Preseason Week 3 Pre-Gamin': Bears at Colts (6:00 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Preseason Week 3 Pre-Gamin’: Bears at Colts (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

Until Matt Nagy showed up last year, Preseason Week 3 had long been considered the a dress rehearsal for the real thing. Starters would play into the third quarter, while reserves would try to play their way onto the roster in relief down the stretch. But because Nagy is running the show in Chicago, things are different and we have to think of preseason differently. HOWEVER, are things that different.

OK, they’re pretty different. There is a drop-off from the starters to the second unit, but Preseason Week 3 still has the same vibes. We still have players (on both sides) looking to use the preseason as a jumping-off point for their careers. Preseason Week 3 provides a unique opportunity for players to make their case for inclusion on the season-opening 53-man roster. And because we know how valuable depth can be, the Bears should take this time seriously and evaluate their reserves to the fullest. So when it comes to having the best 53 on the roster, they’ll be best positioned to make it happen because of the extended looks players received in a game like this one.

Go get ’em, gang!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2018: 12-4, 1st NFC North) at Indianapolis Colts (2018: 10-6, 2nd AFC South) – FOX-TV (Adam Amin, Jim Miller), NFL Network; WBBM-AM 780, FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Site: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana
Referee: Alex Kemp
Odds: Colts -2.5 (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 get some good times rolling in the preseason and keep them going into the regular season.

Coaches

Bears Matt Nagy (12-4) vs. Colts Frank Reich (10-6)

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)

versus

Colts: Andrew Luck: 4,593 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 67.3 completion percentage, 98.7 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
  • 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., Josh Caldwell
  • 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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