Former Ohio State and current Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is set to see the first extended action of his NFL career after starter Andy Dalton suffered a non-contact knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton completed seven of his first eight passes for 41 yards and a touchdown to give the Bears to a 7-0 lead early, but came up lame when he scrambled out of bounds on a 14-yard run in the second quarter.
He was briefly replaced by Fields, who handed the ball off on back-to-back plays before coming up just short of a first down on a run of his own. Chicago then punted.
Dalton returned to the game on the following drive but then headed to the locker room after the Bears were forced to punt again, at which time he was ruled questionable to return.
Fields is currently 4-for-8 passing for 55 yards. He's also rushed five times for 24 yards, helping Chicago extend its lead to 10-3 early in the fourth quarter.
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