Justin Fields was pulled off the field by his Chicago Bears teammate DJ Moore during Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after the struggling quarterback appeared to wobble after a hit.
The stumbling Fields took a circuitous route to the Bears’ huddle early in the fourth quarter.
At that point, Moore intervened, pulled Fields to the sideline and gestured for Chicago’s training staff to examine the former first-round pick.
The good news for Fields was that he was cleared to return for the next series, but ultimately finished just 11 of 22 for 99 yards and a meaningless touchdown in the final minutes of the game.
The bad news for Bears fans was that the team lost 41-10 to the Chiefs for Taylor Swift.
DJ Moore (left) and Justin Fields (right) are pictured during Sunday’s loss in Kansas City
DJ Moore (No. 2) saw Justin Fields (No. 1) trip and sent his teammate to the sideline
Travis Kelce was chatting with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in practice this week when, almost as an afterthought, he said he thought Swift would take him up on his invitation to watch Sunday’s game at Arrowhead.
“Some things with Travis,” Mahomes later explained, “he says it and you don’t know if it’s true or not, he says it so calmly.”
It turned out to be true.
Mahomes and Kelce also put on their own show for the pop star.
The reigning league MVP threw for 272 yards and three touchdowns, his All-Pro tight end caught seven passes and one of the scoring throws, and the Chiefs romped to a 41-10 win over the Bears — much to the delight of their newest fan. , who joyfully banged on the glass of her Arrowhead Stadium suite all afternoon.
“I haven’t met her yet,” said Mahomes, who continued to answer questions about Kelce and Swift’s budding relationship after his close friend left reporters. “I guess if she ends up with Travis, I’ll meet her someday.”
Fields finished just 11 of 22 for 99 yards and a meaningless TD in the final minutes of the game
Jerick McKinnon had a pair of touchdown catches and Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire added touchdown runs, helping the Super Bowl champion Chiefs (2-1) hand the Bears (0-3) their 13th straight loss dating to last season .
The game was so lopsided in the third quarter that Mahomes and most of the Chiefs’ starters were given the rest of the day off.
“We got things going and that’s a plus against a defense that’s, you know, a little banged up,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
The story coming out of Chicago’s locker room was decidedly different.
“We’ve got to keep this thing tight in our locker room. That’s the most important thing,” Bears coach Matt Eberflus said. “There will be a lot of outside noise, as there always is in the NFL. And we’ve played three games so far this season. There is a great opportunity before us. We have two games in eleven days and that’s what we’re going to focus on.”
Still, their poor performance on Sunday was a cruel end to a dismal week full of distractions.
But she was later seen laughing with another companion midway through the NFL game
In the span of a few hours Wednesday, Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams abruptly resigned, citing the need “to take care of my health and family,” and Fields had to walk back a number of comments he made through his “robotic ‘ play during the first round. he had been coached two weeks along the way.
Eberflus had to call defensive plays, just like he did in last weekend’s loss to Tampa Bay, and Reid made the former Indianapolis Colts coordinator look completely lost.
The Chiefs started their offense with the first of Mahomes’ two TD passes to McKinnon, then Edwards-Helaire scored from a yard out to make it 14-0 early in the second quarter. When the Bears punted for the third straight time, Mahomes hit McKinnon again to extend the lead, and Kansas City then scored on its next four possessions.
As for Fields, the QB was not only robotic, but also inaccurate. When one of the league’s most porous offensive lines didn’t allow the Chiefs to pressure him, Fields continually missed open targets downfield.
Taylor Swift cheers from a suite with Donna Kelce as the Kansas City Chiefs won easily
“I have to be better,” Fields said simply.
He was picked off by Mike Edwards late in the first half, leading to Pacheco’s touchdown run. And when Harrison Butker scored the second of his two field goals, the Chiefs were able to take a 34-0 lead into halftime.
Kelce added his short touchdown catch early in the second half and celebrated in the back of the end zone by revving the engine of an imaginary motorcycle. High above the stadium, Swift clapped her hands next to his mother, Donna Kelce.
“On Friday he said, ‘Yeah, I think she’s coming to the game this weekend,’ and he went about his business,” Mahomes recalled after the game, “and you’re like, that just happens. That’s Travis.’