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Bear & Balanced: Bears outscored by the Vikings but still win the day!

Jeff and Lester have some thoughts on that Bears vs Vikings game and Chicago’s offseason live at 6 p.m. CT.

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Yesterday was the strangest day of Chicago Bears fandom that I’ve ever experienced. My favorite team lost, which I was not only okay with but actively hoping would happen. That game was meaningless, but Jeff Berckes and I are still going to spend some time chatting about it, so join us for some Bears vs Vikings talk, some big-picture discussion, plus we’ll give away our final $100 Portillo’s gift card this season.

Join us in the embed below or head over to our 2nd City Gridiron YouTube channel at 6:00 p.m. (CT), where we'll answer your questions after the show!

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: No QB1 this week, so maybe a season-long reflection on his play or a look ahead to the 2023 season.
  • 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 Vikings.

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