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Bears Make Immediate Impression On Seattle In Second Preseason Game

The Bears scored a touchdown on a punt but it wasn't from a return.
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The Chicago Bears went into Seattle for their second preseason game and operated efficiently on their first drive. But it ended in a field goal and Justin Fields was done for the night. However, the rookies and several other new acquisitions stood out as the Bears routed the Seahawks.

Chicago Bears Inactives/Injuries

There were a handful of players who weren't going to play in this preseason game, such as Lucas Patrick, David Moore, and Doug Kramer. But there were also several others who were kept out of the game in Seattle.

  • Byron Pringle
  • David Montgomery
  • Riley Reiff
  • Roquan Smith
  • Robert Quinn
  • Khari Blasingame
  • Caleb Johnson (knee injury mid-game)
  • Matt Adams (shoulder injury mid-game)
  • Trestan Ebner (ankle injury mid-game)

Justin Fields

Justin Fields played just the opening drive for the Chicago Bears. He led the drive that resulted in a field goal and finished his night completing five of his seven passes for 39 yards. Fields looked comfortable as he led the Bears' offense, including this beautiful connection to tight end Cole Kmet.

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Velus Jones Jr.

It was nice to finally see the Bears' new No. 12 take the field. Velus Jones Jr. showed everyone his speed when he took this punt return for nearly 50 yards.

Jake Tonges' Touchdown

The Bears' first touchdown of their second preseason game came on a well-called, short pass from Trevor Siemian to Jake Tonges. The rookie tight end from Cal fought hard for the last few inches as he lunged into the end zone.

A Bears Special Teams Touchdown?

Yes, you read that right. And no, it wasn't on a return. Punter Trenton Gill kicked a monster of a punt that Seattle receiver Cade Johnson muffed. The Bears' 2022 seventh-round pick, Elijah Hicks, recovered the football in the end zone for a Chicago touchdown late in the second quarter.

The Bears continued to pile onto the Seahawks, who hadn't answered with points of their own well into the third quarter. After a big play from Chase Allen, running back Darrynton Evans scored with a short run straight up the middle.

Kicker Cairo Santos connected on both of his field goals and Dazz Newsome muffed a punt return, which the Seahawks recovered late in the fourth quarter. They scored a touchdown and followed up with a two-point conversion. Then, Seattle recovered an onside kick with just over two minutes remaining.

But the Bears' defense prevailed and they beat the Seahawks 27-11. The Chicago Bears finish the preseason on Saturday, Aug. 27 against the Cleveland Browns.