Live Blog: Bears head to Arizona for Week 3 matchup

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Live Blog: Bears head to Arizona for Week 3 matchup

Welcome back, gang. It feels like it was only 5 days ago that we were here On The Web, blogging together.

Today we've got the Bears (1-1) headed to Arizona to play the Cardinals (0-2). It's a prime chance for Chicago to get above .500 for the first time since 2014 (!!). 

As always, J.J. Stankevitz and John Mullin will be your eyes and ears from Arizona; give 'em a follow. Lorin Cox's tweets are also worth your time. 

Fourth Quarter

620 PM - Big 3rd and 2 stop for Bilal Nichols! Cardinals go for it on 4th and 5 and Bryce Callahan gets the INT! Bears defense is OUT HERE COOKIN

615 PM - Did Khalil Mack just end Sam Bradford's career? Josh Rosen's in for the Cardinals now

610 PM - FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Parkey splits it down the middle and the Bears lead! BEARS 16 CARDINALS 14. 

600 PM- it's stupid how good Khalil Mack is:

547 PM - not great bob: 

Third Quarter

535 PM - WHO NEEDS DEPTH WHEN *Sherrick McManis* is out here makin' plays. McManis gets a INT, Bears are in action again. Football is fun! 

535 PM - All of a sudden the Bears' secondary looks REAL thin:

530 PM - TOUCHDOWN BEARS. Jordan Howard punches it in after a nice Tarik Cohen run and the Bears are back in it! CARDINALS 14, BEARS 10. 

510 PM - 3 and out for the Bears on their first drive out of the break and let's just smash that panic button now and get it over with

Second Quarter

450PM - The Bears D gets a stop and Trubisky ... throws an interception. Wasn't his fault, but still. 

440 PM - Bears put together a nice drive, but opt to kick a 20 yard field goal on 4th and goal from the 2. CARDINALS 14, BEARS 3

420 PM - Give the Bears credit - after two weeks of pretty conservative play calling, they're taking their shots downfield this game. WE'RE TRYING HERE OK

406 PM - We're in the Sad Office Gif portion of the game already:

First Quarter

355 PM - Trubisky fumbles the ball while scrambling on 3rd down and the Cardinals recover. They score literally the next play. CARDINALS 14, BEARS 0. 

345 PM - Welllllll. Bears march down the field, get stopped on 3rd down after coverage breaks down, and Cody Parkey pushes it right. Bears have had better starts.

330 PM - Wellllllllllll. Cardinals score in 3 minutes and it's Cardinals 7, Bears 0. Terrific start! 


Inactives are here! 

Some Pregame Reading

Three Keys and one prediction - J.J. Stankevitz

The Mahomes-Trubisky debate isn't going anywhere - Cam Ellis

Taylor Gabriel is doing the little things right - J.J. Stankevitz

(Too) Bold Predictions - Stankevitz and Ellis

Bears O-Line has been terriffic so far - Lorin Cox

Taylor Gabriel says goodbye to Chicago in two-part Twitter post

Taylor Gabriel says goodbye to Chicago in two-part Twitter post

The Bears parted ways with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, releasing him and cornerback Prince Amukamara on Friday.

Gabriel, who played two seasons with the Bears, took to Twitter to thank the fans and the city of Chicago as a whole for his time with the squad. His kind message came attached to video clips of two of Gabriel's six receiving touchdowns as a Bear.

Over his two years and 25 games with the Bears, Gabriel racked up 96 receptions, 1,041 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

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5 players the Bears can target to replace Prince Amukamara

5 players the Bears can target to replace Prince Amukamara

The Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara on Friday in a move that was expected in order to free up salary-cap space in advance of free agency this March.

By moving on from Amukamara, the Bears will have an additional $9 million to spend on the open market, which could ultimately be used on his replacement. It could also be shifted to other positions of need along the offensive line or on that pesky veteran quarterback who's sure to rile up the fan base.

There's also the Allen Robinson contract extension that eventually needs to get hammered out.

The good news for Chicago is there are several viable options who will be available in free agency and the NFL draft that can replace Amukamara in the starting lineup. Here's a look at five of them:

5 players the Bears can target to replace Prince Amukamara