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The Bear’s Den, December 26, 2017

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Cleveland is over with, a much tougher task is coming up this week in Minnesota.

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Benny Cunningham #30 of the Chicago Bears runs with the football in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field on December 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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BEARRRSSSS

Under Center Podcast: Bears drop the Browns to 0-15 - NBC Sports Chicago - Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown and Jim Miller break down the play of Kyle Fuller and Mitchell Trubisky and ask: “Do you feel bad for the Browns?!”

Santoromita: Division champs? Kyle Long tweets joke t-shirt about running the AFC North - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears went 4-0 against the AFC North and Kyle Long had some fun with that.

Stankevitz: Why Mitchell Trubisky took a big step in his development against the Browns - NBC Sports Chicago - For the first time this year, Mitchell Trubisky succeeded without an effective running game to pair with him.

Mullin: Bears' dispatching of Browns exactly what should have happened, and had to - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' 20-3 routing of the Browns on Sunday is exactly what should have happened, and it had to.

Stankevitz: For John Fox, win over Browns saves him from ignominy, but not much else - NBC Sports Chicago - John Fox ensured he won't have the worst winning percentage in Bears history by beating the 0-15 Browns on Sunday.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears get one they had to have in beating winless Browns - Pro Football Weekly - And rookie Trubisky takes another step forward for Bears

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Browns - CBS Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky is showing a better feel for when to throw and when not to in his decision-making.

Video: Trubisky explains snow angel TD celebration - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky talks about the snow angel celebration after a touchdown in a win against the Browns.

Video: Trubisky on shaking off pick-six that was called back - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky talks about the pick-six he threw against the Browns that was overturned for an offside call.

SUN TIMES

Jahns’ Film Study: Screen calls, Cody Whitehair stand out against the Browns - Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 20-3 win against the Browns in Week 16:

Potash: GM Ryan Pace should stand alone as head of Bears football - Ryan Pace alone. Unless John Fox is by his side at the podium to explain what went wrong - not an unprecedented occurrence, by the way - the press conference to announce the Bears’ expected coaching change following the season finale against the Vikings on Sunday should be exclusively a Ryan Pace show.

Finley: With end likely near, 5 moments that defined John Fox’s Bears career - John Fox will begin game preparation Tuesday for what figures to be his last game as the Bears’ head coach. How did he get here?

Good, bad and best: How Bears fared in their 20-3 win vs. the Browns - Benny Cunningham’s two catches for 66 yards was the most since the Rams’ first game of the 2015 season, in which he caught four balls for 77 yards.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 20-3 win over the Browns - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears won for the second time in three weeks, defeating the Cleveland Browns 20-3 on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. 1. Kyle Fuller has made himself some money this season. A whole bunch of money. How much remains to be seen and will likely be determined by the...

Biggs: Look forward to Mitch Trubisky playing in the snow in meaningful games - A snowy background has been part of some of the greatest moments in Bears history, certainly since the team moved to Soldier Field.

Kane: Bears made it clear they’re at least not as bad as the 0-15 Browns - The snow that blanketed Soldier Field at the start of Sunday’s game against the Browns mostly had been cleared by the time Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky tumbled into the end zone for a third-quarter touchdown.

Kand & Wiederer: Kyle Fuller helps give Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer a headache - Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer has been in a giving mood all season, a rookie whose willingness to take chances has repeatedly presented golden opportunities for opposing defenses.

Campbell: Bears capitalize on Myles Garrett's negated pick-six: 'All the guys kind of rallied around that' - Mitch Trubisky and the Bears capitalized on Myles Garrett's negated interception return for a touchdown to beat the Browns 20-3 on Sunday at snowy Soldier Field.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Way We Hear It: Would Green Bay Packers move on from Jordy Nelson in 2018? - Pro Football Weekly - Declining production, big 2018 salary-cap number and age are all factors in potentially awkward transition

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Ghosts of Christmas past - Mitch Trubisky is just beginning a new Bears tradition - Windy City Gridiron - At a snowy Soldier Field, Trubisky ushered out one of the last remnants of the John Fox tenure and hopefully began his own reborn era.

Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Cleveland Browns - Windy City Gridiron - We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 20-3 win against the Cleveland Browns.

Infante: Notes from a 20-3 Christmas Eve victory - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears improved to 5-10 on Sunday, sending their fans home happy on Christmas Eve.

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