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The Bear’s Den: December 4, 2017

Bears lose, outcoached, outplayed & beaten by our own all-time scoring leader

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Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions
Those were the days...
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LeGere: Gould steals show, Garoppolo's Niners beat Bears - Daily Herald - Arlington Heights native Jimmy Garoppolo, in his first start for the 49ers, kept driving his team down the field but couldn't get into the endzone. But former Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould hit five field goals, and San Francisco beat the Bears 15-14.

Bears-49ers Postgame Show: Chicago Sinks to New Low in "Robbie Gould Revenge" Game - Da Bears Brothers - In this week's postgame show, Da Bears Brothers explain how the Chicago Bears ended up losing to the lowly 49ers 15-14 off the leg of Robbie Gould.

Bernstein: Bears Get Everything Wrong In Stupid Loss - CBS Chicago - The Bears have spiraled into a place somehow less meaningful than ignominy.

Emma: Robbie Gould Gets Revenge On Bears In ‘Bittersweet’ Game - CBS Chicago - Gould had nothing but fond reflections of his time with the Bears after kicking five field goals to beat them.

Emma: Mitchell Trubisky Takes Ownership Of Bears As Losses Pile Up - CBS Chicago - “I just look at myself and what more can I do as a player as the leader of this team,” Trubisky said after the Bears' fifth straight loss.

Emma: After Bears’ Latest Step Back, Blame Starts With John Fox - CBS Chicago - The Bears fell to 3-9 on the season and 12-32 in Fox's tenure after an ugly 15-14 loss to the 49ers.

Hoge: Robbie Gould’s Perfect Script Creates Worst-Case Scenario For Pace, Fox - WGN Radio - With a flurry of fist pumps, Robbie Gould directed his not-so-subtle celebration straight toward the Chicago Bears’ sideline. Earlier in the week, Bears special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers admitted Gould was “a real competitive player,” so he and head coach John Fox couldn’t have been too surprised by Gould’s reaction after their former kicker knocked in the game-winning 24-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. He essentially beat the Bears by himself, scoring all of the 49ers’ points in a 15-14 victory at Soldier Field.

Kyle Long exits Week 13 with shoulder injury - Bears Wire - Kyle Long exited Week 13 against the 49ers with a shoulder injury

Perez: Instant analysis of Bears’ 15-14 loss to 49ers in Week 13 - Bears Wire - Instant analysis of the Bears' disappointing Week 13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers

Perez: It’s official - Bears eliminated from playoff contention - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears were officially eliminated from the 2017 NFL playoffs after Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers

Mayer: Pace talks Bears issues before 49ers game - - 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 San Francisco 49ers.

Inside Slant: A return for the record books - - Rookie Tarik Cohen pulled off another thrilling play on Sunday, running into the end zone and etching his name into the NFL record books.

Game Recap: Bears lose late to 49ers - - Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould came back to haunt his old team Sunday at Soldier Field, booting five field goals without a miss to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a 15-14 victory.

Armstrong: I Can No Longer Take A Shining To These Bears – Bears Barroom - I have game notes. Some of the players played well, most did not. Don’t care. I do not give a #$%^ about who played well and who did not. The Bears just lost, at home, to a 1-10 (now 2-10) team that did not score a TD. Bears scored two touchdowns: the first on a nice drive culminating in a TD pass to Inman from Trubisky; the second was a ridiculous punt return by Mr. Chicken Salad. Aside from that – nothing.

Trubisky calls for Cohen to get more touches - ESPN Video - After an impressive performance from Tarik Cohen, Mitchell Trubisky says the Bears "need to continue to find ways to get him the ball."

Kenneth Davis talks about the Bears moving forward on Sports Feed - WGN-TV - Chicago wishes they'd wake up to a present on Monday morning.

Data Responds: Bears vs. 49ers - Da Bears Blog - The Bears led for almost the entire game, but pretty much everybody watching the game knew what was coming when San Francisco got the ball back down 14-12 with just over 4 minutes to go. The 49ers methodically marched down the field and longtime Chicago kicker Robbie Gould drilled his 5th field goal of the day to send Chicago to their 5th straight loss.

