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The Bear's Den: October 10, 2016

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Some bad things and some good things happened for the Chicago Bears in Indy, as young players succeed and fail against the Colts.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bernstein: Bears Just Good Enough To Lose - CBS Chicago - The Bears only succeed in sustaining the possibility of possibilities until the clock runs out yet again.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears can't capitalize on 522 yards of offense in loss to Indianapolis Colts - Pro Football Weekly - Bears bit by penalties, stalled red-zone drives in 29-23 defeat

Mayer: Bears fall to Colts 29-23 - ChicagoBears.comAndrew Luck's 35-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton in the fourth quarter was the difference as the Bears lost to the Colts 29-23 Sunday in Indianapolis.

Kaberon: Hoyer Thrives but Bears Still Fall - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Brian Hoyer put up big numbers on Sunday, but all he’s focused on is the final score.

Emma: Brian Hoyer Has Minimized Bears’ Big Target - CBS Chicago - Alshon Jeffery has been a non-factor with Hoyer at quarterback.

Mayer: Howard, Meredith shine in loss to Colts - ChicagoBears.com - Running back Jordan Howard and receiver Cameron Meredith provided at least two bright spots for the Bears in Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Colts in Indianapolis.

Cox: Alshon Jeffery on offensive production, ‘If we don’t win the game, that [expletive] don’t matter’ | Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' number one wide receiver was frustrated with his offense in his team's 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Jahns: Brian Hoyer was good, but Jay Cutler beats the Colts - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are 1-4. Do they miss QB Jay Cutler? Yes, they do.

Mullen: Offense produces big numbers but commit errors at worst times in loss to Colts | CSN Chicago - The Bears offense produced big numbers, but they also had big errors at the worst times in their loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Jahns: Bears starting safeties argue on the sideline - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations from the Bears' loss to the Colts.

Mullen: Bears loss to Colts sets a new mark for frustration in 2016 - CSN Chicago - The Bears can only blame themselves for Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in a game that was for their taking-

LeGere: Bears' Hoyer almost hits 400 yards, but still not guaranteed starter - Daily Herald - Coach John Fox didn't want to debate the merits of Brian Hoyer holding on to the quarterback job after former starter Jay Cutler has fully recovered from the sprained right thumb that has sidelined him for three games.Not even after Hoyer's third straight 300-yard passing game.

VIDEO: Rookie RB Jordan Howard rumbles for 57 yards - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard ripped off a 57-yard run in the first half of the Bears vs. Colts Week 5 game.

Perez: Instant analysis of the Bears’ Week 5 loss to the Colts - Bears Wire - An instant analysis of the Bears (Win/loss) to the Colts in Week 5 of the 2016 NFL season.

Mullen: Defense gets Colts QB Andrew Luck down but far from out in loss - CSN Chicago - The Bears recorded give sacks on Andrew Luck, but it wasn't enough in their 29-23 loss to the Colts on Sunday afternoon.

Bears Talk Podcast: Do Bears have a QB controversy? - CSN Chicago - In the latest Bears Talk Podcast, the crew breaks down the loss vs. Indianapolis and whether there's a quarterback controversy.

Campbell: Colts' T.Y. Hilton burns inexperienced Bear Jacoby Glenn - Chicago TribuneJacoby Glenn, the second-year reserve cornerback, was trailing receiver T.Y. Hilton when Hilton ran underneath Andrew Luck's throw for a 35-yard touchdown.

Finley: Bears fall short to flawed Colts, 29-23, in Indianapolis - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer floated an incomplete pass too high and behind wide receiver Cameron Meredith as Alshon Jeffery stood alone in the end zone.

Finley: Career day for Bears WR Cam Meredith spoiled by late fumble - Chicago Sun-Times - Of course Cam Meredith was excited. The Bears’ second-year receiver ran a stutter and go route Sunday, and Colts cornerback Patrick Robinson stumbled. Wide open for a 14-yard touchdown, Meredith caught the pass, landed and slid on his back out of the end zone. He settled next to a television camera and waved his right hand — hello! ­— right into the lens.

The Right Combination: Brian Hoyer distributes well against Colts - CSN Chicago - Brian Hoyer had another successful day under center for the Bears, going 33-for-43 for 397 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bears' 29-23 loss to the Colts.

AP: Brian Hoyer, Bears can't rally late in loss to Colts - CSN Chicago - Brian Hoyer played well again but the Bears were unable to hold a fourth-quarter lead in their 29-23 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

LeGere: Chicago Bears rally but fall short against Colts 29-23 - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears rallied in the fourth quarter to take the lead but it wasn't enough. Bob LeGere has the details on the disappointing 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Week 5 photos: Colts 29, Bears 23 - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 9, 2016.

Wiederer: Connor Barth's struggles continue as Bears fall again - Chicago Tribune - Connor Barth's placekicking issues are now a full-blown issue. He has missed three of his eight field-goal attempts this season, including a 49-yarder Sunday.

Biggs: Jay Cutler or Brian Hoyer? Bears' problems run so deep, does it matter? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears, who were penalized 10 times for 80 yards, are making so many mistakes that their margin for error is thin, even against a weak opponent like the Colts.

Campbell: Bears' Jordan Howard honors late father with quiet determination - Chicago Tribune - How Jordan Howard repeatedly has lowered his shoulder in life explains his ascent to a Bears starting role while adding to his sense of accomplishment.

Bears fall to 1-4 after 29-23 loss to Colts - Chicago Tribune - The Bears dropped to 1-4 Sunday afternoon, unable to complete a late rally in a 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Rosendoom: The answer is there is no answer at QB for the Bears - Chicago Tribune - The Bears were fourth-and-8 at the Colts 28, less than a minute remained in a game the Bears trailed by six points, and Brian Hoyer hit Alshon Jeffery with a

The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz (10/9/16) Quick Hit: "We’re watching arena football now in the NFL" - WGN Radio - Ed O’Bradovich, Dan Hampton and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman give their opening thoughts on the Bears’ 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. John Fox and company fall to 1-4 on the year, and head back to Solider Field to host the 1-3 Jaguars next week.

Weaver: Chicago Bears beat themselves, Week 5 Recap - Cover32 - The 2016 Chicago Bears have graduated from getting dominated by opponents to beating themselves. Today they lost a winnable game...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Lichtenstadter: Colts mascot forced to hold sign praising Jaguars mascot after losing bet - The Comeback - After the Jaguars beat the Colts last week in London, the Colts mascot "Blue" had to honor a bet that he made with the Jags mascot Jaxson De Ville.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Smith: Lions choke away early lead, come back to beat Eagles - ProFootballTalk - The Lions handed the Eagles their first loss of the season today in Detroit, but it wasn't easy. Despite letting the Lions jump out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and a 21-10 lead at halftime, the Eagles turned things around, dominated the second half and appeared set to win the game.

Florio: Vikings head into bye at 5-0 - ProFootballTalk - In late August, Vikings fans seemed ready to adopt the annual "we'll get 'em next year" posture much earlier than usual. Fast forward to Week Five, and the Vikings head into their annual bye week at 5-0. Somehow.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Bears promote Hurst, waive Wilson - Windy City Gridiron - Just one day before the team takes on the Indianapolis Colts, the Bears hDoneave made a roster move. In is Demontre Hurst, who spent last season as the Bears’ nickel before losing his job to Bryce...

Noble: Bears vs Colts Inactives, QB Jay Cutler misses another start with thumb injury - Windy City Gridiron - Here is the complete list of inactives for the Chicago Bears.

Noble: Bears lose 23-29 heartbreaker despite showing competitiveness - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears played good football on Sunday.

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