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    Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears offense had a chance to break a nearly four-year losing streak to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Down by a point late in the fourth quarter, the Bears were marching downfield when Fields threw a pass toward Equanimeous St. Brown. Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander was there instead to make the interception at the 28-yard line. The Packers takeaway followed by a touchdown and 2-point conversion on the ensuing drive sealed their 28-19 comeback victory — their eighth straight win against the Bears, who last won in the rivalry on Dec. 16, 2018. Mason Crosby made a 32-yard field goal with 4 minutes, 49 seconds to play to give the Packers a 20-19 lead. Christian Watson ran for a 46-yard touchdown after Alexander’s interception, and Aaron Rodgers threw a 2-point conversion pass to Marcedes Lewis for the final score. Rodgers, who was playing through thumb and rib injuries, threw for 182 yards and a touchdown. A.J. Dillon ran for 93 yards and a touchdown. Fields, who returned from a one-game...
    The Chicago Bears have had a rough season, but Justin Fields is emerging as a talented player as he beat out some of the NFL’s best running backs. The Chicago Bears don’t appear to have much potential this season as they sit dead last in the NFC North standings with a tough 3-9 record. Justin Fields has remained their starting quarterback this year, and while he struggled early this season, he’s rapidly developed into one of the league’s most dazzling quarterbacks, particularly in Week 13. In Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers, Fields rushed for an incredible 56-yard touchdown, beating out some of the NFL’s best running backs in the process. .@justnfields isnt human ???? ????: #GBvsCHI on FOX pic.twitter.com/G75fal5kgW — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 4, 2022 He now leads the league in 50-yard touchdowns this season with three, which is more than Tony Pollard, Dalvin Cook and Kenneth Walker III each have on the year. That means Fields has the most of 50+ yard rushing touchdowns in the NFL, and he continues to make history as he...
    The 3-9 Chicago Bears will play the 4-8 Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in a Week 13 matchup. Here’s what you need to know. Latest Bears news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts | Sign up for our Bears alerts | Follow us on Instagram Halftime: Bears 16, Packers 10 Justin Fields didn’t appear to be held back by his left shoulder injury in the first half against the Packers. After missing the Bears’ Week 12 game with the shoulder injury, Fields returned to throw for 126 yards and run for 70 yards and a touchdown in the first half as the Bears took a 16-10 lead into halftime. Fields broke for a 56-yard touchdown run on the Bears’ second drive of the game for a 10-0 lead. First, Packers cornerback Keisean Nixon missed a tackle. Fields then shot through a hole and easily outran Packers defenders Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas, Adrian Amos and De’Vondre Campbell to the end zone. Kicker Cairo Santos made a 40-yard field goal on the Bears’ opening drive for a 3-0 lead. The Bears...
    Mike White won the battle of the backups Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets quarterback, filling in for benched starter Zach Wilson, threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears. Trevor Siemian, who started in place of injured Bears starter Justin Fields, completed 14 of 25 passes for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception on a wet afternoon in New Jersey. Siemian was the starting quarterback, then the backup, then the starter in the 90 minutes leading up to the game. A Bears media relations staff member told reporters about 50 minutes before the game that Siemian suffered an oblique injury in pregame warmups, and the team instead would turn to third-string quarterback Nathan Peterman. But the Bears changed their tune about 40 minutes later, saying Siemian might play. He played the entire game. In the second half, the Bears didn’t get into Jets territory until early in the fourth quarter. Down by 21 points, they went for it on fourth-and-5 from the 27-yard line, but Lamarcus Joyner nearly...
    It won’t be a battle of 2021 first-round quarterbacks Sunday when the 3-8 Chicago Bears take on the 6-4 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium (noon, Fox-32). Jets starter Zach Wilson? Benched for Mike White. Bears starter Justin Fields? Officially inactive with a left shoulder injury. Here’s what to know — including the updated QB news. Latest Bears news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first | Sign up for our free Bears alerts | Follow us on Instagram Injury update Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney went to the locker room with an apparent left leg injury early in the third quarter. The Bears listed him as doubtful to return with an ankle injury. Mooney was injured on David Montgomery’s 13-yard run on the Bears’ first play of their second drive in the half. He stayed down for several minutes while trainers tended to him, and Bears staff then helped him off the field and into the tunnel. Mooney was the second major Bears injury of the game. The Bears ruled safety Eddie Jackson out with a left foot injury...
