Chicago Bears must game plan for these 4 Arizona Cardinals

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Chandler Jones

Thus far, the Bears have done a mediocre job at protecting their quarterback through two games. Mitch Trubisky was sacked a startling four times against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. Against Seattle, though, he was sacked half as many times.

Defensive end Chandler Jones is coming off a season where he led the NFL in sacks with 17.0 even. In his words, he called it a “decent” season. If 17.0 sacks is “decent,” I don’t want to know what he considers elite. This year, he has one sack and a forced fumble through two games.

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Keeping Trubisky upright and giving him some time to throw is going to be key against Arizona, and the only true threat they have to worry about is Jones. Left tackle Charles Leno is going to have his hands full, and may need help with a double-team occasionally.

Whether it’s Kyle Long or a running back like Jordan Howard, getting Leno help with a guy like Jones will be imperative if he shows any signs of wrecking this game for the Bears. Hopefully, Leno can hold his own. But, I won’t put it past Jones to get in there and knock Trubisky around a bit on Sunday afternoon.