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Chicago Bears: 4 bold predictions for Week 3 vs. Browns

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The Chicago Bears take on the Cleveland Browns in a tough Week 3 matchup. After going down to a knee injury, rookie quarterback Justin Fields takes over as the starter replacing Andy Dalton. We could be entering a new era in Chicago. It’s time to continue our NFL predictions series with our Bears Week 3 predictions.

Chicago’s defense came alive against the Cincinnati Bengals. That’s the exact type of performance they’ll need against Cleveland. With Jarvis Landry sidelined and Odell Beckham Jr. questionable to play, now is the time for the Bears to strike.

The Bears have looked rather stagnant on offense so far. Some of that had to do with Andy Dalton being under center, while most of it could be blamed on the play calling. However, Chicago could use a big bounce-back game from Allen Robinson to open up the offense. Additionally, if David Montgomery can get things going, the Bears should be able to control the clock. Lastly, with Justin Fields starting, Chicago could have the confidence to pull off the upset.

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Bears Week 3 Predictions

4. Bears defense stifles the Browns passing game

With Cleveland struggling to keep a healthy wide receiver core, the Bears could take advantage and shut down the passing game. It’s yet to be determined if OBJ plays on Sunday, but regardless, this Browns passing game is in line to struggle. If the Bears can force the Browns into third and long situations, they should be able to control Cleveland throughout the game.

3. Allen Robinson bounces back in a big way

Allen Robinson hasn’t quite looked his best so far this season. He saved his day against the Bengals with a touchdown. However, he could have had two of them had he not dropped a very catchable ball from Justin Fields. With an athletic quarterback under center, Chicago’s offense should open up. The Browns have to respect Fields’ ability as a rusher, which could make life easier for Allen Robinson.

2. David Montgomery provides consistency in the run game

Cleveland’s front seven is no joke, so establishing the run is a tall ask for the Bears. Even so, getting David Montgomery going is the best route to victory on Sunday. If Chicago can excel in the run game, they can control the clock and possession of the ball.

Simultaneously, setting the tone with the run game will help Justin Fields exponentially. The Bears would be killing two birds with one stone by maintaining possession and building the confidence of their rookie quarterback.

1. Justin Fields dominates in his first start

We’ve seen Fields’ number called upon sporadically. He looked great in Week 1 when the coaching staff called plays designed for him. Fields seemed a bit unsure of himself in Week 2, however, as he had a rough outing. Now, the Bears are creating a game plan with Fields at the helm, which could yield fantastic results.

The Browns defense has been susceptible to the pass and Tyrod Taylor looked amazing until he fell to injury. Although this is a tough matchup for Chicago, the stars are aligning for Justin Fields to dominate as the starter. If he does, there’s a good chance he keeps that role for the remainder of the season (and beyond).