Live blog: Bears at Cardinals

We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears at the Arizona Cardinals.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:13 PM

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. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:14 PM

Unless you have Kirk Cousins on your fantasy team (which I do…ugh).

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:17 PM

Snacks procured! 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:21 PM

Packers lose. If Bears can beat Arizona, they will be in first place.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:24 PM

Hey Pete! Let’s hope the Bears get a W today!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:25 PM

I too have Kirk Cousins on my fantasy team

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:25 PM

Oh yay. Dick Stockton.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:28 PM

Dang that could’ve been a nice 3 and out to start the game.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:29 PM

Yeah, nice 3rd down conversion by the Cardinals there. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:29 PM

Well that ain’t a good start. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:30 PM

Cardinals strike first and get a 7-0 lead here in the 1st Quarter. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:32 PM

Not sure what happened there, but the receiver was wide open. Chris Conte is not on the team anymore, right?

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:33 PM

I’m always a bit nervous when the Bears are the favorite.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:34 PM

Alright time for the Bears to answer. They’ve been good on their first drives so far this season.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:35 PM

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. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:35 PM

I’m hoping to see the Bears get more involved in the passing game

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:35 PM

I’m going against JH this week in fantasy so the more Cohen gets the ball the better! Hahaha!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:36 PM

Hahahah. Nooooo!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:36 PM

Nice run by Cohen there!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:38 PM

Bears convert on 3rd down. Nice catch and run by Miller. Miller looks hurt though.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:38 PM

Looks like maybe he hurt his elbow on that?

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:39 PM

Yeah, he looked like he came down hard on that elbow.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:40 PM

Good pass by Mitch under some pressure.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:43 PM

Cardinals come up with a big sack on 3rd down. Loss of 17 yards.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:43 PM

They got to Mitch FAST! Looks like they’ll settle for a field goal

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:43 PM

Or not.. Missed Field Goal and the Bears still trail 7-0

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:44 PM

Dick Stockton: “Cody Parker” LOL

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:44 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:46 PM

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:48 PM

Hoge and Jahns give really great insight! They are worth a follow on social media!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:48 PM

Good penetration by the Bears D. Cardinals fail to convert on third down. Bears will start their second possession on the 10.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:52 PM

Uhh Jen your mic is off! Haha

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:53 PM

OH boy….. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:53 PM

Oh no! Trubisky fumble! Cardinals ball.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:55 PM

And now a quick TD pass Bradford to Johnson. 21 yards. Cardinals up 13-0.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:55 PM

And the Cardinals score right off that turnover. 13-0  Cardinals. Not looking good

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:55 PM

But hey, at least Urlacher is there!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:55 PM

Not Urlacher: 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:56 PM

Pretty brutal first quarter for the Bears. Down 14-0 with 1:40 left.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20183:57 PM

At least the Cubs are winning! 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20183:59 PM

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.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:01 PM

Another overthrown ball.. I like them going deep but hit those passes

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:06 PM

Good to see Miller back in there

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:10 PM

There is that long pass again. They will eventually connect.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:18 PM

Good 3 and out stop by the D. Now they need to score on offense.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:18 PM

Absolutely need some points here. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:22 PM

Nice touch by Trubisky there. Nice pass to Burton for a big gain. Lets’ go!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:24 PM

Great job by Howard to get that first down. There were three Cardinals on top of him in the backfield.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:25 PM

Another overthrown receiver. That time it would’ve been a TD if complete.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:26 PM

Another good run after the catch by Miller. Another first down for the Bears.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:26 PM

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*

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:28 PM

Another roughing the passer call is keeping the Bears drive going.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:28 PM

A couple of huge penalties! Now it’s first and goal

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:29 PM

It would be nice for my fantasy team if Howard gets a touchdown here.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:30 PM

It would be very disappointing if the Bears get only 3 from this drive..

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:31 PM

Yes, huge play coming up here for the Bears. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:35 PM

Here we go. Bears going for it on 4th and goal.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:37 PM

Bears will get the kickoff to start the 2nd half. They will go for the field goal.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:39 PM

I guess I’ll take the points, but I’m not sure I like the play calling leading up to the FG decision.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:43 PM

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.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:45 PM

No timeouts left but the Bears could maybe get a few more points on the board. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:46 PM

Well that was short lived..

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:47 PM

Oh no! INT by the Cardinals. Now, they have a chance to add points before the half.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:47 PM

Did he catch??? Review?

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:49 PM

It’s hard being a fan of Mitch Trubisky this half of football.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:50 PM

Sack by Mack! Does that put them outside of FG range?

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:50 PM

Huge play by Mack. It’s easy being a fan of his.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:51 PM

This half of football has been hard to watch. Let’s hope for a turnaround..I think that takes them out of FG territory

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:52 PM

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.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:53 PM

I agree! A turnaround in the second half is a must. They are lucky they are down by 11.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20184:57 PM

The post-game show with Hamp, OB and Koz should be highly entertaining. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20184:59 PM

I’d like to hear what they have to say at Halftime! Haha!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:02 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:08 PM

Not a good start.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:09 PM

That was not a good start to the start of the 2nd half

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:09 PM

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.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:10 PM

Yeah I agree. I don’t trust the offense to score at this point

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:14 PM

Eddie Jackson with the INT!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:14 PM

Now lets score some points!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:16 PM

Yes, let’s have Mitch show us something here. Something. Anything!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:17 PM

I have a feeling they’ll score on this drive..

