Chiefs schedule release 2015: Breaking down every matchup
Week 5: Chicago Bears
Dec 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Corey Wootton (99) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) in the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
This is one of those games that Kansas City must win. The Bears have some offensive talent with Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett. Jay Cutler, while he can have atrocious outings, can also throw for 300 yards without blinking an eye. John Fox is also a good coach, much better than the ousted Marc Trestman.
Still, Chicago is without any semblance of a defense or offensive line. The Chiefs should be able to hit Cutler early and often, hopefully rattling him and forcing some mistakes. The Bears are in need of a rebuild, something that is clearly underway after they dealt Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets in March.
Kansas City has to be able to run the ball with authority against this poor front. The Bears could not stop anybody on the ground each of the last two seasons, ranking 32nd and 22nd, respectively. Jamaal Charles should be seeing a heavy workload, while Travis Kelce goes to work against some mediocre linebacker play.
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