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Jets vs Bears Game Thread

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Week 8 of the NFL season has the New York Jets coming off a lopsided home loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Losers of four of their last six games, the Jets look to claw their way back to .500 and on the periphery of the AFC playoffs race. Today the Jets face a tough Chicago Bears team on the road in adverse weather conditions, not the ideal way to search for a much needed win.

The Bears come into the game tied for last place in the NFC North with a 3-3 record. On offense the Bears are led by second year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. After some struggles early on, Trubisky has been heating up, passing for 300+ yards in each of the last three games. On the season Trubisky has a good 13 to 6 touchdowns to interceptions ratio and a 97+ passer rating. Trubisky is supported by the backfield duo of Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard. On defense the Bears revolve around All World pass rusher Khalil Mack. Mack has an ankle injury which might, if the Jets are fortunate, keep him out, or ineffective, for today’s game.

The Jets come into the game hurting. Starting wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson are out with injuries, as is starting running back Bilal Powell. The Jets will be forced to rely on a motley crew of offensive weapons which includes a pair of rookies in Trenton Cannon and Chris Herndon, along with disappointing wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and another wide receiver, Rishard Matthews, who was just signed off the street this week. It is not a promising group for Sam Darnold to lead on offense. On defense the Jets are also banged up, with starting safety Marcus Maye a game time decision, #1 cornerback Trumaine Johnson likely out for the game and #2 cornerback Morris Claiborne a game time decision. This is no way to go into a tough road game, but such is life in the NFL.

It’s the Jets and the Bears going at it on a wet, raw, blustery, windy day in Chicago. Leave your comments in the section cleverly marked “comments” below. Enjoy the game everybody.