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Bears vs. Dolphins live updates from Saturday’s preseason game at Soldier Field

CHICAGO – It’s time to see what Justin Fields can do.

The Bears and the Miami Dolphins kick off at noon Saturday from Soldier Field. The Bears rookie first-round draft pick is expected to make his preseason debut.

Shaw Local football analyst Hub Arkush and Bears beat reporter Sean Hammond will keep you updated all afternoon. Find Arkush on Twitter at @Hub_Arkush and follow Hammond at @sean_hammond.

Stick with Shaw Local to catch up on everything you missed this week and stay right here for updates all game long.

Fields day is done, Foles enters the game

Justin Fields finished his day 14-for-20 passing for 142 yards with a touchdown. He also ran for 33 yards and a touchdown on five rushing attempts.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy pulled Fields in Favor of veteran third-string quarterback Nick Foles heading into the fourth quarter.

Fields finds Jesse James for 30-yard touchdown

Justin Fields’ first touchdown pass of the preseason came on a 30-yard toss to tight end Jesse James. The score gave the Bears a 17-13 lead late in the third quarter. James was wide open on the play and essentially walked into the end zone.

It was the second consecutive touchdown-scoring drive for Fields and the Bears offense.

Justin Fields runs in 8-yard touchdown

The Bears offense started the second half with an eight-play, 82-yard touchdown drive. Rookie QB Justin Fields capped it with an 8-yard touchdown run. Most of his receivers went right on the play, leaving the left side of the field open. Fields took off and beat everyone to the goal line.

Cairo Santos gets the Bears on the board

Justin Fields led a nice little scoring drive for the Bears just before halftime. He led the Bears 42 yards on six plays to set up a 53-yard field goal for kicker Cairo Santos. The Dolphins led, 13-3, heading into halftime.

Fields remained in the game coming out of halftime.

Miami scores game’s first touchdown

Miami backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett found running back Salvon Ahmed for a 23-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds remaining in the second quarter. The score gave Miami a 13-0 lead. The Dolphins went 61 yards on five plays in just 1:08 of game time.

Fields’ first three possessions fail to pick up a first down

Rookie Justin Fields and the Bears’ offense failed to pick up a first down on their first three possessions. Fields was 2-for-6 passing for 10 yards. He was playing with the first-team offensive line, but mostly backup receivers and tight ends.

On third-and-long near the end of the second quarter, Fields scrambled to his left and fumbled the ball short of the line to gain. The rookie jumped into the pile to try to recover the ball, which rolled out of bounds.

Miami adds 2nd field goal for a 6-0 lead

Miami backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett led the Dolphins 24 yards for a field goal midway through the second quarter. The Bears had their second-team defense on the field. Miami kicker Jason Sanders made a 35-yard field goal attempt.

Dolphins starter Tua Tagovailoa finished his day 8-for-11 passing for 99 yards with an interception.

Bears pick off Tagovailoa, Justin Fields makes his entrance

After two short possession from the first-team Bears offense, both resulting in punts, the Bears made the switch to the rookie Justin Fields. The Bears defense had just come up with an interception when defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson picked off Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa early in the second quarter.

The first-team offense, with Andy Dalton at quarterback, failed to pick up a first down and netted 24 yards on six plays. A holding penalty by right guard Alex Bars sent the second possession backwards.

Fields took over the offense with the Bears on their own 13-yard line. Fields completed a short 1-yard pass to Damiere Byrd for his first completion. After that, back-to-back false start penalties sent the offense in the wrong direction. On third-and-18, Fields found running back Damien Williams for a 9-yard gain and the offense was forced to punt.

Dolphins score first

Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa connected with tight end Mike Gesicki for a 50-yard completion down the left sideline. Gesicki made a nice second effort to gain some extra yards. Bears linebacker Alec Ogletree was in coverage.

Moments later, Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson and Ogletree made back-to-back nice plays at the goal line to hold the Dolphins to a field goal. Miami kicker Jason Sanders punched in a 21-yard field goal.

Numerous starters sitting out

The Bears started Alec Ogletree and Christian Jones at inside linebacker in place of injured Roquan Smith (groin) and Danny Trevathan (knee). Safety Eddie Jackson has been back at practice and warmed up prior to the game, but appeared to have the day off Saturday. He did not start with the first-team defense. Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, fresh off the reserve/COVID-19 list, was not dressed.

On offense, receiver Allen Robinson warmed up but did not take the field with the starters. Receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot) also sat out. With tackles Teven Jenkins (back) and Germain Ifedi (hip) dealing with injuries, Elijah Wilkinson started at left tackle and Lachavious Simmons started at right tackle.

How much will we see Justin Fields?

The Bears are expected to start veteran quarterback Andy Dalton, who will play one or two offensive series, according to head coach Matt Nagy. When Dalton’s day is done, Fields will take over.

The 11th overall draft pick could play into the second half, and possibly into the fourth quarter, Nagy said earlier this week. Bears fans will get an extensive look at the rookie’s progress thus far.

Bears coach Matt Nagy expects both QBs to see playing time in Saturday’s preseason game

What else should we be watching?

Arkush broke it down this week with the top five things he’s watching for in Saturday’s game. Fields, of course, is of particular interest.

But Arkush is also keeping an eye on the wide receiver position, the battered offensive tackle position, the backup inside linebackers, and how things shake out at defensive back.

Hub Arkush: 5 things to watch in the Bears vs. Dolphins preseason game Saturday

What did we miss this week?

Catch up on all the Bears news from the past week right here.

Hub Arkush: How concerned should Bears be about Teven Jenkins’ back issue?

Bears training camp update: Damien Williams admires David Montgomery’s fire, plus red zone notes, injury updates

Bears training camp update: With Tagovailoa in town, it’s hard not to compare young QBs

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman returns from the COVID-19 list

Bears LB Alec Ogletree is out to prove he’s like a fine wine, ‘better with age’

Bears DT Akiem Hicks is pushing for a contract extension, per report

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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