We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the Arizona Cardinals.
The Bears game hasn’t even started and the Vikings have already lost and the Packers are on the verge of losing. Good Sunday so far.
Unless you have Kirk Cousins on your fantasy team (which I do…ugh).
Packers lose. If Bears can beat Arizona, they will be in first place.
Hey Pete! Let’s hope the Bears get a W today!
I too have Kirk Cousins on my fantasy team
Oh yay. Dick Stockton.
Dang that could’ve been a nice 3 and out to start the game.
Yeah, nice 3rd down conversion by the Cardinals there.
Well that ain’t a good start.
Cardinals strike first and get a 7-0 lead here in the 1st Quarter.
Not sure what happened there, but the receiver was wide open. Chris Conte is not on the team anymore, right?
I’m always a bit nervous when the Bears are the favorite.
Alright time for the Bears to answer. They’ve been good on their first drives so far this season.
Because I have Cousins on my fantasy team, I basically need Jordan Howard to score 83 points if I have any chance to win this week.
I’m hoping to see the Bears get more involved in the passing game
I’m going against JH this week in fantasy so the more Cohen gets the ball the better! Hahaha!
Nice run by Cohen there!
Bears convert on 3rd down. Nice catch and run by Miller. Miller looks hurt though.
Looks like maybe he hurt his elbow on that?
Yeah, he looked like he came down hard on that elbow.
Good pass by Mitch under some pressure.
Cardinals come up with a big sack on 3rd down. Loss of 17 yards.
They got to Mitch FAST! Looks like they’ll settle for a field goal
Or not.. Missed Field Goal and the Bears still trail 7-0
Dick Stockton: “Cody Parker” LOL
That was Parkey’s first real test of the season. It did not go well. And Trubisky can’t run straight backwards in that situation. Go down and help your kicker.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 23, 2018
Hoge and Jahns give really great insight! They are worth a follow on social media!
Good penetration by the Bears D. Cardinals fail to convert on third down. Bears will start their second possession on the 10.
Uhh Jen your mic is off! Haha
Oh no! Trubisky fumble! Cardinals ball.
And now a quick TD pass Bradford to Johnson. 21 yards. Cardinals up 13-0.
And the Cardinals score right off that turnover. 13-0 Cardinals. Not looking good
But hey, at least Urlacher is there!
Pretty brutal first quarter for the Bears. Down 14-0 with 1:40 left.
At least the Cubs are winning!
Cubs definitely need to win this one. It’s going to be a fun last week. And by fun, I mean a lot of nervous pacing.
Another overthrown ball.. I like them going deep but hit those passes
Good to see Miller back in there
There is that long pass again. They will eventually connect.
Good 3 and out stop by the D. Now they need to score on offense.
Absolutely need some points here.
Nice touch by Trubisky there. Nice pass to Burton for a big gain. Lets’ go!
Great job by Howard to get that first down. There were three Cardinals on top of him in the backfield.
Another overthrown receiver. That time it would’ve been a TD if complete.
Another good run after the catch by Miller. Another first down for the Bears.
Nice job by Miller to get the First. I think the Bears can score on this drive before half. At least making it a 14-7 game. *Fingers crossed*
Another roughing the passer call is keeping the Bears drive going.
A couple of huge penalties! Now it’s first and goal
It would be nice for my fantasy team if Howard gets a touchdown here.
It would be very disappointing if the Bears get only 3 from this drive..
Yes, huge play coming up here for the Bears.
Here we go. Bears going for it on 4th and goal.
Bears will get the kickoff to start the 2nd half. They will go for the field goal.
I guess I’ll take the points, but I’m not sure I like the play calling leading up to the FG decision.
Bears come up with a big sack on 3rd down. Will get the ball back before the end of the half with a decent chance to add points.
No timeouts left but the Bears could maybe get a few more points on the board.
Well that was short lived..
Oh no! INT by the Cardinals. Now, they have a chance to add points before the half.
Did he catch??? Review?
It’s hard being a fan of Mitch Trubisky this half of football.
Sack by Mack! Does that put them outside of FG range?
Huge play by Mack. It’s easy being a fan of his.
This half of football has been hard to watch. Let’s hope for a turnaround..I think that takes them out of FG territory
The way the Bears D is playing right now, I could see them holding the Cardinals in the second half. Bears just need to find some offense.
I agree! A turnaround in the second half is a must. They are lucky they are down by 11.
The post-game show with Hamp, OB and Koz should be highly entertaining.
I’d like to hear what they have to say at Halftime! Haha!
#3BearsThings at the half…
1) At least 3 (maybe 4) missed TDs for Trubisky in last 2 games. Bears need him to make plays
2) Defense appears to have corrected early coverage issues
3) #Bears can still win, but feels like they need a D/ST touchdown (or QB to be a lot better)
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 23, 2018
Not a good start.
