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The Bear’s Den, November 15, 2019

With starting running back David Montgomery gimpy, will All-Bourbonnais sensation Ryan Nall get big playing time?

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Chicago Bears fans on September 23, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bears defeated the St. Louis Rams 23-6.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Here’s a different LA song...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Week Eleven: Bears at Rams Game Preview - Da Bears Blog - I have nothing else to do on Sunday night. Do you?

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Rams - 670 The Score - Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

Bears Not Committing To Attend Kaepernick’s Workout - 670 The Score - A free agent since 2017, Colin Kaepernick will have a workout Saturday.

Ostrowski: What To Wager On In Bears-Rams - 670 The Score - The defenses figure to dominate in this matchup.

Montgomery Injury Creates More Questions For Run Game - 670 The Score - David Montgomery suffered an ankle injury, leaving his status in doubt for Sunday.

Know Your Foe: Bears-Rams Storylines - 670 The Score - Danny Parkins of 670 and Randy Kerdoon of KNX 1070 previewed the matchup.

Will David Montgomery play against the Rams? Nagy 'can't say either way' - NBC Sports Chicago - The running back's dealing with an ankle injury.

First and Final Thoughts: The Bears season is hanging by a thread - NBC Sports Chicago - We're on to Los Angeles.

Why the Bears need to re-sign Danny Trevathan for 2020 and beyond - NBC Sports Chicago - Danny Trevathan's season could be over, but that does not mean he should've played his last snap in a Bears uniform.

Rams Relish Chance to Get Revenge on Bears - NBC Chicago - Even Sean McVay realizes there’s a strong argument to be made that the Chicago Bears ended the Los Angeles Rams’ two seasons of offensive brilliance with their 15-6 victory at Soldier Field last season.

Hoge and Jahns: Week 11 Bears-Rams, NFL Preview | WGN Radio - 720 AM - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns have all the need-to-know info heading into yet another primetime matchup, as the Bears prepare a game in Los Angeles against the Rams on Sunday night.

Preparation is key to Nick Kwiatkoski’s success - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears want all of their backups to prepare as if they’re starting, and defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano sees inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski as “the poster child for that guy.”

Week 11 Key Matchups: Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams - ChicagoBears.com - When the Bears travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams Sunday night, keep an eye on these matchups.

Persistence, hard work paying off for Nick Williams - ChicagoBears.com - After spending the 2017 season out of football, defensive tackle Nick Williams has resurrected his NFL career with the Bears, leading the team with six sacks entering Week 11.

Kyle Fuller chosen as Chicago Bears nominee for Rooney Award - ChicagoBears.com - Cornerback Kyle Fuller has been selected as the Bears nominee for the sixth annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes NFL players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field.

We Could Be on the Doorstep of Adam Shaheen's Last Stand - Bleacher Nation - In the wake of the news that Trey Burton was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, I wondered if Adam Shaheen would get one last crack at making a dent in

A little help? Khalil Mack needs supporting cast to step up - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears looking to find ways to make opponents pay a heavier price for scheming to neutralize their game-wrecking All-Pro outside linebacker. "That’s on me," coordinator Chuck Pagano said.

Bears tight ends Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen miss practice with injuries - Chicago Sun-Times - The good news, Bears coach Matt Nagy joked, is that the team has plenty of potential replacements: the Bears have five tight ends on the active roster and two more on the practice squad.

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery misses practice with ‘lightly’ rolled ankle - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears had a ready-made replacement for David Montgomery — and waived him Saturday.

The LA Rams’ long-term plan is a cautionary tale for the Chicago Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears should not want to be the Rams when they grow up: they mortgaged future first-round draft picks and salary-cap space to go all-in — and might have already peaked.

Chicago Bears’ Prince Amukamara: Colin Kaepernick is ‘a starter in this league’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears were not among the list of 11 teams — the Cardinals, Falcons, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Dolphins, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Buccaneers and Redskins — the NFL said Thursday had already committed to attend. The league said it anticipates more teams to join that list.

Chicago Bears predictions: Week 11 at Los Angeles Rams - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday night against the Rams in Los Angeles:

A special Bear Download podcast: An inside look at why the Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky in 2017 - Chicago Tribune - Rich and Dan discuss their 10-chapter examination of why the Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.

5 observations from the Chicago Bears’ Week 10 win - Chicago Tribune - A closer look at the Bears' three touchdowns last Sunday reveals a lot of good things that could potentially generate a spark.

The Bears' issues with run defense start with Akiem Hicks, but that's not where it ends - NBC Sports Chicago - The numbers before and after Hicks' injury are hard to ignore.

Chris Simms says the Bears' offensive struggles make the defense, Khalil Mack easier to gameplan for - NBC Sports Chicago - Though many of his stats are comparable to his 2018 pace (outside of raw sack totals), Khalil Mack hasn’t wreaked the same kind of havoc this season as he did last. Recently, NBC Sports NFL analyst, Chris Simms, posited a few theories for that development.

Tarik Cohen Urges Bears to Run Golden State Break - SI.com - It was only three touchdown passes in a period of less than six minutes during a season of offensive futility, but the Bears hope their brief surge against the Detroit Lions indicated something greater is ahead.

No Sign Bears Will Attend Colin Kapernick Workout - SI.com - One possible avenue to finding Mitchell Trubisky some job competition for next season occurs Saturday when controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick holds a workout for NFL teams in pursuit of another job in the league.

Bears target Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts in latest 2020 NFL mock draft - Bears Wire - The Bears will be in the market for a quarterback this offseason, and they’ll likely turn to the 2020 NFL Draft for their next QB.

POLISH SAUSAGE

2019 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award nominees announced - NFL.com - The 32 player nominees for the sixth annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award have been finalized, the NFL announced today.

Gardner Minshew: I proved I can be ‘a guy’ in NFL - NFL.com - The Jaguars sent rookie Gardner Minshew back to the bench in favor of Nick Foles. After eight games, Minshew believes he can be an impact player in the league for a long time.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Week 11 injury update: Matthew Stafford misses 2nd-straight practice, 2 Detroit Lions return - Pride Of Detroit - It’s not looking good for Stafford’s return this week.

Detroit Lions fan confidence in Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn hits new low - Pride Of Detroit - The tide is starting to turn on the Matt Patricia era.

Unbelievable! - Buckin’ the Broncos - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming matchup against the Denver Broncos.

Jared Goff: Every week you get another opportunity – ProFootballTalk - The NFL had little answer for the Rams offense through the first 13 weeks of the 2018 season, but Week 14 brought a very different result. The Bears held the Rams to 214 yards of offense and picked quarterback Jared Goff off four times in a 15-6 win.

Adam Thielen likely out again for Vikings – ProFootballTalk - Vikings receiver Adam Thielen likely won't be back until Week 13, at the earliest. Thielen isn't practicing again today, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As Tomasson notes, it looks like Thielen won't play on Sunday against the Broncos.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Five Chicago Bears held out of practice today - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the latest on the injured Bears...

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Rams - Windy City Gridiron - In a rematch of last season, the Bears and Rams fight for Wild Card positioning.

Householder's Week 11 Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - This isn’t quite the match up we thought it’d be when the schedule was released.

Berckes & Snyder: L.A. Confidential - How the Bears can Beat the Rams - Windy City Gridiron - The guys recap the Bears win over the Lions, have an airing of grievances, and lay out keys to success against the Rams.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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