BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Bernstein: Bears Raise Stakes With Signature Win - 670 The Score - The Bears announced themselves to a national audience.
Bears Tighten Grip On NFC North With Win Over Vikings - 670 The Score - Chicago improved to 7-3 behind a stout defense in a 25-20 win.
Pace talks Bears on radio pregame show - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM pregame show before Sunday night’s first-place clash with the Minnesota Vikings.
Jackson talks the importance of turnovers - ESPN Video - Bears safety Eddie Jackson breaks down his pick-6 vs. the Vikings and explains why the Bears are looking to build off the victory.
Vikings vs. Bears - Game Recap - November 18, 2018 - ESPN - Get a recap of the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears football game.
Eurich: Bears defense dominates in big win over Vikings - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears entered Week 11 as a team many around the league were not buying. The team entered its contest against the Minnesota Vikings with a 6-3 record but some complained the team had not beaten anyone good. That all change on Sunday night when they knocked off the Vikings in primetime by a score of 25-20. The Vikings only got back into the game late after the Bears starting playing off-coverage.
Bears vs. Vikings 2018: Final score and game highlights - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky had his ups and downs but the defense looked stellar and kicker Cody Parkey rebounded from last week’s debacle with a perfect evening.
Finley: WR Kevin White ruled a healthy scratch, again - Sun Times - Kevin White will be inactive Sunday night for the third-straight game.
Campbell: Bears play of the game - Eddie Jackson makes sweet music on decisive pick six - Chicago Tribune - Eddie Jackson’s pick-six capped the latest dominant performance by the defense and legitimized the Bears’ turnaround for a national audience. The second-year safety intercepted Kirk Cousins and returned it 27 yards to put a 25-20 victory out of reach.
Kane: Bears extend NFC North lead with 25-20 win over the Vikings - Chicago Tribune - The Bears defense forced three turnovers and scored a touchdown in the team's 25-20 win over the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field. It was the first-place Bears' second straight win over an NFC North opponent and their fourth consecutive victory overall.
Biggs: Sacks and takeaways are great, but Bears defense starts with stuffing the run — even while in nickel - Chicago Tribune - The Bears defense has gotten plenty of recognition since the arrival of Khalil Mack for the improved pass rush and ability to generate takeaways in bunches, but it's a stout run defense that keys it all. That unit is special because the Bears are stuffing the run with their nickel defense.
Rozner: Mack's huge night keeps Bears atop division - Sun Times - Another huge night for Khalil Mack meant another Bears victory Sunday night at Soldier Field.
Stankevitz: Growth under Matt Nagy shines as Bears take stranglehold on NFC North - NBC Sports Chicago - Offense, defense and special teams came through to earn the 7-3 Bears a 1 1/2-game lead in the NFC North.
Bears vs. Vikings Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 11 game - NBC Sports Chicago - Follow along as the Bears and Vikings face off on Sunday Night Football.
Neveau: Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears Make Big Statement in Win Over Vikings - NBC Chicago - All week long fans and media alike discussed the Chicago Bears’ chance to make a statement against the Minnesota Vikings, and that’s exactly what they did as they triumphed by a score of 25-20 on Sunday...
Anthony Miller's Great Hands Are Only Surpassed By His Awesome Touchdown Celebration (VIDEOS) - Bleacher Nation - A touchdown ... with style!
Chicago Bears 25, Minnesota Vikings 20: Vikings fall flat in Chi-town - Daily Norseman - A team coming off a bye probably should have looked better than this
Sunday Night wrap-up: Khalil Mack and the Bears roll the Vikings – ProFootballTalk - The Bears defense was probably going to be good anyway. Their preseason trade for Khalil Mack turned the pressure up a notch, and their performance has followed.
Kane: Joel Quenneville tailgates Bears-Vikings game at Soldier Field - Sun Times - Former Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville appears to be enjoying his unemployment.
Finley: First-place Bears top Vikings with 3 Cody Parkey FGs, stout defense - Sun Times - How the Bears got there — with poise — should make fans dream of not only making the playoffs, but making noise in them.
Jon Gruden, Derek Carr have heated exchange on sideline – ProFootballTalk - A rough season for the Raiders is boiling over. Raiders coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr had a heated exchange on the sideline after Carr called two timeouts in a row because he couldn’t get the plays called properly. Calling two timeouts in a row is a penalty.
Alex Smith broke tibia and fibula, undergoing immediate surgery – ProFootballTalk - Washington quarterback Alex Smith was taken to the hospital after being carted off the field with a leg injury on Sunday and no one who saw the play when Smith got hurt will be surprised to learn how severely Smith was injured.
Ron Rivera on failed 2-point try: I was going for the win - NFL.com - Ron Rivera’s latest on-field gamble came up snake eyes for the Carolina Panthers, but the head coach was confident in his decision-making. “I was going for the win. That’s the bottom line.”
For NFL practice squad players, the ‘checks aren’t what you think they are’ - SBNation.com - It’s easy to assume that everyone in the NFL is raking in money, but that’s far from reality for practice squad players.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Kirk Cousins trashes Bears in pregame pep talk to Vikings teammates - Bears Wire - Vikings QB Kirk Cousins claimed it’s Minnesota, not the Chicago Bears, why their NFC North showdown was flexed to Sunday Night Football.
Packers DT Mike Daniels expected to miss multiple weeks - Acme Packing Company - A foot injury looks likely to keep Mike Daniels off the field for at least the next few weeks.
Lions vs. Panthers stock report: Stafford slinging, Lions sneak a win - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions had to stem the bleeding a bit and a win against the 6-3 Panthers is a great way to start.
Silverstein: Rodgers, McCarthy can’t seem to fix Packers' offense - If Aaron Rodgers has a problem with Mike McCarthy’s offense or the game-planning or something else, it’s time for him to say so out loud.
What ‘numbers’ were Mike McCarthy playing when he punted on fourth down? - Acme Packing Company - The Packers head coach used a statistical defense of his decision not to go for it on fourth-and-2, but the math doesn’t add up.
What's Wrong with Aaron Rodgers? - Latest News, Videos and Highlights - Over the past decade-plus, there have been three constants in the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The cheese has been fresh and delicious. The beer has been as cold as the winters...
Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy at odds over offense - NFL.com - Speaking on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said the Packers' record isn't the only reason why Mike McCarthy's future in Green Bay is in jeopardy.
4 things we learned in the Detroit Lions’ win over the Carolina Panthers - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions rebounded nicely for a win versus the Panthers - what did we learn from the victory?
Kerryon Johnson injury update: Early reports suggest no torn ACL, potential knee sprain - Pride Of Detroit - Some potentially good news for the Lions rookie running back.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Curl: Chicago confirms its legitimacy as Kings of the North, win 25-20 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears defense dominates the Vikings; the offense does enough to stay light enough for the defense to carry the Bears to their 7th win.
Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - It’s a heavyweight fight for NFC North supremacy on Sunday night. Here’s how the WCG staff sees the primetime battle shaking out.
Infante: Brian Urlacher reflects on Hall of Fame career, current Bears roster - Windy City Gridiron - The eight-time Pro Bowler sat down with WCG for an exclusive interview.
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