BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Emma: Chase Daniel Savors His Thanksgiving Day Leading Bears To Victory - 670 The Score - The Bears turned to their backup quarterback in Daniel, and he stepped up.
Emma: On Thanksgiving In Detroit, Bears Show They Could Be Something ‘Special’ - 670 The Score - The Bears improved to 8-3 with a 23-16 win against the Lions.
Eddie Jackson’s Pick-Six Lifts Bears Past Lions - 670 The Score - Chase Daniel set a career-high with 230 passing yards in the 23-16 win.
Rozner: Nagy, Daniel let Bears' defense handle the load (and will there ever be a running game?) - Daily Herald - A poised and careful Chase Daniel did just enough, while the Bears' defense carried the day yet again.
Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Postgame Show: Bears Weather the Storm and Snag Win Despite No Trubisky - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers share their comprehensive game recap with their instant analysis and insight on the Chicago Bears Week 12 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Letizia: 10 Things Chicago Bears Fans Should Be Thankful For - Da Bears Brothers Blog - So many things have gone right over the last year or so. Let’s look back at all the things we should be thankful for as Bears fans.
Stankevitz: Chase Daniel proves to be worth every penny in Bears’ win over Lions - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears needed a guy who only threw 78 passes in his entire NFL career before Thursday to deliver. And that’s exactly what he did.
Stankevitz: Danny Trevathan galvanizes Bears’ defense into a ‘legendary’ moment - NBC Sports Chicago - Midway through the 4th, inside linebacker Danny Trevathan brought the defense together and delivered a message that resonated with every player who heard it.
Stankevitz: Bears gut out critical win on Thanksgiving over Lions - NBC Sports Chicago -Eddie Jackson's pick-6 lifted the Bears to a Thanksgiving W.
Ellis: Bears break out Motown celebration after sealing a win in Motown - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are getting pretty good at celebrating.
Turkey Time! Bears 23, Lions 16 – November 22, 2018 - Bleacher Nation - The happiest Thanksgivings are the ones that feature a Bears win as the main course!
Game Recap: Bears win fifth straight with victory in Detroit - ChicagoBears.com - Playing on a short week and without an injured Mitchell Trubisky, the Chicago Bears traveled to Detroit on Thanksgiving and secured a hard-fought 23-16 victory over the Lions.
Inside Slant: Backup quarterback backs up reputation in Bears win - ChicagoBears.com - Backup quarterback Chase Daniel helped lead the Bears to their third straight divisional win, passing for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-16 Thanksgiving victory over the Lions in Detroit.
Why the Bears paid homage to number 85 - ESPN Video - Michele Steele explains why the Bears had multiple meanings for the number 85 in their Thanksgiving win vs. the Lions.
Bears vs. Lions - Game Recap - November 22, 2018 - ESPN - Get a recap of the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions football game.
Chicago Bears QB Chase Daniel plays solid game in rare start - ESPN - Forced into action because of Mitchell Trubisky’s right shoulder injury, Chase Daniel played a smart, efficient and turnover-free game in the Bears’ 23-16 victory over the Lions.
Campbell: Chase Daniel ensures Bears don't miss Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Backup quarterback Chase Daniel made sure the Bears didn't miss Mitch Trubisky in their 23-16 victory over the Lions, going 27 of 37 passing for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers.
Kane: Mitch Trubisky was ‘bummed’ not to play, but Bears still view his shoulder injury as short term - Chicago Tribune - Coach Matt Nagy reiterated postgame that the Bears still deem Mitch Trubisky’s right shoulder injury to be short term.
Biggs: Only thing better than the creative celebrations by the Bears defense? Its playmaking ability. - Chicago Tribune - The Bears celebrated with a nod to Motown legends the Temptations after Kyle Fuller's interception sealed Thursday's 23-16 victory over the Lions at Ford Field. The Bears now have 20 interceptions on the season, one more than the number of TD passes allowed.
Kane: Tarik Cohen earns his nap after his TD catch and key run 'I caught the ‘Itis' after I ate my Thanksgiving plate' - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen will rest easy this weekend after his performance helped put away the Lions in a 23-16 victory, the Bears’ fifth in a row.
Rosenbloom: I, for one, welcome our new Bears overlord, Chase Daniel (and hurry, Mitch) - Chicago Tribune - The Bears completed the divisional gauntlet with three wins in three tries, the last W denoting the start of the Chase Daniel era. No, wait, can Daniel even have an era? His numbers looked nice, but he was hardly threatening. I guess the slogan for the Chase Daniel Era is “Hurry, Mitch.''
Play of the Game: Eddie Jackson delivers again with a clutch pick-six to rescue the Bears - Chicago Tribune - Bears safety Eddie Jackson delivered a clutch interception off Matthew Stafford on Thursday, returning it 41 yards for a touchdown to spark a 23-16 victory over the Detroit Lions. Jackson already has five career touchdowns, matching the total of recent Hall of Fame enshrinee Brian Urlacher.
Kane: With Kyle Fuller 'locking in,' Bears defense comes up with a big stop late in their Week 12 win - Chicago Tribune - Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller's fifth interception of the season helped preserve the victory over the Lions.
Week 12 Photos: Bears 23, Lions 16 - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears-Lions game at Ford Field on Nov. 22, 2018.
