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The Bear’s Den, December 5, 2018

Neal Anderson (photo) lead Chicago over the LA Rams back in ‘89, can the Bears get any run game going this week against Aaron Donald & Co.?

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Running back Neal Anderson of the Chicago Bears avoids the tackle of a Los Angeles Rams player during a game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears won the game, 20-10.
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Bears’ Akiem Hicks Happy For Cameo Appearance On Offense - 670 The Score - ”I’d be pissed if I had to tackle me,” Akiem Hicks says.

Allen Robinson On Bears’ Tricks On Offense: ‘We Don’t Fear Anything’ - 670 The Score - Matt Nagy and the Bears were creative against the Giants on Sunday.

Thompson: Eddie Jackson, the second playmaking coming of Ed Reed - The Blitz Network - Real recognize real: Eddie Jackson, the second playmaking coming of Ed Reed

Dannehy: Reason to Distrust the Defense - Da Bears Blog - The Bears had the Giants in a third-and-23. Even a 20-yard run means New York is punting and the Bears are either going to block it, return it or sit on it and go into halftime with a touchdown lead. Matt Nagy called timeout. It was the kind of aggressive decision we’ve longed for Bears coaches to make. It didn’t work. Because Nagy learned something we all learned: this defense can’t be trusted.

Dickerson: Tarik Cohen’s value to Bears grows -- as a clutch passer - ESPN - The all-purpose back caught 12 passes for 156 yards against the Giants, but it was his TD pass that put the Bears in position to steal a win late.

Medina: Chase Daniel Says He Let His Teammates Down, But He Wasn’t Really an Unmitigated Disaster - Bleacher Nation - Chase Daniel’s interceptions put the Bears behind the 8-ball, but his comeback effort shouldn’t be ignored.

Medina: Allen Robinson Continues to Make Big Plays as the Bears’ WR1 - Bleacher Nation - Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson!

Campbell: 5 observations from rewatching Bears-Giants: Matt Nagy's timeout, Chase Daniel's fumble-itis, the run game and more - Chicago Tribune - 5 observations from rewatching the Bears' 30-27 overtime loss to the Giants include how Matt Nagy's second quarter timeout backfired, Chase Daniel's fumbles, a blown coverage by Eddie Jackson, Tarik Cohen's receiving ability and more evidence of Matt Nagy's shaken confidence in his running game.

Thompson: Bears receiver Allen Robinson plays Santa Claus for a day with kids from the Boys & Girls Club - Chicago Tribune - It was a day of community for the Bears. Allen Robinson visited the Gantz Boys & Girls Club. Roquan Smith passed out coats at St. Malachy School. Deon Bush visited a Boys & Girls Club in Waukegan. Adrian Amos, Pat O’Donnell, Cody Parkey and Pat Scales participated in team’s school outreach program.

Moreano: The Bears' Loss To The Giants Creates Room For Adjustments - Da Bears Brothers - Plenty went wrong for the Bears in their loss to the Giants, but if the Bears want to have the best chance to beat the Rams, they must fix these mistakes.

Stankevitz: Jordan Howard’s negative runs aren’t new, but Bears’ response to them is - NBC Sports Chicago - About one in every five of Jordan Howard's rushing attempts this year have gone for zero or negative yards. But that's not out of character for the third-year running back.

Ellis: Diving far too deep into Josh Bellamy's Instagram video of Mitch Trubisky playing ping-pong - NBC Sports Chicago - You all knew we were going to write about this.

PFF thinks Roquan Smith well below average against other 2018 draft class members - Pro Football Focus - PFF's Mark Chichester takes a look at the overall grades for every first-round rookie after the 13th week of the regular season. Ken's Note: PFF's analysts opinions make Jon Gruden look like Albert Einstein in comparison. And Gruden's an idiot.

Mayer: Bears faring well in Pro Bowl voting - Sun Times - In the latest Pro Bowl results released Tuesday, four Bears remain the leading vote-getters at their respective positions in the NFC: Outside linebacker Khalil Mack, cornerback Kyle Fuller, free safety Eddie Jackson and return specialist Tarik Cohen.

Power rankings: Third quarter of 2018 season - - takes a look at what national media outlets are saying about the Monsters of the Midway and how the team compares to the other 31 clubs in the NFL after the third quarter of the season.

Mayer: Urlacher headed back to Pro Bowl—as a captain - - Bears Hall of Fame middle linebacker Brian Urlacher will serve as one of four “legends captains” for the Pro Bowl, which will be played Sunday, Jan. 27 in Orlando.

Lunch with Larry: 12.04.18 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer discusses Tarik Cohen's big game, possible Bears Pro Bowlers, and what the team needs to do to beat the Rams in his weekly Q&A with fans.


Report: 49ers’ long snapper Kyle Nelson suspended 10 games – ProFootballTalk - The 49ers will be needing a new long snapper. Kyle Nelson, who has served as the 49ers’ long snapper for every game of the last five seasons, has been suspended for the next 10 weeks, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Jahns: Analyzing the Chicago Bears’ successes, hurdles as home stretch begins - Sun Times - The home stretch is here, with the Bears’ first playoff berth since 2010 well within reach.

Finley: Analyzing the Bears as home stretch begins - Sun Times - Sun-Times expert Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ biggest challenges, and achievements, at the quarter pole:

Finley: Do Mitch Trubisky’s ping-pong swings bode well for practice? - Sun Times - Mitch Trubisky’s right shoulder felt good enough for him to throw before Sunday’s game — and to fire ping-pong balls off a paddle Monday.


Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is done with the losing - Pride Of Detroit - He’s too old for this s%#$. Ken's Note: If he's done with losing, he picked the wrong team to play for... those clowns have a ton of losing ahead of them...

Lions Roundtable: Should Detroit trade Matthew Stafford? - Pride Of Detroit - Once the franchise’s savior, the quarterback isn’t as beloved.

Lions podcast: Does Matt Patricia deserve blame for the Detroit’ conservative, efficient offense? - Pride Of Detroit - The PODcast tries to figure out who’s culpable in the Lions’ offensive failures.

An open letter to Vikings’ offensive coordinator John DeFilippo - Daily Norseman - All opinions are my own and only my own.

John DeFilippo early favorite for Packers’ coaching job - Daily Norseman - I’m sure nobody will have an opinion on this.

Is the Packers’ front office structure really a problem for the team or its future coach? - Acme Packing Company - Much has been made of Mark Murphy’s consolidation of power, but should anyone actually worry about it?

Breech: Former Packers star says Aaron Rodgers looks like ‘prima donna’ after Mike McCarthy firing - - One former Packers player didn’t hold back when talking about Aaron Rodgers


Leming: Chicago Bears third quarter report card - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are 12 games through the regular season. It’s time to go back and grade their third quarter after a (3-1) stretch.

Wiltfong: NFL Power Rankings - The NFC North goes 0-4 - Windy City Gridiron - The bad news is the Chicago Bears saw their five game winning streak snapped on Sunday against the New York Giants in overtime. The good news is the other three teams in the NFC North also lost,...

Householder's stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants - Windy City Gridiron - An up and down road loss means plenty of players to choose from in this week’s stock watch.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Lester takes his weekly trip around the NFL right here...


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