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The Bear’s Den, November 23, 2019

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Well, here it is... the vaunted New York Giants come to Chicago to take on some guys with white C’s on their helmets

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

It’s SATURDAY!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Under Center Podcast: Dan Hampton reflects on Thanksgiving and Walter Payton - NBC Sports Chicago - Hall of Famer Dan Hampton joins the podcast to discuss playing on Thanksgiving in 1980, Walter Payton’s legacy and more.

Even in a down year, experts agree Bears should dominate Giants in Week 12 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are an overwhelming favorite among experts picking Week 12’s games.

Emma’s Tailgater: Bears Have Questions To Answer - 670 The Score - Six games remain in this disappointing season for the Bears. Then what?

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky Cleared To Start Sunday - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wasn’t listed on the Bears’ injury report Friday.

Haugh: Bears-Giants Preview - 670 The Score - The Bears can change the subject from losing as they host the struggling Giants.

NFL’s All-Time Team: Jim Brown & Walter Payton top RBs, unanimous choices; Bill Belichick a coach - NFL.com - On Friday night, NFL Network revealed 12 running backs and two head coaches on the NFL’s All-Time Team. Judy Battista, a member of the 26-person panel that selected the team, examines the honorees at each spot.

Legendary Bears RBs Walter Payton, Gale Sayers make NFL 100 All-Time Team - Chicago Sun-Times - The franchise had four finalists, including Red Grange and Bronco Nagurski, but only Payton and Sayers earned spots among the 12 running backs.

Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro responds to Mayor Lori Lightfoot - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy said Mitch Trubisky’s hip doesn't appear to be holding him back. Trubisky practiced in full Friday for the third straight day.

Payton, Sayers earn spots on NFL 100 All-Time Team - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Hall of Famers Walter Payton and Gale Sayers are among 12 running backs that have been selected to the NFL 100 All-Time Team.

Khalil Mack striving to make most of next opportunity - ChicagoBears.com - Double- and tripled-teamed on a regular basis, Khalil Mack isn’t posting the sack numbers he’s accustomed to. But the Bears star is not getting frustrated, saying: “Just understanding I have another opportunity to go out there is all I need.”

Bears, Tabor confident Piñeiro will bounce back - ChicagoBears.com - After missing two field goals against the Rams, kicker Eddy Piñeiro is looking to finish the season strong with the backing of the coaching staff.

Injury Update: Mitchell Trubisky good to go versus Giants - ChicagoBears.com - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is expected to start Sunday against the Giants after practicing in full Friday for the third straight day and being removed from the injury report.

NFL Week 12 predictions: New York Giants at Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears beat the Giants at Soldier Field on Sunday? Our writers make their picks.

Podcast previews Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants - Chicago Tribune - Yes, the Bears offense has been awful this season. But if there's an opponent whose defense can help them feel better about themselves, it's the Giants. Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer preview the game.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - New York Giants (Week 12) - Chicago Audible Podcast - A complete game preview of the Week 12 matchup between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants.

The case for Eddy Pineiro being the Bears' kicker in 2020 - NBC Sports Chicago - NFL kickers are missing field goals at a rate not seen in 16 years. Here's why that could help Eddy Pineiro keep his job in 2020.

Bears Injury Report: Mitch Trubisky will start Week 12 vs. Giants - NBC Sports Chicago - It's all systems go for Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears-New York Giants: What to Watch 4 - Chicago Sun-Times - Saquon Barkley vs. Bears linebackers Roquan Smith and Nick Kwiatkoski will be a key matchup; Can the Bears rattle Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones? Mitch Trubisky’s health — and effectiveness — is an x-factor

From 2017 NFL Draft, new QBs like Daniel Jones overtaking Chicago Bears’ Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Eight quarterbacks from the 2017, ‘18 and ‘19 draft classes have a higher passer rating than Trubisky.

Whatever happened to Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy’s bag of tricks? - Chicago Sun-Times - From Tarik Cohen’s clutch TD pass to Anthony Miller vs. the Giants to Akiem Hicks’ TD run to Nick Kwiatkoski’s two-point conversion reception, the Bears had a blast in 2018 — but a regressing offense has put those ‘fun’ plays on the shelf.

Chicago Bears Khalil Mack hoping to resume sack attack vs. New York Giants’ rookie Daniel Jones - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ star linebacker has one sack and no forced fumbles in his last six games. But Jones already has been sacked 32 times this season, so ...

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 53: Who wins Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants? - Chicago Sun-Times - And what can coach Matt Nagy and the Bears learn about Mitch Trubisky over the remainder of the season?

Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro to Mayor Lightfoot: ‘I’ll try to find my foot’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot ended a press conference by telling the Bears to find and offense and Eddy Pineiro to "find your leg again," the Bears kicker smiled.

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson is best thing by far about wayward offense - Chicago Sun-Times - Robinson is on track to put up 1,000 yards receiving this season, which is impressive given how bad the Bears’ passing game is.

To make best of bad season, Chicago Bears must turn to ‘Chicken Salad’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Tarik Cohen’s 14 touches were his most since the last Giants game — when he ran eight times, caught 12 passes and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass at the gun to force overtime.

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky will play Sunday vs. the New York Giants - Chicago Sun-Times - He suffered a right hip pointer against the Rams but practiced in full every day this week.

Roquan Smith's development a big focus for Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Can Roquan Smith finish the season on a high after a breakout game against the Rams? Will the Bears defense feast on the generous Giants offense?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Tennessee changes pyrotechnic regulations after Titans mishap – ProFootballTalk - In September the NFL banned the use of pyrotechnics on the field in pregame ceremonies after a fire broke out before a Titans home game. Now the state of Tennessee is taking steps to prevent such a mishap as well.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 12 injury report: 5 starters declared OUT vs. Washington - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit is beat up.

Packers-49ers Injury Report: Joe Staley & Dee Ford out, several others uncertain for SF - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s key players are all set to suit up on Sunday, but San Francisco has several contributors out or in question.

Stefon Diggs is attempting to solve the greatest mystery of our time - Daily Norseman - And we should encourage him

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder & Berckes' Best Bets: Chicago Bears-New York Giants, survivor picks, totals - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears and Giants are both terrible against the spread, our pickers must tread carefully

Schmitz: A Study of Stubbornness - Examining Matt Nagy’s role in the Chicago Bears’ offensive disaster - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest video, Robert S. takes a hard look at the ins and outs of Matt Nagy’s offense and the adjustments he’s made throughout the year.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Report - Mitch Trubisky is good to go - Windy City Gridiron - Depending on your thoughts on the current state of the Chicago Bears, you’ll either consider this good news or bad news, but quarterback Mitchell Trubisky isn’t listed on this weeks injury report. T...

Berckes' Fantasy Football Forum Week 12: The Stretch Run - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy football!

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Giants - How watch, channel info, weather, odds, previews and more! - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears host the New York Giants this weekend and while this season hasn’t gone the way we all had hoped, I know exactly where I’ll be on Sunday, which is the same place I am every day...

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