Pro Football Hall of Fame Game Pre-Gamin’: Bears vs. Ravens (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

The Chicago Bears aren’t ready for primetime. But to be fair, no one is truly ready for it all on August 2. And yet, here we are. For the first time in the 2018 calendar year, the Bears are set to take the field for a meaningful(ish) game.

Yes, I absolutely realize that most (if not all) the Bears starters are going to be sitting this one out. And the starters who do manage to find their way onto the playing field in Canton will probably be limited to a handful of snaps. But that doesn’t make this (or any other preseason game) totally meaningless.

The way I see it, when one player sits, another gets the opportunity to make an impression. All it takes is one play to catch the eye of the head coach, an assistant, a rival front office executive, or anyone in the football world. No one ever truly knows when their break will come, so I expect some players (even if it’s someone on the bottom of the roster) to try and make a name for themselves in front of a nationally televised audience.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2017: 5-11, 4th NFC North) vs. Baltimore Ravens (9-7, 2nd AFC North) – NBC-TV, WBBM-AM 780, FM 105.9

Site: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium; Canton, Ohio

Referee and crew: Walt Coleman (referee), Jeff Rice (umpire), Jerry Bergman (down judge), Mark Stewart (line judge), Greg Gautreaux (field judge), Jabir Walker (side judge), Gret Yette (back judge)

Odds: Ravens -2, Over/Under 35.0, via Bovada.lv

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can keep the good times rolling throughout the preseason and into the regular season.

Coaches

Bears Matt Nagy (making his preseason head coaching debut) vs. Ravens John Harbaugh (94-66)

Projected Week 1 Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,193 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 59.4 completion percentage, 77.5 quarterback rating (12 games in 2017)

versus

Ravens: Joe Flacco: 3,141 yards, 18 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 64.1 completion percentage, 80.4 passer rating (16 games in 2017)

Bears First-String Offense

  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr
  • LG Eric Kush
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie
  • Bears First-String Defense

  • DE Akiem Hicks, Jonathan Bullard
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • OLB Sam Acho, Leonard Floyd
  • ILB Danny Trevathan, Nick Kwiatkoski
  • CB Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara
  • S Adrian Amos, Eddie Jackson
  • Bears Second-String Offense

  • QB Chase Daniel
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Kevin White, Anthony Miller*
  • TE Dion Sims
  • LT Bradley Sowell
  • LG James Daniels*
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RG Earl Watford
  • RT Rashaad Coward
  • Bears Second-String Defense

  • DE Bilal Nichols*, Roy Robertson-Harris
  • NT John Jenkins
  • OLB Aaron Lynch, Isaiah Irving
  • ILB Roquan Smith, John Timu
  • CB Marcus Cooper Sr., Bryce Callahan
  • S Deon Bush, Deiondre’ Hall
  • Bears Third-String Offense

  • QB Tyler Bray
  • RB Benny Cunningham
  • WR Javon Wims*, Joshua Bellamy
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Matt McCants
  • LG Jordan Morgan
  • C Jack Allen
  • RG Will Pericak
  • RT Brandon Greene
  • Bears Third-String Defense

  • DE Nick Williams, Cavon Walker*
  • NT Abdullah Anderson*
  • OLB Kylie Fitts, Kasim Edebali
  • ILB Jonathan Anderson, Joel Iyiegbuniwe*
  • CB Doran Grant, Cre’von LeBlanc
  • S Jonathon Mincy, DeAndre Houston Carson
  • Bears Special Teams

  • Place kicker: Cody Parkey
  • Punter: Pat O’Donnell, Ryan Winslow*
  • Return specialists: Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen, Bryce Callahan
  • Other Bears Players of Note

  • Running backs: Taquan Mizzell, Ryan Nall*
  • Wide receivers: Marlon Brown, Tanner Gentry, Demarcus Ayers, Bennie Fowler III, Garrett Johnson*, Malachi Jones
  • Tight ends: Ben Braunecker, Daniel Brown, Colin Thompson
  • Right guard: Dejon Allen*
  • Outside linebackers: Elijah Norris*, Andrew Trumbetti*
  • Inside linebackers: Ro’Derrick Hoskins, Josh Woods*
  • Cornerbacks: Michael Joseph*, John Franklin III*, Sherrick McManis, Kevin Toliver II*
  • Safety: Nick Orr*
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    Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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