The Chicago Bears were defeated by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. They lost 35-32 which doesn’t even come close to telling the story of what happened inside the lines for this game. It was a sensational football game.
The best part of the game is the fact that the Chicago Bears lost while seeing their star quarterback continue to develop his game. Their draft stock wasn’t hurt at all in fact it was helped out significantly based on some other matchups around the league.
Justin Fields playing well is the single number one important thing for this franchise so winning or losing isn’t really here nor there in 2022. Things will be different in terms of expectations in 2023 but for now, they need to see Fields get better.
The season started off really rocky for him. It was to the point where there were whispers about people not believing he was going to be the guy long-term. Then, he kind of flipped a switch where he started playing very well and understanding the NFL game.
Part of understanding the NFL game is becoming aware of your strengths and utilizing them to the best of your ability. For Justin Fields, that is making plays with his legs. He certainly did that in this game against the Dolphins.
Justin Fields put on a historic performance in the Chicago Bears loss on Sunday.
Fields ran for 178 yards on 15 carries which led the Bears by over 140 yards. The next closest was David Montgomery who had 35 yards on 14 carries. The amount of ground he is able to cover as a quarterback is actually insane.
The cool thing about this mark is the fact that Fields broke the NFL record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game. It broke the previous mark set by Michael Vick during the prime of his career. Fields had a rushing touchdown as well.
He wasn’t just a dynamite runner in this game either. He also threw for 123 yards and had three touchdown passes which is absolutely insane. His total offense was unlike anything we’ve seen from a Bears quarterback ever.
Justin Fields is finally developing into the star quarterback that we all thought he would. After trading Roquan Smith and Robert Quinn, the defense isn’t very good but that will be worked out in the coming future. Right now, seeing Fields put up monster numbers is good enough.
The Bears are coming for the NFC North. It won’t happen in this year but you can bet that the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, and Detroit Lions did not enjoy what they saw from Fields today. He is slowly but surely developing into that guy that we all thought he’d become.