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The Bear’s Den, November 13, 2018

Many more breakdowns of the Bears breaking the Lions down into component atoms last Sunday...

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Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears scks Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 11, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 34-22.
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Wiedman: Three things Cody Parkey must fix - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman takes a close look at what goes into kicking and what Cody Parkey needs to do to correct his 4 missed kicks.

5@5: Mitchell Trubisky Put An End To National Criticism? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Allen Robinson: ‘Special Camaraderie’ Part Of Bears’ Success - 670 The Score - ”We got each other’s backs,” Allen Robinson says.

Patrick Mannelly Extolls Virtues Of Robbie Gould Practicing At Soldier Field - 670 The Score - Current Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed four kick at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Lions - 670 The Score - It appears criticism brings out the best in Mitchell Trubisky.

Emma: Mitchell Trubisky, Bears Showcasing Growing Trust, Chemistry - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky was 23-of-30 for 355 yards in a win Sunday.

Perez: Bears’ trade for Mack looks better with current 1st round draft order - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears’ trade for Khalil Mack looks even better with the current first-round order for the 2019 NFL Draft

Let’s overreact to NFL Week 10 Chicago Bears Mitchell Trubisky is this year’s Jared Goff - Is the Chicago QB’s sophomore leap just as impressive as Goff’s stellar second season? We take on Week 10’s biggest questions.

Refocused, NFL Week 10: Chicago Bears 34, Detroit Lions 22 - Pro Football Focus - The Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions, 34-22, in Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season.

Trubisky Headlines NFL Week 10 Sunday Standouts: Offense - Pro Football Focus - Mitchell Trubisky posted a passer rating of 158.3 on throws under pressure. Trubisky was another beneficiary of the deep ball this week. On deep pass attempts, Trubisky completed four passes on a league-high eight attempts for 128 yards and two touchdowns. He also put together a strong showing under pressure with a perfect passer rating of 158.3 on his six pass attempts when the pass rush got home.

Biggs: No-huddle proved to be a game-changer as the Bears quickly pulled away from the Lions in the first half - Chicago Tribune - In Brad Biggs’ Bears Rewind, he examines how the offense ran 11 no-huddle plays in the 34-22 victory over the Lions and those snaps generated 166 yards and two touchdowns as they built a huge early lead.

Kane; Matt Nagy says Soldier Field practices for embattled Bears kicker Cody Parkey are ‘a possibility’ - Chicago Tribune - One day after Cody Parkey clanked four kicks off the upright in a Bears victory over the Lions, coach Matt Nagy said there’s “a possibility” the Bears kicker might begin practicing at Soldier Field.

Campbell: Matt Nagy explains why he was late throwing challenge flag on Bears fumble recovery - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy was late throwing the challenge flag Sunday on a potential Bears fumble recovery because he was looking at his play sheet planning for the next offensive series.

Osen: Nagy’s, Fangio’s Aggressive Gameplans Critical Component in Dominating Detroit - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - With all of the focus on some of the fantastic individual performances, don’t overlook just how good the Bears’ coaches were.

Stankevitz’ Bears Week 10 grades: Mitch Trubisky shines while special teams sinks - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky played his best game of the year on Sunday, while Cody Parkey’s nightmarish game earned special teams a resounding F.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 11 win - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in Sunday’s 34-22 win over the Lions, including another impressive performance by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense.

Really? Surprising Bears stats following Week 10 - - Following Sunday’s win against the Lions, here are some noteworthy facts, figures and stats about the game and the season to this point.

They Said It: Week 10 - - Following the Bears’ 34-22 win over the Lions in Week 10, take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the team.

Medina: In What Seems Like a Totally Logical Move, Cody Parkey Might Start Practicing at Soldier Field - - Cody Parkey might have to change up his routine in order to avoid repeating last week’s disappointing performance.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky Might’ve Just Had the Best Game By a Bears Quarterback … Ever - Bleacher Nation - That was as good as it gets from a Bears quarterback. And to think, he’s only in Year 2 as a starter!

Finley: Matt Nagy still trusts Bears K Cody Parkey — to a point - Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy said kicker Cody Parkey could go to Soldier Field this week to practice in the swirling wind.

Jahns: Five takeaways, including a look at Mitch Trubisky’s big day- Sun Times - From Mitch Trubisky’s great day to Leonard Floyd’s first sack, here are five takeaways after watching the film of the Bears’ 34-22 win.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears’ 34-22 win over the Lions - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs offers his 10 thoughts after the Bears’ 34-22 victory over the Lions. The team has a quandary with struggling kicker Cody Parkey. Mitch Trubisky looks like he’s headed for NFC offensive player of the week honors. Why veteran WR Allen Robinson is so tough to defend plus much more.

