Chicago Bears: 3 Winners from Week 4 vs. Lions
After the Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions in front of the home crowd 24-14 there were a lot of sighs of relief. The team was able to hold on to bring their record to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in division play. While it was not a perfect game by any means, many players stood out and gave great performances. There were a lot of studs in this game on both sides of the ball.
A balanced attack from both sides helped the Chicago Bears to a win.
An honorable mention for the winners is David Montgomery, who had a great game going over 100 yards and finding the end zone twice. Unfortunately, he did suffer a scary knee injury that so far has not looked like anything too serious, but the MRI results will tell us more. Montgomery was carrying the load on offense and has looked like a top running back in the league this year so far.
Week 5 Winner No. 1: Justin Fields
Although Justin Fields still looked like a rookie quarterback in his decision making at times, he looked a lot better and more comfortable in his reads and throws than he did last week. He was able to push the ball deep and get the offense going through play action that complemented the success on the ground.
After his second week starting, it is obvious that the Bears offense will be much more successful under Fields than Andy Dalton, but Matt Nagy has said that Dalton remains the starter when he is healthy.
Fields did not try to do too much and never forced the ball. He did a nice job of taking what was there and knowing when to go for the deep ball. He was accurate, for the most part, although he wishes he could have thrown the ball a tad better on the first big play to Darnell Mooney where he had to make a spectacular catch.
Bill Lazor had a great game plan for the rookie quarterback and it started with running the ball and establishing that part of the offense. The Bears are clearly a run first team when David Montgomery is in the backfield. The offensive line has done well in run-blocking this year and the Bears build off of the run game to find offensive success. This will allow Fields to be more comfortable and use play action to get the ball deep.
The success Fields had against the Lions, even though their defense is extremely bad, still makes him a winner for this week because he is the best option at quarterback for the Bears now.