We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the Indianapolis Colts.
We’re Live! Joey Gelman and Pete Zimmerman will bring you all the action between the Bears and Colts!
Go Bears! Pete here, producer of The Download with Justin Kaufmann.
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Bears get the A broadcast team with Buck and Aikman… Preseason Match Up must have looked good
Best moment in Bears v. Indy history?
Dancing kickoff gives the Bears good field position
Nice return from Deonte Thompson.
Really liking the play from Jordan Howard.
Uh oh. Alshon off the field.
Howard has been very impressive back to back weeks so far
Strong Runner and has a burst that we haven’t seen from Langford
Jeffery back on the field.
The field that I can only half see.
This is quite an impressive first drive for the Bears.
Able to use 2 running backs effectively for the first time in a long time
No flags on that one, Read well by Hoyer. Barth time
Tough penalty on Howard forces Bears to settle for field goal. Up 3-0.
First drive: 12 plays over 5 minutes.
Let’s go D!
Bears penalty: Too many men on the field. Seems about right.
4 penalties already against the Bears.
Willie Young sack!
Great Pressure! 4th Down. 54 Yard Attempt for Colts
Good coverage by the Bears forces 4th down. Colts attempting long field goal.
Just on the inside of the right post. 3-3 in the 1st between Bears and Colts
54 yard attempt by Adam Vinatieri is good. All tied up at 3.
“Great city of Indianapolis, Indiana” – Joe Buck telling a lie.
Be Nice Pete :)
I would rather see Matthew McConaughey deliver speeches than star in car commercials.
Nice catch by Eddie Royal, but short of a first down. First punt from the Bears.
Good protection for Luck leads to big gain for Colts. 22 yard reception.
No pass rush on that one.. Luck with TOO MUCH TIME. 1st Down Colts
Great Pass Protection leads to big hole for Gore on the running play ….back to back big plays for the Colts
Frank Gore with a nice run. Just passed Jim Brown on the all-time rush list. Wow. Tony Dorsett up next.
End of first quarter. Bears and Colts tied at 3.
While Bears Offense showed promise in 1st, Defense down the stretch was tough to watch
Colts start the 2nd QTR where they ended the first. Big grab by Dorsett
Luck 5-5 now
Everyone around me SCREAMING TACKLE! Bears D Line not the strong unit right now
Nice goal line stop by Bryce Callahan.
Colts with perfect slant but GREAT tackle by Callahan. Exactly how you cover that play. Colts short
Colts convert on 4th and goal. Luck to Allen for the TD.
Dewayne Allen WIDE OPEN in back of endzone. Too Easy
12:58 left in the half. Colts go up 10-3.
Some fighting words on the sideline after the blown coverage by Jones-Quartey and Freeman
Another nice catch for Royal as Bears convert a 3rd down.
Big Grab by Meredith. Gain of 30!
Royal fumble but recovered by Bears. Had first down, but gave it up. Josh Sitton recovers.
9th Fumble for the Bears this year
Kyle Long with holding penalty.. play coming back
Another penalty by Bears negates first down. 3rd and 13.
Hoyer had time, but throws it away, drive stalled again by penalties and missed opportunities
Barth 2 for 2 on FG’s.
Barth Field Goal is GOOD. 10-6 Colts
Nice return by the Colts. 1st and 10 on the 38.
Luck fumbles snap, but recovers.
Apparently watching film of Jay Cutler.
Great Audible and tremendous amount of time for Luck. Big gainer for T.Y Hilton
53 yard field goal for Adam Vinatieri. 13-6 Colts.
Joe Buck still going for the facial hair, I see.
Huge run for Howard! 58 yards!
58 Yard gain for Howard, Adams hurt on the play
Howard turning on the jets
1st and goal after a nice catch-run from Meredith.
Flag on the play though
ANOTHER PENALTY. Holding on Paulsen.. TD erased
Wow. Another penalty on Bears. Negates Jordan Howard TD
Great throw by Hoyer and catch by Meredith! TD Bears!
And no penalties!
MEREDITH OPEN! TD RIGHT CORNER. BEARS have a chance to tie it with the extra point
I’m doing my “No-Penalties” Dance
3:35 left in the half and we are all tied up at 13.
T.Y Hilton having himself a game
Taking a page from the Bears, penalties are costing the Colts on this drive. 2 minute warning.
Ugh. Luck had a lot of time to complete a 3rd and long.
Every rush attempt stuffed by Colt O-Line . Luck able to buy time. T.Y Hilton again with the catch
Colts with 21 yard slant.. a play I’ve wanted the Bears to run for three years
Hilton over 100 yards already.
Callahan only defender really playing well today for the Bears
FYI: Grown men in suits playing a fake football game on a fake football field is stupid.
Big 3rd and goal here for Bears D.
Huge sack of Luck! Willie Young with #2!
Nice job by Bears D at the end to force the FG.
Colts up 16-13 with :11 left in the half.
First half ends with the Colts leading 16-13.
Time to scout the Cubs next opponent. LAD up on Washington 2-0 in the fourth.
Pete what’s the halftime snack?
3. Offense continues to be fine w/ Hoyer, but it lacks verticality w/ out Cutler. Route trees limited. Still, 16 passes, 9 runs in 1st half.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) October 9, 2016
Never miss anything from Adam Hoge. He’s the best.
Second half underway!
Great punt by Colts, but bad play by coverage team. Touchback.