    It won’t be a battle of 2021 first-round quarterbacks Sunday when the 3-8 Chicago Bears take on the 6-4 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium (noon, Fox-32). Jets starter Zach Wilson? Benched for Mike White. Bears starter Justin Fields? Officially inactive with a left shoulder injury. Here’s what to know — including the updated QB news. Latest Bears news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first | Sign up for our free Bears alerts | Follow us on Instagram Halftime: Jets 17, Bears 10 Bears quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 127 yards and a touchdown in the first half of his first start in place of injured quarterback Justin Fields. But a depleted Bears defense couldn’t do enough to slow Jets fill-in quarterback Mike White, and the Jets took a 17-10 halftime lead. Bears safety Eddie Jackson suffered a left foot injury in the second quarter and limped off the field and into the injury tent. The Bears quickly ruled him out. The Bears already were playing without starting cornerback Kyler Gordon and safety Jaquan Brisker, who are in concussion...
    For those wondering about the official status of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields after he suffered a left shoulder injury in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Matt Eberflus broke out his trusty “we’ll see” stamp Monday. “Right now, it’s day-to-day,” Eberflus said. “We’ll see where he is on Wednesday. So we’ve got time.” Is it feasible, Eberflus was asked, that Fields could play Sunday against the New York Jets? “We’ll see where it goes,” he said. “Day-to-day. We’ll see. Got to evaluate on Wednesday. And then we’ll see where it is from there.” On the flip side, have the Bears ruled out the possibility that Fields’ injury could be season-ending? “We have not ruled that out at this point,” Eberflus said. “We’ll see where it is on Wednesday.” Sorry for the confusion, folks. This is simply part of Eberflus’ coaching DNA and his firmly held belief that concealing injury information gives his team a competitive advantage. So don’t expect many specifics out of Halas Hall on the health of the team’s most important player until a league-mandated injury...
    For those wondering about the official status of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields after he suffered a left shoulder injury in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Matt Eberflus broke out his trusty “we’ll see” stamp Monday. “Right now, it’s day-to-day,” Eberflus said. “We’ll see where he is on Wednesday. So we’ve got time.” Is it feasible, Eberflus was asked, that Fields could play Sunday against the New York Jets? “We’ll see where it goes,” he said. “Day-to-day. We’ll see. Got to evaluate on Wednesday. And then we’ll see where it is from there.” On the flip side, have the Bears ruled out the possibility that Fields’ injury could be season-ending? “We have not ruled that out at this point,” Eberflus said. “We’ll see where it is on Wednesday.” Sorry for the confusion, folks. This is simply part of Eberflus’ coaching DNA and his firmly held belief that concealing injury information gives his team a competitive advantage. So don’t expect many specifics out of Halas Hall on the health of the team’s most important player until a league-mandated injury...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields had another incredible running game Sunday at Soldier Field, rushing for 147 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown. But that wasn’t enough to help the Bears to a victory Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell earned his first road win with the 31-30 victory. It was the Lions’ first victory on an opponent’s turf since beating the Bears on Dec. 6, 2020, at Soldier Field. The Lions took the 31-30 lead on Jamaal Williams’ 1-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes, 21 seconds to play. That capped a 91-yard drive that included a 44-yard pass from Jared Goff to Tom Kennedy, who got by cornerback Jaylon Johnson. The Bears had a chance to win it in the final two minutes, but Fields was sacked twice in their final three plays. A week after running for an NFL quarterback record 178 yards against the Miami Dolphins, Fields ran for 147 and two touchdowns on 13 carries. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 167 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Fields went from a cringeworthy mistake to a...
