3 ways the Chicago Bears can avoid embarrassment to the Giants

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2. Justin Fields must be allowed to bust loose, regardless of error

At this point, the jokes have written themselves. As much as Bears fans hate to see the criticism, we cannot argue with the facts. The fact is, Justin Fields set a record for fewest passing yards through his first three starts this season.

The Bears have been atrocious through the air, and teams will be daring Fields to beat them going forward. That means, Fields will likely see even more pressure as the season goes on. Teams know that he has been indecisive and they’ll look to take advantage.

Right now, the Giants have allowed the 10th-fewest passing yards per game at 203.3 per game. The Bears are just in front of them, at number nine. So, the winner of this game will likely be the one who can pass the ball at a higher level and make some plays through the air. We’ve established the fact that both teams could have success on the ground, but if the Bears want to win, they’ll have to let Fields loose.

Fields’ biggest problem could be that he doesn’t trust his receivers, or doesn’t trust himself to make the throws — or a little bit of both. The Bears haven’t passed the ball enough, either, and that contributes to the mental side of things for a young quarterback.

Regardless of the weapons Fields has, Luke Getsy is going to need to let his quarterback sling it. Dial up some play action passes after establishing the run, get Fields out of the pocket and see if he can make a big play. Fields needs to build some confidence, and this could be a golden opportunity to get him in rhythm after establishing the ground game.