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Injury Update: Foles to start in place of injured Fields

Bears QB Justin Fields in action.

With rookie quarterback Justin Fields held out of practice Friday for a second straight day due to an ankle injury, Bears coach Matt Nagy announced that veteran Nick Foles will start Sunday in Seattle.

Fields sustained the injury in the second quarter of Monday night's loss to the Vikings. He finished the game but told reporters Wednesday that "it got worse after the game and the next morning." The first-round pick was limited in Wednesday's walk-through before sitting out Thursday and Friday.

"We're being smart," Nagy said. "We're just trying to get through and see exactly where the pain level is at and where he's at with that. We have our medical team on him and going."

Nagy said that it likely will be a game-time decision whether Fields has improved enough to serve as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback.

"His injury has not gotten worse from the beginning of the week," Nagy said. "It's getting better. But … like we always say, 'We're going to always make sure that the player's health is No. 1. We can't put the player at risk, no matter who it is. We've got to gauge [the injury] and see. In the next couple of days, it could be better. I'm assuming it would be better. But we've just got to see how much better."

The Bears' regular No. 2 quarterback, veteran Andy Dalton, has been ruled out of Sunday's game. Dalton suffered a left hand injury Dec. 5 against the Cardinals and was on the COVID-19 list Dec. 17-23. But the reason he can't play is due to a lingering groin injury.

"With Andy, his groin, before he went on the COVID protocol, he just started feeling it a little bit, and then he went on COVID and throughout that time it was kind of there a little bit, but nothing too bad," Nagy said. "We came out to practice the other day and it just started feeling a little bit worse."

If Fields is unable to serve as the backup Sunday, that role would be filled by Ryan Willis, who was signed to the practice squad Dec. 18. The 6-4, 211-pounder split his college career between Kansas and Virginia Tech and was not selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.

"We have to balance where we're at with [Fields' health] with what Ryan could do just getting here recently," Nagy said. "He's literally learning this playbook and what to do. It would be probably more of an emergency situation. We just have to see where Justin's at, probably percentage-wise, to where it doesn't risk his health but he's able to help us. And if that's not the best thing to do, trust me, then we're going to go ahead and go with Ryan. But Ryan's doing everything he can as well to get prepared."

Foles, meanwhile, will take his first snaps of the season Sunday in Seattle. Acquired by the Bears in a trade with the Jaguars last year, he appeared in nine games with seven starts in 2020, completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,852 yards with 10 touchdowns, eight interceptions and an 80.8 passer rating.

With Fields and Dalton sidelined this week, Foles took reps with the No. 1 offense in practice.

"We kind of had to juggle how the reps went and so, today, Nick got every rep, and that was good for him, and Nick got reps prior to this, too," Nagy said.

In other injury news, left tackle Jason Peters (ankle), receiver/return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. (concussion) and cornerback Xavier Crawford (concussion) have been ruled out of Sunday's game.

Receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (finger) are both listed as questionable after practicing without restrictions Thursday and Friday.

Chicago Bears
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
PRO CAREER:


Originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick with the Houston Texans
Appeared in five games as a rookie in 2019
Appeared in three games with the Bears in 2020


2020 SEASON (Bears):


Saw action in three games; spent a majority of the season on the practice squad


2019 SEASON (Texans/Dolphins):


Saw action in five games but did not record any stats
Xavier Crawford
Concussion Out
PRO CAREER:


Acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 5, 2021
2020 2nd-team All-Pro returner
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. L.A. Rams, 11/1/20)
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Tennessee, 9/9/18) ... Since 2016, he has played in 75 career games with eight starts
Has recorded 91 receptions for 1,001 yards (11.0 avg.) and owns five touchdowns
He is the Dolphins franchise record holder with five special teams return touchdowns and franchise record holder with three punt return touchdowns
His 2,206 career kickoff return yards were sixth in Dolphins history
His 978 career punt return yards through the start of the 2021 season, were fifth in Dolphins history
In 2020, his 330 punt return yards were the second most in the NFL
His 88-yard punt return touchdown vs. the L.A. Rams on Nov. 1, 2020 was the longest in team history
Posted his first kickoff return touchdown (102 yards) vs. Tennessee on Sept. 9, 2018; it was the second-longest kickoff return in franchise history
Joined running back Kenyan Drake in 2016 as the second pair of Dolphins rookies to have a kickoff and punt returned for a touchdown in the same season; it was just the fourth time in NFL history that two rookies on the same team combined for a kickoff and punt return for touchdown in the same season
In 2018 he was one of two NFL players (Andre Roberts) to return two kicks for touchdowns (one punt and one kickoff)
Prior to his injury in 2018, he was leading the NFL with 535 kickoff return yards and was fourth in punt return yards with 228 yards


