Chicago Bears Week 3 vs Browns: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The Bad

In a game like this, if the defense is the shining point, then the offense must be the dismal point of the contest. Chicago managed to amass a grand total of 47 total yards of offense. That’s right, 47 TOTAL yards of offense! In addition, the Chicago Bears got six first downs on the afternoon, had a third-down efficiency of 1-for-11 (9%), and averaged 1.1 yards per play.

This wasn’t what fans had in mind for Fields’ first career start at quarterback. Fields completed just six of 20 pass attempts for 60 yards. Running back David Montgomery was able to carry the ball only 10 times for 34 yards, while wide receiver Allen Robinson II hauled in two of the six balls thrown his way for 27 yards. The fact that the offensive line surrendered nine sacks didn’t help Fields’ performance, nor anything else on offense.

The Offensive line was so dismal, that Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett recorded literally half of Cleveland’s sacks (4.5), which is a career-high for him.

Hopefully, Fields will take this experience and learn what and what not to do in certain situations. As of Monday, it appears that either Fields, Nick Foles, or Andy Dalton (if healthy) could be the starting QB against the Detroit Lions in Week 4. If Fields is called upon to be the starter, then a good game from the rookie in the team’s first divisional game will be great.

After seeing the sad offensive statistics, one would think that nothing else could be worse from this game. But there actually was.