Top Eagles takeaways following their gritty win over Bears

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Justin Fields #1, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields #1, Chicago Bears (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Eagles have officially passed the Justin Fields test.

Justin Fields is pretty good huh? The Eagles experienced some difficulty in defending him. He made some plays. Philly made a few more, and that helped the Birds earn a hard-fought victory

Bears quarterback Justin Fields made it difficult for the Eagles, especially in the first half. Like Hurts, Fields is a dual-threat quarterback and hard to defend. He finished the game with just 152 passing yards, but his 95 rushing yards kept Eagles defenders guessing all day long.

There were several instances in the game where Fields burned the Eagles’ defense. On a third and four, he ran up the middle for a 15-yard gain to extend a drive. A couple of plays later, he enjoyed a spectacular 39-yard run on a second and 27 to set up the Bears’ first score of the game. Later, a beautiful scramble to extend a play ended with a beautiful toss to a wide-open Byron Pringle to get the game within one possession.

Philadelphia, despite all of this, sacked Fields six times and limited him in the passing game, but this will be a nice game to reference as they prepare for dual-threat quarterbacks moving forward. They definitely learned a lot from this one. It’s always more fun to learn following a win though.

Next Steps

Philadelphia is now two for two on their three-game road stretch. Next up is a game versus the Dallas Cowboys. They just lost their Week 15 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Get ready for a physical game that has already gotten chippy.

If the Eagles beat the Cowboys on Christmas Eve, they will lock up the number one seed. If they falter, they still have two more weeks to get the job done. Unfortunately, the Birds figure

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