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Trubisky throws at practice but Daniels looks to start, and former Bear Jared Allen starts curling career. Really. No fooling.

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Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a touchdown against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

5@5: Are Bears Doing Mitchell Trubisky A Disservice? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

McKnight: In Stifling Saints, Cowboys Reinforce Defense Like Bears’ Can Win - 670 The Score - In an NFL filled with high-scoring offenses, defense can have its day too.

Players to watch in Bears-Giants game - ChicagoBears.com - Larry Mayer and Simon Kaufman of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they’ll be watching on both sides of the ball Sunday against the Giants, including receiver Taylor Gabriel.

Medina : Week 13 Preview – December 2, 2018 - Bleacher Nation - It’s a trap ... game!

Mayer: Daniel expected to make second straight start - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday listed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Giants with a right shoulder injury, meaning that backup Chase Daniel is expected to make his second consecutive start.

Community News: 11.30.18 - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears organization is proud to implement and support numerous community programs and initiatives which positively impact thousands of individuals, children and families each and every year. Here are some of the many ways the Bears show their s

Hughes: Week 13 Bears at Giants Game Preview, Volume II - Da Bears Blog - Khalil Mack and the pass rush should dominate a Giants’ offensive line that has already allowed 38 sacks. That means forcing Eli Manning into quick, hurried decisions and that usually means turnovers. The Giants can’t beat the Bears Sunday if they don’t win the turnover battle. And they’re not going to win the turnover battle.

Dickerson: Chase Daniel's experience pays dividends for Chicago Bears - ESPN - The Bears are plenty comfortable with Chase Daniel taking another start for the injured Mitchell Trubisky, thanks to his knowledge of the offense.

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Giants - 670 The Score - The Bears (8-3) face a test on the road against the Giants (3-8).

Emma: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky Doubtful To Play Against Giants - 670 The Score - The Bears have officially listed Akiem Hicks (Achilles) as questionable.

Know Your Foe: Bears-Giants Storylines - 670 The Score - Danny Parkins of The Score and Evan Roberts of WFAN previewed the game.

Kane: Mitch Trubisky resumes throwing but still listed as doubtful for Sunday's Bears-Giants game - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky has been ruled as "officially doubtful" for Sunday's Giants game, the Bears announced Friday

Wiederer & Campbell's Week 13 NFL picks against the spread: Opposing takes on Chargers-Steelers, Rams-Lions, Vikings-Patriots — and Bears-Giants - Chicago Tribune - In a game with AFC playoff implications, the Steelers are looking to rally at home after last week’s narrow loss to the Broncos. It won’t be easy against Philip Rivers and a Chargers team that might be the most under-the-radar playoff team in the league.

Wiederer's Sunday storylines: The magic of Saquon Barkley, Eddie Jackson’s offensive role and more #BearsSingToAnything reaction - Chicago Tribune - What makes New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley as good as advertised? Will Eddie Jackson soon see the ball on offense? How have the Bears' dance-heavy celebrations become even more fun? Tribune writer Dan Wiederer takes a deeper look at all of those topics.

Bears vs. Giants: Tribune writers make their picks - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears top the Giants on the road? Tribune experts make their picks

Rosenbloom: Giants star Saquon Barkley is not the kind of running back the Bears want to see right now - Chicago Tribune - The Lions' LeGarrette Blount averaged 4.6 yards per carry against the Bears. If the 6-foot, 247-pound Blount is like trying to tackle a Coke machine with legs, then the 5-11, 233-pound Saquon Barkley is like trying to bring down a turbo dorm fridge, and he's coming off consecutive 100-yard games.

Wiederer: 3 keys for the Bears against the Giants: Saquon Barkley's big-play ability is dangerous - Chicago Tribune - The first-place Chicago Bears have a should-win game Sunday on the road against the New York Giants. But the Bears will need to be solid against the run, efficient on offense and play with urgency.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - New York Giants - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - In this in-depth episode, the guys cover everything you need to know heading into the Chicago Bears' Week 13 game against the New York Giants.

Letizia: Eddie Goldman is the Chicago Bears' Unsung Hero - Da Bears Brothers Blog - Eddie Goldman is becoming one of the best nose tackles in the league and is the driving force behind the Bears top-ranked defense.

Stankevitz: The Bears trust their backup quarterback, and that’s not a given in today’s NFL - NBC Sports Chicago - Not every team has the trust in their backup quarterback the Bears have with Chase Daniel.

Cox: Mitchell Trubisky doubtful, Akiem Hicks questionable for Bears at Giants - NBC Sports Chicago - The statuses of Mitchell Trubisky and Akiem Hicks for Sunday's game against the Giants are up in the air.

Finley: Riding a five-game win streak, Bears preach the power of belief - Sun Times - Sidelined with a concussion last week, Aaron Lynch watched the Bears game from his couch. Even then, he couldn’t believe his good fortune.

