Chargers vs. Bears: Chicago Looks to Right The Ship

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2019-10-27 14:30:03

The Chicago Bears are taking on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in a battle of two teams looking to right the ship as the season hits its midway point. 

1:11 p.m. 

In the blink of an eye, the Chargers have taken the lead. Philip Rivers throws a deep jump ball to Mike Williams for a 43-yard gain, and on the very next play Melvin Gordon rushes for a 19-yard score and a 7-6 lead just before the two-minute warning. 

1:04 p.m. 

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The Bears once again get into the red zone, but once again are unable to score, as Tarik Cohen is stopped on first and third down runs and Trubisky throws an incomplete pass to Allen Robinson. 

Piñeiro makes the field goal, and it’s 6-0. 

12:39 p.m. 

The Bears wrap up the first quarter as Kyle Fuller picks off Philip Rivers, nearly returning the ball to the end zone. 

Unfortunately, Chicago’s offense can’t convert to open the second quarter, as passes to Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen are batted down. Piñeiro drills a field goal, and the Bears are on the board with a 3-0 lead. 

12:28 p.m. 

The good news: Mitchell Trubisky completes two straight downfield passes to Anthony Miller and Tarik Cohen to get the Bears into the red zone. 

The bad news: The drive falters at the end, and Eddy Piñeiro doinks a field goal off the right upright. The game remains scoreless in the first quarter. 

12:21 p.m. 

The Chargers’ offense is continuing to struggle, but the Bears aren’t exactly having an easy time of it either, as Joey Bosa is easily beating both Charles Leno and Bobby Massie off the snap. 

David Montgomery has been heavily involved in the Bears’ game plan so far as they look to get the run game going. 

12:12 p.m. 

The Bears and Chargers have exchanged unsuccessful drives to start the game. The Chargers went three-and-out, while the Bears got a first down but then were hit with a false start penalty and a pair of broken plays, as the Chargers’ front three was able to get pressure despite missing the presence of Justin Jones up the middle. 

12:03 p.m. 

The Bears, wearing their orange jerseys, will kick off to the Chargers to start the game. 

11:30 a.m. 

The Chicago Bears will be mostly healthy when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon as Sherrick McManis will play after starting the week in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

McManis returned to the practice field on Friday, and he will be available for the Bears when they try to snap a two-game losing streak at Soldier Field.

Among the inactive Bears is tight end Bradley Sowell, who has not appeared in a game for the team since Week 2. Sowell will be joined on the inactive list by wide receiver Riley Ridley, offensive lineman Alex Bars, defensive back Duke Shelley, and linebackers Kevin Pierre-Louis and Josh Woods.

Defensive lineman Brent Urban, whom the Bears signed this week after he was waived by the Tennessee Titans, will also be inactive for the game.

While the Bears are mostly healthy, the Chargers are dealing with some significant injury concerns. While wide receiver Keenan Allen will try to play as he deals with a hamstring injury, defensive tackle Justin Jones will not. Fellow defensive tackle Brandon Mebane will also be out for the Chargers, potentially giving the Bears the ability to run up the middle of the field with impunity as they try to get their anemic run game going for the first time this season.

Running back Justin Jackson will also sit out for the Chargers, as will defensive tackle Cortez Broughton, quarterback Easton Stick and linebacker Jatavis Brown.

Kicker Michael Badgley is also inactive with a groin issue.

The Bears and Chargers will kick things off at noon on the lakefront, and the game will be aired on Fox.

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