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The Bear’s Den, November 21, 2018

A quick turnaround day as the Chicago Bears head to Detroit today following practice...

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Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears
Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears breaks away from Glover Quin #27 of the Detroit Lions on his way to scoring a touchdwon at Soldier Field on November 11, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 34-22.
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Emma: Bears Backup QB Chase Daniel Prepared If Called Upon Against Lions - 670 The Score - Starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is dealing with a right shoulder injury.

Bernstein: Sitting Mitchell Trubisky Is The Right Move - 670 The Score - The Bears built a deep, well-rounded team with the purpose of handling adversity.

Mully & Haugh: Akiem Hicks Relishes Offensive Role On 2-Point Try - 670 The Score - ”Football should be fun,” Hicks says.

Emma: Mitchell Trubisky’s Status In Doubt For Thursday’s Game - 670 The Score - Trubisky is dealing with a right shoulder injury.

9 questions to test your knowledge of the Bears-Lions rivalry - - The Bears will visit the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. How much do you know about the two teams? Take this 9-question quiz to test your knowledge.

Week 12 Key Matchups - - When the Bears take on the Lions on Thursday, keep an eye out for these matchups, including inside linebacker Roquan Smith against Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Medina: The Bears' Patience with Bobby Massie Is Paying Off - Bleacher Nation - Bobby Massie has been a pleasant surprise at right tackle in 2018.

Medina: Matt Nagy Has Faith in Chase Daniel, If Mitch Trubisky Isn't Ready to Go - Bleacher Nation - Chase Daniel was brought to Chicago to teach Mitch Trubisky how to operate Matt Nagy's high-powered scoring machine. On Thursday, Daniel might get to take it for spin.

Wood: Random stats - pass catchers and playoff odds - Da Bears Blog - The Bears’ entire passing game has been built on five players: Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Trey Burton, and Tarik Cohen. Those 5 have combined for 82% of Trubisky’s targets, 85% of catches, 88% of yards, and 95% of passing TDs. Let’s take a quick look at how efficient each one is being.

Trubisky questionable for Thanksgiving Day game - ESPN Video - John Fox, Dan Graziano and Tim Hasselbeck question if Mitchell Trubisky can still play Thursday at the Lions if he doesn't practice all week.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears 'cautiously optimistic' Mitchell Trubisky faces Detroit Lions - ESPN - While Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a shoulder injury late in Sunday's game, coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that Trubisky will be cleared to start against the Lions on Thursday.

Wiedman: The new Monsters of the Midway are real - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman looks at how the Bears have again become the Monsters of the Midway.

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Lions - 670 The Score - Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday from Ford Field.

Emma: Bears' Eddie Jackson Emerging As One Of NFL's Top Safeties - 670 The Score - "That guy's a special player, special talent," Khalil Mack says.

Biggs: If the best thing about the Bears is the defense, Vic Fangio should be in the conversation for a head-coaching job - Chicago Tribune - If the best thing about the NFC North-leading Bears is the defense, then 60-year-old coordinator Vic Fangio should be considered for head coaching jobs come January. How realistic is that in the NFL where most teams are seeking the next rock star offensive genius?

Sansone & Thompson: Is the Rams' Aaron Donald better than the Bears' Khalil Mack? They'll meet at Soldier Field on Dec. 9. - Chicago Tribune - Because every good NFL team can put points on the board, having a great defensive player can make a huge difference. Just ask the Bears about Khalil Mack or the Rams about Aaron Donald. Both stars put on a show in prime time this week.

Audio Mailbag: Can the Bears Upset the Rams? (And More) - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers provide another round of in-depth analysis on questions submitted by the fans in their weekly Audio Mailbag episode.

Stankevitz: Bears reportedly optimistic about Mitch Trubisky, but Matt Nagy coy on QB’s status - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears reportedly are optimistic Mitch Trubisky's right shoulder injury will not prevent him from playing on Thanksgiving, but Matt Nagy said it's a "day-to-day" status for his quarterback.

Ellis: This video of Mitch Trubisky's pregame speech will get you fired up - NBC Sports Chicago - Please point us to the closest wall we can run through.

Under Center Podcast: How Mitchell Trubisky’s shoulder changes Bears-Lions - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky missed practice on Tuesday with a shoulder injury. JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look at how that will affect the Thanksgiving game in Detroit.

Mullin: Takeaways from Bears win over Vikings - Camaraderie building, Mitch Trubisky progressing, the REAL defensive stopper - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are winning and showing they are having fun in doing so.

Mullin: If shoulder sidelines Trubisky, Bears postseason hope could turn on defense, capable No. 2 QB - again - NBC Sports Chicago - A look back at the Bears' history relying on their backup QB.

