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The Bear’s Den, December 14, 2018

The entire city of Chicago braces for the arrival of “those people” from up north.

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25 Sep 1988: Quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears (center) looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during a game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Bears won the game, 24-6.
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Emma: Behind Bears’ Success Is Sting From How It Started - 670 The Score - ”That carried out our attitude throughout the season,” Danny Trevathan says.

Emma: Bears’ Kyle Long ‘Progressing’ Toward Return From Injured Reserve - 670 The Score - Long is eligible to be activated off injured reserve in Week 17.

Medina: Don’t Bother Mitch Trubisky About Aaron Rodgers or His High School Nickname - Bleacher Nation - Let the past die. Kill it if you must. Even if it’s a nickname that’s followed you since high school.

Hughes: Packers at Bears Game Preview - Da Bears Blog - Aaron Rodgers has been sacked 41 times, and hit a lot more than that. He’ll be playing Sunday with about 40% of his starting offensive line. I expect an angry performance from Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks and the rest of the Bears front. They know that if they give Rodgers time in the pocket, he’ll find holes in the secondary. Expect them to hit the Green Bay quarterback and hit him often.

Dickerson: Bears get chance for payback against Packers - ESPN - The Bears can clinch the division title on Sunday at Soldier Field against the rival Packers, whose Week 1 comeback win still stings.

Stankevitz: Better for it? The Bears’ Week 1 loss to Green Bay proved two critical things about 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears learned just how good their defense could be, and just how good a coach they have, even in losing a brutal game to the Packers in Week 1.

Ellis: Beating Aaron Rodgers this weekend could well be the Bears' biggest hurdle of the season - NBC Sports Chicago - The Green Bay QB has been dominant against the Bears. If they want the NFC North title, that'll have to change.

Mack, Fuller, Jackson in PFF's early picks for the 2019 Pro Bowl - Pro Football Focus - Pro Football Focus' early picks for the NFL's 2019 Pro Bowl.

Mayer: Facing Rodgers presents 'a big-time challenge' - - After stifling the explosive Rams, the task doesn’t get any easier for the Bears defense Sunday against the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has passed for 23 touchdowns and just one interception this season.

Mayer: Bears employing business-as-usual mindset - - The Bears can clinch their first NFC North title since 2010 with a win over the Packers Sunday at Soldier Field. But coach Matt Nagy doesn’t want his players to approach the game any differently than any other contest this season.

Week 15 Key Matchups - Sun Times - When the Bears host the Packers Sunday at Soldier Field, keep an eye out for these matchups, including cornerback Kyle Fuller against Green Bay receiver Davante Adams.

Mayer: Money receiver raises funds for foundation - - Bears receiver Allen Robinson hosted his first fundraising event in Chicago Monday night, raising more than $112,000 for his

Medina: Sherrick McManis is Ready to Step Up in Bryce Callahan's Absence, But So Is Aaron Rodgers - Bleacher Nation - Sherrick McManis is the next man up for the Bears secondary.

Medina: Injured Guard Kyle Long is Making Progress and Is Out of His Boot - Bleacher Nation - There is some good news regarding the progress of Kyle Long's foot injury.

Medina: Here's How the Bears Could Play in One of the NFL's International Games in 2019 - Bleacher Nation - The Bears haven't played overseas since 2011.

Jahns: Bears CB Kyle Fuller a focus for Round 2 vs. Packers - Sun Times - Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions.

Bears predictions: Week 15 vs. the rival Packers - Sun Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ Week 15 game against the Packers.

Packers vs. Bears Q&A: A look at Matt Nagy’s first season in Chicago - Acme Packing Company - Robert Zeglinski of SB Nation’s Chicago Bears blog Windy City Gridiron discusses Matt Nagy’s debut season as a head coach.

Packers vs. Bears Q&A: Examining Mitch Trubisky’s inconsistent play - Acme Packing Company - Robert Zeglinski of SB Nation’s Chicago Bears blog Windy City Gridiron discusses Mitch Trubisky’s bumpy second season.