That was not a good start to the start of the 2nd half
I think Adam Hoge is right. Looking more and more like the D/ST will need to come up with points if the Bears want to win this game.
Yeah I agree. I don’t trust the offense to score at this point
Eddie Jackson with the INT!
Now lets score some points!
Yes, let’s have Mitch show us something here. Something. Anything!
I have a feeling they’ll score on this drive..
Love the optimism!
Finally! Good pass to Robinson for a nice gain!
More of that!
Looks to be a little short. 4th and less than a yard.
Looks like a field goal attempt?
GO FOR IT!
I think they got it!
That’s a BIG conversion
That was a BAD decision to throw that
Risky call from Nagy, but I like the aggression. Followed by another terrible attempt by Trubisky.
Very lucky that wasn’t picked off.
Bears are close now!
Cohen with a terrific run to the Cardinals 1.
TOUCHDOWN BEARS! Jordan Howard! 14-9
Howard muscles it in! Bears TD. Cardinals 14 Bears 9.
Alright, I think we got this. Hahaha.
It’s a 1 score game!
I can’t believe “Empire” is still on TV.
Huge momentum shift if the Bears get a hold here.
How do we feel about this guy?
Cardinals hat and a Bears shirt..
YES! Huge interception!! Bears get the ball!
I don’t like that guy.
Bears D coming up big again!
Prince Amukamara is doubtful to return with a hamstring injury.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 23, 2018
That whole play looked disjointed. Bears catch a break with another Arizona penalty.
Bears got lucky on that play. That throw wasn’t good. It’s now 3rd and 4.
Like that play call for the first down!
Miller coming up lame again on that pass attempt.
Bad penalty on Massie. Now 3rd and 12. Don’t take a sack that will put you out of FG range!
Catch by Cohen short of the first down, but gained some yards to get closer for FG attempt.
Well here comes the FG unit. Bears could be back within 1.
Parkey with the FG! Bears now down 14-13.
Cardinals are getting some momentum this drive.
Ouch. That one hurt. Big 32 yard pass play on 3rd and 5.
HUGE HIT BY MACK! This guy is a difference maker.
I’ve got that feeling again Pete.. I think the Bears can score on this drive.
BIG penalty on the Cardinals.
I’m with you. I think they can score here. That is a tough penalty on the Cardinals, but I’ll take it.
Dean Blandino. It’s a fun name to say.
Great athleticism by Trubisky to avoid the sack.
Nice job on 3rd and 1 to get the first. Just keep eating away at the clock and get another score.
Howard is having a nice game. Still about 65 points shy of what I needed him to do today for my fantasy team, but I’ll take it if the Bears win.
I’m shocked if they go for it here.
C’mon Parkey! You got this.
Nailed it! Bears first lead of the game 16-14.
Cardinals putting in Josh Rosen to replace Bradford. It will be his NFL debut.
Rosen gets his first NFL completion for a first down.
Are you surprised by Rosen coming in Pete? I am a little surprised to be honest.
Yes, I am kind of surprised they would do it in this situation. But Bradford wasn’t going to do it so why not give it a shot?
I’m just confused because you give him his debut in a pressure situation.
I’m a little more nervous with Rosen in there actually.
He seems to have a lot of composure back there.
He does! But when pressure comes he seems to hurry and make a decision. Maybe try and take advantage of that and pressure him into forcing a turnover.
Bears D coming up big with a huge tackle for loss. 4th and 5. Cards going for it.
Bears INT! That should do it!
Picked off!! Defense comes up HUGE
The Bears defense is the sole reason why they are about to win this game.
Callahan with the pick. Bears takeover with the lead and 1:10 left on the clock.
Let’s put it away with a first down here. Don’t make me start pacing again.
Okay, time to pace again, I guess. Bears punting. Cardinals will have one more chance to get in FG range.
Cardinals take over at their own 20 with :43 left on the clock. Rosen is no Rodgers, right?
Bears D is going to be asked to step up again.
Pick 6! Although there is a flag!
Oh no! Bears with the penalty!
:14 seconds left.
This should be it. :05 left on the clock.
Bears with the sack to end the game! Seems about right.
Bears win!! Final score 16-14.
And their 2-1 record puts them in sole possession of first place in the NFC North!
Big game against Tampa next week.
Hamp, OB and Koz should have some interesting things to say. I’m guessing they won’t be high on Mitch Trubisky’s performance.
Bear down! Pete great chatting with you during the game! Glad to say we brought home a winner! Haha!
Indeed we did! Hahahaha. Now, off to the radio and Hamp, OB and Koz