This will be your open thread to discuss the preseason opener between the Carolina Panthers and the defending NFC North Champion Chicago Bears.
4th Quarter - Pineiro hits a 23 yard FG!
3rd Quarter - Who are you guys looking forward to seeing in the second half?
2nd Quarter - Elliott Fry makes his field goal attempt and the Bears lead the Panthers at the half, 10-7.
2nd Quarter - Eddy Pineiro misses the first field goal of the preseason for the Bears.
2nd Quarter - How good does David Montgomery look?
2nd Quarter - If the Bears kickers don’t impress, the kicker battle in Carolina is work monitoring.
1st Quarter - Roquan Smith with an early sack. He’s making the Pro Bowl this year.
Keep in mind that this is an open thread so there may be a few adult words dropped in the comment section, but also keep in mind that this game is nothing more than practice.
By now it’s expected that the Bears will rest the majority of their starters in the four preseason games, but that doesn’t mean there’s no drama to be found in the games. Most of Chicago's 53-man roster is set, but there are some bottom of the roster spots up for grabs, and then there’s the kicker situation with Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro. These two have had a nice training camp battle thus far, but doing it under the lights in a packed house is a different story.
When is the game?
The Bears host the Panthers from Soldier Field on Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. (CT).
How to watch!
According to 506 Sports, the game will be aired in the following markets.
Chicago Feed: Adam Amin with the play by play and Jim Miller as the color commentator.
WFLD (FOX/32 - Chicago)
KPLR (CW/11 - St. Louis)
WIFR (CBS/23 - Rockford)
WYZZ (FOX/43 - Peoria)
WRSP (FOX-55/27 - Springfield/Champaign)
WSBT (FOX/22.2 - South Bend IN)
WANE (CBS/15 - Fort Wayne IN)
WEHT (ABC/25 - Evansville IN)
WAWV (ABC/38 - Terre Haute IN)
WPBI (NBC/16 - Lafayette IN)
KLJB (FOX/18 - Quad Cities)
KFXA (FOX/28 - Cedar Rapids IA)
WOI (ABC/5 - Des Moines)
WISC (CBS/3 - Madison WI)
The game can also be streamed on chicagobears.com or on the Official Chicago Bears app if you live in the above markets.
Carolina Feed: Mick Mixon on play by play and Mike Rucker on color.
WSOC (ABC/9 - Charlotte)
WTVD (ABC/11 - Raleigh/Durham)
WFMY (CBS/2 - Greensboro NC)
WITN (NBC/7 - Greenville NC)
WSFX (FOX/26 - Wilmington NC)
WYFF (NBC/4 - Greenville SC)
WMBF (NBC/32 - Myrtle Beach)
WACH (FOX/57 - Columbia SC)
WCSC (CBS/5 - Charleston SC)
WVEC (ABC/13 - Norfolk VA)
WFXR (FOX/21-27 - Roanoke VA)
WJBF (ABC/6 - Augusta GA)
WTGS (FOX/28 - Savannah GA)
The game can also be streamed live if you purchase NFL Game Pass, and you can sign up for a 7-day trial to check it out.
You can also catch the replay on NFL Network on Saturday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m. (CT), on Monday, August 12, at 3:00 a.m., and on Wednesday, August 14, at 12:00 p.m.
How to listen!
Here’s the radio information straight from the Bears’ website.
The contest will be broadcast on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM, with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), former Bears guard Tom Thayer (analyst) and Mark Grote (sideline reporter). Hector Lozano, Omar Ramos, and Carlos Mendez will call the game in Spanish for TUDN Deportes Radio 1200 AM and Latino Mix 93.5 FM. The game will also be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network.
What’s at stake!
We’re talking ‘bout practice...
It’s the preseason, so both teams will look to get out relatively unscathed.