Live blog: Bears vs. Panthers

We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears vs. the Carolina Panthers.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201711:56 AM

Hi Everyone!  Jules here to commentate on the spectacle that is Bears 2017. aka Mitch-a-palooza.  Let’s see who kneels, who catches a pass or two, how good Cam is this year and what awful coaching moves the Bears can dazzle us with. BEAR DOWN!!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:01 PM

lots of empty seats in those upper sections…its game time peeps! LET’S GO BEARS!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:04 PM

How many Kalil’s do they have on that line?

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:04 PM

Hey everyone!  Dan Sugrue checking in.  Hoping we can make it two in a row. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:04 PM

NICE!!! Cam down.  Cam down!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:04 PM

I love this defense.  Vic Fangio is an underrated coach. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:04 PM

3rd and long – come on D

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:05 PM

Darn.  Hi Dan! 

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:05 PM

Hey Julie! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:07 PM

Hard to believe Panthers are incapable of scoring in 1st quarter, let try to keep that streak alive.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:08 PM

um.. did he forget that feet first slide thing QBs are supposed to do?

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:09 PM

run D – great / pass D – not so much

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:09 PM

That run is why the Bears needed Trubisky… that was an easy first down… no knock against Glennon but you need to make the ability to run once in a while

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:09 PM

could it be???

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:10 PM

Yes!  Touchdown! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:10 PM

WOW!!! TD BEARS – really?? did he stay in bounds??

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:11 PM

BEAR DOWN!! Nice Bears with an early lead… too early for “It’s all happening”? 🙂

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:12 PM

This Geico commercial with the ref makes me laugh every time. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:12 PM

gotta say I kinda want to try the Chicken nuggets quesadilla – yay marketing

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:14 PM

I haven’t had breakfast so yeah that sounds delicious

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:15 PM

get some food Dan – this blogging is strenuous – keep up your energy!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:16 PM

Obviously it’s still early but the Bears traded up for Leonard Floyd and he turning out to be a player… let’s hope the last guy that traded up for also turns out to be player. 

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:16 PM

Hahah…go to keep that energy up! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:17 PM

nope!!  punting!  Nice D

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:20 PM

Mitch! Mitch! Mitch!!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:22 PM

Funny — I would think 3rd and 3 IS in fact a running down.  Damn.

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:22 PM

Interesting play call there…

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:23 PM

Hope that D is getting rested up…quickly

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:23 PM

Right?  It’s especially one whenever you just picked up 3 and 4 on the last two…

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:25 PM

that run defense is killing it.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:26 PM

“unique” – that is an interesting choice of words since we are known for terrible turf.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:27 PM

Cam down! Cam down!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:29 PM

That’s a lot of sacks for one quarter

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:30 PM

true that – if you have the Bears D in FF – you are probably sitting pretty right now.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:30 PM

whoops – but he is a RB 😉

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:32 PM

NICE!!! sweet pass

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:33 PM

And then two nice runs…. this is a good balance

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:34 PM

key play!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:36 PM

cant take that sack Mitch.  QB class 101.

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:38 PM

Come on Connor…make up for it

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:38 PM

Ouch

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:38 PM

nope.. that was pretty close tho considering the finger tip contact.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:40 PM

one Kalil brother down… 

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:42 PM

again??

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:42 PM

going.. going… TD!!!!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:42 PM

God you weren’t kidding about having the Bears D in Fantasy… two scores and bunch of sacks

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:42 PM

who needs an offense? BEAR DOWN!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:43 PM

Welcome to Eddie Jackson’s coming out party… it’s been brewing for weeks.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:49 PM

ok.. I wasn’t hexing the other brother.. really… 

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:49 PM

Hahahaha

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:49 PM

Can you imagine though…the Bears had all those sacks and then two of the Panthers starting offensive line go down? 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:50 PM

maybe its not Mitch-apalooza.. its Sack-a-palooza!!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:51 PM

ouch.. how are those knees Cam??

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:52 PM

Fuller is having a good game

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:53 PM

another sack.. sort of

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:53 PM

3rd down!! key play.  Lets get this defense some rest!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:55 PM

Man!  We’ve got to find a way to get those third and longs. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:57 PM

time for a turn over

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:58 PM

I was thinking that too….

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 201712:58 PM

I bet that Funches isn’t nearly as funny as Ron Funches

Dan Sugrue October 22, 201712:59 PM

Good bet

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:01 PM

All right!  Let’s eat up this three minutes and let that defense rest

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:02 PM

definitely need a nice drive here..

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:04 PM

Nice! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:05 PM

WOW!!  Cohen is a Running Back isn’t he? 🙂 Awesome!!


Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:05 PM

I guess they figure we don’t have enough receivers we might as well turn our running backs into one. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:05 PM

https://twitter.com/AdamHoge/status/922160483607760898

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:06 PM

good effort

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:06 PM

whoops that didn’t work… 

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:07 PM

Lou Bega?!?! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:09 PM

Can Peppers even see out of that helmet guard?

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:09 PM

MITCH!!!!!!! TD TD TD!! Hot Damn… no need to review that..

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:10 PM

oh man… two just short touchdowns

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:11 PM

oh well.. fun while it lasted .. Kick the FG!  couldn’t get in on 2nd or 3rd.. take the points!!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:12 PM

what kind of crappy classic rock are they playing??

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:13 PM

Hahaha

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:14 PM

They could always fake it… O’Donnell did have good form last week. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:14 PM

Nothing I like better than the trick play.. that is half the reason I watch football!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:16 PM

somebody probably was supposed to cover Funches..

