Five things the KC Chiefs must do to beat Chicago Bears

What five things must the KC Chiefs do in order to defeat the Chicago Bears and move to 2-1?

Sep 17, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs out of the
Sep 17, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs out of the / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Make DJ Moore a non-factor

One of the biggest moves of the NFL offseason was the Bears trading back from the #1 pick to the #9 pick with Carolina before the draft. As a part of the return. Chicago acquired wide receiver D.J. Moore. Moore, who has three 1,000-yard seasons under his belt, is by far the best receiver on the team. Cole Kmet is a good but not great tight end, wide receiver Darnell Mooney is nursing a knee injury, and Chase Claypool isn't a real threat.

If the Chiefs' defense doesn't allow D.J. Moore to get open on a consistent basis, don't expect the Bears to have a good day throwing the football. He's Chicago's best receiver and has proven to be a great player in this league, he's capable of making defenses look silly.

5. Get the running game going

One of the more frustrating parts of the first half against Jacksonville was the fact that the Chiefs only ran the ball only twice the entire half. On their second drive of the game, the Chiefs ran ten plays, none of which were runs, despite never getting behind the sticks.

Andy Reid getting Isiah Pacheco involved more will help treat the early offensive woes the team has experienced. Granted, Pacheco managed an injury recovery throughout training camp, so that may help explain his light usage through two weeks. He's also dealing with a hamstring injury this week and will likely not be 100% for the game.

As long as the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes, they should be a pass-first team, but that doesn't mean they should ignore the running game. Having a reliable running game behind Mahomes will help boost the passing game. It will increase the amount of favorable coverages that Kansas City will see down the road. In addition, it will force defensive linemen to keep guessing, otherwise many of them will just tee off with little concern about a run play.

If Andy Reid can get the running game rolling, the Chiefs will be a lot more challenging to stop on offense. It doesn't have to be Isiah Pacheco (if he even plays), but the team needs to get into some sort of rhythm in that area. If not, Kansas City is betting a one-dimensional offense will be good enough to beat the elite teams in the NFL, which is pretty dangerous, but not reckless. The Bears are the perfect team to experiment against since they're horrible in almost every area. If Reid decides to do so, they could throw on every play just to get the receivers on the right track.