Kane: Bears win their 5th straight, beating the Lions 23-16 to improve to 8-3 - Chicago Tribune - In his 1st start in 4 seasons, Chase Daniel earned a victory. The Bears backup quarterback did enough against the Lions to help make up for the absence of starter Mitch Trubisky, who sat out Thursday’s game with a right shoulder injury.
O'Connell: How Soldier Field's switch from Illinois to New Jersey sod caused complaints about turf conditions to nearly disappear - Chicago Tribune - The crescendo of complaints in 2014 led to a change. Soldier Field management switched sod providers, turning to a New Jersey turf farm that specializes in providing grass for professional sports teams.
Finley: Matt Nagy was tired of sitting on a play, so he used it for a Tarik Cohen TD - Sun Times - Tarik Cohen curled up with the football and pretended to take a nap after catching a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Finley: Bears RB Taquan Mizzell on first NFL touchdown 'I was gonna win' - Chicago Sun-Times - Even with a flag on the ground, Taquan Mizzell figured he’d celebrate his first NFL touchdown anyway.
Potash: Three-game sweep puts upstart Bears in position to think big - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears right tackle Bobby Massie was feeling no pain after playing his third NFL game in 12 days on Sunday.
Jahns: Missing Mitch Trubisky? Decision to sit Bears QB was 'collaboration' - Chicago Sun-TimesMatt Nagy called the Bears’ decision to sit Mitch Trubisky, who suffered a right - shoulder injury late against the Vikings, a “collaboration.”
Morrissey: No Mitch Trubisky is no problem for the Bears - Sun Times - With Mitch Trubisky out with a shoulder injury, Daniel made his first start since 2014 and completed 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards and two TDs.
Jahns: Bears 23, Lions 16 - Vetaran QB Chase Daniel stars on Thanksgiving - Sun Times - Daniel threw two touchdown passes in the Bears' 23-16 victory Thursday against the Lions.
Finley: Eddie Jackson's pick-six lifts Bears to Thanksgiving win against Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddie Jackson knew where the ball was going.
Bears force two late turnovers, beat Lions 23-16 – ProFootballTalk - The Bears defense has not been at its best in the fourth quarter this season, but they saved their best for last on Thanksgiving. Safety Eddie Jackson returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown with six minutes left in the fourth quarter and cornerback Kyle Fuller picked off Lions quarterback...
Amari Cooper has 176 yards, two touchdowns – ProFootballTalk - If Raiders fans didn’t throw up watching Khalil Mack in the first NFL game Thursday, they likely aren’t enjoying that Thanksgiving meal after watching Amari Cooper tear up Washington. Ken’s Note: Jon Gruden is an idiot.
49ers GM John Lynch: ‘I continue to think we offered a better deal than Chicago [for Khalil Mack]’ - Niners Nation - It would appear the 49ers did go hard and heavy for the elite edge rusher. Ken’s Note: The GM of the last place 49ers is unhappy that Jon Gruden & Co. traded Mack to Chicago. Imagine that. If Gruden had traded Mack to San Francisco, the Raiders would have had a shot at the top TWO draft picks, instead of Chicago’s likely mid-20’s. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Jon Gruden is an idiot. Oh wait, I guess I have.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Aaron Rodgers sees ‘young self’ in Patrick Mahomes - NFL.com - Patrick Mahomes’ meteoric ascension into the realm of quarterback elitehood has been fun to watch and a magnet for drawing comparisons, and Aaron Rodgers is joining the fun.
Bears feast on Matthew Stafford, Lions on short rest - NFL.com - No Mitchell Trubisky? No problem as backup Chase Daniel stepped up to help lead the Chicago Bears to a 23-16 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
NFL officials fail to provide clear explanation on why they picked up a pass interference flag on the Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Another picked up PI flag. Ken's Note: Robinson was in position to make a catch, that's not OPI. He turned, looked at the QB and extended his hands as the QB made the throw. Not really sure why this is so difficult to understand.
Report: Lions awarded former Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper off waivers - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have a new cornerback. Ken's Note: When Cooper is your best option, well... good luck with that...
What the heck happened on the Matthew Stafford’s 2nd INT vs. Bears? - Pride Of Detroit - Breaking down what the player said on the decisive play of the game.
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears quick reactions: What just happened? - Pride Of Detroit - An emo look back at the Lions loss on a holiday
3 Things we learned in the Detroit Lions loss to the Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions dropped their second contest of the season to the Bears on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day NFL Discussion - Daily Norseman - Talk about all the Thanksgiving games right here!
Packers Wednesday Injury Report: Secondary? What secondary? - Acme Packing Company - The Packers are still down a pair of critical cornerbacks, which could mean Sunday will be an even greater challenge for Mike Pettine’s defense.
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Curl's 2018 NFL Thanksgiving Postgame: Chicago Bears defense rises to the occasion, stuffing runs and choking the turkey hole to 23-16 win over Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Great Bearier Deef and a solid performance from Chase Daniel earn the Bears their 3rd division win in as many weeks.
Whiskey Ranger: OSS - A Beary Happy Thanksgiving! - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are set to FEAST on Thanksgiving! And we celebrate that with our latest photoshop!
Silverstein: Barry Sanders once beat us so bad on Thanksgiving I felt nothing but awe - Windy City Gridiron - For NFL Rivalry Week, historian Jack Silverstein looks at Barry Sanders, the rare player who transcends rival hatred.
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