4 Chicago Bears on the hot seat in Week 15

In a tough matchup against Cleveland, these guys are under a microscope.

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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3. Justin Fields, QB

I think it's pretty safe to say that Justin Fields is going to be under pressure to perform in every single game down the stretch. He is more under the microscope than maybe any other quarterback in the league this season, and much of that pressure is unwarranted. Yet, it comes with the territory.

Fields is traveling to a place that saw him make his first NFL start back in 2021, and it isn't a pretty memory. He finished going 6-for-20 passing for just 63 yards and ran it three times for 12 yards. He was sacked nine times on the day.

Knowing the kind of player Fields is, he'll use that as motivation for this week. He's not the type of guy to cower due to pressure. This is the kind of thing that will fuel him, and hopefully for the better.

Still, this isn't a defense you want to mess around with. Although they have been a bit banged up over the last few weeks, Cleveland still remains one of the best units in football. The Browns are the no. 1 third down team in the league; an area the Bears had historically struggled with prior to making some progress this year. They've got 38 sacks on the year and boast one of the most feared pass rushers in the game, Myles Garrett.

This is a big game for no. 1.