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Thanks To Rookies, Bears Soar Over Eagles In Preseason Victory, 34-28

By Jon Graef in News on Aug 9, 2014 4:30PM


While it feels like there's barely been a summer, the fact of the matter is that school is about to start back up again, and preseason football has begun. So, whether or not you're ready for some football, football is read for you, which means we're going to start talking about the Bears.

Luckily, the Monsters of the Midway's preseason started off on the right foot, thanks to the efforts of some fresh faces, including the delightfully named Ego Ferguson. The Bears soared over the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 34-28 for a Lebowski-approved victory. ("Man, I've had a rough night, and I really hate the fucking Eagles...").

All eyes were on the Bears' defensive line, seeing, as the Tribune points out, that the team's offseason priority "was to revive their defensive line." The good news there in that regard was that the Bears forced four turnovers by the Eagles. The bad news, of course, is the Bears themselves had three turnovers. Indeed, for every good, there seemed to be a bad.

To wit:

Overall, the Bears advanced from their first exhibition with a few positives on which to build and more than enough coaching points to last until Thursday's exhibition against the Jaguars.

In a game for which the Bears did not scheme for the Eagles on either side of the ball, the defense forced four turnovers, and Jay Cutler quarterbacked the first-string offense on a 13-play touchdown drive.

But they surrendered a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, turned the ball over three times and were assessed 14 penalties for 103 yards.

Everyone's favorite Jay Cutler turned in a solid performance, but Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen were no slouches either. All in all, some promise, some worries, but a win is a win is a win. Onto Thursday.