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The Lions and the Bears are both struggling, which team will get it together this Sunday for the win?

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Brad Muster runs against Detroit

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Former Chicago Bear Mike Adamle battling effects of dementia - Chicago Tribune - “I’ll wake up one day, and there goes another part of me," former Bears running back and sportscaster Mike Adamle says of his slowly eroding mental health. Ken's Note: Read this article.

5 observations from the Chicago Bears' Week 9 loss - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' 22-14 loss to the Eagles followed a familiar blueprint. Offensive ineptitude and inconsistency taxed a defense that couldn’t overcome its slim margin for error without game-changing takeaways.

Zeglinski: For whom the Bears toll – The Rock River Times - Success is subjective.

Vanzuiden: Under the Microscope: What Benching Mitchell Trubisky Would Mean - Chicago Audible Blog - Benching Trubisky would be a bitter ending in the Windy City for the 25-year-old, but it’s a move that ultimately needs to be considered.

The Bears' offense has a major tight end issue: 'I know I'm not playing well' - NBC Sports Chicago - Trey Burton is not playing as well as he'd like and Adam Shaheen has been a non-factor as the most important position in Matt Nagy's offense has been a major flop in 2019.

For Bears Leonard Floyd, sacks matter but 3 little things matter more - NBC Sports Chicago - Leonard Floyd get tripled-teamed off the field every day and loves it.

The Bears have officially entered the 'getting off social media' stage of this losing streak - NBC Sports Chicago - For the time being, say goodbye to the tweets.

Charles Leno comes to Mitch Trubisky's defense, says O-line needs to step up - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears left tackle came to Mitch Trubisky's defense Tuesday, suggesting the offensive line needs to up its game.

Michael Vick says benching Mitch Trubisky would be 'worst thing' for his career - NBC Sports Chicago - Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is against the idea that benching Mitch Trubisky is what's best for the Bears.

Chicago Bears hope to travel back to the future Sunday - ChicagoBears.com - Determined to jump-start their offense Sunday against the Lions, the Bears have studied tape of their strong performances in a pair of wins over Detroit from last season.

Chicago Bears celebrating their rich military history - ChicagoBears.com - From their legendary founder to their current roster, the Bears have maintained close ties to the U.S. military for a century.

The Week Ahead: Chicago Bears prep to host Detroit Lions - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after their disappointing 22-14 road loss to the Eagles, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to continue preparing for Sunday’s home game against the Lions.

Matthew Stafford Was a Limited Participant at Lions Practice on Wednesday - Bleacher Nation - The Bears’ first injury report of Week 10 revealed that nose tackle Eddie Goldman missed practice with a hip injury. Just the idea of being without Goldman

Mitch Trubisky Casually Makes Two Damning Confessions - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky’s rough ride isn’t coming to an end yet - not with the trade deadline behind us and an unforgiving second-half schedule featuring five games

The Bears 2020 Salary Cap Situation Looks Scary … But We Can Move Some Numbers Around - Bleacher Nation - I’m deep in that all-too-familiar sense of sports despair (the one that comes alongside loss after loss after loss), but it’s not just because of the Bears’. Ken’s Note: It’s not scary at all, what is it with people freaking out about the salary cap?

Bears’ Eddie Goldman Sidelined From Practice - 670 The Score - Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman was sidelined from practice Wednesday as he continues to battle a thigh injury.

Bears’ Trubisky Looks To Silence TVs To Block Out Noise - 670 The Score - The Bears are working to preserve confidence in the struggling Mitchell Trubisky.

Leonard Floyd finally gets another sack, vows to stay stout against run - Chicago Sun-Times - On Sunday, Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd recorded his first sack since Week 1.

Chicago Bears: Tarik Cohen’s quiet season reflective of stumbling offense - Chicago Sun-Times - Cohen was the Bears’ most used and most productive offensive player last season, but he’s not even on track for half of that output in 2019.

Bears confidence game: Only Mitch Trubisky can help Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Struggling Bears QB doesn’t need to know how much people believe in him. He just needs to make plays and he’ll be as confident as ever. At this point, the fewer voices, the better.

Chicago Bears’ Mitch Trubisky tries to turn off Halas Hall TVs - Chicago Sun-Times - "You’ve got too many people talking on TV about us and what they think about us — what we should do, what we are and what we’re not — but they don’t really know who we are," Mitch Trubisky said.

‘Halas Intrigue’ podcast: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky turns off the TV - Chicago Sun-Times - And how does Tarik Cohen fit into the Bears offense?

Morrissey: Will Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky take Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy down? Unlikely. - Chicago Sun-Times - Normally, the answer would be a resounding yes. But these are the Bears and the McCaskeys, and normal doesn’t apply to them.

Stigma about black quarterbacks still exists in the NFL - Chicago Sun-Times - Black quarterbacks still have to overcome biases, but at least the situation has improved.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs has answers to all your questions about Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy and the slumping Chicago Bears, who have lost four consecutive games.

Slow offensive starts — no 1st-half TDs in this 4-game skid — have killed the Bears’ mojo - Chicago Tribune - Is the Bears' pattern of slow starts becoming an anchor on the offense's mental approach? And what can Mitch Trubisky and Co. take out of last year's dominant home win over the Lions?

Matt Nagy should tailor Chicago Bears offense to Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky has regressed, a once-promising No. 2 pick now too inconsistent and inaccurate to trust with the keys to the Chicago Bears franchise.

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy defends play-calling process - Chicago Sun-Times - Would Matt Nagy be better off giving up play-calling so he could monitor other reasons for the Bears’ early-game struggles?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Black cat from Giants-Cowboys game is one of hundreds of strays that live at MetLife Stadium - CBSSports.com - The viral feline isn’t the only one that roams the grounds of the NFL stadium

Patrick Mahomes a full participant at Chiefs practice - NFL.com - Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) would have his workload increased “a little bit more” this week and was a full participant on Wednesday.

RB Index, Week 10: Why Christian McCaffrey is MVP front-runner - NFL.com - The MVP race is heating up as we head down the back half of the 2019 NFL season. Maurice Jones-Drew explains why Christian McCaffrey MUST be considered the MVP front-runner. Plus, have a look at his updated ranking of the top 15 RBs.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 10 injury report: Matthew Stafford has a new injury, 12 other Lions join him - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are beat up.

Notes: This graph sums up the Detroit Lions defense perfectly - Pride Of Detroit - For you visual learners, here’s how bad the Lions defense is.

What the hell’s going on out there? A look inside the Packers’ declining pass defense - Acme Packing Company - Aaron Rodgers exclaimed "We have a defense" after a Week 1 win over the Bears. But over the last six weeks, that defense has been in decline. What happened?

Vikings re-sign Andrew Sendejo - Daily Norseman - Fratricide in a Vikings uniform is back, baby!

Lions defend taking their best receivers off the field for final pass – ProFootballTalk - Lions wide receivers Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay were having their way with the Raiders' secondary on Sunday, with both of them topping 100 receiving yards and catching a touchdown pass.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: Patrick Mannelly- Why is Adam Shaheen still playing? - Windy City Gridiron - Patrick Mannelly joins Bears Banter and weighs in on the Bears’ mess.

Sunderbruch: Don’t Panic - How Pace Can Reopen the “Window” - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears might be the most disappointing team in the NFL this year, but there is still a chance that the team can be relevant without the pain of a massive rebuild.

Wiltfong's Sackwatch 2019: Week 9 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - Lester breaks down the three sacks allowed by the Bears this week.

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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