BEARS vs. VIKINGS: 2019 Week 4 Pre-Gamin' – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS vs. VIKINGS: 2019 Week 4 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

It’s time to get hyped for a big-time divisional rivalry showdown game:

Ahhhhhhh! I needed that because the news of the day hasn’t been all that encouraging for the Bears to this point. In case you missed it, the Bears’ depth is set to get tested with five starters listed among today’s inactives.

But let us not allow that to harshen our buzz, because this is a big game. In fact, this game could have legitimate implications on the future postseason picture.

Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune tweets no NFC North champion has ever lost two divisional home games. Losing your first two divisional home games would be a rough way to start the season and put the Bears behind the 8-ball as they pursue what were once legitimate Super Bowl dreams before the season started. It is not a death knell by any means, but the path to championship glory is more difficult to realize on the road than it is from the comforts of home. So if the Bears don’t conjure up something special and rally around their reserves, they could be in for some trouble today.

Let’s see what these guys are made of and see what they can do!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2-1, t-3rd NFC North) vs. Minnesota Vikings (2-1, t-3rd NFC North), 3:25 CT, CBS-TV  (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

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

Game Thread and Week 4 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 give us something fun to talk about.

Your Week 4 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (14-5) vs. Mike Zimmer (49-33-1)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky

Last week at Washington: 25-31 (80.7%), 231 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 116.5 rating

versus

Vikings: Kirk Cousins

Last week vs. Raiders: 15-21 (71.4%), 174 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 112.0 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 Ted Larsen
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Nick Williams
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Roy Robertson-Harris
  • OLB Khalil Mack
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Nick Kwiatkoski
  • 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)

Vikings Inactives:

Vikings Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Kirk Cousins
  • HB Dalvin Cook
  • FB C.J. Ham
  • WR Stefan Diggs
  • WR Adam Thielen
  • TE Kyle Rudolph
  • LT Riley Reiff
  • LG Pat Elflein
  • C Garrett Bradbury
  • RG Dru Samia
  • RT Brian O’Neill

Vikings Defense Expected Starters:

  • LE Danielle Hunter
  • NT Linval Joseph
  • DT Shamar Stephen
  • RE Everson Griffen
  • WLB Ben Gedeon
  • MLB Eric Kendricks
  • SLB Anthony Barr
  • LCB Trae Waynes
  • RCB Xavier Rhodes
  • SS Harrison Smith
  • FS Anthony Harris

Vikings Specialists:

  • Dan Bailey (kicker), Britton Colquitt (punter), Austin Cutting (long snapper) Ameer Abdullah (kick and punt returns)


Author: Luis Medina

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