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The Bear’s Den, November 15, 2018

Mitchell Tubisky is honored, Cody Parkey actually goes to his workplace for a change and more mid-week news

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Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 9, 2017 in Chicago
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Emma: With Injury Behind Him, Bears’ Adam Shaheen Gearing Up For Return - 670 The Score - The Bears could activate Shaheen for Sunday’s game.

Neveau: How Mitchell Trubisky Stacks Up Against Other Young NFL QB’s - NBC Chicago - Since he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2017, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been under a national microscope, as football fans and experts try to determine whether he will actually be the franchise...

Emma: First-Place Bears Taking Success In Stride - 670 The Score - Coach Matt Nagy isn’t surprised by his Bears (6-3) but knows they have work to do.

Emma: Bears’ Cody Parkey On Regrouping ‘I Know I’m A Great Kicker’ - 670 The Score - Following his disastrous Sunday, Cody Parkey will begin practicing at Soldier Field.

Ellis: Mitch Trubisky named NFC Offensive Player of the Week - NBC Sports Chicago - After what was maybe his best game as a pro, Mitch Trubisky earned an NFL weekly accolade.

Stankevitz: There’s no easy fix for the Bears’ running woes, but does it matter? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are on pace to score more points per game than they ever have in the Super Bowl era, and could do that without Jordan Howard having much success.

Mayer: Nagy remains focused solely on task at hand - - Pleased with the position the Bears have put themselves in but far from satisfied, coach Matt Nagy isn’t concentrating on anything other than Sunday night’s first-place battle with the Vikings.

Mayer: Bears-Rams game flexed to Sunday night - - The NFL has decided to once again put the Bears in the national primetime spotlight, moving their game against the Rams on Sunday, Dec. 9 at Soldier Field from noon (CT) to 7:20 p.m. (CT) on NBC.

9 questions to test your knowledge of Bears-Vikings history - - The Bears will host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night at Soldier Field. How much do you know about the two teams? Take this 9-question quiz to test your knowledge.

Wednesday weigh-in: Bears prepping for Vikings - - Looking for their fourth straight win, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to resume preparing for Sunday night’s first-place battle with the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.

Medina: Bryan Witzmann Is Probably the Bears' New Starting Right Guard - Bleacher Nation - The appears to have been another changing of the guard.

Hughes: Vikings at Bears Game Preview: Volume One - Da Bears Blog - The Bears are averaging 34.33 points over their last six games. Now, put your phone down or step away from the computer for a second. Take a breath. And read that sentence again. Yep, the Chicago f’n Bears are a point-scoring juggernaut since Week 4. Hard to imagine this group not scoring a bunch of points, no matter the opponent.

Joniak's Journal: Matt Nagy Building Bears' Offense Brick By Brick - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky is becoming more comfortable each week.

Bears-Rams Game On Dec. 9 Flexed To Primetime - 670 The Score - The game will start at 7:20 p.m. and be televised on NBC.

Campbell: 5 things we learned about Mitch Trubisky on Wednesday - Reaction to NFC Offensive Player of the Week, improvement on hot throws and more - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Sunday against the Lions. Here's what else we heard about Trubisky at Halas Hall.

Wiederer & Campbell: 'It can't hurt.' Bears kicker Cody Parkey to practice at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - Bears kicker Cody Parkey is set to practice at Soldier Field on Wednesday night after he missed four kicks in Sunday's victory over the Lions, hitting an upright on all four.

Kane: Can the Bears beat the Vikings on Sunday? Check the numbers. - Chicago Tribune - Here’s a look at the Bears by the numbers as they prepare to play the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field (7:20 p.m., NBC-5).

Campbell: Bears game against Rams on Dec. 9 moved to 'Sunday Night Football' - Chicago Tribune - For the second time this season, the Bears have been flexed to a prime-time slot with the Dec. 9 game against the Rams at Soldier Field moved to NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Rosenbloom: Mitch Trubisky and the Bears are following a Super Bowl-winning formula - Chicago Tribune - A dominating defense ruining opponents and a young, talented quarterback on a rookie contract running around making big plays? That's how the Seahawks and Russell Wilson won a Super Bowl in the 2013 season. And that's what the Bears and Mitch Trubisky are doing this year.

Thompson: 5 things we learned after watching Zach Miller's 12-minute 'Do Not Cut My Leg Off' video - Chicago Tribune - Bears tight end Zach Miller and wife Kristen talk about the moments they experienced together as doctors tried to save his leg after a severe knee injury.

Meet the Minnesota Vikings (with Justin Ekstrom of the Skol Nation Podcast) - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers kick off their Week 11 preview by gaining a firsthand scouting report with everything you need to know about the Minnesota Vikings.

Moreano: Bears Set To Prove Doubters Wrong - Da Bears Brothers Blog - Although Chicago might be first in the NFC North, some people still have skepticism. Well, the Bears are ready to prove they are legitimate contenders.

