Chicago Bears: 4 offensive takeaways from second preseason game

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While the starters didn’t play a whole lot, we still learned a lot about the Chicago Bears offense as a whole in their second preseason tilt.

The Chicago Bears took the field Thursday night boasting an advantage which 30 other teams do not have. As many other rosters were able to get in their first live-game action of the 2018 NFL Preseason, the Bears found themselves in their second game after playing in the Hall of Fame Game last week against the Baltimore Ravens.

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This game, while fans may have expected a much different story, was eerily similar to the Hall of Fame Game. The Bears kept a lot of players off the field against the Cincinnati Bengals in their second preseason game, which was probably for the better.

Head coach Matt Nagy stuck to his guns and did not risk the health of many important players like Jordan Howard, Allen Robinson, Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel — among others, on defense as well.

While many fans put stock into the preseason for the wrong reasons, I am here to keep you all sober-minded and bring you back to the exciting reality that is the state of the upcoming Bears season. There were some things not to like in this game, but overall, nothing should have shocked us as fans.

Focusing solely on the offensive side of the ball, let’s look at some key takeaways from this one.