Chicago’s Tyson Bagent is an undrafted free agent rookie making his first-ever start, and Las Vegas’ Aidan O’Connell is a fourth-rounder who played his high school ball at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
The Raiders also have Brian Hoyer in their quarterback room, and he’s the oldest active QB in the league at 38. To put it another way, 23-year-old Bagent was nine years old when Hoyer made his NFL debut.
Bagent was 16 when Hoyer was putting up this fantastic four-game stretch for the Bears in 2016.
How does this look for a 4-game stretch from a #Bears starting QB?— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) October 18, 2023
A 68.4 completion percentage for 1,318 passing yards, with 6 TDs, 0 Ints, and a 101.4 passer rating.
Any idea who it was?
If Ryan Pace had stuck with Hoyer as the bridge QB for the 2017 season, let the draft come to him instead of trading up from three to two for Mitch Trubisky, who knows what could have happened with this franchise.
Who am I kidding? We know how it would have turned out. The Bears would have Bear’ed something up.
Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for the Bears vs. Raiders game!
Kickoff is scheduled for noon (CT) at Soldier Field today (October 22) in Chicago, Illinois, and the weather is expected to be partly cloudy with a high near 54F and winds around 10 to 15 mph.
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The game will be aired on FOX with Kevin Kugler and Mark Sanchez on the call, and if you live in the green area of this 506 Sports map, then you get the Bears game.
This season, there is a new radio home for the Bears as ESPN 1000 (AM 1000, 100.3 FM HD2) is the new flagship! Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer will still be in the booth, but Jason McKie will serve as the new sideline reporter.
Spanish language broadcast can be found on LATINO MIX 93.5 FM with Omar Ramos (play-by-play) and Miguel Esparza (analyst) on the call.
This week’s Bears game can also be heard on SiriusXM.
Our WCG team has a bunch of Bears vs. Raiders previews that you can find in this week’s story stream here.
And you can watch our Bears - Raiders preview here:
The last I checked, the Bears are a 3-point home underdog, according to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, with an over/under for the game at 43.
Join us on our 2nd City Gridiron video channel after the game ends with our new postgame host, Bill Zimmerman, and our new postgame show, Not Your Average Bears Postgame Show! Once the show wraps, we’ll publish it on our podcast channel.
Our day-after Bears game recap, Bear & Balanced, will be at 6:00 on Monday night, so join Jeff Berckes and Lester Wiltfong for their cooled-down review on 2nd City Gridiron. Once they press stop on the show, you can catch the audio on our podcast channel.
Plus, we’ll have several articles here at WCG breaking down the game you can find in our Bears vs. Raiders story stream.
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