The Chicago Bears notched a 20 -9 triumph over the Las Vegas Raiders on the roadway, which was quickly Chicago’s a lot of excellent win of the season. It was a group win in every sense of the word with defense, offense and unique groups all contributing as the Bears enhanced to 3-2 on the season.
Pro Football Focus distributed gamer grades for those who took a breeze in the Bears’ win, and we broke them down by offense and defense, evaluating the 3 greatest- and lowest-graded gamers on each side.
There were a couple of surprises in regards to the greatest- and lowest-graded gamers, both on offense and defense.
Top 3 offense
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TE Jesper Horsted– 83.5
RT Elijah Wilkinson– 81.0
QB Andy Dalton– 79.7
With Jesse James and J.P. Holtz sidelined with injuries, Jesper Horsted got his possibility to shine– and he definitely maximized it in his restricted snaps. Holtz captured Justin Fields’ very first profession goal pass, a 3-yard rating at a loss zone that provided Chicago a 7-3 lead that they didn’t give up.
When Germain Ifedi went down with a knee injury, Elijah Wilkinson actioned in at right deal with, and he didn’t miss out on a beat on an offending line that impressed versus a dominant Raiders front.
Andy Dalton saw short action in location of a hurt Justin Fields, who hyperextended his knee and was on the sideline for a couple of plays. It’s tough to relatively assess Dalton offered he remained in the video game for 3 plays. It states a lot that when he came in the video game to alleviate a hurt Fields that there wasn’t a lot of panic. We’ve definitely come a long method with this Bears quarterback group.
Bottom 3 offense
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OL Alex Bars– 33.6
RT Germain Ifedi– 48.9
QB Justin Fields– 51.3
Alex Bars saw his very first action of the season reporting as a qualified play 13 times on offense versus the Raiders. The Bears ran it 9 times and passed 4 times, where they discovered some success. It’s unexpected to see Bars graded as the worst gamer on offense. Germain Ifedi, who left Sunday’s video game with a knee injury obstructing for Justin Fields, was Chicago’s second-worst graded gamer on offense. Elijah Wilkinson changed Ifedi, where he went on to do a strong task in run stopping and pass defense.
While Fields didn’t have a fancy video game, it’s still a surprise to discover him graded amongst the worst offending gamers in Sunday’s win. Fields finished 12- of-20 passes for 111 lawns and a goal. Fields fought through a shot to the ribs and a hyperextended knee and made some clutch plays to extend drives and assist Chicago protect a win.
Top 3 defense
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S DeAndre Houston-Carson– 94.4
OLB Khalil Mack– 86.0
DT Khyiris Tonga– 82.1
The Bears have lots of depth at security, and with a great deal of 3-safety appearances from Sean Desai, Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson got some snaps. Thankfully for the Bears, Houston-Carson constantly appears to make plays in October, and he came away with Chicago’s only takeaway of the video game– an interception of Derek Carr.
Khalil Mack got vengeance versus his previous group with an outstanding getaway that consisted of a sack, 8 overall deals with, a deal with for loss, and he included what ought to’ve been a 2nd sack when he removed Carr on a stopped working two-point conversion. Mack revealed the Raiders precisely why they slipped up in trading him to Chicago 3 years earlier.
Khyiris Tonga got his greatest grade of the season from PFF regardless of not getting in package rating.
Bottom 3 defense
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ILB Alec Ogletree– 28.6
CB Duke Shelley– 39.3
ILB Danny Trevathan– 43.7
Danny Trevathan played in his very first video game action this season, coming off hurt reserve to play 10 snaps. Alec Ogletree played a season-low 52%of snaps. While Ogletree has actually been strong in relief of Trevathan and continued to see more associates than Trevathan, Ogletree continues to be a liability in protection, as he resisted Henry Ruggs.
The Bears secondary has actually been the weak point of this defense this season, however they didn’t look too horrible versus a gifted Raiders offense. While Duke Shelley has actually shown to be a great tackler, he continues to get beat. Fortunately for him, among the times he was beat DeAndre Houston-Carson came down with an interception.
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CB Jaylon Johnson– 49.9
S Deon Bush– 82.0
RBs Damien Williams and Khalil Herbert– 66.0
RG James Daniels– 75.0
C Sam Mustipher– 69.7
Jaylon Johnson has actually been among the very best cornerbacks in the NFL this season, and he was strong versus the Raiders. Which is why it’s a surprise that he handled a 49.9 grade on Sunday. Approved, Johnson did capture a substantial break when Bryan Edwards dropped a deep ball from Derek Carr that might’ve led to a goal, at the minimum a huge play. Security Deon Bush discovered success versus the Raiders, where he revealed himself to be a great tackler and made plays when the defense required it.
Even in David Montgomery’s lack, the Bears run video game loved Damien Williams and novice Khalil Herbert, who integrated for 139 hurrying lawns on 34 brings and a goal. Both balanced more than 4 lawns per bring, and they were a huge factor for the success on offense.
The Bears offending line had another strong efficiency versus a gifted Raiders protective front, particularly in the run video game. Guard James Daniels and center Sam Mustipher played a huge part in the success on the ground, and their PFF grades show that.