The Chicago Bears might not have another victory in 2022 with how things are going.
Yes, they have a victory to boast against the San Francisco 49ers, a team that played in last season’s NFC Championship Game.
However, a game’s complexion changes when rain happens, just like how the Niners lost to the Indianapolis Colts at home last season after precipitation poured out.
But a deep dive into the stats shows that Justin Fields only had 17 passing attempts in that victory.
That dynamic did not change against the Green Bay Packers, giving them a low count.
Fun Fact: The Bears have 28 pass attempts this season.
Every other NFL team has at least 28 completions. pic.twitter.com/7lXJHbsRVe
— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 20, 2022
StatMuse tweeted, “Fun Fact: The Bears have 28 pass attempts this season. Every other NFL team has at least 28 completions.”
Their scarcity of passing attempts made them no match for the Packers, which has reigning Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers did not have to do much, finishing with 19 completions for 234 yards and two touchdowns.
Sadly, it’s difficult to defeat one of the more accurate throwers in the league with only 11 pass attempts.
Fields connected on seven throws for a measly 70 yards.
Worst yet, one of his throws went to Jaire Alexander.
As a consolation, David Montgomery did have 122 rushing yards.
Still, those were not enough to stop Rodgers from owning the Bears again.
What’s Wrong With The Bears?
There’s no sense in drafting Fields if they will not give him more throwing opportunities.
But then again, the Bears’ talent level at wide receiver lags behind other squads.
Fields isn’t an accurate thrower either, completing only 58.4 percent of his passes in 14 NFL games.
There is an indefinite end to their woes because the Bears are not a premier free-agent destination.
Either they build through the draft or overpay top talent to elevate their talent level.