The playing conditions at Soldier Field are, once again, less than ideal for the Bears’ Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Chicago has dealt with heavy rain ahead of their season-opening game, and it’s taking quite the toll on the new turf at Soldier Field. Several videos from the game show that the players are having trouble running around without slipping and sliding.
The poor field conditions have also been reflected on the scoreboard, as both teams failed to put any points on the board during the first quarter of action.
The fact that the Bears haven’t been able to put up any points against the Niners defense is no surprise. But San Fran does enter the season with one of the more potent offenses in the league, while Chicago’s defense is expected to be among the league’s worst.
So it’s fair to say that the field and weather conditions are having quite the impact on this contest.