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When you go all in on somebody and it doesn’t work, you get what we are getting this year...

NFL: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) celebrates his 1-yard td run against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

At this time, there’s no point in being angry...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears add ‘sloppy’ to deepening problems as Eagles run the team’s losing streak to four - NBC Sports Chicago - This week. the Bears added a sloppiness component to their long list of issues.

The Eagles’ final drive showed the Bears that their defense may still be good, but it’s not great - NBC Sports Chicago - Everyone was spoiled by 2018, but this may be the new norm.

Three takeaways from Bears-Eagles: Mitch Trubisky needs to start the rest of 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - Three takeaways from a loss in Philadelphia that feels like it sealed the Bears’ fate for 2019.

Eagles 22, Bears 14: Whose arrows are up and down after Bears’ fourth-straight loss - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears lost their fourth-straight game on Sunday, falling to the Eagles in a rematch of last year’s Wild Card game.

Game Recap: Chicago Bears’ slow first half leads to loss vs. Philadelphia Eagles - ChicagoBears.com - Despite the offense coming to life after halftime, the Bears couldn’t pull off the come-from-behind victory in Philadelphia, ultimately losing to the Eagles 22-14.

It Keeps Getting Worse: Eagles 22, Bears 14 - Bleacher Nation - If the story of the first half centered around the struggles of 2017 first-round pick Mitch Trubisky’s struggles in executing the offense, then it is only right

Haugh: All The Bears Inspire Is Doubt - 670 The Score - Chicago fell to 3-5 with a 22-14 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday.

Bernstein: Bears Have To See Reality - 670 The Score - The trust in Matt Nagy and the Bears dwindles with each passing week.

3 takeaways from Bears-Eagles game - Chicago Sun-Times - Former Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery had three drops Sunday, but caught the first of the Eagles’ four third-down conversions on a smothering final drive.

Jordan Howard happy to beat former team but doesn’t ‘need validation’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Jordan Howard isn’t usually chatty, but he made an exception Sunday. He was facing the team that traded him for a sixth-round draft pick in March.

Bears’ Khalil Mack calls out Eagles’ Jason Kelce for ‘bull----’ tactics - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears committed four pre-snap penalties on defense, but alleged foul play by the Eagles.

Bears Eagles 2019: Final score and highlights - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears lose their fourth consecutive game to fall to 3-5 this season.

Chicago Bears' once-special defense fails vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are a last-place team because their offense is an undeniable disaster. But a once-special defense has also taken a step back and is now merely decent. That was a contributing factor in the team's latest ugly loss.

Ranking the Chicago Bears announers - Chicago Tribune - Larrivee, Brickhouse, Thayer, Butkus, McConnell – their voices are linked with so many Bears memories. We rank the team's radio announcers from the last 66 years.

Bears fail completely, from missed throws to drops to a last-minute muff: ‘It is heartbreaking and crushing to this locker room' - Chicago Tribune - This loss didn’t have a simple explanation such as Mitch Trubisky’s turnovers or Eddy Pineiro’s missed kick or Matt Nagy’s late-game decisions or abandoning the running game. It was a full-team failure.

Week 9: Chicago Bears lose to the Philadelphia Eagles 22-14 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears dug themselves in too deep a hole Sunday in a 22-14 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

Chicago Bears-Philadelphia Eagles Postgame Show: Frustration Continues to Grow as Bears Lose Fourth-Straight - Chicago Audible Podcast - A recap of the Chicago Bears 22-14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

At 3-5, what’s left for the Bears to accomplish in 2019? - NBC Sports Chicago - Over the final eight games of 2019, the Bears need to figure out the answers to numerous pressing questions ahead of the offseason and 2020.

Eagles start strong, hang on to beat Bears – ProFootballTalk - The Eagles absolutely destroyed the Bears for most of today, jumping out to a 19-0 lead in a game that wasn’t even that close. But after that the Eagles took their foot off the gas pedal, and in the end Philadelphia escaped with a win that was closer than it should have been.

Valiant Bears’ defense rues fourth-quarter lapse vs. Eagles - Chicago Sun-Times - Shades of the playoff loss, the Eagles stepped it up in crunch time Sunday and the Bears’ previously staunch defense suddenly had no answer

Morrissey: Bears’ loss in Philly means you can forget about a World Series title - Chicago Sun-Times - The final score was 22-14 Eagles, and it really, really wasn’t that close. The Bears’ defense played so poorly in the first half that it didn’t even give Mitch Trubisky a chance to be bad.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Dolphins beat Jets 26-18 for first win of season – ProFootballTalk - The Dolphins have ensured that they won't be the first team to have both an unbeaten and a winless season in the Super Bowl era. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdowns and the Jets continued to implode during a 26-18 Dolphins win at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions-Raiders final score: Detroit’s comeback falls 1-yard short, lose to Raiders 24-31 - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Raiders.

Kansas City Chiefs 26, Minnesota Vikings 23: Minnesota loses heartbreaker at the gun - Daily Norseman - They had their chances, though

Chargers dominate Packers in every facet in embarrassing 26-11 no-show road loss - Acme Packing Company - Davante Adams returned for Green Bay, but the rest of the team didn’t get off the plane in one of the worst games of the Rodgers era.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz' BWM: Bears play badly in Philly, lose (with Lester Wiltfong!) - Windy City Gridiron - On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on Lester Wiltfong Jr. to talk through a disappointing 14-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Offense, defense, coaching, they talk through it all!

Curl: Bearlywatchable - Chicago offense bottoms out in 22 to 14 loss to Philadelphia Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - Bears season fizzles out in an uneventful sigh that exhales the last breath hope left in the windy city.

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