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The Bear’s Den, October 30, 2018

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The Trubisky Debates continue while Jay Cutler sits at home and watches turkey videos... who knew?

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

BEARRRSSSS

Kaufman: Holding On - Zach Miller’s fight back - ChicagoBears.com - A year ago, Bears tight end Zach Miller went up for a touchdown catch in a game against the Saints. When he came down, his life changed forever. Ken's Note: Folks, read this one!

Dickerson: One year later Bears’ Zach Miller nears recovery milestone - Chicago Bears- ESPN - One year after a horrific leg injury, Bears TE Zach Miller is close to being cleared to run and at least can play around with his kids.

Dickerson: Resting Khalil Mack benefits Bears in long term - Chicago Bears- ESPN - The Bears got by without Khalil Mack against the Jets and could rest him against the Bills so he’s ready for a key stretch.

Emma: Bears To Listen On Trade Offers Ahead Of Tuesday’s Deadline - 670 The Score - The trade deadline passes at 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

Mully & Haugh Show: Bears’ Akiem Hicks Tired Of Khalil Mack Questions - 670 The Score - Hicks would like to discuss the entirety of the unit, not Mack’s presence or absence.

Emma: Bears Awaiting Details On Kyle Long’s Injury - 670 The Score - Long was carted off with a right foot injury late in a win Sunday.

Campbell: 'I just saw green grass.' How Tarik Cohen's 70-yard TD reception unfolded for the Bears - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen was the benefactor of a fortuitously-timed play call by Bears coach Matt Nagy against an aggressive Jets defense.

Bears on TV: Kyle Long screams, Tony Romo picks on a costumed family, ratings juggernaut rolls on - Chicago Tribune - The Bears continue to be a big TV draw in Chicago. Kyle Long's foot injury sounded bad. Tony Romo picked on a family of costumed Bears fans. Plus some more media notes.

Talarico: 'Efficient' Bears Take Care of Business at Home, Reclaim NFC North Lead - Da Bears Brothers Blog - The Chicago Bears took care of an inferior opponent at home. Even though this is the outcome that should have happened, it's still a big win.

Bears grades: A dominant day for the ‘D’, save one unit - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' defense locked down the Jets' offense despite not mustering much of a pass rush from its outside linebacking unit.

Liotta: The Chicago Bears’ confusing rise to the top of the NFC North - TouchdownWire - See how the Chicago Bears went from NFC North bottom feeders to the kings of the north in the span of just two weeks.

Mayer: Bears still evaluating Long’s foot injury - ChicagoBears.com - Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters Monday that right guard Kyle Long’s right foot injury was still being evaluated and more would be known in the next 24-48 hours.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 8 win - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in Sunday’s 24-10 win over the New York Jets, including a bounce-back performance by a stingy Bears defense.

Mayer: Miller ‘very happy’ with recovery from serious injury - Sun Times - Exactly one year since Zach Miller sustained a devastating knee injury in New Orleans, the Bears tight end spoke to the media about his ordeal, the progress he’s made and his positive outlook.

Medina: "A Special Throw" From Mitch Trubisky to Anthony Miller Re-Kindled a Budding Football Bromance - Bleacher Nation - With Allen Robinson out of the lineup, Anthony Miller turned out to be Mitch Trubisky's favorite target.

Hughes: No Ugly Victories - Bears Beat Jets, Re-Take First Place in the NFC North - Da Bears Blog - Very strange game. The Jets didn’t have anywhere near the weapons to move the ball consistently. The Bears were just error-prone enough to keep the game competitive for three quarters. But it’s a win they absolutely needed. And unlike many recent vintages of the Chicago Bears, they got it

Finley: Are the Bears saving Khalil Mack's ankle for their looming NFC North slate? - Sun Times - After the Bills game Sunday, the Bears play three NFC North games in 11 days.

Finley: Bears TE Zach Miller runs toward positivity 1 year after injury - Sun Times - The Bears still haven’t cleared Zach Miller to run. Last week, far away from the Halas Hall campus, the tight end did it anyway.

Potash: Bears awaiting word on injured RG Kyle Long, but ready to go to Plan B - Sun Times - Eric Kush, who had started the first six games, but missed Sunday’s win over the Jets with a stinger, is expected to practice and play this week.

Bears vs. Jets: Five takeaways, including some poise from QB Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - From Mitch Trubisky's poise to Bryce Callahan's big game, here are five takeaways from the Bears' win.

Bears podcast: Hoge & Jahns break down win vs. the Jets - Sun Times - How well did quarterback Mitch Trubisky play? Did the Bears' defense miss outside linebacker Khalil Mack?

