The Chicago Bears pulled off an impressive 20-9 upset win against the Las Vegas Raiders, which gave us a glimpse at what this Bears team can be this season.
This was a team win in every sense of the word. The defense dominated one of the NFL’s best offenses holding them to just 9 points, sacking Derek Carr three times and forcing a turnover. The offense did what it had to do to win the game, relying on a heavy dose of the run game and rookie Justin Fields making plays when he needed to. Cairo Santos came up clutch in the kicking game with two big field goals. The result was a convincing win that gives this team some motivation heading into a Week 6 showdown against the Packers.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what we saw during the game and how we graded the Bears in this win.
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While the Bears offense certainly wasn’t flashy, they did enough for the team to win, with plenty of help from their dominant defense. Chicago established its offensive identity, which starts with pounding the football on the ground. While they were without David Montgomery, who is sidelined with a knee sprain, the run game was in more than capable hands with Damien Williams and rookie Khalil Herbert. Williams and Herbert combined for 34 carries and 139 rushing yards and a touchdown in the win, which helped the Bears offense sustain some long drives and find the end zone twice.
Rookie quarterback Justin Fields took another step in his development, although it wasn’t as a result of a multi-touchdown game. Fields was a warrior out there for Chicago, as he took a couple of brutal hits, including a shot to the ribs and hyperextending his knee and returning three plays later. Fields wasn’t particularly flashy, but he made some clutch plays when he needed to, including a 13-yard completion to Darnell Mooney on 3rd-and-12 in the fourth quarter to keep the drive going and setting up a field goal. The Bears didn’t ask Fields to do much in this…
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