The Chicago Bears will kick off at Soldier Field today at 12:00pm CT to take on the Kansas City Chiefs, in a preseason contest that should have both teams playing most of their heathy starters at least one full half of football, if not into the 3rd quarter.
One of the biggest concerns for the Bears during the offseason was the offensive line, highlighted by a season-ending injury to second year starter Hroniss Grasu. And in the Bears first contest this preseason, it showed. The Denver Broncos didn't even play Von Miller or Demarcus Ware, yet Jay Cutler took several hits when the offensive line couldn't hold up. Head coach John Fox pulled his starting quarterback after only a couple series.
In preseason game two, though, there was a completely different story. The o-line played pretty well against the New England Patriots, and saw their starting offense able to move the ball both on the ground and through the air.
With another week of practice and preparation under their belts, how will they stack up against a very solid Kansas City defensive line? This might be the truest test they see all preseason.
Oh, and while we're here, here are some useful links to get your pregame going:
This is your Bears vs Chiefs Pregame Open Thread... Have fun!