QBs and TEs Shine In Bears Opener

CHICAGO-The Bears quarterback position appears to be in capable hands based on the Friday's Bears-Eagles preseason opener. Jay Cutler and all three of his backups performed well in the 34-28 win.

Cutler completed 9 of 13 passes for 85 yards with one touchdown. Ryan Palmer completed 8 of 11 attempts for 104 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Jimmy Clausen followed by going 7 of 13 for 150 yards and two touchdowns. One of those was a perfect 73 yard strike to Chris Williams streaking down the right sideline. Even rookie David Fales played well late in the game completing 5 of 7 passes for 68 yards. He was intercepted once.

Another standout player was tight end Zach Williams. With Martellus Bennett suspended Williams got more playing time. He hauled in six receptions for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Another tight end David Rosario also made two nifty grabs. Michael Spurlock added a late touchdown grab and run from his receiver spot.

On the down side the Bears surrendered a 102 yard kickoff return by Josh Huff. And the Bears committed 14 penalties for 103 yards, and the Bears turned the ball over three times.

"We had 90 Chicago Bears out there, and we played 4 quarters. I was really excited about that," says head coach Marc Trestman. "It turned out to be the type of game we are going to have throughout the year, these “58 plus two” games. It’s going to take all 60 minutes to win them. It’s good for our football team, and good for the guys. It was very encouraging from that standpoint. We have a lot of good tape to look at."

Jordan Lynch got into the game late as a running back. He carried the ball seven times for 24 yards. His longest run was 12 yards.

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