We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots.
Test test… Dan Long here, good morning everybody
Predictions for this afternoon: In the words of Matt Nagy, “Someone’s gotta win, someone’s gotta lose… unless you have a tie”
Meanwhile, Gronk and his Tide Pods are inactive. Will be interesting to see how Bears secondary responds to getting carved up last week. Edelman in particular is a dangerous match up for a unit that had problems wrapping guys up in MIA
Also, Sony Michel
And it’s Edelman with a short TD grab up the middle as the Pats strike first…Chris Hogan slow to get up
Establish some semblance of a run game here, Mitch is not going to hang with Brady in a shootout.
MT 10 using his legs to convert a 3rd down, that’ll work though
I’m here! Man and we’re already down 7-0..
I’m surprised they aren’t rushing more.. After converting that 3rd and 10 running the ball they could’ve made some advancements. Gives Brady the ball back
Nice job on Fuller to bat that away from Edelman to bring up 4th down!
Big stop there
Meanwhile it’s meatball time here at WGN. Big shoutout to Bartolini’s in Midlothian
Ohhh that sounds good! I just had some left over pasta as my game time meal.
12:29 pm CT, there has been a completed pass for the home team
Shall we pop the champagne?!
Curtis you can’t understate how much the game time meal enhances the whole experience
I think Pete and Jane have some bubbly around here somewhere actually
Oh I believe it!! I wish I had a more hearty game time meal! If this gets really bad you can take some hard stuff from Roe Conn’s office!
WOW! What a break!!
Bears have a chance to take the lead here.
My fantasy team would REALLY appreciate it if Cohen scores here.
Alright so food run = points and a huge turnover
You into fantasy football at all Dan?
Wow what looked like a disaster turned into a touchdown!
I’ll take it! Bears up 10-7!
Yeah man he’s really been able to create on broken plays (or one’s he didn’t see) today
To answer your other question though yeah, I’ll play some fantasy every year. I’m pretty overmatched in a 14 team league with 3 keepers though. Drafting is tough
Oh man! 14 team league?! I bet drafting is tough.. Lots of low scores?
Not that low, it’s PPR scoring, so you can find some value in depth
That’s a fumble!
Bilal Nichols was the only HL on that opening Pats drive, now a big play here…
Well after the fumble the Bears are facing 3rd and 8.
I don’t like the play call on that series. Now they’re going for it on 4th and 4.
I guess Nagy got tired of getting called a wimp after last week
Hahahaha! That pass was really close for Miller to haul that in.
Big holding call! That’ll help!
Now for the sake of my fantasy team give it to Cohen
Let’s see if these guys can get out of their own way and get 7
Sony Michel has a knee injury. Meanwhile Chase Daniels is in on this play.
WILLY WONKA BABY
WOW! That was lucky.
Pats are trying to gift the Bears some points here. Just one accurate throw is all I’m asking for
Or hop on the J Train, finally
Jordan Howard gets in the end zone for the second time this year!
Well…. That sucks….
“That type of pass will help his confidence…” Yeah a 4-yard dink underneath would make me feel like a QB too
I know right! I was literally just thinking, “what kind of commentary is that?”
Now New England goes for it on 4th..
Nice catch by Josh Gordon!
Man Gordon using that size advantage over Fuller
Well, Patriots retake the lead. Wide open too
White on an island
CBS keeps playing the same music cue over and over again. It played on the Soldier Field PA and it’s in our Blackhawks liners
Simms drops one of the only accurate throws of the afternoon…
Well if theres one thing that’s worked.. It’s the QB Rush!
Hoge brings up a good point. Mack hasn’t seemed much of a factor today
Through the hands of Cohen. Bears go to 3 and out.. AGAIN…
Damn. That’s a tough break.
“Cody Parker” count: 1
Not a fan of these announcers
That was pointless..
“That play makes no sense at all”: the perfect way to sum up the first half
Well at least it’s still better than last weeks first half
OOF.. That ain’t good.
Halftime viewing while I get caught up on highlights and crunch some numbers. Watch this lady house a huge Bartolini’s meatball sandwich thing in 7 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wVpjCWb3sQ
Start of Q3, Sony Michel out for the remainder according to the Pats
Trubisky the new Bears RB?
Wow, Trubisky improv-ing like he’s at Second City
Improv-ing, but not improving as he almost gets picked off in the end zone AGAIN
2 straight plays of nothing after that penalty. This team is frustrating on offense sometimes
Cohen is in! That’ll help my fantasy team!!
Nagy always get totally roasted by Hamp, OB and Koz but I think this week, the play calling is really, truly earning it for him
I agree. I was more lenient the first few weeks but it’s getting annoying now.
I’ve never been a fan of Bellamy. That’s a reason why.
Josh Bellamy is a.) on the field b.) getting targeted c.) losing it in the sun
There have been no adjustments since halftime.
Punt block return for TD. Check that one off your bingo cards
Man those passes haven’t had a lot of spiral zip on it
“Poor ball placement” boy is that an understatement
Amazingly, the first interception of the day for Trubisky
He should have 4 by now.
Watching a QB develop almost from scratch is pretty interesting in that it really gives you a sense of how much just a little ‘touch’ one way or another can make a difference for these guys
Yeah and I think it didn’t help that he sat and “learned” from Glennon.
Big 4th down! Maybe.. Just MAYBE the Bears can do something here.
There it is! The Blake Bortles comparison!
Now we just need to get Mitch as a running gag on The Good Place
For real! Alright Dan I gotta get going and head downtown for Blackhawks hockey tonight. I’ll be listening to Hamp OB and Koz!
Sounds good man, I’ll try and take this thing home.
Also I was down the hall and missed whatever that last play was… I heard yelling from the conference room… apparently it was another pick
White TD run set up by a long run after catch from Gordon. Missed tackles abound. Brady has time to crack open a nice book in the pocket
So a sack on 3rd down ends another short possession, things really going off the rails in the 2nd half for the Bears. Feels like they should be down more than 14
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Welp, hold the phone… Trubisky hits Trey Burton again, this time for a TD with 4:13 left. How is this a one poss. game?
WOW Trubisky airs out a jump ball to Kevin White, who’s stopped just short of the goal line with no time left. Patriots win 38-31. Bears fall to 3-3 – all close losses, all games that could have been won with cleaner efforts (better QB play, tighter play calling, D steps up for a compromised Mack, you name it)