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The Bear’s Den, September 18, 2021

The injury report shows opportunity for young guys in the trenches, and Andy Dalton prepares to face the team that once called him the franchise quarterback.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Injury Update: Larry Borom out, Eddie Goldman doubtful, Jason Peters questionable - ChicagoBears.com - Bears veteran left tackle Jason Peters was listed as questionable for Sunday’s home opener against the Bengals after being limited in practice all week, while rookie left tackle Larry Borom has been ruled out of the game.

Bears Tackle Larry Borom Will ‘Miss time’ with Ankle Sprain - On Tap Sports Net - Bears OT Larry Borom is expected to miss time with an ankle injury. He is the third Bears tackle to deal with injury in his young season.

Bears Final Week 2 Injury Report Casts Doubt for Sunday - On Tap Sports Net - Week Two’s final injury report for the Bears casts a shadow of doubt on Sunday’s game. Larry Borom is out and Eddie Goldman may miss his second straight game.

Now with the Bears, Andy Dalton faces the Bengals for a second time on Sunday - WGN-TV - When the team was on the schedule, there is a good chance that he saw it, and maybe even circled it on his calendar. That’s because a lot of the story of Andy Dalton’s career was written while he was with the team that he’ll face on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

The Pick is In: Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for Sunday’s Week 2 matchup between the Bears and Bengals at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

What to know ahead of Bears home opener at Soldier Field Sunday - NBC Sports Chicago - Whether you’re going to Soldier Field, watching from home or just going to be in Chicago this weekend, there are some things you’ll want to know ahead of the Chicago Bears home opener at Soldier Field.

Andy Dalton Named a Captain for Week Two vs. Old Team - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears have named Andy Dalton a captain in Sunday’s game against his former team. Jaylon Johnson and Christian Jones were also named captains.

Pearson: Nickel job still not solidified for Chicago Bears going into Week 2 - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - The nickel corner position might not be solved just yet for the Chicago Bears as Matt Nagy and other coaches hinted.

Can Andy Dalton have a standout game against his former team? - ESPN - Marcus Spears believes Andy Dalton and the Bears will fall short against a Joe Burrow-led Bengals team.

Emma’s Tailgater: Pledge some support for Andy Dalton - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Andy Dalton is working in the most uncomfortable starting job in the NFL. As he makes his debut at Soldier Field on Sunday, pledge he deserves support – even as fans hope to see rookie Justin Fields under center.

Bears’ Eddie Goldman doubtful to play vs. Bengals with knee inury - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy’s defense has missed Goldman in the middle since 2019, and he likely won’t return in Week 2.

Eddie Goldman doubtful to face Cincinnati Bengals - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - - Chicago Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman continues to be plagued by a knee/ankle injury and is doubtful to play against the Cincinnati Bengals even after he’d been able to practice earlier in the week.

After not practicing the last two days, Eddie Goldman is doubtful for the Bears second game vs Bengals - WGN - One of the players that the team and fans were excited to see return in 2021 couldn’t do so in Week 1 due to a knee injury.

Eddie Goldman likely out again - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - The Chicago Bears will likely be without nose tackle Eddie Goldman on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bears’ Goldman doubtful, Peters questionable to play Sunday - 670 The Score - Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman is in jeopardy of missing a second straight game to start the season, as he has been listed as doubtful to play against the Bengals on Sunday due to a knee injury.

How to watch, listen to Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to Soldier Field at noon (CT) Sunday. Here’s how you can watch and listen to the contest.

Week Two Game Preview Volume II: Defending Cincy’s Big Three, Saluting Norm, Bears Fall to 0-2? - DaBearsBlog - What Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?

Wiederer: Justin Fields’ expanding role, Ja’Marr Chase’s emergence and the hard truth about the loss to the Los Angeles Rams - Chicago Tribune - A 34-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday left Matt Nagy’s team reeling, particularly after an uncharacteristic defensive meltdown. Now the Chicago Bears must try to steady themselves and take advantage of being home favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rumore: Bears’ record in ome openers - Chicago Tribune - Here’s a look back at how the Chicago Bears have fared in 101 home openers since 1920.

Bears predictions: Week 2 vs. Bengals - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home opener against the Bengals.

Bears-Bengals: Who wins? - Chicago Sun-Times - Sure, the Bengals have a shot to walk out of Soldier Field with a “W.” Who doesn’t?

Finley: Pressure’s on coach Matt Nagy to unveil the real Bears offense - Chicago Sun-Times - A good showing would buy Nagy some much-needed goodwill from a fan base flummoxed by his handling of Justin Fields. A poor one would be the second step in a long slog toward January.

Potash: Eddie Goldman doubtful for Bengals game - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ nose tackle likely will miss his second consecutive game with a knee injury. But coach Matt Nagy was more optimistic that left tackle Jason Peters (quad) will play Sunday at Soldier Field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

RB Josh Jacobs out for Sunday’s game vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - ESPN - The Las Vegas Raiders have ruled running back Josh Jacobs out for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of toe and ankle injuries.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Bengals will easily defeat Bears, predicts popular Chicago sports host - Cincy Jungle - Joe Burrow will commit “felony” against the Bears’ secondary, says Scott Lewis.

Could Rams’ success against Bears spell success for Bengals? - Cincy Jungle - We caught up with Windy City Gridiron to get their perspective on this week’s game.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears Over Beers: Bengals Preview with The Athletic’s Jay Morrison - Windy City Gridiron - Jay Morrison of The Athletic joins Jeff and EJ for a deep dive into the suddenly interesting Bengals

Roundtable: Keys for a Chicago victory - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG staff give us their keys to the Bears vs Bengals game on how Chicago can come away with a win.

Wiltfong Jr: Goldman doubtful, Borom out, 6 questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full and final injury report for both the Chicago Bears and the Cincinnati Bengals in advance of their game this Sunday.

Householder: Betting Chicago Bears vs Cincinnati Bengals spread, total, survivor - Windy City Gridiron - We’re off and running and making money betting against our favorite team, maybe this week will be different?

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