2021 SEASON (Dolphins/Bears):


Played in four games for the Dolphins before being traded to the Bears prior to Week 5
With the Dolphins, he had two kickoff returns for 46 yards (23.0 avg.) and eight punt returns for 59 yards (7.4 avg.)
Since joining the Bears, Grant has made 18 kick returns for 443 yards (24.6 avg.). Over the past 10 seasons, Grant's 25.7 average (through Week 8) would trail only Cordarrelle Patterson's 2019 & 2020 seasons and Devin Hester in 2013.


2020 SEASON: (Dolphins):


Played in 14 games with four starts
Named second team All-Pro returner
Inactive for two games
Finished the season with 36 receptions for 373 yards (10.4 avg.) and one touchdown
He also recorded 29 punt returns for 330 yards (11.4 avg.) and one special teams touchdown
His touchdown came from an 88-yard punt return in the second quarter vs. the LA Rams, the longest in team history; it also was the third of his career, setting a new Dolphins franchise record
He had one kickoff return for 45 yards in the same game and was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts
Became the first NFL player since 2002 (Baltimore’s Lamont Brightful) to have an 88+ yard punt return and 45+ yard kickoff return in the same game
Logged four receptions for 43 yards (10.8 avg.) and one touchdown in Week 9 vs. the Chargers


2019 SEASON (Dolphins):


Played in 10 games with two starts
Inactive for one game and missed the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 27
Ended the season with 19 receptions for 164 yards (8.6 avg.), four carries for five yards (1.2 avg.), one rushing touchdown and one touchdown on punt return
He also had 23 kickoff returns for 578 yards (25.1 avg.)
In Week 6, he returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown with 1:09 remaining in the first half; his 198 kickoff return yards in this game marked him as the player with the sixth-most in team history and most in a game since 2009 (Ted Ginn Jr.) ... In Week 10, he caught three passes for 32 yards and notched one rushing touchdown vs. Buffalo.


2018 SEASON (Dolphins):


Played in 10 games with two starts
Was inactive for one game and missed the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 28
Ended the season with 21 receptions for 268 yards (12.8 avg.) and two touchdowns, one on kickoff return and one on punt return
He also logged 18 kickoff returns for 535 yards (29.7 avg.) and 14 punt returns for 228 yards (16.3 avg.)
At the time of his injury, he was leading the NFL with 535 kickoff return yards and was fourth in punt return yards with 228 yards
Notched five receptions for 38 yards, two kickoff returns for 125 yards (62.5 avg.) and one touchdown vs. the Titans; he also returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give Miami a 17-10 lead, it was his first career kickoff return for a touchdown and the second-longest in franchise history (Mercury Morris, 105, 9/14/69 at Cincinnati)
His efforts vs. Tennessee earned him the title AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 1
Against Oakland, he scored on an 18-yard shovel pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter
He also caught a 52-yard TD pass from wide receiver Albert Wilson to put Miami ahead 21-17 with 7:18 remaining in the game; it was the first multi-touchdown game of his career
At Cincinnati he had three punt returns for 85 yards (28.3 avg.) and one touchdowns along with three kickoff returns for 89 yards (29.7 avg.); he also returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to extend Miami’s lead 14-0. It was his second career punt return for a touchdown
After Week 5 he became the first player in Dolphins history to score on a reception, kickoff return and punt return in the same season
He also became the second player in NFL history (Dante Hall, 2003) with a 100+ yard kickoff return touchdown, 70+ yard punt return touchdown and 50+ yard touchdown catch in the same season


2017 Season (Dolphins):


Played in all 16 games
Ended the season with 13 receptions for 203 yards (15.6 avg.) and two touchdowns
He also recorded 21 kickoff returns for 479 yards (22.8 avg.) and 25 punt returns for 190 yards (7.6 avg.). In Week 11 he hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jay Cutler vs. New England
In Week 15 at the Chiefs, he had four receptions for 107 yards and scored on a 65-yard TD reception from quarter Jay Cutler in the second quarter; he also totaled 101 receiving yards in the first half


