One new starting quarterback.
Next up for the Chicago Bears are the Indianapolis Colts.
Chicago and Indianapolis share more similarities than you might otherwise expect. Both have coaches who are connected to the Andy Reid trees. Each team has a strong defense, sturdy offensive line play, and veteran quarterbacks experienced in performing in tight situations. No wonder this game was flexed into a prime afternoon TV spot.
Let’s get it:
Chicago Bears (3-0) vs. Indianapolis Colts (2-1), 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS-TV (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Amanda Balionis), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), ESPN Radio (Sean Kelley, Ben Hartsock)
Odds: Bears (+3.5, -108), Over/Under 43, via the DraftKings Sportsbook.
Week 4 Game Thread (Preview)
Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. My apologies for not re-writing a classic Indianapolis rap tune in this week’s preview. Indy doesn’t have anyone who can hold a candle to Andre 3000 or OutKast.
Matt Nagy (23-12) vs. Frank Reich (19-16)
Bears: Nick Foles
Last week at Falcons: 16/29 (55.2%), 188 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 95.2 rating
Colts: Philip Rivers
Last week vs. Jets: 17/21 (80.9%), 217 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 125.6 rating
Bears Expected Starters
Mitchell Trubisky Nick Foles
• RB David Montgomery
• WRs Allen Robinson II, Anthony Miller
• TEs Jimmy Graham, Demetrius Harris
• LT Charles Leno Jr., LG James Daniels, C Cody Whitehair, RG Germain Ifedi, RT Bobby Massie
• DT Akiem Hicks, NT Bilal Nichols, DE Roy Robertson-Harris
• OLBs Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn
• ILBs Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan
• CBs Kyle Fuller, Jaylon Johnson
• FS Eddie Jackson
• SS Tashaun Gipson Sr.
• Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Sales (long snapper), Cordarrelle Patterson (kick returns), Tarik Cohen (punt returns)
Colts Expected Starters:
• QB Philip Rivers
• RB Jonathan Taylor
• WRs TY Hilton, Zach Pascal
• TEs Mo Alie-Cox, Jack Doyle
• LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelley, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Braden Smith
• DE Denico Autry, DT DeForest Buckner, NT Grover Stewart, DE Justin Houston
• LBs Bobby Okere, Anthony Miller, Darius Leonard
• CBs Xavier Rhodes, Kenny Moore II
• Ss Julian Blackmon, Khari Willis
• Rodrigo Blankenship (kicker), Rigoberto Sanchez (punter, holder), Luke Rhodes (long snapper), Nyheim Hines (kick and punt returns)
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 4, 2020
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 4, 2020