Preseason look at Chicago Bears' offense, defense and special teams
The new-look Chicago Bears took to Soldier Field on Saturday, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 19-14.
Why it matters: The solid outing could bode well for the team's fresh front office and head coach, plus a bevy of new players.
State of play: Several players didn't suit up, either because of injuries or to avoid injury.
- They included Robert Quinn, David Montgomery and Kyler Gordon.
- Meanwhile, Roquan Smith is holding out for a new contract.
Justin Fields: The second-year QB made some nice throws and scrambled for a first down in his one quarter of play.
- But he didn't score, echoing a huge problem from last year's offense.
- The offensive line was suspect, giving up a sack on the first drive.
Wide receiver watch: Tajae Sharpe caught two big throws, and Dazz Newsome hauled in a TD pass.
MVP: Rookie running back Tresten Ebner ran the ball well, returned kicks and caught a touchdown throw.
The first-string defense was picked apart by Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense on the first drive, easily giving up a TD.
- But after Mahomes left the game, the Bears' second- and third-stringers played well.
MVP: Rookie safety Jaquan Brisker made plays against the run and the pass.
- Rookie linebacker Jack Sanborn intercepted a pass and emerged as a star on special teams.
- Rookie defensive end Dominique Robinson delivered a sack.
MVP: Rookie Punter Trenton Gill placed two punts inside the 10 yard line.
Of note: The Soldier Field sod looked in midseason disrepair.
What's next: The Bears play the Seahawks on Thursday night on ESPN.
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