Chicago Bears: Rising and falling stocks after week 4

Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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The Chicago Bears have a few more players that played well on Sunday.

Cole Kmet

He found the endzone twice and had seven catches for 85 yards. He had only 11 receptions during the first three games. The only negative Kmet had was on the Bears’ final offensive play.

Justin thought Kmet would get better positioning on his defender, which is why Fields threw a little bit wide. Instead, Kmet cut his route off just a bit short and it allowed Kareem Jackson to easily make the game-clinching interception.

Khalil Herbert

The run game had been struggling before the Broncos game. Playing against a defense that got gashed for 70 points a week prior is one way to get right in the ground game. Herbert gained 103 yards on 18 carries. He had four catches with one going for a touchdown.

Herbert was put in a bad spot on the offense’s second-to-last possession. Instead of kicking a potential go-ahead field goal, head coach Matt Eberflus (he will be discussed shortly) chose to go for it on fourth-and-one.

For some odd reason, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy went with a shotgun handoff to Herbert. The play failed miserably because rookie right tackle Darnell Wright missed a block.

Chicago turned the ball over on downs and Denver drove the other way for the game-winning field goal.