    The Chicago Bears enter Week 10 hoping to bounce back from consecutive defeats. As the 3-6 Bears welcome the 2-6 Detroit Lions to Soldier Field, here’s what you need to know before kickoff (noon, Fox-32). Get the Bears latest news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first | Get our free Bears alerts Halftime: Bears 10, Lions 10 Bears quarterback Justin Fields put more of his running magic on display late in the second quarter. On third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Fields escaped a sack attempt from Detroit Lions defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs at the 10 and thundered into the end zone for a touchdown and a 10-10 tie at halftime. His run capped a 75-yard touchdown drive in which Fields hit Byron Pringle for a 12-yard pass and Darnell Mooney for a 13-yarder that got the Bears to the 4-yard line. Fields completed 5 of 8 passes for 51 yards and ran eight times for 69 yards before halftime. Khalil Herbert had five carries for 30 yards. The Bears hurt themselves with penalties in the first half. Braxton Jones...
    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had himself a nice little Sunday at Soldier Field. He didn’t misfire on a pass until one minute remained in the first half against the Chicago Bears, completing his first 10 throws. He led the Dolphins to touchdowns on four of their first five possessions. He passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns and sparked his team to a 35-32 victory. Yet when Tagovailoa arrived for his postgame news conference, even he was marveling at what Justin Fields had done. The Bears quarterback had put the Dolphins defense into a Tilt-A-Whirl car for much of the afternoon, twisting, spinning, accelerating in all directions. He made Soldier Field his personal carnival grounds and by game’s end had run for more yards in an NFL regular-season game than any quarterback ever had. “How many rushing yards did he have?” Tagovailoa wondered. “Like 200?” He was told it was 178, breaking Michael Vick’s league record of 173 set in 2002 with the Atlanta Falcons. And Vick needed overtime, punctuating his explosive afternoon with a game-ending 46-yard touchdown run...
    The Chicago Bears defense struggled to slow the Miami Dolphins and wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle for nearly three quarters Sunday at Soldier Field, but it finally came up with stops on three consecutive drives late in the game. However, a Bears offense that had been humming most of the game couldn’t come up with a winning drive as the Dolphins hung on for a 35-32 victory. Trailing by three points with 2 minutes, 50 seconds to play, the Bears stalled after two incomplete passes from quarterback Justin Fields. One deep shot went to new wide receiver Chase Claypool, who was blanketed by cornerback Keion Crossen and safety Jevon Holland. The fourth-down pass to Equanimeous St. Brown slipped through St. Brown’s hands. Fields said he thought the Dolphins committed pass interference on the shot to Claypool. “I wasn’t sure during the play, but after I saw it on the video board, it was definitely PI for sure,” Fields said. “Just missed it. Can’t do anything about it. Just have to move on to the next play.” Fields rushed...
    It was a duel between two hot-shot young quarterbacks that came down to the defensive stops at the end. As Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Fields matched each other stride for stride, the defenses that looked like they couldn’t stop either quarterback stood up. The Miami Dolphins held on late to edge the Chicago Bears, 35-32, on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. It has been a season of threes in the first nine games for Miami (6-3). The team is now on a three-game winning streak, which it also started the year with, with a three-game losing streak sandwiched in the middle. Tagovailoa finished 21 of 30 for 302 yards and three touchdowns, following up what many called the best game of his career the week prior in a win at Detroit. Miami is now 6-0 this season in games Tagovailoa starts and finishes and has won 12 of the last 13 such cases dating back to last season. Fields, the second-year Bears signal-caller, had 123 yards passing with three touchdowns, plus a whopping 178 yards rushing and a long score...
    It was a duel between two hot-shot young quarterbacks that came down to the defensive stops at the end. As Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Fields matched each other stride for stride, the defenses that looked like they couldn’t stop either quarterback stood up at the end. The Miami Dolphins held on late to edge the Chicago Bears, 35-32, on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. It has been a season of threes in the first nine games for Miami (6-3). The team is now on a three-game winning streak, which it also started the year with, with a three-game losing streak sandwiched in the middle. Tagovailoa was 21 of 30 for 302 yards and three touchdowns, following up what many called the best game of his career the week prior in a win at Detroit. Fields, the second-year Bears signal-caller had 123 yards passing with three touchdowns, plus a whopping 178 yards rushing and a long score on the ground. The combination of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle came through once again for Miami. Hill had seven catches for 143 yards,...
