NFL officials have finally come out and said they cheated the Bears against the Dolphins.
A day late and a dollar short. That’s what you think of the officiating between the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.
On Wednesday, days after Chicago’s 35-32 loss to Miami, officials from the league office released a statement amounting to blatantly hosing the Bears in the final drive against the Dolphins
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Not just the Chase Claypool incident, which was obvious, but also the Eddie Jackson play. Those weren’t the only plays that cost the Bears a win, but they played a major role in the defeat, despite the playmaking of Justin Fields.
Chicago Bears were robbed by the officiating in their loss to the Miami Dolphins
This is happening far too often, and yes, officials are human and make mistakes, but to miss clearly obvious penalties? That’s either intentional or negligent. Unfortunately, this won’t help Chicago, although there was something positive that came from this game.
That is the near confirmation that Justin Fields can be the franchise quarterback. With limited resources yet efficient playcalling, Fields was able to keep the game close for the Bears despite the mistakes and bad officiating.
This means that this upcoming offseason is absolutely critical for Chicago and their pursuit of any sort of winning while Fields is on a rookie-scale contract. Only three years left, thanks to the fifth-year option. In other words, you have the time, but you must make the most of it.
Chicago has the cap space and draft picks, and general manager Ryan Poles is known to move down and get more choices. Whatever the case is, it’s going to come down to whether or not Fields is the guy so that the officiating cannot stick their hand in the game and decide the outcome.