The Chicago Bears somehow found a way to squander a 28-7 lead against the Denver Broncos. Finding new and heartbreaking ways to lose is what a team in the middle of a double-digit regular-season losing streak does.
Justin Fields had the best passing game of his career. Justin’s two costly fourth-quarter turnovers and a defensive meltdown erased any hope of winning. The Chicago Bears regular-season losing streak now stands at 14.
The first three quarters showed the Bears are capable of playing winning football. However, the fourth quarter displayed why Chicago still has not found rock bottom.
The Chicago Bears saw a few players’ stock rise on Sunday afternoon.
The first three games of the season were rough for Fields. He was playing so poorly that it was looking like he would be the next bust in a long line of Chicago Bears failures at quarterback.
Fields showed you cannot bury his career just yet. Justin completed 28 of 35 passes for a career-high 335 yards. He also had four touchdown passes.
Fields looked confident and poised in the pocket. He was decisive with the ball. He took what the defense gave him and was efficient. He had just one incompletion in the first half and that was on a Hail Mary pass to end the second quarter.
However, he fumbled in the fourth quarter which led to a Denver score. The Broncos’ defender came unblocked, so someone lost track of their assignment. Fields still has to do a better job of protecting the football.
He threw an interception during the final drive due to a miscommunication with Cole Kmet. Justin did a lot to erase doubts about his passing game but winning games remains one of them.