The Chicago Bears could also be with out one among their finest gamers for Sunday’s recreation towards the NFC North rival Inexperienced Bay Packers. On Monday, the staff positioned two-time Professional Bowl security Eddie Jackson on their reserve/COVID-19 record. Jackson must take a look at damaging all through the week week if he’s going to have an opportunity at going through the Packers on Sunday.
Via 10 video games, Jackson has recorded 58 tackles to go along with three pressured fumbles this season. He additionally scored his sixth profession defensive landing when he returned a fumble for a rating in Chicago’s Week 7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Jackson tallied seven tackles and a pressured fumble within the Bears’ most up-to-date recreation, a 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on “Monday Night time Soccer.”
Jackson’s play has helped Chicago’s protection rank sixth within the NFL in scoring, second in landing passes allowed, and first in third down and purple zone effectivity. However regardless of the success of its protection, Chicago is a .500 staff coming into Sunday’s recreation towards the 7-3 Packers, who’re at present in first place within the North.
Inexperienced Bay’s offense, led by perennial Professional Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is third within the NFL in scoring, sixth in passing, second in landing passes, and fourth in third down and purple zone effectivity. In Sunday’s 34-31 loss to the Colts, Rodgers accomplished 71% of his passes with three touchdowns and one interception. However whereas Inexperienced Bay’s passing recreation had appreciable success, the Packers rushed for simply 66 yards on 18 carries whereas dropping their third recreation of the season.
If Jackson is unable to play, his alternative will probably be Sherrick McManis, an 11-year veteran who sat out final Monday’s recreation after breaking his index finger throughout Chicago’s Week 9 loss to the Tennessee Titans.