Chicago Bears: Three ways to contain Russell Wilson

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Be more aggressive on both sides of the ball

The blitz and defensive pressure are definitely a key for the Bears against the Seahawks. However, the offense needs to be more efficient and aggressive than they were last week, especially if the Bears have the lead. The Bears were ahead 20-0 at halftime last week in Green Bay. The offense got conservative in the second half and only scored three points over the final 30 minutes.

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Many fans were frustrated with Bears coach Matt Nagy last week for taking his foot off the gas in the second half. There was definitely some questionable play calling down the stretch. Taking a field goal to go up six points with enough time left in the fourth quarter for Rodgers to mount a comeback was an iffy call. The coaching staff needs to step up this week.

It will be the second week in a row that the Bears are on a primetime stage, and it’s long overdue that they impress a national audience. Nagy needs to understand that when you face off against elite quarterbacks like Rodgers and Wilson, it’s important to take risks on both sides of the ball.

This seems simple, but watching Nagy play not to lose was frustrating last week. I’ll chalk it up to a brand new head coach learning on the job, but he has to show he can lead this team and be an effective play-caller. He needs to do it quickly so the fans and media in Chicago don’t turn on him.

It will be exciting and interesting to see how this new-look Bears team fares on Monday night. Aggression and ball control will be the keys for the Bears. Keep checking Da Windy City for pregame and postgame analysis of this marquee matchup.