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The Bear’s Den, November 9, 2019

It’s Lions weekend, as Detroit visits Solider Field to face Khalil Mack & the Bears.

NFL: NOV 22 Bears at Lions
Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) rushes during a regular season game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions on November 22, 2018
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Or, if you prefer the original songwriter’s version, sung in Zulu as he wrote it...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Emma’s Tailgater: Can Mitchell Trubisky Be Fixed? - 670 The Score - Embattled Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has underperformed and is drawing widespread criticism.

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Lions - 670 The Score - Kickoff is set for noon Sunday from Soldier Field.

Haugh: Bears-Lions Preview - 670 The Score - Two inconsistent teams meet at Soldier Field on Sunday.

The Bears' special-teams units are among the best in the league in coordinator Chris Tabor's second season - Chicago Tribune - The Bears boast the second-best special-teams unit in the NFL, at least according to Football Outsiders’ comprehensive ranking. That implies that there is much more to the group than the intense focus on Eddy Pineiro, the winner of the kicking competition.

Column: Defending Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky’s TV comments - Chicago Tribune - The outrage surrounding Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky's quip about tuning out outside noise has been contrived and ridiculous.

NFL Week 10 predictions: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears beat the Lions at Soldier Field on Sunday? Our writers make their picks.

The Bears need to stick with Mitch Trubisky to see if Matt Nagy can make him work - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears need to stick with Mitch Trubisky as their starter for the rest of 2019 to definitively figure out if he can quarterback Matt Nagy's offense, or a version of it.

Chris Simms says he believes in Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace to right the ship for the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - The 2019 Bears are past the point of living week-to-week. Now, top brass will be tasked with identifying who will take charge of putting this team back together.

Under Center Podcast: Sage Rosenfels fixes the Bears' offense - NBC Sports Chicago - Former NFL quarterback and football analyst Sage Rosenfels joins JJ Stankevitz to explain why the Bears' offense has crashed and burned in 2019.

Bears' midseason Studs and Duds - NBC Sports Chicago - A look at the Bears' studs and duds halfway through the 2019 NFL season.

Bears to honor Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans - ChicagoBears.com - Bears are home again for a game against the Detroit Lions, which means that another local organization will be recognized by the Bears100 Community All-Pros Initiative.

The Pick Is In: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national analysts make their pick for the Week 10 game between the Bears and Eagles at Soldier Field on Sunday.

This Week In The Community: 11.08.19 - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears celebrated Salute to Service week by hosting various events as part of the organization’s commitment to active duty military and veterans among other community oriented events.

Quick Hits: Bears offense aims to start faster - ChicagoBears. - The Bears are looking for better results on their game-opening possessions. Eddy Pineiro must adjust to kicking in cold weather. That and more in this edition of Quick Hits.

Week 10 Key Matchups: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - ChicagoBears.com - When the Bears take on the Lions at Soldier Field on Sunday, keep an eye on these matchups.

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky isn’t soft — he does what he’s told - Chicago Sun-Times - Was the Bears quarterback serious the other day when he said he wanted TVs at Halas Hall turned off to shield his team from negativity? You bet.

Breaking down the Chicago Bears halfway through a disappointing season - Chicago Sun-Times - Halfway through the Bears’ season — which hasn’t gone according to plan — the Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley analyzes what’s gone wrong and what to expect the rest of the way:

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions: What to Watch 4 - Chicago Sun-Times - St. Rita product Kenny Golladay will be a handful for Bears cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and/or Kyle Fuller

Halas Intrigue Bears Report: Previewing Week 10 vs. the Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are carrying a four-game losing streak and some silly drama about television sets into the game against NFC North rival Detroit.

Best and worst of the first half of the Chicago Bears’ season - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s mostly bad, actually. A grade for Matt Nagy, a look at how to proceed at QB and one word to describe Khalil Mack’s season.

Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford is in gunslinger mode for Chicago Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - The Lions’ prolific QB, having his best season in years, is capable of big plays. But so is the Bears’ defense. "He’s a competitor," Kyle Fuller said. "I’m looking forward to it."

Loss to Detroit Lions would test Chicago Bears’ culture - Chicago Sun-Times - Once the playoffs are off the table, NFL teams fight all kinds of locker-room trouble. But coach Matt Nagy believes the Bears will keep it together no matter what.

Akiem Hicks’ absence looming larger for Chicago Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Roy Robertson-Harris and Nick Williams are among the capable replacements on the defensive line — but there’s only one Hicks. "He brings a lot of things to the table that a lot of guys can’t bring."

POLISH SAUSAGE

Patrick Mahomes: No pain, no setbacks in practice – ProFootballTalk - After the Chiefs announced that Patrick Mahomes will start on Sunday, Mahomes said he has felt good in practice this week. Mahomes said he and Andy Reid are in agreement that he has looked ready to go on the practice field.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions—already short at safety—lose Miles Killebrew to concussion - Pride Of Detroit - The safety position has been hit hard in the past few weeks.

Brothers Osborne is your Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears Thanksgiving halftime show - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit goes country this year for the holiday.

Quandre Diggs thinks Lions traded him to control locker room - Pride Of Detroit - Locker room issues continue to persist in Detroit.

Panthers-Packers Q&A: Exploiting Carolina’s weaknesses on offense and defense - Acme Packing Company - Walter Clement of SB Nation’s Carolina Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader answers our questions about the team.

Cat Scratch Reader picks a Packers player to add to the Panthers’ roster - Acme Packing Company - Walter Clement of SB Nation’s Carolina Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader answers our questions about the team.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

WiskeyRanger & Jeff Berckes: Fantasy Football Forum Week 10 - Byepocalypse Now! - Windy City Gridiron - The horror... The horror...

Schwartz: A former NFL OL explains why pass protection is also the QB’s job - SBNation.com - Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz breaks down a myth about pass protection, and shows why Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky made a huge mistake on a sack play.

Curl & Payton: 5 questions with Pride of Detroit: Kitties still cling on to playoff hopes. - Windy City Gridiron - We talked with PoD's Mike Payton about the Lions season, their surging offense and their crumbling defense

Householder & Berckes: Betting Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, total and more - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are struggling against the spread and our pickers are struggling to keep up

Payton & Curl: 5 Qs with Windy City Gridiron - Pride Of Detroit - Getting to know the bad guys

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