Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It’s safe to say that Sunday afternoon’s rivalry showdown with the Green Bay Packers to open the 2023 NFL season did not exactly go according to plan for the Chicago Bears, as the team lost in a 38-20 blowout that was never really close. And star quarterback Justin Fields had some strong words after the game.

After the game, Fields made it clear that the performance was disappointing and not what should be expected from the team.

“It sucks. It sucks. Rivalry, Week One, going against the Packers, it sucks. Nobody’s in good spirits. This one hurts. I’m not going to lie to you. I want to say sorry to teammates, to fans who were rooting for us. But we’ll bounce back,” Fields said after the game according to Pro Football Talk.

Fields certainly did not have his best day, completing just 24 of his 37 pass attempts for 216 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also took four sacks in the game, resulting in a loss of 27 yards and killing many drives in the process.

The team will have a chance to bounce back next week and avoid a 0-2 start with a showdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are coming off a Week One win over the Minnesota Vikings.

[Pro Football Talk]