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Bear & Balanced: Taking a (mostly) level-headed look at the Bears vs Bengals game

Jeff and Lester have had some time to reflect on the Bears first win of the 2021 season, 20 to 17 over the Bengals, so what kind of thoughts do they have now?

NFL: SEP 19 Bengals at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Chicago Bears evened their record with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals a couple days ago, and now that the emotions from the game has settled a bit, Jeff Berckes and Lester Wiltfong dove back in to talk about the matchup on their brand new podcast, Bear & Balanced.

They had some technical difficulties last night, so their plans to record live on YouTube were scrapped until next week, but you can see their video of this show on Jeff’s Bears Over Beers YouTube Channel right here.

Here’s a bullet point outline of their Bear & Balanced, Bears vs Bengals breakdown.

  • Intro: Jeff and Lester kick off the show talking about the taunting penalties and flag happy refs that we’ve seen around the league this weekend, before getting into their opening thoughts about the Bears.
  • Trench Tribute: Lester’s pick for lineman of the week graded out as +55/-5 when he looked at the film, and Jeff’s choice pulled off a career first.
  • Sweet Tweets: Both of the fellas are active on social media (@gridironborn & @wiltfongjr) so they give their Twitter interaction/Tweet of the week in this segment, and this week it was all about the Bears defense.
  • Caught up in a numbers game: This is the one number/statistic that caught their eye from the Bears game, and this one has the guys spotlighting the offense.
  • The 3 Bears: You guys all know the story of the Three Bears, so Jeff and Lester give their picks for the Bears’ player that was hot, the Bear that was cold, and the Bear that was just right in the game against the Bengals.

Check out their show right here:

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h/t to Robert Schmitz for producing the show!