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Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2017: Week 11 vs Detroit Lions

NFL: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

I’ll take full responsibility for this sack allowed.

On Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in a Logan Square bar with a few fellow WCG writers when I blurted out, “You know, the Bears haven’t allowed a sack all day.” I made this idiotic statement with approximately thirty eight seconds left in the fourth quarter.

You know what happened next don’t you?

My bad...

Sackwatch after 10 games

2010 - 37 Martz
2011 - 23 Martz
2012 - 34 Tice
2013 - 16 Trestman
2014 - 24 Trestman
2015 - 18 Gase
2016 - 22 Loggains
2017 - 25 Loggains

Sack 25 - Fourth Quarter :34 - Cornelius Washington and Jeremiah Ledbetter
This was the CornWash revenge game, so it’s only fitting that Washington got a piece of the only sack allowed by the Bears. He was lined up across from right tackle Bobby Massie, but I’m not faulting Massie for this sack allowed. He did his job, he stopped the rush, and he kept his body between his man and the pocket.

The other half a sack on this play was courtesy of defensive tackle Jeremiah Ledbetter, who was rushing against right guard Kyle Long, but I can’t really fault Long either. Long does get bull-rushed back a bit more than he’d like, but he was still in decent position.

I have to wonder why Mitchell Trubisky decided to dart forward at all. There was a nickle blitzer, but running back Benny Cunningham came across and picked him up. I don’t think Trubisky needed to step up to avoid the pressure, because his pass protection was all in good position to maintain his pocket.

Perhaps he didn’t feel like he had a good throwing lane, so he figured he’s just take off and get the first down himself. Whatever the reason, I’m putting this sack on him (and my jinx) for running into the Lions.

But Trubisky did do this on the very next play, so the sack was no big deal!

Individual Sackwatch through 10 games

Sacks Happen - 5.5
Mitchell Trubisky - 4
Charles Leno - 3.5
Mike Glennon - 2
Josh Sitton - 2
Bobby Massie - 2
Hroniss Grasu - 1.5
Cody Whitehair - 1
Benny Cunningham - 1
Bradley Sowell - 1
Zach Miller - .5
Kyle Long - .5
Jordan Howard - .5