Live blog: Bears at Colts

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We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the Indianapolis Colts.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:00 PM

We’re Live! Joey Gelman and Pete Zimmerman will bring you all the action between the Bears and Colts!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:00 PM

Go Bears! Pete here, producer of The Download with Justin Kaufmann. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:00 PM

Joey Gelman- Producer of Preps Plus and The Dave Plier Show!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:02 PM

Bears get the A broadcast team with Buck and Aikman… Preseason Match Up must have looked good

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:02 PM

Best moment in Bears v. Indy history?

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:04 PM

Dancing kickoff gives the Bears good field position

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:04 PM

Nice return from Deonte Thompson.  

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:04 PM

Really liking the play from Jordan Howard.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:05 PM

Uh oh. Alshon off the field.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:05 PM

Howard has been very impressive back to back weeks so far

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:06 PM

Strong Runner  and has a burst that we haven’t seen from Langford

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:06 PM

Jeffery back on the field.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:08 PM

The field that I can only half see.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:09 PM

This is quite an impressive first drive for the Bears.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:09 PM

Able to use 2 running backs effectively  for the first time in a long time

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:12 PM

No flags on that one, Read well by Hoyer. Barth time

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:13 PM

Tough penalty on Howard forces Bears to settle for field goal. Up 3-0.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:15 PM

First drive: 12 plays over 5 minutes. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:17 PM

Let’s go D!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:19 PM

Bears penalty: Too many men on the field. Seems about right.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:19 PM

4 penalties already against the Bears.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:21 PM

Willie Young sack!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:22 PM

Great Pressure! 4th Down. 54 Yard Attempt for Colts

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:22 PM

Good coverage by the Bears forces 4th down. Colts attempting long field goal.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:23 PM

Just on the inside of the right post. 3-3 in the 1st between Bears and Colts

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:23 PM

54 yard attempt by Adam Vinatieri is good. All tied up at 3. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:24 PM

“Great city of Indianapolis, Indiana” – Joe Buck telling a lie.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:25 PM

Be Nice Pete 🙂

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:28 PM

I would rather see Matthew McConaughey deliver speeches than star in car commercials.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:29 PM

Nice catch by Eddie Royal, but short of a first down. First punt from the Bears.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:33 PM

Good protection for Luck leads to big gain for Colts. 22 yard reception.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:33 PM

No pass rush on that one.. Luck with TOO MUCH TIME. 1st Down Colts

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:34 PM

Great Pass Protection leads to big hole for Gore on the running play ….back to back big plays for the Colts

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:34 PM

Frank Gore with a nice run. Just passed Jim Brown on the all-time rush list. Wow. Tony Dorsett up next.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:36 PM

End of first quarter. Bears and Colts tied at 3. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:36 PM

While Bears Offense showed promise in 1st, Defense down the stretch was tough to watch

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:39 PM

Colts start the 2nd QTR where they ended the first. Big grab by Dorsett

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:40 PM

Luck 5-5 now

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:41 PM

Everyone around me SCREAMING TACKLE! Bears D Line not the strong unit right now

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:42 PM

Nice goal line stop by Bryce Callahan. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:42 PM

Colts with perfect slant but GREAT tackle by Callahan. Exactly how you cover that play. Colts short

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:42 PM

Colts convert on 4th and goal. Luck to Allen for the TD.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:42 PM

Dewayne Allen WIDE OPEN in back of endzone. Too Easy

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:43 PM

12:58 left in the half. Colts go up 10-3.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:44 PM

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peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:45 PM

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:45 PM

Some fighting words on the sideline after the blown coverage by Jones-Quartey and Freeman

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:48 PM

Another nice catch for Royal as Bears convert a 3rd down. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:49 PM

Big Grab by Meredith. Gain of 30!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:50 PM

Royal fumble but recovered by Bears. Had first down, but gave it up. Josh Sitton recovers.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:50 PM

