The Bears had an extended break to prepare to face the Patriots after losing to the Commanders on Thursday night in Week 6 and one of the tweaks they made to their offense was expanding the amount of designed runs for quarterback Justin Fields.
Fields made the most of those opportunities and finished the night with 14 carries for 82 yards, including five third-down runs that turned into first downs. The added wrinkle of Fields running the ball had a ripple effect on the entire offense. David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert had strong nights running the ball while Fields converted five more third downs by throwing the ball.
Other reports said Fields had 11 designed runs on the right. Next up for the Bears is the Cowboys on the road in Week 8. With his rushing totals alone, Fields becomes a relevant QB option in just about any style of league, especially if you've been riding with Russell Wilson or Matt Ryan to this point.