The Bears need another big game from Allen Robinson on Thanksgiving Day vs. Detroit
There are some bad offenses in the NFL. If someone told you that the Chicago Bears would be one of the worst coming into this season, you might have laughed. Well, after a 12-4 campaign, the Bears’ offense looks inept. Matt Nagy is no longer being over hyped as an offensive genius.
Chicago is scoring 17.1 points per game which is 28th in the league. They are 29th in total yards per game and 30th in passing yards per game with 190.7. Mitchell Trubisky has received a bulk of the criticism but the blame should be spread around the entire offensive group and staff. One bright spot has been Allen Robinson.
Robinson has caught 63 balls for 764 yards and four touchdowns. On paper his numbers are good but he has been inconsistent. In Week 9, he was held to one catch for six yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. In Week 11 in Los Angeles, he could muster just four catches for 15 yards. The Bears will visit Detroit on Thanksgiving Day and they need another big performance from their No. 1 receiver.
Robinson is a true threat. He has been a good receiver since entering the league out of Penn State. Robinson has stood out this season for a team that does not have many threats on the outside. He already has more receiving yards this season than he did in 13 games in 2018. Against the Lions, there should be room to get open.
The Lions’ season has gone completely off the rails. When you lose a game to the 1-9 Washington Redskins, your team has problems. Detroit ranks 29th in the league allowing 275.5 passing yards per game. They are also 29th in total defense. Not so good for a head coach who is a former defensive coordinator.
Sure, the Bears are struggling and sporting one of the worst offenses in the game, but that is no excuse after a loss to the Redskins.
Chicago picked up a win at home against the New York Giants in Week 12. Robinson led the way in a 16-point third quarter for the Bears. He finished with six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in the win. Chicago is in desperate need of an offensive leader down the stretch. Robinson has the skill and playmaking ability to be that leader.
Step one is to have two straight big games. What better team to do it against than a division rival with a poor defense on Thanksgiving Day?
Another 100 yard, one touchdown day is possible.