2016 Season (Dolphins):


Played in all 16 games as a rookie
Ended the season with 19 kickoff returns for 439 yards (23.1 avg.), 20 punt returns for 165 yards (8.3 avg.) and one touchdown
Joined running back Kenyan Drake as the second pair of Dolphins rookies to have a kickoff and punt returned for a touchdown in the same season; it was just the fourth time in NFL history two rookies on the same team combined for both a kickoff and punt return touchdown in the same season
In Week 5 against Tennessee, he logged one punt return for 74 yards and notched one touchdown; two kickoff returns for 47 yards (23.5 avg.)
His 74-yard TD was the seventh longest punt return in team history and third-longest by a rookie


HONORS & AWARDS:

2021: AP All-Pro (second team), Pro Bowl, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 14 at GB)
2020: AP All-Pro (second team)
Jakeem Grant Sr.
Concussion Out
CAREER:


Has played in 213 career games with 203 starts, including six postseason starts
With his ninth Pro Bowl selection and seventh as an Eagle in 2016, Peters garnered the second-most Pro Bowl nods in team history behind Chuck Bednarik (eight)
Earned Associated Press All-Pro honors following the 2007, ‘08, ‘10, ‘11, ‘13 and ‘14 campaigns
Was named to the first team in 2011 and 2013
Joined Frank “Bucko” Kilroy (1953-55) as the only two offensive linemen in franchise history to earn a Pro Bowl berth in three consecutive years
Since Peters’ first Pro Bowl selection in 2007, only Joe Thomas (10) has been selected to as many Pro Bowls as an OL
Has 2 career TDs: blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone (12/19/04 at Cin.) and caught J.P. Losman’s first career TD pass (9/11/05 vs. Hou.)
In 2014, was named a second-team AP All-Pro and garnered All-NFC honors from the Pro Football Writers of America
Was part of an Eagles offensive line in 2013 that blocked for the NFL’s leading rusher, LeSean McCoy, who finished with a franchise-best 1,607 rushing yards
Also helped the Eagles set a team record with 6,676 total yards and record the second-most points in franchise history (442)
Jason Peters
Ankle Out
PRO CAREER:


Selected by the Bears with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft; the Bears acquired the 11th overall selection after completing a trade with the New York Giants
Fields is just the third Ohio State quarterback in the common draft era to be selected in the first round of an NFL draft, joining Art Schlichter (No. 4 overall pick in 1982) and Dwayne Haskins (No. 15 overall pick in 2019)
Fields is the 31st Buckeye to be selected by the Bears and the first since Marcus Freeman in 2009
Recorded 103 rushing yards vs. the 49ers in Week 8, making him the second quarterback in Bears history to surpass the century mark in rushing, dating back to at least 1960 (Bobby Douglass, three times)