9th Fumble for the Bears this year

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:51 PM

Kyle Long with holding penalty.. play coming back

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:51 PM

Another penalty by Bears negates first down. 3rd and 13.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:51 PM

Hoyer had time, but throws it away, drive stalled again by penalties and missed opportunities

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:52 PM

Barth 2 for 2 on FG’s.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:52 PM

Barth Field Goal is GOOD. 10-6 Colts

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:55 PM

Nice return by the Colts. 1st and 10 on the 38.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:55 PM

Luck fumbles snap, but recovers.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:56 PM

Apparently watching film of Jay Cutler.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 201612:56 PM

Great Audible and tremendous amount of time for Luck. Big gainer for T.Y Hilton

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 201612:59 PM

53 yard field goal for Adam Vinatieri. 13-6 Colts.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:02 PM

Joe Buck still going for the facial hair, I see. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:02 PM

Huge run for Howard! 58 yards!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:02 PM

JORDAN HOWARD!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:03 PM

58 Yard gain for Howard, Adams hurt on the play

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:04 PM

Howard turning on the jets

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:06 PM

1st and goal after a nice catch-run from Meredith.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:06 PM

TD HOWARD

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:07 PM

Flag on the play though

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:07 PM

ANOTHER PENALTY. Holding on Paulsen.. TD erased

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:07 PM

Wow. Another penalty on Bears. Negates Jordan Howard TD

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:08 PM

Great throw by Hoyer and catch by Meredith! TD Bears!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:08 PM

And no penalties!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:08 PM

MEREDITH OPEN! TD RIGHT CORNER. BEARS have a chance to tie it with the extra point

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:08 PM

I’m doing my “No-Penalties” Dance

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:09 PM

3:35 left in the half and we are all tied up at 13.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:13 PM

T.Y Hilton having himself a game

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:14 PM

Taking a page from the Bears, penalties are costing the Colts on this drive. 2 minute warning. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:18 PM

Ugh. Luck had a lot of time to complete a 3rd and long.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:19 PM

Every rush attempt stuffed by Colt O-Line . Luck able to buy time. T.Y Hilton again with the catch

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:19 PM

Colts with 21 yard slant.. a play I’ve wanted the Bears to run for three years

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:20 PM

Hilton over 100 yards already. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:21 PM

Callahan only defender really playing well today for the Bears

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:21 PM

FYI: Grown men in suits playing a fake football game on a fake football field is stupid.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:22 PM

Big 3rd and goal here for Bears D.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:22 PM

Huge sack of Luck! Willie Young with #2!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:23 PM

Nice job by Bears D at the end to force the FG. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:23 PM

Colts up 16-13 with :11 left in the half.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:23 PM

Bears FINALLY close in. Willing Young’s gone fishing!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:26 PM

First half ends with the Colts leading 16-13.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:27 PM

LOL

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:27 PM

That’s Gold

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:27 PM

Time to scout the Cubs next opponent. LAD up on Washington 2-0 in the fourth.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:28 PM

Halftime in Indy.. 16-13 Colts with the lead

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:28 PM

Pete what’s the halftime snack?

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:33 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:38 PM

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peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:39 PM

Never miss anything from Adam Hoge. He’s the best.

http://wgnradio.com/category/adam-hoges-bears-blog/

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:40 PM

Second half underway!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:42 PM

Great punt by Colts, but bad play by coverage team. Touchback. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:42 PM

Horrible Play by Colts Special Teams..Perfect Punt turned into a touch back b/c players got too excited

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:43 PM

Let’s all dance around the ball and try to pick it up, and then ruin the play.. oops

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:44 PM

Bears first drive of the second half will start at the 20. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:45 PM

Hoyer to Meredith with another nice gain. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:46 PM

Howard with 83 yards on 10 rushes. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:48 PM

Miscommunication between Royal and Hoyer on 3rd down. Bears to punt.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:51 PM

