On Sunday, we are going to see Day 1 of the official Justin Fields era. Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy finally changed his tune this past week as he named Fields the starter going forward, and now it’s time to not only relish in the moment, but in many moments to come.
Fields changes everything. He really does. Fields is such a dynamic athlete, with an uncanny ability to put the football on a rope with such ease. His development is priority number one this year, but with that development can also come wins.
In Week 5, the Bears take on the Las Vegas Raiders in the city that never sleeps. Fields, along with a re-energized Bears team, will look to hand Vegas their second-straight loss after beginning the season 3-0.
With playing Vegas comes a few different challenges, though, and there are specific ways Chicago should attack them.
If the Chicago Bears are to beat the Raiders in Week 5, they have to use Las Vegas’ weakness to their advantage.
There are a few glaring issues with the Raiders, despite their 3-1 record. On the surface, they look like a pretty good team. However, just last week, they were exposed on Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Head coach Jon Gruden has been criticized for his offensive scheme since taking over the team, and those same issues have reared their ugly head here and there in 2021. The Raiders may be 3-1, but they are beatable — and the Bears have the type of team to do it.
If Chicago is going to walk out of Vegas with a win on Sunday, they have to attack three particular areas with a head of steam.