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The BEARS WIN Den! October 29, 2018

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Again, there “ain’t no such a-thang” as an ugly win in the NFL, a win is a win is a win.

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New York Jets v Chicago Bears
Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears carries the football against Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: Bears Defense Proves A Point Without Khalil Mack - 670 The Score - Playing without their star, the Bears defense held strong in a 24-10 win.

Emma: Injury To Kyle Long Dampens Bears’ Winning Day - 670 The Score - The Bears are still uncertain to the severity of Long’s right foot injury.

Emma: Bears Use Cautious Approach In Sitting Khalil Mack - 670 The Score - Mack is considered day-to-day after missing a win Sunday with an injured ankle.

Short-Handed Bears Beat Jets, 24-10 - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky threw two touchdown passes as Chicago improved to 4-3.

Potash: Not again - Kyle Long’s foot injury casts dreadful shadow over Bears’ victory - Chicago Sun-Times - But considering Long’s recent history of injuries, the sense of dread among Bears observers matched or exceeded the concern of his teammates.

Finley: Bears guard Kyle Long injures right foot vs. Jets - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears right guard Kyle Long hurt his right foot in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-10 win against the Jets, coach Matt Nagy said after the game.

Bears Jets 2018: Final score and highlights for Week 8 - Sun Times - The Bears shut down the Jets behind a strong defensive effort to improve to 4-3 this season.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky dresses as Mike Ditka before Bears' game vs. Jets - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky didn't wear his usual custom suit into Soldier Field on Sunday morning.

Morrissey: Anything less than Bears' victories over Jets, Bills is unacceptable - Sun Times - If they lose either game, they’ll get a public beatdown. It's called higher expectations, a good thing after four years of double-digit losing.

Jahns: Share Bear - Bears RB Tarik Cohen connecting with Chicago youth in inspiring ways - Sun Times - Adam L. Jahns' Inside the Huddle column runs in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Wiederer: With Khalil Mack sidelined, Bears defense does its dirty work in a thorough beatdown of the Jets - Chicago Tribune - Even with Khalil Mack missing his first career NFL game, the Chicago Bears stepped up to throttle the New York Jets 24-10. Led by Akiem Hicks, the Bears shut down the run, never trailed and improved to 4-3.

Kane: Mitch Trubisky dresses up second half to change postgame tone in Bears' win - Chicago Tribune - It was a good thing for quarterback Mitch Trubisky and his throwback Mike Ditka threads that his second half Sunday put the Bears in a much better state of mind than looked likely at halftime.

Rosenbloom: Making progress - Bears win a game they looked intent on choking away - Chicago Tribune - This was a must-win for Matt Nagy and his Bears. For credibility, for progress, for proof that the process of the plan was working. And no matter that it felt like watching math homework, the Bears got the right answer in a 24-10 victory. Ken's Note: Good news for you, Steve... you later said "This might have been just the sixth game of Nagy’s rookie season as head coach of the Bears, but life in the NFL moves pretty fast." Well, no, Steve, it was his SEVENTH game... the good news is, this game really wasn't a math test, which (for you my good man) it turns out to be a good thing,

Under Center Podcast: Shorthanded Bears start slow, but find their way in 2nd half vs Jets - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Alex Brown and Laurence Holmes break down the Bears win over the New York Jets.

Report: Bears have received trade calls asking about Leonard Floyd - Bears Wire - NFL insider Jay Glazer reported that the Chicago Bears have received calls from other teams about trading for OLB Leonard Floyd.

Game recap: Bears turn on Jets to snap skid - ChicagoBears.com - Led by a balanced offense and a stifling defense, the Bears snapped a two-game losing streak with a 24-10 win over the New York Jets Sunday at Soldier Field.

Inside slant: ‘Iron Mitch’ leads Bears to win - ChicagoBears.com - Arriving at Soldier Field Sunday dressed as Mike Ditka, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky delivered a performance that ‘Da Coach’ no doubt would like, throwing two touchdown passes in a win over the Jets.

2-Minute Drill: Bears run defense a big hit - ChicagoBears.com - Determined to revert to form after two sub-par performances, the Bears run defense yielded just 57 yards on 24 carries in Sunday’s 24-10 win over the New York Jets at Soldier Field.

Pace talks Bears-Jets on pregame radio show - ChicagoBears.com - General manager Ryan Pace discussed Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, the status of Khalil Mack and more on the Bears pregame show on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky "Dressed as a Legend" and Played Like a Boss After Halftime in the Bears' Fourth Win - Bleacher Nation - It was a tale of two halves for Mitch Trubisky, who balled out in the second half after struggling to start the game.

Bears Wearing Throwbacks Kick It Old-School With a Jordan Howard TD Drive (VIDEO) - It's good to see Jordan Howard back!

Haugh: Beauty In Bears' Win In Eye Of Beholder - 670 The Score - The Bears' 24-10 win against the Jets was a sight for Matt Nagy's sore eyes.

Bernstein: In Praise Of The Bears' Mundane Win - 670 The Score - Sometimes boring is fine, such as in the Bears' 24-10 win against the Jets.

2 winners, 4 losers from Detroit Lions’ 28-14 loss to Seattle Seahawks - Pride Of Detroit - There wasn’t a lot to like from Sunday’s performance.

Ruiz: Explaining how the Bears created this inexplicably easy TD pass - For The Win - Tarik Cohen could have walked into the end zone on this 70-yard touchdown.

