Smith Sacking Odd Career Curse

Big seasons during odd-numbered seasons and subpar output during even-numbered seasons have characterised Preston Smith's career.

Preston Smith's sack total decreased from 8.0 to 4.5 and then from 8.0 to 4.0 in his four seasons with Washington.

Smith's sack total dropped from 12.0 in 2019 to 4.0 in 2020 and then back to 9.0 in 2021.

Smith had one of the more significant plays on Sunday after converting his nine sack season into a contract extension.

Chicago received the opening kickoff and easily outran the defence for a touchdown, taking the lead 7-3.

After the game, Smith said, "Man, it's absolutely vital that we don't let that happen again."