Chicago Bears: Position grades from preseason week one

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Defensive Grades:

Defensive Line: B+

The Bears’ defensive line looked solid on Thursday, holding the Bengals to just 95 yards on the ground (not including a 49-yard fake punt). Roy Robertson-Harris looked especially good, recording three tackles and one sack.

Linebackers: B

The Bears’ linebackers had a pretty uneventful night, not recording a single sack, but not really sticking out for anything bad. John Timu had a great night, leading all linebackers with six tackles and two assists.

Secondary: B

This grade would be in the Cs if not for a Kyle Fuller pick-six off of Andy Dalton in the first quarter. Other than that (and a strong showing from Deiondre’ Hall), the Bears secondary struggled on Thursday night, allowing three touchdowns through the yard, and a total of 307 yards passing. However, it’s important to remember that starting cornerback Prince Amukamara did not play in the game.

All things considered, it was a pretty weak showing from the Bears’ defense on Thursday night. While individual units looked good in their own right, 30 points allowed is nothing to be proud of. Improvements from the linebackers and secondary especially will need to be made in the Bears next three preseason games prior to the season opener.