Soldier Field, Chicago
Saturday 25th August 1pm ET. 6pm UK time.
KCTV (Ch. 5)
Chiefs Radio Network
Last 3 games
11th Oct 2015 – Bears 18 @ Chiefs 17
4th Dec 2011 – Chiefs 10 @ Bears 3
16th Sept 2007 – Chiefs 10 @ Bears 20
The story so far
The Chiefs opened up with an underwhelming loss at home to Houston and followed up with a mixed bag of a win against Atlanta. The 1s were disappointing apart from THAT throw, the backups played well in the second half.
The Bears lost the Hall of Fame game 17-16 to the Ravens, followed that up with another loss at the Bengals but then went to Denver and won a close one 24-23.
Head to head with the Chiefs
Bears lead 7-5 overall.
Ones to watch
The Williams in the backfield. With the release of West from the backfield rotation, who steps up to take that 3rd RB role? Assuming Hunt and Ware are locks.
Matt Nagy v Andy Reid.
Take your pick of student takes on the master clichés. Nagy is very much part of the humongous Andy Reid coaching tree, can he outsmart the master?
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid ruled out the following players for the game Thursday after practice:
- DL Allen Bailey (knee)
- S Eric Berry (heel)
- OL Laurent Durvernay-Tardif (concussion)
- CB Steve Nelson (concussion)
- S Daniel Sorensen (knee)
The secondary depth will be tested missing Berry, Sorenson and Nelson back there.
What they said
“It’s excitement,” Matt Nagy said about playing his former employers. “There’s no jitters. I know so many coaches, players, people in that building, and we’re going to have fun. We understand that we’re both here to make our teams better and it’s going to be competitive. It’ll be fun, but at the same time we know so much about each other in different ways, so you try to help out. It is a preseason game, so you keep that in perspective a little bit.”
What we said
Bob Sutton: “Because we’ve had so many guys nicked up and out, we’ve had a chance to see a lot of players that are on that next tier and going against good players. I think the chance to see them and what they could do and become has really been and will be a blessing for us down the line. In a lot of ways, it’s been encouraging to watch these guys step up and compete. I am excited about that aspect of it. We haven’t even been close to having a whole unit out there, but I think the energy they’ve played with has been good.”
It’s Pre Season. If you’re betting on this you’ve got issues