NFL: Top-rated rookie shines as the Bears beat the Dolphins
Chicago, Illinois - The Chicago Bears stepped onto the football field for the first time this preseason, taking on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday afternoon.
Fields had a case of the usual rookie jitters to start off, but he regrouped and led the Bears to a comeback win, making a strong case for future success in the quarterback position for Chicago.
He finished the game 14 of 20, for 142 yards, throwing for a touchdown and rushing for another as part of the Bears’ rally to victory.
The Bears weren’t dominating from the beginning, though.
Miami's veteran Jacoby Brissette threw for 67 yards off 6-for-10 passing, including a touchdown.
Placekicker Jason Sanders made both of his field goal attempts to give Miami a 13-0 lead, before having their offense completely shut down in the second half.
The "Monsters of the Midway" seemed to finally be making a comeback with Chicago’s defense, who had a strong showing by forcing a fumble recovery, and completing an interception.
Both teams are back on the football field on August 21 as the Bears host the Bills, while the Dolphins are at home to play the Falcons.
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