Matt Eberflus: Bears will reach out to NFL about Ndamukong Suh slapping Justin Fields in helmet, which drew no penalty


(670 The Score) The Bears will reach out to the NFL over the lack of a penalty call when Eagles defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh slapped quarterback Justin Fields in the head as Fields slid to give himself up on a run in the first half of Chicago’s 25-20 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus indicated that play that went unflagged will be among those the team sends along to the NFL to ask for feedback on, a weekly routine that’s sometimes uncontroversial and at other times begins and ends with organizations being more irritated.

“Yeah, I think they will,” Eberflus said on WBBM Newsradio 780 on Monday morning when asked if the NFL will hear from the Bears about that.
“I think they’ll look at it and they’ll say, ‘Yeah, it’s that type of call (that deserved a penalty).’ We’ll see what they say. Certainly, we want to protect our quarterback at all costs, and we’re going to continue to make sure we stress that before the game to officials.”

Suh has been one of the NFL’s premier defensive tackles for more than a decade but also has a long history of being involved in dirty plays. Suh had one tackle Sunday as the Eagles improved to 13-1. Fields threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns while adding 95 rushing yards as the Bears dropped to 3-11.

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