    Justin Fields torched the Miami Dolphins defense for a 61-yard touchdown run that looks gorgeous from every angle it was captured.  It took a season and a half, but it appears Justin Fields is finally starting to unlock his potential. Now that Fields has an actual coaching staff, things have started to come together for the second-year quarterback who struggled through his rookie season. Much of the blame was placed on Matt Nagy, but after he and the rest of his staff was fired after last season — including general manager Ryan Pace being dismissed — the pressure was on Fields to prove that line of thinking correct. It’s only Week 9, but Fields is starting to payoff the bet Chicago made on him this offseason. Fields burned the Miami Dolphins defense on a 61-yard touchdown run that displayed everything that had Bears fans falling in love with him two years ago on NFL Draft night. At first it looks like Fields is going to panic and pass out of a pressure situation, but he instead reels the ball back...
    After a 20-point loss and a couple of big moves at the trade deadline, the 3-5 Chicago Bears on Sunday return to Soldier Field to take on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the 5-3 Miami Dolphins. Here’s what you need to know before kickoff (noon, CBS). Get the Bears latest news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first | Get our free Bears alerts Halftime: Dolphins lead Bears 21-17 Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders missed a 29-yard field-goal attempt wide left in the final seconds of the first half, but Miami leads the Bears 21-17 at halftime. The Bears offense operated smoothly in the first half, but the Dolphins answered every single time — except for that miss. Bears quarterback Justin Fields completed 11 of 15 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 53 yards on seven carries. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed 11 of 13 passes for 162 yards — 12.5 yards per attempt — and a touchdown. After Fields threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Darnell Mooney to cut the Dolphins lead to 21-17 with...
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is no longer rusty. The Chicago Bears found that out the hard way Sunday at AT&T Stadium. In his second game back from a thumb injury that caused him to miss five games, Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-29 Cowboys victory. Running back Tony Pollard, taking a full load with Ezekiel Elliott out, rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns. In nine drives before the kneel-down, the Cowboys scored six touchdowns, punted twice and Prescott threw an interception to Eddie Jackson on the other. Quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears offense put up 371 yards but couldn’t match the scoring pace as the Bears fell to 3-5. Fields completed 17 of 23 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 60 yards on eight carries. Coach Matt Eberflus pulled Fields for the final drive with the Bears down 20. The Bears trailed by 11 at halftime and made it a five-point game when running back Khalil Herbert scored on a 12-yard run with 9:42...
    Justin Fields’ fifth touchdown pass of the season was another one he didn’t fully see. It was a simple concept, a quick-hit screen left designed to get Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert moving behind a wall of blockers. But immediately after the snap, New England Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise darted into the passing lane, disrupting Fields’ vision and timing. Alertly, Fields double-clutched, went into second baseman mode with his arm slot and steered his throw around Wise’s left side. “We work on that in practice,” Fields said, “just maneuvering the screens around that D-end.” It was a crafty throw followed by an easy catch. Off Herbert went. Yet as he went, Fields was face down on the Gillette Stadium turf, having been smushed between Wise and outside linebacker Matthew Judon and absorbing a nasty hit that left him with a welt above his left eye. Fields never saw Herbert’s 25-yard sprint to the end zone. Nor did he even realize the running back had caught the pass. “I got smacked on that play,” Fields said. “I didn’t know...
    In the press box at Gillette Stadium before Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles told reporters what he saw as the next step for his young team. “For the age of our team, there have been a lot of games where we’re knocking on the door to win games,” Poles said. “The next step is learning how to finish.” Nearly five hours later, the Bears granted his wish, scoring 23 unanswered points from late in the second quarter into the fourth quarter to pull off a 33-14 victory over the Patriots. The game had some historical significance beyond the Bears beating the Patriots for the first time since 2000 and the first time ever in New England. It prevented Patriots coach Bill Belichick from passing Bears founder George Halas for sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list, for a week at least. But the significance of the game for this season was that Justin Fields led the offense to 390 yards — including 243 on the ground — and...
