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The Bears Den: November 18, 2013 - Week 11 Bears-Ravens news & notes

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Bears endure storm delay, edge Ravens in OT - Larry Mayer: What had to be the longest game in Bears history no doubt will also go down as one of the most memorable, thanks to a long weather delay and a pulsating overtime victory.

Bears pass character tests in OT win - Moon Mullin: Victory accomplished with myriad young players giving what the franchise hopes was a preview.

Imperfect screen pass turns out perfect for Bears - Rich Campbell: Play's true majesty lies in how the O-line turned a potential bust into a TD.

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Chicago Bears 23, Baltimore Ravens 20 (OT)

Bears outlast Ravens in overtime after weather delay - Game report and [Video] highlights from Box score.

Larry Mayer's Game Blog - Q. Larry, what's your prediction for today's game? LM: Pain!

Rapid Reaction - Michael C. Wright's thoughts on the Bears' 23-20 overtime win over the Ravens at Soldier Field. Locker Room Buzz. Jeff Dickerson: 5 things we learned.

Rapid Reaction - Dan Durkin: The Bears weathered the storm, literally and figuratively, in a 23-20 marathon win over the Ravens. How did each unit fare?

Bears top Ravens in OT after long, bizarre day - Tom Pelissero: Gould sneaks 38-yard FG inside the right upright to lift Chicago into a tie for the NFC North lead with Detroit at 6-4.

Bears battle elements, early deficit as Gould seals OT win - Patrick Finley: The turning point Sunday was at the 5-yard line in the south end zone with 36 seconds left in regulation.

Bears overcome multiple twists and turns - Bob LeGere: The Bears clawed back into a first-place tie in the NFC North, and did it the hard way.

Bears deserve credit for weathering storm, finding way to win - Rick Morrissey: Bears should be proud, having come back from a 10-0 deficit during which time they looked overmatched.

Bears hit ‘reset button’ after weather delay - Dan Bernstein: By taking fair advantage of swampy conditions and an unexpected break that let him keep coaching via an impromptu walk-through to correct mistakes, Trestman comes out on the better side of what could have been an ugly day for him.

[Video] Jeff Dickerson & Michael C. Wright - JD and MCW discuss the Bears' win against the Ravens, which put Chicago into a tie with Detroit for the best record in the NFC North.

Bears, McCown do something 'special' - Dan Wiederer: Josh McCown and Martellus Bennett combined on the clutch 43-yard completion that set up Robbie Gould's 38-yard field goal in overtime for a 23-20 Bears victory.

Trestman, McCown help Bears regain traction - David Haugh: The Bears overcame every challenge the Ravens and Mother Nature provided to produce the most memorable, if not significant, moment of Trestman's first season.

[Video] PostGame Live - Moon Mullin breaks down Bears overtime win.

Bears find the will, a way to win - Barry Rozner: The Bears are staying alive in the playoff race despite a rash of injuries to very important players, and at the same time developing a belief in their coach and in each other that’s rather impressive.

Bad weather, offense, defense ... good Bears win - Steve Rosenbloom: Of course Bears-Ravens went overtime Sunday. But the Bears climbed out of the Soldier Field tar pit with a big win.

[Video] ESPN - Eric Allen breaks down the Bears' win and talks Trestman, the defense, and Gould.

Game review - The Tribune's drive-by-drive, Three Bears, and stats from the game.

Bears do well on very little solid ground - Bob LeGere: Marc Trestman never had experienced a situation like Sunday at Soldier Field. But some of his players had, and they handled the elements better than the Ravens in a 23-20 overtime victory.

Bears guilty of season-high 13 penalties - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears’ players made no excuses for the overwhelming number of miscues, but it is likely the weather conditions Sunday played a role.

Bears' penalties don't prove fatal - Dan Wiederer: The Ravens accepted 13 penalties for 111 yards, the Bears' most erratic effort in that category all season. By far.


Josh McCown keeps Bears winning - Michael C. Wright: McCown led the Bears to a 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens to stay right in the thick of the fight for the NFC North crown.

