Quarterback Justin Fields and the first-team offense put on a show Saturday in Cleveland, scoring 21 straight points and leading the Bears to a 21-20 victory over the Browns.
Fields put together an impressive individual performance, completing 14 of 16 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns.
He earned a 146.9 rating in his longest outing of the preseason—on the field for 29 plays in the first-team offense—and completed passes to 10 different players over five drives.
Fields said he has a good feel and confidence in the game and is excited to see his unit's turning point in learning and executing the offense.
I think it's just executed in all parts," Fields said. "I thought the O-line did a great job defending today, I told them multiple times. The receivers did a great job with the scramble drill just the right routes, the right depth and things like that.
So again just from the protection side, running the football and that will open everything up with our play-action and bootleg plays.
Fields threw his first touchdown of the preseason, connecting with tight end Ryan Griffin on a corner route for 22 yards and a score. Fields was perfect on a 7-play, 80-yard drive, completing five passes for 55 yards to give the Bears a 7-0 lead.
The second-year quarterback showed off his versatility, completing passes to five different players on drives and running for first downs.
I just think [Fields] is getting better," coach Matt Eyefuls said. "Like I said the other day, he's a young player, he needs experience.
I think it was the playing experience for him that he needed to have. He took a big step for him and for our football team just getting comfortable, running the offense and doing his job. I thought he did that tonight