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The Bear’s Den Open Thread: November 27, 2017

OK, Bear’s Fans, today’s Den is an open thread, feel free to vent (within the WCG rules, of course)

NFL: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) passes under pressure from Chicago Bears defensive lineman Mitch Unrein (98) in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Rosenbloom: Every week John Fox continues to coach the Bears extends a Halas Hall record for stupid - Chicago Tribune - If the Eagles are what greatness looks like, then the Bears under the mind-numbing John Fox have a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup than the Super Bowl.

Haugh: Most inept performance of John Fox era calls for immediate change at Halas Hall - Chicago Tribune - The Bears never having fired a head coach during the regular season might offer the most compelling evidence to do so now, to try something different.

Biggs: John Thierry, Bears first-round pick in 1994, dies at 46 - Chicago Tribune - John Thierry, whom the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round in 1994, has died. He was 46.

Bears no match for Eagles in 31-3 loss, suffer fourth straight defeat - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ season dipped to new lows Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field with a 31-3 loss to the Eagles.

Rozner: Chicago Bears still going wrong direction - Daily Herald
It's hardly a surprise that the hapless Chicago Bears were no match for a very good Eagles team Sunday in Philadelphia.

LeGere: Chicago Bears embarrassed in 31-3 loss to Eagles - Daily Herald - Alshon Jeffery definitely made the right decision in the off-season. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver left the Chicago Bears' Dumpster fire of a franchise to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, who moved to 10-1 Sunday with a 31-3 trouncing of the 3-8 Bears.

DeWitt: Bears-Eagles Postgame Show - Chicago Overwhelmed in Every Way Imaginable - Da Bears Brothers - In this week's postgame show, Da Bears Brothers explain how the Chicago Bears ended up being blown out 31-3 by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Stankevitz: Bears’ loss to Eagles hints at something a little more sinister than just a blowout - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were crushed in every facet of Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Eagles. Here's what JJ Stankevitz says it means for the team and coaching staff going forward.

Mullin: Sweeping Bears failures in loss to Eagles push John Fox closer to the brink - NBC Sports Chicago - The same old problems sunk the Bears against the Eagles, and it might end up sinking John Fox and the Bears' coaching staff.

Stankevitz: After playing 'really s***ty' in loss to Eagles, the Bears' 2017 season is all but defined - NBC Sports Chicago - As the 2017 season looks more and more lost, the question that will dominate the rest of the year will surround the future of coach John Fox.

Bernstein: Is This OK For The Bears? - CBS Chicago - The Bears fell to 3-8 on the season, and now there are plenty of questions to ask at Halas Hall.

Emma: Bears Right Back To Rock Bottom - CBS Chicago - Change seems all but certain at the end of this season after the Bears' latest poor performance.

Hoge: If John Fox Is Going To Be Fired, It Should Be Done Now - WGN Radio - It was inside Lincoln Financial Field nearly four years ago when the Chicago Bears’ spiral started. 44 losses later, it hasn’t stopped.

Nabors: Bears suffer through disastrous afternoon in Philadelphia - Pro Football Weekly - Breaking down the Bears' 31-3 loss to the Eagles Sunday in Philadelphia.

Perez: Josh Sitton leaves Week 12 with concussion - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RG Josh Sitton exited Week 12 with an injury

Perez: Instant analysis of Bears’ 31-3 Week 12 loss to Eagles | Bears Wire - Instant analysis of the Chicago Bears' humiliating Week 12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles

Mayer: Former Bears lineman Thierry passes away - - Former Bears defensive end John Thierry passed away Friday night. He was 46.

Mayer: Pace talks Bears before Eagles game - - Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM pre-game show in advance of Sunday’s road game against the Philadelphia.

Game Recap: Bears fall on the road against Eagles - - The Bears suffered a loss on the road in Philadelphia 31-3 against the division leading Eagles after falling behind early in the game.

Armstrong: No Longer Time To Simply Blame John Fox – Bears Barroom - I surrender. Like John Fox’s team appeared to do Sunday, I quit! The Bears defense came out on to Lincoln Financial Field and did not let Philly score. So there was hope. But, then the Bears’ offense took the field. And, it looked like Fox shoved Dowell Loggains aside and took over control of the offensive game plan again.

Data Responds: Bears at Eagles - Da Bears Blog - Well that was ugly. This one felt like a few drubbings the 2014 Bears received after the Bears had quit on Marc Trestman. The John Fox era is officially over, though we almost certainly still have to endure 5 more games before it becomes official. Hopefully those games aren’t all this ugly.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears' run game was historically bad in blowout loss to Eagles - ESPN - The Bears finished with 6 rushing yards, the second fewest in franchise history and the fewest by any team since December 2014.

Jahns: Eagles show why change in philosophy, coach could be coming for Bears - Sun Times - The Eagles’ aren’t a blueprint for the Bears to follow. Their victory proved why the Rams might be; that starting anew at coach is best.

Finley: Bears guard Kyle Long relishes matchup with brother Chris - Sun Times - Sunday might have marked the last time Long shared a field with his older brother, Chris.

Finley: Leonard Floyd texted Bears teammates post-surgery - Sun Times - Sam Acho said Sunday that fellow outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has already had surgery to repair his right knee.

Finley: Bears barely avoid setting franchise-low in rushing yards - Sun Times - The Bears had only 1 rushing yard at the Rams in 1952.

Morrissey: Trubisky was bad Sunday, but not as bad as Fox and Loggains - Sun Times - Another game and another reason for Bears ownership to clean house.

Finley: Bears embarrassed by Eagles, 31-3 - Sun Times - The Bears had 33 yards of offense at halftime - and 36 penalty yards.

Finley: Former Bears first-round pick John Thierry dies at 46 - Sun Times - John Thierry, whom the Bears drafted No. 11 overall in the 1994 draft, died at 46.

Potash: Alshon Jeffery celebrates win over Bears, but it was nothing personal - Sun Times - He just happened to be wearing a Michael Jordan Bulls jersey and 1985-era Air Jordan basketball shoes after the game.

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Curl's Bears vs Eagles Week 12 Postgame: Bears unable to make anything happen in disheartening 31-3 loss to NFC-leading Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - All credit to the Eagles, who served the Bears their most comprehensive all-phases loss of the season.


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