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Pats Pulpit Aug 19, 2016

Patriots 23, Bears 22: Standout performances by Patriots players

The Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears 23-22 in their second preseason game of 2016. Overall there was a lot to like from the game, even though the margin wound up being one point. The Bears took an 11-0 lead early on as the Patriots offense looked sluggish out of the gate. Once the 2nd quarter started, the Patriots offense started developing a rhythm and Garoppolo lead to 2 TD drives to end the quarter, the last one coming in a 2-minute situation. Jimmy Garoppolo starts slow, picks it up in 2nd quarter: The Patriots backup QB, who will be starting the first four games of the season...
Pats Pulpit Aug 18, 2016

Immediate takeaways and observations from the Patriots 23-22 victory over the Bears

The Patriots depth really stepped up against the Bears The New England Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears with a final score of 23-22. This is what we learned. Jimmy Garoppolo looks like he can win in the NFL Garoppolo was on fire and finished the night 16 of 21 for 181 yards and a touchdown. He had one bad passing decision on the night, with the others either throwaways or right off the hands of the receiver. If he can play with the confidence and poise that he showed against the Bears, I don’t see why the Patriots couldn’t go 3-1 over the first quarter of the season. Tyler Gaffney...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 18, 2016

Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots Preseason 2016: Game time, how to stream, TV Channel, and more

We've got everything you need to know about Thursday night's Bears vs Patriots game! The Chicago Bears had a rough outing in Preseason Week 1, with the offense failing to move the ball, and the defense allowing the Denver Broncos to move the ball seemingly at will. There were plenty of causes for concern, but not for panic. It's only the preseason... This week, they are facing the perennial heavyweight champions of the world, the New England Patriots. The Bears and Pats practiced together this week for three days, and two of them featured some pretty serious skirmishes. You can bet the...
Pats Pulpit Aug 18, 2016

Patriots Pregame Preview LIVE: Alec and Rich take on the Chicago Bears

Watch the Pats Pulpit Pregame show! The New England Patriots are set to kick off their second preseason game of the year and will face the visiting Chicago Bears. After a couple days of practice field scuffles, look for the two teams to bring a high level of energy to the game. There will be a bunch of players that won’t dress. Don’t expect Jabaal Sheard or Shea McClellin or Rob Gronkowski. Don’t expect Rob Ninkovich or Malcolm Mitchell Julian Edelman. But this will give a lot of second teamers a chance to face a quietly strong Bears squad. The Bears have a deep roster at wide...
Pats Pulpit Aug 18, 2016

New England Patriots links 8/18/16 - Preseason Week 2: Patriots vs. Bears

Daily news and links for 8/18/16 TEAM TALK Broadcast Information: Patriots vs. Bears. Andy Hart presents a double-digit rundown of things to keep an eye on tonight. 1. Potential debuts. Erik Scalavino shares his news and notes from Wednesday's practice: Hoyer's experience could help Garoppolo. Paul Perillo Blogservations: Pats-Bears finish with walk-through. Angelique Fiske reports when all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces were represented at training camp, Robert Kraft and Joe Cardona were on hand to greet them. Press Pass - Last day of joint practice. (1.31 min. video) ...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 18, 2016

The Bear's Den: August 18, 2016

It's Game Day again! The Bears are in New England to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots. Keep it here at WCG for your game day, pregame and game time threads! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS Bears-Patriots Preseason preview - ChicagoBears.com - ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer and Patriots team reporter Miranda Mason recap the Bears and Patriots joint practices and look ahead to their preseason matchup Thursday night. Mayer: Hicks bringing swagger to defense - ChicagoBears.com - New Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks has brought swagger and attitude to a defense...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 17, 2016

Game Preview: Bears vs. Patriots Preseason Week 2

This week it’s all about improvement as the Bears finish their east coast trip with the second preseason tune-up against the New England Patriots. Following last week’s embarrassing 22-0 loss, any sign of fight will be taken as a good thing. Not that anyone’s worried. It’s just the preseason. After two very feisty practices the teams will actually meet in a live tackle football game. The practices leading up to it should make it as interesting as a second preseason game can be. At least fans will see more of the starters than they did last week. Still not a lot but more. Let’s...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 17, 2016

Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots Joint Practice recap Day 3: Move along, nothing to see here...

After two straight days of flaring tempers at the joint practices between the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots, today was quite boring. Sure it was only a helmet/shorts walk-through, but I was hoping Bears’ Chairman George McCaskey would open up another can of Whoop-Ass on some unsuspecting Patriots. I was waiting to read a Tweet about an RKO outta nowhere on ex-Bear and current Patriot Martellus Bennett, but nothing was brewing today. On the Bears’ injury front, it was good to see tight end Zach Miller back practicing. Fox said he was still in concussion protocol, but since...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 16, 2016

Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots Joint Practice recap Day 2: It was another feisty day!

The Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots met on the practice field for the 2nd time this week and both teams were no doubt instructed to be on their best behavior. They weren’t. After yesterday’s practice got a little more chippy than the coaches probably wanted, tempers were flaring again today. The Bears were fired up and a bit mouthy according to reports, and the Pats weren’t backing down. Chicago’s training camp was littered with skirmishes and these couple of days in Massachusetts were just as fiery. Today’s practice wasn’t as long as yesterday’s 2 and a half hour...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 16, 2016

Ten Thoughts on the NFL

1) NFL fans often overreact after one preseason game, and by fans, I mean fans of all teams. Every fan-base has their version of the ‘sky is falling,’ ‘oh no we’re gonna suck,’ ‘let’s blow up the roster,’ fans. So if you’re a more mild mannered, ‘let’s wait and see’ type of fan, wondering why some fans of your team are so over the top negative, you aren’t alone. Me, I like to wait until after that first drive of the first regular season game to determine if I should write the season off or not... 2) It’s not just fans that often overreact to the preseason, some...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 15, 2016

Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots: Joint Practice recap Day 1, and yes there were some fights!

The Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots kicked of their week of joint practices today in advance of Thursday’s preseason game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The original plan was for the teams to get together today and tomorrow, but last week they announced a 3rd joint practice for Wednesday. On the injury front, the Bears have tight end Zach Miller and wide out Eddie Royal back practicing, and running back Ka’Deem Carey was dressed, but limited as he goes through concussion protocol. Defensive end Cornelius Washington was resting his knee and ankle that he...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 15, 2016

When is it time to panic over Bears injuries?

The Bears have gotten off to a rough start for their 2016 season. Setting aside their first preseason game, which told us virtually nothing about the longterm picture of what the Bears are going to be in 2016, the rest of the start of the season has raised plenty of issues for the team. Namely injuries. The Bears have been without several starters on each side of the ball for anywhere from a couple practices to all their practices. Pernell McPhee, Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, Zach Miller, Eddie Royal, Leonard Floyd, Hroniss Grasu and Kyle Fuller have all missed (or in Fuller’s case;...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 15, 2016

The Bear's Den: August 15, 2016

Welcome to the second Monday of the preseason. Miller is back, Fuller is out debates about the Bears OL rage in the fans and media. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS Weaver: Film Room, The bad news Bears offensive line - Cover32 - Chicago never had much hope of beating the defending Super Bowl champions on Thursday night. However, the way the Bears offensive line.... Emma: After Poor Performance, Plenty Of ‘Teaching Tape’ For Bears - CBS Chicago - "What did It's preseason," Kevin White says. "We got a lot to learn." Baffoe: Definitive Assessments From The Bears’...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 12, 2016

The Bear's Den EXTRA EDITION: August 12, 2016

Your Double-Dipping Den Of The Day brings you a ton of news and links about our "less than entirely successful" preseason opener against Denver. Ken's Note: Jack Silverstein published an outstanding article about Devin Hester's amazing 2006 rookie year, and with all the preseason game action you may have overlooked it. Trust me, it's worth a read, so if you haven't checked it out, click on the link here or hit it from the front page and give it a look. Really great stuff! Silverstein:  salute to Devin Hester's magical rookie year - Windy City Gridiron - Today's look back on the 2006...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 12, 2016

Two Winners and Two Losers from the Bears loss to the Broncos

The Chicago Bears kicked off their preseason this week, and it wasn't pretty to watch. It's hard to be a fan and to maintain perspective... You obsessively stay on top of every move, transaction, trade, draft pick, coaching scheme, and even things division rivals do, so when your team finally takes the field, you have incredibly high hopes for their performance.  Hell, for some, football is a significant part of their life, and even sometimes part of their identity. Preseason is a time when teams are going to test out players, try new ideas, and do things that normally they would never do...
Mile High Report Aug 12, 2016

Instant Reactions: Broncos bash Bears in preseason opener

The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos showed why they are the reigning Gods of the Gridiron by pummeling the Chicago Bears 22-0 in their preseason opener. When you are the defending Super Bowl champions, defending your title with dignity and honor is a must. The Denver Broncos proved why they are the defending Gods of the Gridiron and did in tenacious style, shutting out the Chicago Bears 22-0 in their Week 1 preseason opener.  It was an eccentric victory for the Broncos, who scored on offense, defense and special teams to secure victory Thursday night. Total domination and...

Broncos Bears final score: Defensive domination leads the way to a 22-0 victory

The Denver Broncos dominate on defense and special teams all night long over the Chicago Bears, winning 22-0. The Denver Broncos opened their first preseason game on the road against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. John Fox was fired from the Broncos after the 2014 season and moved on immediately to the Bears. It probably didn’t feel good for him to watch his former team rampage on to a Super Bowl title in their first seasons after his departure, especially with the Bears stumbling to a losing record. Bygones are bygones at this point as the two teams looked to answer some significant...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 11, 2016

Chicago Bears vs Denver Broncos 2nd Half Open Thread

Join us below as we continue our Bears vs Broncos coverage! The Chicago Bears have a lot of new starters on both offense and defense, and tonight in the first couple of possessions, it showed. The offense couldn't get anything going versus the Denver Broncos defense, which was missing Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, and Jay Cutler got knocked around enough to have him pulled after three possessions. The Bears had several "three-and-outs" to start the game. On defense, the Bears were playing on their heels to start the game, with Mark Sanchez and the Broncos moving the ball, converting 3rd...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 11, 2016

Bears vs Broncos 2016: 1st Half Open Thread

Join us below for live coverage of tonight's Bears vs Broncos game! We've been saying it all day, but it feels so good that we'll say it again: Chicago Bears football is back! While it's only the preseason, the next four games are critically important for many groups of players: fringe guys trying to make the roster, injured players trying to show they are recovering, new players trying to execute new systems, and returning players trying to improve on last year's performances. Both starting wide outs, Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White, should be on the field early, but it will be interesting...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 11, 2016

Bears vs Broncos 2016: Alshon Jeffery to dress and "give it a go"

Some positive news ahead of the Bears-Broncos game. To the dismay of most Chicago Bears fans, and to the surprise of none, Alshon Jeffery missed time in this year's Training Camp due to some seemingly minor injuries... But considering his health has been in the spotlight over the last couple of seasons, this was a bigger concern that would be held for most other NFL players. With the team releasing very little information, we've only been able to speculate the extent of Jeffery's injuries, but according to Josina Anderson, he will be suiting up tonight versus the Denver Broncos. #Bears WR...

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