There’s no need for drawn-out intros today.
The Chicago Bears control their own destiny in their hunt for the postseason:
Good morning to the Chicago Bears, who control their own destiny: https://t.co/GT2PCvxGao
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) December 27, 2020
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!
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.
Matt Nagy (27-19) vs. Doug Marrone (23-41 with Jaguars, 38-58 overall)
Bears: Mitchell Trubisky
Last week at Vikings: 15/21 (71.4%), 202 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 97.7 rating
Jaguars: Mike Glennon
This season: 61/100 (61%), 600 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT, 75.4 rating
Bears Expected Starters
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• Aldrick Rosas (kicker), Dustin Colquitt (punter, holder), Ross Matiscik (long snapper), Keelan Cole (kick & punt returns)
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 27, 2020
7 players are inactive today against the Bears:
6 QB Jake Luton
19 WR Collin Johnson
30 RB James Robinson
36 CB Luq Barcoo
56 LB Quincy Williams
87 TE Tyler Davis
92 DL Caraun Reid pic.twitter.com/yqXV3VhYqV
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) December 27, 2020