Chicago Bears: 5 Thoughts on big victory over Las Vegas Raiders

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1. Fields keeps showing how tough he is

One thing we’ve seen from Fields is his competitive fire. No matter what obstacle comes his way, he overcomes it. We saw it in the College Playoff semifinal game last season when he suffered a rib injury to torch the Clemson Tigers.

We saw it during his embarrassing game against the Browns. He was sacked nine times yet he didn’t drop his head and he didn’t complain. He just kept getting up and tried to make big plays.

Fields bounced back from that game to have a good game against the Lions. He made some incredible throws in that game. In fact, he had five throws of over 20 yards.

Against the Raiders, Fields took another beating. On a play in which he ran up the middle, he took a big hit to his ribs. The pain stayed with him for a while. He got back in the huddle and made plays. Later, he took an awkward step while getting tackled and twisted his left leg. It looked like it could be a serious injury. Four plays later, he was back in there making big plays.

So far in his rookie season, Fields has shown that he has this obsession with being great. That is the only thing on his mind. He wants to be the best. Remember the last player in Chicago who had that attitude. It was one Michael Jeffery Jordan. Fields wants to be the next Jordan.

If the coaches can take off the handcuffs and let Fields make the big plays, we’ll see exactly what made him one of the top prospects in this draft. He didn’t have a great performance in the stat sheet but he made the key throws when needed. If he doesn’t make that third-down conversion to Darnell Mooney in the fourth quarter we might be talking about another game the Chicago Bears let slip away.

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Fields would not let that happen. He’s showing why the fans have such high hopes for his career in Chicago. Now, if he can pull another upset next week, the city might go crazy.