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The Bear’s Den: December 2, 2017

I’m supposed to put a pithy line here, but we are 3-8 playing a 1-10 team. Rah. Go us.

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Jahns: What Mitch Trubisky can learn from Jimmy Garoppolo - Sun Times - Adam L. Jahns’ “Inside the Huddle” column appears in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Finley: after Bears’ wild week, a loss to 49ers could be the end of John Fox - Sun Times - Lose Sunday, and whatever changes the Bears were planning for the season’s end have to start now.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Can the 49ers shock the Bears at Soldier Field? - Sun Times - In episode of 134 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down the Bears’ Week 13 matchup.

Cahill: Hey, maybe the Bears are better than we think - Sun Times - If you’re looking for another story bashing the Bears, you’re not going to find it here.

Halas Intrigue: The Bears are a mess; will it come to a head Sunday? - Sun Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley breaks down the sad state of the Bears:

NFL Week 13 predictions: 49ers at Bears - Sun Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ matchup with the 49ers in Week 13:

Kenney: Ex-Bears player calls out Bellamy for sliding into girlfriend’s DMs - Sun Timess - After Bellamy said he doesn’t regret his argument with McBride that ultimately led to his release, a former teammate says the Bears cut the wrong guy.

Biggs: If Bears fire John Fox, list of offensive-minded candidates is short - Sun Times - The home stretch has arrived for the Bears, with five December games that will close a season that featured more valleys than peaks. The journey has been treacherous. As ESPN noted, through the first 12 weeks the Bears had the most difficult schedule in the NFL, with opponents holding a combined...

Finley: Check out Bears QB Mitch Trubisky’s special cleats for Sunday’s game - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky will wear silver and white cleats Sunday to support an a friend’s family.

Finley: Do the Bears think Vic Fangio ‘deserves’ to be a head coach? - Sun Times - “I think Vic definitely deserves to be one. He’s one of the coaches I’ve respected the most, just from going against,” Kyle Shanahan said.

Potash: Mitch Trubisky’s footwork not the Bears’ only fundamental issue - Sun Times - The Eagles’ run defense is excellent, but not impregnable. The previous week, the Cowboys … rushed for 112 yards on 27 carries against the Eagles.

Bears vs. 49ers: What to Watch for - Sun Times - Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is the player the Bears will have to keep an eye on.

Why Bears players like Mitch Trubisky and Eddie Jackson are wearing special cleats on Sunday - Chicago Tribune - Dozens of Bears players on Sunday will participate in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, which allows players to promote charitable causes on their shoes. Here are the stories behind some of the players’ causes. Mitch Trubisky Thumbs Up Mission Mitch Trubisky would always ask how Keaton...

Bears vs. 49ers: Who will win the battle of young quarterbacks? - Sun Times - Four story lines to watch.

Rosenbloom: Raise your hand if you’d love to see Robbie Gould kick another game-winner at Soldier Field - Sun Times - Rosendoom explains his whacky reasoning behind why he’s rooting against Chicago yet again.

Kane - As injuries pile up, Bears’ safety situation questionable - Chicago Tribune -Injuries are bad.

Morrissey: Mitch Trubisky had better get the chance to shine Sunday - Sun Times - Or else I will throw a fit like a two year old and hold my breath until I turn blue. Ken’s Note: I have no idea what Morrissey said, it’s Morrissey and I just skipped reading it. You should too. Why? It’s Morrissey.

4 Bears questions: On desperation for a win, coach interviews and more - Sun Times - After six weeks, the Bears need a win. “It’d make your wife look prettier,” Pernell McPhee said. “It would make the grass look greener.”

LeGere: Chicago Bears' Trubisky embracing leadership role - Daily Herald - Although he's just a 23-year-old rookie, Mitch Trubisky realizes that, as the Bears' quarterback, there's a leadership role that comes along with the job, especially after a blowout loss. "I feel like I know how to handle these situations," Trubisky said.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' Acho, McPhee stepping up for defense - Daily Herald - With starting outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (knee) on injured reserve, Sam Acho and Pernell McPhee were on the field last week more than usual for the short-handed defense. Both will be counted on again this week against the 49ers.

Bears-49ers 5 Matchups to Watch (and 3 Keys for a Bears' Victory) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Will DeWitt goes through the five matchups to pay attention to against the 49ers and the three keys that'll unlock a Bears' victory.