Finley: How the Bears fared in Week 10 vs. Lions- Sun Times - Here’s how three Bears fared in Sunday’s 34-22 win against the Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field:

Campbell: Khalil Mack jumps back into Bears defense that brings the noise in 34-22 win over Lions - Chicago Tribune - Khalil Mack had two sacks in his return from a two-game absence, as the Bears had six sacks and three takeaways in a dominant 34-22 win over the Lions.

Kane: After Cody Parkey misses 4 kicks, Matt Nagy says ‘zero chance’ Bears try out new kickers this week - Chicago Tribune - With each of the four times Cody Parkey missed off the upright Sunday in a 34-22 Bears victory over the Lions, the reaction from the Soldier Field crowd became more intense.

Bear Download podcast: Bears beat Lions to end 10-game (!) NFC North losing streak - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast. Rich is flying solo after the Bears beat the Lions 34-22 to end their 10-game NFC North losing streak: Breaking down quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s fantastic game...

The NFL’s elite are clear, but challengers - including the Bears - have emerged - Chicago Tribune - In Week 10, three teams declared themselves challengers to the group of elites, as threats to crash a conference title game. The NFL’s first tier may still be clear, but there’s another set of teams closing in. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears are in close pursuit.


Derek Carr says only option was to throw ball away on Raiders fate-sealing 4th and 5 play: You be the judge - Silver And Black Pride - Down by 14 midway through the fourth quarter, the Raiders were still clinging to hopes they could get something going and make their game against the Chargers Sunday interesting. It all came down...

Saints sign Brandon Marshall – ProFootballTalk - For the second week in a row, the Saints are adding a veteran wide receiver to the roster. It’s Brandon Marshall this time and he will take the spot that Dez Bryant was expected to fill when he signed with the team last week.


Detroit Lions podcast: Reactions to the Bears loss, coaching under fire, meaningless football ahead - Pride Of Detroit - Things only seem to be getting worse and a sleepy PODcast crew breaks it down.

Detroit Lions Week 10 player of the game: 5 Game Ball candidates vs. Bears - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the five best players on the field for the Lions on Sunday. Vote for the best.

Detroit Lions Week 10 report card: Positional grades vs. Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Handing out some more horrible grades to the Lions after a loss to Chicago.

Lions vs. Bears stock report: Everything is awful - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ slide continues with a disappointing loss to the Bears.

Mark Davis of Oakland Raiders on 1-8 start -- 'Buck stops with me' - ESPN - In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN after a 20-6 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, Raiders owner Mark Davis accepted blame for the team's poor season. Ken's Note: Mark Davis is an idiot. "Having Jon Gruden here was the endgame for me. Jon's going to be the stability here. Jon's going nowhere. That's just the way it is."

Dickerson: Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky raises bar in win over Detroit Lions - ESPN - Chicago strengthened its grip on the NFC North behind four TDs and a career-high 355 yards from Trubisky, who continues to improve in his second year.

Greenfield: This Ain't it: Detroit Lions twitter reaction after loss to Bears - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Sonja Greenfield looks at the loss to the Bears through her eyes, then also through the Detroit Lions Faithful on Twitter.

Minnesota Vikings: Which divisional opponent do you have the most respect for? - Daily Norseman - I’m curious to what everyone thinks. Poll is at the bottom.

Short-week games, especially on Thursdays, have been favorable for the Packers - Acme Packing Company - Under Mike McCarthy, the Packers have won far more than they have lost on Thursday night, but so has their opponent.

Ron Zook is to blame for the Packers’ i special teams woes - Acme Packing Company - The Packers are 25th in special teams DVOA and have only finished in the top half of the league once in Zook’s tenure.

2019 NFL Draft odds: Detroit Lions have a good shot at a top 5 pick - Pride Of Detroit - Yep, it’s time to talk draft.


Wiltfong: “Zero chance” the Bears audition new kickers this week - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears’ kicker Cody Parkey had the worst game of his professional career when he missed two extra points and two field goal tries on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Wiltfong - Bears vs. Lions: 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 34-22 owning of the Detroit Lions.

Leming: Chicago Bears - Week 10 game balls - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have won three in a row for the second time this season. Check out who won this week’s game balls

Infante: Notes from an electric 34-22 victory - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears let their large lead slip away a bit, but they held on enough to improve to 6-3 on the year.


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