Chicago Bears: What to look for in Week 3 matchup vs Houston Texans

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The Bears need to have a better passing attack

It seemed as if the Chicago Bears reverted back to the old way of playing offense. Against the Packers, they had about double the number of running plays as they had passing plays (27 to 14, with three plays resulting in sacks).

Quarterback Justin Fields completed 7 of his 11 pass attempts for 70 yards and an interception. As good as we hope Fields is, he cannot keep having games in which he throws for less than a hundred yards. Additionally, Eberflus and Luke Getsy have to take the training wheels off of Fields and let him do what they feel he can do.

Eleven pass attempts will never be enough to win games. This is a passing league so let him pass. Will he make mistakes? Sure, he will. He’s a young player, though, so that is to be expected. How else will he grow as a quarterback? He needs to go out there and make mistakes. As we’ve seen, he will also make some incredibly great plays as well.

We heard throughout the camps and preseason games about how well Fields has a handle on this system. When the real games begin, however, the coaches tie one arm behind his back. Unleash him and see what he has. No, he doesn’t have the receivers to have an elite offense. However, let him do whatever he can to at least make the games competitive.

We know that this season is not about wins or losses. Let Fields sling the ball so he develops. Then, when he has the horses next season, he will be ready to take off.