As big underdogs against the Saints, the Bears should look at this game with the mindset that fortune favors the bold.
Take every chance you can get. Every. One. Take every risk. And then take another. After that, take the next. On and on, and so on, and so forth. Until they win … or the clock expires and hits triple zeros.
Mitchell Trubisky discussed finding inspiration to take the “Mamba Mentality” while watching “The Last Dance” docu-series. Soon, it will be time to put those lessons to work. Go Bears!
Hook This Hype Video Directly To My Veins:
Chicago Bears (8-8) at New Orleans Saints (12-4), 3:40 p.m. CT on CBS, (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Jay Feely), Amazon Prime (Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer), Nickelodeon (Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson, Gabrielle Navaeh Green, Lex Lumpkin),WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), Westwood One (Kevin Kugler, James Lofton)
Odds: Bears (+10.5, -110), Over/Under 47, via the DraftKings Sportsbook.
Wild Card Game Thread (Preview)
Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. Here come the playoffs.
Matt Nagy (28-20, 0-1 in playoffs) vs Sean Payton (143-81, 8-7 in playoffs)
Bears: Mitchell Trubisky
Last week vs. Packers: 33/42 (78.6%), 252 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 87.1 rating
Saints: Drew Brees
Last week at Panthers: 22/32 (68.8%), 201 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 116.8 rating
Bears Expected Starters
• QB Mitchell Trubisky
• RB David Montgomery
• WRs Allen Robinson II, Anthony Miller
• TE Jimmy Graham, Cole Kmet
• LT Charles Leno Jr., LG Cody Whitehair, C Sam Mustipher, RG Alex Bars, RT Germain Ifedi
• DT Akiem Hicks, NT Bilal Nichols, DE Brent Urban
• OLBs Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn
• ILBs Josh Woods, Danny Trevathan
• CBs Kyle Fuller, Kindle Vildor
• FS Eddie Jackson
• SS Tashaun Gipson Sr.
• Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), DeAndre Carter (punt returns), Cordarrelle Patterson (kick returns)
Saints Expected Starters
• QB Drew Brees
• RB Alvin Kamara
• WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Michael Thomas
• TE Jared Cook, Adam Trautman
• LT Terron Armstead, LG Andrus Peat, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk
• LDE Cameron Jordan, LDT David Onyemata, NT Malcolm Brown, RDE
Trey Hendrickson Marcus Davenport
• SLB Zack Baun, MLB Alex Anzalone, WLB Damario Davis
• CBs Janoris Jenkins, Marshon Lattimore, P.J. Williams
• S Malcolm Jenkins
• Will Lutz (kicker), Thomas Morstead (punter, holder), Zach Wood (long snappers), Tommylee Lewis (kick and punt returns)
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 10, 2021
Saints' inactives vs. Bears for wild-card game:
• Trey Hendrickson (neck)
• Ken Crawley
• Ty Montgomery
• Austin Carr
• Derrick Kelly
• Malcolm Roach
• Juwan Johnson
That means Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Deonte Harris are ACTIVE.
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) January 10, 2021