Chicago Bears: 3 things we learned from win over Chiefs

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The fourth preseason game for the Chicago Bears is in the books, and boy did we learn a lot.

All of the buzz leading up to the Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs game was about what didn’t happen. As you know by now, head coach Matt Nagy decided to rest his starters for what is commonly thought of as the “dress rehearsal” game — meaning the starters typically play into the third quarter.

Once word got out that the starters would have the day off, fans picked a side and debated the merits of the decision with fervor. Regardless of what side of the debate you came down on, there was one thing just about everyone agreed on — and that was that the game was likely going to be uneventful.

I’m sure there were even some fans who didn’t even bother watching the game, assuming it would be a snooze-fest. If you were one of those fans, you missed out on a game full of interesting tidbits and storylines.

Certainly, there was plenty for fans to discuss around the water cooler the next morning. No doubt, the debate over whether the starters should have played raged-on. But to reduce the game to that issue alone takes too simplistic of a view.

So what did we learn from the Bears 27-20 victory against Matt Nagy’s mentor and former team? Quite a bit actually, but we highlight the three biggest takeaways from Saturday.