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The Bear’s Den, November 12, 2019

The Bears won Sunday against the Lions (in case you didn’t notice... I’m pretty sure some Bears pundits didn’t...)

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This long-distance dedication goes out to Stephen, who requested it...



Trubisky: It felt good to have that hard work pay off - ESPN Video - Mitch Trubisky explains why he was proud to see his team earn a win over the Lions after enduring a four-game losing streak.

Adam Shaheen Looking At Last Chance With Bears - 670 The Score - A second-round pick in 2017, Shaheen was a healthy scratch Sunday and is facing his last chance to make a positive impression with the organization.

5@5: Were Bears Gifted A Victory? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Emma: Bears-Lions Observations - 670 The Score - The Bears finally earned a win, but they were plagued by many of the same troubles.

Bears Earn Much-Needed Win: ‘Trust In Together’ - 670 The Score - The Bears snapped a four-game losing streak with a 20-13 win over the Lions.

Brian Flores, Mitch Trubisky highlighted redemption-rich Week 10 - - In the wake of a redemption-rich Sunday, Adam Schein spotlights nine restoration acts that broke the narrative in Week 10, including Mitch Trubisky’s three-touchdown performance versus the Lions.

Chicago Bears film review shows third-down failures go well beyond Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - A closer look at spectacular touchdowns, problems in the backfield and a hard day for all-pro cornerback Kyle Fuller.

Chicago Bears need more than flash plays from Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Three-TD flurry vs. Lions showed he can make big throws, but he still has to prove he can do it consistently and against top-flight defenses. Facing the Rams Sunday is an opportunity to do that.

Bears defensive coaches discuss Nick and Nick - - Bears defensive position coaches spoke to the media Monday at Halas Hall about emerging pass rusher Nick Williams, super sub Nick Kwiatkoski and more.

Bears kick off 31st annual coat drive - - The Bears on Monday launched their 31st annual coat drive.

Offensive position coaches share thoughts - - Bears offensive assistants met the media Monday at Halas Hall, discussing the position switch on the offensive line, Taylor Gabriel’s patience and more.

3 things we learned in Week 10 win - - After watching tape of Sunday’s 20-13 win over the Lions, Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday discussed Mitchell Trubisky’s performance, Danny Trevathan’s elbow injury and more.

They Said It: Week 10 - - In the aftermath of the Bears’ 20-13 win over the Lions, here’s what writers around the country are saying about the team.

Inside Slant: Mitchell Trubisky looks to build on three-TD performance - - After throwing for three touchdown passes in Sunday’s 20-13 win over the Lions, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is looking to find his groove late in the season.

Nagy, Trubisky, and Hiestand Explain What Went into the Whitehair-Daniels Swap (2.0) - Bleacher Nation - Moving James Daniels to center and Cody Whitehair to left guard was a sensible idea when the Bears started putting it in motion during the offseason. Daniels

That Was a Quintessential Mitch Trubisky Performance Against the Lions (Promising *and* Maddening) - Bleacher Nation - Snap shots from Mitch Trubisky's Week 10 performance against the Lions suggest the Bears quarterback did some fine things on Sunday. He completed 69.5 percent

Thank Goodness for Nick Kwiatkoski, a Free-Agent-To-Be Already Making His Case - Bleacher Nation - I spent a chunk of the first quarter listening to the Bears-Lions game on the radio, so I didn't get a look at Danny Trevathan's injury until I reached my

The Bears Pass Inspection - Da Bears Blog - Yesterday, at Soldier Field, the Bears passed inspection. They kept the car on the road.

Chicago Bears explain the Cody Whitehair-James Daniels position switch - Chicago Tribune- - Bears tight end Adam Shaheen is “very clear on what he has to do to improve, and hopefully will," tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride said.

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 20-13 win in Week 10 - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 20-13 on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field to end their four-game losing streak.

Why hasn't Khalil Mack been getting sacks lately? - NBC Sports Chicago - Khalil Mack has one sack in his last five games, the product of opposing offenses doing everything in their power to make sure he doesn't wreck the game.

There's no official update yet, but Matt Nagy acknowledged that putting Danny Trevathan on IR was a possibility - NBC Sports Chicago - It certainly feels like the Bears are preparing for life without him.

Bears grades: Trubisky, Nagy improve against a bad Lions defense - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy combined for one of their better games of 2019. But how much of that was because the Lions' defense is among the worst in the NFL?

Danny Trevathan Injury Eats Into Bears' Leader Supply - - The Chicago Bears defense has held its own through difficult circumstances, but now attrition is depleting one of its most valuable resources.

Bears Victory Somehow Leaves Blah Aftertaste - - The Bears held their Club Dub celebration Sunday, as always after a win.

Hoge: Bears Just Needed A Win, No Matter What It Looked Like - WGN Radio - The Bears just needed a win. It didn’t really matter what it looked like.

