Justin Fields is outplaying Aaron Rodgers lately, and Chicago Bears fans rejoice

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On a day where the Chicago Bears lost a close game to the Miami Dolphins, fans could still relish the moment.

What moment?

It was all about Justin Fields.

The second-year pro turned in the best game of his professional career, as a whole, accounting for 301 total yards and four touchdowns. 178 of those yards came on the ground, which also happened to break the single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback previously held by Michael Vick.

This year isn’t necessarily all about wins and losses, if Bears fans are being honest. If Fields turns out to be the franchise quarterback, then the future looks bright.

Meanwhile across the Midwest, a sworn enemy is trending in the opposite direction. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been off this year — and had one of the worst games of his career this week against the Detroit Lions, throwing three interceptions in the red zone.

Justin Fields is ascending for the Chicago Bears while Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are going the exact opposite direction.

Over his last four games, Fields has accounted for the following:

1,051 total yards

10 total touchdowns

2 interceptions

64 percent completion

Fields is playing on an offense that has accounted for the following in their last four games:

31.3 points

376.3 yards

0.6 turnovers

55 percent 3rd Down conversion

Over 34 min. average time of possession

Now, let’s take a look at Rodgers’ last four games:

985 total yards

6 total touchdowns

4 interceptions

61 percent completion

And, the Packers’ offense over the last four games:

14.25 points

324.5 yards

1.5 turnovers

37 percent 3rd Down conversion

30 min. average time of possession

The Packers are losers of five in a row, with a quarterback nearing retirement. On the flip side, the Bears have found their franchise quarterback for the next decade-plus and will be going into an offseason, next year, with over $120 million in cap space and a plethora of draft picks.

Fields is on the rise while Rodgers is on a fierce decline. What world are we living in?

We have seen the second-year quarterback read the field more consistently over the past month. We’ve seen him use his athleticism to extend plays and to make plays. We have seen the leadership, humility and focused mentality exhibited on the field and in front of the media.

This is a guy who is clearly blossoming and is only scratching the surface. Fans should be thrilled about the future of this franchise, and equally as thrilled about the downfall of Green Bay.

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Wins and losses don’t matter at the moment — but they soon will, and they’ll matter into January. Just stay patient, Chicago.