Justin Fields starred to lead the Chicago Bears past the Miami Dolphins, and Trey Lance caught the attention of the San Francisco 49ers when the NFL rookies debuted Saturday night in the preseason.
Rookie Justin Fields rushed for a touchdown and threw another one to give the home team Chicago Bears a 20-13 win over the Miami Dolphins Saturday afternoon in both teams’ preseason openings.
Fields, who raced 33 yards five times on Saturday, used his speed to avoid pressure and ran eight yards for a touchdown from 9:45 am to the end of the third quarter.
He completed 14 of 20 assists for 142 yards, including a 30-yard pass to tight end Jesse James later in the third quarter, betting on Chicago by a 17-13 lead.
Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa completed eight of 11 assists for 99 yards with interceptions. Jacoby Brisset threw a 23-yard pass to Salvon Ahmed with 45 seconds remaining in the second quarter to give the Dolphins a 13-0 lead.
Leaders 19-16 49ers
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San Francisco rookie and No. 3 overall Trey Lance converged on an 80-yard touchdown pass and finished with a 128-yard pass in his first act, losing to a guest in Kansas City. Jimmy Garoppolo played a streak and went 3-for-3 with a 26-yard pass in his comeback from an injury-ridden season.
Leaders star Patrick Mahomes played briefly as Leaders used four QBs in the game.
Bengals 19-14 Buccaneers
Tom Brady played six shots before making room for the reserves as the defending champions lost their preseason debut to a visit to Cincinnati. Joe Burrow was not dressed as the Bengals transferred quarterback duties to Kyle Shurmur (12 of 19, 108 yards, INT) and Brandon Allen (7 of 10, 77 yards, INT).