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You wouldn’t call it a masterpiece by your Bears, but a win is a win and we’ll take it!

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Sherrick McManis #27 and Deon Bush #26 of the Chicago Bears celebrate after Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is unable to make a catch in the final moments of their 14-9 win at Levi’s Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bears vs. 49ers - Game Recap - December 23, 2018 - ESPN - Get a recap of the Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers football game.

Haugh: Matt Nagy’s Boldness Pays Off As Bears Survive - 670 The Score - The Bears’ defense-driven 14-9 win against the 49ers kept alive hopes for a bye.

Bears’ Anthony Miller On Late Hit On Mitchell Trubisky ‘Dirty Football’ - 670 The Score - Three players were ejected after a fight ensued in the fourth quarter.

Emma: Bears Will Take This Gutsy Win - 670 The Score - The Bears improved to 11-4 with their 14-9 win over the 49ers.

Bernstein: Sloppy Bears Get Some Gifts - 670 The Score - The Bears earned an ugly 14-9 victory against the 49ers.

Cox: Bears’ Week 17 game against Vikings flexed to 3 p.m. start - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears and Vikings will move to a 3 p.m. start next Sunday. There was thought that it might be moved to Sunday Night Football, but Indianapolis-Tennessee will get that slot instead.

Cox: Bears need Rams loss in Week 17 to earn first-round playoff bye - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have a chance to lock up a first round bye in the NFC Playoffs, though they need some help in Week 17.

Stebbins: Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey breaks record set by former-Bear Matt Forte - NBC Sports Chicago - Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey set the record for most receptions by a running back in NFL history on Sunday, breaking Matt Forte's record.

Game Recap: Bears earn hard-fought road win against 49ers - ChicagoBears.com - Led by a stingy defense that allowed no touchdowns, produced constant quarterback pressure and recorded an interception when it mattered most, the Bears outlasted the 49ers 14-9 in a close game in Santa Clara.

Bears final regular-season game flexed to late afternoon kickoff - ChicagoBears.com - Bears-Vikings Week 17 game originally scheduled for noon will now kick off at 3:25 p.m. (CT).

Pace talks Bears on pregame show - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace spoke to play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM prior to Sunday’s game against the 49ers.

Medina: It Wasn't Pretty, But the Bears Beat the 49ers and Still Have a Shot at the No. 2 Seed - Bleacher Nation - The Bears' dreams of a first-round bye are still alive!

Trubisky: 'My teammates had my back all the way' - ESPN Video - Mitchell Trubisky and head coach Matt Nagy react to the fight between the 49ers and Bears after Trubisky was hit late.

Dickerson: Bears keep No. 2 seed hopes alive with ugly win over 49ers - ESPN - Chicago clinched at least the No. 3 seed in the NFC with a win over the Niners, but still has more to play for in Week 17 against the Vikings.

Bears Clinch 3rd Seed With 14-9 Win Against 49ers - 670 The Score - Chicago improved to 11-4.

Finley: Bears survive flat showing, then a fight, to beat 49ers - Sun Times - The Bears clinched at least the third seed in the NFL playoffs.

Finley: Bears WRs Anthony Miller, Josh Bellamy ejected in fight with 49ers - Sun Times - Three players were ejected after a fight erupted in front of the Bears bench in the fourth quarter.

Bears vs. 49ers 2018: Final score and game highlights - Sun Times - The Bears held on against a surprisingly tricky 49ers team for their 11th win of the season. Relive the Week 16 matchup here!

Sneed: Ditka says he's smoked his last cigar — unless the Bears win it all - Sun Times - Da Coach reflects on life a few weeks after he suffered a massive heart attack.

Kane: Bears clinch No. 3 playoff seed with tougher than expected 14-9 victory over the 49ers - Chicago Tribune - The Bears stopped the 49ers on a late attempt at a scoring drive to hold on for a 14-9 victory Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium.

Week 16 Photos: Bears at 49ers - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears-49ers game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.

NFC North roundup: Vikings move step closer to playoffs; Packers top Jets in OT - Chicago Tribune - Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Rudolph as time expired in the first half to put the Vikings ahead and they beat the Lions 27-9 in Detroit on Sunday, moving a step closer to playing in the postseason.

Kane: From worst to first - How 5 vital traits led the Bears to the NFC North title - Chicago Tribune - The Bears became the 47th team in league history to go from worst to first in the course of a year and one of 24 to have done it since 2003. So how exactly did they get from Point A to Point B?

Chicago Bears-San Francisco 49ers Postgame Show: Bears Snag Another Victory Behind Efficient Trubisky, Red-Zone Defense - The Chicago Audible Podcast - A comprehensive game recap with instant analysis and insight on the Chicago Bears Week 16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Stankevitz: Bears hang on to hope for a bye with win over 49ers - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears survived a wild road game against the 49ers and ensured they will be no worse than the No. 3 seed in the NFC Playoffs.

Gordon: Richard Sherman, two Bears WRs ejected after fight - NFL.com - Niners cornerback Richard Sherman and Bears receivers Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy were ejected following a skirmish that started with a late hit to Mitchell Trubisky.

