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The Bear's Den: October 3, 2016

Detroit gets to change their favorite hashtag from #weownthebears to #weownlastplace after a dominating win by Chicago in the offensive and defensive phases of the game. Special teams? Not so much.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports



Week 4 Postgame Show: Jordan Howard Shines as Bears Get Scarce Home Win - Da Bears Brothers - The Chicago Bears finally got their first win of 2016, which was their first win at home in almost a year. We hope you enjoy this week's postgame show!

Week 4: Bears defeat Lions 17-14 for first win of the season - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears pick up their first win of the season? Join us as they lost the Detroit Lions (1-2) at Soldier Field (Noon, FOX).

Wiederer: Eddie Royal's big gain, big day help lift Bears to first victory - Chicago TribuneEddie Royal opened Sunday's scoring with a 4-yard first-quarter touchdown catch. Yet his biggest contribution was a 64-yard catch with 5:43 left in the third quarter.

Rosenbloom: It's not the win that matters, it's that Bears players such as Jordan Howard starred - Chicago Tribune - The best thing about the win might be settling for hints of progress displayed by any young player who’s likely to be around if the Bears ever contend again.

Chicago Bears News - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears news from the Chicago Tribune. Read the latest Chicago Bears stories, view photos, watch videos and more.

Cox: Bears get back on track in 17-14 win over Lions - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears got their first win of the season as they starting to put it all together in a 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions.

Perez: Brian Hoyer is our Player of the Game in Bears’ Week 4 win over LionP - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer stole the show in the team's first win of the season over the Lions in Week 4 of the 2016 NFL season

Kaberon: Royal does it all in the win - - Eddie Royal came through with multiple big plays on Sunday, helping the Bears to their first victory of the season.

Potash: John Timu? Jacoby Glenn? Unheralded playmakers spark defense - Chicago Sun-Times - A week ago, Bears linebacker John Timu was on the practice squad. Sunday, he made a difference.

Perez: Studs and duds from Bears’ Week 4 win over Lions - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' Week 4 win over the Lions was a team effort with several players having standout performances

Jahns: Bears have struggles on special teams - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at three things from Sunday's game between the Bears and Lions.

Biggs: Bears defense shows spark in victory over Lions - Chicago Tribune - The Lions offense was held out of the end zone, no small accomplishment for a defense that had not played a complete game and was steamrolled last week.

Campbell: Bears put together solid performance to beat Lions for 1st victory - Chicago Tribune - The Bears established a semblance of an identity against a Lions defense that entered Week 4 allowing more yards per carry (5.1) than any team in the NFL.

Perez: Instant analysis of Chicago Bears’ 17-14 win over Detroit Lions - Bears Wire
- Instant analysis of the Bears Week 4 win over the Lions

Finley: Bears top Lions, 17-14, claim first home victory in almost a year - Chicago Sun-Times - It wasn’t pretty, but the Bears did something they hadn’t done in 364 days at Soldier Field: win.

Morrissey: Bears finally find a running game thanks to line, Jordan Howard - Chicago Sun-Times - First victory of the year fueled by rookie's 111 yards.

Finley: Bears lose Kevin White to ankle injury, but receivers see spark - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears receivers say they can be the best group in the NFL. Now they need to stay healthy.

Krinch: Bears will ride Jordan Howard going forward after impressive first start - CSN Chicago - After an impressive performance in his first career NFL start, Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard made it clear he's ready for an expanded role.

Krinch: Bears hang on to top Lions, earn first win of the year - CSN Chicago - The defense limited the Lions to a single score and Brian Hoyer threw two touchdowns as the Bears topped Detroit, 17-14, Sunday at Soldier Field.

Fishbain: Young corners step up in shutting down Lions' passing attack - Pro Football Weekly - Picks for Glenn, Hall help Bears make up for Porter's injury

Perez: Bears vs. Lions Box Score: Jordan Howard shines in first NFL start - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard shined in the first start of his career against the Lions in Week 4 of the NFL season

Krinch: Bears hang on to top Lions, earn first win of the year - CSN Chicago - The defense limited the Lions to a single score and Brian Hoyer threw two touchdowns as the Bears topped Detroit, 17-14, Sunday at Soldier Field.