Nice coverage by Callahan again brings up a 3rd and 7.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:52 PM

Tough penalty on Callahan. 7th penalty for Bears. First down for Colts.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:53 PM

First bad play by Callahan Today

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:54 PM

Nice grab over the middle by Allen

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:55 PM

Plays like that to Allen are few and far between when Bears are on offense.. should be using Jeffrey more like that, especially when Meredith has been able to get open opposite him

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:55 PM

SACK LUNCH- AKEEM HICKS

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:55 PM

Akiem Hicks with a sack on Andrew Luck!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:55 PM

2nd sack for Hicks. 3rd and 11.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:56 PM

Great pass and catch to convert the 3rd and long.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:57 PM

Finally a big play on a 3rd down.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:58 PM

BULLARD AND YOUNG!  Great pressure this drive… first drive in a while

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:58 PM

4 sacks for the Chicago D brings up another FG attempt.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20161:58 PM

FIELD GOAL GOOD. 19-13 Colts

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20161:58 PM

And of course Vinatieri connects. Colts up 19-13.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:00 PM

He’s automatic

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:02 PM

Another catch from Meredith. If he keeps it up, he’ll make me forget all about Marc Mariani.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:05 PM

Hoyer went down looked like on collarbone….he seems alright… Barkley time soon?

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:07 PM

Barth misses but running into the kicker gives Bearts an extra shot

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:07 PM

“Still no good” Barth 4 for 7 on the year. He stinks.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:08 PM

Barth can’t take advantage… that Gould cut looking worse and worse and more of personality move than play on the field.. YIKES

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:10 PM

“Hey, Hoyer is looking pretty good, huh? “Meh”

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:11 PM

Good stop by Chicago D. Freeman almost had the sack. Flag on the field.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:11 PM

Intentional grounding by Luck. 4th down. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:12 PM


That they do Adam, that they do

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:16 PM

Jeffrey had 1 target all game, there’s his second, great catch and big gainer

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:16 PM

39 yard pass to Alshon! 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:17 PM

Another grab by Jeffery for a first down. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:18 PM

Another first down for the Bears on a nice catch and run by Zach Miller.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:18 PM

Josh Bellamy in on the action now, too. End of 3rd. Bears driving. Still down 19-13.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:19 PM

Cat interested in game.

Dog not so much

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:21 PM

Injury time-out. Time to look in on the NLDS. Washington up 4-2. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:22 PM

Big 3rd down here for the Bears. Let’s go! 3rd and 5 from the 6.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:24 PM

Barth is good from 24. 3 pt game

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:25 PM

Only thing I think of when writing Barth

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:27 PM

I think the teams are 1-3…. rough live shot

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:29 PM

Willie Young goes fishing again! SACK

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:29 PM

Another sack for Willie Young!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:29 PM

Great bounce for the Colts. 74 yard punt.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:31 PM

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:31 PM

It’s glorious. It’s his baseball playoff beard

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:32 PM

Tough first down run for Howard. Getting some yards after initial contact. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:33 PM

Another impressive run by Howard behind some good OL work.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:34 PM

Howard continues to show why he should be #1 back

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:34 PM

9:48 left in the game. Bears still down 19-16. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:35 PM

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:36 PM

Great protection, big grab by Miller

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:36 PM

Nice throw by Hoyer to TE Zach Miller. Good gain to midfield. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:37 PM

First down run by Howard. First and 10 from the Indy 35.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:38 PM

And another catch by Cam Meredith for a first down! Great drive for the Bears.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:38 PM

Good Screen. Blocks one more defender and Meredith is gone. 1st down just outside the red zone

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:38 PM

And now a TD reception from Howard!!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:39 PM

BEAR DOWN!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:39 PM

Drive started from their own 4 yard line. Good work!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:39 PM

Garth makes the PAT. Bears up 23-19!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:40 PM

Bears take the lead 23-19 with 7:04 to go!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:41 PM

QB Brian Hoyer 27 of 35 for 328 yards and 2 TDs and no turnovers

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:42 PM

Bears longest drive in over 7 years? Did I just hear Joe Buck correctly?