Finley: Why didn’t John Fox just let the 49ers score? - Sun Times - The Bears considering letting the 49ers score a touchdown once they converted third-and-2 to get to the Bears’ 7 with 1:34 to play Sunday

Jahns: Bears run game, Jordan Howard get grounded again - Sun Times - Three quick thoughts and observations from the Bears’ 15-14 loss against the 49ers.

Morrissey: Growing Trubisky is Job No. 1, and the Bears are blowing it - Sun Times - Loss to 49ers shows that, with John Fox and Dowell Loggains around, rookie quarterback isn’t getting any better.

Jahns: What’s left for the Bears to evaluate? Change is inevitable now - Sun Times - When it comes to John Fox, what is left for general manager Ryan Pace, chairman George McCaskey and president Ted Phillips to closely consider?

Potash: Tarik Cohen’s day says it all - Spectacular, disappointing, frustrating - Sun Times - The ill-fated return took the edge off Cohen’s spectacular 61-yard punt return for a touchdown that rivaled Devin Hester in terms of ridiculousness.

Kenney: Garoppolo is everything the Bears want to see in Trubisky - Sun Times - Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was dreaming while attending his Arlington Heights elementary school about one day playing in the NFL.

Finley: Bears lose to 49ers on five Gould field goals - Sun Times - The loss casts doubt as to whether coach John Fox finishes the season,

Finley: Bears lose Kyle Long, Pernell McPhee, Mitch Unrein to injury - Sun Times - Bears guard Kyle Long played the first half Sunday before being taken out at halftime with what the team called a shoulder injury.

Watch: Kyle Fuller steals ball from 49ers WR for first interception - Sun Times - Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller’s first interception in two years was an act of thievery.

Bears-49ers Week 13 recap - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs breakdown the Bears' 15-14 loss to the 49ers on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Campbell: Anemic offense continues Bears' free fall in 15-14 loss to 49ers - Chicago Tribine - Robbie Gould’s fifth field goal had just split the uprights Sunday when he turned to the Bears sideline, pumped his fist and started screaming. The Bears’ nightmare was complete. And there’s no alarm clock to save them anytime soon.

Biggs: Bears aren't responding to adversity, they're creating more of it - Chicago Tribune - If you’re keeping a scorecard between the Bears and 49ers and the big trade for the No. 2 pick, score a win for the 49ers in Round 1 and consider it a setback for the power brokers at Halas Hall.

Kane - Bears rookie Tarik Cohen flashes 'special gift' with bewildering punt return for TD - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen didn’t know how far he actually ran. The rookie’s punt return Sunday in a 15-14 loss to the 49ers at Soldier Field went into the game book as a 61-yard touchdown. Bears fullback Michael Burton joked with Cohen on the sideline it looked like he ran 150 yards. The CBS broadcast estimated it was more like 127.

Wiederer: Emotional Robbie Gould delivers dagger for 49ers in upset over Bears - Chicago Tribune - Anyone who has spent even half a day around Robbie Gould knew better. They understood the kicker’s “just another game” assertions all week long were bogus, that his return to Chicago to face the regime that ended his time with the Bears had him fired up.

Rosenbloom: Is Virginia McCaskey pissed off yet by Bears' latest embarrassment? Enough to fire everybody and her son? - Chicago Tribune - Is Virginia pissed off yet? Can someone check to see if Virginia McCaskey is pissed off Because that’s the only way anything gets done with the Bears.

Bears-49ers: Recap, social media reaction - Chicago Tribune - Just... yuck...

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Curl's Bears vs 49ers post game: Bears conservative offense can't do enough to outscore Robbie Gould in 14-15 loss - Windy City Gridiron - Tarik Cohen brought some spark to a mostly lifeless Bears performance

Wiltfong: John Fox doesn’t coach to win - Windy City Gridiron - And this is a problem in a business where the only thing that really matters is winning.


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