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The Bear’s Den: November 14, 2017

It’s time to turn the page and get ready for Week 11 and the Detroit Lions.

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Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions is hit by Leonard Floyd #94 of the Chicago Bears during second quarter action at Ford Field on December 11, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Armstrong: Time For The Anthem - Fire John Fox Now! - Bears Barroom - Fire John Fox, not a plan but an anthem. Coming off the bye week, Coach Fox did not have this team prepared to play. Again. For the third year in a row. This is completely unacceptable and Pace must make a coaching change. Here are my game notes...

Halas Intrigue: On John Fox’s challenge and his future with Bears - Sun Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley and Sun-Times colleague Mark Potash debate Sunday’s loss to the Packers

Jahns: 15 takeaways from the Bears’ 23-16 loss to the Packers - Sun Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film and going through the stats of the Bears’ 23-16 loss against the Packers on Sunday.

Finley: John Fox on pylon call: ‘In hindsight I would not have challenged it’ - Sun Times - Fox challenged the ruling, hoping for a touchdown, but officials decided Cunningham had fumbled the ball into the pylon...

Rosenthal: John Fox’s Bears must be seen to be believed - TV ratings stay strong - Chicago Tribune - Under coach John Fox, who looked like he was trick-or-treating as an extra from “MASH” in his army-style sideline costume Sunday against the Packers, the Bears simply have to be seen to be believed.

Thompson: Bears fans browsing for new coach with #Firefox posts - Chicago Tribune -Bears fans co-opt the logo of Mozilla Firefox's browser as a nonverbal call for head coach John Fox's job.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 23-16 loss to the Packers - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Bears fell to the Packers 23-16 at Soldier Field, the seventh straight season they have lost at home to their arch rival.

LeGere: Chicago Bears lose more than the game to a lesser Packers team - Daily Herald - Losing to the Packers at Soldier Field is nothing new for the Chicago Bears. The Packers had won the past six meetings in Chicago. But in Sunday's 23-16 defeat, the Bears lost to a Packers team that was without perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and by halftime had lost its top two running backs -- Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery.

Stankevitz: Bears grades - The good and bad of Mitchell Trubisky, and a lot of bad for the coaching staff - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were sloppy and undisciplined coming out of their off week, which does not reflect well on John Fox and the coaching staff.

Baffoe: I’m Tired Of John Fox - CBS Chicago - The Bears' loss to the undermanned Packers on Sunday was an indictment of Fox and his coaching staff.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Packers - CBS Chicago - The numbers lied. Mitchell Trubisky had a poor showing Sunday, behind a porous offensive line.

Gandia: Fire John Fox Rap Anthem - Time To Play It LOUDER - Bears Barroom - After Sunday’s catastrophic and embarrassing loss to the Green Bay Packers the rest of the football world is beginning to catch up with what we here at the Barroom have been saying for over a year… it’s time to fire John Fox.

Perez: WR Dontrelle Inman establishes himself as go-to-guy after 1st game with Bears - Bears Wire - Bears WR Dontrelle Inman quickly became Mitchell Trubiksy's go-to-guy in his first game with the team

Hub Arkush: Sloppy and ill-prepared, Chicago Bears regress in loss to Packers - Pro Football Weekly - It's fair to wonder whether Bears' latest misstep will be one that John Fox and his staff can survive

Best rookie performances of Week 10: Mitchell Trubisky poised - ESPN - A closer look at how top rookies fared in a Week 10 that saw a much-improved Bears QB, and Alvin Kamara notched his first 100-yard rushing effort.

Uninspired Bears effort results in 23-16 setback - Bears Claws - It was all set up for the Chicago Bears. Fresh from a bye week, playing at home against a wounded team with a three-game losing streak...

Smith: John Fox says he’s not concerned about his job security – ProFootballTalk - Bears coach John Fox is taking heat in Chicago today, both for the dumbest challenge of this NFL season, and generally for his 12-29 record as the team's head coach. But Fox says he's not feeling that heat on his seat.

Hoge: John Fox’s most important game was a total flop - WGN-TV - WGN Radio Bears Insider Adam Hoge did not hold back when questioning the coaching decisions in yet another loss to the Green Bay Packers. Criticism of the goaline challenge/turnover aside, Hoge was not impressed with the team coming out flat after the bye week, the sudden struggles on defense, a...

Wood: Data Responds - Bears vs. Packers - Da Bears Blog - Chicago came out of the bye flat, acting like nobody actually wanted to play a football game against their biggest rival. Their terrible kicker was good, but nobody else really was. The only thing that kept this game somewhat close was the fact that Green Bay is terrible, but they still won fairly comfortably on the road. Let’s break down this embarrassing effort.

Hughes: Packers Loss Should Effectively End the John Fox Era in Chicago - Da Bears Blog - If Sunday’s horrendous performance against an undermanned Green Bay Packers, at home, in an empty stadium, didn’t seal John Fox’s fate with the Chicago Bears…what could? That is the question every single Bears fan can fairly ask this Monday morning. Because what happened at Soldier Field yesterday was inexcusable. The Bears, coming off the bye week, were out-coached and outplayed in all three phases of the game. And they were beaten by Brett Hundley.

Nomad30: The Post-Game Meeting, A Short Play in One Act - Windy City Gridiron - Because John Fox' inadequacy and failure pisses me off, and I'm told that being angry around the house is unhelpful, now I'm doing this...

Finley: hy didn’t Bears RB Tarik Cohen play more on Sunday? - Sun Times - “He’s involved, you know, quite bit,” coach John Fox said Monday. “You know, I think defenses are doing more to take him away.”

Finley: John Fox - ‘Time will tell’ if Bears G Kyle Long can return from injury - Sun Times - Kyle Long played one snap Sunday - a field goal attempt before halftime when starter Josh Sitton left the game. Sitton returned for the next play.

Morrissey: Bears’ continued failure to hire right coach haunts them - Sun Times - John Fox is only the latest in a long string of mistakes spanning three decades.

Potash: Jared Goff’s success under Sean McVay bears watching - Sun Times - Of course, there is a catch. The Rams accelerated their rebuild by firing coach Jeff Fisher and hiring 30-year-old Sean McVay to tutor Goff.

Finley: Good, bad and worse - How the Bears fared in 23-16 loss to the Packers - Sun Times - Teams continue to throw at Kyle Fuller. Sunday, he didn’t make the Packers pay...


Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers (The WTF edition) - Windy City Gridiron - We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their awful 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Infante's Bears vs. Packers: Notes from an ugly loss - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears fall to 3-6 after an easily winnable game.

Zeglinski: The Bears reap what they sow with John Fox - Windy City Gridiron - Fox shouldn't have been brought back to Chicago in 2017. Failures and laid eggs against the Packers on Sunday are the Bears' reward for "continuity."


Nomad30: The Post-Game Meeting, A Short Play in One Act - Windy City Gridiron - Because John Fox' inadequacy and failure pisses me off, and I'm told that being angry around the house is unhelpful, now I'm doing this...

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