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On September 8, The Cincinnati Bengals will play the Chicago Bears in Solider Field on Sunday as Week 1 of the NFL season gets under way.
Both teams had high expectations last season but saw them end in identical 10-6 records. The Bears missed the playoffs and jettisoned head coach Lovie Smith but the Bengals kept much of their team in tact.
Coverage of this game will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 pm ET.
Entering Sunday’s game the Chicago Bears are a 3 point favorite over the Cincinnati Bengals. The over/under or total points is currently 41.5.
The Bears worked hard in the offseason trying to fix a porous offensive line in front of quarterback Jay Cutler. The Bears and new head coach Marc Trestman are hopeful that an improved line will allow Cutler to put together a full season which culminates in a playoff run.
Marvin Lewis of the Bengals is one of the longest tenured coaches in the NFL but last season the Bengals took a step back. Still the Bengals spent large to keep the team largely in tact. Offensively the Bengals are hoping that the drafting of tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovanni Benard can contribute to a group led by wide receiver A.J. Green and Andy Daulton.
Which team gets their first win of the season? Do the Bears start the Tretsman era off with a win or do the Bengals pull off the road upset?
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Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman didn't want to touch the question. However, it's only common sense in a league where every advantage counts, not watching the HBO series 'Hard Knocks' who chronicles the Cincinnati Bengals training camp, the Bears season opener opponent wouldn't be doing due diligence.
I don't know if I've been more excited to get a Chicago Bears season started in such an unusual way that I am this year. It's exciting in that I have no idea what to expect.New Head Coach Marc Trestman has completely overhauled this offense so it looks like a big boy, NFL offense. If the Bears had at least an average offense last year, it's not a stretch to say they...
As the 2013 NFL season kicks off the Chicago Bears welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to Soldier Field for what should be one of the best games of the opening weekend.The Bengals enter the season with lofty expectations in the AFC as the Bears come in with questions surrounding their team.The Bears fired Lovie Smith after finishing 10-6, but missing the playoffs. New head coach Marc...
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green showed off these sick cleats he plans on wearing for the season opener this weekend. The custom Nike cleats feature Tiger marking and a menacing Tiger eye on the side of them, as well as Green’s name on the back heel.
Since the NFL is the “No Fun League” and has a billion rules about the tiniest uniform alterations, Green will probably wind...
According to Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com, the Chicago Bears list zero players on their Friday injury report.
The team is the only one of the 32 clubs not to report any injuries this week.
Mike Wilkening of Proofootballtalk.com writes:
'The Bears’ Week One opponent, Cincinnati, lists eight players on its injury report, with starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth ...
A.J. Green’s custom Bengals cleats are pretty cool looking.
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The Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears will meet for the 10th time ever on Sunday. The Bengals lead the all-time series 6-3.
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The NFL season is just minutes away from beginning and ESPN’s 35 NFL pundits predicted the eight divisional winners, AFC and NFC wild cards, Super Bowl matchup, Super Bowl XLVIII champion and NFL MVP for 2013. Mike Ditka predicted the Chicago Bears to go all the way.
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Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, the lead announce team will call Sunday’s season opener between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chicago Bears. As CBS is the AFC carrier, they don’t get to see the Bears very often. But that could change this year:
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He makes his debut as an NFL coach when the Chicago Bears host the Cincinnati Bengals, and to say he's come a long way is no exaggeration.
After years as an assistant in the league and on the college level before heading to the CFL, Trestman finally has his opportunity...