Cox: TE Dion Sims is only Bears player to miss practice Wednesday - NBC Sports Chicago - Tight end Dion Sims is the only injured player on the active roster, and he missed practice with a concussion.

This Tweet about the Bears' upcoming schedule will make you cringe - NBC Sports Chicago - Get those ice baths ready.

Potash: Matt Nagy’s ’750-play’ offense faces a moment of truth vs. Vikings’ defense - Sun Times - The trick now is to stay ahead of the defenses as opponents learn more and more about Nagy, his weapons, his tendencies and his play-calling.

Finley: Bears-Rams game Dec. 9 changed to night game - Sun Times - The NFL announced that their Dec. 9 home game against the 9-1 Rams, originally scheduled for noon, will instead be played at 7:20 p.m

Morrissey: What’s on the line for NFC North leaders during primetime - Sun Times - There’s a different vibe when the Bears are playing an all-important division game, a vibe that none of the other sports teams in the city can touch.

Finley: Bears K Cody Parkey to practice at Soldier Field on Wednesday night - Sun Times - Cody Parkey will kick in his home stadium — with no one in the stands.

Jahns: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky named NFC offensive player of the week - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky threw for a career-best 355 yards and accounted for four touchdowns against the Lions.

Telander: Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a star-in-the-making - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky isn’t a dud or a bad draft pick. He’s on his way up, not down. He’s learning. He’s excelling. He’s becoming the leader Jay Cutler never was.

NFL moves Chargers-Steelers Week 13, Rams-Bears Week 14 into prime time – ProFootballTalk - The NFL has made the prime time schedule better in December. The league announced today that flexible scheduling has been employed for both Week 13 and Week 14, moving better games into the Sunday Night Football slot than the ones that were previously scheduled.


Josh Rosen unconcerned about long-term effects of sacks – ProFootballTalk - Josh Rosen was sacked five times in Kansas City. In seven games, the Cardinals rookie has taken 21 sacks. “It’s definitely a point of pride for me, to stand in the pocket and not get flustered,” Rosen said, via Darren Urban of the team website. “Whenever I see ghosts, I get mad at myself.

McGinest: Texans, Bears among defenses set to take off down the stretch - - Former NFL pass rusher Willie McGinest explains why defenses will start to turn the corner and slow high-flying offenses. Plus, he lists six defensive units that will separate themselves down the stretch.


Detroit Lions Week 10 PFF grades recap: The Lions defensive line is... good? - Pride Of Detroit - Breaking down the best and worst Lions performances from the Bears game

Detroit Lions place G T.J. Lang on injured reserve - Pride Of Detroit - Lang’s 2018 season is over.

Lions head coach Matt Patricia responds to increasing Matthew Stafford criticism - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions head coach continues to throw his full support behind his quarterback.

Detroit Lions fan confidence has dropped 80 percent in 3 weeks - Pride Of Detroit - Cause I’m freeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Minnesota Vikings initial injury report: Stefon Diggs returns, Anthony Barr and Andrew Sendejo still out - Daily Norseman - Some worrisome signs on the first day back

Packers fans’ confidence starts to rebound after blowout win over Dolphins - Acme Packing Company - It’s a slow process to get fans of an NFL team that should contend to believe again after a 3-4-1 start to a season, but that first step may have been taken this week.

It’s time to stop complaining about the Packers’ outside linebackers - Acme Packing Company - Clay Matthews and Nick Perry aren’t producing up to their contract, but it hasn’t mattered and you shouldn’t care.


Sunderbruch: The 2017 Quarterbacks are Proving Critics and Analysts Wrong - Windy City Gridiron - Trubisky, Mahomes, and Watson were supposed to be the quarterbacks that desperate teams settled for taking in a weak draft class.

Zeglinski: Bears and Rams flexed to Sunday Night Football in Week 14 - Windy City Gridiron - You get a primetime game, you get a primetime game, and you get a primetime game!

Leming's Bears mailbag: A 6-3 start, will Adam Shaheen return this week, Jordan Howard’s future and a struggling running game - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are off to their best start since 2013 and with that comes questions. We’ve got you covered in this week’s WCG mailbag.

Glover & Berckes: Five Good Questions With Windy City Gridiron - Daily Norseman - We talk to our Bears SB Nation counterpart to preview this week’s game

Link's Chicago Bears Rush Report 2018: Week 10 vs the Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears had an absolute explosion of pass rush against the Lions, and I am here for it! In addition to getting 6 sacks, the Bears were able to get a fair amount of pressure on a consistent basis,...

Householder: Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky wins NFL NFC Player of the Week award - Windy City Gridiron - After a career day Trubisky gets a big honor.

Mitchell's Cold Takes: A Look At Chicago’s Crushing Win Over Detroit - Windy City Gridiron - Things look a bit different when you set emotions aside and go back and watch the tapes a couple of times...


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