Chicago Bears 5 takeaways from victory over Seahawks

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2. The Chicago Bears offensive line still needs work

There was some good news, and bad news with the Chicago Bears offensive line. The good news is that the line improved from last week. Against the Chiefs, they gave up five sacks. Against the Seahawks, though, they only gave up two.

Fields got sacked twice in 18 snaps last week. Last night, he wasn’t sacked at all. As mentioned earlier, however, he was heavily pressured. The designed rollouts certainly helped, but the line has to do a better job. So far this preseason, Fields has been pressured on 44 percent of his dropbacks. That cannot happen in the regular season.

To be fair, the unit was without Riley Reiff, the likely starter at left tackle, and Lucas Patrick, the starter at center who is out with a broken finger. Additionally, Teven Jenkins played his first game at right guard after moving over from tackle.

Jenkins’ play was encouraging. He did a pretty good job considering it was his first game there. The good thing is that we didn’t hear much about him during the game. Offensive linemen usually only get attention when they’re doing something bad. The fact that we didn’t hear much about Jenkins is a good sign.

Let’s see if Reiff plays in the last preseason game. Having him there would solidify the offensive line. Unfortunately, we won’t see Patrick until the regular season. He could be ready for Week 1 so that will be good.

Also, Jenkins will only get better from here on out. He looked comfortable and could end up becoming the starter at right guard. This line could end up surprising people this season.