Bears vs Eagles : The stakes aren’t as high as last season’s Wild Card playoff showdown, but both the Eagles and the Bears will look at Sunday’s battle at Lincoln Financial Field as a “get right game” to kick off the second half of the regular season.
When: 03 Sunday 2019
TV: NFL Network
Nearly 10 months ago, a tipped field goal attempt that doinked off of both the upright and the crossbar before falling to the ground ended what was one of the amazing turnaround stories of the 2018 season. First-year head coach Matt Nagy inherited a 5-11 squad and the Bears won the NFC North with a 12-4 record, the best mark of the decade.
Through the first seven games of 2019, the Bears are just 3-4 in a hotly competitive NFC North after a heartbreaking 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on, of all things, a missed field goal to end the game. Certainly, the change from a first-place schedule to a first-place one has impacted the team, but there are other concerns.
The Bears had the No. 1-ranked scoring defense in the league in 2018 under defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who was hired by the Denver Broncos to be their new head coach. Chuck Pagano, a well-respected, veteran coach, took over the reins of the defense.
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The Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) will host the Chicago Bears (3-4) on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 9. Quarterback Carson Wentz will aim to lead the Eagles to a second consecutive victory before the bye week with the help of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Jordan Howard and tight end Zach Ertz.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will look to get back on track with the help of wide receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel and tight end Trey Burton, a former Eagles playmaker. Running back Tarik Cohen will also be a threat to the Eagles’ defense.
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Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Bears vs. Eagles
What: NFL, Week 9
When: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
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The playoffs start now for the Bears. And it just so happens Sunday’s Week 9 game is against the same opponent they faced in the 2018 wild card round.
Chicago is seeking revenge against an Eagles team that escaped with an undeserving victory at Soldier Field last January when kicker Cody Parkey missed what should’ve been a game-winner for the Bears. Instead, the loss sent Chicago into an early offseason that was headlined mostly by the expected development of quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
That development has been more of a regression this season. Trubisky’s completing 64.6 percent of his passes, which appears solid on paper, but the film tells a completely different story. His completions have amounted to just 1,092 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions, and two of his touchdown passes can be dismissed as garbage-time numbers.
So, yeah, he’s been pretty awful. But the Bears’ struggles aren’t his alone. The offensive line and playcalling haven’t done him any favors, and even the defense has shown signs of weakness during Chicago’s three-game losing skid.
But if the Bears are going to be taken seriously as contenders via some miraculous turnaround in 2019, it’ll start (and end) with Trubisky, who has what may be his most favorable matchup of the year Sunday in Philadelphia. The Eagles have the 21st-ranked pass defense and have been vulnerable to big plays downfield. Shots will be there for the taking.
It’s now or never for Mitch and the Bears. So, you better be watching.
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Chicago Bears (3-4) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)
Date: Sunday, November 2
Time: 12:00 p.m. CST
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, PA