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The Bear’s Den, December 25, 2017, Beary Christmas Win Edition

Chicago took care of business against the Cleveland Browns, completing the sweep of the AFC North

Cleveland Browns v Chicago Bears Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

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

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Game Recap: Bears batter Browns 20-3 - ChicagoBears.com
The Bears dominated the Browns on offense and defense on a snowy Christmas Eve, winning 20-3 in the final home game of the 2017 season.

Perez: 4 takeaways from Bears’ Week 16 win over Browns - Bears Wire
A look at 4 takeaways from the Bears' Week 16 win over the Browns

Emma: Thanks To Trubisky, Bears Far Better Than Browns - CBS Chicago
The Bears have hope in the form of a young quarterback blossoming with each game, evident in a 20-3 win over the Browns.

Finley: Bears guards Josh Sitton, Tom Compton inactive vs. Browns - Chicago Sun-Times
The Bears will be without both starting guards Sunday — Josh Sitton (ankle) and Tom Compton (concussion) were ruled out for the Browns game.

Jahns' Final takeaways: Merry Christmas, Bears fans ... Mitch Trubisky wins | Chicago Sun-Times
Random thoughts and observations while covering the Bears’ Week 16 matchup against the Browns at Soldier Field.

Rozner: Chicago Bears' victory takes back seat to coaching search - Daily Herald
An NFL Network reports suggests Ted Phillips has begun the search for a new Chicago Bears head coach. That should make you optimistic.

LeGere: Trubisky, Chicago Bears rumble to victory over Browns - Daily Herald
If the Bears accomplished nothing else in another forgettable, double-digit-loss season, they established that they're clearly better than the winless Cleveland Browns in an easy victory in Sunday's Soldier Field finale that was played in front of 20,243 empty seats.

Sessler: Cleveland Browns secure No. 1 pick of draft with loss to Bears - NFL.com
The Cleveland Browns once again will head into the offseason with the league's top draft selection. With their loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Browns secured the first overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Bears-Browns Postgame Show: Chicago Takes Care of Cleveland on Christmas Eve - ChicagoBears.com
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Bears Fans. Our team gave us a gift as they didn’t lose to the Cleveland Browns.

Mayer: Pace talks Bears prior to home finale - ChicagoBears.com
Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM pre-game show in advance of Sunday’s home game against the Cleveland Browns.

Kaberon's Inside Slant: Trubisky does it all in victory - ChicagoBears.com
Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky demonstrated his playmaking ability with his arm and legs in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Browns at Soldier Field.

Mayer: Fuller shines in win - ChicagoBears.com
Cornerback Kyle Fuller led an opportunistic Bears defense Sunday at Soldier Field, recording one interception and six pass breakups in a 20-3 win over the Browns.

SUN TIMES

Finley: In likely last home game, Bears coach John Fox avoids banana peel

That the Bears are still grasping for confidence in Year 3 of the Fox era is the reason it will likely end in one week, after the season finale. Ken’s Note: Fox also avoided orange peels, apple peels, potato skins and cantaloupe rinds. Thanks for the observation!

Potash: Bears get a break on Myles Garrett pick-6 - and take advantage of it

But as fate would have it, the Bears were playing a team that was even better than they were at beating themselves.

Finley: John Fox - Kyle Fuller’s performance the best by Bears CB in 3 years

The Bears cornerback shut down Browns receiver Josh Gordon, intercepting a DeShone Kizer throw in the end zone and finishing with six passes defended.

Jahns: Three-and-Out: Jordan Howard shows off his moves vs. Browns

Three quick notes from the Bears’ 20-3 win against the Browns.

Morrissey: What did we do wrong to deserve a Bears-Browns game?

At least the Browns were going somewhere – back to Cleveland and to the first pick in next year’s draft. The Bears? We’re stuck with them. Ken’s Note: It’s really more of a question of “What were your employers thinking paying you to write tripe like this”. After consideration, I’d like to rescind that... I don’t want to besmirch the good name of tripe by comparing it to your column.

Jahns: Merry Mitch-mas - Bears rookie QB delivers win against hapless Browns

For Trubisky, making plays with his arm and legs on a wintry day were meaningful moments in his development.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky, Bears capitalize on Myles Garrett's negated pick-six to beat Browns - As Myles Garrett rumbled through the snow, down the sideline and into the end zone Sunday, the Bears’ nightmare came to life. Their three-point halftime lead? Gone. Their fight to maintain dignity against the winless Browns? Suddenly tenuous. Their luck at the end of this star-crossed season? Well,...

Haugh: Bears avoid losing to winless Browns, but real victory will come when change occurs - Ken’s Note: Look, the secret identity of Captain Obvious has been revealed!

Rosenbloom: Bears avoid utter disgrace vs. Browns, but still, how does George McCaskey keep his job? - Ken’s Note: Speaking of how do incompetent people manage to keep their jobs, Steve...

Bears defense shuts down winless Browns in 20-3 victory - The Bears became the latest team to beat the winless Browns this season, cruising to a 20-3 victory in their home finale Sunday at Soldier Field.

Kane: Kyle Fuller ‘resurrected his career,’ but will it continue with Bears? - Sometime between when Kyle Fuller’s Bears career looked like it was over and when it gasped new life, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio invited his cornerback for a round of golf.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Western: NFL teams demand that Packers release Aaron Rodgers due to Injured Reserve violation - Acme Packing Company
The Rodgers Injury saga just got more bizarre.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Reisman: Detroit Lions self-destruct, get eliminated from playoff contention - Pride Of Detroit
The wheels are coming off.

Mathews: Jim Caldwell’s time as Lions head coach should be over after Detroit’s performance against Cincinnati - Pride Of Detroit
The Lions had the chance to make the playoffs, but didn’t get the job done against the lifeless Bengals. It’s time for a change.

Vikings 16, Packers 0: Recap of Packers’ abysmal showing in Week 16 - Acme Packing Company
It’s a brief recap tonight after the Packers got shut out for the second time at home this season.

Alper: Lions offer no comment on Jim Caldwell’s future – ProFootballTalk
The Lions won't be making the playoffs this year and that will make coach Jim Caldwell's future a topic of discussion for many people over the final week of the regular season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears place Chris Prosinski on injured reserve, sign an offensive lineman - Windy City Gridiron
The end of the year roster shuffle continues for the Chicago Bears with another player going on season ending injured reserve. Earlier today the Bears placed safety Chris Prosinski on IR and...

Curl: Bears finish their sweep of AFC North; swat down Brown hopes in 20-3 win - Windy City Gridiron
It's a sneaky success for the Lions, who move one week closer to gaining company in the 0-16 history book

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