to kick it off out the back of the end zone.
Should we mention their offense? Jay Cutler is the quarterback and we know a thing or two about him. The Bears offensive line has had trouble keeping him upright. He gets hit as often as Philip Rivers does and we will need to keep putting that pressure on him. If we can get that pressure than we can force Jay into those picks that we love from him.
Our run defense will need to slow down Matt Forte though. Our run defense has not been able to slow down anyone, so hopefully Mike Martz will just decide to try and attack our defense through the air.
It’s going to be another tough game for our Bolts. Hopefully something goes our way so we can end this 4-game skid. We need some players to play out of their minds this weekend.