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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.
Chalk Talk: Which Bears will become free agents?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
Chalk Talk: Will Montgomery play against Packers?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether running back David Montgomery will return to action Sunday night in Green Bay, a remarkable interception by a Bears Super Bowl champion and how close Cordarrelle Patterson is to Gale Sayers' NFL record for kickoff-return average.
Chalk Talk: Will Lazor keep calling plays?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will call plays again when the Bears visit the Packers, why the Bears opted not to attempt a field goal late in Monday night's loss to the Vikings and if Cordarrelle Patterson is leading the NFL in kickoff-return average.
Chalk Talk: Why didn't Ridley play before last week?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why it took receiver Riley Ridley so long to get on the field, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.'s background and if the two Bears players who were placed on the COVID-19 list in Tennessee flew home with the team.
Chalk Talk: What is Lamar Miller's status?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears easing running back Lamar Miller into practice, if Cordarrelle Patterson always has a green light to bring kickoffs out of the end zone and if the Bears will stick with Cairo Santos when Eddy Piñeiro recovers from his groin injury.
Chalk Talk: Will Daniels be able to return?
Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of James Daniels recovering from his pectoral muscle in time to return to action late this season, why the Bears signed kicker Kai Forbath to their practice squad and what impact having no fans or limited fans at games this year has had on home-field advantage.