Finley: How the Bears fared in their Week 8 win against the Jets - Chicago Sun-Times - Some weeks are better than others for the Bears. Here’s how three Bears fared in Sunday’s 24-10 win against the Jets:

Knowels: Walter Payton's Porsche sells for $324,500 at auction - Chicago Tribune - Walter Payton's cherished 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo sold for $324,500 at auction this weekend in Schaumburg.

Wiederer: ‘I want to know I gave it everything I could’ Zach Miller reflects on the anniversary of his gruesome knee injury - Chicago Tribune - Bears tight end Zach Miller opened up Monday on his journey back from last year's gruesome injury — a dislocated knee and torn popliteal artery that almost required his leg to be amputated. In a sitdown with the Tribune, Miller reflected on his path.

Kane: As Bears await details on Kyle Long’s injury, coaches preparing offensive line contingency plan - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy said he didn’t know yet if Kyle Long's injury is season-ending and would provide more on his status in the next day or two.

Biggs: Even without a pass rush, the Bears' secondary locked down the Jets and Sam Darnold on 3rd down - Chicago Tribune
The Bears were rock solid on third down in Sunday's 24-10 victory over the Jets, keeping - rookie quarterback Sam Darnold in mostly third-and-long situations. The coverage was outstanding and that was without the benefit of much pass rush.

Finley: NFL trade deadline - Bears don’t have obvious needs but ‘crazy’ not to listen - Chicago Sun-Times - They’ve already traded away their first round picks the next two years for Khalil Mack and their 2019 second-rounder for Anthony Miller.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Finally! Browns fire head coach Hue Jackson - Dawgs By Nature - Cleveland’s miserable time under Hue Jackson has come to an end.

Cleveland Browns: Hue Jackson is the worst head coach in NFL history - Dawgs By Nature - Numbers reveal the undeniable truth that Jackson has no equal when it comes to losing.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Tramon Williams: Ty Montgomery didn’t return kickoff for selfish reasons – ProFootballTalk - Packers cornerback Tramon Williams defended Ty Montgomery after several Packers players anonymously accused the running back of being selfish when he didn't take a knee on the kickoff late in Sunday's loss.

Detroit Lions seeking mid-round pick for Golden Tate - NFL.com - The Detroit Lions could trade away wide receiver Golden Tate -- for the right offer. Tom Pelissero reports the team is seeking at least a mid-round pick for the talented wideout.

Aaron Rodgers' Hollywood ending hijacked by rogue decision - NFL.com - With Rams QB Jared Goff nervously watching from the sideline, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers furiously watched his chance at another magical comeback disappear with Ty Montgomery's rogue decision. Michael Silver gets the inside scoop from an angry Green Bay locker room.

Detroit Lions trade rumors: Lions ‘fielding calls’ for Golden Tate trade - Pride Of Detroit - NFL Network thinks a trade is unlikely unless they’re ‘blown away.’

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints: Five Game-Changing Plays - Daily Norseman - Looking back at the most important plays from the 30-20 loss to New Orleans.

The best thing for Ty Montgomery and the Packers is for the team to move on - Acme Packing Company - It’s not just one decision that pushes Green Bay to this point, but the circumstances have conspired against the Packers receiver-turned-running back.

More to Packers RB Ty Montgomery’s bad day than game-sealing fumble - Acme Packing Company - Ty Montgomery fumbled away the Packers’ last real opportunity to retake the lead on Sunday, but his bad game began earlier.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Leonard Floyd had the best game of his 2018 season - Windy City Gridiron - Unburdened by coverage responsibilities, Floyd got after the Jets’ Sam Darnold. That and more in this week’s insights.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears trade rumors - Windy City Gridiron - Trade rumors are fairly quiet around the Chicago Bears, but Leonard Floyd’s name has popped up...

Leming: Handing out Week 8’s game balls, after a 24-10 Chicago Bears win. - Windy City Gridiron - We highlight who stood out in Sunday’s game, as the Bears broke their two-game losing streak

Wiltfong's Bears vs. Jets: 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 big-time 24-10 win against the New York Jets.

Infante's Bears vs. Jets: Notes from a 24-10 victory - Windy City Gridiron - Despite not having Khalil Mack or Allen Robinson on the field, the Chicago Bears left Soldier Field with their third win at home on the year.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

2 Minute Drill - Website - iTunes - Andrew Link; Steven’s StreamingTwitch – Steven Schweickert; T-Formation Conversation - Website - iTunes - Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; WCG Radio - Website - iTunes - Robert Zeglinski

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