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Turnovers are virtually a key stat in every game but it has to be magnified when you're playing a team like the Bears. They feast on turnovers. Sean Payton i'm sure has been preaching this all week. The Bears defense will be very aggressive trying to rip or punch the ball out from our ball carriers. They have to be aware of that at all times. Teddy has to protect the ball and have a clock in his head. This is not a game where he can hold the ball too long and not expect something disastrous to happen. With possibly no or almost certainly a less than 100% Kamara, whomever protects the ball best will likely win the game.
 
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What worries me about Washington is that he never gets meaningful carries or snaps in real games. If he was even as good as Mike Bell, he would at least get an occasional bone thrown his way, but it just doesn’t happen. It seems like even Trey Edmonds got more chances than Washington. He just strikes me as a special teams player that can also be an emergency RB.

If AK is going to miss a couple of weeks, then go throw a 6th rounder to Miami and get Kenyan Drake, if they don’t believe Zenner is anything more than a ST backup to Washington
I think it's more of a case of Payton just forcing the ball to Kamara. Even Murray has only averaged 5 touches per game. Now, I'm not going to say that Washington is some beast that we've kept locked away. I'm just saying in the little I've seen of him, I personally don't feel uncomfortable with him getting a few carries every now and then. He did play a full regular season game, and looked incredible in it. Fluke? Not sure, but I think a combo of Murray and Washington would get us by for now. And I don't know what the plan is for Zenner. Maybe he'll get a few touches, as well.
 

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I actually expect both defenses to register at least 5 sacks each. Hopefully I'm wrong and Bridgewater does a great job throwing the ball away instead. But I haven't seen him be able to do that at all thus far.
he has not thrown it away as much as you would like, but he has done a good job of not putting it in harms way much. Honestly, that may be the biggest reason we are winning with a backup QB. He is allowing us to win with D and S. Teams by not giving them anything easy.
 

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I think it's more of a case of Payton just forcing the ball to Kamara. Even Murray has only averaged 5 touches per game. Now, I'm not going to say that Washington is some beast that we've kept locked away. I'm just saying in the little I've seen of him, I personally don't feel uncomfortable with him getting a few carries every now and then. He did play a full regular season game, and looked incredible in it. Fluke? Not sure, but I think a combo of Murray and Washington would get us by for now. And I don't know what the plan is for Zenner. Maybe he'll get a few touches, as well.
I think ALL of that changes this next game. AK needs to sit out one game and let the leg heal. Murray can be featured and be spelled by Washington and I guess Zenner.
 

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If we keep the same focus of the past few weeks, we should be okay. No need to re-invent the wheel.
 

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I have the Chicago defense in FF. They have been like a top RB in points produced each week through turnovers, sacks and even points scored. I think we lose this one if we lose the turnover battle.
 

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The problem with playing Zenner will be his knowledge of the pass blocking schemes or lack thereof. We have to try to keep Teddy off of the turf and a missed block by someone could easily lead to a turnover. For that reason I don't see him playing very much absent an injury to one of the Rb's ahead of him on the depth chart, which is probably everyone.
 

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