2021 SEASON (Bears):


Made 12 appearances with 10 starts, throwing for 1,870 yards and seven TDs
Rushed for 420 yards and two TDs
Rushed for his first NFL touchdown in the third quarter of Week 1 at the Rams. In doing so he became the first Bears rookie quarterback to rush for a touchdown in his first career game since Johnny Lujack, who rushed for a TD against Green Bay in Week 2 of 1948
Recorded 31 rushing yards and 60 passing yards in the Bears home season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, entering the game in relief of starter Andy Dalton who left with an injury
Had his first NFL start in Week 3 vs. the Cleveland Browns
Started and completed 11 of 17 passes (64.7%) for 209 yards in the Week 4 win over the Lions; connected on a season-long 64-yard pass to Darnell Mooney
Completed his first-career touchdown pass, a two-yarder to tight end Jesper Horsted with 13:16 to go in the second quarter to put Chicago in front during the Week 5 victory at the Raiders
Registered a season-high 43 rushing yards along with a season-high 16 pass completions vs. the Packers in Week 6; he also recorded his second-career passing touchdown, a five-yard pass to Mooney
Rushed 10 times for a season-high 103 yards in Week 8 vs. SF, becoming the first Bears QB to rush for 100+ yards since Bobby Douglass in 1973. Also completed 19 of 27 passes for 175 yards and a TD, and in doing so he became the third rookie QB (Robert Griffin and Marcus Mariota) with 100+ rush yards, rush TD & pass TD in single game in NFL history
Completed 17-of-29 passes for a season-high 291 passing yards at the Steelers. His seven completions on balls 15+ yards downfield in Pittsburgh are tied for the most by a Bears QB over the past 15 seasons
Fields also averaged 15.6 air yards per attempt in Week 9, which is the second most by any quarterback in a game this season
Recorded 79 passing yards and 23 rushing yards Week 11 vs. the Ravens before exiting the game at the start of the third quarter due to injury
Inactive Weeks 12-13 due to injury
Recorded two passing TDs for the first time this season Week 14 at the Packers. His 54-yard TD pass to WR Damiere Byrd with 3:21 to go in the second quarter marked his longest to date. He also rushed for a team-high 74 yards on the ground
Completed 26 of 39 passes for 285 yards, one touchdown and a rating of 96.6, his highest of the season vs. the Vikings in Week 15. His 285 yards marked his second highest total of season
Inactive Weeks 16-17 due to injury
Inactive Week 18 due to being on Reserve/COVID-19 list
Justin Fields
Ankle Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has recorded 13 TD receptions during his NFL career, 8 of which have gone for 40 or more yards
Since entering the NFL in 2013, has registered 140 receptions for 2,323 yds. His 16.6 rec avg. is the 5th-highest in the NFL among active receivers (min. 100 rec.)


HONORS & AWARDS:

2017: Len Eshmont Award, Ed Block Courage Award, Garry Niver Award (49ers)

2020 SEASON (Eagles):


Sat out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 pandemic


2019 SEASON (49ers):


Played in nine games (six starts) and registered 12 receptions for 186 yds and 1 TD before being placed on the Injured Reserve List on 12/10
Connected with QB Jimmy Garoppolo on a 38-yd. TD. at Cincinnati (9/15). It marked Goodwin’s first TD of the season and 13th of his career. He finished the game with 3 catches for 77 yds. and 1 TD


2018 SEASON (49ers):


Played in 11 games with 8 starts registering 23 catches for 395 yards and a career-high four TDs on the season
Recorded his best game as a pro in Week 6 at Green Bay, recording a career-high 126 receiving yards and a career-high two TDs


2017 SEASON (49ers):


In his first season with San Francisco, he started in all 16 games, catching a career-high 56 passes for a career-high 962 receiving yards with two TDs
Goodwin logged three 100-yard receiving performances (Weeks 5, 14-15), including one where he logged a career-high 10 receptions vs. Tennessee in Week 15


2016 SEASON (Bills):


Appeared in 15 games with 9 starts for Buffalo. Caught 29 passes for 431 yards and three TDs
Hauled in the longest reception of his career, an 84-yard TD from Tyrod Taylor in Week 2 vs. New York Jets. Goodwin finished with two receptions for 112 yards and a TD in the game


2015 SEASON (Bills):


Another season plagued by injuries, only appeared in two games, recording two receptions for 24 yards


2014 SEASON (Bills):


In 2014, hobbled by numerous injuries (concussion, ankle, ribs, and hamstring), Goodwin caught only one pass for 42 yards, which came against the Detroit Lions


2013 SEASON (Bills):


Played 12 games in his rookie season, making 17 receptions for 283 receiving yards
Caught his first career TD Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals - a 40-yard pass from Thaddeus Lewis
Served as the Bills return man, having 16 kickoff return opportunities totaling 351 returning yards.
Marquise Goodwin
Foot Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has appeared in 67 contests with 63 starts across five seasons
Owns 153 career tackles, 12.5 sacks, 17 TFLs, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup


HONORS:

2015: Mel Kiper and PFWA All-Rookie teams

2020 SEASON (Bears):


Reserve/COVID-19 Opt-Out


2019 SEASON (Bears):


Voted a Pro Bowl alternate; started 15 games, recording 29 tackles, one sack and two TFLs
Recorded 1.0 sack on Eagles QB Carson Wentz in Week 9 at Philadelphia
Also had one TFL in a Thanksgiving Day win at the Lions


2018 SEASON (Bears):


Started 16 games, recording 39 tackles, 3.0 sacks, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery
Forced a safety by sacking Rams QB Jared Goff in the end zone in a Week 14 home win over the Rams on Sunday Night Football
Also recorded sacks on Seattle's Russell Wilson and Minnesota's Kirk Cousins in Weeks 2 and 17, respectively
Added four tackles and one tackle for loss in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)


