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The Bear’s Den, November 22, 2019

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The Giants are coming to Chicago, and... well... the Giants are coming to Chicago

New York Giants v Chicago Bears Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

SO... how about a song of one of the types of music that I actually listen to? Sound good? M’kay, let’s do it.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears’ Chuck Pagano must get creative after Khalil Mack’s shutout - Chicago Sun-Times - The defensive coordinator needs to scheme a way to make the Giants’ inevitable double- and triple-teams more difficult to apply Sunday.

What’s left for the Chicago Bears in their final 6 games? - Chicago Tribune - For a sputtering Bears team, it has been a different version of the same story every week. So why would anyone expect a sudden breakthrough Sunday?

Chicago Bears coaches believe kicker Eddy Pineiro can bounce back - Chicago Tribune - What kicker Eddy Pineiro took away from his two misses Sunday and how he is rebounding for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Will Eddy Pineiro be the Bears’ kicker in 2020? | NBC Sports Chicago - Eddy Pineiro still has a good opportunity to earn his place on the Bears' 2020 roster, but time might be running out. Ken's Note: If he doesn't get his crap together, he won't be the Bears kicker next week...

Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears will rock 1960s throwback helmets Sunday when they take on the Giants.

Khalil Mack's recent disappearance says more about the Bears' defense than it says about his own play - NBC Sports Chicago - The stats haven't been good ... but a lot of that isn't his fault.

Hoge and Jahns: Week 12 Bears-Giants, NFL Preview - WGN Radio - Last Sunday, with less than four minutes to play and the Bears down 17-7 to the L.A. Rams, head coach Matt Nagy pulled starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Coach Nagy said in his postgame press conference that the Trubisky was dealing with a hip injury.

Payton Presser: On the I-110 having a Bears conversation - WGN Radio - Sunday’s performance was a perfect example of Trubisky’s usual output: not bad, not great, not enough to get a win.

Chris Tabor Is Trying His Best to Help Eddy Piñeiro Get His Groove Back - Bleacher Nation - It's understandable if Eddy Piñeiro is struggling to find confidence during this 4-game slump, but all he has to do is look toward the sideline if he needs a

Roquan Smith ‘living a dream’ and it shows on the field - ChicagoBears.com - Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is playing his best football of the season, having reached double digits in tackles in each of the last three games, highlighted by his best performance last Sunday against the Rams.

Quick Hits: Mitchell Trubisky again a full participant in practice - ChicagoBears.com - Mitchell Trubisky remains day-to-day. Pagano praises Prince Amukamara. Tarik Cohen gets more opportunities.

Payton Foundation toy drive continues Walter’s legacy - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Sunday will hold the 14th annual Walter & Connie Payton Foundation Toy Drive when they host the New York Giants at Soldier Field.

Week 12 Key Matchups: Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants - ChicagoBears.com - When the Bears take on the Giants at Soldier Field on Sunday, keep an eye on these matchups.

Rank: Why Bears legend Walter Payton is greatest NFL player of all time - NFL.com - Best running back of all time? Does that title not give Walter Payton his proper due? Adam Rank explains why the Chicago Bears legend is the best player -- regardless of position -- in NFL history.

Chicago Bears’ Mitch Trubisky or the NY Giants’ Daniel Jones: Who would you rather have? - Chicago Sun-Times - For all the time and money the Bears spent to put Mitch Trubisky in the best possible position, how did Daniel Jones end up in a more enviable position than Trubisky?

Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro tries to shake slump - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor reported that Pineiro made 21 of 23 field goals while practicing at Soldier Field this week.

Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy sees ‘lot better’ play from QB Mitch Trubisky, but it’s taking too long - Chicago Sun-Times - Maybe Trubisky has made progress, if the baseline Nagy’s using is his completely ineffective game against the Eagles. The last two have been better, but the Bears are asking for too much patience in Year 3.

RIP

Fred Cox passes away - Daily Norseman - He was 80 years old

POLISH SAUSAGE

Myles Garrett on Mason Rudolph: “I know what I heard” – ProFootballTalk - Browns defensive end Myles Garrett seems upset that his allegation that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur became public, but Garrett is standing by it.

NFL found no evidence to support Myles Garrett’s claim of racial slur – ProFootballTalk - Browns defensive end Myles Garrett claims Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph called him a racial slur before Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him over the head with it. The NFL says its investigation did not support that claim.

Cost of L.A. stadium has mushroomed – ProFootballTalk - Most projects end up costing more than originally expected. The new stadium in L.A. will cost dramatically more than originally expected. A lengthy new item from Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. of ESPN.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley aims to ‘just ball’ vs. Chicago Bears - Chicago Sun-Times
- The star running back wants to loosen up and get back to his game after several poor performances.

Injury report: Trey Flowers, Matthew Stafford, Frank Ragnow status in doubt after missing Thursday practice - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions look like they’ll be missing key pieces this week.

Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones may miss out on deserved Pro Bowl seasons - Pride Of Detroit - The receivers were on a tear before Stafford went down.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears to wear white “C” on helmets Sunday - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will sport a new old look when they host the New York Giants Sunday at Soldier Field, wearing 1960s-era helmets with a white “C” and a gray facemask.

Know Your Foe: Bears-Giants Storylines - 670 The Score - Danny Parkins of 670 and Shaun Morash of WFAN previewed the matchup.

Berckes' Five Question with Big Blue View: The Giants are 31st in Turnover Ratio - Windy City Gridiron - We get some info on the Giants ahead of Sunday’s game from Big Blue View

Infante's Ranking every Bears first-round pick from the 2010s - Windy City Gridiron - With the 2010s nearing its end, let’s take a look at where all of the Bears’ first-round picks stack up against each other.

Schofield: Mitchell Trubisky - A cautionary tale of quarterback development - Big Blue View - What lessons can be imparted from how the Bears handled their young quarterback?

Householder's Week 12 Game Preview: Chicago Bears-New York Giants - Windy City Gridiron - Two terrible teams meet in Chicago. Is it even worth watching?

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

THE RULES

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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