Check out these drastically conflicting rankings of the Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears are 1-0 to start the year. Unfortunately, it was preseason and there is no way this team was beating the Kansas City Chiefs if it was a regular season game. The starting offense struggled to move the ball consistently and the defense was getting gashed by Patrick Mahomes.
There are plenty of positives from the game too though. You could feel the intensity pick up as the game continued — especially on the defensive side of the ball. Al-Quadin Muhammad and Trevis Gipson were both getting pressure while Jaquan Brisker set the tone. Once the backups started trickling in, it was rookie, UDFA Jack Sanborn who set the tone. Sanborn finished with five tackles, another two on special teams, an interception and a fumble recovery.
The Chicago Bears offensive line is viewed differently by many
On offense, it was Tajae Sharpe making spectacular catches, Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney connecting and Trestan Ebner looking like a beast. There were a few other standouts too. Braxton Jones looked formidable and came out with Justin Fields — likely meaning he is truly projecting as the Week 1 starter at left tackle. Dante Pettis made a nice catch and also showed other wide receivers what it means to block.
Needless to say, although not perfect, there were plenty of positives to be taken from this game. However, what I found interesting were some rankings that came out prior to the start of the preseason. These rankings were by ESPN and by the Score and they are vastly different.