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Chicago vs Cleveland: Two rookie QB’s feeling their way along in the NFL, what could possibly go wrong?

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kendall Wright #13 looks to run the ball against Detroit Lions cornerback Teez Tabor #30 during the second half at Ford Field on December 16
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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BEARRRSSSS

Gabriel: Assessing Bears’ Positional Needs This Offseason - CBS Chicago - Receiver, offensive line, cornerback and outside linebacker are some areas of need for the Bears.

Perez: John Fox says Mitchell Trubisky played his best game of year in Week 15 loss - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky had his best game of the season in Week 15's loss to the Lions, according to coach John Fox

Perez: Mitchell Trubisky on rookie season: ‘I’m definitely progressing’ - Bears Wire - Bears rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky said he's progressing despite the team's Week 15 loss to the Detroit Lions

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 15 loss - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out Saturday in the Bears’ 20-10 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky can learn from Lions loss - ESPN - Mitchell Trubisky wasn't able to string together a second straight big performance, but the Bears are happy with the way the rookie QB is progressing.

Wood - Quantifying Devin Hester - ESPN - Devin Hester officially announced his retirement this week, well after NFL teams had made it obvious that his career was over. My Twitter feed was instantly flooded with highlights and memories, and I hope you’ve taken a few moments in the last couple days to remember just how special Hester was. If not, here’s a quick refresher. Well, it’s not that quick, but that’s the point; Hester’s highlight reel is a long one.

Barnwell: Los Angeles Rams' historic 2017 NFL turnaround, and 2018 candidates to go worst to first - ESPN - The 2016 Rams were downright terrible -- they had the league's worst offense by far. One year later, Los Angeles is on the verge of an NFC West title. Here's what we can learn from the remarkable improvement. Ken's Note: QBR? It's so FETCH! ESPN needs to stop trying to make QBR happen, it's not going to happen.

SUN TIMES

Finley: 16 takeaways from the Bears’ 20-10 loss to the Lions - I don’t know if Akiem Hicks will be named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, but I think the Bears defensive end will play in the Orlando all-star game.

AP: Despite struggles, Browns QB DeShone Kizer to start vs. Bears on Sun. - DeShone Kizer has been inconsistent all season and leads the NFL with 19 interceptions.

Cahill: John Fox says Mitch Trubisky had ‘arguably his best game’ vs. Lions - Based on yardage alone, Mitch Trubisky had the best game of his young NFL career Saturday against the Lions.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Biggs’ Grading the Bears: Offensive line had rough day — and the Bears can’t win when they can’t run - Simple, everybody was terrible. The end.

Withers: Browns are hoping to ruin fans' plans for an 0-16 parade. Next up: The 4-10 Bears - Not everyone loves a parade. With the Browns two losses from an imperfect 0-16 season, some Cleveland fans are planning to "celebrate" the inglorious accomplishment with a one-lap parade around FirstEnergy Stadium next month.

Thompson: Patton Oswalt on lookalike Dowell Loggains of Bears: 'Very proud of him' - Do you think Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains looks like Patton Oswalt or Seth MacFarlane? Would you say he bears a resemblance to both?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cahill: Davante Adams goes on Twitter rant after Thomas Davis blindside hit - Sun Times - The NFL suffered another blow to its player-safety image when the Panthers’ Thomas Davis drilled Packers receiver Davante Adams with a blindside hit.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Comparing John Fox to other head coaches hired in 2015 - Windy City Gridiron - John Fox hasn’t been great since he became the head coach of the Chicago Bears in 2015. Where does he rank among his fellow head coaching hires from that year?

Zeglinski: Mitch Trubisky didn't play well against the Lions. And that's okay - Windy City Gridiron - Developing Trubisky for the Bears means expecting struggles, being honest and learning from them. It's a disservice to him otherwise.

FANPOSTS

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