, 2022-10-13 11:49:21,
Hold on, now. I know what you’re thinking. You watched last week’s TNF, looked at tonight’s teams, and checked to see if you had other things to do. But this game carries a bit more fantasy intrigue. Plus, both teams have lesser expectations, so there’s less tension. It could be fun!
But first, let’s look at the matchup from a big-picture perspective.
Two ‘Prove-It’ Quarterbacks Collide in NFC Showdown
It’s odd to think Fields has to prove himself in his second year. We all saw his rookie season. But a new regime invites new plans. And Fields doesn’t necessarily have to be part of those plans. Their moves this offseason intimated as much. Regardless, his development is the fulcrum for what happens next. At least he can still create under duress:
Watching Fields in the open field is fun, but the necessity of his magic brings a bit of sadness into the mix. Per Pro Football Focus, he’s tied for the most scrambles of any quarterback. In other words, his highlights likely aren’t by design. And while the quick reaction is to point to Chicago’s personnel, some of the blame has to go to the quarterback.
Fields has the slowest average time to throw at 3.35 seconds. Meanwhile, the Bears offensive line is eighth in pass block win rate. Something doesn’t add up here. Moreover, he has the second-highest pressure rate among all starters. So, I’m betting we’ll see more of him trying to navigate through traffic.
Washington’s defensive front is fifth in pressure rate and fifth in rushing EPA allowed. However, their secondary is a work in progress. Three of their five opponents have had multi-passing touchdown results. The Commanders haven’t forced an interception since Week 1.
Fields could shine as a passer tonight. He’s made some improvements, and Washington’s defense may give him a much-needed confidence booster. Hopefully, their offense also shows up to force a competitive match.
But what about Carson Wentz?
Robert hit the nail on the head here. Without a doubt, Wentz has been inconsistent under center. But look at when those inconsistencies have cropped up. Philadelphia dunked on him in Week 3, and Dallas showed him a similar amount of love the following Sunday. Both…
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