Boy, the Bears look smart by trading for Khalil Mack, don’t they? Like, Super Bowl-caliber defense, right?
There’s no other way to say it — Mack was a force against the Seahawks on Monday Night Football, registering five tackles, one sack and a crucial forced fumble late in the first half against quarterback Russell Wilson.
Mack’s presence alone moves the Bears up two spots in our rankings this week. But eventually, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the offense will have to take advantage of the situations Mack and Chicago’s defense present them.
Trubisky was OK on the night, missing a number of targets and tossing X interceptions, one of which wasn’t totally his fault. But the offense managed only 272 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per play.
Seattle’s defense is still moderately potent, but Trubisky and Co. will need to look better if the Bears have serious hopes for contending in the NFC North.