The Chicago Bears play their all important third pre-season game on Friday night when the team plays the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle.
The Bears believe that they have the potential to be an elite team in the NFL this season, and with the third pre-season game being seen as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, matching up against the Seahawks will be quite the test for the Bears. The Seahawks being the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Bears offense will be tested on Friday night.
Bears’ starting quarterback Jay Cutler, wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, and tight end Martellus Bennett will be up against a difficult matchup with a Seahawks’ secondary that includes Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Earl Thomas.
Cutler and the first team Bears’ offense are expected to play the entirety of the first half.
Veteran quarterback Jordan Palmer is expected to open the second half as the Bears’ quarterback. Palmer is competing with Jimmy Clausen to be the backup quarterback to Cutler this season. Clausen is expected to work with the third team offense in the fourth quarter.
Veteran wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who signed with the Bears last weekend, is expected to play on Friday against the Seahawks.
On defense, the focus for the Bears will be on Chris Conte in the secondary. Conte is playing his first game since the Bears’ regular season finale against the Green Bay Packers in 2013. Bears fans may not want to admit this but Conte is the most talented free safety that the Bears have on their roster. That does not mean that Conte is deserving of a starting spot in a NFL secondary, it simply means that Conte is the best that the Bears have to offer at the free safety position.
On special teams, kick returner Chris Williams is expected to be active for Friday’s game after missing the Bears’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Thursday. With an impressive showing, Williams could secure his spot as the Bears’ primary returner this season.
The game between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks is a game that you will not want to miss. Below is the broadcast information for the game.
Start Time: 9:00 p.m.
Television Information: Fox Chicago, NFL Network
Radio Information: WBBM 780 AM