Chicago Bears defeat Seattle Seahawks in second preseason match – SEATTLE — The Chicago Bears defeated the Seattle Seahawks 27-11 at Lumen Field on Thursday night. Here are the essential details regarding the game. Matt Eberflus, the head coach of the Bears, chose early in the week to restrict the playing time of his players since they had just five days between games.
Therefore, Bears quarterback Justin Fields and the majority of the first-team offense only participated in one drive, which resulted in a 35-yard field goal by Cairo Santos. That was an improvement from the preseason opener, when Fields failed to lead a touchdown drive in three attempts.
Thursday, Fields completed five of seven throws for 39 yards, completing passes to tight end Cole Kmet of 12 and 19 yards, with the latter placing the Bears at the 21-yard line. Kmet participated in his first preseason game after recovering from an injury.
On a fourth-and-2 play, Darrell Taylor, an outside linebacker for the Seahawks, committed a neutral-zone penalty to give the Bears a first down. After a 6-yard throw to Darnell Mooney got the offense to the 15, however, the drive stopped due to an interception by Fields and a negative-yardage pass play to Khalil Herbert.
In his NFL preseason debut, Bears third-round pick Velus Jones Jr. had his greatest moment when he received Michael Dickson’s punt and cut toward the left sideline late in the first quarter. Jones outran three Seahawks to the Seattle 33-yard line for a return of 48 yards.
The Bears scored their first touchdown on a 2-yard throw from Trevor Siemian to Jake Tonges six plays later.
Jones, who missed Saturday’s preseason opener due to an unexplained injury, returned the opening kickoff 28 yards, but mishandled the ball. He recovered the ball, and Santos kicked a field goal to score points for the Bears on the drive.
Later in the game, Jones, Dante Pettis, and Nsimba Webster took turns returning punts for the Bears. Webster returned a kickoff for 58 yards in the third quarter.
Kyler Gordon, a second-round choice, also made his debut in his home state, and he had a large group of fans on the field before the game to cheer him on.
Gordon played in the slot until the second quarter and did not register any statistics; nonetheless, he was noteworthy on a number of plays.
In the first quarter, he pursued quarterback Geno Smith before Nicholas Morrow made a quarterback hit. Gordon was one of the players crowding Colby Parkinson when Parkinson fumbled; nevertheless, Joe Thomas was credited with forcing the ball, and the Seahawks recovered it.
However, Gordon was also among the players. In the early stages of the second quarter, Seahawks running back Travis Homer gained 33 yards on a charge.
The Bears defense, with many starters participating in several series, kept the Seahawks scoreless in the first half.
- Matt Adams (shoulder), Caleb Johnson (knee), and Trestan Ebner (ankle) were forced to leave the game due to injury.
- David Montgomery, who was restricted in practice throughout the week due to an unspecified ailment, missed his second consecutive preseason game. Safety The game was also missed by Jaquan Brisker, who did not train this week after his impressive showing in the preseason opener. Other players who did not participate were wide receivers Byron Pringle and N’Keal Harry, offensive lineman Riley Reiff, cornerback Kindle Vilsinor, and fullback Khari Blasingame.
- Linebacker Roquan Smith, who is conducting a “hold-in” with the Bears due to delayed contract talks, worked out on the field before to the game for the second consecutive preseason game but did not participate.
- Teven Jenkins made his debut with the first-team offense at right guard after moving there from tackle earlier in the week during practice. Due to Reiff’s absence, Larry Borom began with Jenkins at right tackle, and the duo received repetitions beyond the first drive. Again, the rookie Braxton Jones started at left tackle.
- Late in the second quarter, when Seahawks punt returner Cade Johnson dropped a fair catch, seventh-round selection Elijah Hicks recovered it for a score.
- Santos kicked field goals from 35 and 47 yards out in addition to three extra points. In the third quarter, running back Darrynton Evans scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.
- Before the game, former Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai met with Bears players and staff. Desai, whose stint with the Bears covered nine seasons and three head coaches, is the Seahawks’ defensive assistant head coach.
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