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Chalk Talk: When was Bears' last trick play?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears' last trick play prior to Sunday against the Cardinals, the last time a Bears quarterback recorded multiple TD passes and tackles in a game and the likelihood of rookie receiver Dazz Newsome getting a chance to play.
Chalk Talk: Will Herbert get more touches?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether rookie running back Khalil Herbert will get more opportunities to carry the ball, if Teven Jenkins will be part of a rotation at right tackle and the last time the Bears beat a quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the draft.
Chalk Talk: What is latest on Fields' status?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the latest news on Justin Fields' rib injury, if the Bears are considering placing Roquan Smith on injured reserve after he hurt his hamstring against the Lions and the last time the Bears made a game-winning field goal as time expired.
Chalk Talk: Have Bears picked off 3 different QBs?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears have ever intercepted three different quarterbacks in the same game, contests in which the Bears have had two 100-yard rushers and why Jakeem Grant Sr. didn't take the last kickoff out of the end zone against the Steelers.
Chalk Talk: Was Fields' TD pass an elite throw?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Justin Fields' TD pass to Jesse James against the 49ers was an elite throw, why Bill George is rarely mentioned when discussing great Bears linebackers and if quarterback Justin Fields is vaccinated against COVID.
Chalk Talk: Is Foles also in mix to start?
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?
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?
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: Who are Bears' team captains?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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: How much will starters play Saturday?
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.