Chicago Bears: 3 surprises in preseason win over Miami

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Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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Justin Fields took matters into his own hands for the Chicago Bears

When it looked like the Bears’ offense was going nowhere at the tail end of the first half, Fields took matters into his own hands. If you told me that Fields would end up catching the attention of LeBron James after those first three drives, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. It was ugly. But then, the tides shifted.

On that closing drive of the first half, Fields went through progressions, kept calm, and made plays to move the chains. When that led to a field goal, it seemed like things clicked in his mind.

Most Bears fans thought the team was going to lay down with 40 seconds remaining in the half, go into halftime and try to regroup. The way Nagy was calling the game looked no different than last season. Very few runs, several passes and honestly, just mind-numbing play-calling overall.

Instead, Fields surprised us by closing the first half by getting the Bears in field goal range. He then began the second half on fire. Fields’ toss to the outside to Rodney Adams (who made an unbelievable catch, by the way) propelled that first drive of the second half and Fields remained in the flames.

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These types of things don’t happen to the Bears. Fans aren’t used to them. Again, most fans would have expected the game to continue to go the same way it began and be left with much disappointment and several questions. Instead, Fields made things happen. He proved he was ready for the big stage.