It seems like the Chicago Bears are going old school in 2022.
In a pass-happy NFL, it’s surprising that Justin Fields attempted just 45 throws in three games.
In contrast, Joe Flacco had 52 attempts alone in their recent loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fields completed 22 of those attempts for 297 yards and two touchdowns.
However, the former Ohio State standout has four interceptions, including two in Week 3 against the Houston Texans.
But the Bears have won two of their first three games despite the scarcity of passing attempts.
Instead, they are burning opponents on the ground.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 29, 2022
FOX Sports NFL tweeted, “In Week 3, the @ChicagoBears had their most rushing yards in a single game since 1984.”
It was a one-sided affair as the Bears dominated the Texans in rushing yards, 281-92.
Khalil Herbert led the way with 157 yards and two touchdowns, while Fields added 47 on eight carries.
That number gives the Bears quarterback 95 rushing yards in three games.
David Montgomery finished with 11 yards on three carries.
In contrast, Dameon Pierce had 80 of Houston’s total output on the ground.
The Bears have 560 rushing yards after Week 3, with Herbert and Montgomery combining for 399.
Can The Bears Keep The Run Game Going?
It has been the heart and soul of Chicago’s offense, and they won’t fix it because it works.
But at some point, their ground game might not help them win.
The Bears had only 99 rushing yards in their rain-soaked, season-opening victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
However, they lost big to the Green Bay Packers despite having 180 rushing yards.
Therefore, the Bears’ passing game should also take effect to provide balance to their offense.
The Bears will try to go 3-1 with a victory over the New York Giants in Week 4.