Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Offensive grades

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Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Incomplete

This, unfortunately, is becoming a theme for the Chicago Bears: we have no idea how to grade their receivers and tight ends because of Mike Glennon.

On one hand, you had a couple of drops from Markus Wheaton in his return to the field. Obviously, you need more from the guy you hope will be your number one receiver.

Yet, you also had a two-yard touchdown catch from rookie Adam Shaheen, who badly needed some positive involvement in the Bears offense. Also, Zach Miller had a nice 17-yard catch for a first down.

Other than that, though, what did these guys really do? Deonte Thompson’s nine-yard catch represented the only nine yards wide receivers posted all day. That’s abysmal.

But unlike last week, where you could point to a number of clear mistakes, what can you really make of their performance? I mean, non-running backs only registered eight total targets all game. How much of an impact can you expect to have?

It’s one thing for the opposing defense to seemingly not respect your quarterback. But then when your quarterback doesn’t show you any love? That’s tough.

Ultimately, if the Chicago Bears want to do more than win ugly, they’ll need production from their wide receivers. Yes, they will need to do their part in getting open and catching the ball. But there should be no game in which wideouts get only four targets total.

That just doesn’t cut it in today’s NFL, as a rule.