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The Bear’s Den, November 20, 2019

As the Bears prepare for hosting the Giants this weekend. questions abound about which city has the best pizza

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Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears high fives the fans after the Bears victory on October 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants 27-21.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

The Giants play in Jersey. Jersey’s mobbed up, right? Yeah, let’s go there... Presented in memory of the late, great James Gandolfini.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: In Lost 2019, Bears Now Must Assess Future - 670 The Score - The final six games can help the Bears determine their course ahead.

5@5: What Should Bears’ Goals Be Now? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears stars in running for NFL All-Time Team - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Hall of Famers Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Walter Payton and Gale Sayers are among 24 finalists at running back for the NFL 100 All-Time Team.

Roster moves: Bears waive Vaughters, sign two to practice squad - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday waived outside linebacker James Vaughters and signed running back Jeremy McNichols and outside linebacker Dewayne Hendrix to their practice squad.

Lunch With Larry: 11.19.19 - ChicagoBears.com - How is Trubisky’s hip? Should he try Dak Prescott’s warmup? -Urlurker

From Lamar Jackson to Bears, grading NFL stories' joy quotient - NFL.com - Marc Sessler trains the Joy Meter on five NFL storylines, sorting the delightful (like Lamar Jackson's mind-bending play or Jon Gruden's return to playoff contention) from the significantly less so.

How to explain the Chicago Bears’ regression? Two words: Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - The quarterback is one step from being a third-string, clipboard-holding, suitcase-toting backup somewhere other than Chicago.

Chicago Bears will be irrelevant the rest of the season unless Mitch Trubisky plays - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears need Mitch Trubisky to be part of that march to the season’s inevitable end — even if he’s limping all the way.

Chicago Bears: Trey Burton injury leaves black hole at tight end - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears haven’t been the same since Burton suffered a groin injury before the wild-card game last season. With or without him, they need to shore up a critical position in Matt Nagy’s offense.

5 observations from the Chicago Bears’ loss in Week 11 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ 17-7 loss to the Rams on Sunday night featured another lifeless offensive performance that undermined solid play by the defense.

Chicago Bears have no easy answers for Mitch Trubisky's future - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy said Mitch Trubisky is "absolutely" the team's starting quarterback if he's 100% healthy. But is it possible there are more complex layers to that decision?

Brad Biggs: Chicago Bears should promote rookie Jesper Horsted - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have used five tight ends this season with very little production. It's time to see a sixth — rookie Jesper Horsted, a converted wide receiver from Princeton.

What went wrong? The unmaking of Bears QB Mitch Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - A timeline of Mitch Trubisky's downward spiral in 2019.

Seven Bears playing for their jobs over the final six games of 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' season is all but lost, meaning the final six games will matter only for players seeking job security in 2020 and beyond.

Reversal of Fortunes For Roquan Smith - SI.com - Roquan Smith's fortunes seem to be running directly opposite of the Bears' overall season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

The field conditions at Estadio Azteca remained terrible for Chargers-Chiefs MNF - The Comeback - So much for the playing surface being fixed this time around.

Vegas currently sees a Patriots-Saints Super Bowl – ProFootballTalk - The folks at the Westgate Superbook have updated their Super Bowl odds. And they currently project a matchup of the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl LIV. The Saints are 7/5 favorites to win the NFC title, and the Patriots are 6/5 favorites to win the AFC Championship.

All eight XFL training camps will be held in Houston – ProFootballTalk - The XFL's eight teams will play their games throughout the country. They'll train for their first season in and around one city. The XFL announced on Tuesday that training camp for all teams will be held in the Houston area.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears add 2 to their practice squad, waive James Vaughters - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears make a few moves!

Wiltfong's Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Bears dropping like their receivers drop balls - Windy City Gridiron - We take out weekly trip around the power rankings to see what they say about the Bears...

Householder's stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - "Everything hurts and I’m dying." - Leslie Knope

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our Thoughts on the NFL and drop a few of your own in the comment section!

Schmitz' BWM: Digesting a tough Bears loss to LA - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on WCG’s own Jeff Berckes to talk through a tough primetime loss that saw the Bears lose their starting QB, their slim playoff hopes, and any shred of offensive dignity they had left.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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