Chicago Bears: 3 key observations of Justin Fields vs the Bengals

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The Chicago Bears did what they needed to do in order to walk away with a win over the Bengals this week. This matchup was a tough one to predic. I originally had the Chicago Bears scoring 20 points (got that right), but had them losing by eight (was way off). As the week progressed, I changed my thoughts and picked the Bears to win, 24-21. I was right with how close the game would finish. I had no idea how much we’d see Justin Fields though.

The big thing, in fact the only thing, I wanted to see was a Bears victory. I talked about how it did not matter how they won, just that they needed to win. This has to do with the fact that their odds of making the playoffs after starting 0-2 on the season drops drastically to just over 12% according to Oddsshark.

Will the Chicago Bears transition from Andy Dalton to Justin Fields?

Not that I think this team has Super Bowl chances, but I do believe they can be a playoff team. This is not predicated on who is at quarterback either. Justin Fields brings way more excitement to the table and gives them the best chance to win in my opinion. That said, Andy Dalton is more than serviceable and can also lead this team to the playoffs.

Well, we will have to see what happens now that Andy Dalton missed the whole second half with a knee injury. Right now, there is not a diagnosis, and Dalton did come back in to play a series before heading to the locker room late in the second quarter. He seemed to be moving okay, but the team wanted to hold him out for precautionary reasons. Was that just an excuse to see what Justin Fields was capable of? Maybe.

As we watched Fields play throughout the second half, here are my three key observations.