After probably the ugliest offensive output in franchise history, the Chicago Bears bounced back in a major way in Week 4 with a home victory over the division rival Detroit Lions by the score of 24-14. Along with getting the bitter taste of defeat from Week 3 out of their mouths, the Chicago Bears also improved their record to 2-2, getting them back to .500 for the second time this season.
Chicago jumped out to an early lead by scoring a touchdown on the game’s first drive, and never looked back. The offense finally carried its weight by putting points on the board, which was a much-needed complement to a defense that has been stingy so far this year.
Of course, all eyes were on rookie quarterback Justin Fields since the first snap. The Ohio State product’s numbers weren’t stellar, but they were a big improvement from his first career start last week. Fields completed 11 of 17 passes for 209 yards. The first-round draft pick wasn’t able to throw a touchdown pass on Sunday, but did throw an interception that was batted in the air by a Lions defender.
Field’s performance, as well as a victory, temporarily put to bed all of the negativity that has been thrown to Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy. Many more outcomes such as this could eventually put such things to rest on a permanent basis. Only time will tell if this will actually happen.
Without any further delay, let’s take a look at what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly about Chicago’s Week 4 win over Detroit.