Chicago Bears ditch plastic beer cups, bring back cans at Soldier Field - Sun Times - The switch to cans has cut down on hundreds of thousands of plastic cups used at Bears home games.

Kenney: Bears' Allen Robinson raises more than $112,000 for charity - Sun Times - Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson raised $112,000 for his "Within Reach Foundation" this week.

Wiederer: Bears GM Ryan Pace's finest hour, Kyle Long's recovery and Matt Nagy's audacity - Chicago Tribune - Just how much of a steal was it for Bears general manager Ryan Pace to draft Eddie Jackson and Tarik Cohen? Will guard Kyle Long play again this season? And what's behind coach Matt Nagy's risk-taking approach as a play-caller?

Biggs: The Bears and Packers have reversed roles. Can the Bears keep the upper hand for years to come? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears and Packers have reversed roles since the season opener at Lambeau Field. The Bears can clinch the NFC North with a victory over their rival on Sunday and the Packers are already seeking their next coach. Can the Bears sustain an edge over Green Bay for a while?

Kane: Game film at a fancy dinner? All part of Kyle Fuller’s preparation that's led to an NFL-leading 7 INTs in 9 games - Chicago Tribune - A lot has gone into Kyle Fuller’s two-month surge that has resulted in an NFL-leading seven interceptions in the Bears' last nine games. But defensive backs coach Ed Donatell pointed first to Fuller’s preparation.

Bears questions and answers - Chicago Tribune - Bears burning questions: Chicago Tribune writers address key issues

ESPN ranks stadium food safety - Soldier Field doesn't fare well among Chicago venues - Chicago Tribune - ESPN's Outside the Lines reviewed food-safety inspection reports for all 111 North American pro sports venues, including Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field and the United Center.


Mark Davis: Amari Cooper was “a great, great player” who didn’t fit our system – ProFootballTalk - Raiders owner Mark Davis says the decision to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper was not a reflection on Cooper’s talent. Instead, Davis says, Cooper just wasn’t a fit for Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s offense. “He was a great, great player.” Ken’s Note: He IS a great, great player who deserved better than you guys gave him.

PFT’s Week 15 picks – ProFootballTalk - I’m finally getting some separation. Just in time to blow it. A 10-6 week, including a 3-1 record against MDS on games where we conflicts, has turned a three-game lead into a five-game wedge with three weeks left. I’m at 131-77 (62.9 percent) for the year, and MDS is at 126-82 (60.5 percent).


Detroit Lions fan confidence at its highest since the Dolphins game - Pride Of Detroit - A little holiday cheer has reached Detroit

Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins Preview: No One Left To Blame - Daily Norseman - With the Dolphins coming to town for a game with playoff ramifications in both conferences, the Vikings must stop pointing fingers and start making progress.

APC Podcast, 12/13: Previewing Packers-Bears with Larry Dyer - Acme Packing Company - The second matchup between the Packers and Bears feels a little different than the first.

2019 Mock Draft: Todd McShay predicts Packers add edge rusher and receiver in R1 - Acme Packing Company - A big, athletic pass-rusher and a top receiving talent could find their way to Green Bay this spring.

Packers’ unlikely playoff push could complicate their coaching search – ProFootballTalk - Plenty of teams have made in-season coaching changes over the years. Not many have remained marginally viable playoff contenders. For the Packers, an unlikely playoff push could complicate their looming search for a new coach.


Sunderbruch: As Good As It Gets - Have the Bears Found Trubisky’s Ceiling? - Windy City Gridiron - Can the Bears count on Trubisky to get the to the next level? Probably. More importantly, he is in the best possible situation to develop.

Berckes & Curl's Bears Blither-Blather: Packers Week - Windy City Gridiron - Patti and Jeff preview Packers Week in a back and forth exchange

All 32 NFL defensive lines, ranked - - Which teams have the best defensive fronts in the NFL? Which ones have the worst? We have the answer!

Householder's Week 15 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Can the Bears end their home losing streak to the Packers?

Mitchell's Cold Takes: A Look At Chicago’s Defensive Mutilation Of Los Angeles - Windy City Gridiron - Things look a bit different when you set emotions aside and go back and watch the tapes a couple of times...


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