Chicago Bears: 3 surprises in preseason game vs. Chiefs

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The Chicago Bears faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs in their fourth preseason game on Saturday. Here are three things that surprised me from the Bears 27-20 win.

The Chicago Bears entered their fourth week of the preseason with the starters having played limited minutes in previous contests. The pattern in the NFL was that teams would give their starters a larger number of minutes in the fourth game of the preseason, and rest all starters in the final game. But it seems as if that trend is changing.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy made it clear on Friday that most starters wouldn’t play in the preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

He said that his decision was based on the fact that the team has practiced more than any other NFL team this preseason, and that he liked what he saw from the starters in the extra reps they got in practice this week.

At first, this was a surprise to me, but it seems as if more and more teams are following the trend of not playing their starters as much during the preseason. The games are pretty meaningless for those that have a position locked up, and they risk injury by playing.

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Nagy believed that the practice time the starters got this week would be enough to see how they performed.

The Bears turned heads at Soldier Field on Saturday, coming through with a 27-20 victory over the Chiefs. Here are three things that surprised me from Saturday’s preseason game.