The Chicago Bears leaned on David Montgomery‘s legs in quarterback Justin Fields’ second NFL start to the tune of 106 rushing yards and two scores, and the team's defense recovered two fumbles while holding the Detroit Lions‘ offense to just one red-zone score in four attempts. In the end, the Bears secured their second home win of the season, 24-14.
Montgomery handled 23 carries, and Fields' efficiency in the passing game was just enough to propel a Bears’ offense to a 21-point lead that the team never relinquished.
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Four big-time throws and just one turnover-worthy play highlighted a much more efficient performance from Justin Fields through the air. His 70.6% adjusted completion percentage and 13.0-yard average depth of target were huge marks of improvement, and the rookie also completed 12 of his 18 passes behind much better pass blocking.
David Montgomery forced eight missed tackles and racked up seven first-down runs in a solid rushing performance. The back is on track for a 75.0-plus rushing grade on first review, aided by 76 yards after contact.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney connected for five catches and 125 yards, with Mooney on track to earn a 90.0-plus receiving grade. Allen Robinson II hauled in four catches for 69 yards and earned an 80.0 receiving grade after first review of the film. Tight end Cole Kmet caught only one pass for six yards.
The Bears' offensive line was able to open holes for David Montgomery and protect Justin Fields well, and the unit is on track to earn a 90.0 pass-blocking grade on first review.
Chicago notched four sacks and held the Lions to under 90 yards on the ground. Five hurries and a sack highlighted an excellent day from edge defender Robert Quinn.
Alec Ogletree led the charge with seven tackles and five defensive stops, although his grade will suffer from a poor coverage mark.
Jared Goff is set to earn around a 65.0 passing grade, although much of his production came in cleanup time. He was sacked four times and completed 57% of his passes for 298 yards and two second-half scores when the game was out of reach.
Jamaal Williams averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 14 attempts to a tune of a pending 84.9 rushing grade, picking up D’Andre Swift's slack. Swift saw eight carries but managed only 16 yards.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Kalif Raymond snagged two touchdown catches on three receptions, while Amon-Ra St.Brown added six grabs for 69 yards on his own. Tight end T.J. Hockenson saw nine targets and caught four passes — one of which was contested — for 42 yards.
The Lions' offensive line allowed four sacks on Goff. Rookie Penei Sewell struggled to protect Goff’s blindside, giving up two sacks and seven hurries on first review.
Detroit struggled to get pressure on Justin Fields, and only Charles Harris was able to record a sack. Harris finished with two pressures.
Montgomery ran wild against the Lions' defense — and the Lions' linebackers suffered. Alex Anzalone missed two tackles himself and is set to earn a poor run-defense grade.
Amani Oruwariye brought in an interception but gave up four catches on six targets. Cornerback Bobby Price was torched for 149 yards on just five catches allowed.