With DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) expected not to play for the Lions, Bears QB Jay Cutler may have an easier time going deep to WRs Johnny Knox and Devin Hester. The run game has always opened the middle of the field to TE Greg Olsen.
OC Mike Martz loves Knox, who plays the “X” position in Chicago’s offense. Knox is the receiver who tends to get isolated. “A guy with real speed, like Johnny has, creates a lot of opportunities,” Martz said. “I think he’s an elite player. I’m not sure he even knows how good he can be yet with that much speed. He’s just learning, too.”