The Bears’ defense has been elite so far, but they will be facing some of the best talent on the opposite side on Houston.
WR Andre Johnson, TE Owen Daniels, RB Arian Foster are all playmakers this season for Houston.
QB Matt Schaub has found ways to get these guys the ball all season long.
Foster is first in the league in scoring with 11 touchdowns, fifth in rushing (770) and sixth in yards from scrimmage (847).
Its certainly going to be a tough task stopping the run and limiting big plays in the passing game by Houston.
Despite only reeling in two touchdowns this season, Johnson has 562 yards on 42 catches. He’s racked up three straight games with over 75 receiving yards.
He is a threat in the short passing game and in the deep passing game. He is 100% healthy which isn’t a good thing for the Bears’ defense.
TE Owen Daniels is second on the team with 37 catches for 478 yards and a team-high five touchdowns.
Houston has scored the fourth most points on the season (237), averaging 29.6 ppg and 371.8 ypg.
The Bears’ defense allows the second fewest points per game (15) and the sixth least yards per game (318.9 ypg).
This is going to be a tough battle for the Bears’s defense, who have been elite all season long.
This test should really show us what they’re made of.
Playing this game at Soldier Field, where it will be likely cold and windy is certainly an advantage over playing at Reliant Stadium indoors.
The Bears’ defense ranks 16th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (230.9). They will have their hands full with the Houston’s elite weapons in Johnson and Foster on Sunday night.
Safeties Major Wright and Chris Conte can’t allow the big plays because that will open everything up for Matt Schaub and Co.
The Bears’ secondary against the Texans’ receiving is certainly a matchup to keep your on in this big Sunday night matchup of two 7-1 teams.