CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs onto the field during player introductions as Jay Cutler #6 waits. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Football is finally (almost) here. After a memorable off-season, the Bears finally get the chance to show if they can live up to potential. Here's what you need to watch for as you tune in.
Urlacher, Urlacher, Urlacher: The man who has been a mainstay of the Bears defense for more than a decade is now a question mark. Though he is expected to play, how he will do is unknown because he hasn't played in the pre-season. Will it be the Urlacher of old, or will the 34-year-old star be hobbled?
Receivers make their debut: The pre-season gave Bears fans sneak peeks of what Jay Cutler and his new and improved band of receivers can do, but Sunday will be their debut at full strength. Will Cutler and Brandon Marshall still produce magic? Will Alshon Jeffery continue to impress? What role will the Bears veterans have?
Holding the line: As usual, the Bears offensive line is an area of concern. Watch the tackles to see if J'Marcus Webb excels in his starting role or if Gabe Carimi has the endurance to play all game.
No Luck: Andrew Luck is making his pro debut on Sunday, and the Bears pass rush will work to make the day as unpleasant as possible. He is expect to have Austin Collie back as a receiver, but he'll need to contend with Julius Peppers and Co. to get his passes of.
Who will punt? It's not often that an NFL team has two punters, much less a punting controversy. But after Ryan Quigley performed so well in pre-season when Adam Podlesh was injured, Chicago found they have two good punters to choose from. Who will handle the punts on Sunday?
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