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The Bears Den: November 22, 2017

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Leonard Floyd’s knee news is good and Jordan Howard is having a historic career (in a good way)

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The Fog Bowl, a classic. It was a December 31, 1988 playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. We won 20-12

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

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Zeglinski: The John Fox Bears - a team of ‘almosts’ - The Rock River Times - Three years and 30 losses later (and counting), John Fox has stabilized the Bears - as a bottom-five NFL team.

Bear Download Podcast: Bears status quo and woe - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Biggs: Intentional act? Lions' Tahir Whitehead stepped on Bears' Charles Leno after a play - Chicago Tribune - Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead stepped on the left leg of Bears left tackle Charles Leno after a first-quarter running play Sunday, and it will be surprising if the Bears don't ask the NFL office to review the act.

Haugh: Are the Bears putting more faith in GM Ryan Pace than he deserves? - Chicago Tribune - Continuity is on Ryan Pace’s side during the Bears’ rebuild – and so are the McCaskeys despite mixed results.

Campbell: Leonard Floyd injured two ligaments in his right knee - Chicago Tribune - Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd injured the MCL and PCL in his right knee Sunday against the Lions, but he did not tear his ACL, so he will not need reconstructive surgery.

Rosenbloom: Don’t overthink it, Bears - Fire John Fox now and make Vic Fangio the interim coach - Chicago Tribune - John Fox cannot be allowed to come back to coach the final year of his contract in 2018. Everybody knows it. So, why wait?

Wiederer & Campbell: What meaning remains in another wayward Bears season? - Chicago Tribune - Where is the meaning for the Bears over the next six weeks? What storylines are still worth tracking as John Fox moves toward lame-duck status? How can the team measure its progress as the outside world’s focus begins to drift to 2018?

Stankevitz: Bears film breakdown - Mitch Trubisky's amazing scramble, Marcus Cooper's soft coverage mistake | NBC Sports Chicago - This week's Bears film review looks at Mitchell Trubisky's fourth-and-13 scramble, Tarik Cohen's touchdown run and some poor coverage from Marcus Cooper.

Emma: Bears Explain Why Tarik Cohen, Adam Shaheen Were Sidelined On Final Drive - CBS Chicago - Bears coach John Fox prioritized veteran experience over young playmaking late in a loss Sunday.

Emma: Bears’ Josh Sitton Sees Growth In Rookie Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky - CBS Chicago - “The nuances of the game, he just keeps learning and learning," Sitton says of Trubisky.

Emma: Alshon Jeffery Was Just What The Eagles Needed - And What The Bears Are Missing « CBS Chicago - The Bears allowed Jeffery to walk into free agency, where the Eagles found a key target to transform their offense.

Hub Arkush: The Chicago Bears still believe but are short on answers - Pro Football Weekly - Monday the house cleaning began for Bears

2018 NFL Draft: Bears’ Week 11 loss improves 1st-round draft slot - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears improved their 2018 NFL Draft position after Week 11's loss to the Detroit Lions

Lunch with Larry: 11.21.17 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer talks Thanksgiving favorites, Walter Payton, Jordan Howard, and the improving offense in this week's Q&A with fans.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Is offense better with Cohen involved? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the offense is more productive when Tarik Cohen is more involved, why Cohen and Adam Shaheen weren't on the field late against the Lions and if Christian Jones may move to outside linebacker.

Gandia: Bears 100 Proof - Thanksgiving Show - Bears Barroom - The guys end the show by giving their annual thanks… but before that there’s two hours of Bears analysis, original music and hilarity.

Dickerson: Leonard Floyd of Chicago Bears has ligament injuries, may be out for season - ESPN - Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd avoided damage to his ACL, but his injured MCL and PCL ligaments could keep one of Chicago's best defenders out for the rest of the season.

Hawley: After three weeks, Bears tight end Zach Miller released from the hospital - WGN-TV - Even with all of the support from fans and the efforts from doctors to save his left following a gruesome knee dislocation, it's safe to say Zach Miller was probably getting a little tired of the hospital.

Dannehy: Across The Middle: Will the Real Dowell Loggains Please Stand Up? - Da Bears Blog - Outside of maybe John Fox, the hottest seat in the city of Chicago belongs to that of offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. But in reality, do we even know if he’s bad?

Cahill: Dave Wannstedt told an epic story about Charles Haley - Sun Times - As a former coach turned analyst, Dave Wannstedt brings as much energy to the broadcast as he did to the Bears’ sideline for six seasons in the 1990s.

Finley’s Twitter mailbag: On coach candidates, players returning, Bears needs - Sun Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of queries sent to @PatrickFinley,

Finley: Lions coach denies player stepped on Bears’ Charles Leno intentionally - Sun Times - The NFL will review a first-quarter play Sunday in which Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead stepped on Bears left tackle Charles Leno’s left leg

Cahill: Jordan Howard is quietly putting up historic numbers - Sun Times - With most eyes are fixated on Mitch Trubisky’s development, it’s easy for Bears fans to overlook the numbers Jordan Howard is quietly accumulating.

Cahill: Robbie Gould says he would come back to Bears- Sun Times - Kicking a field goal is all about timing. Social media is too, sometimes.

Bears TE Zach Miller home from Chicago-area hospital - Sun Times - Twenty-two days after dislocating his left knee on a grisly catch, Bears tight end Zach Miller Tweeted on Monday that he returned home.

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Biro’s Fantasy Football: Big producers – Kareem Hunt – can become mortal fast - The winds of change are blowing . . . and fantasy fortunes are rising and falling in turn.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Ronkowski: WCG talks with former Bears big man, Anthony “Spice” Adams - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our exclusive interview with Anthony "Spice" Adams as we talk football, food and the Packers rivalry.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - 1) Have you guys been following this Jerry Jones saga? Jones decided to take on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and it’s not going very well. Jones is spewing some b.s. about Goodell’s contract...

Zeglinski's Bears Thanksgiving mailbag: Coaching candidates and receivers on the market - Windy City Gridiron - The holiday season is almost here. Here's a "stuffed" mailbag taking a look at ideal Trubisky offenses, coaching candidates, and more.

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: The Chicago Bears are... Ah, what’s the point? - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears’ fans are so frustrated that they don’t even bother cutting out eye holes in their paper bags. Just two weeks ago our fan-base was talking about a strong finish to the 2017 season...

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