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The Bear’s Den, December 2, 2018

It’s that rarest of things, an in-season Sunday Den! It’s even dropping a bit early for your extra Denning pleasure!

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Brian Urlacher #54 of the New York Giants crouches into position at the line of scrimmage during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 2, 2007 in Chicago
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Experts are on Bears’ bandwagon in Week 13 vs. Giants - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are a popular pick among experts in Week 13 against the New York Giants.

Perez: 7-round Mock Draft - Bears won 1st round with Khalil Mack trade - Bears Wire - A complete seven-round Chicago Bears 2019 NFL mock draft

Mayer: 4 things to watch in Bears-Giants game - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four storylines to follow Sunday when the Bears visit the Giants, including what quarterback Chase Daniel will do for an encore following his impressive performance against the Lions.

Chalk Talk: What’s key to beating Giants? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what the Bears must do to defeat the Giants, how many of the Bears’ NFL championships came via wins over the Giants and the steady progress being made by rookie guard James Daniels.

Monsters of the Midway Comic Strip - Colossal Conflict - - Follow along as we tell the story of the Monsters of the Midway defending Chicago from a weekly nemesis drawn from the 2018 schedule.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Should Bears play it safe with Daniel or risk it with Trubisky? - NBC Sports Chicago - Seth Gruen, Fred Mitchell and Jason Goch join Leila Rahimi on the panel

Smith: Bears Offense Should be Successful Without Trubisky vs. Giants - The Loop Sports - The Chicago Bears (8-3) will face off against the New York Giants (3-8) on Sunday afternoon in a game where the Bears are expected to win.

Bears: The Top 5 Moves Ryan Pace Made This Past Offseason - The Loop Sports - The Chicago Bears turnaround in 2018 can be attributed to many things. However, it starts with general manager Ryan Pace, who made a number of big moves this past offseason to make the Bears a contender once again.

Potash: As history repeats itself, Chase Daniel turning into valuable upgrade for Bears - Sun Times - He’s already one win ahead of Caleb Hanie after throwing two touchdown passes with no turnovers in a 23-16 victory against the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Biggs: Bears are cashing in on investments in Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara, the NFL's second-highest-paid cornerback tandem — and maybe its best - Chicago Tribune - The Bears wasted no time matching the offer sheet Kyle Fuller signed with the Packers in March, and now it looks like one of the best moves of the offseason. Only the Falcons have more money invested in their starting cornerbacks, and the Bears are getting excellent play at the position.

Biggs: Scouting report on the Giants' Saquon Barkley - 'He's become a more complete running back' - Chicago Tribune - No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley has lived up to his draft status, scoring five touchdowns in the last two weeks. The Giants rookie is fourth in the NFL with 829 rushing yards and ranks third with 242 touches, and he also has 71 catches for 581 yards and four touchdowns.

LeGere: Nagy confident with Daniel directing Bears offense - Daily Herald - Backup Bears QB Chase Daniel proved capable of running the offense more than efficiently, posting a 106.8 passer rating with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions, in a mostly seamless transition.

Stankevitz: Three keys and prediction - Bears vs. Giants - NBC Sports Chicago - If the Bears are going to beat the Giants on Sunday, here's what they'll have to do.

Hoge and Jahns, Episode 196: Week 13 Bears-Giants, NFL Preview - WGN Radio - After three games in 12 days, the Bears have had some time to rest and get prepared for this Sunday’s matchup with the Giants in the Meadowlands. Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns give the latest on Mitchell Trubisky’s injury and discuss how backup quarterback Chase Daniel will do if pressed into starting duty for the second week in a row. They make bold predictions about how many sacks the team will have against a suspect offensive line and project a final score as well. Later on, the guys preview a few college conference championship games.

Updated betting odds for Bears vs. Giants Week 13 game - Bears Wire - An updated look at the point spread for the Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants Week 13 game


Kareem Hunt’s release by Chiefs will test league’s other 31 teams - - The Chiefs moved quickly to release Kareem Hunt on Friday after a video surfaced of an incident involving him shoving and kicking a woman in February. Now comes a moral quandary for the league’s other 31 teams, Judy Battista writes.

Florio: Will someone claim Kareem Hunt on waivers? – ProFootballTalk - Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt will soon be former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. And he will be exposed to waivers. And so the next question becomes whether anyone will claim him on waivers. On Tuesday, Washington surprisingly claimed former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster on waivers.

Smith: Chiefs take a different approach with Kareem Hunt than with Tyreek Hill – ProFootballTalk - After the Chiefs announced that they were releasing Kareem Hunt on Friday night, hours after video surfaced of Hunt pushing and kicking a woman in February, some may be tempted to credit the team for showing no tolerance for violence against women.

Smith: Kareem Hunt was not charged despite woman’s request – ProFootballTalk - Authorities in Cleveland did not charge Kareem Hunt in February even though video that became public on Friday clearly showed him attacking a woman, and even though the woman told the police she wanted to press charges.


Packers CEO: “I’m not ready to give up on the season” – ProFootballTalk - As the Packers face a low-probability run-the-table-and-get-plenty-of-help scenario to make it to the playoffs, the man in charge of the franchise isn’t ready to fold the tents.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 121 [Vikings vs Patriots Preview] - Daily Norseman - In this episode: NFL Talk, Reuben Foster Fiasco, Baker Mayfield vs Hue Jackson, Vikings Talk. Packers Game Recap, more...

Packers fans still want to see the team beat the Cardinals, not tank for better draft picks - Acme Packing Company - It’s a solid three-to-one margin in this week’s FanPulse survey.

Breaking down Nick Perry’s salary cap implications for the Packers in 2019 - Acme Packing Company - This offseason, the Packers may have to take advantage of a salary cap transaction that they have avoided during Ted Thompson’s tenure as GM.

Cardinals-Packers Q&A: Revenge of the Birds predicts Sunday’s winner - Acme Packing Company - On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field to take on the Arizona Cardinals. Seth Cox of Revenge of the Birds was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Cardinals. This...

Davante Adams believes he’s the best WR in game - - In midst of a stellar seasons, Packers wideout Davante Adams doesn’t believe he’s getting the respect he deserves, especially given he thinks he’s the best in the game at his position.


Eddie Jackson is running away from the safety competition in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - When the Chicago Bears picked free safety Eddie Jackson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, most, if not all, of our writers were completely on board with the selection. If I remember...

Bears vs. Giants: Our complete coverage story stream - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve put all of our Bears vs. Giants coverage in one neat and tidy story-stream just for you guys!


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