    The 2-4 Chicago Bears are playing the 3-3 New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in a Week 7 matchup on “Monday Night Football.” Here’s what you need to know. Get the Bears latest news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first | Get our free Bears alerts Halftime: 2 late scores give Bears 20-14 lead Bears quarterback Justin Fields led two touchdown drives and the Bears defense had two takeaways to fuel a 20-14 halftime lead against the Patriots. Fields completed 9 of 13 passes for 133 yards with a touchdown and an interception and also had 10 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown in one of his best halves this season. His play helped the Bears overcome a strong showing by Patriots rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe, who led touchdown drives on his first two series after replacing starter Mac Jones. The Patriots turned to Zappe when Jones, who was coming back from a three-game absence due to an ankle injury, threw an interception to Bears safety Jaquan Brisker on their third drive. Zappe then led a 55-yard drive,...
    Velus Jones Jr. fell to the ground at the 9-yard line Thursday night at Soldier Field, and the football hit him in the face mask and bounced to the field. The Chicago Bears rookie returner tried to jump on the fumble, but the Washington Commanders recovered it at the Bears 6-yard line. Two plays later, Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. scored on a 1-yard run, and following a failed two-point conversion, the Commanders had a 12-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter. A mistake like Jones’ muffed catch in a game in which the Bears failed to score from within 5 yards of the end zone three times was too much. The Commanders left Chicago with the ugly 12-7 win — their second of the season. The Bears (2-4) lost their third straight. “We know that was a devastating blow,” Jones said. “I’m a man. I own up to my mistakes, and it was devastating blow.” The Bears and quarterback Justin Fields had two chances to retake the lead, including a drive in the final two minutes in which...
    Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney worked himself into position to make the crucial fourth-down play Thursday night at Soldier Field. He cut past Washington Commanders cornerback Benjamin St-Juste toward the right sideline and then turned back toward quarterback Justin Fields’ pass near the goal line. But as Mooney looked up toward the football, he briefly lost it in the stadium lights and bobbled it as he began to fall down over the line. As Mooney secured the catch, St-Juste brought him down at the 1-yard line. For the third time in the nationally televised game, the Commanders stopped the Bears within 5 yards of the end zone, and Mooney’s 3-yard catch on fourth-and-4 with 30 seconds to play was the final dagger in a 12-7 loss to the Commanders. The Bears put up a season-high 392 net yards and yet managed only one second-half touchdown, a failure that meant multiple offensive players spoke of regret in a disappointed locker room after the game. Mooney told reporters about the issue with the lights but also took full responsibility for coming...
    Velus Jones Jr. fell to the ground at the 9-yard line Thursday night at Soldier Field, and the football hit him in the face mask and bounced to the field. The Chicago Bears rookie returner tried to jump on the fumble, but the Washington Commanders recovered it at the Bears 6-yard line. Two plays later, Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. scored on a 1-yard run, and following a failed two-point conversion, the Commanders had a 12-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter. A mistake like Jones’ muffed catch in a game in which the Bears failed to score from within 5 yards of the end zone three times was too much. The Commanders left Chicago with the ugly 12-7 win — their second of the season. The Bears (2-4) lost their third straight. The Bears and quarterback Justin Fields had two chances to retake the lead, including a drive in the final two minutes in which they had first-and-goal from the 5-yard line following Fields’ 39-yard scramble. But Fields scrambled for 1 yard and threw incomplete twice. He then...
    Twice the Chicago Bears got within 5 yards of the goal line in the first half Thursday against the Commanders at Soldier Field. And twice the Bears couldn’t get in the end zone, instead going into halftime trailing 3-0. The Bears and Commanders, teams with a combined three wins entering the nationally televised game, went scoreless for the first 29 minutes of the half before Commanders kicker Joey Slye made a 38-yard field goal for the lead. The Bears got close to taking a lead on their second and third drives but couldn’t come through. After the Bears marched to the Commanders 5-yard line on their second drive, quarterback Justin Fields’ pass intended for Cole Kmet bounced off a helmet, and defensive tackle Jonathan Allen intercepted it. On the following drive, Bears running back Khalil Herbert ripped off a 64-yard run to get to the 6-yard line, and after a Commanders penalty for 12 men on the field, the Bears had first-and-goal at the 3. But Herbert was stopped for no gain and Fields threw incomplete just beyond a wide-open...
