Podcast: Fixing the Bears’ lackluster passing attack

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The Chicago Bears have the worst passing offense in the NFL, and it’s not even close. Through two games, they’re averaging just 76.5 passing yards per game. The next closest team (Week 4 opponent, New York Giants) averages more than double that at 153 passing yards.

Quarterback Justin Fields has attempted just 28 passes through the first two games, which isn’t exactly ideal for his development in Year 2. Last week against the Green Bay Packers, Fields attempted just 11 passes. Receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Cole Kmet have been non-existent in this offense, where Mooney has just two catches for 4 yards and Kmet has zero catches.

With that said, it’s too early to start worrying after just two games. Not to mention, against two opponents, in the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, with great defenses.

But Chicago has an opportunity to really open things up against the Houston Texans this Sunday, as the Texans are allowing an average of 270.5 passing yards per game (26th in the NFL). Although, with Houston allowing 160 rushing yards per game, expect the Bears to run the ball plenty with David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert.

As the Bears gear up for a Week 3 game against the Texans, host Ryan O’Leary (@RyanO_Leary) and myself (@AlyssaBarbieri) discuss how to fix Chicago’s passing offense, the concerns of the run defense and preview the matchup against Houston.

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