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

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1. Justin Fields was brilliant for the second straight game

In a game after he played his best yet as a pro against the New England Patriots, Fields was once again very good in this one against the Cowboys. What we saw last Monday night from Fields, we saw again in Dallas.

Fields only attempted 23 passes, but that’s statistically more than what he had averaged in the majority of games this year. He went 17-for-23 for 151 yards and two passing touchdowns, with zero interceptions on the day. Fields showed the ability to escape, yet again, and extend plays with his legs while also being able to scramble and make the right throws, too.

On the ground, Fields went for 60 yards on eight carries. What was most impressive from him, on the ground, was the amount of first downs he was able to generate. Four of his eight runs ended up moving the chains. That’s a remarkable number, and shows a knack for extending drives.

Fields was sacked four times on the day, but the offensive line got worse in pass protection as the game went on. He wasn’t well-protected on many occasions and was still able to make plenty of plays. This loss, Sunday, was far from on the shoulders of Fields. He was absolutely brilliant.