Bears take down Seahawks in Seattle | Game Recap

Bears take down Seahawks in Seattle | Game Recap

Published August 19, 2022
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“I thought it was a good outing today for us,” coach Matt Eberflus told ESPN after the game. “I thought, really, we wanted to start fast, so our offense came out and scored 10 points in the first [three] drives and our defense had two three-and-outs. That was our message; we didn’t do that well that first game. So, the second game we did. A lot of teaching moments for our guys on the tape and we’re gonna learn from it.”

Quarterback Justin Fields and the first-team offense were on the field for just one drive, but it was a successful opening possession as the 10-play, 52-yard sequence ended in a 35-yard field goal by kicker Cairo Santos.

Fields completed 5 of 7 passes for 39 yards, finishing with an 84.8 rating. Tight end Cole Kmet , who didn’t play in the Bears’ preseason opener against the Chiefs, connected with Fields twice on the drive—a 12-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage and a 19-yard completion six plays later.

“It’s a small sample size. We’re talking nine plays and a penalty, so 10 plays,” Eberflus said. “I thought the operation was good, [Fields’] preparation was great. He handled the offense the way we wanted him to, had a nice drive and scored the field goal. So, I think it’s progress and guys see more progress in practice sometimes, where his footwork is getting better, his delivery when he feels pressure, how he slides in the pocket and delivers the ball, that’s getting a lot better too. So, he’s improving every single day.”