Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball (23) after making a catch in third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Must Prepare For Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Gordon


Over the course of this past month, Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been emerging  as a top-tier receiver in the National Football League.

Jeffery has been on a tear of late. Jeffery has eclipsed over 300 receiving yards combined in the Bears past two games. In the Bears game against the Minnesota Vikings, Jeffery recorded 249 receiving yards on 12 receptions. Jeffery followed that performance up with a touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys last Monday that should be in the discussion for catch of the year.

Nonetheless, Jeffery has been a human highlight reel for the Bears this season. On the season, Jeffery is 7 yards shy of the 1,200 mark while making 75 receptions to go along with 6 touchdowns.

But for as impressive as Jeffery has been this season for the Bears, the Bears defense will see a wide receiver on Sunday for the Cleveland Browns that has been more impressive.

That receiver is Josh Gordon. In his past three games with the Browns, Gordon has compiled over 600 receiving yards. In fact, Gordon has had 230+ receiving yards in 2 of the Browns last 3 games.

On the season, Gordon has 1,400 receiving yards on 71 receptions to go along with 8 touchdowns.

Needless to say, the Chicago Bears need to prepare for Gordon. The Bears defense against the pass has been strong of late. Though, that may be the result of teams emphasizing the run against the Bears defense. Having said that, Bears cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Zack Bowman were impressive in the Bears game against the Cowboys.

With Jeffery and Gordon playing in the same game, as Terrell Owens is famous for saying, “get your popcorn ready because it’s going to be a show.”

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