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

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2. This Chicago Bears run game is on fire

In a season where offensive coordinator Luke Getsy has been criticized for not allowing his quarterback to let loose, it’s the run game that has become remarkably consistent. Whether or not you agree with how late Getsy has gotten his quarterback going, the one thing you cannot criticize is Getsy’s commitment to the run game — because it has worked, and worked well.

The Bears rushed for a total of 240 yards on 43 attempts against Dallas, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. Between Fields getting involved with his 60 yards, and even Velus Jones Jr. going for 33 yards on two attempts, Getsy mixed it up but continued his commitment to the ground game.

Khalil Herbert ran for 99 yards on 16 carries, while David Montgomery rushed 15 times for 53 yards. It was Herbert who got into the end zone between the two of them, though. Montgomery did account for a handful of tough runs resulting in a first down, doing the hard work between the tackles.

This was the third game in a row which the Bears ran for over 200 yards, marking the first time they have pulled off such a feat since all the way back in 1968. For how bad this offensive line has been in protecting their quarterback, they have done a solid job on the ground, giving lanes to both Chicago backs and allowing them to never shy away from that aspect of their offense.