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The Bear’s Den: December 17, 2017

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Raise your hand if you are really, really tired of watching the Bears play like they did Saturday...

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
 Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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BEARRRSSSS

LeGere: In loss to Lions, Bears' Trubisky takes a step back - Daily Herald - The Bears' loss to the Lions did not represent a step forward in rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's development.

Bears-Lions Postgame Show: Chicago's Sluggish Start Dooms Bears - Da Bears Brothers - In this week's postgame show, Da Bears Brothers explain what went wrong in Detroit as the Chicago Bears fell 20-10 to the Lions.

Stankevitz: Bears regress to their 2017 mean in uninspiring loss to Lions - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky threw three interceptions and the Bears lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, regressing to their 2017 mean six days after a blowout win in Cincinnati.

Lions Beat Bears 20-10 - CBS Chicago - The Bears (4-10) have lost six of seven, sealing a third season with double-digit losses in three years under embattled coach John Fox.

Nabors: Bears, Trubisky take step back in loss to Lions - Pro Football Weekly - Breaking down the Bears' 20-10 loss to the Detroit Lions Saturday, which clinched their fourth straight season with at least 10 losses.

Cox: Bears LG Josh Sitton limps off field in Week 15 game vs. Lions - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears left guard Josh Sitton left their Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury.

Cox: 4 takeaways from Bears’ 20-10 loss to Lions in Week 15 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears got back to their sloppy, inconsistent ways in their Week 15 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Cox: Studs and Duds from Bears’ Week 15 loss to Lions - Bears Wire - Both sides of the ball had issues in the Chicago Bears' Week 15 loss to the Detroit Lions, but a few individuals still made plays.

Mayer: Pace talks Bears prior to Lions game - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM pre-game show in advance of Saturday’s road game against the Detroit Lions.

Game Recap: Bears fall flat against Lions - ChicagoBears.com - Six days after their most complete game of the season, the Bears couldn't build momentum against the Lions as offensive struggles contributed to a deflating 20-10 loss in Detroit.

Stafford leads Lions past Bears - ESPN Video - Matthew Stafford throws for two touchdowns and 237 yards in the Lions' 20-10 win against the Bears, while Mitch Trubisky tosses three interceptions.

Hawley: Even with injury, Zach Miller always checked in on his QB - WGN-TV - One of the best moments of this month, and really the entire Bears' 2017 season, could have been the appearance of one of the team's most popular players at Halas Hall.

Bears can't carry over momentum - ESPN Video
Following a win over the Bengals, the Bears come out flat against the Lions. Is John Fox's future in the balance? Jeff Dickerson breaks it down.

SUN TIMES

Morrissey: Fox’s conservatism is bringing down Trubisky - It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the rookie was allowed to throw it around the field. Why not earlier and why not deeper?

Jahns: Developmental daze - Mitch Trubisky made mistakes that need to happen

If this season truly was about the development of Trubisky, he would have had the type of performance he did Saturday against the Lions weeks ago.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky throws 3 interceptions, Bears dominated by Lions - The Bears returned to their regular state of being Saturday night in a 20-10 blowout loss at the division rival Lions.

Cahill: Lions perform Rockettes holiday TD celebration - The NFL end-zone celebrations this season are often more entertaining than the touchdown that put them there.

Potash: Not again! Tarik Cohen has 90-yard kickoff return nullified by penalty - It’s been a day of disappointment for the Bears so far against the Lions at Ford Field. Even their good plays turn to dust — rookie Tarik Cohen stunned the Lions with a 90-yard kickoff return Saturday, only to have it called back with yet another special-teams penalty.

Jahns: Final takeaways: Mitch Trubisky has more to learn after Lions loss - Random thoughts and observations while covering the Bears’ Week 15 matchup against the Lions at Ford Field.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Staff: Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky throws three interceptions in 20-10 loss to Lions - The Bears dropped to 0-5 in the NFC North this season with a 20-10 loss to the Lions on Saturday at Ford Field. The Lions, holding on to faint playoff hopes, led from their first drive, and veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford outplayed Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky as the Lions topped the Bears...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Boonsteel: Vince McMahon is thinking about bringing back the XFL - Washington Post via Chicago Tribune - At the end of ESPN's recent "30 for 30" episode about the XFL, WWE owner Vince McMahon and former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol - the two men who spearheaded the failed early-aughts competitor to the NFL - mused about possibly giving it another go.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Lions, (Saturday) on Thursday Night Football - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears visit Mo-town today looking to play spoiler for the Lions. Here are WCG staff picks as to how their luck will go.

Curl's Bears vs Lions week 15 reaction: Bears show up to Ford Field ready to underperform, deliver. - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears' follow-up last week's dominating win with a huge let-down in now-classic Fox fashion

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