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Bear & Balanced: Bears vs Seahawks breakdown, o-line grades, and more

JB & Lester rewatched the Bears game and they have some cooler takes here.

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Preseason game number two is in the books for the Chicago Bears, and they knocked off the Seattle Seahawks 27 to 11 in a game that featured plenty of interesting storylines.

JB and I had a chance to rewatch the game and take in the post-game pressers, so now that some time has elapsed from the final whistle until now, we wanted to dive in and give some thoughts on it in a brand new Bear & Balanced.

On my rewatch I graded three Bears’ offensive linemen, so keep reading for those grades, but check out the show for more on those players.

Here’s a bullet point outline of our show.

  • 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. Tune in to find out how you can win!

My pick this week was Cody Whitehair and JB’s was Sam Kamara. On my rewatch I graded Whitehair out at 100% in his 9 snaps.

  • 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.

We both had a Tweet to talk about Chicago’s newest right guard, Teven Jenkins, and on my rewatch I gave Jenkins a +19/-4 (82/6%) grade.

  • 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 always spend some time talking about quarterback Justin Fields right before we take a commercial break.
  • The 3 Bears: You all know the story of the Three Bears, right? 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 Chiefs.

In this segment we mentioned Cole Kmet, the ESPN Broadcast team, Velus Jones Jr., Darrynton Evans, Dazz Newsome, and Braxton Jones. In my rewatch I had Chicago’s starting left tackle down for a 77.9% grade.

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