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The Bear’s Den December 20, 2017

Bears face the Cleveland Browns, Detroit’s 2008 Perfect Season record is in jeopardy

Browns V Bears

Ken’s Note: Due to recent positive technological changes at The Mothership, I’m experimenting with different formats over the next few days in an effort to increase efficiency and reduce the time spent on the nuts-and-bolts of the Den. If you see changes, that’s what’s going on. The information (Author, Headline & where it is from) will appear, it may just be in an altered format to streamline the production of the Den.

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

Mozilla FireFox Web Browser - The official browser of the last weeks of the 2017 Chicago Bears season.

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Stankevitz' Bears film breakdown: How Mitchell Trubisky's worst interception with the Bears happened | NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky didn't see safety Quandre Diggs sitting in the end zone on Saturday, leading to the worst interception he's thrown as a pro.

Andracki: Jeff Fisher reportedly wants to coach the Bears next year - NBC Sports Chicago - Jeff Fisher reportedly wants to coach in the NFL in 2018 and the Bears are high on his priority list.

Emma: Bears Rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky Leaving Impression On Coach John Fox - CBS Chicago - "I've seen enough to think that Mitchell Trubisky's going to have a heck of a career," Fox says.

Perez: 2018 NFL Draft - Bears keep hold of top-10 pick heading into Week 16 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears maintain top-10 pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Risdon: Would you attend the 0-16 parade? - Browns Wire - Browns fans, would you attend the Cleveland Browns 0-16 parade?

Lunch with Larry: 12.19.17 - ESPN - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer answers fan questions about the Bears struggles in Detroit and what the team needs heading into the offseason in his weekly Q&A.

Africans Abroad: Agholor critical in win, Acho shines for Bears - ESPN Video - Phil Murphy and Emmanuel Acho highlight their top performers of African descent from Week 15 of the NFL.

Mayer: Bears’ 2018 opponents are now set - ESPN - The Bears' 2018 opponents have all been determined as the 2017 season nears its conclusion.

Maly: Frustrating Moments In Bears History Episode IV - The Bears Trade for Rick Mirer – Bears Barroom - The Chicago Bears have made hundreds of draft picks, trades, and free agent signings in their nearly 100 year history. Some have been good, some have been bad…and a few have been so atrocious that they were almost universally derided the moment they were announced. Plenty of moves look stupid in retrospect (see Glennon, Mike), but it takes a special kind of stupid for a guy like me, who has only played football with buddies at the park, to scream “WTF!” at Bear-related news in February.

Hub Arkush: Are Chicago Bears developing Mitch Trubisky or holding him back? - Pro Football Weekly - Trubisky ready to help open up ground game gain by attacking downfield - will Bears let him?

Emily: The 3 Best & Worst Games of John Fox’s Bears Tenure: Part I (Best) - Da Bears Blog - The John Fox era is coming to an end in Chicago. All those “what-if” scenarios about the Bears winning out after dominating the Bengals can be put to bed after Saturday’s beatdown at the hands of the Lions. So for my first post on DBB I’m going to look back and reflect on the three best and three worst games of the John Fox era.

Hughs: The 3 Best & Worst Games of John Fox’s Bears Tenure: Part II (Worst) - Da Bears Blog - Now onto the worst games…Honestly this was a lot harder to narrow down because the John Fox era has sucked something fierce. There are many, many games that you could make a case for, but after careful consideration I present to you the three worst games under John Fox.

SUN TIMES

Jahns: Forget the Browns, let’s discuss the Bears’ draft needs

- The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge have co-hosted a Bears podcast since the 2015 season.

Cahill: Prediction - Bears could be the next Rams in 2018 - At least one NFL expert thinks the Bears could turn it around and be next season’s Rams.

Bears mailbag: On coach candidates, Ryan Pace signings, owners & more - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of queries sent to @PatrickFinley:

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Wiederer & Campbell: What happens if the Bears lose to the winless Browns? - This, we suppose, is what they call the home stretch. Two trivial games left to close out another deflating last-place season. The struggling Bears are here once again, needing to find motivation in unusual places. John Fox’s club can’t avoid another 10-loss season - that fate was sealed with Saturday’s...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Falcons victory on ‘MNF’ means Packers eliminated from playoff race - Packers coach Mike McCarthy now must determine whether it’s worth it to let quarterback Aaron Rodgers play the final two games.

Dickerson: Meet the Cleveland Browns of the NFC - the Chicago Bears - ESPN - While the Browns have been the NFL's punchline since the late 80s, the Bears have nearly matched their futility over the past five seasons.

Withers: Browns are hoping to ruin fans' plans for an 0-16 parade. Next up? The 4-10 Bears - A pity parade has given the Browns more motivation to avoid NFL shame. Just two losses from becoming the second team in league history to go 0-16, the Browns want to avoid further embarrassment by having their inglorious season celebrated with a parade around their downtown stadium.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Stankevitz' Bears film breakdown: How Mitchell Trubisky's worst interception with the Bears happened | NBC Sports Chicago - MItchell Trubisky didn't see safety Quandre Diggs sitting in the end zone on Saturday, leading to the worst interception he's thrown as a pro.

Andracki: Jeff Fisher reportedly wants to coach the Bears next year - NBC Sports Chicago - Jeff Fisher reportedly wants to coach in the NFL in 2018 and the Bears are high on his priority list.

Emma: Bears Rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky Leaving Impression On Coach John Fox - CBS Chicago - "I've seen enough to think that Mitchell Trubisky's going to have a heck of a career," Fox says.

Perez: 2018 NFL Draft - Bears keep hold of top-10 pick heading into Week 16 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears maintain top-10 pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Risdon: Would you attend the 0-16 parade? - Browns Wire - Browns fans, would you attend the Cleveland Browns 0-16 parade?

Lunch with Larry: 12.19.17 - ESPN - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer answers fan questions about the Bears struggles in Detroit and what the team needs heading into the offseason in his weekly Q&A.

Africans Abroad: Agholor critical in win, Acho shines for Bears - ESPN Video - Phil Murphy and Emmanuel Acho highlight their top performers of African descent from Week 15 of the NFL.

Mayer: Bears’ 2018 opponents are now set - ESPN - The Bears' 2018 opponents have all been determined as the 2017 season nears its conclusion.

Maly: Frustrating Moments In Bears History Episode IV - The Bears Trade for Rick Mirer – Bears Barroom - The Chicago Bears have made hundreds of draft picks, trades, and free agent signings in their nearly 100 year history. Some have been good, some have been bad…and a few have been so atrocious that they were almost universally derided the moment they were announced. Plenty of moves look stupid in retrospect (see Glennon, Mike), but it takes a special kind of stupid for a guy like me, who has only played football with buddies at the park, to scream “WTF!” at Bear-related news in February.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski & Sunderbruch: Week 15 Bears Overreaction - 10 Losses (and counting!) Edition - Windy City Gridiron - Mitch Trubisky and company had a rough go of it at Ford Field on Saturday. However, not all was bad.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - This week we’re taking the NFL Thoughts in an audience participation direction and asking you guys for some help. You know those word association types of things, where someone says a word and you...

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