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Bear & Balanced: Bears win two in a row after shutting down the Lions

A brand new Bear & Balanced and a brand new feeling talking about two wins in a row!

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To paraphrase the great Lou Brown... Yesterday, the Chicago Bears won two games in a row for the first time since the 2021 season, so if they win next week, "that's called a winning streak. It has happened before." Brown wrapped up his classic locker room speech with, "I got a feeling things are about to turn around for us."

What if we're in the midst of the Bears' turnaround?

They beat the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions, which was their fifth win in their last nine games, and while the postseason is still a pipe dream, at least there's still a mathematical chance.

We'll break down the win, but also discuss what this win means for the big picture for the franchise.

Check out Jeff Berckes and Lester Wiltfong on a new Bear & Balanced here, or come hang out with us live on 2nd City Gridiron at 6:00 p.m. (CT).

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

  • Intro: We'll both share some general thoughts about the game.
  • Trench Tribute: This is our weekly pick for lineman of the game.
  • 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 features one number/statistic from the game that we found interesting.
  • 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 Lions.

After we wrap up the podcast portion of the show, we'll stick around to answer any questions you guys may have from the YouTube comment section in some video-exclusive content.

You can also listen to the podcast version here or download it wherever you get your pods:

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