The Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers, 28-19, in Week 13, but the best quarterback on the field wasn’t a Packer for the first time in the modern era of the NFL’s most historic rivalry. Instead, it was Justin Fields.
Sure, Aaron Rodgers was fine. But at 39 years old and without an established WR1 to throw to, he played a beatable brand of football Sunday. Unfortunately for Chicago, their depleted secondary (they were without four starting-level players) couldn’t hold up for 60 minutes. The final result was another Rodgers win.
So, why do Bears fans feel so good after a Packers loss? Again, Justin Fields.
Fields’ enjoyed the best day of his young career as a passer against Green Bay’s defense. He completed 20-of-25 passes for 254 yards. And while he did throw two late-game interceptions and failed to put the ball in the paint with his arm, there was a level of composure that we haven’t seen since he was selected as the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
“I think this was one of my best games passing-wise,” Fields said Sunday. “Of course, the stats aren’t going to show that. I felt really comfortable out there in the passing game and just have to keep improving and keep getting better.”