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Ex-Ohio State QB Justin Fields Has Career Day For Chicago Bears

Ex-Ohio State quarterback and current Chicago Bear Justin Fields had perhaps his best professional performance on Sunday in a shootout with the Denver Broncos.

There's been a lot of controversy surrounding former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields this season. His underwhelming performance through the first three games and the media circus around his Chicago Bears had many thinking he may not be the man for the job.

Fields may be answering back at those naysayers today as he went off for a show-stopping aerial performance against the Denver Broncos, notching a 334-yard, four-touchdown day. Both of those are career highs for the former Buckeye, who also completed 28 of his 35 passes on the day with just one interception in the narrow 31-28 loss.

To be fair, it was the Denver Broncos, who have been nothing short of a dumpster fire defensively this year, but it's good to see the young gunslinger finally find his rhythm.

Before this one, Fields hadn't had a multi-touchdown game all year. In fact, he didn't have a single game where he threw more touchdowns than interceptions. This four-score outing, though, should certainly boost his confidence, even with the loss.

One of the main beneficiaries of Fields' performance today was Bears receiver D.J. Moore, who hauled in seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. It's easy to see that Moore, who leads Chicago in receptions, is one of Fields' favorite targets. Despite this, the wideout only had 170 yards through three games, but it looks like he too is finding his rhythm.

The area that still remains a question mark for the Bears is upfront on the offensive line. They allowed four sacks today, and it's difficult to be a young field general like Fields if you're constantly being sacked and harassed by 300-pound linemen. Chicago will have to shore up that front if they want to be a respectable team this year.

The Broncos made a push late, and the ex-Buckeye snap taker stood strong through Denver's comeback, but it wasn't enough in this one. Fields will no doubt be happy with his stat line, but he knows it's about putting W's in the win column.