The Chicago Bears quarterbacks led the team to victory on Friday night at Soldier Field as the Bears defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 34-28 in their first Pre-Season game of the season.
Bears’ starting quarterback Jay Cutler got the Bears going in the first quarter. Cutler completed 9 of his 13 passes on Friday night against the Eagles for a total of 85 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Cutler and the first-team offense played a total of two series on Friday night.
Palmer was next quarterback to come in for the Bears and managed to overcome some initial struggles and orchestrate a scoring drive for the Bears. Palmer finished night completing 8 of his 11 passes for a total of 104 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
Jimmy Clausen, who is competing with Palmer to be Cutler’s backup, stole the show on Friday night. Clausen completed 7 of his 13 passes for a total of 150 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Rookie quarterback David Fales even had a successful minutes-eating drive in the fourth quarter for the Bears to secure the victory for the team.
Bears’ tight-end Zach Miller had an impressive night for the Bears hailing in 6 receptions for a total of 68 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Miller, with starting tight end Martellus Bennett suspended, has an opportunity to impress Bears coaches in the coming weeks and took advantage of his additional playing time on Friday night.
The Bears defense was also impressive on Friday night as the team forced 4 Eagles’ turnovers including two interceptions off Eagles’ starting quarterback Nick Foles.
The Bears play the Jacksonville Jaguars next Thursday in a game that will be featured on ESPN.