CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field on August 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Bears and Giants will kick off their preseason game on Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium.
After making a splash right away in Chicago's second preseason game last Saturday, Jay Cutler will lead the Chicago Bears into hostile territory at New York's MetLife Stadium on Friday night for game three.
Cutler found his favorite receiver Brandon Marshall on a 41-yard play on the team's first play from scrimmage, and would go on to lead the Bears to 17 points over just over one full quarter before calling it a day. Although there's no denying that Chicago's offense appears to be clicking right now, questions about the health of linebacker Brian Urlacher persist to create a dark cloud over the organization.
Along with Urlacher's name on the injury list for Friday's game, safeties Chris Conte and Brandon Hardin were each knocked out against the Redskins and will not be available for the remainder of the preaseason. Nose tackle Stephen Paea also remains out of practice and is looking at a best-case scenario return on Aug. 30, while punter Adam Podlesh has also caused concern for the Bears' special teams with a possibly serious knee injury of his own.
Game Date/Time: Friday, August 24; 8 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
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