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Bears to Open Up the 2019 Season on Thursday Night September 5th Against Green Bay

The Bears will be in action earlier than a many people thought to start the 2019 season, as the club will open the season at home on Thursday, September 5th against the rival Green Bay Packers.

The league announced Monday that the defending NFC North Champs will open up at Soldier Field against their biggest rival in the 199th meeting between the two teams.

The game will be away from the norm, as usually the Super Bowl champs open up the season at home, but instead the Patriots will open the season Sunday night against a team to be announced.

The Bears and Packers have the most historic rivalry in the game, dating back to November 27, 1921 when the Bears and Packers series started with a Chicago 20-0 shutout.

Currently the Packers lead the all-time series 97-95-6.

Bears Set to Ink Seahawks Free Agent RB Mike Davis

The Bears intend to sign free-agent running back Mike Davis, sources told Dianna Russini of ESPN.

Davis, who turned 26 in February, rushed for 514 yards and four touchdowns on 112 carries last season — all career highs — while serving as the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 2 back behind Chris Carson and ahead of first-round pick Rashaad Penny.

Davis, who turned 26 in February, rushed for 514 yards and four touchdowns on 112 carries last season — all career highs — while serving as the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 2 back behind Chris Carson and ahead of first-round pick Rashaad Penny.

“Bear for Life” – Kyle Long Reworks Deal to Stay with the Bears in 2019

After reworking his contract to free up salary-cap space for the team this offseason, guard Kyle Long will return to the Bears next season, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

“Bear for Life,” Long said on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

Long, 30, was slated to have an $8.5 million cap hit in 2019, the result of a four-year, $40 million extension he signed on the eve of the 2016 season.

The Bears needed cap space but weren’t willing to part with Long. The Bears still believe in him, while he remains committed to them. Long’s new deal provides the team with more financial flexibility.

A first-round pick in 2013, Long has spent the last three seasons battling various injuries, starting only 25 games. He suffered a right foot injury last season that cost him nine weeks. But he returned for the Bears’ season finale and also played in the playoffs against the Eagles.

Bears Hire Former NFL WR Chris Jackson as Defensive Assistant

The Bears have announced a hiring, as head coach Matt Nagy has brought in former NFL veteran Chris Jackson as a defensive assistant.

Jackson joins the Bears in his second stint with the club after previously assisting the Bears during training camp in 2018 in conjunction with the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

He most recently served as the receivers coach at Liberty High School in Peoria, Ariz.

Jackson’s NFL career included stops with the Buccaneers (1998), Seahawks (1999), Titans (2000), Packers (2002) and Dolphins (2003). After his NFL playing days, Jackson spent several seasons in the Arena Football League where he was a standout receiver and the AFL Rookie of the Year in 2000 with the L.A. Avengers.

He helped the Philadelphia Soul to an Arena Bowl XXII championship in 2008, recording 140 receptions for 1,692 yards and 49 touchdowns.

Are the Bears and Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt a Match?

On Monday,coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace left open the possibility the Bears could sign running back Kareem Hunt, who was released by the Chiefs on Nov. 30 after video showed him pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel last year, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While nothing is pending — “We’re not even close to that point,” Pace said — neither the coach nor the GM ruled out a signing when asked a total of six questions about Hunt.

Nagy said he spoke with Hunt, who played for him last year with the Chiefs, last week on the phone.

“We had a good conversation,” Nagy said. “Here’s a kid that I spent a year coaching on offense. It’s a tough situation. I wanted to make sure that he’s OK but understanding, too, that the situation that happened is unfortunate for everybody. He knows that.”

“So the only thing I cared about when I talked to him was literally his personal life, and it was a good conversation. He sounded good. That’s it.”

After the Missed Kick to End the Season, Bears Kicker Parkey the Brunt of Bears Fans Venom

A wild Bears season came to an end on Sunday with devastating loss at home to the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild card game 16-15.

