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Bear With Me: Vikings and Eagles and Playoff Bears, Oh My!

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On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert reflects on a statement Vikings win before previewing the upcoming game against the Eagles. He dives deep into Nick Foles and asks the burning question: How has a “backup quarterback” been able to play so well?

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

In this episode of Bear With Me I begin by reviewing the Bears’ utter domination of the Vikings, first taking a moment to note two players that have recently started playing their best football of the season. [1:00-6:10]

I then review the injuries suffered in Sunday’s game (and the play of those who replaced them) [6:10-9:40] before raving about just how great this defense is and why I think this was the biggest statement they’ve made this year. [9:40-15:00]

From there I preview the Bears’ upcoming playoff game with the Eagles, detailing just who Nick Foles is and why I think he’s due for one of his worst games as a pro this weekend. [15:30-20:35]

I discuss Wendell Smallwood for a bit [20:30-21:40] before speculating about when I think Foles really hurt his ribs and what kind of play we ought to expect from him going forward. [21:40-23:30]

Finally, I discuss how the Bears’ strengths and weaknesses match up with the Eagles’ before making my prediction about this weekend’s contest. [23:30-26:00]

I finish out by recapping everything that happened outside the Bears this weekend, covering fired coaches, Fangio interviews, and each Week 17 game.

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