For now, the Bears will prepare for both Fields and Andy Dalton to start and alter their plan as they monitor Fields this week, starting with their first full practice Wednesday. Fields was limited in practice all last week before Dalton made his second straight start. The veteran threw four interceptions in the loss.
CHICAGO – There’s one thing that cuts through the wind, rain, and general nastiness of the weather that sat inside Soldier Field for another forgettable three hours of the 2021 season. Bears’ fans sure with their team was more like the one on the opposite sidelines. On Sunday, that was the NFC’s best team in the Arizona Cardinals, a team that has taken just two years to completely flip their fortunes as they now stare down a top seed for this winter’s playoff.
Everything has gone as expected for the 4-8 Bears. The formula of a castoff quarterback plus a shaky offensive line plus a head coach who can’t get his own offense working plus an eroded defense with glaring holes in the secondary equals a bad team.