Chicago Bears 5 takeaways from victory over Seahawks

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The Chicago Bears traveled to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in their second preseason game. They looked to build upon their successful effort against the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

Well, they did just that, beating the Seahawks 27-11 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Chicago took control early and cruised to the victory.

Quarterback Justin Fields and most of the starters only played the opening series. They looked pretty good, though. The offense moved the ball fairly well, though it bogged down deep in Seattle territory. The Bears settled for a field goal but looked better than they had last week.

The Bears looked good in every aspect of the game. The offense moved the ball and scored, the defense continually swarmed to the ball and made big plays, and the special teams had some very good returns and even forced a turnover and scored a touchdown.

There are still some things to clean up, of course. The offense went 4-16 on third down conversions (after starting 2-12), and we still need to see how the starting offense performs with extended snaps. However, things look good now.

Here are five takeaways from the Chicago Bears’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks in their preseason Week 2 game.

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1. The Chicago Bears offense was pretty sharp on its lone drive

The Chicago Bears started the game on offense. Head coach Matt Eberflus said that the starters would play 6-10 snaps. They used them up on that one drive (10 plays, 52 yards).

Fields completed five passes for 39 yards. As was the case in the first game, he was under a lot of pressure. Unlike last season, however, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy had some designed rollouts. Fun fact, last season Fields had only 18 pass attempts on designed rollouts but completed 78 percent of those passes. On Thursday night, he looked good again on rollouts, including two completions for 31 yards to tight end Cole Kmet.

The offense did bog down at the end and had to settle for a field goal, but it will be interesting to see how the unit performs with more snaps in a game.

Seeing Kmet was good. He looked good catching passes. He had a good season last year with making catches and being involved in the offense except in the red zone. He didn’t score any touchdowns last season. That also happened last night so we still need to see more.

Fields showed that he has a good grasp of this offensive system. Some of the criticisms of him were that he took off when his first option was taken away and that he was indecisive. Against the Seahawks, we didn’t see that. He was decisive on his throws and with the rollouts, he didn’t rush things. Let’s see if he continues that throughout the regular season.