Carolina Panthers claim former Chicago Bears RB Mike Davis - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed Mike Davis to a two-year, $6 million deal in March, but Davis was never able to fit into a three-man rotation,

Danny Trevathan injury: Chicago Bears brace for linebacker to join IR - Chicago Sun-Times - An IR stint would end Danny Trevathan’s season — and maybe even his Bears career. His four-year, $28 million contract is up at the end of the year.

Chicago Bears thin at tight end without Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears tight end Trey Burton, who did not have a catch for the second time in as many games, hurt his calf Sunday.

4 things we learned from Chicago Bears position coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - Outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino compared star Khalil Mack to Novocain.

For the Chicago Bears to beat the LA Rams, defense must raise its game - Chicago Sun-Times - A wounded Detroit team should have been a nice, easy meal for the Bears’ D on Sunday. Instead, a backup quarterback gave them trouble.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Chicago Bears Podcast: Where does Adam Shaheen fit? - Chicago Sun-Times - The guys debate the future of tight end Adam Shaheen and Mitch Trubisky’s performance.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions 2019: Breaking down Week 10 victory - Chicago Sun-Times - Do we believe the offense and quarterback Mitch Trubisky turned the corner? Not so fast.

Chicago Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski steps up big for Danny Trevathan - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ sixth interception of the season came from an unlikely source, not because Nick Kwiatkoski is incapable but because the Bears rely so heavily on starters Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith.

Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan could go on IR - Chicago Tribune - After a gruesome elbow injury, the question now is whether Danny Trevathan has played his last down in a Bears uniform.

Hoge and Jahns: Bears-Lions Postgame Show - A Win Is A Win - WGN Radio - The Bears entered their game Sunday on a four-game losing streak. The pressure was on to snap that streak after news that Detroit Lions starting quarterback, Matthew Stafford, would not suit up.

FMIA Week 10: Mitchell Trubisky Offensive Player Of The Week – ProFootballTalk - With the weight of the world (and, presumably, the weight of every TV in Halas Hall) falling heavy on his shoulders, Trubisky suffered through a typically maddening first half, throwing for 15 yards in the first 25 minutes. But he recovered before halftime with one TD drive, and he threw lovely TD passes to Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel in the third quarter. That was enough to silence the wolves (including the one typing these words) for at least another week.

NFL Week 10 PFF ReFocused: Chicago Bears 20, Detroit Lions 13 - NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF - Mitchell Trubisky turned in one of the better performances of his 2019 campaign to lead the Chicago Bears to a 20-13 win over Jeff Driskel and the Detroit Lions. Ken's Note: When did Kendall Fuller start playing for the Bears?


Out of challenges, Bruce Arians threw a flag on a bad call to prove a point – ProFootballTalk - In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Cardinals-Buccaneers play, the Bucs got pressure on Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and took him down just as he threw the ball. The officials ruled that Murray got the ball away for an incomplete pass. The officials were wrong.


Matt Patricia explains Matthew Stafford injury timeline - Pride Of Detroit - Patricia cleared up some confusion on Monday about what happened with Matthew Stafford throughout the course of the week.

Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys Week 10: Five Game-Changing Plays - Daily Norseman - Looking back at the most important plays from the 28-24 win over Dallas.

Stock Market Report: Cowboys - Daily Norseman - Narratives had been established. Tonight, they began to be erased.

Aaron Jones' big games are giving him an early argument for the MVP award - Acme Packing Company - Jones put himself on the map for MVP with another 3 touchdown performance.

Matt Patricia: Lions gave Matthew Stafford option to dress Sunday – ProFootballTalk - Lions coach Matt Patricia gave no real update on Matthew Stafford's status Monday. "No updates on him," Patricia said, via video from the team. "Again it is truly day by day, week by week right now as far as he's concerned.

Rams' offensive woes among six troubling trends taking hold - - The performance of Jared Goff and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams' offense is becoming an issue for Sean McVay. Gregg Rosenthal eyes that and five other problems that aren't going away across the NFL.


Wiltfong: Bears sign Bradley Sowell - Windy City Gridiron - In a surprising turn of events, the Chicago Bears have signed 30-year old tight end Bradley Sowell after he made it through the NFL’s waiver wire unclaimed. (Insert eye-roll GIF here)

Wiltfong: Injured reserve a possibility for Danny Trevathan - Windy City Gridiron - After suffering an elbow injury in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that season ending inured reserve is a real possibility for inside linebacker D...

Wiltfong: An ugly win is a still a win, but Bears offense still sputters - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives his thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 20-13 win against the Detroit Lions.

Infante's Game Notes: Bears break four-game losing streak, topple Lions at home - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears improve to 4-5 with their first win since Sep. 26.

Schmitz' BWM: Chicago Bears Fans, the verdict is in — #WeOwnTheLions (with Brad Spielberger!) - Windy City Gridiron - On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on OTC’s Brad Spielberger to talk through the Chicago Bears’ recent 13-20 win over the Detroit Lions. Check it out!


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