2017 SEASON (Bears):


Started 15 games, recording 44 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 3 TFLs
Recorded his first sack of the season in Week 2 at Tampa Bay; also had a half sack in a Week 7 win over the Panthers


2016 SEASON (Bears):


Limited because of injury to six games with five starts, recording 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 TFLs and 1 pass breakup
Recorded a half sack in the opener at Houston while also picking up sacks in Week 10 at Tampa Bay and Week 14 at Detroit


2015 SEASON (Bears):


Started in 12 of 15 games for the Bears while his 4.5 sacks ranked fourth among NFL rookies; added 39 tackles and 6 TFL
Posted a career-high 2.0 sacks in a Week 13 win over the 49ers; also posted sacks in a Week 4 win over the Raiders and in Week 11 vs. the Broncos
Was placed on IR on 12/30 with an ankle injury
Eddie Goldman
Finger Questionable
PRO CAREER:


Has started 142 of 144 games played, throwing for 33,764 yards, 218 touchdowns and 126 interceptions while completing 62.2 percent of his passes
Also has 22 career rushing touchdowns, the fourth most in the NFL among quarterbacks since entering the league in 2011
Originally drafted in the second round (35th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Cincinnati; spent nine seasons as the starting quarterback for the Bengals, leading the team to the postseason in each of his first five NFL seasons - the longest postseason streak in franchise history
Boasts a record of 74-66-2 as a starter, including a 70-61-2 mark with the Bengals, the most wins by a quarterback in franchise history
Left Cincinnati as the Bengals all-time leader in career passer rating (87.5), 300-yard passing games (28), winning percentage (.533), completions (2,757), touchdowns (204) and touchdown/interception ratio (1.73)
In his nine seasons in Cincinnati, Dalton started all 133 games he played, three times earning Pro Bowl honors and surpassing 3,000 passing yards in each of his first seven NFL seasons - joining Cam Newton and Peyton Manning as the only three quarterbacks to achieve such a standard


2020 SEASON (Cowboys):


Went 4-5 as a replacement starter for Dak Prescott and finished out the Cowboys' Oct. 11 comeback win over the Giants following Prescott's season-ending ankle injury
In nine starts, Dalton passed for over 2,000 yards with 14 touchdowns with a 64.5 completion percentage
Most notable performance came in a 37-17 win in Week 16 over the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing for a season-high 377 yards on 22-for-30 passing (73.3%) with three touchdowns


2019 SEASON (Bengals):


Started 13 games and missed three, completing 314-of-528 passes for 3,494 yards with 16 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. Suffered career-lows in touchdowns (16) and quarterback rating (78.3)
Threw for a season-high and career-best 418 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 at Seattle (9/8
Returned to start in Week 12 and became the Bengals all-time leader in touchdown passes, surpassing Ken Anderson’s 197 by throwing a touchdown against the N.Y. Jets (12/1), and finished his Bengals career with 204 scoring throws - one-of-45 quarterbacks in NFL history to pass the 200-passing touchdown mark
Threw for 396 yards on 33-of-56 passing at Miami (12/22), tossing four touchdowns and recording a quarterback rating of 104.5 in an OT loss to the Dolphins


2018 SEASON (Bengals):


Started 11 games, but injured his thumb attempting to recover a fumble against Cleveland (11/25), and was placed on Reserve/Injured the following day
Finished the season passing 226-for-365 (61.9 percent) for 2,566 yards with 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 89.6 quarterback rating
Led four game- winning drives in the fourth quarter - at Indianapolis (9/9), at Atlanta (9/30), against Miami (10/7) and at Tampa Bay (10/28
On Thursday Night Football against Baltimore (9/13), passed for 265 yards and four touchdowns (107.7 rating). All four scores came in the first half, marking the second time in his career he tossed four touchdowns in a half
Threw for a season-high 352 yards against Carolina (9/23)
Totaled 337 yards on 41 throws with three touchdowns and an interception (109.5 rating), leading a 16-play, 75-yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended in a 13-yard go-ahead scoring pass with 0:07 remaining; it was Dalton’s 24th career 300-yard passing game, moving ahead of Boomer Esiason for the most in Bengals history.


