Chicago Bears: 5 things to watch in second preseason game

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The Chicago Bears head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in the second preseason game of the year. We highlight five things to keep an eye on.

Last Thursday, the Chicago Bears eased into the preseason with the Hall of Fame game against the Baltimore Ravens. To use a horse racing analogy, it was the equivalent of light morning workout on the turf.

The goal was to get some playing time for some of the players on the fringe of making the team. None of the starters saw any game action and instead were relegated to spectators on the sidelines.

That rubric changes slightly this week as the Bears head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. It was here that Mitch Trubisky had his best game of the season last year. Trubisky went 25-32 for a total of 271 yards and a rating of 112.4. He threw for one touchdown and rushed for another in a dominating performance by the Bears.

It is here where Trubisky, and the rest of the starters, will make their 2018 debut. Although they are not expected to play much, fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at the starters in live game action under new coach Matt Nagy.

While fans will be watching intently to see how they do, there are a number of interesting storylines they should keep an eye on. We take a look at the five most interesting items worth watching on Thursday.