Chicago Bears: Five Shining Stars vs the Las Vegas Raiders
By Pablo Rosero
Fields didn’t have the same day players like Tom Brady, or Justin Herbert did for their respective teams, but he walked out of the stadium with the same winning result. Fields didn’t have to be lights out for this team to win, and that’s a positive.
Fields made the throw he had to make, and he scored when he had to. His lone touchdown pass to tight end Jacob Horsted gave the team the lead they wouldn’t lose for the rest of the day.
Going 12-for-20 with 111 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions and only being sacked twice is a positive for the rookie quarterback out of Ohio State. His next stepping stone will be winning a shootout and proving he can throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns, but for now, baby steps.
Next week against the Packers, it should be an easier matchup than in years past. The Packers’ defense has struggled, and its secondary hasn’t played great on the year. The defense is also missing its top cornerback in Jaire Alexander.
Fields continue to improve week-by-week as the roster, and catching staff, also improve. The Bears could prove legit if they can make it out of this rugged stretch of games with more wins than losses, but it starts with how much Fields can develop in that stretch.
He’s currently off to a good start after his winning performance against the Raiders.