    Chicago Bears fans should feel excited following running back David Montgomery’s comments about quarterback Justin Fields. The Chicago Bears had a new regime to start the 2022 league year, with quarterback Justin Fields as the starter heading into the regular season. While he has not thrown the ball much through the first four games, he did throw for a season-high 208 yards in their game against the rival Minnesota Vikings. The team was close to tying the game, but a late fumble by wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette clinched the 29-22 loss. During a press conference on Monday, Bears running back David Montgomery spoke highly about Fields’ “poise” and ability to be calm in “hostile situations.” You can read Montgomery’s full quote below, courtesy of NBC Sports Chicago’s Slavko Bekovic. "If hes out there calm, and hes chilling, I gotta be the same way. I cant flinch if he aint flinching." #Bears — Slavko Bekovic (@SBekovic) October 10, 2022 Bears: David Montgomery praises Justin Fields’ ‘poise’ These comments should only excite Bears fans about the potential of Fields. He did, after...
    The Chicago Bears knew they would have a challenge stopping New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, and Barkley made his mark with 146 rushing yards. Giants quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor also carved up the Bears defense, combining for 98 rushing yards in a 20-12 victory. The Bears had a late chance to go on a tying drive after the defense came up with a stop, but rookie returner Velus Jones Jr., who was making his NFL debut, muffed the punt. Giants running back Gary Brightwell recovered it, and the Giants held on to win. Giants kicker Graham Gano made two second-half field goals from 44 and 43 yards out to build on a 14-9 halftime lead. Gano missed a 37-yard attempt off the left upright in the final minute, and the Bears had a wild final attempt to score but couldn’t come through. The second field goal came after the Giants’ second quarterback swap of the day. Jones left the game late in the third quarter after getting his left ankle taped....
    The 2-1 Chicago Bears will hit the road to play the 2-1 New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in a Week 4 matchup. Here’s what you need to know before kickoff (noon, Fox-32). Get the latest news | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first | Get our free Bears alerts Halftime: Giants 14, Bears 9 Giants quarterback Daniel Jones scored on two touchdown runs in the first half to fuel a 14-9 halftime lead over the Bears. Jones sped in from 21 yards out on their second drive of the game for a 7-3 lead. Late in the second quarter, Jones’ 8-yard touchdown run following a fake handoff that fooled several Bears players put the Giants ahead 14-6. Jones’ second touchdown came after Bears quarterback Justin Fields fumbled while being hit by Azeez Ojulari, and the Giants recovered it. Jones rushed for 49 yards on five carries in the half, and running back Saquon Barkley had 12 carries for 90 yards. Fields got the passing game going with a few big plays in the first half. He completed 5 of...
    Trash. That’s the word Justin Fields chose during a self-assessment of his performance Sunday. He wanted to be even harsher. “Straight up I just played like — I want to say the A-word but I’m not going to (say) that,” Fields said. “I just played like trash. I played terrible.” Immediately asked for specifics of where he faltered, Fields shook his head. “A lot of things,” he said. “A lot of things. A lot of things. So, yeah.” The Chicago Bears won Sunday, sneaking past the Houston Texans 23-20 thanks to a late Roquan Smith interception and a walk-off field goal by Cairo Santos. But for those focused primarily on Fields’ development as the truest indicator of the team’s 2022 growth, Sunday created significant anxiety. Fields looked unsettled and out of sync for most of the afternoon. Absolutely nothing came easy. The passing game was again broken. The Bears needed timely playmaking from the defense and their best rushing outing since the first term of the Reagan administration to edge one of the worst teams in the NFL on the...
    Roquan Smith came up with a big play just when the Chicago Bears needed it Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Smith jumped in front of Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills’ pass to Rex Burkhead for an interception and returned it 18 yards to the 12-yard line with just more than a minute to play. Kicker Cairo Santos followed with a 30-yard field goal to give the Bears a 23-20 victory to improve to 2-1. With the score tied at 20, the Texans committed a holding penalty on a punt return and got the ball at their 17-yard line with a chance to take the lead. But three plays into the drive, Smith came up with the play on a pass that defensive lineman Angelo Blackson defended. It helped seal a game in which the Bears rushed for 281 yards but the passing game again struggled. Filling in for injured David Montgomery, running back Khalil Herbert had 20 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Bears quarterback Justin Fields completed 8 of 17 passes for 106 yards with no touchdowns and...
