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Bear & Balanced: Bears Crash & Burn in New Jersey

It’s true, Jeff and Lester rewatched the Bears vs Jets game to ready themselves for today’s Bear & Balanced.

Chicago Bears v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

I’ve watched plenty of ugly games during my time cheering for the Chicago Bears, so sitting through that 31 to 10 loss to the New York Jets was a piece of cake. The re-watch wasn't quite as easy, but I powered through to make sure I was capable to fill my side of our Bear & Balanced categories.

All the injuries gave us a chance to see some different players, and seeing some younger players in the coming weeks is probably best for the franchise.

Jeff Berckes and I will dive into our day after takes on the game at 6:00 p.m. (CT), so join us!

Here's our usual bullet point outline of Bear & Balanced.

  • Intro: We'll both share some general thoughts about the game.
  • The Portillo's Trench Tribute: This is our weekly pick for lineman of the game, and thanks to our friends over at Portillo's, we'll be giving out a $100 gift card to one lucky fan each week this season. WE GIVE $100 AWAY EVERY WEEK, SO TUNE IN FOR YOUR CHANCE!
  • Sweet Tweets: We're both active on social media — so be sure you're all following us at @gridironborn & @wiltfongjr and we highlight one Twitter interaction/Tweet each week.
  • Caught up in a numbers game: This segment has us featuring one number/statistic that we found interesting from the game.
  • The Fields Report: We talk about quarterback Justin Fields before we take our commercial break.
  • The 3 Bears: You all know the story of the Three Bears, so in this porridge-themed portion of the show, we give our picks for the Bear that was hot, the Bear that was cold, and the Bear that was just right in the game against the Jets.

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