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The Bear’s Den, November 6, 2019

It’s turnaround day, time to be done with whoever it was we played last week and on to the Lions.

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Gale Sayers #40 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball in a mid circa 1960’s NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. Sayers played for the Bears from 1965-71. Caption by Getty Images.
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Let’s start Detroit week with a little Marshall Mathers... and yeah, it’s the NSFW version, because the clean versions suck.



Payton Presser: The Bears are still searching for answers - WGN Radio - Are you tired of losing, Bears fans? No need to answer that. I know you are. To be honest, I’m lost just like you are right now.

Five Factors Defining Season’s First Half for Bears - - Bear Maven is a Sports Illustrated Channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest news, rumors, notes, and quotes surrounding the Chicago Bears

Obsessive QB Watch: Foles Gets His Job Back, Cam Hits IR, Dalton as a Bears Fit? - Bleacher Nation - As Mitch Trubisky’s struggles continue on the field, our look toward the future of the Bears’ QB position will continue off it. And with that, we’ll keep our

Bernstein: Where’s Ryan Pace Amid Bears’ Struggles? - 670 The Score - Difficult times call for more of a public presence from an organization’s leader.

5@5: Is Matt Nagy’s Positivity A Solution For Bears? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears’ Mike Davis Positive Despite His Uncertain Future - 670 The Score - The Bears gain a compensatory draft pick if they release Mike Davis this week.

Lunch With Larry: 11.5.19 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer analyzes what Urlurker asked him... plus some other stuff that nobody cares about.

Mitch Trubisky’s Bears teammates are his last hope - Chicago Sun-Times - With the struggling quarterback unable to carry the offense, the offense is going to have to step up and carry him. As Taylor Gabriel said, it’s not just a matter of respect or belief, "I have to have his back."

Mike Davis staying upbeat as the Chicago Bears weigh his future - Chicago Tribune - Running back Mike Davis said he can’t think about whether the Bears might cut him this week.

Rozner: Plenty of blame for Bears to spread around - Daily Herald - There was a lot of bad play on the Bears' offense Sunday, but that doesn't excuse the quarterback play.

Meet the Detroit Lions (with Case Dillion of The Detroit Lions Podcast) - The Chicago Audible - Case Dillion of The Detroit Lions podcast shares his insight on the Chicago Bears Week 10 opponent.

Could the Bears lose a top-five draft pick to the Raiders in the Khalil Mack trade? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are more likely to lose a top-five pick to the Oakland Raiders in 2020 than they are to make the playoffs in 2019.

Source of Bears misery difficult to identify because it is everywhere - NBC Sports Chicago - Isolating the problems with the Bears offense and game plans is difficult because problems appear to be everywhere.

Bears QB Big Board, 1.0: If not Trubisky, then who? - NBC Sports Chicago - Here's how the candidates to be the Bears' starting quarterback in 2020 stack up entering Week 10.

Mike Davis has a stressful week ahead of him, but it's nothing he hasn't dealt with before - NBC Sports Chicago - Roster uncertainty is nothing new for the Bears' running back.

Five-star ranking ‘meant the world’ to Bobby Massie - - One of only four five-star college recruits on the Bears roster, tackle Bobby Massie will never forget what it meant to receive such a high rating.

Chalk Talk: Why didn’t Bears challenge Eagles TD? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears didn’t challenge a possible pass interference penalty against Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, if the Bears have ever made the playoffs after a 3-5 start and the last time all four NFC North teams lost on the s

The Bears offense that rolled over the Lions last year has vanished - Chicago Sun-Times - The rout of the Lions at Soldier Field in 2018 was a peak moment for Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky — but it’s been all downhill for both of them since then.

Bears RB Mike Davis keeps his head up despite an uncertain future - Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Davis played 55 offensive snaps over the Bears’ first two games — and 16 since.


Marrone decides to go with Nick Foles as starter - - Though he said Sunday he would wait until after the bye week to make a decision, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced Tuesday that Nick Foles will be the starter.


Detroit Lions quarterly report: Rough second quarter in the Motor City - Pride Of Detroit - After a promising start out of the gate, the Lions stumbled around the bend.

Consensus is that the Detroit Lions are not doing so well - Pride Of Detroit - If you’re looking for good news, I would turn elsewhere.

NFC North Week 9 recap: Lions fail to capitalize on divisional rival’s failures - Pride Of Detroit - The NFC North goes 0-4.

Why can’t the Vikings win outdoors on grass? - Daily Norseman - There is one common link

Numbers say Packers’ passing game needs more of Allen Lazard and running backs - Acme Packing Company - Breaking down the statistics of the passing game shows that Lazard and the running backs are essential to success moving forward.

Nick Foles to start for Jaguars in Week 11 – ProFootballTalk - After the Jaguars lost to the Texans in London on Sunday, head coach Doug Marrone indicated he would take his time making a decision about a starting quarterback in Week 11, but he didn't wind up using much of the bye week before making up his mind.


Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: Bears vs Lions week 9 - Windy City Gridiron - This week we’re checking on the power rankings of both the Bears and their opponent this Sunday, the Lions.

Householder's Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Philadelphia Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - Sophomore slumps? Where is all the talent we thought we had?

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Check out Lester’s Ten Thoughts on the NFL this week and be sure to share a few of your own in the comment section.


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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