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:42 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:44 PM

Luck with a first down completion to Allen. Only the Colts 4th first down this half.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:45 PM

Under 5 minutes to go. Colts driving. Ball on the Bears 38

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:45 PM

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:47 PM

T.Y Hiton strikes again .. TD Colts… Luck with time, Hiton open down the middle and into the end zone

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:47 PM

Luck with a huge TD pass to Hilton. Colts up 26-23.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:47 PM

Colts up 26-23.. Still 3:43 left.. plenty of time for Hoyer and Co.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:47 PM

3:43 left in the game. Plenty of time.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:49 PM

Thompson takes it out of the end zone, but can only manage to get it back to the 15.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:50 PM

First turnover of the game proves to be very costly. Meredith with a catch and then fumble. Colts ball.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:50 PM

FUMBLE by Meredith on first play of the drive… Colts recover

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:50 PM

Booth review.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:51 PM

Nationals still up on the Dodgers 4-2 in the 6th inning. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:51 PM

Vikings about to go 5-0.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:52 PM

Ruling on the field stands. Colts ball. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:54 PM

Why is Meredith on the sideline holding a football? Is it a punishment? Does John Fox say, “Go stand over there and hold a football and think about what you just did?”

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:55 PM

Papa Fox teaching lessons

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:56 PM

Delay of game on Indy. Big penalty. Bears have to hold to a FG attempt. 3rd and 9.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:56 PM

Pass attempt in corner of end zone is incomplete. Here comes the FG attempt.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:57 PM

FG is good. Indy up 29-23 with 2:28 left.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:57 PM

Vinatieri automatic again 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:57 PM

Bears still have two timeouts and the 2 minute warning. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:58 PM

2 min drill here for Hoyer…

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20162:59 PM

Great throw and catch. Hoyer to Meredith. Go Bears!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20162:59 PM

You really think Hoyer can do this better than me?

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:00 PM

Another great pass from Hoyer. Jeffery with the reception. 1st and 10 from the Indy 47.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:00 PM

COMPLETE TO MILLER! 2 min warning. Bears threatening late

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:01 PM

Zach Miller making a play! Great run after the catch. Breaking some tackles.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:01 PM

Clock re-set to 2:03.. Bears may get extra play out of this.. Take Advantage 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:02 PM

Bears have over 500 yards of offense on the day.

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:02 PM

Bears should have been lined up to call a play right when the clock restarted after the injury, would have gotten you an extra play before the 2 min warning.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:05 PM

So far Top QB performances in the NFL…Brady, Roethlisberger and Hoyer. Sure. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:05 PM

Remember to tune into 720 WGN Radio RIGHT AFTER the game for the best postgame show in all of Chicago w/ Hamp, OB and Koz!

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:07 PM

Holding on Massie.. Massie and Long shaken up.. 10 yard penalty. 

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:07 PM

Holding penalty on Massie. 3rd and 15

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:08 PM

4th down here… Game on the line

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:08 PM

Here it comes. 4th down and 8.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:09 PM

Hoyer had time but incomplete pass attempt to Cam Meredith. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:09 PM

Meredith open, but throw behind him.. Jeffrey wide open on the outside.. Bears turnover on downs.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:10 PM

Bears at home next week against Jacksonville. Early prediction. Bears win.

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:11 PM

Game over. Bears lose 29-23. 1-4 on the season. Listen to WGN-AM 720 for the post-game show with Hamp, OB and Koz. 

joeygelman1wgnam October 9, 20163:12 PM

Final from Indy, 29-23 winner for the colts. Hamp, OB and Koz already ranting and raving so turn the dial to 720 WGN Radio! Thanks for following the blog!

peterzimmermanwgnam October 9, 20163:13 PM

This is going to be good.