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The Bear's Den: November 21, 2016

Not good. Not good at all. Very not good. Very, VERY not good.

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Wiederer: Big gain, big turnover, two missed opportunities for reeling Bears - Chicago TribuneJay Cutler's pass, a deep shot toward Marquess Wilson, wobbled and hung in the air until safety Landon Collins swooped in for a game-sealing interception.

Mayer: Bears drop to 2-8 with loss to Giants - - After scoring on their first three possessions to take a 16-6 lead, the Bears allowed 16 unanswered points in a deflating 22-16 loss to the Giants.

Imrem: Another ugly injury overshadows Bears' loss - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears rookie Leonard Floyd's injury uglier than anything on the scoreboard

BearsTalk Podcast: Bears fall to Giants as injuries pile up - CSN Chicago - In the BearsTalk Podcast, Alex Brown, Jim Miller and Dave Wannstedt talk about the Bears' 22-16 loss to the Giants.

Mullin: 'Hard one to swallow' leaves crippled Bears with loss to Giants - CSN Chicago - Sunday's Bears loss to the Giants played out in a familiar way for the Bears in 2016 and signified that the future is now more of the focus.

Finley: Bears' Jay Cutler says 'Those are the ones that keep you up at night' - Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday will haunt Jay Cutler more than his five-alarm, four-turnover tire fire the week before.

The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz Quick Hit: "More of the same from the Fox era" - WGN Radio - Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman give their opening thoughts on the Bears’ 22-16 loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium.  The Bears fall to 2-8 on the year as they prepare to come back home for a Sunday afternoon tilt with the Titans next week.

DeWitt: Week 11 Postgame Show: Bears' Second Half Struggles Continue as the Injuries Pile Up - Da Bears Brothers - We’ve seen this before. The Bears took a 16-9 halftime lead, only to give it up and fall short of a victory.

Mullin: Defense stumbles but holds Giants in check - CSN Chicago - The Bears' defense did its job in the second half, holding the Giants scoreless for the final 22 minutes of the game, but that wasn't enough for a win.

Gameday Photos: Bears at Giants - - View photos from the game as the Bears take on the Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Rozner: Injuries, execution doom Bears again - Daily Herald - Injuries and a lack of execution doomed the Bears again.

Finley: Three-and-out: On Jordan Howard, a new rookie starter and 'Q' | Chicago Sun-Times - Three takeaways from the Bears' 22-16 loss to the Giants:

Jahns: It's perfectly OK, rebuilding Bears can use injuries as an excuse - Chicago Sun-Times - Their injury situation is simply worse than many other teams.

Potash: 'I just dropped it' — Bears lament missed opportunities in loss - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears safety Adrian Amos doesn’t have to see the film to rue the biggest play he didn’t make.

Biggs: Pernell McPhee fails to back up his tough talk in Bears' loss to Giants - Chicago Tribune - The Bears value Pernell McPhee for the fiery passion he brings on the field, but he made more noise Wednesday with his remarks than he did with his play Sunday.

Campbell: Bears offense shuts down as injuries pile up in loss to Giants - Chicago Tribune - The Bears blew a 10-point first-half lead to the Giants and lost four more starters to injury, a dispiriting combination that promises to test their resilience.

Kaberon: Roster thinned by further injuries - - The Bears suffered more injuries in Sunday's loss to the Giants, adding to the depth issues the roster was already facing.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears' offense stymied after halftime in loss to New York Giants - Pro Football Weekly - Bears couldn't maintain offensive success in 2nd half, as they fall to 0-6 on the road

Perez: Bears make roster moves on eve of Week 11 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears released De'Vante Bausby and promoted a practice squad defensive lineman for Week 11 against the Giants.

Emma: Hits Keep Coming For Bears In This Lost Season - CBS Chicago - The Bears have been ravaged by injuries and poor play in a brutal 2-8 start.

Mullin: After one good half, a 2nd-half disappearing offense in loss to Giants - CSN Chicago - The Bears offense started strong, but stalled after scoring on the first three drives of the game in a 22-16 loss to the Giants.

LeGere: Bears hit hard by injuries in loss to Giants - Daily Herald - Unlike last week, when the Bears played horribly for the entire 60 minutes in a 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers, they at least played well for one half of Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Giants.

Finley: Bears lose TE Zach Miller to broken right foot - Chicago Sun-TimesZach Miller broke his right foot Sunday, the Bears said, and figures to be lost for the season.

Morrissey: Am I actually starting to feel sorry for Bears players? I am - Chicago Sun-Times - More injuries to an already beaten-down team.

Perez: Bears castoff Martellus Bennett set to cash-in with Patriots - Bears Wire - Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is set to cash-in with the New England Patriots this offseason

Buhler: Bears at Giants, 3 things we learned - FOX Sports - The New York Giants defeated the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon in Week 11, 22-16. Here are the three biggest takeaways from this NFL game.By pitching a second-half shutout at home, the New York Giants were able to improve to 7-3 on the season by beating the Chicago Bears, 22-16. The Bears sink ...

AP: Bears shut out in second half, fall to Giants - CSN Chicago - The Bears offense couldn't get anything going in the second half, as they dropped to 2-8 after a 22-16 loss to the New York Giants.

Biggs: Bears lineman Kyle Long will require surgery on ankle, shoulder - Chicago Tribune - Bears lineman Kyle Long will require sugery on ankle, shoulder

Week 11 live blog: Late Jay Cutler interception locks in Giants 22-16 victory over Bears - Chicago Tribune - The 2-7 Bears face the 6-3 Giants in a Week 11 matchup on Sunday (noon, FOX). Game updates, tweets from the beat, photos and more.

Campbell: Bears encouraged about Leonard Floyd's condition after neck injury - Chicago Tribune - Preliminary evaluations of outside linebacker Leonard Floyd encouraged the Bears late Sunday afternoon after the rookie suffered a serious neck injury.

Rosenbloom: Bears offense lacks talent on the field — and on the sideline - Chicago Tribune - You can argue it was close down to the end of the Bears' 22-16 loss to the Giants. That would only make a sucker believe they have something going on offense.

Potash: Despite tough day, Robbie Gould a winner vs. ex-teammates - Chicago Sun-Times - Robbie Gould was happy to see his former teammates. And just as happy to beat them.

A data-driven analysis of the Bears - Chicago Tribune - A breakdown of the game looking at how the Bears' probability of winning changed. The 10 most impactful plays — the plays resulting in the largest swings in win probability, are described below.


Zeglinski: (Posted pre-Giants game) John Fox’s Bears need to show more life. - Windy City Gridiron - The popular past referendum won’t change without progress down the stretch at Halas Hall.

Noble's Bears vs Giants recap: Bears weren’t as embarrassing as normal, but still lose in convincing fashion - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears played 15 minutes of decent football on Sunday. But the Giants played 60.

Zeglinski: Injury Update, Leonard Floyd and Josh Sitton knocked out of game against Giants. - Windy City Gridiron - Both Floyd and Sitton were carted off late.


Florio: NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel’s preliminary list includes Jim Harbaugh - ProFootballTalk - Every year, the NFL's Career Development Advisory Panel compiles a list of recommended candidates for the inevitable coaching and G.M. vacancies. This year's preliminary list includes a former NFL head coach who is currently gainfully employed as the head coach at his alma mater.


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