Podcast: Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals preview show

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On Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears will yet again have their hands full. Even though star quarterback Kyler Murray is officially listed as a game-time decision, the 9-2 Cardinals’ offense still has a plethora of playmakers — making this Week 13 matchup arguably the toughest one for the Bears’ defense.

Chicago (4-7), on the other hand, is still dealing with several injuries. In the 16-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, Roquan Smith left the game early with a hamstring injury. He did not practice on Thursday and neither did Akiem Hicks, who is still recovering from an ankle injury.

The Chicago Bears might have their toughest matchup yet this Sunday

It’s also looking like rookie quarterback Justin Fields will miss his second-straight game due to the cracked ribs he sustained in the loss to the Ravens. Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton has taken all the first-team reps so far in practice.

So, what are the Bears’ chances of coming away with a victory? In this episode of The Chicago Audible podcast, Nicholas Moreano and Mason West provide an in-depth episode on how the Bears can pull off the upset, but they also point out the unlikely hood of that happening.

The guys discuss how difficult it will be to defend the middle of the field without Smith and what challenges this Cardinals offense presents. Moreano and West also highlight the Bears’ offensive struggles in several key categories and compare those to some of the strengths of the Cardinals’ defense.

Of course, towards the end of the podcast, the guys share who they believe will be the MVB, their bold predictions and who ultimately wins.

There is plenty of great discussion throughout this show, so make sure you download the podcast.

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