Backup Josh McCown feels like Mr. Right - Rick Telander: The love affair this soft-spoken and courteous but enthusiastic QB has started with Chicago football fans is something of a once-in-a-lifetime bromance.

McCown keeping playoff hopes alive - Adam Hoge: McCown outplayed Flacco and completed his latest strong performance as Cutler’s backup, posting a 92.9 passer rating in brutal weather condition.

McCown comes through again - Fred Mitchell: Starting his second game this season in place of the injured Jay Cutler, Josh McCown helped direct the Bears to a 23-20 overtime victory.

A picture of calm - Jon Greenberg: Josh McCown provided the calm during a stormy afternoon as the Bears overcame the Ravens for a key victory.

McCown proves to be the right guy at the right time - Scott Krinch: McCown isn’t the long-term solution at QB for the Bears, but with the possible future sidelined with an ankle injury, the veteran is flourishing in the present.

QB controversy? Not for Bears, there isn't - Mike Imrem: Cutler will resume being the Bears' starter when healthy and McCown will resume being his backup. Trestman wants no debate over that.


Trestman shows strong faith in defense on odd day - Adam L. Jahns: It wasn’t pretty, but the Bears made the goal-line stand in regulation, and Trestman’s trust paid off in overtime when another stop was needed.

D-line comes through in clutch - Brad Biggs: David Bass, Julius Peppers have big games as the D-line made enough plays to help pull out an overtime victory over the Ravens.

Julius Peppers finds his lost spark - Patrick Finley: Stories from the locker room told varying versions: that he gave the team a pep talk during the weather delay, that he congratulated the team afterward, that he predicted a big game for himself.

Young Bears provide a defensive jolt - Joe Aguilar: On a soggy Sunday against the Ravens, young Bears D-linemen provided the kind of jolt a beaten-up "D" has lacked most of this season.

Bass 'in the right place at the right time’ for pick 6 - Mark Potash: For one day, the Bears had some unlikely difference-makers in a game in which every play counted.

Gould and his kicking crew come through in the wind, slop - Mark Potash: Robbie Gould is used to inclement conditions. But not quite like this.

More from the game

[Video] PostGame Live - Statement win for Trestman's Bears?

Game notes - Larry Mayer: Gould's 38-yard field goal gives Bears OT win; Peppers' most productive game of the season; run D struggles.

Game notes - Larry Mayer: Bass provides major boost with first NFL TD; Martellus Bennett's 43-yard reception in OT a career-long; more from the game.

Stats & Info - takes a look at some stats and facts from Sunday's game.

[Video] PostGame Live - Jen Lada, Moon Mullin: We learned a lot about the Bears.

Game notes - Adam Hoge: Rookies come through on defense; costly day on penalties; Forte bounces back; more from the game.

Game notes - Adam L. Jahns: Alshon Jeffery delivers in clutch situations; Suggs and Dumervil were contained; Paea departed in first half with toe injury.

Game notes - Rich Campbell: Gould nails 11th game-winning FG; Trestman opted for field position on Q4 punt from Ravens' 44; more from the game.

Game notes - Bob LeGere: McCown knows his role with Bears; Gould handles field conditions to kick three FGs; more from the game.

Four Downs - Dan Wiederer's thoughts and observations on Bears-Ravens.

[Video] PostGame Live - Why not go for it on 4th down? Trestman not taking chances.

Week 11: A lot to weather - John Clayton: Weather was a big factor, especially in Chicago, but Bears overcome delay and powerful winds.

Bears players take to Twitter - Bears players expressed their thoughts via social media following Sunday's victory over the Ravens.

Bears quotes - Postgame quotes from McCown, Gould, Marshall, Long, Bostic, Bass and Trestman.

Photos from ... Sun-Times (& bonus: rain-soaked fans) ... DailyHerald ... Tribune.

Game grades

Game grades - Jeff Dickerson's report card for Bears-Ravens.

Stock Watch - Patrick Finley: Bowman. Bowman.

[Video] PostGame Live - The PGL panel pick their Monsters of the Midway.

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