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The Bear's Den: November 22, 2016

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It's more "OK, who's left?" than "who's out now?" Sheesh!

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bernstein: Time To Hear From Ryan Pace - CBS Chicago - The Bears' football boss needs to explain what has meaning now and how this should all be evaluated.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Giants - CBS Chicago - The Bears fell to 2-8 with their 22-16 loss to the Giants.

Emma: As This Season Spirals, Bears Preparing To Find Their Next Quarterback - CBS Chicago - The Bears have privately been making plans to find their next franchise quarterback.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 11 loss - WindyCityGridiron - One day later, senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears' deflating 22-16 loss to the Giants Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Perez: Deon Bush makes first career start for Bears in Week 11 - Bears Wire - Bears rookie safety Deon Bush made his first start in Week 11 vs. the New York Giants,

Finley (podcast): Are the Bears cursed with injuries? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Sun-Times' Patrick Finley looks at the Bears' crippling spate of injuries,

Jahns: Film Study, Bears stopped producing after losing TE Zach Miller - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 22-16 loss against the Giants in Week 11.

Perez: Get to know Josh Woodrum, one of the last healthy Bears QBs - Bears Wire - With very few options on the roster, rookie Josh Woodrum could find himself starting for the Chicago Bears before the season ends

Potash: Bears thankful Leonard Floyd avoided serious injury - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears breathed a collective sigh of relief that linebacker Leonard Floyd was not seriously injured after leaving

Finley: Bears eye Kyle Fuller on IR, while Kevin White unlikely to return - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will "evaluate" Kyle Fuller on Wednesday, coach John Fox said.

STL: Should the Bears tank the rest of the season? - CSN Chicago - The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether the Bears should tank the remainder of the season for a high draft pick.

Andracki: NFL suspends Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman for four games - CSN Chicago - Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended for four games by the NFL for performance-enhancing substances.

Mullin: John Fox denies Bears have broader substance abuse issue after Freeman, Jeffery suspensions - CSN Chicago - With two PED suspensions in two weeks, do the Bears have a bigger problem on their hands? Head coach John Fox doesn't think so.

Reports: Bears' Cutler undergoing tests for shoulder injury - Although Bears coach John Fox didn't mention an injury to quarterback Jay Cutler during Monday's news conference at Halas Hall, multiple sources reported a short time later that the quarterback was undergoing tests to determine the severity of an injury sustained in Sunday's loss to the Giants that could keep him out for the remainder of the season.

Mullin: Bears evaluating shoulder injury that could end Jay Cutler's season - CSN Chicago - Jay Cutler has reportedly suffered a significant shoulder injury against the New York Giants that could end the quarterback's season.

Fantasy football recap: Injuries in Week 11 create mess - Chicago Tribune - Week 11 ended with fantasy teams tattered and torn after injuries.

Haugh: Attrition impossible to ignore, overcome for Bears in scary loss to Giants - Chicago Tribune - Sunday's game officially goes down as loss No. 8, but context demands acknowledging the injured Bears bodies piling up even faster than the defeats.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 22-16 loss to the Giants - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the New York Giants rallied from 10 points down in the second quarter to defeat the Chicago Bears 22-16 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Campbell: Jerrell Freeman joins Alshon Jeffery on suspended list for PED violation - Chicago Tribune - Bears inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Patra: Kirk Cousins to Redskins GM 'How you like me now!?' - NFL.comKirk Cousins offered a fiery question to Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan after Sunday night's 42-24 win over the Green Bay Packers: "How you like me now?"

KNOW THY ENEMY

Sessler: Packer's McCarthy says 'Six losses puts your ass against the wall' - NFL.com - Facing their first four-game losing streak since 2008, the Green Bay Packers are on the brink of being bumped from January play. "Six losses puts your ass against the wall," said coach Mike McCarthy.

Western: NFC Playoff Picture, Week 11, Packers continue to fall back in NFC North - Acme Packing Company - Detroit maintained its lead in the division with yet another comeback win on Sunday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Even playing out the string seems like a risky proposition for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Injuries have relentlessly accumulated for Chicago, making the stretch run more about staying alive for the future than anything else.

Schweickert: Bears Vs. Giants Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears scored on their first three drives... and then never again, as the Giants scored 16 unanswered points to win. We're going over our notes from yesterday's game.

Noble: John Fox says 2016 is top-5 worst he’s experienced with injuries in 27 seasons - Windy City Gridiron - John Fox spoke with the media after the Bears loss to the Giants, and gave his perspective on the game, and the season.

Wiltfong: Jerrell Freeman suspended 4 games - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have another starter suspended for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. It was only one week ago when the Bears announced that wide out Alshon Jeffery...

Noble: Jay Cutler talks injuries, Dowell Loggains play-calling, and offensive execution after loss to Giants - Windy City Gridiron - Jay Cutler spoke to the media Sunday afternoon and talked about what worked and didn’t work against the Giants.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Updates: Kyle Long will have ankle surgery on Monday - Windy City Gridiron - We have the latest on Kyle Long, Kevin White, Kyle Fuller, Leonard Floyd and the entire slew of injured Bears.

Wiltfong: Report - Jay Cutler may be done for the year - Windy City Gridiron - From the When it rains it pours department: The Chicago Bears are exploring whether or not they need to shut down quarterback Jay Cutler for the remainder of the 2016 season. Multiple sources have...

Wiltfong: Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears fail to play 60 minutes again - Windy City Gridiron - We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their latest loss, this one 22-16 to the New York Giants.

FANPOSTS

PlumKnee: First time going to a game. Should I keep my tickets? - Windy City Gridiron - I bought tickets to Sunday's game way back when they first went on sale in May. I'd been looking forward to going to the game all summer, and for the majority of the regular season as well....

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