Smith: Bears beat 49ers, keep hope alive for a first-round bye – ProFootballTalk - The Bears still have a shot at a first-round playoff bye. That’s because they did what they needed to do today in San Francisco, beating the 49ers in a 14-9 game that saw their defense dominate but their offense and special teams look less than impressive.

Smith: Richard Sherman, Anthony Miller, Josh Bellamy all ejected after fight – ProFootballTalk - A fight broke out in San Francisco today resulting in three players getting ejected. It all started when Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ran, slid down and then was hit late by 49ers defensive back Marcell Harris near the Bears’ sideline.

POLISH SAUSAGE

What we learned from Sunday’s Week 16 games - NFL.com - The Cleveland Browns were able to sweep the Cincinnati Bengals in a season for the first time since 2002. Here’s what else we learned from Sunday’s Week 16 games.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Lions-Vikings recap: Hail Mary deflates Detroit’s early surge as Lions lose home finale, 27-9 - Pride Of Detroit - Live updates as the Lions take on the Vikings for Week 16.

Vikings don’t clinch playoff spot despite victory - Daily Norseman - It will come down to Week 17.

Minnesota Vikings 27, Detroit Lions 9: Vikings overcome slow start for big victory - Daily Norseman - It was an ugly start, but the final score looks pretty good.

Packers beat Jets 44-38 in OT on Aaron Rodgers’ rushing scores, Davante Adams’ TD - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay avoided going winless on the road in 2018 as Rodgers saved the day late in this crazy game.Ken's Note: All you guys Packers was hurt your draft position. Good job!

Todd Bowles: We were playing two teams — Packers and refs – ProFootballTalk - The Jets looked like they were in position to pull off a win over the Packers on Sunday when they took a 35-20 lead in the third quarter, but the Packers would come back to take a lead and then win the game 44-38 in overtime.

Aaron Rodgers: Even without playoff chance, the games still matter – ProFootballTalk - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers faced questions about whether he wanted to sit out the final two games of the season this week and said he had no desire to sit out even though the team was out of the playoff race. Ken's Note: Drop those draft position places, drop em HARD.

Detroit Lions clinch last place in the NFC North for first time in 6 years - Pride Of Detroit - This isn’t the turnaround Lions fans wanted.

5 takeways from the Detroit Lions’ loss against the Minnesota Vikings - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit’s offense stuttered once again in the team’s final home game.

2018 NFL TV schedule: Bears-Vikings moved to same time as 49ers-Rams in Week 17 - Niners Nation - The Rams will not be resting starters this week.

Fucillo: Richard Sherman explains throwing hands in defense of his 49ers teammates against the Bears - Niners Nation - The San Francisco 49ers could not quite get over the hump against the Chicago Bears, but they did make clear they would not let Chicago hit them in the mouth with no repercussions.

49ers vs. Bears, Week 16: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, depth chart - Niners Nation - The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready for an away game against the Chicago Bears. Find information here on the 49ers-Bears game time, TV channel, live online streaming options, radio, announcers and more!

49ers vs. Bears final score: Nick Mullens, offense come up short in 11th loss - Niners Nation - The 49ers kept it close, but could not make enough plays late.

Bears vs. 49ers - Game Recap - December 23, 2018 - ESPN - Get a recap of the Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers football game.

Haugh: Matt Nagy's Boldness Pays Off As Bears Survive - 670 The Score - The Bears' defense-driven 14-9 win against the 49ers kept alive hopes for a bye.

Bears' Anthony Miller On Late Hit On Mitchell Trubisky 'Dirty Football' - 670 The Score - Three players were ejected after a fight ensued in the fourth quarter.

Emma: Bears Will Take This Gutsy Win - 670 The Score - The Bears improved to 11-4 with their 14-9 win over the 49ers.

Bernstein: Sloppy Bears Get Some Gifts - 670 The Score - The Bears earned an ugly 14-9 victory against the 49ers.

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Vikings flexed to 3:25 for week 17 - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full schedule for NFL week 17 action plus all the playoff scenarios that are up for grabs.

Infante's Bears-49ers postgame: Bears win ugly in 14-9 nail biter - Windy City Gridiron - It wasn’t a pretty game, but it resulted in the Bears’ 11th win of the year.

Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-49ers - Windy City Gridiron - A battle in San Francisco (Santa Clara) awaits the Bears. Here’s how the Windy City Gridiron staff sees Sunday’s bout playing out.

Duerrwaechter: Windy City Gridiron revisits old predictions made for 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - We take a peak into some of the predictions the WCG crew made, both Bears related and related elsewhere in the NFL.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Vikings flexed to 3:25 for week 17 - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full schedule for NFL week 17 action plus all the playoff scenarios that are up for grabs.

Infante's Bears-49ers postgame: Bears win ugly in 14-9 nail biter - Windy City Gridiron - It wasn’t a pretty game, but it resulted in the Bears’ 11th win of the year.

Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-49ers - Windy City Gridiron - A battle in San Francisco (Santa Clara) awaits the Bears. Here’s how the Windy City Gridiron staff sees Sunday’s bout playing out.

Duerrwaechter: Windy City Gridiron revisits old predictions made for 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - We take a peak into some of the predictions the WCG crew made, both Bears related and related elsewhere in the NFL.

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