Week 4 Photos: Bears 17, Lions 14 - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the game on Oct. 2, 2016, at Soldier Field.

Bears fans tailgate before the Lions game - Chicago Tribune - Bears fans tailgate outside Soldier Field before the game against the Lions on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Mayer: Bears defense plays 'lights out' in win - - Motivated to improve following a disappointing performance a week earlier in Dallas, the Bears defense played "lights out" in an impressive 17-14 win over the Lions Sunday at Soldier Field.

Mayer: Bears beat Lions for first victory - - Backed by a resilient offense and a defense that not did allow a touchdown, the Bears recorded their first win of the season Sunday with a 17-14 victory over the Detroit Lions.

LeGere: Bears show some offense, end losing streak with 17-14 win - Daily Herald - Having lost six straight at home and six straight to the visiting Lions, the Bears were overdue to end both slumps.They did Sunday with a victory at Soldier Field over the visitors from Detroit, for their first win of the season after three losses. The loss dropped the Lions to 1-3 as well.

Wiederer: (Before game) Look how far the Bears have fallen, and they can't seem to get up - Chicago Tribune - A loss to Lions on Sunday and Bears would be 0-4 for first time since 2000. A victory? That would be like a pinky-sized bandage on a gaping flesh wound.

Haugh: (Before Game) For winless Bears taking on beatable Lions at home, it's a matter of pride - Chicago Tribune - At some point, as losses and frustration mount, pride must factor in for 0-3 Bears, who are running out of beatable opponents before their off week.


Jahns: Bears QB Brian Hoyer was good, but cool it on QB controversy talk - Chicago Sun-Times - Hoyer, a 30-year-old veteran with starts for four teams over the last four seasons, knows the talk is coming, though.

Imrem: Let the Chicago Bears quarterback controversy begin - Daily Herald - Let the Jay Cutler-Brian Hoyer QB controversy begin for the Chicago Bears.

Haugh: Brian Hoyer leads Bears to 1st win, but backup role still suits him best - Chicago Tribune - The Bears asked quarterback Brian Hoyer to do little more than protect the ball and move the chains against a bad Lions defense, and he complied.

Mullen: Brian Hoyer's play produces Cutler trade rumors...and a Bears win - CSN Chicago - As Brian Hoyer continues his impressive play, he's producing victories...and potentially Jay Cutler trade rumors.


Florio: Bill Belichick’s postgame press conference was classic Bill Belichick - ProFootballTalk - There was nothing specific about Bill Belichick's postgame press conference following his first shutout loss as coach of the Patriots that merits a headline or a stand-alone post. But, generally, the whole thing was classic Belichick. So here it is, in full and as circulated by the team.


Payton: Lions at Bears, What just happened? - Pride Of Detroit - The streak is over Lions fans. The hashtag #WeOwnTheBears must be retired now. The Lions have lost to the Bears for the first time since 2012 and it was as ugly as you thought it would be. The Bears were too much for the Lions and they won 17-14. Ken's Note: Always glad to help a fellow blogger out, Mike. Now that you have retired your failed #WeOwnTheBears hashtag, you can replace it with the new Lions hashtag #WeOwnLastPlace. Enjoy & best wishes on your new social media adventure!

Three winners, five losers in Lions’ disappointing loss to Bears - Pride Of Detroit - There’s a lot of bad to talk about, not so much good.


Zeglinski: Bears elevate Ben Braunecker, waive CJ Wilson - Windy City Gridiron
- It’s "Braunck Time" in Chicago as the young tight end gets a chance with the Bears making more moves.

Noble: Chicago Bears Cody Whitehair among best rookies from 2016 NFL draft class through three games - Windy City Gridiron
Cody Whitehair has been named one of the highest-ranking rookies in the entire 2016 Draft class through the first three games of the season.

Noble: Jay Cutler inactive for second straight game with thumb injury - Windy City Gridiron
- The Chicago Bears annouced their list of inactive players for Week 4.

Noble: Brian Hoyer leads Chicago to 17-14 victory over Detroit - Windy City Gridiron
- The Chicago Bears finally got their first win of the 2016 season, thanks to tough defense and Brian Hoyer’s command of offense


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