Justin Fields leads a few major positives in Bears’ loss to Cowboys

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In Week 8, Chicago Bears fans were ready to see more of the same from what was seen on Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots.

This time, the Bears were yet again on the road but down south taking on the Dallas Cowboys, who recently got their starting quarterback healthy in Dak Prescott. This wasn’t going to be an easy game, but fans wanted to see progress.

Overall, it wasn’t a pretty game by any means. The Bears did lose 49-29, and having any team put up nearly 50 points on your defense is debilitating. Defensively, Chicago got worked. The defensive line was torched all game long in both the run game and pass protection.

To see Prescott and the offense make it look so easy, all afternoon, was difficult to watch for Bears fans. However, though the Bears lost by a wide margin, if you look beyond the box score, there’s reason to be hopeful.

The Chicago Bears team that came out in Week 8 was indeed reminiscent of the one we saw in Week 7, and positives rang through loudly.

After the Patriots game, Justin Fields and the offense were flying high. The adrenaline was through the roof. The win felt good. All we wanted to see was more of the same from that unit, and putting up 29 points was not half bad, whatsoever.

Chicago’s offense ran more plays than Dallas, even, with a 71-57 split. The Bears posted 371 yards of offense — a respectable number for a team that started the year so slow offensively.

Not focusing on the defense, even in the least, there were several positives to take away from this one on the offensive side. The defense was a different story. But, when looking at Fields and the offense, we have to acknowledge that this was a very positive step forward.

In particular, there are three areas to look at.