Sports & Recreation:Professional
Ep. 159: Previewing Sunday night’s massive meeting with Minnesota
JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look at how important Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings will be for the Bears’ chances of winning the NFC North, and why the Bears on paper look like the better team on both sides of the ball…but why that may not matter.
00:00 - Mitch Trubisky wins NFC offensive player of the week, and nobody at Halas Hall seems to care (which is good)
1:00 - If the Bears lose, they’re in second. Is that a good or a bad thing about where this team stands?
3:00 - What kind of statement could the Bears make in beating Minnesota?
5:05 - Does it matter that the Bears have played, and will play, an “easy” schedule? It didn’t for the Eagles last year
9:00 - Now that we’re a month out, the Miami game was a major wake-up call for the Bears
10:15 - Back to the point of an “easy” schedule for a final thought before the break
11:35 - Plugging Friday’s Under Center Podcast special with NBC Sports’ Arlo White and Roger Bennett, both of whom are huge Bears fans
12:50 - How will Mitch Trubisky handle the Vikings’ defense?
17:00 - Is the Vikings’ offense better than it was last year, and how does the Bears’ defense match up against it?
20:30 - JJ makes the case the Bears have the edge on both sides of the ball, but Moon makes a counter-argument
22:40 - Who could be the surprise players, in a good way, for the Bears on Sunday?
25:35 - Just about every player on the Bears is trending in the right direction
26:50 - What Moon wants to see out of Trubisky on Sunday
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