Lions come back to stun Bears despite Justin Fields’ 147 rushing yards

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Justin Fields is looking like one of the greatest running quarterbacks in NFL history, but today it was not enough.

Fields and the Bears blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead today in Chicago as the Lions came back to win 31-30.

A week after setting a new NFL regular-season record by running for 178 yards, today Fields had 13 carries for 147 yards and two touchdowns. But after a brilliant 67-yard touchdown run, the Bears missed the extra point, and that came back to bite them as the difference in the game’s final score.

For the Lions, it was their second straight win over an NFC North opponent, having beaten the Packers last week. The 3-6 Lions are not a good team, but they may be the second-best team in their division, and they may be doing enough to ensure that coach Dan Campbell will get a third season at the helm.

For the Lions, the loss drops them to 3-7. It’s a disappointing outcome, even as Fields’ great play gives Bears fans hope for a brighter future.

45 responses to “Lions come back to stun Bears despite Justin Fields’ 147 rushing yards

  1. How many passing yards though, he is supposed to be a quarterback. Doesn’t look like one.

  2. Say what you will about the Lions, they probably deserve it, but they weren’t losing to no RB posing as a QB. Lions headed in the right direction, Chicago be running a college offense, they even pulled out the option! Lions defense still sucks but they did what they had to do. Nice back to back wins versus Green Bay and Chicago.

  3. Man it’s usually the Lions at the wrong end of a missed Extra point to lose by 1! I’ll take it. Love how hard they play to the end. Still need some talent in a lot of areas to actually compete against real time.

  4. As long as Fields runs for 100+ yards the Bears are happy. They don’t seem to care about wins and losses.

  5. I got downvoted earlier this week when I said that 123 yards of passing and a 60% completion rate wouldn’t produce many miraculous results.

    Well it’s another week of 60% passing, 2 INTs, 3 sacks. He’s improving but he’s still not doing what a QB needs to do.

    I do hope he gets there. But he’s not there.

  6. It was an ugly dog but I’ll take it, Lord knows we lost these games every which way but loose in the past.

  7. Can’t wait for the media to tell us how Bustin Fields is leading the Bears to the super bowl.

    Keep carrying water for him.

  8. The difference is the game was Justin fields throwing a pick 6

    Love how that’s conveniently omitted from the article

  9. Only the bears front office would hire a “defensive genius” coach, trade away any good players and give up 31 to a trash lions team at home.
    This front office always proves there is way to continuously hire a worse GM then the last one you just fired.

  10. Hey Chicago how’s your version of Lamar Jackson working out for ya? Probably wishing your team could trade QB rushing stats for wins huh??

  11. “For the Lions, the loss drops them to 3-7.”
    Oops…
    For the Bears, the loss drops them to 3-7.

  12. Bailey Zappe win over the Lions is looking more impressive with each Detroit win. The Lions are not terrible.

  13. I feel bad for Justin Fields. He seems to have all of the tools to succeed but I don’t think it is going to happen in Chicago.

  14. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    November 13, 2022 at 4:37 pm
    Bailey Zappe win over the Lions is looking more impressive with each Detroit win. The Lions are not terrible.

    73Rate This

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    Um, Zappe looks a lot better than awful Zach Wilson.

  15. Fields threw 1 INT, not 2.

    Defense regressed badly. It was bad prior to Quinn and Smith.

    Kick the tires on the defense and figure out who we’re keeping going forward.

    Missed PAT, sloppy penalties. Just not our day.

  16. The Bears defense has maybe 3 to 4 players that would start for another team , they still have along way to go on their rebuild.

  17. Another great performance from Fields. The job is to move the ball down the field, nobody cares how you do it. The offense put up 30 points today. Chicago got a star in Fields, and he’ll only get better as they actually add weapons. Excited to see how they build around him.

  18. If Ryan Poles can find the DL version of Justin Fields this offseason, they could be competitive in ’23. As it stands though, that defense is no bueno and they’re getting worse by the week. 30 points scored by almost any Bears team of the last 50 years would have been a guaranteed win.

  19. kevpft says:
    November 13, 2022 at 4:17 pm
    I got downvoted earlier this week when I said that 123 yards of passing and a 60% completion rate wouldn’t produce many miraculous results.

    Well it’s another week of 60% passing, 2 INTs, 3 sacks. He’s improving but he’s still not doing what a QB needs to do.

