Podcast: Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals preview show

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It has been 637 days. That’s how long it has been since the Chicago Bears last played a regular-season home game in front of their fans — with the last one occurring on December 22, 2019, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Will the Chicago Bears have a pleasant experience at Soldier Field?

Sunday’s matchup between the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field will most likely have plenty of emotions for not only the fans but also the players.

One of those players is second-year Bears wide receiver, Darnell Mooney, who will be experiencing the home-game atmosphere for the first time in his NFL career.

"“I think it will be a big plus for us,” Mooney said in Thursday’s press conference. “You know, we haven’t been able to see that last year at all, like even a taste of it. We got a little bit of it in preseason, but now it will be like a real-deal game. It’ll be good to get the fans a win for sure this week.”"

That won’t be an easy task though.

The Bengals had an impressive, 27-24, overtime victory at home against the Vikings last Sunday. Running back Joe Mixon finished with 29 carries for 127 yards — which led the league in Week 1 — and scored a rushing touchdown. And Cincinnati’s defense sacked Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins three times and drew five holding penalties.

How can the Bears get their first win of the 2021 NFL season? The Chicago Audible breaks it all down in this week’s preview show. In the episode, Will DeWitt, Mason West and I highlight the biggest concerns on the Bears’ offense, what are the keys to the game for Sean Desai’s defense, our “X” factors and plenty more.

As always, the guys at The Chicago Audible, have you covered.

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