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Bears Talk Podcast: Bears back in win column

Bears Talk Podcast: Bears back in win column

In the latest edition of the Bears Talk Podcast, Chris Boden, Alex Brown and Jim Miller react to the Bears 26-6 win over the 49ers. 

The guys then discuss why fans shouldn't root for a Bears loss just to get a better draft pick. They also preview the team's game against the Lions next week. 

Finally, Mark Schanowski and Dave Wannstedt break down the College Football Playoff. 

Listen to the Bears Talk Podcast below. 

Legendary sportscaster Chet Coppock dies after car crash

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Legendary sportscaster Chet Coppock dies after car crash

Legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock died on Wednesday due to injuries sustained in a car crash last week, his daughter confirmed in a post on Facebook. He was 70 years old.

"His passing is untimely, unexpected and painfully sad, but all we can do at this time is remember how lucky we were to have such a unique and creative trailblazer help shape into the adults we know he was so incredibly proud of," Lyndsey Coppock wrote.

We'll have more reaction to Coppock's tragic passing later in the day.

Pundits predict double-digit wins for Bears 2019 schedule

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Pundits predict double-digit wins for Bears 2019 schedule

Now that everyone has had time to digest the Bears 2019 schedule, reporters and analysts are taking a crack at early predictions for the team’s record.

Coming off of a first-place finish in the NFC North, the quality of opponents looks more difficult on paper and expectations will be higher in Matt Nagy’s second season.

It could result in fewer wins, but experts still expect the Bears to be right in the mix for the division crown.

ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson predicts a 10-6 record, with only one division loss to the Green Bay Packers on the road.

Gary Davenport at Bleacher Report also sees a 10-6 finish, noting that the Bears play three of the four teams that reached conference championship games last season.

The Chicago Tribune had their team of Bears reporters give their schedule predictions too. Brad Biggs, Colleen Kane and Dan Wiederer all say 10-6, while Rich Campbell has the team repeating at 12-4.

And, of course, Bears fans on Twitter are calling for an undefeated season, 19-0 on the way to the Super Bowl.

Our own John Mullin gave his game-by-game predictions, and he sees a strong end of the season to finish 10-6.

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan also dove into the full schedule on the Under Center Podcast, looking at the biggest games and toughest stretches.