Week 8 Pre-Gamin': BEARS vs. 49ERS (Noon CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 8 Pre-Gamin’: BEARS vs. 49ERS (Noon CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

I’ve been thinking about this since Friday morning:

The postseason expansion that took place last year and is still applicable this year makes the playoff bubble that more interesting. And as things stand, the Bears are in that glob of teams with a realistic chance of making the postseason. Living on the blob isn’t the best place. And it’s not as if permanent residence on the bubble is a sign of greatness. But everyone needs something to strive for, which makes that snapshot that much more interesting heading into Week 8.

Winning today could kickstart the Bears’ place in the madness. But a loss could be another step toward confirming some feelings that already reside deep within us. We’ll see who wins out, which will guide us in our future story-telling.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (3-4) vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-4) – on FOX-TV (Adam Amin, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), ESPN Radio: (Marc Kestecher, Tom Waddle, Ian Fitzsimmons)

Kickoff time: Noon CT
Site:
 Soldier Field
Referee: Alex Kemp
Odds: Bears +4.5 (-110), O/U 40.5 (via DraftKings Sports )

Game Thread (Week 8 Preview)

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

Hype Video

Coaches

Bears Matt Nagy (31-24) Chris Tabor (0-0) vs. 49ers Kyle Shanahan (31-39)

Starting Quarterbacks and Projected Game Stats

BEARS: Justin Fields: 17/27, 182 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 5 carries, 19 rushing yards

versus

49ERS: Jimmy Garoppolo: 21/31, 241 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 5 yards

Projected stats via ESPN projections

Bears Offense (Projected Starters in Bold)

RB Khalil Herbert
Reserves: Damien Williams, Ryan Nall

WR Allen Robinson II, Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin
Reserves: Damiere Byrd, Jakeem Grant

TE Cole Kmet
Reserves: Jesse James, Jesper Horsted

LT Jason Peters
LG Cody Whitehair
C Sam Mustipher
RG James Daniels
RT Larry Borom

Reserves: Lachavious Simmons, Alex Bars, Elijah Wilkinson

Bears Defense

DT Akiem Hicks
NT Eddie Goldman

DE Bilal Nichols

Reserves: Khyiris Tonga, Mario Edwards Jr., Angelo Blackson

OLB Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson
Reserves: Sam Kamara, Christian Jones

ILB Roquan Smith, Alec Ogletree
Reserves: Danny Trevathan, Joel Iyiegbuniwe

CB Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor
Reserves: Duke Shelley, Xavier Crawford

S Eddie Jackson, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Reserves: Marqui Christian, DeAndre Houston-Carson

Bears Special Teams

Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter), Patrick Scales (long-snapper), Khalil Herbert (kick returns), Jakeem Grant (punts)

Bears Inactives

49ers Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Jimmy Garoppolo
•   RB Elijah Mitchell, FB Kyle Juszczyk
•   WRs Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel
•   TE Charlie Woerner
•   LT Trent Williams, LG Laken Tomlinson, C Alex Mack, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Mike McGlinchey

Defense
•   DEs Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, DTs Kentavius Street, DJ Jones
•   LBs Fred Warner, Marcell Harris
•   CBs Emmanuel Moseley, Josh Norman, K’Waun Williams
•   S Jimmie Ward, Tavon Wilson

Specialists
•   Joey Slye (kicker), Mitch Wishnowsky (punter, holder), Taylor Pepper (long snapper), Trenton Cannon, Brandon Aiyuk (kick and punt returns)

49ers Inactives



Author: Luis Medina

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