Finley: Bears good enough, even without Khalil Mack, to bully Jets in 24-10 win - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ two most expensive offensive additions spent Sunday in street clothes. But their defense manhandled a rookie quarterback.

Augular: Kyle Long's foot injury mars Chicago Bears win over Jets - Pro Football Weekly - Bears vow to support 'unbelievable leader' as they await news on Long's right foot injury

Kane: Bears snap losing streak with 24-10 victory against Jets at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - The Bears overcame the absences of outside linebacker Khalil Mack and wide receiver Allen Robinson on Sunday to break a two-game losing streak with a 24-10 victory over the Jets at Soldier Field.

Week 8: Bears 24, Jets 10 - Chicago Tribune Photos - Photos from the Bears' 24-10 victory over the Jets on Oct. 28, 2018, at Soldier Field.

Thompson: ‘Ditka, baby!’ Mitch Trubisky channels Da Coach for pre-Halloween game vs. Jets - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky went full-on Mike Ditka as he arrived at Soldier Field before Sunday’s game against the Jets

Wiederer: Even without an interception, Bears keep Jets offense in check - Chicago Tribune - Faced with their first losing streak of the season, the Bears should have every opportunity to get back on track Sunday at Soldier Field facing an ordinary Jets team that has been riddled with injuries.

Chicago Bears-New York Jets Postgame Show: Bears Discover 'Killer Instinct' Down the Stretch - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers share their comprehensive game recap with their instant analysis and insight on the Chicago Bears Week 8 victory against the Jets.

Mullin: Shorthanded Bears end short losing streak with 24-10 over Jets - NBC Sports Chicago - It wasn't pretty, but the Bears' 24-10 win over the Jets is still a win, no matter how you look at it.

Under Center Podcast: Shorthanded Bears start slow, but find their way in 2nd half vs Jets - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Alex Brown and Laurence Holmes break down the Bears win over the New York Jets.

Stankevitz: No Mack, no problem - Bears’ defense bounces back, keeps Jets grounded - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' defense dominated the Jets on Sunday, proving this group can still be successful without Khalil Mack.

Cox: Studs and duds from Chicago Bears’ 24-10 win over New York Jets - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears had an ugly win over the New York Jets in Week 8, but they still had individual standouts on both sides of the ball.

Stankevitz: Bears can take plenty of positives away from comfortable win over Jets - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears took care of business on a cold, wet, windy afternoon at Soldier Field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Hue Jackson’s record ranks 218th of 219 coaches in NFL history – ProFootballTalk - If you are what your record says you are, Hue Jackson is the second-worst coach in NFL history. The Browns' loss today drops Jackson to 11-44-1 as an NFL head coach: 8-8 in Oakland and 3-36-1 in Cleveland. That's a winning percentage of .205.

What we learned from Sunday's Week 8 games - NFL.com - Here's what we've learned so far from Sunday's Week 8 games, which kicked off with Carson Wentz leading the Philadelphia Eagles to victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

KNOW THY ENEMY

3 things we learned in the Detroit Lions loss against the Seattle Seahawks - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions cooled off and looked second best all day.

Lions-Seahawks final score, recap: Lions drop sloppy game to Seahawks, 28-14 - Pride Of Detroit - Follow along as we provide live updates from Ford Field for Week 8.

Rams edge Packers 29-27 to get to 8-0 – ProFootballTalk - When Greg Zuerlein hit a field goal to put the Rams up 29-27 with just over two minutes left to play in their game against the Packers, the thought in many heads was likely about whether they left Aaron Rodgers too much time on the clock. As it turned out, Rodgers never got the ball in his hands.

Final Score: Bears 24, Jets 10 - Gang Green Nation - In a raw, wet and blustery Chicago, the New York Jets dropped their fifth game of the 2018 NFL season with a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. Rain and gusty winds made passing in Chicago a bit...

Vaccaro: This is the kind of bad Sam Darnold game Jets can swallow - New York Post - Sam Darnold was all right. He was 13-for-25 passing, he threw a touchdown pass (capping a drive on which, by rights, he probably should have been intercepted), and he built a QB rating of 75.8.

Vaccaro: The Jets are not only not good they are unwatchable - New York Post - The Jets are a 5-6-7 win team that is now 2-10 on the road the past two seasons and sometimes looks like a JV team wandering into the varsity game. So losing isn’t the real sin when we look at this team.

Jets report card: This reflects terribly on Todd Bowles - New York post - Grades from the Jets’ 24-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday:

Shorthanded Jets don’t seem too upset after another dud - New York Post - The Jets took a new approach on Sunday … trying to win a football game without playing offense for three quarters. It didn’t work.

Jets have chance to recapture magic memory in Chicago - New York Post - It was as surreal a moment as there’s ever been around the New York Jets — and if you are even remotely familiar with, shall we say, the Jets’...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl’s 2018 NFL Week 7 Postgame: Chicago Bears get right with a home game against a weak opponent, fly past New York Jets 24 - 10 - Windy City Gridiron - On a day of rest for Khalil Mack, the Bears defense finds their footing.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Jets - Windy City Gridiron - Khalil Mack won’t play today, but should it matter according to our staff?

Link’s Chicago Bears vs New York Jets Preview: Keys to the Game - Windy City Gridiron - Coming off of another sloppy, yet close loss, can the Bears get healthy versus a short-handed Jets squad?

Berckes: The Genius of Desperation by Doug Farrar - Windy City Gridiron - A new book on the history of innovation and schematic advances in the NFL

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