More so than Devin Hester and Greg Olsen, I believe that Johnny Knox is the key factor to the Bears' offensive passing game.
I still believe Hester is the Bears' number one wide receiver, and Greg Olsen should be their main "possession guy," but Johnny Knox has shown that he can be the Bears' playmaker.
He has great speed, good hands, and has shown that he can run routes. He is still a rookie and will make rookie mistakes (which we all know about), but given the time to develop as a wideout and to develop chemistry with Jay Cutler, I believe that he can become a standout playmaker in the NFL.
It was apparent last week that Cutler has confidence in his abilities, so all that is up next is getting the opportunities to showcase them.
The Seahawks' secondary has not been tested too much this season. The Rams and 49ers have thrown on them, but not to the extent I believe the Bears will. And, they will be without their starting cornerback Josh Wilson, which brings Kelly Jennings to the starter role.
None of the Seahawks defensive backs are known as ballhawks. They do not have an interception in their first two games, and didn't have all that many last season, either, only amassing 9 interceptions all of last season.
So, if you are going to beat the Seahawks, through the air might be the way to go.
I know Lovie Smith has talked about how he wants to get the running game going, but I still think the passing game has gotten off to a puttering start, so he might want to think about getting both facets up and running this week, going up against a defensively subpar team.
And, if some big plays are going to be made, I believe they will be made to Johnny Knox.