BEARS at WASHINGTON: 2019 Week 3 Pre-Gamin' – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS at WASHINGTON: 2019 Week 3 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

In writing up the preseason position-by-position previews last summer, we circled the Chicago Bears’ wide receivers as a strength on the offensive side of the ball. And while it hasn’t received too many opportunities to prove itself in the first two weeks, the group is well-positioned to put on for the Bears on Monday Night Football.

It’s just up to Mitch Trubisky to find them. And if ever there was a night to spread the wealth, tonight would be it.

Allen Robinson has emerged as Trubisky’s most targeted pass-catcher, and with good reason. Robinson runs every route from every possible spot on the field and has reliable hands. Even when he isn’t open, Robinson finds a way to get open. He has that kind of ability to make things happen when it doesn’t look like things will happen. With that in mind, Robinson is probably going to be shadowed in coverage by Josh Norman — Washington’s most talented cornerback.

According to Pro Football Focus’ data, Norman played shadow coverage in each of his first two games. In Week 1, Norman followed Alshon Jeffery on 94.4 percent of his routes and limited him to four catches and 44 yards. A week later, Norman was the primary coverage guy on Amari Cooper for 60.6 percent of his routes. On those plays, Dan Prescott threw at Cooper just once (and it was an incompletion).

In short, be careful throwing in Norman’s direction because it could end with great disappointment.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (1-1, 4th NFC North) at Washington (0-2, 4th NFC East), 7:15 CT, ESPN, WGN-TV (Joe Tessitore, Anthony “Booger” McFarland, Lisa Salters), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), Westwood One Radio (Kevin Harland, Kurt Warner, Ross Tucker)

Odds: Bears (-5), Over/Under 42.5, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 3 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 bounce back and give us something fun to talk about.

Your Week 3 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (13-5) vs. Jay Gruden (35-46-1)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky

Last week at Broncos: 16-27 (59.3%), 120 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 70.0 rating

versus

Washington: Case Keenum

Last week vs. Cowboys: 26-37 (70.3%), 221 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 103.5 rating

Bears Inactives:

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson II
  • WR Taylor Gabriel
  • WR Anthony Miller
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Cody Whitehair
  • C James Daniels
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Cornelius Lucas

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

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

Bears Specialists

  • Eddy Piñeiro (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Cordarrelle Patterson (kick returner), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Washington’s Inactives:

Washington’s Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Case Keenum
  • RB Adrian Peterson
  • WR Terry McLaurin
  • WR Trey Quinn
  • WR Paul Richardson Jr.
  • TE Vernon Davis
  • LT Donald Penn
  • LG Ereck Flowers
  • C Chase Roullier
  • RG Brandon Scherff
  • RT Morgan Moses

Washington’s Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Jonathan Allen
  • NT Daron Payne
  • DE Matt Ioannidis
  • SLB Montez Sweat
  • MLB Cole Holcomb
  • MLB Jon Bostic
  • WLB Ryan Kerrigan
  • CB Quinton Dunbar
  • CB Josh Norman
  • SS Landon Collins
  • FS Montae Nicholson

Washington’s Specialists:

  • Dustin Hopkins (kicker), Tress Way (punter, holder), Nick Sundberg (long snapper) Steven Sims (kick returns), Trey Quinn (punt returns)


Author: Luis Medina

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