In the face of two guards closing in on him, Justin Fields moved to his left. Dante Pettis made a break towards the other side as his quarterback sprinted in one direction.
Wide open, Justin Fields noticed his receiver. He volleyed a pass out across the field, and Pettis carried it the last 51 yards for a touchdown to spark the Bears.
Fields threw for two second-half touchdowns, Eddie Jackson forced a turnover that led to a touchdown, and Chicago defeated the San Francisco 49ers 19-10 on a soggy Sunday to give Matt Eberflus his first victory as head coach.
Justin Fields’ Sweet Start
Early in the fourth quarter, Justin Fields’ 18-yard pass to Equanimeous St. Brown gave Chicago the lead, 13-10. The ball was subsequently returned to the 21 after Jackson intercepted Trey Lance close to the middle for the first time in 2019. Khalil Herbert then scored from six yards out to make the score 19-10.
2019’s No. 11 overall pick Fields completed 8 of 17 passes for 121 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The former Ohio State standout is making an effort to persuade Eberflus and new GM Ryan Poles that he can strengthen a position that has historically been a weakness for Chicago. For a new regime, it was a great beginning. After finishing last season 6-11 and missing the playoffs for the 9th time in 11 years, the Bears decided to make significant adjustments.
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy were replaced as general managers by Ryan Poles and Eberflus. They also defeated a squad that participated in the NFC title game the previous season in their opening contest. Oh, right.
I’m not shocked. Eberflus added, “I’m not surprised. “The lads executed, in my opinion. I believed that they persisted. In the NFL, you must follow that strategy. It will always be difficult and will never be flawless. Always. Most of the time, it comes down to that.