Week 17 Pre-Gamin': BEARS vs. GIANTS (Noon CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 17 Pre-Gamin’: BEARS vs. GIANTS (Noon CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

This could’ve been a game in which the Bears showed what the Giants were missing on by passing on the opportunity to select Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. It could’ve been a game pitting Fields against Jake Fromm, his former Georgia teammate.

But in the end, it’s a game featuring Andy Dalton and Mike Glennon in a reminder of what wasteful spending at the quarterback position can look like when you don’t address the position properly.

It’s a no-lose proposition for the Giants. A win against the Bears will sweeten the pot for a New York team that owns Chicago’s first-round pick. Meanwhile, a loss today will help the Giants’ own pick move up the Tankathon charts.

As for the Bears, this marks their final home game at Soldier Field. Might as well go out with a bang.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (5-10) vs. New York Giants (4-11) on CBS-TV (Spero Dedes, Jay Feely), WBBM-AM 780, and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Kickoff time: Noon CT
 Soldier Field
Referee: Shawn Hochuli
Odds: Bears -6.5 (-110), O/U 37 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Game Thread (Week 17 Preview)

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Hype Video


Bears Matt Nagy (33-30) vs. Giants Joe Judge (10-21)

Starting Quarterbacks and Projected Game Stats

BEARS: Andy Dalton: 20/32, 216 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 14 rushing yards


GIANTS: Mike Glennon: 15/25, 164 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 1 carries, 6 yards

Projected stats via ESPN projections

Bears Offense (Projected Starters in Bold)

QB Andy Dalton
Reserves: Nick Foles, Ryan Willis

RB David Montgomery
Reserves: Khalil Herbert, Damien Williams

WR Darnell Mooney, Allen Robinson II, Marquise Goodwin 
Reserves: Damiere Byrd, Dazz Newsome

TE Cole Kmet
Reserves: Jimmy Graham, Jesper Horsted

LT Jason Peters
LG Cody Whitehair
C Sam Mustipher
RG James Daniels
RT Germain Ifedi

Reserves: Teven Jenkins, Larry Borom, Alex Bars

Bears Defense

DT Akiem Hicks
NT Eddie Goldman

DE Bilal Nichols
Reserves: Angelo Blackson, Khyiris Tonga, Margus Hunt

OLB Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson
Reserves: Bruce Irvin, LeDarius Mack

ILB Roquan Smith, Alec Ogletree
Reserves: Caleb Johnson, Christian Jones

CB Thomas Graham Jr., Jaylon Johnson
Reserves: Kindle Vildor, Dee Virgin, Michael Joseph

S Deon Bush, Eddie Jackson
Reserves: Deon Bush, Marqui Christian

Bears Special Teams

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

Bears Inactives

Giants Projected Starters

•   QB Mike Glennon
•   RB Saquon Barkley
•   WR Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton
•   TE Kyle Rudolph
•   LT Andrew Thomas, LG Matt Skura, C Billy Price, RG Will Hernandez, RT Nate Solder

•   DL Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams
•   SLB Lorenzo Carter, MLB Tae Crowder, WIL Reggie Ragland, OLB Arzeez Ojulari
•   LCB James Bradberry, RCB Adoree’ Jackson
•   FS Logan Ryan, SS Xavier McKinney

•   Graham Gano (kicker), Riley Dixon (punter, holder), Casey Kreiter (long snapper), Kadarius Toney (kick and punt returns)

Giants Inactives


Author: Luis Medina

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