Preseason Week 2 Pre-Gamin': Bears at Giants (6:30 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Preseason Week 2 Pre-Gamin’: Bears at Giants (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears’ kicking competition takes to the road for preseason Week 2, with the New York Giants playing host in an exhibition matchup between two of the NFL’s most storied franchises.

Soldier Field has long been a nuisance for kickers, but it has never been easy to kick out east, either. And while I can imagine it’s easier to kick in MetLife Stadium in the summer months, no one really knows what the winds could do at a given moment. With that said, this arena should provide a unique opportunity for either Eddy Piñeiro or Elliott Fry to do something to stand out from what has been a neck-and-neck race to this point.

Maybe both will kick well. That would be a welcome surprise. But if neither does well, then, yikes … I’m not looking forward to dealing with that possibility quite yet.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2018: 12-4, 1st NFC North) at New York Giants (2018: 5-11, 4th NFC East) – FOX-TV (Adam Amin, Jim Miller), NFL Network; WBBM-AM 780, FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Site: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, New Jersey
Referee: Shawn Smith
Odds: Giants -3 (via

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 get some good times rolling in the preseason and keep them going into the regular season.


Bears Matt Nagy (12-4) vs. Giants Pat Shurmur (15-34 overall, 5-11 with Giants)

Projected Week 1 Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 3,223 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 66.6 completion percentage, 95.4 quarterback rating (14 games in 2018)


Giants: Eli Manning: 4,299 yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 66.0 completion percentage, 92.4 passer rating (16 games in 2018)

Bears First-String Offense

  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson II, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr
  • LG Cody Whitehair
  • C James Daniels
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears First-String Defense

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Bilal Nichols
  • OLB Khalil Mack, Leonard Floyd
  • ILB Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith
  • CB Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara
  • S Eddie Jackson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Bears Second-String Offense

  • QB Chase Daniel
  • RB Mike Davis
  • WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Javon Wims, Jordan Williams-Lambert
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Cornelius Lucas
  • LG Alex Bars
  • C Ted Larsen
  • RG Jordan McCray
  • RT Rashaad Coward

Bears Second-String Defense

  • DT Roy Robertson-Harris
  • NT Nick Williams
  • DE Jonathan Bullard
  • OLB Aaron Lynch, Isaiah Irving
  • ILB Nick Kwiatkoski, Joel Iyiegbuniwe
  • CB Buster Skrine, Kevin Toliver II
  • S Deon Bush, DeAndre Houston Carson

Bears Third-String Offense

  • QB Tyler Bray
  • RB David Montgomery
  • WR Riley Ridley, Marvin Hall
  • TE Ben Braunecker
  • LT T.J. Clemmings
  • LG Joe Lowery
  • C Sam Mustipher
  • RG Jordan McCray
  • RT Marquez Tucker

Bears Third-String Defense

  • DT Jonathan Harris
  • NT Daryle Banfield
  • DE Abdullah Anderson
  • OLB Kylie Fitts, James Vaughters
  • ILB Josh Woods, Kevin Pierre-Louis
  • CB Duke Shelley, John Franklin III
  • S Jonathon Mincy, Sherrick McManis

Bears Special Teams

  • Place kicker: Eddy Piñeiro, Elliott Fry
  • Punter: Pat O’Donnell
  • Long snapper: Patrick Scales, John Wirtel
  • Return specialists: Cordarrelle Patterson, Anthony Miller, Marvin Hall, Tarik Cohen, Eddie Jackson

Other Bears Players of Note

  • Running backs: Ryan Nall, Kerrith Whyte Jr.
  • Wide receivers: Tanner Gentry, Taquan Mizzell Sr., Thomas Ives, Joe Walker
  • Tight ends: Bradley Sowell, Ian Bunting, Dax Raymond, Ellis Richardson, Jesper Horsted
  • Offensive line: Blake Blackmar
  • Defensive end: Jalen Dalton
  • Outside linebackers: Chuck Harris, Matt Betts
  • Inside linebacker: Jameer Thurman
  • Cornerbacks: Michael Joseph, Stephen Denmark, Clifton Duck
  • Safety: Doyin Jibowu

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Author: Luis Medina

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