Chicago Bears what to watch for in Week 17 game vs Giants

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Can the Bears score points?

One of the problems with the Chicago Bears offense is the lack of points scored. They average 17.8 points per game, good (or bad) for 28th in the league. They had a 30 point output against the Green Bay Packers a couple of weeks ago that pumped that average up.

One of the most frustrating aspects of the offense is their red zone touchdown conversion. They scored touchdowns on 20 of their 41 trips to the red zone. That ranks 30th in the league.

In Week 15, all of the scoring and red zone troubles were on full display. The Bears scored just nine points, and six of them came on a meaningless touchdown on the final play of the game. They had five trips to the red zone and scored just that one touchdown at the end.

There is a chance that Justin Fields doesn’t play. He missed last week’s game with an ankle injury. Head coach Matt Nagy said there was a chance he’ll miss this week’s game as well.

The Bears might not have to worry about the Giants pass rush. Yes, Chicago’s offensive line struggles with protection. They’ve given up 49 sacks, the most in the league.

However, the Giants pass rush has trouble getting to the quarterback. Despite ranking 14th in blitz percentage, they rank 25th in sacks and 29th in quarterback knockdowns. For comparison, the Bears rank 23rd in blitz percentage they are tied for fifth in sacks.

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If whoever is the quarterback can have time to throw the ball, he could get the offense into the end zone. The Giants rank 24th in passing touchdowns allowed so let’s hope the Bears take advantage and score plenty of points and come away with a victory.