Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is giving opponents nightmares lately. His elusiveness combined with his unique athleticism have coaches across the league losing sleep at night.

Fields put together another remarkable performance, though in a losing effort, against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He finished with 214 total yards and four total touchdowns.

Lions head coach Dan Campbell spoke to reporters after the game, admitting how difficult it is to prepare for a player like Fields.

“That quarterback now is, it’s everything we talked about and it just, man you can play perfect and play the game you want to play and if you let him out four plays, it will kill you. It could be four touchdowns.”

Fields’ speed is impossible to duplicate in practice. There aren’t many scout team quarterbacks that possess an official time of 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

“So once you get in the flow of the game and you realize, look, this is real now, this real speed,” Campbell added. “Look that guy’s going to get out on some. He’s too good.”

Campbell wasn’t the only Lion who spoke on just how challenging it is to contain a playmaker of Fields’ caliber. Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah, who returned a Fields’ interception for touchdown in the fourth quarter, said that stopping Chicago’s signal caller is a multi-faceted task.

“It’s tough,” Okudah admitted. “The way they block it up there’s not a lot of one-on-one opportunities to tackle him. You got to beat a block and then make a play on a guy who is really elusive. They’re doing a good job with that.”

It’s definitely exciting to hear opponents speak of the Bears’ quarterback in such a high regard. But the hungry fanbase in Chicago is ready to see Fields and this young Bears team put together a complete performance that results in a win.

The Bears’ next opportunity to add to the win column is on Sunday, as the team travels down south to square off with the Atlanta Falcons.

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