Chicago Bears: Three biggest matchups against Eagles

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Matchup No. 1: Alshon Jeffery vs Kyle Fuller, Bears cornerbacks

Needless to say, Alshon Jeffery is public enemy number one heading into Sunday in Chicago.

The former Bears wide receiver has been going after the Bears and the city of Chicago ever since he left town back in 2017, and Wednesday was the pinnacle.

Additionally, Jeffery said that the Bears secondary, which features two Pro Bowlers, are “Playing football and they’ve gotten a lot of turnovers. They haven’t played the Eagles, though.”

Seriously Alshon? Let’s look at the Eagles “potent” offense this season:

The Eagles rank 30th in the NFL in receiving yards, 30th in total yards of offense per game, and 15th in quarterback rating.

Not nearly as good as you’d think from Jeffery’s big mouth.

Anyways, back to the matchup. Like him or not, stopping Jeffery is vital in order for the Bears to win.

Kyle Fuller, the NFL’s interception leader, and NFC Pro Bowler will likely be the one tasked with guarding Jeffery for most of the game. Fuller has what it takes to stifle a mediocre receiver such as Jeffery, and will need to perform to that on Sunday.

Not too hard, but yet still important. Jeffery is a big chunk of the Eagles passing game, and eliminating him from the picture just about eliminates the effectiveness of the Eagles’ long-distance air attack.

Alshon Jeffery hasn’t been quiet all week, but if Kyle Fuller simply does his job, we won’t be hearing anything from him on Sunday.