4. Chicago’s wideouts aren’t dangerous
Speaking of their issues on offense, the Bears just don’t have any dangerous players on the outside. After seven games, Darnell Mooney is their top receiver with 20 receptions for 294 yards but has yet to score a touchdown.
Behind him is tight end Cole Kmet with 12 catches for 148 yards, running back David Montgomery with 10 receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown, and wideout Equanimeous St. Brown with 10 catches for 158 yards. And that’s it for players with double-digit receptions.
The receivers deserve a lot of blame for those woes but Fields hasn’t been helping either. The second-year signal-caller has had three games with eight or fewer completions and the most he’s had in a single game this year is 15 against Minnesota in Week 5.
With the struggles he’s had completing the pass, the last thing Fields wants to see across from him is a top-five passing defense. But that’s exactly what will be opposite him in Week 8 as the Cowboys enter this game fourth overall in passing yards surrendered while also boasting seven picks.
It might not be the Doomsday Defense just yet, but this unit is making life hard on opposing passing attacks and that should continue against a sophomore quarterback who has completed 55.9 percent of his attempts this year.