5 big takeaways from the Cardinals' loss to the Bears


Deonte Thompson returned a missed Arizona field goal 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half ended and the Chicago Bears held on to beat the Cardinals 24-23 in a preseason game Saturday night.

There's no chance this play would have occurred in the regular season, because there's no chance the Cardinals will allow kicker Phil Dawson to attempt a 63-yard field goal in the regular season. It was short and to the right, and Thompson took it all the way back down the left sideline.

The Bears will be a team many will want to watch this preseason because of Trubisky, but you won't be able to find them on national television this week. Trubisky played a little bit of the third quarter and all of the fourth quarter.

Mike Glennon, just 2-for-8 for 20 yards last week in Chicago's preseason opener, played the entire first half, completing 13 of 18 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown with one interception. He was intercepted once, but it wasn't for a pick six like it was in his Bears debut against Denver last week. The next play, he completed his first pass 7 yards to Tanner Gentry.

In the second half, Cardinals' quarterback Blaine Gabbert, immediately, marched his team down the field and ran it in from four yards out, for a touchdown. He capped an 11-play, 43-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring toss to tight end Jermaine Gresham in the first quarter.

Palmer was 9 for 14 for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Arizona barely used its two primary offensive weapons, running back David Johnson and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. He wasn't quite as spectacular this time but a solid 6 for 8 for 60 yards and a score. Except the Cards have literally nothing to play for here, whereas the Bama-Auburn game was on the final play with Bama going for the win, trying to avoid overtime (I remember thinking I could get home from picking up takeout before overtime started) and Auburn willing to gamble.