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The Bear’s Den, November 26, 2019

It’s a short week and both Chicago & Detroit are pretty banged up. Who can make the right adjustments?

New York Giants v Chicago Bears Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears Tackle Bobby Massie Managing Ankle Injury - 670 The Score
- Massie suffered an ankle injury during the third quarter Sunday.

Emma: Bears-Giants Observations - 670 The Score - Allen Robinson produced on another uninspiring day for the Bears.

5@5: Is A Just-Win Mentality Acceptable For Bears? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears’ win in Week 12 - Chicago Tribune - Read Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants 19-14 on Sunday at Soldier Field.

4 things we learned Monday at Halas Hall, including two Bears players in concussion protocol and Anthony Miller’s request to Matt Nagy - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky’s first rushing touchdown of 2019 came on a calculated play call by Bears coach Matt Nagy on Sunday against the Giants.

Under the Microscope: Anthony Miller Finally Shows Up Against Giants - Chicago Audible Blog - Second-year wideout Anthony Miller made his impact felt in the Chicago Bears 19-14 victory over the New York Giants.

Mitch Trubisky laid out his wishlist for the Bears’ offense. What is Matt Nagy doing about it? - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky made some pointed comments about what he does best as a quarterback following Sunday’s game. Matt Nagy is already doing something about it, but not necessarily everything his quarterback wants.

Bears grades: Mitch Trubisky was better, but... - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky threw for a season high 278 yards but still was picked off twice against one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

Notebooking: Bears still searching for identity, rhythm, solutions nearing end of Matt Nagy’s second season - NBC Sports Chicago - The single biggest, overarching takeaway or impression from Sunday’s Bears win was that this was a football team still without a clear handle on itself.

Bears Finding Success With Niche Offense - SI.com - Bear Maven is a Sports Illustrated Channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest news, rumors, notes, and quotes surrounding the Chicago Bears

Hoge and Jahns: Bears-Giants Postgame Show — Searching For Positives - WGN Radio - With postseason hopes on the brink of mathematical elimination, Bears fans have shifted their focus from wanting wins to wanting to see progress from their young starting quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears were able to beat the Giants 19-14, and Trubisky played... OK.

Chalk Talk: Why aren’t Bears running gadget plays? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears haven’t called any of the gadget plays they ran last year, the miscommunication that led to an illegal substitution penalty on an extra point Sunday and the Bears’ record on Thanksgiving.

3 things we learned in Week 12 win - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears’ 19-14 win over the Giants Sunday at Soldier Field, including Khalil Mack’s impact rushing the passer.

Inside Slant: Trubisky-Robinson connection has best day of year - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and receiver Allen Robinson had their most productive game of the year in Sunday’s win over the Giants.

Postgame perspective: Chicago Bears overcome adversity to win - ChicagoBears.com - Fueled by big pass plays and a stingy defense, the Bears showed resiliency in overcoming key mistakes in a 19-14 win over the Giants Sunday at Soldier Field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bengals starting Andy Dalton at QB against Jets - NFL.com - Andy Dalton will start at QB this week against the New York Jets, Bengals coach Zac Taylor announced Monday. Dalton was previously benched for three games in favor of rookie Ryan Finley.

2020 NFL free agency lookahead: Tannehill up, A.J. Green down - NFL.com - How much is Ryan Tannehill upping his future paycheck? Is A.J. Green taking a hit? How will teams value Jadeveon Clowney? Gregg Rosenthal eyes the 2020 NFL free agency market.

Jaguars sticking with Nick Foles over Gardner Minshew - NFL.com - Nick Foles has been back on the field for two weeks and the Jaguars have been blown out both games. Is a quarterback change coming in Jacksonville? Doug Marrone says no.

Defensive lineman finalists revealed for NFL 100 All-Time Team - NFL.com - The 33 defensive lineman finalists for the NFL 100 All-Time Team were announced Monday. The 14 on the All-Time Team will be revealed this Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Bryan Bulaga Injury Update: No major knee injury for Packers’ tackle, per report - Acme Packing Company - The right tackle left the game after nine snaps on Sunday night, but he evidently did not tear his ACL and is expected back this season.

49ers destroy helpless Packers 37-8 with ferocious pass rush, big plays - Acme Packing Company - The extra week didn’t help Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers or really anyone on the Packers on a night when Green Bay once again looked out-classed in California. A marquee matchup devolved into a murder nearly right away.

Vikings Playoff Prospects - Daily Norseman - With this weekend’s NFL games in the rear view mirror, and particularly the Packers losing to the 49ers, it seems a good time to reassess the Vikings’ playoff prospects

NFC Playoff Picture - Daily Norseman - The Vikings were on a bye, yet their post season position actually improved

Podcast: Does Matt Patricia deserve a third year of coaching the Lions? - Pride Of Detroit - Also on PODcast this week: Was this the best game the Lions have played this month? Does that even matter? Can the Lions get Chase Young now? Ken's Note: PLEASE give him a third year! PLEASE!

XFL denies Detroit Lions’ request to re-sign QB Josh Johnson - Pride Of Detroit - This is a real headline. This is not the onion.

Would you ever actually boycott the Lions on Thanksgiving? - Pride Of Detroit - Frustrated media and fans are calling for a boycott on Thanksgiving. Would you ever? Ken's Note; Would I? Absolutely. Just not this year.

Lions-Bears injury report: Jeff Driskel dealing with hamstring, Matthew Stafford still out - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions quarterback situation may go from bad to worse.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Did Trubisky and the offense break out? - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives his thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 19-14 win against the New York Giants

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Update - Bobby Massie out several weeks - Windy City Gridiron - During their game against the New York Giants, Chicago Bears starting right tackle Bobby Massie exited with an ankle injury and did not return. Earlier today it was reported by NFL.com’s Ian...

Infante's Game Notes: Bears hold off Giants with pedestrian performance - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears improved to 5-6 with their victory over the Giants.

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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