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The Bear’s Den, October 16, 2018

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Mayer: Nagy confident Bears will bounce back again - - The Bears rebounded from a tough Week 1 loss in Green Bay by winning their next three games. It’s a blueprint that coach Matt Nagy hopes to follow after Sunday’s overtime defeat in Miami.

Medina: These Are NOT Excuses, But One Too Many Controversial Calls Went Against the Bears on Sunday - Bleacher Nation - Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Bears, including an array of questionable penalties.

Wiedman: The incredible takeaways from a gut-wrenching Bears loss - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman reports on the incredible takeaways from a gut-wrenching Chicago Bears loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Dolphins - 670 The Score - Really good teams don’t beat themselves. The Bears beat themselves Sunday.

Hess: Not the same case as last time - Trubisky’s Miami heroics should’ve been enough for Bears - The Blitz Network - Mitchell Trubisky played well enough to win...

Finley: Good, bad and worse - How the Bears fared in Week 6 at Dolphins - Sun Times - Some weeks are better than others for the Bears. Here’s how three Bears fared in Sunday’s 31-28 overtime loss to the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium:

Biggs: Mitch Trubisky was far from great, but his deep ball is evolving - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy was off when he called Mitch Trubisky "great" in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, but the team had much bigger shortcomings than the quarterback in the loss, and he's getting better attacking downfield.

Wiederer: Bears coach Matt Nagy stands behind his play-calling approach that preceded a costly missed field goal - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy wasn't apologizing Monday for settling for a 53-yard Cody Parkey field-goal attempt on the team's lone possession in overtime Sunday against the Dolphins. Parkey missed the kick. The Bears lost. And Nagy was left to pick up the pieces.

Kane: Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack to undergo tests on injured right ankle - Chicago Tribune - Khalil Mack injured his right ankle in the first half against the Dolphins on Sunday but re-entered and wound up playing 79 percent of the Bears snaps on defense. He finished with two tackles, but it was his first game in a Bears uniform without a sack or a forced fumble.

Kane: Bears coach Matt Nagy doesn't budge on Trey Burton’s offensive pass interference - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy doubled down Monday on his assessment that tight end Trey Burton did nothing wrong when he was called for offensive pass interference Sunday.

Rosenthal: Bears local TV ratings up 42 percent from last season's five-game average - Chicago Tribune - Not only are the Bears off to a better start than last season — 3-2, compared with 1-4 — but their local television ratings are up 42 percent from the five-game mark a year ago.

Talarico: How Bears Respond to Miami Loss Will Be Key of the Season - Da Bears Brothers Blog - If this team wants to be taken seriously in the division and the NFC, they need to find a consistent, happy medium between the good and the bad.

Stankevitz' Bears grades: Defense falls flat, and a longer look at Matt Nagy’s decision-making - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' defense had a rough afternoon in Miami, while Matt Nagy's decision-making warrants additional scrutiny following Sunday's 31-28 loss.

Mullin: Drilling further down on Matt Nagy after Bears OT loss to Miami Dolphins - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky assessed Sunday's defeat against the Dolphins as a team loss, but there are numerous explanations that go deeper than that.

Finley: Bears keeping an eye on Khalil Mack's right ankle - Sun Times - The Bears will continue to monitor the right ankle that Khalil Mack hurt in the first half Sunday. T

Potash: Bears coach Matt Nagy handles criticism after Cody Parkey field goal misses in overtime loss to Dolphins - Sun Times - It was a little too reminiscent of Marc Trestman’s conservative approach in a similar situation against the Vikings in 2013.

Jahns: Five takeaways, including a look at the Bears' struggles with the heat - Sun Times - From Mitch Trubisky's deep throws to the Dolphins' unique home-field advantage, here are five takeaways from the Bears' wild loss.

Finley: Bears coach Matt Nagy 'This is not a Debbie Downer organization' - Sun Times - They’ll try to use their latest bizarre, unlikely defeat — a 31-28 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday — as motivation against the Patriots.

Bears vs. Dolphins: Hoge & Jahns Podcast, breaking down a wild loss - Sun Times - Did the Bears' defense really get torched by quarterback Brock Osweiler? How well did quarterback Mitch Trubisky play?

Morrissey: Finding the good in Bears' OT loss to Dolphins - Sun Times - I saw a wild, up-and-down game that called for surrender, not anger from viewers. Everybody else saw a bad loss to a struggling Dolphins team.


Zeglinski: Shocking news - the Bears’ Mitch Trubisky is great with a clean pocket and other insights - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears quarterback was lights out with minimal pressure against the Dolphins. A recurring theme among other Pro Football Focus insights.

Bears vs. Dolphins: Snap counts, stats, and more - 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 awful loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Infante: Don’t look now, but Mitchell Trubisky is catching fire - Windy City Gridiron - Amid several disappointing aspects of Sunday's loss, Chicago’s franchise quarterback continued his hot streak.

Leming: Chicago Bears Week 6 game balls after heartbreaker in Miami - Windy City Gridiron - Despite the Bears 31-28 overtime loss to the Dolphins, we hand out worthy game balls for Week 6.

Infante: Notes from a pathetic 31-28 overtime loss - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears lost to Brock Osweiler on Sunday.


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