Mike Glennon led a 96-yard scoring drive to get things started, the special teams came through with a clutch blocked punt and safety, but a trio of injuries have marred the first half despite the Chicago Bears jumping out to a 12-0 lead against the Tennessee Titans.
The Bears offense marched 96 yards on 15 plays on the team’s opening drive, which was capped by a 1-yard toss from Glennon to tight end Dion Sims on a well-executed play action pass:
Nice drive. Dion Sims TD. pic.twitter.com/EMJSUJSECY
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) August 27, 2017
Glennon was 7 of 9 for 84 yards on the drive, finally looking the part of a first-string quarterback. He hit five different pass catchers on the drive, successfully picking on Tennessee rookie cornerback Adoree’ Jackson for four completions on the drive. Overall, Glennon finished 11 of 18 for 134 yards, a touchdown, and a 102.5 rating in the first half.
Chicago later added two points on a safety following a Roy Robertson-Harris punt, and Connor Barth tacked on three with a 41-yard field goal.
Unfortunately, injuries were the big story going into halftime. Three Bears have left early due to injuries, with a knee injury to leading receiver Cameron Meredith looking the most severe. He was carted off late in the first quarter after a first-down reception. Long snapper Patrick Scales also left with a knee injury, leaving Bradley Sowell to pick up long snapping duties. Cornerback Prince Amukamara received medical attention because of an ankle injury during the Bears’ first defensive drive, and his return was listed as doubtful.