Week 2 Pre-Gamin’: BEARS at PACKERS (7:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Luke Getsy’s star is on the rise.

The first-year Bears offensive coordinator has considerable hype behind him. FMIA’s Peter King sees star potential in Chicago’s play-caller. The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones polled folks throughout the league, who had Getsy landing on the top 40 under 40 among NFL coaches, coordinators, and play-callers. And since every star needs to have a coming-out party, what better time than tonight to have it?

Tonight marks the 205th meeting between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. It’s another primetime affair under the lights at Lambeau Field. So, again, I ask, what better time than now for a gargantuan Getsy performance? Call some deep shots. Get Justin Fields on the move. Throw together a balanced attack. Deploy a tandem rushing attack with Khalil Herbert and David Montgomery. Sprinkle in some trickeration. Delve into deception via misdirection. Pull out the bag of tricks. Anything for a win. And everything if it means beating Aaron Rodgers on his home turf.

I’m here in Green Bay. If you see me, say hi. And go Bears!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (1-0, T-1st NFC North) at Green Bay Packers (0-1, T-3rd NFC North) – NBC (Mike Tirico, Chris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark); WBBM 780 AM, 105.9 FM (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote); Westwood One (Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic); Universo (Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantu)

Kickoff time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Site:
 Lambeau Field; Green Bay, Wis.
Referee: Craig Wrolstad
Odds: Bears +10 (-110), O/U 41.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Game Thread (Week 2 Preview)

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And, hopefully, we can do this for 15 more games (and playoffs?)!

Hype Video

Starting Quarterbacks and Projected Game Stats

BEARS: Justin Fields: 19/31, 211 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 7 carries, 35 rushing yards

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PACKERS: Aaron Rodgers: 22/34, 252 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 8 rushing yards

Week 2 projected stats via ESPN projections

Bears Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Justin Fields
•   RB David Montgomery
•   WRs Darnell Mooney, Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis
•   TE Cole Kmet
•   LT Braxton Jones, LG Cody Whitehair, C Sam Mustipher, RG Teven Jenkins, RT Larry Borom

Defense
•   LDE Al-Quadin Muhammad, LDT Angelo Blackson, RDT Justin Jones, RDE Robert Quinn
•   SAM Nicholas Morrow, MIKE Matt Adams, WILL Roquan Smith
•   LCB Jaylon Johnson, RCB Kyler Gordon
•   FS Eddie Jackson, SS Jaquan Brisker

Specialists
•   Cairo Santos (kicker), Trenton Gill (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Trestan Ebner (kick returns), Dante Pettis (punt returns)

Packers Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Aaron Rodgers
•   RB Aaron Jones
•   WR Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb
•   TE Robert Tonyan
•   LT David Bakhtiari, LG Jon Runyan Jr., C Josh Myers, RG Royce Newman, RT Elgton Jenkins

Defense
•   LDE Dean Lowry, NT Kenny Clark, RDE Jarran Reed
•   WLB Preston Smith, LILB De’Vondre Campbell, RILB Quay Walker, SLB Rashan Gary
•   LCB Jaire Alexander, RCB Eric Stokes
•   FS Darnell Savage, SS Adrian Amos

Specialists
•   Mason Crosby (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Jack Coco (long snapper), Amari Rodgers (kick and punt returns)

Game 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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