Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preseason Preview: 5 Things To Know For Matchup With Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler, Martellus Bennett, AJ Green

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Aug 27, 2015 03:59 PM EDT
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field during a loss in a 2014 game."

5 things to watch

1. Will Andy Dalton continue to falter with the first team offense?

Andy Dalton has played abysmally these in the last couple of games he has been in including the end of the Bengal's 2014 season. Now he has started the 2015 season in the same fashion, can Andy Dalton stop throwing picks and start winning games?

2. How will Jay Cutler perform with Adam Gase?

Adam Gase is the quarterback whisperer. If anyone could solve problems with quarterbacks it is him and Jay Cutler has been one expensive problem for the Bears. Cutler has thrown a number of interceptions in the past few seasons so it will be interesting to see if Gase could bring that number down and get him back to playing winning football.

3. Who will the Bears top receivers be?

With Kevin White out and Alshon Jeffery nursing an injury who will step up to the plate for the Bears? The Bears need to figure out who can make an impact as quickly as possible.  I doubt they assumed they would be without their first round draft pick; Kevin White represents the hole the Brandon Marshall will leave, with White's absence that hole just gets bigger.

4. Can AJ Green and Andy Dalton find some chemistry?

Andy Dalton missed AJ Green entirely too many times in last week's preseason game. Green is in a contract year and it is important for him to have the best year of his career. Is that possible with the way Dalton is playing or can they bring it together week 1.

5. Can the Bears become the surprise offensive powerhouse of the year?

The Bears have all of the same pieces (Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Jay Cutler) that made them great once before, well except for Brandon Marshall. Can John Fox and Adam Gase get this offense back on track?

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