CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- Professional athletes often claim to be their own harshest critics, and after an ugly personal performance Sunday, Bears quarterback Justin Fields didn't hold back in assessing his own play.
Fields was 8-of-17 for 106 yards and two interceptions as the Bears earned a 23-20 win over the Texans at Soldier Field.
“Straight up, I played — I want to say the 'A' word, but I’m not going to do that," Fields said. "But I just played like trash. I played terrible. Really, I just got to be better.
"I played terrible. I'm going through the film tonight, see what I could've done better. Get better for my teammates.
"I played terrible today. I'm going to get better. We're going to get better."
Fields' poor performance has been a trend through three games this season. He’s 23-of-45 for 297 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
As Fields struggled passing, the Bears (2-1) rushed for 281 yards against the Texans. Fields ad eight carries and 47 rushing yards in the win.
Bears running back Khalil Herbert led the way for Chicago with 20 carries for 157 yards and two scores after taking on a heavy workload when starting running back David Montgomery suffered a right ankle/knee injury during the first quarter.
Fields was slow to get up after a play in the fourth quarter, but he said he was medically cleared to keep playing after being evaluated for the undisclosed injury.
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.