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The Bear’s Den, September 17, 2021

Remember Dan Hampton vs Boomer Esiason?

Chicago Bears vs Cincinnati Bengals
Chicago Bears Dan Hampton (99) in action vs Cincinnati Bengals QB Boomer Esiason (7) at Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 9/10/1989
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Cincinnati Bengals (Week 2) - The Chicago Audible - In this week’s game preview, the guys break down everything you need to know ahead of the Chicago Bears Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bears fans destroyed Matt Nagy after Justin Fields chess piece remark - Bears Wire - Matt Nagy said Justin Fields provides value as a chess piece. While Nagy might not understand chess, you don’t use your queen as a pawn.

Bears: Eddie Goldman’s Status For Sunday ‘Uncertain’ - On Tap Sports Net - With yet another setback due to a lingering knee injury, Eddie Goldman may not be ready for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

There Should Be a Ton Of Opportunities to Go Deep This Weekend Against the Bengals - Bleacher Nation - Yeah, this feels like a good week for Matt Nagy and Bill Lazor to draw up some routes past the sticks for their receivers.

Week Two Game Preview, Volume I: How the Bears Beat the Bengals - Da Bears Blog - This game is a relative toss-up, but the Bengals have a slight advantage.

Eddie Goldman sidelined, in jeopardy of missing another game - 670 The Score - Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee) appeared to suffer a setback of sorts, as he was held out of practice Thursday, one day after being a limited participant in the team’s work.

Bears’ plan for Fields reminds of Ravens’ with Jackson - 670 The Score - The Bears have altered the course of quarterback Justin Fields’ rookie season, creating a small role for him within their offense that they believe can lead to immediate success and further his growth.

Bears-Bengals podcast: What happens if the Bears lose to the Bengals? - Chicago Sun-Times - The city might be on edge as the Bears return to Soldier Field.

Bears coach Matt Nagy keeping rookie QB Justin Fields’ role in offense limited - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy is using Fields in a “gadget” role with Andy Dalton entrenched as the starter. While every snap he takes is a good thing for the Bears, he’s capable of much more than that.

Jimmy Graham: ‘Always ready’ after playing only 14 snaps - Chicago Sun-Times - While Graham will remain a prime red zone target, it’s fair to wonder how many snaps he’ll play in other scenarios this season. If Game 1 is any indication, he’ll finish a distant second behind starter Cole Kmet.

The Bears defense ‘didn’t play with enough energy’ — but how? - Chicago Sun-Times - In prime time? On national television? Against one of the three favorites to win the NFC? At SoFi Stadium, the site of this year’s Super Bowl? In front of a full crowd for the first time since 2019? What?

Eddie Goldman: Chicago Bears NT misses practice again - Chicago Tribune - It has been an ongoing saga for the Chicago Bears to get Eddie Goldman back on the field consistently over the last few months. The veteran nose tackle did not practice again Thursday because of a knee issue.

Chicago Bears: Soldier Field guidelines for 2021 season - Chicago Tribune - Welcome back to Soldier Field, Chicago Bears fans. Here are some tips on how to buy tickets, get to the stadium and follow COVID-19 guidelines while you’re there.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers: We're in big trouble if we freak out over one game - ProFootballTalk - “If we’re starting to freak out after one week, we’re in big trouble. . . . we’ve won a lot of games around here, lost a few, but you move on,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Five Questions with Cincy Jungle: How bad do they want Andy Dalton back? - Windy City Gridiron - We talk with Patrick Judis from Cincy Jungle about this weeks matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Chicago Bears-Cincinnati Bengals - Windy City Gridiron - The Red Rifle finally meets his replacement, The Tiger King.

Householder: NFL Week 2 Game preview - Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have their home opener and look to bounce back after their Sunday night debacle, but are the Bengals really an "easy" opponent?

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