BEARS at EAGLES: 2019 Week 9 Pre-Gamin' – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS at EAGLES: 2019 Week 9 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

If you haven’t loved what you have seen from Mitch Trubisky in 2019, just know you are not alone.

In fact, Trubisky is in your corner.

After losing last week’s game against the Chargers, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy had Trubisky watch Bears-Chargers tape — but with a twist. Trubisky had to watch the television re-broadcast. An interesting wrinkle, to be sure. So what did Trubisky glean from the re-watch? In short, he saw something he didn’t like.

“It was mostly just like a guy who looks super serious, kind of tense,” Trubisky said, via SI.com’s Kalyn Kahler. “And that’s really not me. Especially when you’re going out on the field and playing the game you love. You should be out there having fun, which I usually am. But I’m not showing that.”

There hasn’t been much fun to be had when Trubisky has been orchestrating the offense. And while there are several “F” words I would use to describe Nagy’s offense to this point of the season, “fun” wouldn’t be one of them.

But back to what Trubisky said about what he saw from himself as a quarterback, if only because he is seeing what everyone else has seen so far this season. Trubisky has looked tense, stressed, robotic, and fearful of making a mistake. That isn’t how football should be played. And that is certainly not how the quarterback position should be played, either. And while I would fall short of saying that playing loose and fun *IS* the cure to what ails Trubisky, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he plays his best when improvising, playing on the move, and making things happen off-script.

We have talked about scaling things back and making it simple for Trubisky. But perhaps it needs to be dialed down to the basics of going out and playing some back-yard type of football. And because nothing else has worked to this point, the Bears might as well give this a shot.

Let the games begin!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-4, 4th NFC North) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-4, 2nd NFC East), noon CT, FOX-TV (Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), ESPN Radio (Adam Amin, Jack Del Rio, Sal Paolantonio)

Odds: Eagles (-5), Over/Under 41, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 9 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 off this awful, awful losing streak.

Your Week 9 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (15-8) vs. Doug Pederson (33-23)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky

Last week vs. Chargers: 23-35 (65.71%), 253 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 75.1 rating

versus

Eagles: Carson Wentz

Last week at Bills: 17-24 (70.83%), 172 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 104.9 rating

Bears Inactives:

A healthy scratch for safety Deon Bush is an unexpected development.

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)

Eagles Inactives:

Eagles Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Carson Wentz
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • WR Alshon Jeffery
  • WR DeSean Jackson
  • WR Nelson Agholor
  • TE Zach Ertz
  • LT Andre Dillard
  • LG Isaac Seumalo
  • C Jason Kelce
  • RG Brandon Brooks
  • RT Lane Johnson

Eagles Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Derek Barnett
  • DT Bruce Hector
  • DT Fletcher Cox
  • DE Brandon Graham
  • LB Nathan Gerry
  • LB T.J. Edwards
  • LB Kamu Grugier-Hill
  • CB Ronald Darby
  • CB Jalen Mills
  • S Rodney McLeod
  • S Malcolm Jenkins

Eagles Specialists:

  • Jake Elliott (kicker), Cameron Johnston (punter, holder), Rick Lovato (long snapper), Miles Sanders (kick returns), Darren Sproles (punt returns)


Author: Luis Medina

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