    Same on my end.
    Trying to point out his obvious flaws got a bunch of downvotes and the suggestion to watch the games not just the stats. Looking at both you can see that Fields is an excellent fantasy football quarterback but he’s not even a top twenty-five QB in the real NFL. He simply holds the ball too long, makes bad decisions and has issues with accuracy from throw to throw.
    But he’s a phenomenal runner which can paper over those deficiencies in some instances. Yet when he can’t even take advantage of one of the worst defence’s in football, that’s a clear indication that his long term future as the Bears starting quarterback remains questionable at this point of his career.

  20. We need more depth, because we have a lot of injuries, but the Bears were out coached today. And without the QB getting cheap running yards they would’ve got blown out by a team in need of another draft with more depth. Fields can run on man coverage but if he cant throw the ball you will never win anything.

  21. Haters gonna hate. Justin accounted for 4 tds. He needs help. A bad day for special teams and the Bears crappy defense.

  22. Holds the ball too long, he’s got a patchwork group of receivers.

    Mooney is covered. Claypool isn’t out there every snap. Beyond that, who’s left?

  23. So Fields threw an int and they lost to the Lions, who cares? Let him learn those lessons now, they aren’t going anywhere this year. And if the Lions and Bears wind up with the same record at years end, the Bears will pick ahead of Detroit, I expect they’ll lose there too because they historically haven’t played well in Detroit . He saw Kmet on a wide open throw, he was missing those last year. This is all about next year, Fields is showing enough improvement. Didn’t see today’s game but I get the impression that Getsy had now gone too far the other way with Fields, calling too many running plays. This would seem to me to be the game to scale that back a bit and run more with Montgomery and Herbert after the last 3 weeks.

  24. I’m not a fields or OSU fan but he has no Oline, garbage receivers and he’s still young and learning and the only reason Chicago is relevant…why all the hate because he has to use his legs because he’s always under duress?

  25. Holds the ball too long is a wild critique of a QB with no No.1 receiver. Anybody else would get the gambit of deserved excuses.

  26. gl0ckworkorange says:
    November 13, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    He also tossed two scores
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    He tossed three scores if you count his pick 6.

  27. bromara says:
    November 13, 2022 at 6:17 pm
    I’m not a fields or OSU fan but he has no Oline, garbage receivers and he’s still young and learning and the only reason Chicago is relevant…why all the hate because he has to use his legs because he’s always under duress?

    Double standard. If Mahomes or Allen do this, ‘they’re such competitors, they’ll do anything to win’. Fields does it and he a running back trying to play QB. I’ve been saying this in my posts since they drafted Fields, I don’t yet know if he is going to develop into an NFL caliber QB or not and no one else does either. He is showing improvement and that makes me optimistic as a Bears fan.

  28. Fields looking a lot like Action Jackson. Run around, avoid the rush, lose the game. Good fantasy stats, but couch-bound in January.

  29. steppinginpilesofrexryan says:
    November 13, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    Hey Chicago how’s your version of Lamar Jackson working out for ya? Probably wishing your team could trade QB rushing stats for wins huh??

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    Why would Bears fans care about winning this year? Have you seen the roster? They win every week watching Fields develop. Just wait until they use the draft picks to build the roster.

  30. Refs hate the bears. My wife thinks the NFL is fixed. It’s hard to have an argument after making her watch the last few bears games. Bears have been very clean all year, rarely get flagged in 2nd half. They get a 14 point lead then commit 9 penalties on every possession, erasing huge plays while the Lions get none until the game is within the Vegas point spread. I don’t think it’s fixed but my only argument after last two Bears games is “it’s just not ok!”

  31. I hate being right under these circumstances, but I predicted and expect from here on out the Bears will continue to put up 30+ points every game, and continue to lose. They’ve figured out how to grind out yards and put points on the board; but having traded away every functional part of their D (gambling they’ll get better pieces in the lottery that is the NFL draft) they’ve nothing on the other side of the ball to compliment the offense. If they can’t beat the Lions, I don’t see another win on their schedule.

  32. Seems to me that the Bears players complaining about the refs in the last game displeased the officials and they where making up some penalties one lions drive really three penalties and only one of them was legitimate. And it wasn’t the one that wiped out a Bears int to give the ball back to the Lions.

    Seems the NFL is sending a message keep quiet about bad calls or we will bury you in bad calls.

  33. Dear Bears fans, I think you have an elite QB if he cleans up a few things and you put a Defense and a few weapons around him. Give the new GM a chance to rebuild.

    I would give you our 30 mil/yr Goff for Fields strait up. Probably even throw in a high 2023 pick.

    Signed, a Lions fan

  34. We need to fix the ref situation. No way that interception should have been taken away.
    1.The coach already has a red review flag,why not just let them review anything they want with it?
    2.Teams that have the outcome of a game influenced by the refs should be awarded draft picks.

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