Bears week 4

Hold your horses, Indy: Keys to a Bears’ Week 4 win

  • 2020 NFL Schedule
  • 2020 NFL Season
  • Chicago Bears
  • Cole Kmet
  • Jimmy Graham
  • Nick Foles
  • Phillip Rivers
By Sam Stevenson October 1, 2020 0 Comment
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The Bears week 4 matchup is a solid Colts team. Can the Bears continue their undefeated streak? We’ll look into the keys for the game and give a prediction.

The 2020 Chicago Bears continue to win. Despite being down double-digits, the team remained resilient in week three. The second half was won thanks to Nick Foles and the defense. The team will now face the Indianapolis Colts this coming Sunday.

Week Four’s prediction is down below, powered by Tallysight– helping you supercharge your sports picks.

Bears week 4

The game will be another close one. The Colts are not a team to take lightly. We’ll look at some of the keys to this game, and how the Bears can come away 4-0.

Can Nick Foles spark this offense?

Foles came in during the third quarter of the Falcons’ game. It took the Super Bowl MVP a few series to get into a rhythm. He came alive in the fourth quarter, throwing for almost 200 yards and three touchdowns.

The veteran quarterback looked calm and collected on the field. That being said, the team played a rather poor defense. The Falcons also had six total injuries coming into the game. The Bears’ offense should’ve been successful.

The Bears week 4 matchup against the Colts won’t be as easy. They have one of the best ranked defenses this season. They have only allowed a total of 396 yards, according to The Football Database. That being said, the Colts’ schedule hasn’t been very challenging. They’ve played the New York Jets, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Minnesota Vikings. Those teams have a combined record of 1-8.

Foles has a great chance to really test this defense. Colts head coach Frank Reich has even come out and said that Foles will “keep their hands full”. We’ve only gotten a small sample size of Foles: with a full week of practice, we could see a whole new level to this offense.

Stop the run

The Bears are notorious for their defense. Where the team has struggled has been stopping the run. Eddie Goldman’s opt out has had a serious impact to this defensive front. The Colts have a solid running back tangent. They’ve rushed for almost 120 yards per game (YPG), so the Bears will have to contain them.

Bears’ defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano needs to scheme well. If the team can stuff the run, they’ll force Phillip Rivers to throw down the field early. The Bears’ secondary matches up well against the Colts’ passing attack. The team needs to force the Colts to throw shorter routes and make them run the clock away. Eventually, the Bears’ pass rush will get to Rivers against a good Colts’ offensive line.

Tight end involvement

The Bears revamped their tight end group this offseason. There was a lot of training camp speculation regarding this group. So far, it seems the duo of Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham haven’t been the super stars we’ve expected.

It’s not to say Graham has been a total non-factor. The former Packer has 10 receptions for over 100 yards and three touchdowns. He’s on pace to beat his total receptions and touchdowns during his two-year stint in Green Bay.

As for Kmet, it seems he’s having some rookie woes. He’s had one sole target for 12 yards in three games. It’s not weird for rookie tight ends to struggle their first year. Kmet also has gotten a lower amount of snaps compared to the team’s other tight ends.

It’s likely both players will get more targets with Foles at the helm. The Bears need this position group to thrive, so it seems likely Matt Nagy will try to get them more involved. Foles isn’t afraid to throw to his tight ends; more production here will help this offense take a huge step forward. A strong offense will make a Bears week 4 win a guarantee.

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