As the Chicago Bears head into Week 4 with a 2-1 record, they face a tall task against the New York Giants.
The Bears’ season is filled with new players and coaches, as they journey into enemy territory as underdogs.
However, the toughest part might be the Giants fans at MetLife Stadium.
With the Giants starting the season 2-1, their fans are fired up for home games.
Can the Bears overcome the crowd to get a win versus the Giants at MetLife Stadium?
Bears Need Justin Fields To Improve His Gameplay
If the Bears are to have any chance to win against the Giants, they need improved play from their quarterback Justin Fields.
He’s starting the season as one of the worst QBs in the NFL.
Justin Fields is ranked 33rd out of 33 qualified passers when it comes to PFF's QB rankings, (43.0). He is also ranked 31st out of 32 qualified passers for ESPN's QBR rating, (23.0).
— Ryan Fedrau (@the_fed_23) September 28, 2022
With Fields being at the bottom with QBR and PFF QB ranking, the Bears need improvement from him fast.
However, some issues with the young QB come from a lack of passing plays.
In Green Bay against the Packers, Fields only dropped back 17 times for passing attempts.
He went 7-11 with 70 passing yards and one interception in that game.
FINAL: Bears lose to Packers, 27-10.
Justin Fields: 7-11, 70 passing yards, 1 INT, 1 rushing TD
Aaron Rodgers: 19-25, 234 passing yards, 2 passing TDs pic.twitter.com/MjSCudbZS6
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) September 19, 2022
While he had one rushing TD in the game, they need to use him more in the passing game.
However, they might not after his performance against the Houston Texans in week three.
Fields’ Performance Against Texans Might Erode Trust
In the young QB’s last game, he didn’t inspire confidence.
His performance was so bad that he came out with some brutally honest statements in the post-game press conference.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 25, 2022
As the video shows, Fields knew his game was “trash” against the Texans.
However, the performance can easily erode faith in the young QB, who looked promising during the preseason.
Fields showing he can learn from these mistakes can help restore faith in him.
While learning from mistakes is part of football, it’s tough on a young quarterback who’s expected to shoulder the offense.
With the franchise on his shoulders, he needs to make improvements quickly.
So, will this Week 4 matchup against the Giants allow him to showcase how he’s learning from his past errors?
Fields Can’t Improve Without More Passing Plays
While Fields is at the bottom with passing attempts, it’s mostly offensive play-calling.
He needs to instill confidence in his coaches that he can pass the ball to get more passing attempts.
Simply admitting to mistakes and bad gameplay won’t make the Bears’ coaching staff trust him.
While this is an important first step, he will only restore lost confidence during practices and game days.
With better play, he can get more passing plays called during games.
When this happens, the young QB needs to take full advantage of the play calls.
He has the arm to hurt defenses.
However, he’s missing the correct reads and confidence that elite NFL QBs possess.
If OC Luke Getsy can continue helping Fields with his game then maybe he will improve and become a better quarterback.