The Chicago Bears defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a final score of 19-14 in their preseason opener. However, Chicago’s field was in rather questionable condition. Soldier Field’s condition even led the NFL Players Association president to blast the situation, per sanluisobispo.com.
“The NFL said that this field met minimum testing standards,” he wrote. “We clearly need to re-evaluate what is an acceptable surface for players to compete on. We need new testing metrics looking at the performance and safety of every field. The NFL can and should do better.”
Bears players react to Soldier Field’s condition
Some of the Bears players spoke out on the field’s condition as well. Quarterback Justin Fields said he’s tried to use the field to his advantage, per Yahoo Sports.