2017 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and completed 297-of-496 passes (59.9 percent) for 3,320 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions (86.6 rating)
Had a six-game stretch without an interception - the longest streak in the NFL in 2017 and in his career
Posted a season-high passer rating of 146.0 at Cleveland (10/1), which included season-highs in completion percentage (83.3 percent on 25-of-30 passing) and touchdowns (four)
Had two scoring passes over 70 yards, both to A.J. Green - a 77-yarder against Buffalo (10/8) and a 70-yarder at Tennessee (11/12)


2016 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and completed a career-high 364-of-563 passes (64.7 percent) for 4,206 yards and 18 touchdowns against eight interceptions with a 91.8 quarterback rating
Posted a 114.0 rating in the season-opening win at the N.Y. Jets (9/11), including 54-yard scoring pass to A.J. Green, despite being sacked seven times, most of his career
Had a season-best 130.0 rating against Philadelphia (12/4), passing 23-for-31 for 332 yards and two touchdowns
Registered a career-long completion of 86 yards (to Brandon LaFell) at Houston (12/24)


2015 SEASON (Bengals):


Recorded his best season as a pro, making the Pro Bowl after starting 13 games and going 255-for-386 (66.1 percent) for 3,250 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions
Inactive for Games 14-16 and for the Wild Card playoff game, due to right thumb fracture suffered against Pittsburgh (12/13)
With a 106.3 season passer rating, broke Carson Palmer’s club season record of 101.1, set in 2005 and finished second in the NFL to Russell Wilson (110.1), joined Ken Anderson (four times) and Boomer Esiason (twice) among Bengals to win an AFC passing title, and it was the Bengals first since 1989 (Esiason at 92.1)
Seven interceptions was a team record for the fewest in a season, the previous low (nine) occurred three times
Opened the season with four straight games with a passer rating of 115.0-or-better, joining LA Rams John Hadl as only players to do that since 1973, the NFL’s first year of using passer ratings
Suffered a thumb fracture against Pittsburgh (12/13) while making a tackle after throwing an interception, ending not only his season, but a streak of 77 consecutive starts, a Bengals quarterback record


2014 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and the Wild Card playoff game, earning Pro Bowl honors as an injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers after completing 64.2 percent of his passes (309-of-481) for 3,398 yards and 19 touchdowns
Scored five rushing touchdowns, tying Jack Thompson’s 1979 team-record for Bengals quarterbacks
Against Tennessee (9/21) became the only Bengals quarterback to catch a touchdown pass, making a catch in the flat on a throw from wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and sprinting 18 yards for the score
In the Wild Card game at Indianapolis (1/5/15), completed 18-of-35 passes for 155 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions


2013 SEASON (Bengals):


Led the Bengals to an 11-5 record and AFC North title, becoming only the second Bengal to win three NFL monthly or weekly AFC awards in a season, joining safety David Fulcher from 1989
Set Bengals records in passing yards (4,293) and touchdown passes (33) while completing 363-of-586 passes and adding 20 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 88.8
Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, averaging a 116.8 passer rating over four games as the Bengals posted 4-0 record


2012 SEASON (Bengals):


Started all 16 games and finished 329-for-528 (62.3 percent), for 3,669 yards with 27 touchdowns and 16 interceptions (87.4 rating), finishing third in the AFC in touchdown passes; also had four rushing touchdowns
Earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the N.Y. Giants (11/11), posting a 127.6 rating while completing 21-of-30 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns


2011 SEASON (Bengals):


As rookie, started all 16 games and led four wins featuring fourth quarter comebacks on his way to first alternate to AFC Pro Bowl squad, eventually earning a spot as the replacement for New England’s Tom Brady
Became the first NFL rookie quarterback to win as many as eight starts and throw for at least 20 touchdowns; also became the first rookie quarterback not drafted in the first round to start every game in a 16-game season
Set Bengals rookie records for touchdown passes (20) and passing yards (3,398), while completing 300-of-516 passes with a 80.4 quarterback rating
Andy Dalton
Left hand/groin Out

In addition, the Bears on Friday removed defensive end Bilal Nichols from the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving nine players on the list: Running back Ryan Nall, receivers Allen Robinson II and Isaiah Coulter, tight ends Jesse James and Jesper Horsted, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe, cornerback Jaylon Johnson and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr.

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