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The Bear's Den: November 14, 2016

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At least the Packers & Vikings lost, right?

It was just plain one of those days.
It was just plain one of those days.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Fishbain: Chicago Bears turn it over five times, fall flat on offense in loss to Buccaneers - Pro Football Weekly - Bears got to the red zone only one time and scored 10 points vs. the Buccaneers

Mayer: Bears blasted by Bucs in Tampa - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears followed their best game of the season with one of their worst, committing five turnovers in an embarrassing 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers in Tampa.

Williams: Cameron Meredith Makes Insane Catch on Bears Hail Mary (Video) - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears converted on an insane Hail Mary attempt at the end of the first half thanks to an incredible catch by Cameron Meredith.

White: While it seems like Déjà vu for the Bears, there remain reasons for Optimism - Da Bears Brothers - There's no doubt about it: This game felt terrible. However, there has been measurable progress.

Mullin: Bears continue disturbing pattern of playing their worst when stakes are highest - CSN Chicago - On Sunday, the Bears simply unraveled over and over again in their 36-10 blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

LeGere: Cutler, Bears suffer humiliating loss in Tampa - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears' victory on Halloween didn't provide any momentum in Sunday's humiliating 36-10 loss in Tampa to the Buccaneers, who had lost six straight at home and 18 of their previous 21.

Widerer: Ankle injury could be season-ending for Bears guard Kyle Long - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are expecting to be without Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long after he suffered a serious right ankle injury during Sunday’s 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Campbell: Chris Conte happy to add to Bears' misery - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears safety Chris Conte still carries with him the hate spewed his way on social media by countless Bears fans during his four years with the team.

Finley: Unmitigated mess, Bears blown out by Bucs 36-10, lose Kyle Long - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears were the definition of inexcusable Sunday, a walking navy-and-orange disaster.

Morrissey: After two weeks of rah-rah, Bears don't do doo-doo against Bucs - Chicago Sun-Times - Awful loss for Jay Cutler and John Fox.

DeWitt: Week 10 Postgame Show, Bears Can't Overcome Cutler's Mistakes - Da Bears Brothers - Jay Cutler put his team behind the eight ball with three turnovers, and the Bears were unable to overcome those mistakes.

Mullin: Offense degenerates with turnovers, inept execution vs. bottom-feeder Buccaneers defense - CSN Chicago - The Bears offense committed four turnovers in their 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay.

Widerer: Ankle injury could be season-ending for Bears guard Kyle Long - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are expecting to be without Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long after he suffered a serious right ankle injury during Sunday’s 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Rosenbloom: Change this Bears team now, and start with Jay Cutler - Chicago Tribune - The failure of this Bears organization starts and ends with the quarterback position. The player has failed, the coaching has failed, the GM has failed.

Haugh: Travesty in Tampa confirms Bears one of NFL's worst; nobody should feel safe - Chicago Tribune - A Bears team so maddeningly inconsistent 22 months into a regime requires a thorough evaluation, from the person who signs the checks to the bottom.

Biggs: Bears strut into Tampa overconfident, then get humiliated - Chicago Tribune - The Bears were a confident bunch after their win over the Vikings and a week off. They should believe in themselves, but on Sunday you have to show up and play.

Wiederer: Sloppiness abounds as Bears get pummeled in Tampa - Chicago Tribune - Coming out of a week off and facing a shaky Buccaneers team that had been winless at home, the Bears imploded, turning in their worst performance all year.

Schwab: Oh right, that's why the Chicago Bears are ready to give up on Jay Cutler - Shutdown Corner - Earlier this season, when Jay Cutler was hurt and Brian Hoyer was playing reasonably well, there were many reports that the Chicago Bears had decided to move on from Cutler. If there was even a little bit of hesitation about that, after Cutler returned and played OK in place of Hoyer in a win against

Finley: Kyle Long's right ankle injury 'tough to see' - Chicago Sun-Times - As if the Bears didn’t feel sick enough Sunday, their most beloved player was carted off the field in the second quarter with an air cast

Potash: Bears' offense follows Jay Cutler's lead again — to nowhere - Chicago Sun-Times - Jay Cutler still had a better week than most of America, but this was not his day.

Jahns: Was Jordan Howard hurt or not? Eddie Goldman? - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations from the Bears' loss in Tampa.

Bernstein: Bears Fumble Away Any Trust - CBS Chicago - Any belief the Bears were headed in a better direction was quashed in Sunday's debacle.

Emma: Back To Ugly Reality For The Battered Bears - CBS Chicago - The Bears fell to 2-7, and any hope of salvaging this season was washed away.

Mullin: Defense lets momentum, Bucs QB Jameis Winston slip away in loss - CSN Chicago - Any momentum the Bears defense had in the first half was wiped away by Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers.

Biggs: No matter how Jay Cutler finishes season, he's no answer for 2017 Bears - Chicago Tribune - Bears can't go down this road again next year and expect to arrive somewhere else no matter how well Jay Cutler plays the rest of this season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Rosenthal: NFL looks for change to stop eroding TV ratings - Chicago Tribune - Up to now, the NFL has seemed largely immune to the audience erosion

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Washington Redskins 26, Minnesota Vikings 20 - Daily Norseman - Things looked promising in the first half for the purple, but it was not to be as they dropped their fourth straight contest.

Barnett: Green Bay is uninspired in 47-25 loss - Acme Packing Company - The Packers came out flat once again as they dropped a game on the road to the Titans.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Noble: Bears vs Bucs recap, Jay Cutler played awful and the Bears got embarrassed again - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears returned to form on Sunday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

FANPOSTS

TheProudHypocrite: Top 40 music before Sayers retired - Windy City Gridiron - Gale Sayers played his last NFL regular season game on October 17th, 1971 in a 13-0 loss @ San Francisco to the 49ers, the team who inflicted his first knee injury in 1968. Sayers finished the 1971...

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