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

BEARRRSSSS

Valentine: 5 questions about the Chicago Bears with Jeff Berckes - Big Blue View - Let’s see what we can learn in this week’s "Five Questions" segment with Windy City Gridiron's Jeff Berkes

Hub Arkush: 2016 not as bad as 2014, but not good for Bears, Fox - Pro Football Weekly - It feels like almost out of nowhere the question of the moment around the Chicago Bears is whether head coach John Fox should get a third season to complete the rebuilding project he was brought in town to oversee....\

Keys to the Game: Bears at Giants - ChicagoBears.com - Voice of the Bears, Jeff Joniak breaks down his four keys to a Bears victory Sunday against the New York Giants in week 11.

Perez: Goldman, Massie miss practice for second straight day - Bears Wire - Bears NT Eddie Goldman and RT Bobby Massie missed practice for a second consecutive day.

By the Numbers: Bears at Giants - ChicagoBears.com - A pair of Bears rookies are heating up heading into the Big Apple, while the Giants are looking to improve their poor turnover differential.

Finley: What are Bears GM Ryan Pace's QB options this offseason? - Chicago Sun-Times - In this week’s edition of ‘Take 2,’ Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times and Kevin Fishbain of Pro Football Weekly go over Ryan Pace’s options.

Jahns: Which young Bears player will step up next? - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns’ "Read Options" column appears in Pro Football Weekly.

LeGere: Beckham big challenge for Porter, Chicago Bears secondary - Daily Herald - As the Chicago Bears' best cornerback, nine-year veteran Tracy Porter will have the most responsibility for covering New York Giants mercurial wide receiver Odell Beckham. In just his third season, Beckham may or may not be the best pass-catcher the Bears have faced all year, but he's the most watchable.

Annoying Slideshow: The 10 worst Bears losses this decade - Chicago Tribune - In this week’s Blitz Package, we rank the the Bears’ 10 worst losses of the 2010s.

Campbell: Alshon Jeffery garners little sympathy from players vigilant with supplements - Chicago Tribune - NFL players bear the responsibility of monitoring what is in supplements, as the Bears were reminded when the league suspended Alshon Jeffery four games.

Rosenbloom: It doesn’t sound like the Bears saw the same game we did - Chicago Tribune - Raise your hand if you’re still trying to figure out if the Bears’ red-zone offense comes from The Onion.

White: Let's All Take a Moment to Appreciate Kyle Long (a True Chicago Bear) - Da Bears BrothersKyle Long is a Chicago Bear through and through and we should appreciate him as such.

Arthur Arkush Podcast: Corey Wootton says Cutler lost some of the locker room years ago - Locked On Bears - Corey Wootton calls anonymous Cutler teammates 'cowards' but admits buy-in has been missing with 6 for a while.

Smith: Bears don’t seem sympathetic to Alshon’s supplement excuse - ProFootballTalk - Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is suspended for the next four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, which Jeffery says is a result of taking a supplement without realizing it had a banned ingredient. The Bears don't seem to be very sympathetic to that excuse.

Ortiz: Jay Cutler, The double agent - Cover32 - After showing promise against the Vikings two weeks prior, Jay Cutler destroyed all of his momentum with an awful performance against the Buccaneers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: DeAndre Levy proud he broke "dirtbag" Joe Paterno’s leg - ProFootballTalk - When Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy played at Wisconsin, he was involved in a sideline collision that saw him tumble into Penn State coach Joe Paterno, breaking Paterno's leg. At the time, Levy felt badly for Paterno. Now, Levy is glad he did it.

AP: Jerry Jones says Romo Still Has Future With Cowboys - Chicago Sun-Times - Though the 36-year-old QB has lost starting job to rookie Dak Prescott, the idea of him moving in the offseason is "not a consideration," Jones says.

Smith: After five games without forcing a turnover, Jaguars near a record - ProFootballTalk - The Jacksonville Jaguars' defense can set a dubious record on Sunday if they fail to force a turnover. Jacksonville hasn't forced a turnover in any of its last five games, and if the Jags again fail to force a turnover Sunday in Detroit, they'll be the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to ...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Pflum: Can the Giants get the offense going against Chicago? - Big Blue View - Will the Giants finally have the offensive breakout they’ve been waiting for?

Valentine: Giants’ injury report, 11/17: Victor Cruz, Adam Gettis limited - Big Blue View - Structure of offensive line still uncertain.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder's Week 11 Preview: Bears-Giants - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a tough road match up against a surging Giants team

Wiltfong (Article & Podcast): How many Core 2017 Chicago Bears players are on the current roster? - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester's latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he goes over which Chicago Bears on the current roster he believes will be a part of the core that general manager Ryan Pace can build around next season.

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