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NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 27, Seattle Seahawks 11

Seattle, Washington, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears defeated Seattle Seahawks 27-11 in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL preseason.


Quarterback spotlight 
  • Justin Fields: 5/7 for 29 passing yards, a 71.4% adjusted completion rate and a 60.1 passing grade on first review. He recorded zero big-time throws and turnover-worthy plays. Fields threw short of the sticks on 71.4% of his passes. He also scrambled once, resulting in one rushing yard.
  • Geno Smith: 10/18 for 112 yards, an 86.7% adjusted completion rate and an 80.7 passing grade on first review. He recorded three big-time throws and zero turnover-worthy plays while sustaining three dropped passes. Smith finished with a 6.9-yard average depth of target.

Offensive player of the game: Bears TE Cole Kmet only ran five routes Thursday night, but he hauled two catches for 31 yards and two first downs. He finished with an impressive 90.0-plus grade on first review.

Seahawks RB Travis Homer also played at a high level, as he totaled 44 rushing yards from just five carries, resulting in a notable 85.0-plus rushing grade on first review.

Defensive player of the game: Bears LB DeMarquis Gates put together a notable performance Thursday night, especially as a run defender, as he finished with two tackles — both of which were deemed run stops — en route to an 82.0-plus run-defense grade on first review. Gates finished with an outstanding -2.00-yard average depth of tackle.

Rookie of the game: Outside of Sanborn, Bears rookie CB Kyler Gordon proved to be up to the test when targeted Thursday night, as he was targeted twice, resulting in one reception for 12 yards. Gordon finished with a 90.0-plus coverage grade on first review. Additionally, Gordon played press coverage on four of his 11 snaps in coverage.

Editor’s note: All grades in this article are subject to review. All PFF player grades will be finalized by 12 pm ET tomorrow.


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CHICAGO BEARS

QUARTERBACK

Player Comp/Att Yds YPA TD/INT Rtg
Trevor Siemian 8/15 48 3.2 1/0 82.1
Nathan Peterman 8/14 85 6.1 0/0 75
Justin Fields 5/7 39 5.6 0/0 84.8

RUNNING BACK

Player Attempts Rushing yards Yards after contact per attempt Missed tackles forced
De’Montre Tuggle 12 41 1.7 0
Trestan Ebner 9 29 3.1 5
Darrynton Evans 8 39 2.1 0

RECEIVER/TIGHT END

Player Rec./tgts. Yards YPRR Passer rating generated
TE Cole Kmet 2/3 31 6.20 100.7
WR Nsimba Webster 4/7 25 1.47 64.6
WR Isaiah Coulter 3/5 39 2.60 84.6

OFFENSIVE LINE

Pass-blocking snaps Sacks allowed Hits allowed  Hurries allowed Pressure %
39 1 1 5 17.9%

DEFENSIVE LINE

Player Pass-rush snaps Total pressures Pressure rate
EDGE Sam Kamara 42 8 19.1%
EDGE Dominique Robinson 22 3 13.6%
DI Trevon Coley 16 2 12.5%

LINEBACKER

Player Rec./tgts. allowed Yards allowed Touchdowns allowed
Jack Sanborn 4/5 28 0
DeMarquis Gates 1/1 8 0
Joe Thomas 7/7 33 0

SECONDARY

Player Rec./tgts. Yards allowed Touchdowns allowed
CB BoPete Keyes 4/12 32 0
CB Duke Shelley 2/5 20 0
S A.J. Thomas 2/4 49 0

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

QUARTERBACK

Player Comp/Att Yds YPA TD/INT Int Rtg
Jacob Eason 17 / 35 141 4.0 0/0 0 59.4
Geno Smith 10 / 18 112 6.2 0/0 0 74.3

RUNNING BACK

Player Attempts Rushing yards Yards after contact per attempt Missed tackles forced
Travis Homer 5 44 8.8 2
DeeJay Dallas 5 15 2.6 0
Darwin Thompson 6 34 2.3 1

RECEIVER/TIGHT END

Name REC/TGTS Yards YPRR WR RTG
Aaron Fuller 3/10 34 1.17 41.3
Bo Melton 4/10 18 0.46 47.9
Kevin Kassis 4/5 37 1.68 97.5

OFFENSIVE LINE

Pass-blocking snaps Sacks allowed Hits allowed  Hurries allowed Pressure %
57 0 2 11 22.8%

DEFENSIVE LINE

Player Pass-rush snaps Total pressures Pressure rate
EDGE Darrell Taylor 12 2 16.7%
EDGE Alton Robinson 13 2 15.4%
DI Myles Adams 17 1 5.9%

LINEBACKER

Player Rec./tgts. allowed Yards allowed Touchdowns allowed
Joel Dublanko 3/3 37 1
Lakiem Williams 1/1 13 0
Cody Barton 3/3 18 0

SECONDARY

Player Rec./tgts. Yards allowed Touchdowns allowed
CB Michael Jackson 2/5 11 0
CB Coby Bryant 3/4 20 0
S Marquise Blair 2/2 13 0
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