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Justin Fields scores first NFL touchdown to draw Bears closer to Rams

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It took just a handful of snaps for Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields to make an impact in Sunday night's opener against the Los Angeles Rams.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy had periodically inserted Fields into the game over the first 2 1/2 quarters before Chicago brought in their first-round pick with the football on the Rams' 3-yard line late in the third quarter.

Fields took the snap out of shotgun and faked a handoff to running back Damien Williams before pulling the ball back, running to the right and cutting upfield to beat the Rams defense for a 3-yard touchdown, bringing the Bears within six points at 20-14.

Earlier in the opening half, Fields completed a 9-yard pass in the red zone.