3. Justin Fields had a lot of big-time throws
Justin Fields was making some big-time passes against the blitz, but the reality is that he was pushing the ball all day. His big-time throw rate overall was 11.5. That is compared to 4.4% for the season.
Fields had some games with insane throws during his rookie season, but this year he has been doing more learning, thinking, and running. However, Sunday, he was making the big passes just like the rookie season version. He had three big-time throws Sunday Fields had two against Atlanta and Miami, and no other games saw more than one.
He averaged 10.9 yards as his average depth of the target, which is over the 10 yards downfield he throws on average this season. Beyond that, his yards per attempt was 10.2, and his season rate is 7.5.
This was his best game of the season from a playmaker standpoint, and the numbers do show that.