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The Bear’s Den, October 21, 2019

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Don’t let the numbers fool you, the game was not nearly as close as the score indicates

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Taylor Gabriel #18 of the Chicago Bears reacts prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on October 20, 2019 in Chicago
Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bears-Saints takeaways: A bleak outlook looms for 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are 3-3, but haven’t shown much -- if any -- signs of hope for the 2019 season.

Saints 36, Bears 25: Whose arrows are up and down after a demoralizing loss at Soldier Field - NBC Sports Chicago - Yuck. Just … yuck.

Saints Deal Bears Worst Defeat Under Matt Nagy - SI.com - No one could blame a long flight to London, Mitchell Trubisky’s injury or any other distraction for this one.

Game Recap: Bears fall to Saints - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears hoped to come out strong after their bye week but instead struggled mightily, especially on offense, in a disappointing 36-25 loss to the Saints Sunday at Soldier Field.

Bernstein: Bears Stumbling Into Crisis - 670 The Score - The Bears have systemic problems infecting everything they’re trying to do.

The Whole Damn Thing Is Broken: Saints 36, Bears 25 - Bleacher Nation - The Bears had an extra week to prepare, home-field advantage, all of the motivation in the world to right the ship, and an opponent starting backups in place of

Emma: Mum’s The Word For Nagy On Play-Calling Duties - 670 The Score - The Bears managed just 85 yards of offense in the first three quarters of a 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Saints Dominate Lifeless Bears, 36-25 - 670 The Score - The Bears were anemic offensively for three quarters and fell to 3-3 with a 36-25 loss to the Saints at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Cordarrelle Patterson: Get to know the Chicago Bears receiver - Chicago Tribune - Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson signed a two-year, $10 million free-agent deal with the Bears in March.

Saints stomp Bears, move to 5-0 with Bridgewater – ProFootballTalk - No Drew Brees? No problem. That would have sounded crazy to say about the Saints when Brees suffered the thumb injury that knocked him out for much of this season, but the Saints dominated the Bears 36-25 today and improved to 5-0 in games Teddy Bridgewater has started this season.

Bears vs. Saints 2019: Final score and highlights - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears put up numbers in garbage time but fell hard in a 36-25 loss to the Saints.

Saints bring Bears to their knees in 36-25 demolition at Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - It was total humiliation Sunday for a team that thought of itself as a Super Bowl contender. The Saints exposed the Bears as frauds.

Cordarrelle Patterson takes kickoff 102 yards for Bears TD - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears needed a spark, and Cordarrelle Patterson delivered.

Live scoring updates: Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints - Chicago Tribune - The Bears had two weeks to ponder what went wrong in their loss Oct. 6 in London. They ended up being dominated by the Saints, 36-25, at Soldier Field — the worst defeat in the Matt Nagy era.

Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints: 3-word reviews - Chicago Tribune - The mood on Twitter was understandably gloomy after the Saints dominated the Bears at Soldier Field in Week 7.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Devonta Freeman ejected for punching Aaron Donald - NFL.com - Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday’s tilt versus the Los Angeles Rams for throwing a punch aimed for Aaron Donald.

What we learned from Sunday’s Week 7 games - NFL.com - Week 7 brought us a handful of historic performances, including from Aaron Rodgers, Marvin Jones and the Niners defense. Here’s what we learned from a weird weekend of football

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matt LaFleur on offense: That’s how you want it to look – ProFootballTalk - After the Packers beat the Cowboys a couple of weeks ago, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he liked the direction the team's offense was moving in as the season moved into its second month. Things got even better on Sunday.

Vikings fear Adam Thielen is week-to-week with hamstring injury – ProFootballTalk - After Sunday's win over the Lions in Detroit, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen expressed optimism that he'll be ready to play on Thursday night. The Vikings do not share that optimism.

Another big game for Kirk Cousins as Vikings top Lions – ProFootballTalk - Three weeks ago, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was the subject of such withering criticism that some wondered how he could possibly remain in Minnesota -- other than that his guaranteed contract gave the Vikings little choice. In the NFL, a lot can change in three weeks.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Bears disappoint for second game in a row with 36 - 25 loss to New Orleans Saints - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears offense and special teams achieve new lows and the defense eventually lost control.

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Today’s Den is presented in memory of my friend Jamar White, a man who I covered in the media when he was a high school player, a semi-pro athlete, and a high school assistant coach. Gone too soon. A traffic accident may have taken you from us, Jamar, but you will live on in the hearts of everybody who knew you.

Jamar White, assistant coach of the Monroe City Panthers, loving father and great friend to everybody he knew.