It's only preseason, it's only preseason.
Just keep repeating it to yourself and sooner or later you'll believe it.
UPDATE: CB Tracy Porter knocked out with concussion (LINK)
UPDATE: QB Connor Shaw suffers gruesome leg injury (LINK)
Connor Shaw injury: pic.twitter.com/C13ArjdtIw— Dane Noble (@WindyCGridiron) August 27, 2016
A few key Bears missed today's game (Kyle Long and Leonard Floyd both sat out, with Kyle Fuller recovering from knee surgery), but the Bears also had a few untimely drops from Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White en route to an awkward -7 net passing yards in the first half. Tracy Porter also left the game with a head injury, which the Bears could ill afford with the arthroscopic knee surgery of Kyle Fuller.
Later on the Bears added Jonathan Anderson to the list of the wounded:
#Bears LB Joanthan Anderson has a shoulder injury.— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) August 27, 2016
Oh, and Alex Smith used his dink and dunk passing game to good effect on the Bears, keeping the Bears' defense on the field for nearly 20 minutes in the first half and the Chiefs went into halftime up 13-0, before finishing the game with a 23-7 victory over the Bears.
Keep in mind of course it's only preseason, but you at least want it to look a little better than that.
Connor Shaw continued his strong play late in games, delivering a strike to Cameron Meredith for the Bears' lone touchdown on a nine-play, 79 yard drive. He left late in the fourth quarter after a vicious hit; he was carted off with an air cast on his left leg. Before leaving, he was 5 for 6 with 68 yards and a touchdown.
We have more on the Shaw injury over here.
Jay Cutler: 6/15, 45 yards - 47.9 passer rating
Jeremy Langford: 6 carries, 17 yards
Alshon Jeffery: 2 receptions, 18 yards; 6 targets
Akiem Hicks: Tackle, Sack
Deiondre' Hall: INT
Kansas City Chiefs:
Alex Smith: 20/30, 181 yards - 82.8 passer rating; 2 carries, 25 yards
Spencer Ware: 9 carries, 24 yards; 4 receptions, 26 yards
Jeremy Maclin: 5 receptions, 44 yards
Travis Kelce: 3 receptions, 37 yards
As an added bonus today for sticking through the game (or additional punishment, take your pick), we'll be doing some bonus post-game livestream coverage today over on the Twitch channel and the Facebook account. If you have any comments or questions, toss them down in the recap thread here and Kev and I will do our best to allay or further your concerns on the Twitch side; Dane will be handling things on the Facebook side. Have at it!