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The Bear’s Den: December 7, 2017

Chicago prepares to face a Bengals squad coming off a devastating loss. Who knows?

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Jay Hilgenberg vs Bengals in the 1980’s

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

BEARRRSSSS

Dannehy: Across The Middle: 2018 Chicago Bears Coach Power Rankings - Da Bears Blog - Trust is going to be the most important factor in where the Bears go from here. Ryan Pace is in his third year as GM for a franchise that has won 12 games since he took over. That’s 11 fewer than the guy he replaced and he only got three years to do the job. George McCaskey may still have faith in Pace but he’s admittedly not a patient person. Whoever the next coach of the Bears is, they must trust that Pace picked the right quarterback and knows how to build the rest of the roster.

Will the Bears offense turn things around vs. Bengals? - ESPN Video - Damien Woody expects the Bengals' defense to have success against the Bears' struggling offense.

Bears Barroom Present’s Draft Dr. Phil’s “Little Dumber Boy” – Bears Barroom - All of these songs will be downloaded day-by-day on our podcast stream.

Emma: Kyle Fuller Has Given Bears Something To Consider - CBS Chicago - Fuller is working through the final year of his rookie contract after his fifth-year option was declined by the Bears.

Mayer: Bears players brighten day for sick kids - ChicagoBears.com - A contingent of 26 Bears players spent their off day Tuesday visiting sick kids at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Mayer: Bears begin preparing to visit Bengals - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after their 15-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday’s game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Mayer: Urlacher, Peterson enshrined in College HOF - ChicagoBears.comFormer Bears - middle linebacker Brian Urlacher and running back Adrian Peterson were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday night in New York.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can Bears continue to count on Kyle Long? - NBC Sports Chicago - On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel discusses what the Bears should do with coach John Fox, and more.

Stankevitz: As Kyle Long shuts down, Bears appreciate what 'tough guy' fought through in 2017 - NBC Sports Chicago - Kyle Long had to fight through a lot of pain just to play nine games in 2017, which through that lens is an impressive feat.

Stankevitz: Why has Adam Shaheen’s role in the Bears’ offense shrunk in the last two weeks? - NBC Sports Chicago - For the last two weeks Adam Shaheen's role in the Bears offense has diminished. Why?

Meet the Bengals (with James Rapien of "Locked on Bengals") - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers get a firsthand scouting report on the (5-7) Cincinnati Bengals from ESPN 1530's James Rapien.

Perez: Chicago Bears’ next head coach could be on this Fritz Pollard Alliance list - Bears Wire - A look at the names on the Fritz Pollard Alliance list of recommended head coaching candidates for the upcoming offseason

2018 NFL Draft: Bears go defense in 1st round of new 4-round mock draft - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears grab the best defensive back in the country in the Draft Wire's latest four-round 2018 NFL Mock Draft

SUN TIMES

AP: Bengals will have George Iloka vs. Bears as suspension is overturned - Bengals safety George Iloka had his 1-game suspension overturned on appeal Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit to Antonio Brown

Video: Tarik Cohen meets his biggest fan, a 12-year-old cancer patient - Bears running back Tarik Cohen is making things happen both on and off the field. Last week, he made a 12-year-old cancer patient’s wish come true. Ken’s Note: Watch the video, not only is it a nice moment for the young man, LEONARD FLOYD IS ON THE PRACTICE FIELD WITH HIS HELMET. Was this actually last week as the Sun Times states? If so, this is good for Chicago. If not, then it’s bad reporting.

AP: Ex-Bears Urlacher, Peterson enter College Football Hall of Fame - Steve Spurrier and Peyton Manning were the highlights of the Hall of Fame class that was inducted Tuesday in New York.

Potash: Bears G Kyle Long has another long road back after latest trip to IR - Long’s injuries have been particularly frustrating for a player who knows he has to be patient … yet only knows how to play at one speed.

Jahns & Hoge: Do the Bears have anything or anyone to feel good about right now? - The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge have co-hosted a Bears podcast since the 2015 season.

Silver: It costs more to park at Soldier Field than to buy ticket to Bears game - It will cost a fan more to park at Soldier Field than buy a ticket to the Bears-Browns game.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Bears teammate 'could definitely tell' offensive lineman Kyle Long was in pain - Kyle Long went on injured reserve because his injuries “just became problematic.” It was well known the Bears guard was playing through multiple injuries this season; recovering from a surgically repaired right ankle, playing with a torn labrum in his left shoulder and dealing with a finger injury too.

Biggs: Bears Q&A: Should the Bears draft another QB? What about two wide receivers? - The Tribune’s Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Here’s a good one, I think. What if it turns out a few seasons from now that the Bears should have drafted a quarterback with their high first-round pick in the upcoming 2018 draft? We still don’t really know for sure about Mitch Trubisky,...

Rosenbloom: John Fox avoids supporting Dowell Loggains the same way he avoids winning games - Bears head coach John Fox had a chance on Monday to endorse offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. Instead, Fox avoided supporting him the way he avoids wins.

Wiederer: Mountain of evidence proves Bears’ futility to be extreme, prolonged - - Prince Amukamara was sounding it out as best he could. The veteran cornerback was still processing the Bears’ 15-14 loss to the 49ers on Sunday and working to articulate the frustration. But then came a direct question. Was a loss like this embarrassing for the Bears?

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Checking in on the Class of 2015 - Windy City Gridiron - Not a lot of players make it beyond three years in the NFL. Ryan Pace’s first draft class is about to finish its third year. Do fans think that he did enough, leaving aside the injuries to a single high-profile pick?

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2017: Week 13 vs San Francisco 49ers - Windy City Gridiron - A year ago, in their week 13 match-up, the Chicago Bears throttled the San Francisco 49ers at home by a score of 26-6. Flash forward to week 13 of 2017 and the 49ers dropped the Bears 15-14.

Link: Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals Preview - What to Watch For - Windy City - A few weeks ago, this looked like a winnable game for the Bears. As we traverse through the week however, the Bengals appear to be a hill too high to climb.

Wiltfong: Do the Chicago Bears have any future head coaches on staff? - Windy City Gridiron - This week’s SB Nation theme week question had me literally laughing out loud. Which assistant coach on your team is most likely to become a head coach in the future?

Sunderbruch & Zeglinski Week 13 Overreaction: Robbie’s Revenge - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears lost another game. That’s not a surprise. The way they lost, however, merits a bit of attention.

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