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Bear & Balanced: New era, same result

Jeff & Lester took a day to cool down after watching the Bears lay a stinky egg, and now they’ll try to stay composed on a brand new Bear & Balanced.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

A lot was made about yesterday's Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers game being the first time since 1992 that Green Bay was starting a year with a quarterback other than Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers. Facing three decades of Hall of Fame QB play is tough for a franchise to overcome, so this game was a perfect time for Justin Fields and the Bears to make a statement.

They didn't.

I'm not a proponent of citing quarterback wins as a stat, but if we're looking at Packer quarterback eras...

Favre and the Packers were 22-10 against Chicago, Rodgers and the Packers were 25-5, and Jordan Love is now 1-0 against the Bears.

This Fanpost that went up by a WCG member last night spoke to me.

Jeff and I took a day to cool down, we went over our notes, rewatched the game, listened to the pressers, and now we'll spend some time with you guys talking Bears at 6:00 p.m. (CT), so join us.

Check out the video version here, or come hang out with us live on 2nd City Gridiron.

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 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 Packers.

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