Podcast: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears postgame show

Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Bears’ first regular-season home game with fans since Dec. 22, 2019, featured every emotion Chicago Bears fans have come to know all too well. The ups and downs were like a roller coaster, you never knew which direction you were going in nor when your heart would start pounding due to a quick turn or loop. The only good thing is that the Bears came away with a win.

In the Bears’ 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, there was overwhelming excitement, some frustration, and, of course, suspense.

Bears quarterback Andy Dalton led the offense on a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended with an Allen Robinson touchdown reception to begin the game. But Dalton’s day would be cut short due to a knee injury. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields came in and finished the contest.

Is this the transition point to Chicago Bears rookie QB, Justin Fields?

How did the Bears’ first-round draft pick look with his extended playing time? In this episode of The Chicago Audible, I answer that question in this solo podcast and give you my breakdown of how both the quarterbacks performed against the Bengals.

Even though most headlines will revolve around Justin Fields, which makes complete sense, the real story of this game is how defensive coordinator Sean Desai’s defense tormented Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow all game.

In the second half, the Bears’ defense forced four straight turnovers (three interceptions and a fumble) and limited the Bengals to just 17 points.

In this podcast, I give you my analysis on the defense, including highlighting Roquan Smith’s pick-6, discussing Jaylon Johnson’s dominant performance and detailing how Desai put his players in advantageous situations.

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

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