BEARS at 49ers: Week 16 Pre-Gamin' - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS at 49ers: Week 16 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

Back when the 2018 NFL schedules were released, we dreamed of a Mitch Trubisky-Jimmy Garoppolo showdown that would have showcased two young quarterbacks with upside. Unfortunately, an early-season ACL injury put those dreams on the shelf. But still … there is a whole lot on the line in this game for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers.

The Bears are playing for the best postseason seeding possible. Healthy starters aren’t resting and the team is expected to give it a full go, so long as they can achieve a top two seed in the NFC playoffs. On the other side of the field, the 49ers are playing to finish strong with a December to remember for a second straight season. Last year, it was Garoppolo leading the charge and building hope for the future. Now, it’s quarterback Nick Mullens showing off his skills in order to prove he has a spot in the league.

It was a 49ers win last year at Soldier Field that helped land the Bears the No. 8 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. But since the Bears aren’t playing for draft positioning, they will enter today’s matchup in search of revenge for last year’s defeat.

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Let the games begin.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (10-4, NFC North champions) at San Francisco 49ers (4-10, 3rd NFC West) – 3 p.m. CT, FOX (Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9

Odds: Bears (-4), Over/Under 44, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 16 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, the Bears can play they way into prime playoff seeding with a road win.

Your Week 16 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (10-4) vs. Kyle Shanahan (10-20)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,814 yards, 23 TD, 12 INT, 64.9 completion pct., 94.1 rating

Last week vs. Packers: 20-28, 235 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 120.4 rating

versus

49ers: Nick Mullens: 1,754 yards, 10 TD, 6 INT, 64.5 completion pct., 96.0 rating

Last game vs. Seahawks: 20-29, 275 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 110.6 rating

Bears Inactives:

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson
  • WR Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG James Daniels
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Bryan Witzmann
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Bilal Nichols
  • OLB Khalil Mack
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Roquan Smith
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • FS Deon Bush
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Cody Parkey (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Anthony Miller (kick returner), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

49ers Inactives:

49ers Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Nick Mullens
  • RB Jeff Wilson Jr.
  • WR Marquise Goodwin
  • WR Dante Pettis
  • WR Trent Taylor
  • TE George Kittle
  • LT Joe Staley
  • LG Laken Tomlinson
  • C Weston Richburg
  • RG Mike Person
  • RT Mike McGlinchey

49ers Defense Expected Starters:

  • LDE Solomon Thomas
  • LDT Earl Mitchell
  • RDT DeForest Buckner
  • RDE Arik Armstead
  • SLB Mark Nzeocha
  • MLB Fred Warner
  • WLB Malcolm Smith
  • LCB Richard Sherman
  • RCB Tarvarius Moore
  • FS Antone Exum Jr.
  • SS Marcell Harris

49ers Specialists:

  • Robbie Gould (kicker), Bradley Pinion (punter, holder), Colin Holba (long snapper) Dante Pettis (punt returns), Richie James (kick returns)

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.