The Bears got on the plane for California last weekend with major uncertainties hanging over core members of their passing offense.
Before last Sunday night the Bears had been 0-9 in games when Matt Forte rushes for fewer than 40 yards.
Opposing quarterbacks Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers have a combined passer rating of 103.3 against the Jets, in part because the Jets have yet to intercept a pass in 74 throws by opposing quarterba
The Chicago defense took a noticeable downturn last season when Charles Tillman was lost for the final seven games with a triceps injury.
So much of the NFL is about matchups, both individual and schmematic, as in where you can create a personnel advantage for yourself.