Another week, another close loss for our Chicago Bears. Contested until the very end, the Bears showed great flashes at times and made this an exciting one despite the loss to the Miami Dolphins. The offense produced highlight plays and kept the team in the game, while giving Bears fans a game to remember.
QB1. JF1. Our quarterback is officially a stud. Justin Fields had a historic day, setting an NFL record for most rushing yards by a QB in a single game, with 178 yards on 15 attempts, adding a rushing touchdown on top. In addition, he passed for 123 yards with three passing in addition. A stellar game for Fields, two of those passing touchdowns came to TE Cole Kmet, having himself a breakout game as well.
While the defense struggled to stop the Dolphins’ speedy and efficient offense, DT Justin Jones was able to create solid pressure against the quarterback, despite not showing up in the box score. CB Jaylon Johnson also contributed with a big pass deflection on a fourth down late in the game to give the Bears a chance to win. However, the Dolphins constantly found holes and outran the Bears pass defense.
Overall Reaction: Bears fall to Dolphins 32-35
Justin. Fields. While the team did lose, Fields looked fantastic yet again. With a slow start to the season, he has picked it up in the past few weeks. Fields absolutely looks like a young franchise piece, a silver lining. While all the glory and shine goes to Fields for another outstanding week, WR Darnell Mooney along with Kmet both had themselves a nice week. Mooney has quietly picked up production as of late, with his first touchdown of the season coming today. Meanwhile, Cole Kmet stepped in a unique role today, rushing the ball twice in key situations while being the clear second option in the passing game.
Despite challenging circumstances, the defense has to improve. They struggled in coverage all afternoon while getting zero sacks and little pressure. Since the team is in rebuild mode and just traded star LB Roquan Smith away, it’s understandable to see their problems. However, there’s still talent on the team, with S Eddie Jackson in a resurgent year, rookie LB Jaquan Brisker breaking out, star CB Jaylon Johnson, and big DT Justin Jones up front.
Cairo Santos, I see you my friend. No one else in the world might be talking about him, but the underrated kicker has yet to miss a field goal all season, adding one today with three extra points to go along with it.