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The Bears go to Philly to try to even Chicago’s record at .500 tomorrow...

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Running back Walter Payton #34 of the Chicago Bears in action carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles circa early 1980’s during an NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Payton played for the Bears from 1975-87.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

5@5: More Rushing Yards For Montgomery Or Howard? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Rule Out OLB Isaiah Irving For Sunday - 670 The Score - The Bears held out several key players Friday for maintenance.

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Eagles - 670 The Score - Kickoff is set for noon Sunday from Lincoln Financial Field.

Ostrowski: What To Wager On In Bears-Eagles - 670 The Score - Eagles running back Jordan Howard should have success between the tackles against the Bears.

Haugh: Bears-Eagles Preview - 670 The Score - This Sunday carries win-or-else implications for the Bears.

Chicago Bears play Eagles Sunday, and here are 3 keys to the game - Chicago Tribune - The chances of a Bears upset Sunday hinges on the production of David Montgomery and Mitch Trubisky's playmaking ability.

Are expectations getting to Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy? Previewing the Bears’ matchup against the Eagles on the Bear Download podcast. - Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer preview the Bears' matchup against the Eagles, putting Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky under a microscope.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Philadelphia Eagles (Week 9) - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this game preview, The Chicago Audible crew discusses the details you need to know heading into the Week 9 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles are near-unanimous experts' pick over Bears in Week 9 - NBC Sports Chicago - There's almost no confidence (literally) in the Bears' chances at defeating the Eagles in Week 9.

The Pick Is In: Bears at Eagles - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 9 game between the Bears and Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday.

NFL pass rushers always remember first sack - ChicagoBears.com - From perennial Pro Bowlers like Khalil Mack to role players such as Nick Williams, all NFL pass rushers fondly recall, usually in great detail, recording their first career sack.

This Week In The Community: 11.01.19 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears 2019 Rookie Class led the charge in the community this week, while the organization continued to support youth and high school football programs.

Matt Nagy Unearthed an Innovative Package Last Week (With a Little Help from Sean Payton) - Bleacher Nation - Matt Nagy digging into the Bears' archives to pull out some plays to run from the I-formation was neat, but it wasn't close to the most intriguing thing his

Picking Up Mitch Trubisky's Fifth-Year Option Might Be Very Expensive, So … - Whenever a quarterback has signed a big-money deal over the past couple years, I immediately tried to figure out how it related to Mitch Trubisky's future. Ken's Note: No matter what Mitch does this year, picking up his 5th year option is a NO BRAINER since it is only guaranteed against injury. You can cancel it after season 4 with no harm done to your wallet or your cap space, and it's a bargaining chip to use if there is a trade scenario.

Emma's Tailgater: Can Nagy, Trubisky Save Bears' Season? - 670 The Score - Matt Nagy's trust in Mitchell Trubisky has come into question.

Morrissey: Bears, Mitch Trubisky keep talking about everything but his poor play - Chicago Sun-Times - Now they’re preaching the importance of good body language. One problem: Teammates aren’t going to look upon a peppy quarterback as a leader if he can’t get them into the end zone. Ken's Note: Wanna bet they are talking about it in private rather than publicly throwing their guy under the bus?

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 42: Who wins, Bears vs. Eagles? - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s a split decision on who will win the Bears-Eagles game.

Walter Payton, the greatest Bear — who set a good pick, too: Sun-Times Letters - Chicago Sun-Times - I had the chance to compete with Walter and his Bear buddies in pick-up basketball. Walter loved to tease everyone and always had fun.

Bears vs. Eagles preview: Halas Intrigue Bears Report, Week 9 - Chicago Sun-Times - A much-needed victory would get the Bears back to .500 and stem the discussion of a season spiraling out of control.

Week 9 Chicago Bears storylines: Eddy Pineiro's kicking challenges - Chicago Tribune - Lost in the conversation surrounding Eddy Pineiro's game-ending 41-yard field-goal miss against the Chargers was the kicker's continued battle to solve Soldier Field's wind. Also, a deeper look into Allen Robinson's leadership skills.

20 years ago today, Walter Payton died. Here's a look back at the life of 'Sweetness' - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton -- one of the greatest NFL players ever -- died on Nov. 1, 1999, at age 45 of bile duct cancer and liver failure. Here's a look back at his remarkable life.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Broncos placing QB Joe Flacco (neck) on injured reserve - NFL.com - The expected move is now official. The Denver Broncos are placing quarterback Joe Flacco on injured reserve, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers Week 9 Injury Report: Adams questionable, Chargers’ starting DTs doubtful - Acme Packing Company - Davante Adams participated in practice all week and is questionable Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers

Injuries: Eagles ‘optimistic’ DJax plays vs. Bears - NFL.com - Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson is “optimistic” wideout DeSean Jackson will play on Sunday against the Bears. Here are other injury news we’re tracking.

Eagles’ secondary among five storylines to watch in Week 9 - NFL.com - Charley Casserly examines five storylines to watch in Week 9, including how a finally healthy Eagles’ secondary will look vs. the Chicago Bears.

Detroit Lions Week 9 injury report: Tracy Walker OUT, 6 Lions questionable vs. Raiders - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions could be without a few key defensive pieces this week.

Detroit Lions fan confidence bounces back after Giants win - Pride Of Detroit - Cautious optimism is abound.

Vikings injury report for Friday - Daily Norseman - Short, sweet, and to the point

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Eagles - How to watch, previews, odds, streaming and more! - Windy City Gridiron - Coming off three straight losses makes this week’s match-up critical for the Chicago Bears. If they can somehow find a way to knock off the Philadelphia Eagles to climb back to .500 (4-4), then...

Householder & Berckes Best bets: Chicago Bears-Philadelphia Eagles, total and survivor picks - Windy City Gridiron - Have our resident bettors completely turned on the Bears? The oddsmakers sure have

Wiltfong & Silverstein: Twenty years ago today we lost Walter - Windy City Gridiron - Remembering the greatest football player of all time.

Schmitz: Playing the Blame Game - Are the Chicago Bears’ offensive woes the fault of Matt Nagy or Mitchell Trubisky? - Windy City Gridiron - Let me lead off with this: At this point in the season, after eight straight weeks of having the same conversation, I’m as tired of talking about Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky as you might be....

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Eagles Injury Report - Chicago lists 4 questionable and 1 out - Windy City Gridiron - This is the full and official injury report for the Bears and the Eagles in advance of Sunday’s NFC showdown.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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