BEARS vs. SAINTS: 2019 Week 7 Pre-Gamin' – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS vs. SAINTS: 2019 Week 7 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

If the Bears are going to knock off the Saints, they’ll need their stars to shine.

And as fate would have it, the Bears have enough star-power to do it. But how many opportunities will they get to do the necessary heavy lifting remains to be seen.

Khalil Mack is Pro Football Focus’ highest-ranked pass-rusher through six weeks, even after the Raiders took him out of the equation in Week 5. Mack needs to be elite, especially with defensive end Akiem Hicks out of the lineup for the next eight weeks. Allen Robinson is the Bears’ highest-graded offensive player on PFF’s scale, and has looked every bit of it. Robinson lit it up against the Raiders in Week 5 while Chase Daniel was slinging it, but a matchup against New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore is a daunting task that looms this afternoon.

Having a bye week after a loss should have opened the door for everyone involved to take an extended look in the mirror and do some self-scouting and internal evaluation. Chicago should be prepared to bounce back in a big way against a team without its starting quarterback, running back, and tight end. Sure, the Saints are a first-place team with a defense that is on fire. But the Bears have all the motivation needed to squeeze through with a victory.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-2, 3rd NFC North) vs. New Orleans Saints (5-1, 1st NFC South), 3:25 CT, FOX-TV (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), Sports USA (Larry Kahn, Doug Plank, Troy West)

Odds: Bears (-4), Over/Under 37.5, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Note: The line and point total have both moved a half-point since Friday. 

Game Thread and Week 6 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 get back on a roll to start the second portion of their season’s schedule

Your Week 6 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (15-6) vs. Sean Payton (123-75)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky

First start since suffering an injured non-throwing shoulder

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Saints: Teddy Bridgewater

Last week at Jaguars: 24-36 (66.7%), 240 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 94.7 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 Rashaad Coward
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Bilal Nichols
  • 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)

Saints Inactives:

Saints Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Teddy Bridgewater
  • RB Latarius Murray
  • WR Michael Thomas
  • WR Ted Ginn
  • WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey
  • TE Josh Hill
  • LT Terron Armstead
  • LG Andrus Pead
  • C Erik McCoy
  • RG Larry Watford
  • RT Ryan Ramczyk

Saints Defense Expected Starters:

  • LDE Cameron Jordan
  • LDT Sheldon Rankins
  • NT Malcom Brown
  • RDE Marcus Davenport
  • SLB AJ Klein
  • MLB Kiko Alonso
  • WLB Demario Davis
  • LCB Eli Apple
  • RCB Marshon Lattimore
  • FS Marcus Williams
  • SS Vonn Bell

Saints Specialists:

  • Wil Lutz (kicker), Thomas Morstead (punter, holder), Zach Wood (long snapper), Deonte Harris (kick and punt returns)


Author: Luis Medina

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