By the Numbers Bears vs Lions 2023 Week 11
Justin Fields produced 273 total yards.
For the first time in four weeks, Fields was back under center, and he powered the Bears attack with 273 yards gained on passes and runs.
The third-year professional gained 169 yards and a score on 16 of his 23 throw attempts. Fields achieved his third-best rating of the season with a final score of 105.2.
Fields carried the ball eighteen times for 104 yards, taking command of one of the best rushing offenses in the league.
Fields’ fifth career game with at least 100 running yards
Fields broke the 100-yard barrier on the ground for the first time this season, but it was his seventh time doing it overall.
The Bears’ Four Key Learnings
The Bears set a season high in takeaways thanks to three interceptions by the defense and a fumble recovery on special teams. Jared Goff, the quarterback for the Lions, has thrown three or more picks just three times in his eight-year career; the last occurrence was on September 29, 2019.
Tyrique Stevenson, a rookie cornerback, picked up his first career interception on Detroit’s opening two plays. T.J. Edwards, a linebacker, then collected his third career interception—his first with the Bears.
Linebacker DeMarquis Gates recovered a fumble that Stevenson caused on a Lions kickoff return in the third quarter, setting up a Bears touchdown. The next drive by Detroit was halted by linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who picked up his second interceptions of the year.
Detroit scored 17 points in less than three minutes.
The Bears led by two touchdowns going into the last 4:15 of the game, but the Lions rallied for back-to-back touchdowns and took the lead.
On the Bears’ last possession, a safety completed the comeback.
DJ Moore has received 6,000 career receiving yards.
Against the Lions, the Bears’ top receiver achieved a new high as he surpassed 6,000 career receiving yards and reached 800 this year. Moore is the first player to exceed 6,000 yards who was picked in 2018 or later.
Fields found Moore for 96 yards on seven of his nine targets, including a 39-yard touchdown throw in the third quarter. Moore has 6,090 career receiving yards as of right now.
Lions gained 115 yards of running
The Bears defense let up more than 100 running yards for the first time since they played the Chiefs in Week 3. Bears opponents have only averaged 56.4 yards on the ground over the past seven games.
David Montgomery, the running back for the Lions, spearheaded the offense with 12 touches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Jahmyr Gibbs added eight carries for 36 yards and a touchdown.
4 Plays with four or more offensive possessions
The Bears offense controlled the game for the most part, putting together four drives with ten or more plays.