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:17 PM

Love the optimism!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:19 PM

Finally! Good pass to Robinson for a nice gain!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:19 PM

More of that! 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:21 PM

Looks to be a little short. 4th and less than a yard.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:22 PM

Looks like a field goal attempt?

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:22 PM

GO FOR IT!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:23 PM

I think they got it!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:24 PM

That’s a BIG conversion

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:25 PM

That was a BAD decision to throw that

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:25 PM

Risky call from Nagy, but I like the aggression. Followed by another terrible attempt by Trubisky.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:25 PM

Very lucky that wasn’t picked off.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:26 PM

Bears are close now!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:26 PM

Cohen with a terrific run to the Cardinals 1. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:26 PM

TOUCHDOWN BEARS! Jordan Howard! 14-9

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:26 PM

Howard muscles it in! Bears TD. Cardinals 14 Bears 9. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:27 PM

Alright, I think we got this. Hahaha.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:29 PM

It’s a 1 score game!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:30 PM

I can’t believe “Empire” is still on TV.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:31 PM

Huge momentum shift if the Bears get a hold here.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:33 PM

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:33 PM

How do we feel about this guy?

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:33 PM

Cardinals hat and a Bears shirt.. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:34 PM

YES! Huge interception!! Bears get the ball!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:35 PM

I don’t like that guy.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:35 PM

Bears D coming up big again!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:35 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:39 PM

That whole play looked disjointed. Bears catch a break with another Arizona penalty.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:40 PM

Bears got lucky on that play. That throw wasn’t good. It’s now 3rd and 4. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:40 PM

Like that play call for the first down!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:42 PM

Miller coming up lame again on that pass attempt.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:43 PM

Bad penalty on Massie. Now 3rd and 12. Don’t take a sack that will put you out of FG range!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:44 PM

Catch by Cohen short of the first down, but gained some yards to get closer for FG attempt.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:44 PM

Well here comes the FG unit. Bears could be back within 1.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:45 PM

Parkey with the FG! Bears now down 14-13. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:52 PM

Cardinals are getting some momentum this drive.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:53 PM

Ouch. That one hurt. Big 32 yard pass play on 3rd and 5.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20185:54 PM

FUMBLE!!!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20185:55 PM

HUGE HIT BY MACK! This guy is a difference maker.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:00 PM

I’ve got that feeling again Pete.. I think the Bears can score on this drive. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:01 PM

BIG penalty on the Cardinals.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:02 PM

I’m with you. I think they can score here. That is a tough penalty on the Cardinals, but I’ll take it.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:03 PM

Dean Blandino. It’s a fun name to say.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:04 PM

Great athleticism by Trubisky to avoid the sack.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:05 PM

Nice job on 3rd and 1 to get the first. Just keep eating away at the clock and get another score. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:06 PM

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.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:07 PM

I’m shocked if they go for it here.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:08 PM

C’mon Parkey! You got this.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:08 PM

Nailed it! Bears first lead of the game 16-14.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:11 PM

Cardinals putting in Josh Rosen to replace Bradford. It will be his NFL debut.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:13 PM

Rosen gets his first NFL completion for a first down. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:15 PM

Are you surprised by Rosen coming in Pete? I am a little surprised to be honest. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:16 PM

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?

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:16 PM

I’m just confused because you give him his debut in a pressure situation. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:17 PM

I’m a little more nervous with Rosen in there actually.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:17 PM

He seems to have a lot of composure back there.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:18 PM

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.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:20 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:20 PM

Bears D coming up big with a huge tackle for loss. 4th and 5. Cards going for it.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:21 PM

Bears INT! That should do it!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:21 PM

Picked off!! Defense comes up HUGE

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:21 PM

The Bears defense is the sole reason why they are about to win this game.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:21 PM

Callahan with the pick. Bears takeover with the lead and 1:10 left on the clock.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:26 PM

Let’s put it away with a first down here. Don’t make me start pacing again.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:27 PM

Okay, time to pace again, I guess. Bears punting. Cardinals will have one more chance to get in FG range.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:28 PM

Cardinals take over at their own 20 with :43 left on the clock. Rosen is no Rodgers, right?

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:28 PM

Bears D is going to be asked to step up again. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:28 PM

Hopefully not!!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:29 PM

Pick 6! Although there is a flag! 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:29 PM

Oh no! Bears with the penalty!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:29 PM

:14 seconds left.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:30 PM

This should be it. :05 left on the clock. 

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:31 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:32 PM

Bears with the sack to end the game! Seems about right.

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:32 PM

Bears win!! Final score 16-14.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:32 PM

And their 2-1 record puts them in sole possession of first place in the NFC North!

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:32 PM

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:33 PM

Big game against Tampa next week.

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:33 PM

Hamp, OB and Koz should have some interesting things to say. I’m guessing they won’t be high on Mitch Trubisky’s performance. 

Curtis Koch September 23, 20186:35 PM

Bear down! Pete great chatting with you during the game! Glad to say we brought home a winner! Haha!

peterzimmermanwgnam September 23, 20186:35 PM

Indeed we did! Hahahaha. Now, off to the radio and Hamp, OB and Koz