Bears offensive line takes another hit before facing Chiefs pass rush

The Kansas City Chiefs pass rush should have another big day on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
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The Kansas City Chiefs were already expected to have a field day on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium when the Chicago Bears are scheduled to visit. You can infer as much when the opening spread on a game is by 13 points as early as Week 3 in a given season. But things are going from bad to worse quickly for the Bears as injury news hit hard on Wednesday.

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter has word that Bears left tackle Braxton Jones has been placed on injured reserve, meaning he will sit out Week 3 and at least the following three games before returning to the field. He also might be out for much longer than that.

For the Bears, the state of the offensive line was already a major concern coming into the season and losing Jones only makes things that much more difficult. While the Bears have added tackle Darnell Wright in the draft this year, there were multiple needs up front coming into 2023 and the loss of Teven Jenkins to start the season only exacerbated those concerns.

The Kansas City Chiefs pass rush should have another big day on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Justin Fields is already taking heavy criticism for the way this season has started, but facing the Chiefs in Week 3, on paper at least, looks like the cherry on top. When you add that the Chiefs are currently being carried by their defense (yeah, read that again), it could mean a banner day for a pass rush that's already raising eyebrows for just how effective they've been in the early going.

Watch for young defensive ends like George Karlaftis, Mike Danna, and Felix Anudike-Uzomah to continue to feast on the edges while Chris Jones tries to make up for lost time in the middle. He played like a man possessed in his debut last Sunday against Jacksonville and that line, while not great, is definitely better overall than the one the Bears will trot out at Arrowhead.