The Chicago Bears opened the preseason with a 19-14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

While it’s only preseason, it’s hard not to feel encouraged after the impressive outings by Chicago’s crop of rookies.

Safety Jaquan Brisker showed that his dominant play in practice certainly did translate

to live action with a strong showing against the Chiefs. Brisker showcased his physical play and ballhawking ability,

where he nearly came away with an interception. While Brisker’s first takeaway eluded

him in his debut, there will be plenty more opportunities for him.

Undrafted rookie linebacker Jack Sanborn really made the most of his opportunities — and in impactful ways.

The Bears have stressed the importance of taking the football away, and he did that on two occasions.

Sanborn had an interception and fumble recovery in the second half, which both led to points on offense.