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Week 12 Preview: Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets

The Jets need this game to keep pace.

After last week's performance against the Patriots, the Jets are looking to right the ship as they are on the outside  looking in of a playoff spot. Luckily for them, they are facing the Chicago Bears, a team that is playing for basically pride at this point of the season. The Bears could be without star QB Justin Fields, who is dealing with a shoulder injury. With that in mind, here is a preview of Sunday's game.

What To Expect

New QB

After a poor performance and tasteless press conference comment, the Jets have made the decision to bench QB Zach Wilson this Sunday. Mike White is the man that will be under center for Gang Green as they continue playing musical chairs with the quarterback position.

Field Day For The Defense?

The Bears' offense isn't the best as they are ranked 17th in the league in points per game. They are also dead last in the league in passing yards. With Justin Fields questionable to play, this is the time this young Jets defense can pounce on a weak offense.

Offensive Chemistry

With Mike White running the offense, can he help jumpstart this offense after a pathetic display last week? The Bears' defense is ranked 16th in the league in offensive yards allowed.

Just The Facts

  • The Jets lost their last five meetings against the Bears. Their last win against the Bears was on November 26th, 2000 at the old Giants Stadium.
  • The Jets have lost two games in a row, the first time this season they have lost back-to-back games.
  • Mike White is 1-3 as a starter. He last started for the Jets on November 14th, 2021 against the Bills in a 45-17 loss.

Five Big Questions To Ask: 

  1. How will the offense do under QB Mike White?
  2. Will the Jets' defense repeat their performance from last week?
  3. Will Justin Fields play?
  4. Will the run game play a heavy factor?
  5. Can the Jets bounce back?

Who is on the Injury Report

OUT: NT Sheldon Rankins (elbow)

Questionable: TE Kenny Yeboah (calf), OT Duane Brown (Shoulder) CB Sauce Gardner (Calf) 

Prediction: New York needs to bounce back from last week's game and their  isn't a better opponent to do so than the Bears.  Mike White will have another solid game and the run game will deliver.

Final Score: Jets 27, Bears 10

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