Chicago Bears: 5 Players who must shine vs. Giants in Week 12

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Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver

One of the players on offense who isn’t having trouble this season is wide receiver Allen Robinson. Despite Trubisky’s struggles, he’s really connected with Robinson this season. He has 633 receiving yards and is on target to eclipse 1,000 yards.

Robinson has caught all sorts of passes thrown his way. At 66.3 percent, he has the highest catch percentage of his career (his 100 percent rate in 2017 doesn’t count since it was just one catch).

Robinson is in the second year of a three-year contract, and he’s more than earned his contract. He and the Bears will have extension talks so he can continue to lead on and off the field for the Bears for more years.

With the Bears’ playoff chances all but finished, Robinson still has something to play for. He can help get the ship back to at least respectability. If he continues to play well he’ll open space up for the other receivers. Of course, the other receivers need to do their job of catching the ball, but Robinson is doing his part.

The Giants’ pass defense is better than their rush defense. They rank 18th in passing touchdowns allowed and 11th in interceptions. However, they do rank 25th in passing yards allowed so they’ll give up big plays. Robinson should be the recipient of some of those big plays.

Robinson needs to have another good performance this week. If he does, it’ll help the Bears inch closer to the break-even point and will help him get a new contract.