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Even during an inconsistent start to his career, there were times when Justin Fields showed immense potential that convinced the Chicago Bears to trade him and select him in the first round in 2021.

There were plenty of those moments during Monday’s 33-14 win over the New England Patriots.

Fields completed 13 of 21 passes for 179 yards, a touchdown and an interception as a passer while making a series of electrifying plays with his legs en route to 82 yards and a rushing touchdown. He turned the team on its back at times and helped Chicago snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 3-4.

It was a refreshing performance for Bears fans who have seen an offense that has largely struggled all year, and the Ohio State product received plenty of praise on social media in the process:

Robert Mays @robertmays

What an uplifting night. Lots of Fields flashes. It’s arguably his best game as a pro when you consider career. Credit to the Bears staff for using the mini-bye to weaponize it in the running game. This is the best spot the coaches have put him in ~20 games.

Mike Reiss @mikereiss

According to @ESPNStatsInfo: Justin Fields’ 74 rushing yards is the most by a QB in a half against Bill Belichick- Coached Patriots (since 2000).

The accolades were anything but the rhetoric surrounding Chicago’s offense after a 12-7 loss to the Washington Commanders late in the game, which made Monday’s performance all the more impressive.

While Fields has room to improve, the struggles also underscored the problems around him. According to Statistics and information from ESPNhe was pressured on 46 per cent of his dropbacks in six games, a record since the stat was tracked from 2009.

The lack of talent at wide receiver was never more apparent than when Darnell Mooney failed to capture the potential game-winner late in Washington’s loss.

However, the offense on display Monday was nothing like that, with Fields rolling out of the pocket, completing play-action passes, conceding shots in tight windows and rushing for big plays.

He even impressed on a screen pass to Khalil Herbert that went for a touchdown, changing the angle of his arm under pressure and turning the ball over just before two defenders sandwiched him.

It was the kind of performance that should give Fields more confidence moving forward as he tries to establish himself as the franchise quarterback Chicago has been losing for so long.

Things won’t get any easier with an upcoming road trip to face the Dallas Cowboys, but there’s plenty to take from Monday’s win.

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