The past two weeks, we have seen Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields start to find his groove, and it hasn't been with his legs.
Fields is doing the things we wanted him to do in Year 3, primarily through the passing game. Having thrown eight touchdown passes in the last two weeks alone, Fields is red-hot at the moment.
Despite a 1-4 record, the Bears have to be feeling positive in some respects, and a lot of it has to do with Fields. Putting their record aside, let's take a look at how the Bears stack up in our latest NFC North power rankings if we are only taking points scored into consideration.
4. Minnesota Vikings (110 points scored through Week 5)
The season started out fun, in terms of offense, for the Minnesota Vikings. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is still having a great season, currently sitting no. 2 in the NFL in passing yards with 1,498. Minnesota is doing just fine through the air. But, when it comes to running the ball and finishing drives? That's where they are struggling.
Minnesota is dead last in time of possession; not just in the division, but in all of football. That goes to show they are having a hard time extending drives, and also having a tough time on the ground. Running the ball means running the clock, and running it effectively means extending drives. They are doing neither, at the moment.
Now, the Vikings are also tied with the Bears in terms of record at 1-4, so this first ranking makes sense regardless of offensive output.