    The 1-1 Chicago Bears will host the 0-1-1 Houston Texans at Soldier Field in a Week 3 matchup. Here’s the latest updates. Get our free Bears alerts | Get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears first | More Bears news At halftime As the clock ran out in the second quarter with the Texans leading the Bears 14-13 some boos could be heard across Soldier Field. Bears quarterback Justin Fields completed just 4 of 11 passes for 45 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and an 11.6 passer rating in the half, which ended with the Texans’ third sack as time ran out. The Bears had timeouts to use but didn’t to try to get in a deep shot. Playing without David Montgomery, who left in the first quarter with right knee and ankle injuries, running back Khalil Herbert rushed for 64 yards and rookie Trestan Ebner rushed for 23 yards. Fields also had 47 yards rushing. The Bears were threatening to retake the lead late in the second quarter but couldn’t come up with a big play. On third-and-5,...
    The slow-motion replay aired again and again on the video board and TVs around Lambeau Field. On fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line with the Chicago Bears trailing the Green Bay Packers by two touchdowns, Bears quarterback Justin Fields caught a shotgun snap and clawed his way toward the goal line. A wall of Packers players stopped his progress, and officials ruled him short. Bears coach Matt Eberflus threw the challenge flag, but after several minutes of looking at the replay, the call stood. The Bears could not make it a one-score game, and they couldn’t recover. The Packers pulled off a 27-10 win, their seventh straight in the rivalry. One play earlier, Fields was ruled to have scrambled for a 6-yard touchdown, but that replay showed his knee was down before he hit the pylon with the football. That set up the fourth-and-1 play, a big moment after a rough start. The Bears’ offensive production dried up in the first half after they scored on their opening drive. But they found momentum in the second half behind running backs David...
    The Chicago Bears are facing the usual challenge at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers, who have won six straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings. Here’s what you need to know about the Week 2 game. Halftime: Rodgers leads Packers back from early deficit Aaron Rodgers threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Jones rushed for 54 yards and a score and also had a touchdown catch to push the Green Bay Packers to a 24-7 halftime lead against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Quarterback Justin Fields led a touchdown drive on the Bears’ first series, but the offense went three-and-out on their next three drives. Fields completed 5 of 6 passes for 45 yards in the half. Rodgers threw his 450th career touchdown pass in the second quarter on a short pass to Jones, who turned it into an 8-yard touchdown to put the Packers up 17-7. The Bears had the Packers pushed back to second-and-28 at the 42-yard line after a holding penalty and Trevis Gipson’s second sack. But...
    Before the Chicago Bears’ biggest gain in Sunday’s 19-10 upset of the San Francisco 49ers, their offense was out of rhythm. Disjointed. Stuck. The Bears didn’t cross midfield until 2 minutes, 48 seconds remained in the second quarter. They didn’t score on their first six possessions. They didn’t complete a pass beyond the line of scrimmage until their second play of the third quarter. And on their first 34 plays during a wet and sloppy afternoon, they averaged 2.2 yards. A beauty pageant this was not. “Rough sledding,” coach Matt Eberflus said. Then came the magic moment. Third-and-long from their 49-yard line deep into the third quarter. Justin Fields took a shotgun snap but was quickly surrounded after both offensive tackles were beat. Less than two seconds into the play, playground chaos erupted. Fields escaped with a spin to his left, used his speed to buy time, then settled at his 40 when he spotted Dante Pettis as the lone body in a sea of green. “I was just supposed to sit there in the zone,” Pettis said. “But I...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied in the second half to open the season with a 19-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in sloppy conditions at Soldier Field. 1. The new men in charge of the football side for the Bears earned game balls. That’s fitting after the Bears grinded out a victory in less-than-ideal conditions and on better-than-usual turf. Can you imagine what a previous surface would have looked like after a game with that much rain? It wasn’t pretty, and the first half, at least offensively, was downright ugly. Everyone has seen more than their share of 30-minute starts in which the Bears offense was unable to reach the end zone. The 49ers did a good job of winning the field-position battle through two quarters, but despite controlling the action, they couldn’t get a big cushion on the scoreboard. The Bears played with an uncommon level of poise for such a young roster. They had 11 rookies on the active game-day roster, one first-year player (reserve center Dieter Eiselen, who was flexed up from the practice...