Stankevitz: How are Bears rookies handling losing for the first time? - NBC Sports Chicago - Most of the Bears' rookie class hasn't experienced significant losing before the 2017 season. How are they responding to these doldrums?

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: With Tensions Rising, Trubisky & Co. Badly Need A Win - WGN Radio - Between a hallway argument and a literal stench inside the building, it’s been an odd week at Halas Hall. Yet in a matchup between two struggling franchises, Sunday’s game between the Bears and 49ers is full of interesting storylines. We’ll examine all of it in this week’s 10 Bears Things:

Chicago Bears notes: Reinforcements should soon be on way for banged-up back seven - Pro Football Weekly - Plus, Bellamy calls argument leading to McBride's exit 'brotherly love'

Hub Arkush: Bears finally get an edge over 49ers - Pro Football Weekly - But can they take advantage?

Injury Report: Bears get LB Danny Trevathan back for Week 13 vs. 49ers - Bears Wire - Linebacker Danny Trevathan will make his return to the Chicago Bears lineup in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers

The Pick Is In: Bears-49ers - - Top NFL analysts have made their picks for Week 13 of the 2017 season as the Bears return home to play the San Francisco 49ers. Keep track of their weekly record here on

Mayer: Payton Toy Drive being held Sunday - - The Bears will hold the 12th annual Walter and Connie Payton Foundation Toy Drive Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field.

Players to watch: Bears-Niners - - Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s home game against the 49ers, including rookie safety Eddie Jackson.

Mayer: How to watch, listen to Bears-49ers game - - Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s game between the Bears and 49ers at Soldier Field, including how to watch and listen to the Week 13 contest.

Dontrelle Inman is 'a dart throw' against the 49ers - ESPN Video - Matthew Berry says Dontrelle Inman is very interesting in a daily tournament and thinks he's a WR-4 with upside.

Gandia: Bears On Tap – Previewing the San Francisco 49ers – Bears Barroom - Host Aldo Gandia gets a position-by-position breakdown of the San Francisco 49ers from “Better Rivals” podcast host and producer and Niners Nation writer Oscar Aparicio. Oscar also shares why he believes the Niners fleeced the Bears on the draft day Trubisky trade.

Desmond Clark discusses an NFL Alumni Fundraiser and the Bears on Sports Feed - WGN-TV - The game of football is never far from the thoughts of Desmond Clark, even after he left the NFL. Now he's an active member of the NFL Alumni's Chicago Chapter, something he mentions whenever he's a guest on Sports Feed on CLTV.

Dickerson: Trading spaces: Who won Bears-49ers draft-day Mitchell Trubisky deal? - ESPN - So far, the 49ers are happy with the players and picks they received from the Bears. But if Trubisky pans out, the Bears would still make the deal.

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Lincicomb: Mitch Trubisky may have can-do spirit, but it seems he can't do it - Ken’s Note: Yeah, I’m just skipping right onto the note with this one. We have seen a lot, and I mean a LOT of idiotic hot takes this season, but for the love of Ditka how on Earth are people like this guy paid to write articles for a prime media outlet in a major US city. This isn’t “hot take”, this isn’t just “dumber than a sack of hammers”, this is more of a “Chicago Tribune, do you not have a single editor on your staff who has the sense to recognize when your writer is making your paper look less accurate than The Onion”? I removed the link because I don’t want to reward such idiocy by sending them traffic.


Link: Chicago Bears versus San Francisco 49ers Preview - What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - The lowly Niners invade Soldier Field on Sunday. Can the Bears rebound from a bad loss to the Eagles and beat another bottom-feeder?

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Report - Anyone healthy enough to play safety? - Windy City Gridiron - The safety position group of the Chicago Bears may look a bit different on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie Eddie Jackson will still be back there lining up as one starter, but fellow...

Zeglinski: Bears-49ers - The 2017 Hindsight Bowl - Windy City Gridiron - The reeling Bears, not fully coming apart yet, could desperately use a win against a 49ers team they'll be compared to for awhile.

49ers vs. Bears, Week 13: A month and a half of Mitchell Trubisky & C.J. Beathard - Niners Nation - We talked about the Bears QB with Windy City Gridiron. And we were able to get some thoughts on the 49ers rookie as well.

Berckes: Fantasy Football Week 13 Thread - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for fantasy football discussion


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