Justin Fields

Justin Fields Record Watch: Here’s what Bears QB needs to break rushing record

With two games left in the 2022 NFL season, Bears QB Justin Fields remains within striking distance to break Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback.

Jackson set the record in 2019 when he ran for 1,206 yards.

Fields enters Week 17’s game against the Lions with 1,011 rushing yards. He needs 196 yards over the final two games to break the record, an average of 98 rushing yards per game.

The Bears are in striking distance as a team to set a new franchise single-season rushing record, too. They’ll need 279 total yards to do it. It’s safe to assume that if Fields sets his record, the Bears will also rewrite their team record book.

The Lions present a favorable matchup for Fields and the Bears’ ground attack. Detroit’s defense ranks 28th against the run and is coming off a Week 16 loss to the Panthers in which they surrendered 320 rushing yards, a Carolina franchise record. It’s unlikely Chicago will have that much success Sunday, but Fields will have his chances.

Kickoff between the Lions and Bears is scheduled for 12 p.m. CST at Ford Field in Detroit.

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