Chalk Talk: What was turning point in Packers game?
Oct 19, 2021
Chalk Talk: What is favorite Bears-Packers moment?
Oct 17, 2021
Chalk Talk: Why wasn't Mack credited with a sack?
Oct 12, 2021
Chalk Talk: Which players were involved in Mack trade?
Oct 08, 2021
Chalk Talk: When was last time Bears did not defer?
Oct 05, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears won the coin toss and received the opening kickoff, Robert Quinn's team-leading sack total and why the Bears drew a 15-yard penalty for interfering with the Lions' punt returner.
Chalk Talk: Is Foles also in mix to start?
Oct 02, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether veteran quarterback Nick Foles is under consideration to start Sunday against the Lions, if Cairo Santos has the NFL's longest active streak of consecutive field goals made and the last Lions quarterback not named Matthew Stafford to beat the Bears.
Chalk Talk: How has Montgomery fared versus Lions?
Sep 29, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how running back David Montgomery has performed in his career against Detroit, the last time the Bears faced a Lions quarterback other than Matthew Stafford and the likelihood of personnel changes on the offensive line.
Chalk Talk: Did Smith win player of week honors?
Sep 25, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether linebacker Roquan Smith was named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance against the Bengals, expectations for rookie nose tackle Khyiris Tonga and the best Bears player who also played for the Browns.
Chalk Talk: Did Peters play every snap Sunday?
Sep 21, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether veteran left tackle Jason Peters played every snap against the Bengals, the last time the Bears registered four straight takeaways in a game and the Bears record when they win the turnover battle.
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More Chalk Talk
Chalk Talk: Who are Bears' team captains?
Sep 12, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have chosen their team captains, the Bears' record against Matthew Stafford when he quarterbacked the Lions and which jersey color the Bears will wear in Sunday night's season opener against the Rams.
Chalk Talk: Will Desai coach from field or booth?
Sep 09, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai will coach from the sideline or booth this season, the Bears' strong starts under coach Matt Nagy and whether Andy Dalton will be able to audible at the line of scrimmage.
Chalk Talk: How many first-round picks are on Bears roster?
Sep 07, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how first-round draft picks are on the Bears roster, the likelihood of left tackle Jason Peters being able to play the entire season opener and if the Bears are going to release a uniform schedule for the season.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears claim more players off waivers?
Aug 27, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if the Bears will be more active claiming players off the waiver wire following final cuts, how the Bears will determine if left tackle Jason Peters is ready for the regular season and how the waiver system works.
Chalk Talk: Which tackle position will Borom play?
Aug 21, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which tackle position rookie Larry Borom will play moving forward, if Dazz Newsome will get a chance to return punts Saturday against the Bills and the last time the Bears played fewer than four preseason games.
Chalk Talk: What are Bears looking for from Ridley?
Aug 13, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses expectations for receiver Riley Ridley, Bears players who have returned after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and an under-the-radar player who has been a pleasant surprise in training camp.
Chalk Talk: How much will starters play Saturday?
Aug 10, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how much Bears starters will play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Dolphins, if first-year defensive coordinator Sean Desai will coach from the sideline or booth this season, and when roster cutdown dates are.
Chalk Talk: Will last year's roster rules remain?
Jul 27, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the roster rules implemented last year to help teams cope with COVID will remain in place this year, the last time the Bears returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and an update on "Lunch with Larry."
Chalk Talk: Details on first Bears game ever
Jul 08, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses where and when the Bears played their first game ever, whether a Bears player has also suited up for every other NFC North team and where the Bears would have picked in the draft had they lost one more game last year.
Chalk Talk: How close is Santos to NFL record?
Jul 01, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how close Cairo Santos is to the NFL record for consecutive field goals, whether any Bears have matched what receivers Jeff Graham and Curtis Conway accomplished in 1995, and TV shows former Bears receiver Willie Gault has appeared on.
Chalk Talk: First ever night opener out west?
Jun 11, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if this year is the first time the Bears will open a season with a night game on the West Coast, the likelihood of rookie running back Khalil Herbert making the final roster and the best rookie year in Bears history.
Chalk Talk: How did Bears fare when Hester scored?
May 28, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears record when Devin Hester scored a return touchdown, whether veteran tight end Jimmy Graham is undervalued and and how the lack of a fourth preseason game will impact playing time and determining the depth chart.
Chalk Talk: Was Hester last Bear to play two positions?
May 26, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Devin Hester was the last Bears player to line up at two different positions, the last Bears defensive players to wear single digit numbers and when the "C" on Bears helmets switched from white to orange.
Chalk Talk: Last time first 5 picks on offense?
May 04, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears spent their first five draft picks on offensive players, the prospects who were drafted by other teams with the picks the Bears traded away and if any of the Bears picks returned kicks in college.
Chalk Talk: Will Bears trade up for OT, WR?
Apr 20, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of the Bears trading up for a tackle or receiver in the first round of the draft, how a seventh-round pick the Bears acquired from the Dolphins turned into a sixth-rounder and why teams don't trade players they're going to release.
Chalk Talk: What type of role will Pettine fill?
Mar 05, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what new senior defensive assistant Mike Pettine will bring to the Bears, quarterbacks who could be available in the second or third round and instances when the Bears have drafted college teammates with their first two picks.
Chalk Talk: Is Goldman returning after opting out?
Mar 03, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether nose tackle Eddie Goldman will be back with the Bears after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID, how a lower-than-expected salary cap will affect the Bears and how Alabama quarterback Mac Jones boosted his draft stock.
Chalk Talk: How often have Bears defeated Super Bowl champions?
Feb 09, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many times the Bears have beaten the eventual Super Bowl champion, why the Bears will visit the Rams for the third straight season and how teams that have posted 8-8 records in back-to-back seasons have fared in Year 3.
Chalk Talk: Which Bears will become free agents?
Jan 15, 2021
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Bears players who are due to become free agents in March, the likelihood of Tarik Cohen being able to return from his torn ACL to start training camp and whether the Bears are considering placing a franchise tag on Allen Robinson II.
Chalk Talk: Did Dalvin Cook congratulate Vildor?
Dec 26, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Vikings running back Dalvin Cook congratulated Kindle Vildor for making a tackle, how many times Walter Payton had at least 32 rushes in a game and the last time the Bears played a team that had lost 13 straight games.
Chalk Talk: Who owns Bears rookie record for receiving yards?
Dec 22, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears rookie record for receiving yards by a wide receiver, if the Bears have ever gone an entire game without punting and how frequently the Bears have ended a game in victory formation this year.
Chalk Talk: Can Bears be eliminated from playoffs Sunday?
Dec 17, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether there's a scenario that would eliminate the Bears from playoff contention Sunday, who would replace Jaylon Johnson if he's unable to play in Minnesota and the Bears record when winning the turnover battle.
Chalk Talk: When was Bears' last TD on first play?
Dec 15, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears scored a touchdown on their first play from scrimmage, where David Montgomery's 80-yard TD ranks among the longest runs in team history and why the Bears were called for a false start at the Texans' 1-yard line.
Chalk Talk: Will Mooney play versus Texans?
Dec 13, 2020
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of rookie receiver Darnell Mooney playing Sunday against the Texans, why a Lions receiver was so open for a late TD catch last weekend at Soldier Field and the last Bears running back to lead the NFL in rushing.