The Bears did not do enough to utilize D.J. Moore, who they acquired in a blockbuster trade with Carolina. Moore is expected to be the legit No. 1 receiver the Bears have been lacking in recent years, but he was targeted twice in the second quarter, with both catches totaling 25 yards. The ball did not come his way again.
“It’s important for us to be able to get the ball to our best skill,” Eberflus said. “We have to do a better job there. “Were the plays designed for [Justin Fields] to go there sometimes? Yep. And they had some different coverages rolled up to him at times and different things that they were doing, which some teams are going to do, but we certainly have to find ways to feed DJ and feed our skill.”
The Bears passing attack was supposed to be improved this year with the addition of Moore. But as the story said, Fields only had four passes travel at least 10 yards downfield. One of those plays resulted in a third quarter touchdown to Darnell Mooney. Another turned into a pick-six.