Week 16 Pre-Gamin’: BEARS at JAGUARS (Noon CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

There’s no need for drawn-out intros today.

The Chicago Bears control their own destiny in their hunt for the postseason:

A win against the Jaguars will boost the Bears’ odds of making the playoffs to a whopping 84 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight’s projection module.

In other words, it’s this simple: Just win, baby!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (7-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-13), noon CT on CBS (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Odds: Bears (-8, -113), Over/Under 46.5, via the DraftKings Sportsbook.

Week 16 Game Thread (Preview)

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. The hunt continues.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (27-19) vs. Doug Marrone (23-41 with Jaguars, 38-58 overall)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitchell Trubisky

Last week at Vikings: 15/21 (71.4%), 202 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 97.7 rating

versus

Jaguars: Mike Glennon 

This season: 61/100 (61%), 600 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT, 75.4 rating

Bears Expected Starters

Offense

•   QB Mitchell Trubisky
•   RB David Montgomery
•   WRs Allen Robinson II, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller
•   TE Jimmy Graham
•   LT Charles Leno Jr., LG Cody Whitehair, C Sam Mustipher, RG Alex Bars, RT Germain Ifedi

Defense

•   DE Akiem Hicks, NT Bilal Nichols, DE Brent Urban
•   OLBs Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn
•   ILBs Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan
•   CBs Kyle Fuller, Kindle Vildor
•   FS Eddie Jackson
•   SS Tashaun Gipson Sr.

Specialists

•   Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Sales (long snapper), Cordarrelle Patterson (kick returns), Anthony Miller (punt returns)

Jaguars Expected Starters

•   QB Mike Glennon (yep, that Mike Glennon)
•   RB Dare Ogunbowale
•   WRs DJ Chark, Lagiska Shenault Jr., Kellan Cole
•   TE James O’Shaughnessy
•   LT Cam Robinson, LG Andrew Norwell, C Tyler Shatley, RG AJ Cann, RT Jawaan Taylor

Defense

•   DE Dawuane Smoot, NT Daniel Ekuale, DT Doug Costin, DE Adam Gotsis
•   WLB Myles Jack, MLB Joe Schobert, SLB Joe Giles-Harris
•   CBs Tre Herndon, Chris Claybrooks
•   FS Andrew Wingard, SS Josh Jones

Specialists

•   Aldrick Rosas (kicker), Dustin Colquitt (punter, holder), Ross Matiscik (long snapper), Keelan Cole (kick & punt returns)

Bears Inactives:

Jaguars Inactives:

 

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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