No stat illustrates the dominance of the Inexperienced Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears on Sunday than this one on the groups’ offensive traces. Does it sign a plea future for Chicago and Justin Fields?
Per Green Bay Packers reporter Daire Carragher, Inexperienced Bay allowed simply two pressures on their new quarterback, good for the bottom variety of Week 1 (earlier than Monday Night time Soccer).
The Bears offensive line did the precise reverse for his or her third-year starter, permitting 25 pressures on Fields.
“The hassle is there, little question,” he continued.
In his first sport because the Packers’ unquestioned starter, Jordan Love went 15-27 with 245 yards and three touchdowns. He was helped out not solely by large performs from Aaron Jones and the Inexperienced Bay protection but additionally by wonderful safety from his offensive line.
Chicago’s Yannick Ngakoue did handle to file one sack, however Love operated with a clear pocket for almost all of the sport. With this time he made good reads and delivered correct passes. Whether or not it was his dart at the back of the tip zone to Romeo Doubs within the first quarter, or his test right down to Aaron Jones within the third that resulted in a 35-yard landing, Love merely cashed in on the benefit his offensive line created for him.
Fields however spent a lot of the sport working for his life.
His athleticism saved him from getting killed, with Inexperienced Bay solely turning six of their 25 quarterback pressures into QB hits and changing simply 4 of these hits to sacks. However Fields hardly ever had the time to strive any deep passes and it confirmed in his 5.8 yards per completion. One of many few photographs Fields did take was intercepted and returned for a landing.
Worse nonetheless, Moore was a non-factor within the sport, regardless of catching his solely two targets for 25 yards.
For Bears followers hoping this season would on the very least characteristic a reliable offense, Week 1 couldn’t have gone a lot worse.