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The Bear's Den: October 16, 2016

Yeah, well, Green Bay lost too, so... there's that!

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Ken's Note: Seriously, it's a football game, some folks need to lighten the heck up! So... I present...

The Bear's Den: Hee Haw Edition


Mullin: No excuses for the inexcusable, Bears collapse late to fall to Jaguars - CSN Chicago - After blowing a 13-point lead to the Jaguars, the Bears are still searching for an identity.

The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz: Bears vs. Jaguars Full Postgame Reaction - WGN Radio - 720 AM - Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman break down the Bears’ ugly 17-16 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bears fall to 1-5 on the year, their worst start since 2004. Next up, John Fox brings his squad into Lambeau Field for a Thursday night tilt with the 3-2 Packers.

Jones: Another one in the loss column for the Bears - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears lost yet again this week, falling to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field to fall to 1-5 on the year.

Hub Arkush: Downward spiral for Chicago Bears continues, but do they know how to fix it? - Pro Football Weekly - Bears have to be considered one of the league's worst teams with 1-5 record


Emma: Bears Go From Bad To Worse - CBS Chicago - "The Bears are who we thought they were." Ken's Note: No offense intended, but that lead has been used 794 bazillion times already this week.

Rosenbloom: The most aggravating thing about this Bears season - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are lousy, getting worse, and are heading toward hopeless. And that brings us to the most aggravating, maddening thing about this Bears clown college. Ken's Note: Go say that to Kyle Long's face. Honk his nose like a clown. I double-dog dare you.

Haugh: Loss to Jaguars makes Bears hit rock bottom in Fox era — so far - Chicago Tribune - The Bears blew a 13-0 fourth-quarter lead at home to one of the NFL's worst teams, so bright spots were harder to find in their locker room than a Pro Bowl player. Ken's Note: I don't really have anything to say about this story, I got bored after the first paragraph and skipped the rest... but I feel like I have to comment here since I commented the other three horsemen of the BearsPocalypse... fair is fair....

DIckerson: Chicago Bears hit rock bottom in unacceptable home loss to Jaguars - ESPN - By blowing a 13-point fourth-quarter lead to the hapless Jaguars, the Bears reached a new low in John Fox's tenure as head coach. Ken's Note: I made an exception to my "No ESPN" rule because if ever there's a time to post something by the TMZ of sports, the Hee Haw Den is definitely it, Excessive misery, indeed... thanks for taking "over the top" right on further over the top, Jeff! Now back to the Den Ignore list you go until you at least reach the credibility level of The Onion.

Mayer: Bears struggle late, fall to Jaguars - - The Bears led into the fourth quarter, but were unable to hold off the Jaguars in a 17-16 loss on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Finley: A new low? Bears blow fourth-quarter lead, lose to Jaguars, 17-16 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears pitched a shutout through three quarters but struggled to find the end zone, and paid the price in a 17-16 loss Sunday at Soldier Field.

Finley: Bears' Alshon Jeffery 'We have to score (freaking) touchdowns' - Chicago Sun-Times - Alshon Jeffery’s R-rated summation of the Bears’ offensive struggles took only 18 words.

LeGere: Bears settle for field goals -- and a loss - Daily Herald - Clearly the Bears' offensive formula of dinking and dunking the ball down the field, piling up yardage and settling for field goals isn't working. A change at quarterback is needed and is expected soon.


Fishbain: Red-zone issues plague Chicago Bears again in loss to Jacksonville Jaguars - Pro Football Weekly - Bears offense stalled too often in the second half

Fishbain: Alshon Jeffery gets going early, but Chicago Bears' offense fails to capitalize - Pro Football Weekly - Bears 1 for 4 in the red zone, scoring only 16 points

Perez: Jordan Howard loses carries to Ka’Deem Carey - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard appeared to lose ground on the starting running back job in the Week 6 loss to the Jaguars

Finley: Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard stuffed by Jaguars - Chicago Sun-Times - Jordan Howard’s star turn in his first two career starts didn’t carry over into his third.

Mullin: Bears Grades, Defense bends, breaks late as Jaguars score 17 in fourth quarter - CSN Chicago - The Bears defense finally broke in the fourth quarter, allowing 17 points to the Jaguars in Sunday's loss.

Mullin: Bears Grades, Offense out of balance in loss to Jaguars - CSN Chicago - The Bears made noise on offense again, but failed to punch it in the end zone on numerous occasions in their 17-16 loss to Jacksonville.

Week 6 Photos: Jaguars 17, Bears 16 - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears-Jaguars game at Soldier Field on Oct. 16, 2016.

Week 6 live blog: Bears blow lead, fall 17-16 to Jaguars - Chicago Tribune - The 1-4 Bears host the 1-3 Jaguars at Soldier Field on Sunday (Noon, CBS). Join us for game updates, tweets from the beat, photos and more.

Wiederer: As Tracy Porter slips, winnable game slips away for Bears - Chicago TribuneArrelious Benn sprung up, broke into a full sprint and outraced Tracy Porter, Bryce Callahan and Harold Jones-Quartey to the end zone for the winning TD.


Siettmann: Jacksonville wins 17-16 on the road in Chicago - Big Cat Country - Gus Bradley has his first road win in October with a 17-16 win over the Bears.

Mayer: Bears doomed again by red-zone woes - - The Bears continued a season-long trend Sunday, once again racking up yards but failing to score a commensurate number of points in a 17-16 loss to the Jaguars.

Jahns: It's on John Fox to right Bears' sinking ship ... can he do it? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears cemented themselves as of one the worst teams in the league with a 17-16 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Potash: Brian Hoyer does his best, and it's just not good enough - Chicago Sun-Times - Brian Hoyer was sacked only once Sunday and even that seemed like a prudent move.

Charles Tillman responds to Martellus Bennett's criticism - FOX Sports - Martellus Bennett shares some aggresive words to describe his former Bears teammates.

Campbell: Bears fail to punch it in enough, get punched in gut by Jaguars - Chicago Tribune - Brian Hoyer threw for more than 300 yards (302 to be exact) and no interceptions for the third straight game. But the Bears crossed the goal line only once.


Western: Turnovers & run defense doom Packers in 30-16 loss - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay's defense struggled against the NFL's best offensive line and the offense could not overcome its own mistakes as Dallas won on Sunday.

Perez: Bears could get Kevin White back in Week 13 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears could welcome back WR Kevin White back in Week 13 after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured fibula in Week 4

Perez: Willie Young is our Player of the Game in Bears’ Week 6 loss to Jaguars - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears season all but came to an end in Week 6 vs. the Jaguars, but OLB Willie Young's two sacks were a lone bright spot in loss

Perez: Bears’ offensive line a big reason for recent success in running game - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears offensive line has been graded by Pro Football Focus as one of the better run-blocking units in the NFL

BearsTalk: The Right Combination, Bears rack up receiving yards - CSN Chicago - The Bears gained plenty of yards through the air in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Krinch: While Bears continue downward spiral, Cameron Meredith opening eyes in Chicago - CSN Chicago - In a season defined by disappointment, Bears second-year Cameron Meredith wide receiver has been one of the few bright spots in 2016.


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For those of you too young or who have good taste enough to never have watched the dreadful show Hee Haw, I share this so you can be in on the joke... one of the show's recurring bits.