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Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2020: Week 13 vs Detroit Lions

The Chicago Bears allowed two sacks to the Detroit Lions this week, and we break them both down right here.

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It’s not often I have a Sackwatch where all the sacks allowed by the Chicago Bears are as easy to break down as this week’s were, so I’m going to take advantage of the easy week and get right down to it.

Historical Sackwatch after 12 games

2010 - 45 Martz
2011 - 34 Martz
2012 - 36 Tice
2013 - 21 Trestman
2014 - 30 Trestman
2015 - 20 Gase
2016 - 23 - Loggains
2017 - 29 - Loggains
2018 - 28 Nagy
2019 - 33 Nagy
2020 - 30 Nagy

Sack 29 - Fourth Quarter 5:30 - Everson Griffen
Bears left tackle Charles Leno Jr. was too concerned with the speed rush from Everson Griffen, so he overset on his kick-step and opened himself up for the quick spin move to the inside.

The 32-year old Griffen has been getting tackles on this move for years, and Leno should have seen it plenty of times, as this is the 10th time they’ve faced off against each other. Griffen, a 4-time Pro Bowler, is now up to 79.5 sacks in his career.

Sack 30 - Fourth Quarter 1:54 - Romeo Okwara
When the Bears signed Germain Ifedi I was glad to hear he was coming in to play guard, because his time at right tackle in Seattle wasn’t too hot. But with some injuries along the offensive line the Bears needed him to kick out to right tackle. He’s better than Jason Spriggs and Rashaad Coward, but he’s not the long term answer at the position.

On this play Romeo Okwara got his inside (left) arm posted into Ifedi’s chest, and he bull-rushed him back while keeping his outside arm free to swipe at the ball. Ifedi also opened his hips up too much and gave the defender the edge.

The pass rusher-pass blocker battle often comes down to who uses his hands best, and Okwara delivered the first blow with his long arm technique and beat Ifedi.

Some fans wanted to blame this one on Mitchell Trubisky, but he was cocking to throw and the defender made a nice play.

Here’s the 2020 individual Sackwatch after 12 games:

Rashaad Coward - 4
Bobby Massie - 3⅓
Mitchell Trubisky - 3
Sacks Happen - 3
Cody Whitehair - 3
Charles Leno Jr. - 3
Germain Ifedi - 2⅓
Nick Foles - 2
Jason Spriggs - 2
Alex Bars - 1.5
Jimmy Graham - 1.5
Cole Kmet - .5
James Daniels - .5
Sam Mustipher - ⅓