Chicago Bears: 3 surprises in preseason game vs. Chiefs

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Bears passing game shines

Although young quarterback Mitch Trubisky wouldn’t be playing in Saturday’s game, it was important to see how certain offensive players would perform. Wide receivers like Kevin White and Taylor Gabriel got significant playing time in the game and White came through with his first career touchdown.

The Bears backups were up against the Chiefs’ starting defense, but they still came through. The Bears marched down the field on the first drive of the game and ended the drive with a 13-yard Bennie Cunningham touchdown run. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel made a couple good passes and scrambled for a first down on the drive.

Daniel continued his incredible performance by hitting White with a great throw for a 29-yard touchdown on the offense’s second drive. Daniel again made plays scrambling on that drive as well. The quarterback had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 after the first three offensive drives. The fact that this wasn’t the starting offense didn’t seem to matter at all.

The Bears put up 24 points in the first half and seemed unstoppable. The team’s third offensive drive went 91 yards down the field and featured some great plays from rookie wide receiver Javon Wims. Wims caught a 54-yard pass from Daniel on the drive and ended it with a seven-yard touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone. Wims finished with 114 receiving yards on the day.

Overall, the Bears offensive success was probably the most surprising thing from Saturday’s game. The backups really seemed in sync, and the quarterbacks completed 80 percent of their passes on the day. If Trubisky can play anywhere near the level that Daniel did on Saturday, it could be a very fruitful season for the Bears offense.