The Chicago Bears finally won a football game. It only took 346 days. Yep, it took the Bears nearly a year to win a football game. Matt Eberflus and this staff were, and should still be, on the hot seat as the Chicago Bears went on a 14-game losing streak. What is crazy is just how good the offense has looked over the last two weeks — especially Justin Fields.
Less than two weeks ago, the Chicago Bears put up 28 points in a loss to Denver. The offense looked great in the first half and slightly into the second half. Then, the wheels fell off. With a 28-7 lead over the Broncos, things imploded.
The Broncos scored another touchdown to put the game within reach in the third quarter. Winning 28-14 going into the third, Denver marched down the field again to put the game within one score. Shortly after, Justin Fields fumbled the ball on a naked rollout. That fumble was picked up and taken to the house to tie the game. After the Broncos made a field goal to go up 31-28, Justin Fields threw an interception to seal the Bears' fate.
Justin Fields is on pace to break two Chicago Bears passing records
The loss aside, Justin Fields threw for over 300 yards for the first time in his career. He finished with 335 yards passing, four passing touchdowns, an interception, and 25 rushing yards. That was by far his best game as a passer despite the interception and fumble. We needed to see him stack that performance with another good performance against the Commanders. Fields did not disappoint.
On Thursday, the Chicago Bears beat the Commanders 40-20. Justin Fields, with the help of DJ Moore, put on another display of greatness. Fields finished with 282 yards passing, another four passing touchdowns and no turnovers. These two games now have Justin Fields on pace to break Erik Kramer's single-season passing yard record.
In 1995, Erik Kramer threw for 3,838 yards and 29 touchdowns. Both his passing yards and his passing touchdowns remain atop the Bears' single-season franchise records. However, as it stands, Justin Fields is on pace to break both of them — granted with an extra game. Let's take a look at how Justin Fields is looking after five weeks.
Fields is on pace for the following stats:
Passing Yards: 3,886
Passing Touchdowns: 37
Rushing Yards: 649
Rushing Touchdowns: 3
Can Justin Fields reach these numbers? You have to think the passing touchdown record is within reach seeing he's on pace for eight more than Kramer's current record. The passing yardage is much closer though and I'm not confident he reaches that mark. That said, if he comes anywhere near these numbers, I think Chicago Bears fans would be very pleased.
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