Schrock’s Bears report card: Grading Justin Fields, offense, defense in loss vs. Chiefs originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A turbulent week for the Bears ended Sunday with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs beating the charter franchise so bad they might want to consider closing up shop.
A 41-10 thrashing at Arrowhead Stadium doesn’t do Sunday’s beatdown justice. The Chiefs punted on their opening possession but scored on their next seven to take a 41-0 lead.
Mahomes played just 2.5 quarters, long enough to ensure Travis Kelce scored a touchdown with new girlfriend Taylor Swift in the crowd.
The Bears were pathetic on Sunday, which might even be too nice.
Here’s a Week 3 report card for the Bears, with one group performing worse than the rest:
Justin Fields said he wanted to say “F it” and play free Sunday. Maybe the Bears’ staff didn’t alter the game plan, or perhaps Fields is just broken, but either way, the offense was an abject disaster Sunday in Kansas City.
In a game in which the Bears were chasing for 45-plus minutes, Fields went just 11-for-22 for 99 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Fields continues to hold the ball too long, the offensive line is horrid, and the scheme does nothing to mitigate the group’s weaknesses.
Fields Grade: F
The only thing the 2022 Bears did well was run the football.
This team can’t even get it going on the ground consistently.
The Bears did some nice things in the run game to start Sunday’s contest, but they could not sustain it and had to abandon the run for the most part after halftime.
Fields rushed 11 times for 47 yards, while Roschon Johnson and Khalil Herbert rushed 15 times for 69 yards.
Did I mention the offensive line stinks?
I don’t want to be too hard on a unit already down Eddie Jackson and Kyler Gordon before losing Jaylon Johnson and Tyrique Stevenson in the first half.
As you might expect, Mahomes flambeed the…
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Publish date : 2023-09-25 05:13:37
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