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Are we in the Justin Fields Era?

Patrick Finley and Jason Lieser break down Justin Fields' first extended playing time and the Bears' newfound pass rush in their home-opening win against the Bengals. 

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Matt Nagy again talks himself into a knot when it comes to Bears rookie Justin Fields

Nagy insisted he would return to Andy Dalton when he returns from a knee injury. That better be a bluff.

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Justin Fields: ‘I’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time’

The Bears’ rookie quarterback is excited to make his first NFL start Sunday against the Browns — but more focused on the task at hand. "A lot of practice reps and study, study, study."

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For Bears QB Justin Fields, the future is now — but what will it look like?

If the scheme works, it’s not hyperbole to say it will change the way the Bears offense looks for the next decade.

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Matt Nagy’s biggest challenge with his young quarterback is to out-Fox the past

Comparisons between Nagy/Justin Fields and John Fox/Mitch Trubisky won’t go away for Bears.

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Devin Hester among ex-Bears nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

He’s joined by former Bears Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Olin Kreutz and Muhsin Muhammad.

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Bears’ Justin Fields to start vs. Browns; Matt Nagy commits to Andy Dalton when healthy

Nagy indicated the Bears don’t plan to put Andy Dalton on injured reserve, which would mean they think he’ll miss just one or two games.

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First-and-10: Matt Nagy focused on Justin Fields — and winning

While Fields playing, learning and developing sounds prudent if Andy Dalton can’t go Sunday, don’t be surprised if Nagy ultimately plays the quarterback who gives the Bears the best chance to win.

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Teammates confident in Bears rookie QB Justin Fields

"I feel like, with him, we’ll be in good hands," defensive lineman Bilal Nichols said.

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Recovery channel: Justin Fields needs to watch NFL’s good and bad QBs — and learn

The best thing Fields did Sunday was not a pass or run or block or even a handoff. It was a doglike scramble on the ground to regain possession of a ball he fumbled at the Bears’ 33-yard line.

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A bigger, better Soldier Field? Lightfoot makes pitch to keep Bears in Chicago

"I am a Bears fan. I want the Bears to stay in the city of Chicago. And we are willing to work with them to try to address their concerns. But I’ve got to do it in a way that is fiscally prudent and doesn’t preclude other uses in that stadium," Lightfoot told the Sun-Times editorial board.

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Matt Nagy: Tight end Jimmy Graham’s playing time depends on matchups

Graham went without a target for the first time in his Bears career Sunday, the latest sign his playing time will look different than it did last season.

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Can Matt Nagy find Justin Fields’ comfort zone?

If Fields starts against the Browns, it will be up to Nagy & Co. to put him in an offense he can be himself in — after the rookie looked out of sync in an uneven relief appearance against the Bengals.

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Film study: The best of Bears QB Justin Fields’ choppy game vs. Bengals

Fields’ performance was rough overall, but he made some plays that offer a sneak preview of what the Bears’ future will be with him at quarterback.

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Bears QB Andy Dalton has bone bruise: report

If Dalton can’t play Sunday in Cleveland, then rookie quarterback Justin Fields will make his first NFL start.

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Justin Fields’ time? Even with Andy Dalton hurt, Matt Nagy wants starter question murky

The Bears couldn’t escape a quarterback controversy Monday — this one of their own making.

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Halas Intrigue Episode 179: Are we in the Justin Fields Era?

Are Bears fans on the verge of getting their wish?

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Tashaun Gipson on taunting flag: ‘I just clapped, man’

Takeaways from the Bears’ 20-17 victory in their home opener Sunday against the Bengals.

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Bears OLB Robert Quinn in ‘happy place’ with another sack vs. Bengals

Defensive coordinator Sean Desai debuted a stunt in which Khalil Mack plays defensive tackle and Quinn is at defensive end.

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Roquan Smith, Bears’ defense turn back the clock

With Smith’s 53-yard pick-6 leading the way, the Bears responded to a lackluster performance against the Rams with four takeaways and four sacks — reminiscent of the 2018 defense that dominated the league.

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There was no perfect time to play Justin Fields, but Sunday was good enough

On Sunday, fate forced Bears coach Matt Nagy’s hand when starter Andy Dalton hurt his left knee scrambling out of bounds in the second quarter.

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Justin Fields finally gets his shot and then ... well ... not a whole lot

The rookie takes over for an injured Andy Dalton and has a sloppy game in a Bears victory.

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Bears QB Andy Dalton hurts knee, but Bears don’t fear ACL tear

Dalton led the Bears to a touchdown on the first drive against the Bengals.

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Bears, Justin Fields ride defense to 20-17 victory

The Justin Fields Era started Sunday afternoon. Time — and medical evaluations — will determine if it continues uninterrupted.

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QB Justin Fields brings thrills back to Bears, and it only gets better from here

Imagine holding your breath to see what great thing happens next rather than bracing for the next disaster. That’s what Fields does for the Bears.

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Bears’ Week 2 inactives vs. Bengals: Jason Peters (quad injury) back at left tackle

Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman remains out, and the Bears made a change at nickel corner.

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Bears put rookie LT Larry Borom on injured reserve

Borom was the backup to Jason Peters, but both were injured in the opener. While Peters is expected to start Sunday against the Bengals, Borom will miss at least three games.

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Bears vs. Bengals: What to Watch 4

Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who had five catches for 101 yards against the Vikings — including a 50-yard touchdown — will challenge a Bears secondary that struggled vs. the Rams.

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Bears’ defense vows to atone for egregious coverage errors

Tashaun Gipson and the Bears’ defense pledge to reassert themselves Sunday vs. the Bengals. ‘‘It’s a collective situation that we take ownership of."

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Snap decisions: What Justin Fields’ plays mean for the Bears’ future

As the Bears prepare to play Fields for a few more snaps Sunday against the Bengals, the Sun-Times talked to former coaches, coordinators and players about the benefits and pitfalls and what to expect.

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Soldier Field could turn quickly on Andy Dalton, Matt Nagy if Bears’ offense sputters

They’re hoping it’s "loud" on Sunday. But Soldier Field could get very uncomfortable for the Bears if they deliver more of the same.

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Bears GM Ryan Pace’s shaky plan for secondary yields ... shaky secondary

The shocking thing isn’t that the Bears’ secondary struggled against the Rams. It’s that Pace thought this would work in the first place.

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Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman doubtful for Bengals game

Goldman likely will miss his second consecutive game with a knee injury. But coach Matt Nagy was more optimistic that left tackle Jason Peters (quadriceps) will play Sunday at Soldier Field.