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:20 PM

Nice Start Bears!!  Whoo Hoo!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:20 PM

Oh man… we got lucky there

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:21 PM

Heck yea…that was a pretty good half of football

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:22 PM

How about some comedy talk here at the half Dan… Seen any good live stand up lately?  Did you see the new Patton Oswalt on netflix?

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:25 PM

I like it…I haven’t seen it but Nick D said it was extraordinary… My wife and I watched the Big Sick the other night… Quality movie with some good laughs

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:32 PM

Good to know – I will definitely put the Big Sick on my list. 

We watched Patton’s new special last night – wouldn’t go as far as extraordinary, but it was pretty funny.  The part where he talks to the crowd was my favorite.  I thought it was brave to talk about the death of the wife and the life him and his daughter have lead since… but I thought if he was gonna go there.. he needed to address the new fiancee and how she is fitting in the plan… but that’s just me.. I am nosey like that. 😉

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:33 PM

OK – back to football!! Go BEARS!!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:34 PM

no return there.. not an option

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:35 PM

Patton seems like a guy who would understand that though…

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:35 PM

Probably part of the reason he did it…

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:36 PM

whew… come on Mitch

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:36 PM

Come on Bears… you got to put a sustained drive sometime…

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:37 PM

Our poor defense.. do they ever get off the field?

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:39 PM

glad you got the telestrator out for that run… we could see him.. really

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:41 PM

Uggh…

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:42 PM

If we end up losing this game, it will be because the Defense will be so exhausted

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:44 PM

ok — gotta give props for that catch.. did he have stick um on that hand?

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:44 PM

Seriously every year, more and more one handed catches… unreal

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:45 PM

Come on … big stop

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:45 PM

Yes!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:46 PM

AWESOME STOP!!  don’t see turn over on downs this early too often.  All Hail The D!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:50 PM

Hope the staff is keeping the oxygen tanks replenished because the defense is going to need them.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:52 PM

Nice AWOLNATION usage Samsung.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:53 PM

ok — thats funny.  Ian Eagle on the pizza tees

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:56 PM

HA!!  Great coverage Fuller

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20171:56 PM

The rare offensive pass interference

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:57 PM

nope – can’t do that.  15 yards hurt, but silver lining.. first Bears penalty of the game

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20171:59 PM

ok – who exactly needs a car seat that is that complicated??

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:00 PM

Hahaha… my wife and I took the plunge and got a minvan after the birth of our second daughter… the heated seats are pretty nice

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:00 PM

heated seats… all for it.. I’ll say required in Chicago.. but that just looks confusing 😉

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:02 PM

how come he doesn’t get the trainer tent? just got that knee out there for all of us to see

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:02 PM

Eagle with the financial pun! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:03 PM

Nobody fell for that reverse except me.

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:03 PM

man…this game is flying by.  Most of the other games are still midway through third

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:06 PM

that’s a good thing – Costco is just waiting for me to throw money at them

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:08 PM

Hahaha… There’s a Target next door to the Costco in our neighborhood…it’s a very expensive area for us. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:08 PM

that is a one two wallet punch for sure

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:12 PM

This is how my entire fantasy season is going.. I picked up Carson Palmer to replace Aaron Rogers.. now Palmer is hurt – not returning for 2nd half.  ugh.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:13 PM

we are punted already.. that was quick.. back on D

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:14 PM

I so hope the Justice League doesn’t suck.

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:16 PM

That stinks about Rodgers/ Palmer… Jordy Nelson had been my most consistent player …

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:18 PM

I think Eagle is pronouncing McCaffrey wrong… but what do I know.. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:20 PM

and now everyone with Alexa just ordered cat food..

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:22 PM

looks like they were wrong about that rain.

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:22 PM

With that hair, that guy could play for the Nationals

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:27 PM

Doesn’t it seem like Oprah is trying a bit too hard to stay in the spotlight? just get a show again… I am sure every network would give your one.

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:27 PM

COme on D!!!!!!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:28 PM

Yes! Yes! Yes! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:28 PM

Swwwwweeettt!!! INT!!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:28 PM

Now we have to put a drive together of more than three downs

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:29 PM

I concur, that’s a good goal… come on O

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:30 PM

The O is just rusty.. they have sat on the bench so long

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:31 PM

3rd down again… come on Mitch!

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:32 PM

I don’t think 3 penalties was in the “good drive” plan

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:32 PM

Come on boys…

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:35 PM

so… 12 yards of offense in the 2nd half… I don’t think that is very good. hmmmm.

CAM DOWN! CAM DOWN!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:35 PM

We needed that sack

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:36 PM

ouch!  that didn’t look good

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:37 PM

I soooo wanted a safety!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:38 PM

We seem to specialize in safties

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:39 PM

did ya hear that?  Per Ian, “at some point” we are going to mount a drive… hahaha

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:42 PM

Finally! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:43 PM

sad Cam…

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:45 PM

Don’t forget to tune into to WGN-AM to hear the best post game in town Hamp, O.B. and Koz will no doubt have some great commentary on today’s awesome win.  Must listen for Bears fans. 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:46 PM

Back to back wins!! wow! And a quick one!

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:46 PM

Absolutely… you got to figure the hall of fame defensive end will be pretty thrilled with that side of the ball

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:47 PM

Thanks for hanging out with Dan and I today… it was a fun one.

Dan Sugrue October 22, 20172:47 PM

Yeah…thanks everyone!  Go Bears! 

juliesternwgnradio October 22, 20172:47 PM

Whoo Hoo – fly the W…. maybe not 🙂

 BEAR DOWN!!!!