It's the first preseason game, so everything is taken with a grain of salt.
But the Bears' first teams struggled to open up the preseason slate, forcing the second- and third-string units to come back for a 27-10 win over the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field in the first game under new head coach John Fox.
The No. 1 defense was gashed on the opening drive of the game, allowing a 14-play, 85-yard drive that resulted in a two-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Jarvis Landry on fourth down.
Pernell McPhee - the biggest offseason addition to the Bears defense - helped set up the Dolphins' score with an offside penalty on third down.
Jay Cutler and the first-team offense managed to overcome a three-and-out on the first possession to put up points the second time out, but they finished with more penalties (four) than points (three).
Matt Forte didn't see any time with the first-team offense, as Jacquizz Rodgers rushed seven times for 33 yards (4.7 average). Cutler went 4-for-7 with 42 yards during his time on the field.
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Offensive coordinator Adam Gase was true to his word when he said the Bears were going to commit to the run this year as he called a perfect 50/50 split on run and pass plays (11 each) in the first half before the final drive of the half when backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen led the Bears down the field on seven straight passes. On that possession, Clausen and the Bears ultimately ran out of time even though they were inside the red zone.
Even though the first teams looked shaky for the Bears, the second and third teams turned it on in the second half, overcoming a 10-3 deficit at the break.
The defense forced turnovers on three straight Dolphins drives in the third and fourth quarters (a Sherrick McManis fumble and recovery, a John Timu interception and a Sam Acho interception) that led to 14 points for the Bears as Robbie Gould converted two field goals and Ka'Deem Carey rushed the ball in from one-yard out (with a subsequent two-point conversion).
Clausen got the lion's share of playing time at quarterback, taking over for Cutler on the third series and playing all the way into the final few minutes. He was 17-for-27 passing for 151 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions.
Senorise Perry closed out the scoring for the Bears with a 54-yard touchdown run with less than four minutes remaining in the game.
Robbie Gould was a perfect 4-for-4 on the evening.
Local products Cameron Meredith (Illinois State) and Rashad Lawrence (Northwestern) were the Bears' top two receivers, as Meredith caught four passes on six targets for 47 yards and Lawrence hauled in three passes on seven targets for 25 yards.