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Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2020: Week 6 vs Carolina Panthers

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For the first time this year, and only the third time since 2018, the Chicago Bears allowed no sacks in a game.

The pass protection wasn’t completely clean against the Carolina Panthers however, as Nick Foles was hit nine times, but that’s part of Foles’ game. He’ll stand tall in the pocket in the face of danger and deliver the ball. His ability to process the defense — both pre and post snap — has helped him avoid several sacks this year. He’s been impressive in his ability to help set the protection, but also with his ability to recognize where the free rusher is coming from.

Whereas Mitchell Trubisky relied on his athleticism to evade the rush, Foles is relying on what the defense shows him.

Foles is getting the ball out a bit quicker than what Trubisky did earlier this season at 2.2 seconds to 2.5 for Trubisky, and their pressure percentage is close with Foles pressured on 20.4% of his dropbacks to 21.6% for Mitch.

Foles also had been sacked less frequently than Trubisky with just a 2.6 sack percentage to Trubisky’s 7.5%, but that’s bound to go up at some point.

So with no actual sacks this week, here’s where things stand so far.

Historical Sackwatch after 6 games:

2010 - 27 Martz
2011 - 19 Martz
2012 - 19 Tice
2013 - 9 Trestman
2014 - 14 Trestman
2015 - 12 Gase
2016 - 12 Loggains
2017 - 13 Loggains
2018 - 14 Nagy
2019 - 15 Nagy
2020 - 11 Nagy

2020 Individual Sackwatch after 6 games:

Sacks Happen - 2
Mitchell Trubisky - 2
Bobby Massie - 2
Cody Whitehair - 1
Alex Bars - 1
Germain Ifedi - 1
Charles Leno Jr. - 1
Jimmy Graham - .5
James Daniels - .5