5 Chicago Bears bold predictions vs. Baltimore Ravens in Week 11

Chicago Bears backfield - Justin Fields and David Montgomery: Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images
Chicago Bears backfield - Justin Fields and David Montgomery: Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images /
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1. Justin Fields’ development continues

Chicago Bears Nation felt the team finally found the franchise quarterback it’s tried to find for a century when it drafted Justin Fields. He checked all the boxes and it was incredible that he was still available with the 11th pick.

Fields has had his ups and downs this season. He became the starter without having any reps with the other starters throughout the preseason and training camp. He had to develop chemistry not only with his receivers but also with his offensive line. They all had to be on the same page and understand what each player needs to succeed.

As the season progresses, we see a more decisive Fields. He has a better feel for the pressure in the pocket and will run when he needs to run. Also, we’ve seen how deadly he is while throwing on the run. I can watch that touchdown pass he threw to Mooney in the Steelers game on a continuous loop.

While we’ve seen flashes of how good Fields can be, it’s time for Fields to do it more consistently. With the porous Ravens pass defense, Fields can take another step forward. He should have multiple opportunities to make big plays down the field.

Fields spent the bye week working with former Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall at his facility in South Florida. Marshall, one of the top wide receivers in the league when he played, could give Fields a lot of tips on where receivers should get the ball to make plays. He could then take that information back to practice this week.

Fields wants to be where Jackson is now — an All-Pro and MVP who is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. He has a chance to take a step towards that by beating Jackson in his own game this week.

Prediction: Fields has his first 300-yard passing game with 317 yards and 2 touchdown passes. He adds 67 yards rushing.