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The Bear's Den: October 18, 2016 (Rock Bottom Edition)

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"Rock Bottom" is now officially the most overused phrase in Chicago Bears reporters vocabulary

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

SUBSOIL

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in loss - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Jaguars Sunday at Soldier Field.

Perez: Stock up, Stock Down after Bears’ Week 6 loss to Jaguars - Bears Wire - A look at whose stock is on the rise, and whose is falling, after the Chicago Bears' Week 6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 17-16 loss to the Jaguars - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Bears did something they had not done in more than 17 years — blow a game at Soldier Field with a 13-point lead entering the 4th quarter.

Mullin: A Bears turnaround involves more than just winning at Green Bay - CSN Chicago - Finishing games and playing with confidence are two themes John Fox is trying to instill in his 1-5 Bears. Ken's Note: Nonsense, winning at Green Bay is the single most important thing we can do this year since the playoffs are out of the picture.

SUBSTRATUM

Baffoe: I Miss Jay Cutler - CBS Chicago - The Bears may or may not be bad with Cutler. But without him, we're certain that they're boring.

Locked On Bears Podcast: Inefficient offense again rears ugly head in one-point loss, new low point for Fox-Pace regime - But... not quite Rock Bottom?

BEDROCK (ROCK BOTTOM)

Wiedman: Chicago Bears Finally Hit Rock Bottom with Loss to Jaguars - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears have finally hit rock bottom and it lives in the NFC North. How much more can this team take in unfinished games?

Weaver: Chicago Bears own the worst offense in the NFL - Cover32 - Through six games so far this year the Chicago Bears are averaging 16.8 points per contest, which is the lowest mark in the NFL. How did it come to this?

Perez: Bears alone as division’s cellar dwellar - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are last in the NFC North standings through six games of 2016

GLACIAL ERRATICS

Hirchhorn: Aaron Rodgers at center of offensive woes - Acme Packing CompanyAaron Rodgers deserves the lion's share of blame for how poorly the Packers offense has looked this season.

Stroud: Despite winning field goal, doubts persist about Bucs' Aguayo - Tampa Bay Times - Roberto Aguayo's 38-yard field goal on the final play to beat the Panthers 17-14 Monday night not only won a crucial game for the Bucs, it bought the organization more time to decide which direction to go with their wayward kicker. Ken's Note: At least we didn't draft a kicker in the second round only to have him go .500 for the season so far...

Fonseea: Lovie Smith gets first Big Ten victory with Illinois stopping Rutgers 24-7 - Chicago Tribune
- The third try was a charm for Illinois' first-year coach Lovie Smith as he posted his first Big Ten victory Saturday with a 24-7 triumph over Rutgers. Ken's Note: At least SOMEBODY in Illinois won something this weekend!

Gantt: Chiefs can’t get enough of Hungry Pig Right - ProFootballTalk - It's one thing to call a play for a fat guy. When you give it an epic name, it almost has to work. Via Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, the touchdown scored by 346-pound Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe yesterday came on a play with possibly the perfect name for a football play.

Smith: Jadeveon Clowney drawing double teams, and praise, in Houston - ProFootballTalk - In his first two NFL seasons, Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was a bit of a disappointment as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. This year, things are different.

Alper: Ezekiel Elliott on record-setting pace through six games - ProFootballTalk - There's been plenty of focus on the quarterback position through the first six games of the Cowboys season thanks to the way Dak Prescott has stepped up into the job with Tony Romo injured and that focus will continue as Romo nears clearance from his back injury in the coming weeks.

Smith: Vontaze Burfict takes cheap shot at Martellus Bennett’s knee - ProFootballTalkBengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's repeated dirty play got him suspended for the first three games of this season, but he does not appear to have learned his lesson.

Florio: Las Vegas relocation decision expected in 6-9 months - ProFootballTalk - NFL owners will meet this week in Houston. When they do, they won't be voting on a possible move of the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas. The issue will land on the agenda sooner than later, however.

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS

O'Donnell: 'Trace' Sorey, son of former Bears guard, dead at 24 in drowning - Chicago Sun-Times - Revie 'Trace' Sorey III, son of former Chicago Bears player Revie Sorey, has died at 24, victim of an accidental drowning at a pool in Los Angeles. Ken's Note: The staff of Windy City Gridiron extend our condolences to the the Sorey family,

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schweickert: Bears Vs. Jaguars Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears left a number of great opportunities to seal a win against a bad Jaguars team on the field. Consequently, they lost. We’re going over our notes from yesterday’s loss.

Noble: Bears fan acts like an asshole, instigates a fight with Jaguars fan - Windy City Gridiron - Don’t be like this guy. Don’t be a terrible human being.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears snap counts, stats and more: Frustration with a capital F - Windy City Gridiron - We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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