Back during training camp, Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields’ connection with tight end Jesse James was fully visible. Now he’s back in the regular season and paying Chicago dividends in Sunday’s game against the 49ers.
The Bears offense found a good pace – shocking, I know – in their first two practices, and tight ends were a big part of that Chicago’s 11-game, 74-yard success in the second quarter.
Fields found James, one of his favorite targets in training camp, for an 8-yard touchdown to give the Bears a 10-3 lead in the second quarter.
Fields was 4 of 5 for 41 yards on the disc, and he completed three tight ends Cole Kmet and James. Kmet has been Fields’ favorite target for the past two weeks, and that was the case at the start of Sunday’s game against the 49ers.
– Chicago Bear (@ChicagoBears) October 31, 2021
While San Francisco responded to this training with points, the Chicago defense managed to keep them on a field goal to maintain the lead.
The Bears lead the 49ers 10-6 in the second quarter.