Players to watch in Bears-Lions game - - Larry Mayer and Simon Kaufman of discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Thursday’s game in Detroit, including defensive tackle Akiem Hicks.

Mayer: Trubisky day-to-day with right shoulder injury - - Bears coach Matt Nagy is “cautiously optimistic” that Mitchell Trubisky will start Thursday’s game in Detroit despite a right shoulder injury the quarterback suffered Sunday night against the Vikings.

Finley: Bears backup QB Chase Daniel prepared for opportunity - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky did not practice because of a right shoulder injury, leaving Chase Daniel the Bears’ only healthy quarterback on the active roster.

NFL playoff odds: Bears have 87.5 percent chance to make it - Sun Times - Could the Bears be on their way to the playoffs for the first time since 2010? The oddsmakers believe so.

Bears predictions: Week 12 at Lions on Thanksgiving - Sun Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ Week 12 game against the Lions on Thursday at Ford Field:

Kenney: Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack? Bears great Brian Urlacher says Mack is best in NFL - Sun Times - Bears linebacker Khalil Mack and and Rams defensive end Aaron Donald are among the two best defensive players in the NFL.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky injury update: Bears QB day to day with shoulder injury - Sun Times - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky hurt his throwing shoulder Sunday night against the Vikings.

Biggs: As Bears prepare to be without him Thursday, Mitch Trubisky is fighting to play through shoulder injury - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky's streak of 22 consecutive games started, the longest for a Bears quarterback in more than a quarter-century, is in jeopardy as he has a right shoulder injury. He's pushing to play while the team weighs what the smartest move will be.

Wiederer: Chase Daniel ready to start at quarterback if needed as Bears monitor Mitch Trubisky's injury - Chicago Tribune - With Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky battling a right shoulder injury, backup Chase Daniel may be called into action Thursday in Detroit. Daniel is confident he will be ready if needed and is thankful for his connection with coach Matt Nagy.

Kane: Mitch Trubisky 'day to day' with shoulder injury, but Bears 'cautiously optimistic' he will play vs. Lions - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is “day to day” with a right shoulder injury he suffered at the end of Sunday night’s game against the Vikings, Bears coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday.

Kane: 7 things we heard from Bears coordinators, including Vic Fangio on Akiem Hicks' Pro Bowl chance and more Soldier Field practices for Cody Parkey - Chicago Tribune - Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio thinks defensive lineman Akiem Hicks deserves to be in the Pro Bowl. Meanwhile, kicker Cody Parkey will continue to practice at Soldier Field.

Campbell: 5 observations from rewatching Bears-Vikings: Mitch Trubisky protecting himself as a runner, Akiem Hicks' best game and more - Chicago Tribune - 5 observations from rewatching Bears-Vikings include Mitch Trubisky protecting himself as a runner, Trubisky's strong performance on third down, Akiem Hicks' best game with the Bears, a stout pass defense and an ascending team ready for prime-time.

Finley: Bears K Cody Parkey will keep practicing downtown - Sun Times - Cody Parkey’s Soldier Field practices are here to stay.

Jahns: Why sitting Trubisky against the Lions makes sense - Sun Times - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky suffered a right shoulder injury late in the Bears' win against the Vikings.


NFL continues torrid scoring pace – ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs and Rams went up and down the field Monday night, combining for 105 points in one of the most exciting NFL regular-season games in history. They produced the third-most points in a game in NFL history.


ProFootballDoc: Bears likely to be without Mitch Trubisky on Thursday - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky almost certain to miss Thanksgiving game against Lions with shoulder injury.

Lions-Bears injury report: Mitchell Trubisky’s status in doubt, Lions still missing 2 key players - Pride Of Detroit - It’s looking more likely that Mitchell Trubisky could miss Thursday’s game vs. the Lions.

No one in the NFC North views the Detroit Lions as rivals - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are a team without a rival.

Good Morning Gjallarhorn Episode 033 – In The Raw: Waiting On The Mistake - Daily Norseman - GMG’s postgame reaction of the Vikings vs the Bears Week 11


Link: Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Thanks to Andrew for filling in for Lester in this week’s Ten Thoughts!

Householder's stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - A statement win gave the Bears some national attention.

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: The Chicago Bears have arrived - Windy City Gridiron - We take our weekly trip around some NFL Power Rankings to see how they rank the Chicago Bears.

Leming's Bears mailbag: Mitchell Trubisky’s ceiling, Matt Nagy Coach of the Year and Eddie Jackson All-Pro? - Windy City Gridiron - In this week’s mailbag, we tackle a load of questions including Trubisky’s ceiling, Nagy’s status for Coach of the Year and looking at the team’s secondary that should have multiple Pro Bowlers on it

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

Silverstein: Eddie Jackson is the breakout Bears defender of 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - Fast Eddie has Bears fans thinking of Mike Brown and Peanut.


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