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The Bear’s Den, November 24, 2018

As the rest of the league prepares for a critical Sunday, Bears fans bask in the glow of sweeping the Lions...

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Quarterback Chase Daniel #4 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass the football against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Ford Field on November 22, 2018 in Detroit
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Pompei: Observations From Bears-Lions - 670 The Score - A great defense is great because it shows up at the most critical times.

Bears move closer to first NFC North title since 2010 - ESPN - Chicago won its third division game in 12 days on Thursday to stay on track for a playoff bid.

Medina; Eddie Jackson Is Making His Case for Defensive Player of the Year - Bleacher Nation - Eddie Jackson continues to be a big-time player making big-time plays.

Carami: Hey, That Chase Daniel Fella Wasn’t Half-Bad - Bleacher Nation - That a boy!

Ken’s Note about the following tweet... great to see Devin Bush joining Kurt Fuller in the pantheon of Bears history. Still, for people wondering what Khalil Mack was up to, why he didn’t have any sacks, check this out. Mack is amazing.

Chalk Talk: Did Nagy make Bears history ? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if Matt Nagy is the first Bears coach to win five straight games in his first season, why the Bears tried a two-point conversion against the Lions and how Chase Daniel fared in his first two NFL starts.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 12 win - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in Thursday’s 23-16 win over the Lions, including two more key takeaways by an opportunistic Bears defense.

They Said It: Week 12 - - Following the Bears’ 23-16 win over the Lions in Week 12, take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the team.

Kenney: Ranking Bears' end zone celebrations from Thanksgiving win against Lions - Sun Times - The Bears have won three-straight NFC North games both by points and in terms of touchdown celebrations.

Jahns: Five takeaways from the win, including a look at Khalil Mack's impact - Sun Times - From Chase Daniel's good day to Khalil Mack's impact, here are five takeaways from the Bears' 23-16 victory against the Lions.

Finley: How the Bears fared in Week 12 vs. Lions - Sun Times - Some weeks are better than others for the Bears: Here’s how three Bears fared in Thursday's 23-16 win against the Lions:

Campbell: Coming soon to Halas Hall - Bears coach Matt Nagy's experience in a playoff push - Chicago Tribune - First-year Bears coach Matt Nagy has experience navigating a playoff push with the Chiefs. He’s about to apply that to his first-place team.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears' 23-16 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs offers his 10 thoughts after the Bears' 5th straight win, a 23-16 victory at Detroit. Eddie Jackson is stirring memories of Mike Brown making game-changing plays in the secondary. Chase Daniel is steady when called upon. Plus much more, including a sack statistic you'll like.

Stankevitz' Bears grades: Chase Daniel aces his pop quiz, while Matt Nagy’s work shines - NBC Sports Chicago - Chase Daniel played well under the circumstances, while the tone set by Matt Nagy was critical in pushing the Bears through a grueling short turnaround.

Stankevitz: Don't take for granted what the Bears have in Matt Nagy - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy has been the best first-year coach in the NFL in 2018, following in the footsteps of Sean McVay last year with the Los Angeles Rams.

Under Center Podcast: Give thanks to the Bears defense' for a win in Detroit | NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' defense carried them to a Thanksgiving win in Detroit.

Stebbins: Akiem Hicks leads some quality Bears/Saints trash-talk on Twitter - NBC Sports Chicago - Akiem Hicks led some quality Bears/Saints trash-talk on Twitter Friday morning.

Spice Adams sparks #BearsSingToAnything on social media - - Bears fans had fun applying their own soundtrack to the team's memorable end zone celebration from the final moments of Thursday's game in Detroit.

Refocused, NFL Week 12: Chicago Bears 23, Detroit Lions 16 - Pro Football Focus - The Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions, 23-16, in Week 12 of the 2018 NFL season. Ken's Note: My gracious, PFF, do you even watch these games? Khalil Mack BEASTED all game, he had 3-4 Lions on him every play...

Matt Nagy: Bears must run better, but fan concerns rooted in fantasy football - Sun Times - Matt Nagy knows the Bears have to run the ball better. But the Bears coach also suspects the root of some fans’ concerns is fantasy football.

Finley: Matt Nagy on QB Mitch Trubisky 'He's gotta communicate to us how he feels' - Sun Times - The Bears don’t believe Trubisky’s injury — which he suffered after Vikings safety Harrison Smith’s late hit Sunday night — to be serious.

Morrissey: Bears have a dilemma with Mitch Trubisky's running ability - Sun Times - The Bears can’t afford to regularly expose their most important offensive player to injury, yet running the ball might be the thing he does best.


Gayle: Amari Cooper isn’t playing better in Dallas; he’s just getting used better - Pro Football Focus - Dallas Cowboys new wide receiver Amari Cooper is finally getting the attention he deserves, and the results have followed suit.


Harrison Smith fined $10,026 for hit on Mitch Trubisky - - Vikings safety Harrison Smith was fined $10,026 for a hit on Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky in Week 11, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. The penalty helped set up a game-sealing field goal for Chicago.

Greenfield: The Detroit Lions Week 12 Pride Report - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Sonja Greenfield takes a look at the Lions Thanksgiving Day loss to the Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions Thanksgiving report card, grades: QB, conservative coaching spoil overall good game vs. Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Coaching decisions and poor play ruined what was a pretty good overall performance from the Lions.

Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ loss to the Bears? - Pride Of Detroit - How do you feel about this team after their Thanksgiving loss to the Bears?

Packers-Vikings Injury Report: Perry & Daniels out, three DBs questionable - Acme Packing Company - A fourth member of the secondary is doubtful as well.

APC Podcast, 11/23: Packers-Vikings preview with Arif Hasan - Acme Packing Company - The stage is set for the vaunted battle for second place in the NFC North.

Lions release Don Carey, add Marcus Cooper - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions welcomed a new corner by cutting special teams help.

Detroit Lions Week 12 Unsung Hero of the Week: Return of the beast - Pride Of Detroit - Despite the loss, we finally got to see the Ziggy we know and love once more.

Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears Week 12 snap counts: 7 observations from Thanksgiving - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the Lions’ snap counts from the 2018 Thanksgiving Day classic.

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: 5 Player of the Game candidates - Pride Of Detroit - Vote on who you think deserves Lions player of the game.


Wiltfong's 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 23-16 win against the Detroit Lions.

Berkes: Fantasy Football Forum: Week 12 - Is Tarik Cohen a must-start? - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy football


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