The Chicago Bears appear to have good long-term news on the health of two key defenders, but head coach Matt Nagy didn't go into the short-term details on LB Khalil Mack and CB Prince Amukamara for Sunday.
Nagy said Wednesday that Mack (ankle) and Amukamara (hamstring) are both considered "day to day" prior to the Week 7 battle against the New England Patriots.
Mack played 62 of a possible 76 snaps in last Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, having his least-effective game as a member of the Bears. He had his ankle rolled up on in the first quarter but gutted it out and played the majority of the overtime contest.
Amukamara, who missed the Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, started against the Dolphins but aggravated the injury last week in Miami. He left the game early in the fourth quarter after playing 52 snaps.
The Patriots come to town on an offensive high, scoring 38, 38 and 43 points the past three games after averaging a mere 19 points the first three games of the season. They've added WR Josh Gordon by trade, welcomed back WR Julian Edelman from injury and suspension and watched the emergence of rookie RB Sony Michel, all of which have contributed to more than doubling their scoring output over that span.
The Bears entered Week 6 as one of the more ballyhooed defenses in the NFL but allowed Dolphins backup QB Brock Osweiler to throw for a career high 380 yards. On the whole, the Bears allowed 541 yards and 31 points — the first time this defense has given up more than 500 yards and 30 points in a game since an overtime loss to the Detroit Lions in 2015.