New York Jets Sunday could prove to be a turning point for the Chicago Bears season.A winnable game against an inferior opponent Chicago Bears Hoodie , at home, a rookie quarterback, on the road. If the Bears want to be the team that fans are expecting them to be, that they can and should be, then they should take care of business Sunday.However, things are never that simple, especially when it comes to the Bears, right?The New York Jets appear to be a rudderless, banged up team with a struggling rookie quarterback and missing key players. But the Bears also couldn’t beat Brock Osweiler on the road two weeks ago and a defense that had 18 sacks and was giving up barely a couple touchdowns a game suddenly has surrendered 69 points in their last two games.This is a different opponent, a different week, but will the results be the same infuriating thing we’ve seen the last two weeks or a return to what we want form to be?New York JetsSB Nation site: Gang Green NationGame Day/Time/TV: Sunday, noon CST, CBSRecord: 3-4Last week: 37-17 loss to the Vikings at MetLifeBears all-time record against: 8-3Historical match ups: There isn’t a lot of history between these teams, such is the way it is when neither team has a ton of recent playoff experience and the two conferences never really played each other before realignment.So let’s look at the 2006 game, which was a week 11 meeting.The 0-0 halftime tie was broken by a Robbie Gould field goal in the third quarter and then a 57-yard Rex Grossman to Mark Bradley at the start of the fourth was enough to seal a 10-0 shutout.Chad Pennington threw interceptions to Nathan Vasher and Brian Urlacher.Last meeting: A 27-19 week 3 victory in 2014.The Bears jumped out early to a 7-0 lead on a Ryan Mundy pick six off Geno Smith on the second play of the game. Alshon Jeffery had 105 yards and Martellus Bennett caught two touchdowns.The Bears moved to 2-1 on the season and all appeared to be headed in the right direction.Offense: The Jets come into this game ranked 26th in yards and 13th in points.Their passing offense ranks 27th in yards while their rushing game is 12th.No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold (56.1 completion percentage/1,552 yds./10 TD/10 INT) is struggling as rookies often do. His 10 INTs lead the league.In his last three games he has six TDs and five INTs. His best receivers are Quincy Enunwa (22 rec./287 yds./1 TD), who is injured, Robby Anderson (17/314/3), Jermaine Kearse (16/165/0) and Terrelle Pryor (14/235/2).Other receivers of note include TE Christopher Herndon (11/145/2).The Jets receiving back, Bilal Powell (11/110/1 receiving, 80 att./343 yds./0) went on I.R. this week, leaving leading rusher Isaiah Crowell (81/459/5) as the main running back.One-time Bears QB coach Jeremy Bates is calling the plays.Defense: The Jets defense ranks 20th in yards allowed and 17th in points allowed.They are 21st against the pass and 14th against the run.Up front they have Leonard Williams (3 sacks/6 TFL/10 QB hits) and Henry Anderson (2.5 sacks/3 TFL/4 QB hits). LBs Jordan Jenkins (2.5 sacks/6 QB hits), Brandon Copeland (2 sacks/5 TFL/8 QB hits) and Avery Williamson (2 sacks/4 TFL/3 QB hits) are lurking too.In the secondary is Morris Claiborne (2 INTs/9 PDs/2 TFL) playing very well, along with Trumaine Johnson, who is injured, (1 INT/2 PDs) and playmaker Jamal Adams (1 INT/6 PDs/2 FF/6 TFL). LB Darron Lee (3 INT/5 PD/2 TFL) is also making plays.This is another unit that is going to show Mitch Trubisky a lot of exotic and disguised fronts to throw him off. They have some corners who can play man well and Trubisky has struggled against man coverage.The Jets have had some struggles but there are some playmakers on the defense Dion Sims Jersey , especially in the secondary.Injury report: The Jets had 14 players on their Wednesday injury report.Limited: S Marcus Maye (thumb), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot), CB Buster Skrine (concussion)Did not participate: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), T Kelvin Beachum (back), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder/foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), LB Darron Lee (illness), C Spencer Long (knee/finger)Full participation: G James Carpenter (shoulder/ankle), RB Isaiah Crowell (foot), WR Andre Roberts (foot/ankle), DL Leonard Williams (back)Key match ups: The Jets are very banged up but assuming that at least Claiborne can go, it will be interesting to see how he matches up against Taylor Gabriel (unless Allen Robinson plays and Claiborne flips sides to cover him with Johnson possibly out).How the Bears run defense stacks up against Crowell will be interesting too. Crowell absolutely gashed the Broncos a couple of weeks ago for 219 yards and he put up 102 in week one against the Lions. The pass rush should have some opportunities against the Jets, who have allowed 16 sacks, but can the Bears generate a pass rush if Khalil Mack is still hampered by his ankle injury?What to watch for: Will the Bears finally get back on track after two struggling weeks? If there was a match up that favored Vic Fangio and the defense to get their game straightened out after two bad games, this is it. The Jets can put up points and with the way the Bears have been gashed by James White and Frank Gore, Crowell could make it a long day.That said though, the secondary will have some chances, especially if Akiem Hicks can get back on track and maybe Leonard Floyd shows up?This is another test for Mitch Trubisky to play soundly and take care of the football because Jamal Adams will be lurking back there waiting for an errant throw into double coverage.Key stats: The Jets have allowed 71 