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Trubisky & the young players had a great game in Cincy, can they repeat the performance in Detroit?

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

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Zeglinski: Trubisky’s career day in Cincy already winning over Bears - The Rock River Times - Performances like Trubisky had against the Bengals are examples of why the Bears invested the future of the organization into the 23-year-old.

Monson: PFF rates Sitton a top-10 lineman this season in top-25 list - ProFootballFocus.com - After 14 weeks of the NFL season, offensive line play continues to dominate the landscape for several teams across the league. Teams have persevered through injury on their respective offensive lines, while others have suffered through tough injury stretches that may or may not have completely effected their seasons. PFF’s Sam Monson highlights the list of top 25 offensive linemen through 14 weeks of football, with several noteworthy players on this list who have certainly had their part in pushing their teams to where they are now.

DeWitt: Revisiting the Lions (with Jeff Risdon of "ESPN 96.1") - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers revisit the Detroit Lions with an update on their past three weeks from ESPN 96.1's Jeff Risdon.

Emma: Bears Have Found Few Answers At Receiver - CBS Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky has maximized his cast of receivers, but the Bears have supplied few long-term solutions.

2018 NFL Draft: How did Bears’ win impact 1st-round pick? - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears won in impressive fashion in Week 14, but how much did it impact their 2018 NFL Draft first-round pick?

Cox: J.J. Watt, Lovie Smith join in Twitter outpour honoring Devin Hester’s career - Bears Wire - A wide range of current and former NFL players and coaches honored Devin Hester's career on Twitter after he announced his retirement.

Mayer: McManis, other Bears praise retiring Hester - ChicagoBears.com - On the day Devin Hester announced his retirement from the NFL., former teammate Sherrick McManis and other Bears players praised the superstar return specialist.

Chicago Bears- ESPN - Three teams traded up to select their quarterbacks of the future in 2017. Now three others are armed with lots of capital, but not all will take a QB. Ken's Note: ESPN's QBR is so Fetch. Quite possibly the single dumbest stat ever.

Jarrett Payton reflects on the career of Devin Hester - WGN-TV - It was a forgettable, rainy evening in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 3, 2007. The Bears saw their dreams for a second Super Bowl title get washed away by the Colts in weather that was fitting of a depressing day.

Dannehy: Pace Was Sunday’s Big Winner - Da Bears Blog - No Bear had a better day Sunday than General Manager Ryan Pace. His quarterback was in control throughout the game. His tight end made big catches. His running backs did whatever the hell they wanted because the offensive line he built paved the way. His offense dominated and he’s going to be able to use that tape to sell the future to fans and his next head coach.

SUN TIMES

Jahns: Seeing double - Expect a better Mitch Trubisky in Round 2 vs. Lions - Mitch Trubisky is a different player than he was four weeks ago against the Lions in Week 11.

Finley: Bears’ Mitch Trubisky has been best ‘where the QBs make their money’ - Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s 97.3 passer rating on third down ranks sixth in the NFL. Bears coaches hope it translates across his game.

Jahns: Retired Devin Hester, on if he deserves Hall of Fame nod: ‘Absolutely’ - Devin Hester leaves the game as a singular player in NFL history. His 20 career return touchdowns - all but one with the Bears - are a league record.

Zach Miller remains a positive influence on rookie QB Mitch Trubisky - Zach Miller caught seven passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns in four games with Mitch Trubisky.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Mulligan: Young Bears starting to make GM Ryan Pace look good - The unfurling ceremony for the giant “Abandon All Hope” banner meant to be hung over Soldier Field, Halas Hall or simply the Bears locker room can be canceled. Nobody will be needing it now that the Bears finally exceeded last year’s three-win total with a victory in Cincinnati.

Kane: Mitch Trubisky has no interceptions on third downs, but don’t ask him about it - Trubisky has been solid on third down, but don’t ask him about it. Primary evidence that Trubisky was feeling fine after his most recent outing came when a reporter asked the rookie about not having thrown an interception on third down. “Why would you jinx me?” Trubisky joked. “Come on, dude. That's not cool.”

Biggs’ Bears Q&A: Does Mitch Trubisky have accuracy issues? Could John Fox actually return? - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Is Devin Hester a first-ballot Hall of Famer? - @PierceCallaghan Hester was a dynamic performer who made a huge impact on the game during his prime, and as I wrote in Wednesday’s print edition, I believe he is worthy of consideration...

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Silver: Holiday jersey guide - The best, worst Chicago sports jerseys to buy - Have a jersey guy or jersey gal in your life? Here’s a helpful guide for the non-sports fan advising on whose jersey you to buy and whose to avoid.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski's Bears mailbag call Week 15: A youthful awakening - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago's young guns like Adam Shaheen flashed in Cincinnati. In a jarring turn, there's a lot to discuss.

Berckes: Otis Wilson says “I was Von Miller before he knew anything about it” - Windy City Gridiron - Windy City Gridiron sits down with Otis Wilson and talks Urlacher Hall of Fame, Trubisky, and the state of today’s game.

infante: Mitchell Trubisky is the one Bears player the team can’t afford to lose - Windy City Gridiron - Even though he’s a rookie, Mitchell Trubisky is the most important player that the Bears have right now.

Link: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Preview - What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - Can the Bears repeat their surprising performance for their annual trip to Motown?

Zeglinski & Silverstein: Who was (or is) worse - Marc Trestman or John Fox? An epic Bears debate of futility - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a now seven-year playoff drought. In a lengthy conversation, Robert Zeglinski and Jack Silverstein dig in as to who was worse between the two men at the forefront of this failure.

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