Chicago Bears Week 2 vs Bengals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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After a disappointing loss to kick off the 2021 NFL season, the Chicago Bears found a way to bounce back and earned their first win of the year in Week 2. The Bears (1-1) defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in their home opener at Soldier Field by the score of 20-17. This victory gives Chicago a spot atop the NFC North standings in the early part of the year, and some much-needed momentum going into Week 3 when they face the Cleveland Browns.

Not everything in this game was perfect, but things were good enough to get the win. After rushing for over 100 yards in Week 1, running back David Montgomery was held to just 61 yards on the ground. Wide receiver Allen Robinson II caught only two passes for 24 yards but did haul in the game’s first touchdown. Fellow wide receiver Darnell Mooney picked up the slack a bit with six receptions for 66 yards.

Although the play by Chicago’s running backs and wide receivers was subpar, the appearance of rookie quarterback Justin Fields finally getting into the game was one of the main things that stuck out in the minds of Bears fans on Sunday afternoon. Field’s game wasn’t great, but he did help carry the team to victory.

The aforementioned players all had highs and lows on Sunday, but there were other players and situations in this game that were much more positive and much more negative. Here are all the good, bad, and ugly things that happened for Chicago in Week 2.