    Equanimeous St. Brown whipped the football at the wall behind the end zone in celebration early in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Chicago Bears wide receiver caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Justin Fields in stride, and the burst of energy within Soldier Field at the team’s first lead of the game was immediate. The Bears started slow with a scoreless first half but roared back after halftime for a 19-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. After a 2.8 passer rating at halftime, Fields rebounded to finish 8-for-17 for 121 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and an 85.7 passer rating. Bears players slid in a puddle-filled end zone at the end of the upset to celebrate. Fields found a wide open Dante Pettis for a 51-yard touchdown catch, and Khalil Herbert added a 3-yard touchdown run to lead the Bears surge. Veteran Bears safety Eddie Jackson had his first interception since Dec. 29, 2019, and returned it 26 yards to set up Herbert’s run, which put the Bears ahead 19-10. Before St. Brown’s catch, Fields opened the 84-yard touchdown...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied in the second half to open the season with a 19-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in sloppy conditions at Soldier Field. 1. The new men in charge of the football side for the Bears earned game balls. That’s fitting after the Bears grinded out a victory in less-than-ideal conditions and on better-than-usual turf. Can you imagine what a previous surface would have looked like after a game with that much rain? It wasn’t pretty, and the first half, at least offensively, was downright ugly. Everyone has seen more than their share of 30-minute starts in which the Bears offense was unable to reach the end zone. The 49ers did a good job of winning the field-position battle through two quarters, but despite controlling the action, they couldn’t get a big cushion on the scoreboard. The Bears played with an uncommon level of poise for such a young roster. They had 11 rookies on the active game-day roster, one first-year player (reserve center Dieter Eiselen, who was flexed up from the practice...
    The Chicago Bears wrapped up their preseason Saturday evening, holding off a late rally to beat the Cleveland Browns 21-20 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Here are the key moments and points from the game. Oh, what a night. Go ahead, Bears fans. Frame this one. It doesn’t have to be in a huge, decorative frame above the fireplace. (This is only the preseason, after all.) But at least grab a 5-by-7 frame for the coffee table in the living room. Put the performance on display. Give it its just due. That’s how efficient and dialed in Justin Fields and the Bears offense were in the first half of Saturday’s victory. With Fields at quarterback, the Bears ran 29 plays and scored 21 points. Fields completed 14 of his 16 passes for 156 yards with three touchdowns. A first-half hat trick. A passer rating of 146.9. Some welcome confidence and momentum for the offense as the Bears will now use the next two weeks to prepare for their Sept. 11 season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field. Yes,...
    The Chicago Bears wrapped up their preseason Saturday evening, holding off a late rally to beat the Cleveland Browns 21-20 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Here are the key moments and points from the game. Oh, what a night. Go ahead, Bears fans. Frame this one. It doesn’t have to be in a huge, decorative frame above the fireplace. (This is only the preseason, after all.) But at least grab a 5-by-7 frame for the coffee table in the living room. Put the performance on display. Give it its just due. That’s how efficient and dialed in Justin Fields and the Bears offense were in the first half of Saturday’s victory. With Fields at quarterback, the Bears ran 29 plays and scored 21 points. Fields completed 14 of his 16 passes for 156 yards with three touchdowns. A first-half hat trick. A passer rating of 146.9. Some welcome confidence and momentum for the offense as the Bears will now use the next two weeks to prepare for their Sept. 11 season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field. Yes,...
    Two thousand miles was a long way to travel for one series of football that lasted 10 plays and less than six minutes. But Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields at least had a few positives to review during the trip back from Seattle on Thursday night. Bears coach Matt Eberflus limited many of his offensive starters to just the first drive of the Bears’ 27-11 preseason victory over the Seahawks at Lumen Field. He didn’t want to put too much on them given they played their preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs just six days earlier. But that caution meant a limited sample size for Fields, whose every step is being scrutinized for signs of progress in his second season. So here’s what Fields can take away from his drive — a better start, points on the board, a connection with tight end Cole Kmet and more work under new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Fields completed 5 of 7 passes for 39 yards, helping set up a 35-yard Cairo Santos field goal, the first preseason points by the first-team...
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