Bears vs. Cardinals: Andy Dalton will start, Justin Fields out
The Bears will look to upset one of many NFL’s high groups, the Cardinals, on Sunday. Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton is getting the beginning, as rookie Justin Fields continues to get better from a rib harm suffered a number of weeks in the past.
Coach Matt Nagy advised reporters that Dalton will be QB1 for Sunday’s sport, with Nick Foles as again up. Fields, who has began eight video games for Chicago this season, has been out since Week 11’s loss to Baltimore.
Dalton, who misplaced his beginning job after the primary two weeks of the season, led the Bears to a 16–14 win over the Lions final weekend. He accomplished 24 of 39 passes for 317 yards, one landing and an interception within the contest. Now, he appears to be like to make it two straight with the 9–2 Cardinals coming to city, because the Bears cling to life within the playoff race.
Arizona hopes to have its younger star quarterback Kyler Murray again for this one, after three weeks out with a excessive ankle sprain.
On the yr, Dalton is finishing 64.3% of his passes for 788 yards, 4 touchdowns and two interceptions. The Bears are 2–1 in his begins.
Fields, in the meantime, has been up-and-down as a rookie. He’s finishing 58.1% of his throws for 1,361 yards, 4 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, including 311 yards and two scores on the bottom.
He seemed to be turning the nook within the few weeks earlier than his harm, taking part in effectively in losses to the 49ers and Steelers. Within the latter sport, he fell simply brief, after main his group to a go-ahead landing late, earlier than Ben Roethlisberger answered to win the sport 29–27. Fields threw for 291 yards and a landing and added 45 speeding yards in that one.
The Bears and Cardinals kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Subject.
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