points the last two weeks, the Bears have allowed 69.The Jets have the third most turnovers in the league with 16, the Bears are second in the league in takeaways with 17. The Jets defense is just behind the Bears, with 15.The Bears have the league’s fourth best third down conversion rate on offense at 46.8 percent. The Jets rank 28th at 34.4 percent.Prediction: This game favors the Bears and in Vegas the spread is up to 7.5 in some places. I think that the Bears can cover this game, but that it might end up being closer than fans would like. My pick is Bears 28, Jets 17. To see my pick on the total click here to see my piece on Sports Bet Collective. My pick is free when you create an account.Do you think the Bears can get back in the win column this weekend?Bears vs. Patriots: Snap counts, stats, and more All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL’s Game Statistic and Information System Tarik Cohen Color Rush Jersey , as are the accompanying pictures. What if I told you that the Chicago Bears would out-gain the New England Patriots (453 yards to 381), have more first downs than them (29 to 21), a better third down conversion rate (8 of 16 for 50% to 6 of 13 for 46%), and drop 31 points on their defense while only allowing Tom Brady and the Pats’ offense to rack up 24 points against them?Most of us would take that, but football is a funny game.Even though the Bears did enough on offense and defense to pick up the win, their special teams allowed two touchdowns, and the Bears lost 38-31 to what is probably the best team in the AFC again in 2018. As fans of a young team, our only hope is that they learn how to play a full sixty minute, three phase game at some point. It’s okay to be pissed off that they aren’t able to close these winnable games out, while also being excited for where this team could be once they do figure everything out. Those two feelings aren’t mutually exclusive. The Bears may be 3-3, but they’ve been fun to watch so far this season. If there’s not a light at the end of the rebuilt tunnel, then we’ve got a Phil Emery/Marc Trestman scenario playing out, and I just don’t believe that to be the case. Let’s take a closer look at the playing time break downs for the Bears, and also some individual stats.OFFENSEThis was one of Mitchell Trubisky’s worst games as a pro. He was erratic all day, he was sacked twice, and he threw two interceptions. He was barely over 50% at 26 for 50, with a passer rating of 69.8, but his 333 yards was the second most in his career, and his third straight game over 300 yards. He also had 6 scrambles for 81 yards, including this fantastic touchdown. Trubisky’s top target was tight end Trey Burton, who came down with 9 of 11 targets for 126 yards and a TD. Tarik Cohen was the most targeted with 12, and he caught 8 for 69 and a TD.Cohen added 14 yards on 6 runs, and a 17 yard punt return. Anthony Miller was targeted 7 times and he hauled in 2 for 35 yards. Taylor Gabriel had 3 receptions for 26 yards. Kevin White — remember him? — caught both of his targets for 64 yards. Allen Robinson II only caught 1 (5 targets) for 4 yards. If Robinson is going to take time off because of his groin injury, I’d like to see White get those reps instead of Josh Bellamy. Jordan Howard had 39 yards rushing on 12 carries, and a TD. Ha also caught 1 ball for a 9 yard gain. After the game head coach Matt Nagy talked about his displeasure with their ground game saying, “Our run game has to get better.”Agreed https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/James-Daniels-Jersey , but what seems to be the problem?“It’s everybody,” he said via the Chicago Sun Times. “And we just need to figure out how we can do that, what’s best for us identity-wise. And it’s not one person.”I think the problems with the sputtering running game starts with Nagy. The offensive line hasn’t exactly been great as run blockers, but the team hasn’t stuck with the run enough to see. Chicago’s o-line wasn’t flagged once in the game. DEFENSEThe Bears allowed Tom Brady to have a 108.2 passer rating, and the Patriots’ running game to get 4 yards per carry. Too many snaps for Akiem Hicks and a hobbled Khalil Mack, and not enough for speedy Roquan Smith. Hicks ended up with 2 tackles, and Mack had 1. Smith had 5 tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss. Danny Trevathan led the Bears in tackles with 10. Corner Kyle Fuller had 5 tackles, an interception and 2 passes defended. Safety Eddie Jackson also had 5 tackles and also the first penalty (a face mask) of his NFL career. Rookie defensive lineman, Bilal Nichols, had his best day as a pro, while also playing the third most snaps among the d-line. He had 4 tackles, a quarterback hit, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.SPECIAL TEAMSThe players listed above only appeared in the third phase.The Patriots had a Cordarrelle Patterson kick return go for a touchdown, and they also had a blocked punt that they returned for a touchdown. For more on the Patterson TD, check out this Tweet. The 4 punts that Patrick O’Donnell got off went for a 34 yard net average. Kicker Cody Parkey was perfect on the day with a 46 yard field goal and 4 extra points, but he only had 2 kickoffs deep enough for touchbacks. Besides his 2 tackles on defense, Nick Kwiatkoski also had 1 on special teams to go along with a forced fumble that DeAndre Houston-Carson recovered. Other Bears’ recording special teams tackles were Ben Braunecker, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Josh Bellamy, and Benny Cunningham, who also had 92 yards on 4 kickoff returns. For the full Bears vs. Patriots box score you can check this out, and the game summary can be found here.