The Chicago Bears put on a show for the home fans for the final time this season. They dominated the Atlanta Falcons to a final score of 37-17 in what might have been their best and most complete win of the year. Justin Fields and the offense put on a show and the defense once again played stingy football and hunkered down when they needed to.
This was a big game for a few key players and for the coaches. With the reports that Matt Eberflus will likely be back next year as head coach, this was a game that he needed to win. Being at home in the cold with the fans loud and excited to see the Bears one more time this season, the team came through and Eberflus continues to trend up in the turnaround of this franchise.
Chicago Bears Week 17 Winner No. 1: Justin Fields
After a mediocre game against the bottom-tier Arizona Cardinals, Justin Fields gave the home crowd a game to remember. In what was maybe his most complete game of the season in terms of both passing and rushing, Fields ended with 268 yards passing with a touchdown through the air and on the ground.
Fields was electric all game but got off to an especially hot start. On the first two drives of the game, Fields showed the arm on a beautiful touchdown throw to DJ Moore then ran in a designed QB draw for the second score. The Bears' first play from scrimmage was a perfect throw from Fields to Moore for 32 yards. The offense was humming all day and it was all behind the great play of Justin Fields.
An important stat to note was no turnovers for Fields. He did have one fumble but it was recovered by the Bears and did not cost the team. More importantly, he looked decisivie and confident when throwing the ball. His placement and touch were almost perfect all day, even with how messy the weather was.
With all of the questions going into the offseason regarding the Bears' plans with Fields, this was a curtain call of the last home game for him. It has been up and down over the past three seasons, but Fields has stood tough and strong no matter what was thrown at him. This final game in front of the home crowd should not only provide more reason to keep him next year but also give fans a good way to remember him by if the Bears do move on next year.