The game came down to a missed field goal with 10 seconds left by Cody Parkey, as the kick hit the post and crossbar, leaving Bears fans with their hearts in their mouths.

After the game, Parkey was booed off the field by Bears fans at Solider Field, and Bears fans on twitter went on a tirade (NSFW) about their kicker who in their minds ruined the teams’ season.

Guess How Mitch Trubisky Will Do Sunday and Win an Amazing Bobblehead from Forever Collectibles

A few weeks back we gave away a great Khalil Mack bobblehead from Forever Collectibles, and today we’re ready to do it again with Mitch Trubisky!

All you have to do is simply leave us a comment with your guess of how many completions, yards and touchdowns Trubisky will score in Sunday’s game against the Vikings!

That’s it! If there’s more than one winner, we’ll chose one winner at random for this amazing bobblehead.

Now that the holidays are over, if you are still looking for a perfect gift for that special Bears fan or have some extra Christmas money and want a great collectible, Forever Collectables has your answer, and they make it easier than ever to get a great item!

There’s a ton to choose from, like Allen Robinson, or how about a great Gayle Sayers retired bobblehead!

Don’t pass up this chance to order these awesome bobbleheads today in time for the playoffs!

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Don’t forget to leave us your best guess at Sunday’s performance for Mitch, and a chance to take home a sweet bobblehead! Good Luck!

Bears at Vikings NFL Week 17 Capsule

CHICAGO (11-4) at MINNESOTA (8-6-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE — Vikings by 6½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 11-4, Minnesota 8-6-1

SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 60-53-2

LAST MEETING — Bears beat Vikings 25-20, Nov. 18

LAST WEEK — Bears beat 49ers 14-9; Vikings beat Lions 27-9

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 3, Vikings No. 13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — This is third straight season and fifth time in eight years with Bears and Vikings matched up in Minnesota in Week 17. 116th all-time meeting between Bears and Vikings, including wild-card round playoff win by Bears in Minnesota in 1994-95 season. Strong possibility that Vikings and Bears face each other next week in wild-card round. … Bears have lost six straight games in Minnesota. … Bears are only team in NFC to hold second-half lead in every game this year. … Matt Nagy is first Bears coach with winning record in debut season since Paddy Driscoll went 9-2-1 in 1956, when George Halas took two-year hiatus. … QB Mitchell Trubisky is 63 for 89 (70.8 percent) for 755 yards (251.7 per game) with six passing TDs, one rushing TD and two interceptions for 109.5 passer rating in last three games vs. NFC North foes, all wins. Trubisky and Texans QB Deshaun Watson are only players in league this season with 95-plus passer rating and 400-plus rushing yards. … Bears have had 16 players with at least one TD, tied with Saints for most in NFL. … Chicago has held opponents to six or fewer first-half points in eight games this year. … Bears OLB Khalil Mack has 4½ sacks and forced fumble in last four games. … Vikings are 18-6 at home in regular season and playoffs since U.S. Bank Stadium opened. … Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has topped 100 total yards in consecutive games for first time in career, with 209 rushing yards and 62 receiving yards combined over last two contests. … QB Kirk Cousins, who has matched career high with 29 TD passes, needs one more to join Warren Moon (1994), Daunte Culpepper (2004) and Brett Favre (2009) as only players in team history with 4,000-plus passing yards and 30-plus TD passes in single season. … With one TD by WR Adam Thielen and six catches and one TD by Stefon Diggs, Vikings would have second set of teammates in NFL history with 100-plus receptions and 10-plus TDs in same year, joining Colts WR Reggie Wayne and TE Dallas Clark (2009). … Vikings lead NFL with 50 sacks, third most in franchise history behind 1992 (51) and 1989 (71). … Vikings have allowed fewest TD drives (25) in league for second straight season after giving up 23 in 2017. … Fantasy tip: Trubisky, who has 25 career starts, has posted three of seven lowest career passer ratings vs. Vikings. Vikings’ defense has 43 points allowed and 23 sacks in last three home games.

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