Horrible Play by Colts Special Teams..Perfect Punt turned into a touch back b/c players got too excited
Let’s all dance around the ball and try to pick it up, and then ruin the play.. oops
Bears first drive of the second half will start at the 20.
Hoyer to Meredith with another nice gain.
Howard with 83 yards on 10 rushes.
Miscommunication between Royal and Hoyer on 3rd down. Bears to punt.
Nice coverage by Callahan again brings up a 3rd and 7.
Tough penalty on Callahan. 7th penalty for Bears. First down for Colts.
First bad play by Callahan Today
Nice grab over the middle by Allen
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
SACK LUNCH- AKEEM HICKS
Akiem Hicks with a sack on Andrew Luck!
2nd sack for Hicks. 3rd and 11.
Great pass and catch to convert the 3rd and long.
Finally a big play on a 3rd down.
BULLARD AND YOUNG! Great pressure this drive… first drive in a while
4 sacks for the Chicago D brings up another FG attempt.
FIELD GOAL GOOD. 19-13 Colts
And of course Vinatieri connects. Colts up 19-13.
Another catch from Meredith. If he keeps it up, he’ll make me forget all about Marc Mariani.
Hoyer went down looked like on collarbone….he seems alright… Barkley time soon?
Barth misses but running into the kicker gives Bearts an extra shot
“Still no good” Barth 4 for 7 on the year. He stinks.
Barth can’t take advantage… that Gould cut looking worse and worse and more of personality move than play on the field.. YIKES
“Hey, Hoyer is looking pretty good, huh? “Meh”
Good stop by Chicago D. Freeman almost had the sack. Flag on the field.
Intentional grounding by Luck. 4th down.
Jeffrey had 1 target all game, there’s his second, great catch and big gainer
39 yard pass to Alshon!
Another grab by Jeffery for a first down.
Another first down for the Bears on a nice catch and run by Zach Miller.
Josh Bellamy in on the action now, too. End of 3rd. Bears driving. Still down 19-13.
Cat interested in game.
Dog not so much
Injury time-out. Time to look in on the NLDS. Washington up 4-2.
Big 3rd down here for the Bears. Let’s go! 3rd and 5 from the 6.
Barth is good from 24. 3 pt game
Only thing I think of when writing Barth
I think the teams are 1-3…. rough live shot
Willie Young goes fishing again! SACK
Another sack for Willie Young!
Great bounce for the Colts. 74 yard punt.
It’s glorious. It’s his baseball playoff beard
Tough first down run for Howard. Getting some yards after initial contact.
Another impressive run by Howard behind some good OL work.
Howard continues to show why he should be #1 back
9:48 left in the game. Bears still down 19-16.
Great protection, big grab by Miller
Nice throw by Hoyer to TE Zach Miller. Good gain to midfield.
First down run by Howard. First and 10 from the Indy 35.
And another catch by Cam Meredith for a first down! Great drive for the Bears.
Good Screen. Blocks one more defender and Meredith is gone. 1st down just outside the red zone
And now a TD reception from Howard!!
Drive started from their own 4 yard line. Good work!
Garth makes the PAT. Bears up 23-19!
QB Brian Hoyer 27 of 35 for 328 yards and 2 TDs and no turnovers
Bears longest drive in over 7 years? Did I just hear Joe Buck correctly?
Luck with a first down completion to Allen. Only the Colts 4th first down this half.
Under 5 minutes to go. Colts driving. Ball on the Bears 38
T.Y Hiton strikes again .. TD Colts… Luck with time, Hiton open down the middle and into the end zone
Luck with a huge TD pass to Hilton. Colts up 26-23.
Colts up 26-23.. Still 3:43 left.. plenty of time for Hoyer and Co.
3:43 left in the game. Plenty of time.
Thompson takes it out of the end zone, but can only manage to get it back to the 15.
First turnover of the game proves to be very costly. Meredith with a catch and then fumble. Colts ball.
FUMBLE by Meredith on first play of the drive… Colts recover
Nationals still up on the Dodgers 4-2 in the 6th inning.
Vikings about to go 5-0.
Ruling on the field stands. Colts ball.
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?”
Papa Fox teaching lessons
Delay of game on Indy. Big penalty. Bears have to hold to a FG attempt. 3rd and 9.
Pass attempt in corner of end zone is incomplete. Here comes the FG attempt.
FG is good. Indy up 29-23 with 2:28 left.
Vinatieri automatic again
Bears still have two timeouts and the 2 minute warning.
2 min drill here for Hoyer…
Great throw and catch. Hoyer to Meredith. Go Bears!
You really think Hoyer can do this better than me?
Another great pass from Hoyer. Jeffery with the reception. 1st and 10 from the Indy 47.
COMPLETE TO MILLER! 2 min warning. Bears threatening late
Zach Miller making a play! Great run after the catch. Breaking some tackles.
Clock re-set to 2:03.. Bears may get extra play out of this.. Take Advantage
Bears have over 500 yards of offense on the day.
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.
So far Top QB performances in the NFL…Brady, Roethlisberger and Hoyer. Sure.
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Holding on Massie.. Massie and Long shaken up.. 10 yard penalty.
Holding penalty on Massie. 3rd and 15
4th down here… Game on the line
Here it comes. 4th down and 8.
Hoyer had time but incomplete pass attempt to Cam Meredith.
Meredith open, but throw behind him.. Jeffrey wide open on the outside.. Bears turnover on downs.
Bears at home next week against Jacksonville. Early prediction. Bears win.
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.
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!
This is going to be good.