Potash: Mitch Trubisky throws in practice, but Chase Daniel expected to start vs. Giants - Sun Times - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw passes for the first time since suffering a sprained shoulder against the

Finley: 4 Bears questions on stopping Odell, sacking Eli and examining the run game - Sun Times - Four questions as the Bears prepare to face the Giants on Sunday:

Jahns: What resting QB Mitch Trubisky says about the Bears' future - Sun Times - Adam L. Jahns' "Inside the Huddle" column appears in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears ticket prices increase as demand grows with team's success - Sun Times - "This is indeed the most expensive late-season ticket in recent Bears history," Andrew Gretchko, of Vivid Seats, said.

Campbell: The Bears take 12,000 pounds of equipment with them when they travel. Meet the guys who move it. - Chicago Tribune - Ken Miller, owner of Meyers Movers in Itasca, has been moving the Bears to and from games and everywhere in between since 1989. Over countless miles and hours working for the team and people connected to it, Miller has become part of the Bears fabric. Ken's Note: Read this one!

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jared Allen to make professional curling debut on Friday - Daily Norseman - He said he was going to do it, and he’s doing it

NFL still needs real-time video official – ProFootballTalk - The Cowboys barely won on Thursday night, the Saints barely lost. The officials, led by referee Walt Anderson, suffered a blowout. Various bad calls undermined a great game, with the most consequential blunder coming when Saints running back Alvin Kamara sustained the kind of hit that the new rul...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Green Bay Packers: What went wrong in 2018 season - SI.com - A one-of-a-kind franchise, a front office’s conservative approach, a roster caught in limbo, and the friction between the legendary quarterback and the embattled head coach. A closer examination of what has led to the Green Bay Packers’ most disappointing season of the past decade.

Vikings at Patriots: New England Patriots final injury report - Daily Norseman - Not a whole lot to see here, really.

Packers-Cardinals Injury Report: Two cornerbacks, Bakhtiari, Taylor all questionable - Acme Packing Company - The Packers ruled five players out, but most of the truly critical players still have a chance to suit up on Sunday

Predictability is the premise for the Packers’ poor play-action performance - Acme Packing Company - Almost every team in the league benefits from play action, but not the Packers. Here’s one reason why that’s the case.

We played the numbers on the Packers 2018 season and they don’t add up - Acme Packing Company - The statistics normally indicative of a team’s quality don’t show in Green Bay’s dreadful 4-6-1 record. Ken’s Note: Packers fans and math don’t generally go well together, so this does not surprise.

Detroit Lions shut out of top 25 players under 25 list - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ young talent doesn’t have any all stars... yet

Lions-Rams injury report: Kerryon Johnson will miss 2nd straight game - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions will be without another key offensive weapon this week.

Analyst: The Detroit Lions offensive line ‘should become a top-10 unit’ next year - Pride Of Detroit - One analyst breaks down the good and the bad from the Lions’ offensive line last year.

At least Packers fans are more miserable than Lions fans - Pride Of Detroit - Hey, we have to find something to take solace in.

Detroit Lions podcast: How did the Los Angeles Rams turn around the franchise on a dime? - Pride Of Detroit - This week’s preview podcast is full of envy.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sustaining Success: Higher Priorities for the Bears Moving Forward - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are going strong, enjoying an 8-3 record. This is good, because after the season is over, any retooling will have limited resources. Where should those resources be spent?

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Giants - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears head into a matchup at The Meadowlands with their backup quarterback. Here’s how the WCG staff sees it playing out.

Berkes: Fantasy Football Forum - Week 13 Asterisks & Quarterbacks - Windy City Gridiron - Your home for all things fantasy football

Zeglinski: Khalil Mack, Eddie Jackson among several Chicago Bears in ideal position for Pro Bowl nods - Windy City Gridiron - Insert original joke about the Bears not having to worry about playing in the Pro Bowl because they’ll be in the Super Bowl.

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Giants Injury Report - Trubisky listed as doubtful, Hicks questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and the Giants in advance of their game this Sunday.

Wiltfong: Does Eddie Jackson have a shot at Defensive Player of the Year? - Windy City Gridiron - Just when we get Eddie Jackson’s nickname choices narrowed down to "Fast Eddie" and "Action Jackson," Brett Kollmann comes along and drops a fantastic new video breakdown about the electric Bears’...

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Giants - TV Schedule, odds, streaming, previews and more - Windy City Gridiron - This is everything you need to know about watching the Bears and the Giants this Sunday.

Wiltfong: Fan confidence is high for fans of the NFC North leading Bears - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at the confidence levels from fans of the Bears, Vikings, Packers, and Lions.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

2 Minute Drill - Website - iTunes - Andrew Link; Steven’s StreamingTwitch – Steven Schweickert; T-Formation Conversation - Website - iTunes - Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; WCG Radio - Website - iTunes - Robert Zeglinski

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