5 reasons Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields best passing game was Sunday

Nov 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /
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1. Chicago Bears have fewer designed runs or play action

Most fans want more play-action and more designed runs for Justin Fields. Still, while these things help the quarterback greatly, and every coordinator should integrate them into the playbook, it is also valuable to see Fields perform without the help.

The best quarterbacks have to drop back when they know it is coming, stand in the pocket, and make passes. The Chicago Bears designed runs were down from 17% to 14%. Although, the past few weeks have been closer to 25-30%.

The play action was down from 34% to 29%. Lastly, they called a screen 3%, down from 16%. So, more than ever before the Chicago Bears relied on Fields to drop back and pass. No gimmicks, no easy buttons, and no quick game in any manner. Justin Fields ended up with his best game.

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You cannot credit Luke Getsy for making it easy or credit Fields for doing it all with his legs. You cannot say he did not face pressure or the blitz. He dropped back, made passes under pressure, beat the blitz, and gave the Chicago Bears a legitimate quarterback performance. This has to be encouraging entering the bye week, regardless of the outcome of the game.