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It’s A Bears Win Den, August 15, 2021

Justin Fields flashed (to say the least), and nobody got injured (as far as we know, anyway). Oh, and the Bears had more points at the end (not that it matters).

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears postgame observations: Justin Fields looks like franchise QB - RSN - It was a bit of a rough start for Matt Nagy’s offense, but when his rookie quarterback Justin Fields got goin’ it looked really, really good.

Instant analysis of Bears’ 20-13 preseason win vs. Dolphins - Bears Wire - Bears QB Justin Fields had an impressive performance in his preseason debut in a 20-13 win over the Dolphins.

Bears sign Jason Peters, what it means for offensive line - RSN - Peters is one of the best to ever play left tackle. Despite his age, Matt Nagy thinks he can compete for the starting job.

Chicago Bears offensive line steps up in preseason win over Miami Dolphins - ChicagoBears.com - Still missing key pieces, a depleted Bears offensive line rose to the occasion in Saturday’s 20-13 preseason-opening win over the Dolphins, providing excellent pass protection and opening holes in the running game.

Chicago Bears defeat Miami Dolphins in preseason opener - ChicagoBears.com - After a sluggish start in Saturday’s preseason opener at Soldier Field, the Bears scored 20 unanswered points to turn a 13-0 deficit into an exciting 20-13 comeback win over the Dolphins.

Ellis: Fields’ debut should thrill fans, preseason or not - 670 The Score - The Bears’ win against the Dolphins in preseason action Saturday obviously doesn’t mean a whole lot, but that shouldn’t stop fans from embracing the excitement around rookie quarterback Justin Fields’ debut.

Fields’ strong play rallies Bears to 20-13 win over Dolphins - 670 The Score - Once rookie quarterback Justin Fields settled in, the Chicago Bears saw the playmaking ability they dreamed about on draft day, as he rallied them to a 20-13 win against the Dolphins in their preseason opener Saturday.

One small step — if that — for Andy Dalton & Co. - Chicago Sun-Times - While Justin Fields made a big splash in the Bears’ preseason opener, Dalton and the first-team offense netted 14 yards on seven plays in two series. "We know what Andy can do ... in a real game," coach Matt Nagy said.

Justin Fields gives Bears fans a lot to chew on after exciting debut - Chicago Sun-Times - He shows his speed in a 20-13 victory against the Dolphins at Soldier Field.

Bears signing 39-year-old LT Jason Peters to compete for starting job - Chicago Sun-Times - Peters, a 17-year veteran, is a nine-time Pro Bowler who started eight games for the Eagles last season.

Justin Fields shines in Chicago Bears debut against Miami Dolphins - Chicago Sun-Times - "Justin Fields is so SPECIAL man!!" James tweeted.

Justin Fields: Chicago Bears QB looks good in preseason debut - Chicago Tribune - Justin Fields’ NFL preseason debut didn’t get off to a pretty start, but the Chicago Bears' first-round draft pick did enough by the time he left the game against the Miami Dolphins to keep the hype train rolling. The rookie QB went 14-for-20 for 120 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, leading the Bears to a 20-13 win at Soldier Field.

Column: Justin Fields in total control in Chicago Bears preseason debut - Chicago Tribune - “We understand the buzz. We understand the excitement. That’s why we drafted him.” After a bumpy start, Justin Fields' ability to first settle and then enliven the Chicago Bears offense registers as significant. Now what?

Column: Justin Fields shows promise, then Chicago Bears add OT Jason Peters - Chicago Tribune - Justin Fields’ preseason debut had enough promise that it’s clear he will be playing sooner rather later as a rookie. But the Chicago Bears are taking no chances with their injury-plagued offensive line, adding nine-time Pro Bowl tackle Jason Peters on a one-year deal.

Justin Fields shows poise, playmaking skills in leading Bears to comeback win in NFL debut – The Athletic - Justin Fields had a memorable NFL debut, but to his high school coach and quarterback coach, things unfolded just as they expected.

Chicago Bears - Miami Dolphins Postgame Show (Preseason Week 1) - Chicago Audible - Listen as The Chicago Audible breaks down the Chicago Bears preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.

Bears QB Justin Fields says NFL game was ‘kind of slow to me’ - Bears Wire - Bears rookie QB Justin Fields impressed in his preseason debut, where he said the speed of the NFL game was 'kind of slow' to him.

Justin Fields intensifies Chicago Bears' quarterback competition with promising NFL preseason debut vs. Dolphins - PFF - Rookie quarterback Justin Fields overcame a slow start in an otherwise positive performance against the Miami Dolphins in preseason Week 1, adding more fuel to the fire that is the Chicago Bears' quarterback competition.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 20, Miami Dolphins 13 - PFF - Rookie quarterback Justin Fields made his highly anticipated NFL debut for the Chicago Bears, flashing his skill set after a few mediocre drives.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Vic Fangio: Both QBs played well, no separation today - ProFootballTalk - Drew Lock got the first shot to run the Broncos offense in Saturday’s preseason opener and he made the most of it.

Zach Wilson has quiet night in Jets debut - ProFootballTalk - Quarterback Zach Wilson got his first taste of NFL game action on Saturday night against the Giants and the Jets didn’t ask too much of their first-round pick.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Dolphins at Bears final score, recap, and immediate reactions - The Phinsider - The Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears kicked off their preseason today with a week one contest. The game featured starters for both teams making brief cameos, before giving way to the depth players...

Denver Broncos 33, Minnesota Vikings 6: Ugly afternoon for Minnesota’s backups - Daily Norseman - Yeah, it was as ugly as the score indicates

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears vs Dolphins - The good, the bad, and the ugly - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears knocked off the Miami Dolphins in what turned out to be a fun preseason opener, but the final score (20-13) wasn’t the big takeaway form this afternoon. The big takeaway is that...

Wiltfong: Bears sign offensive lineman Jason Peters - Windy City Gridiron - Moments after the final whistle sounded in the Chicago Bears 20-13 win against the Miami Dolphins, Elite Loyalty Sports announced that the Bears signed their client, offensive lineman Jason Peters....

Curl: Fields shines in Chicago Bears pre-season win over Miami Dolphins - Windy City Gridiron - A new era starts with only a brief moment of anxiety before our hero came out slaying dolphins like a poorly-designed tuna net.

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