2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
6-11, 3rd in NFC North
Who is the NFC North favorite if Aaron Rodgers leaves the Packers? (1:11)

Hour 1: Ripple Effect

The guys react to Sean Payton stepping away from the Saints and the Bears hiring Ryan Poles as their new GM. What offseason move could potentially have the biggest impact on the NFL? And what's the future of Aaron Rodgers look like?

Chicago Bears finalize deal with Ryan Poles as general manager (1:09)
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Bears' Graham among Salute to Service finalists

Bears tight end Jimmy Graham, Broncos tight end/fullback Andrew Beck, and former Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.


Hour 2: Flores to the Bears?

Is Brian Flores the best candidate for the Bears job? Will Joe Burrow win a Super Bowl with the Bengals? Where does Justin Herbert rank among current players in the NFL? Also, ESPN NFL Reporter Kimberley A. Martin stops by to play Hot News or Not News. Plus, Jay reacts to Duke's surprising loss to FSU last night!

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Bears great Hampton gets probation in OVI case

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton, who pleaded guilty last month to a drunken driving charge in Indiana, has been sentenced to one year of probation.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bucs DC Todd Bowles will spend Friday afternoon with HC-needy Vikings, Saturday afternoon with the HC-needy Bears … then Sunday afternoon in the Divisional playoff vs. the Rams.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Cowboys DC Dan Quinn is scheduled to interview this week for HC jobs with Denver, Minnesota, Miami and Chicago, per source.


Hour 2: Allen Robinson

The guys continue to react to the Texans firing David Culley. Allen Robinson joins to talk about the Bears disappointing season and his impending free agency. We preview Super Wild Card Weekend with Four Downs. Mike Reiss joins to talk about the third matchup between the Bills & Patriots this season.


Hour 2: Josh Allen & the cold

The Bears' head coaching search continues...could their guy be Ryan Day? The guys try to decide if teams are Real or Not Real Super Bowl contenders. Damien Woody joins to talk about Josh Allen and the cold weather in Buffalo. Plus, we hit on another Lakers' loss and Ben Simmons' status in A to Z.

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Ex-Eagles coach Pederson interviews with Bears

Doug Pederson, who led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title only to be let go at the end of the 2020 season after a 4-11-1 finish, interviewed for the vacant head-coaching position with the Bears on Wednesday.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bears interviewed former Eagles' HC Doug Pederson for their head-coaching job today and Browns assistant director of pro scouting Glenn Cook for their general manager position.


Hour 2: Rodgers buries Judge

Keyshawn doesn't agree with one guy the Bears are interviewing for their GM job. Aaron Rodgers gets a shovel and buries Joe Judge's decision to QB sneak on 2nd & 3rd down in Week 18. Adam Amin joins to preview Bulls/Nets.

ESPN staff

With the regular season over, the moves at head coach and in the front offices have begun. Find out who is out and more.

ESPN staff

With the regular season over, the moves at head coach and in the front offices have begun. Find out who is out and more.


Setting The Playoff Table

Laura, RC, Dan, and Swagu sorts the NFL playoff picture, examines the important return of JJ Watt, and explains how Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers fell short of the postseason.


Hour 1: Kirby's Natty

Kirby Smart finally was able to win National Championship, and managed to do it over Nick Saban. What does this mean for his legacy moving forward? Also, ESPN 1000's David Kaplan rips into George McCaskey for his handling of this yesterday in lieu of the Nagy & Pace firings. Plus, Brian Flores was fired by the Dolphins. Where will he end up? ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano joins to answer that, and what the best job opening is right now.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Chicago has requested permission to interview Bills' OC Brian Daboll for the Bears' HC job, per source.


The Aftermath of Week 18

We're diving into what stood out to us in week 18. Also, some coaching updates of who was let go.

Team Stats

Passing Yards188.630th
Rushing Yards118.714th
Points For18.327th
Points Against23.922nd