Chicago Bears: What to look for in Week 3 matchup vs Houston Texans

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Sep 11, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (19) catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports /

Can any receiver get open?

Another question the Chicago Bears faced is how good (or bad) the wide receivers unit is. The thought was that outside of Darnell Mooney, is there anyone who can step up?

Well, after two games the question now should be whether any receiver can step up. No one has been able to do much. Equanimeous St. Brown is the leading receiver with 57 yards. Dante Pettis is next with 51. However, Pettis’ yards came from one catch that happened on a broken play and St. Brown only has three catches.

In fact, the entire wide receivers unit has seven catches combined. In comparison, running back David Montgomery has five catches by himself.

As for Mooney, he has two catches for just four yards. There was a debate about whether he was a true WR1 this offseason. Right now, he isn’t even playing like a WR4.

So far, all these experts around the league who Chicago Bears fans attacked for thinking so low of the wide receivers are proving to be right. Yes, the first thing fans will say is that there is a new system and new coaches and new players, but as bad as some expected this unit to struggle, early on it’s been worse.

Someone has to do something to help the quarterback. Let’s see if that someone steps up this week.