710 Bears Fans, it’s less than 24 hours until the Chicago Bears meet at Soldier Field in the NFC Wild Card game against Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bears first playoff game in eight years, the best way to devour the Green Legion will be for our hero, Trubisky to just keep winning games. Coach Nagy will continue to put Trubisky in a position to succeed and put up big numbers this Sunday. Eagles Coach Doug Peterson and Bears Coach Matt Nagy know each other well. These two guys are having fun and willing to let it fly, seriously, who calls a play the Philly Special and Santa’s Sleigh? The Bears defense dominates by scoring more points off their turnovers than they allow. They need to get Foles early and take the ball away from him. Philadelphia has the league’s No. 1 red zone defense. The Eagles’ strength in this area will be put to the test by Bears offense that ranks fifth in red zone offense. It’s going to be difficult for the Eagles to keep up with the Bears if they’re scoring a lot of points. Philadelphia probably isn’t going to be able to score a ton against Chicago’s defense. The Bears are 7-1 at home this season with their one loss coming to the Patriots with the Bears just one yard short of sending that game into overtime. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 3-4 in true road games this season but they didn’t have to play on the road in last year’s playoffs; that means Foles has never played a road playoff game. This will be a new playoff experience on the road for the Eagles and a new experience being in the playoffs for Coach Nagy, Trubisky and Da Bears.
Anyone remember the Fog Bowl?? Buddy Ryan's feud with Mike Ditka dominated headlines when the Philadelphia Eagles returned to the playoffs following a six-year absence to play the Chicago Bears on New Year's Eve 1988. Then weather stole the show. Late in the second quarter with the Bears leading 17-6, a dense fog rolled in off Lake Michigan and engulfed Soldier Field. CBS play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist and analyst Terry Bradshaw couldn't see the field from the booth. Fans in the stands had no idea what was happening. Chicago's victory in the Fog Bowl 30 years ago is the only time the Bears have defeated the Eagles in three playoff meetings. The Bears (12-4) get another chance when they host the Eagles (9-7) in the NFC wild-card game.
Injury Notes: Bears TE Trey Burton, who played for the Eagles when they won the Super Bowl last season, has been added to the team’s injury report and is questionable for Sunday’s game due to a groin injury so TE Adam Shaheen and backups Ben Braunecker and Daniel Brown will see more game time. Bears Safety Eddie Jackson, DT Bilal Nichols and DB DeAndrew Houston-Carson are also listed as questionable for the game. LB Aaron Lynch is listed as doubtful.
Join us at 710 (get there early) as the Monsters of the Midway dethrone the Eagles Green Legion. Don’t forget to bring your bathing costume for the half time swim in Lake Pacific. It will be chilly so bring a towel and some warm Bears gear for afterwards.
BOOM BOOM Bear Down!!
Pray for fog…...