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Bears Fans Celebrate Justin Fields' Strong Performance in Win vs. 49ers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 11, 2022

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

This is the Justin Fields that Chicago Bears fans were promised.

The second-year quarterback led his team to a shocking 19-10 upset over the San Francisco 49ers in a rainy, sloppy game on Sunday afternoon, highlighted by some ridiculously athletic plays and a few delicate touch passes:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Justin Fields WHOOP<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NFL</a>)<a href="https://t.co/OpCBlgJGAT">pic.twitter.com/OpCBlgJGAT</a>

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Justin Fields making magic happen out of the pocket โšก๏ธ <a href="https://twitter.com/brgridiron?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@brgridiron</a> <br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NFL</a>)<a href="https://t.co/61TxDlDfua">pic.twitter.com/61TxDlDfua</a>

Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

St. Brown bros ๐Ÿค scoring TDs<br><br>๐Ÿ“บ: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SFvsCHI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SFvsCHI</a> on FOX <a href="https://t.co/97SeF6Trrd">pic.twitter.com/97SeF6Trrd</a>

So, yes, Fields was absolutely feeling the love on Twitter after his strong start to the 2022 season, especially since he outplayed fellow 2021 first-round pick and Niners quarterback Trey Lance on Sunday:

Ericโ„ข ๐Ÿ @mistahswags

JUSTIN FIELDS <a href="https://t.co/6dZPcWUtir">pic.twitter.com/6dZPcWUtir</a>

Ryan Clark @Realrclark25

Justin Fields is playing his whole butt off!! <br><br>Iโ€™d have to believe that Kyle Shanahan is thinking if we were gonna go with upside at #3 <br><br>โ€œWe shoulda went with the kid that has more, did it on a bigger stage!โ€

Joseph Herff @JosephHerffNFL

Justin Fields &gt; Trey Lance thank you

500 ๐ŸŽ @Kameron_Hay

Justin Fields outplaying Trey Lance with a significantly worse roster around him

Dan Orlovsky @danorlovsky7

Holy Justin Fields

ziyan @ziyanm_

justin fields is gonna be a chicago bear for a decade minimum

Adam Josรฉ @AdamMenendez23

Watching Justin Fields not be miserable in a Bears uniform is such a treat.

Luke Easterling @LukeEasterling

It's almost like Justin Fields is really good and Matt Nagy was not

It didn't start well, however. Fields was 3-of-9 for 19 yards and an interception through the air in the first half. And while the conditions didn't help his cause, it looked as though the Bears offense was in for a rough afternoon.

But he figured it out in the second half, leading Chicago on three touchdown drives to seal the win.

After a rough rookie season under former head coach Matt Nagy, Fields looked like the first-round talent the Bears banked their future on in 2021. It was one game, yes, but it came against a talented 49ers team that reached the NFC Championship Game last season.

And Sunday's comeback was all about Fields, who used his athleticism to create several key plays for the team's offense.

Perhaps new head coach Matt Eberflus and his coaching staff have unlocked something in Fields. Perhaps a year of experience made all the difference. But on Sunday, he was a true difference-maker.

And the city of Chicago surely is thrilled with that development.

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