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Mahomes, Hill & Kelce vs Khalil Mack, Kyle Fuller and the Chicago Bears defense. Should be a fun game!

Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears exceeds the 1,000 yard rushing mark against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Mack, Patterson receive ‘All-Decade’ honors from USA Today - ChicagoBears,com - Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson, both of whom were voted to the Pro Bowl, have been selected to USA Today’s NFL all-decade team.

Roster Moves: Bears put Trevathan on IR, add Joseph - ChicagoBears,com - The Bears on Wednesday placed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve and promoted first-year cornerback Michael Joseph from the practice squad to the active roster.

The Week Ahead: Bears prepare to host Chiefs - ChicagoBears,com - Three days after their 21-13 loss to the Packers in Green Bay, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to continue preparing for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs at Soldier Field.

Bears’ Akiem Hicks Practices In Full - 670 The Score - Despite dealing with a lingering left elbow injury, Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks practiced in full Wednesday afternoon and the team doesn’t plan to put him on injured reserve.

Bernstein: Just Shut Down Akiem Hicks, Already - 670 The Score - The Bears need to shut down defensive lineman Akiem Hicks and keep their long-term future in mind after he played through pain Sunday.

5@5: Should Bears Run More Trubisky-Friendly Plays? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Place Danny Trevathan On Injured Reserve - 670 The Score - The Bears have placed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve, they announced Wednesday morning. Trevathan suffered an elbow injury in a win against the Lions on Nov. 10 and hasn’t played since.

Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky undaunted by comparisons to Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes - Chicago Sun-Times - With “showdown” against the Chiefs’ reigning MVP on tap Sunday at Soldier Field. Bears quarterback intent on “trying to be the best version of me and win games for the Chicago Bears.”

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson won’t ‘lose sleep over’ Pro Bowl omission - Chicago Sun-Times - Robinson has had a great season regardless of whether it landed him in the Pro Bowl, but celebrating individual success has been awkward on a stumbling Bears team.

Andy Reid: Matt Nagy helped build ‘University of Quarterbacks’ with Chiefs - Chicago Sun-Times - Before the Chiefs sprung Patrick Mahomes on the NFL — and the quarterback threw 50 touchdowns to win the league MVP crown— they gave him a redshirt year.

Chicago Bears’ Cordarrelle Patterson: ‘No surprise’ about Pro Bowl season as returner, gunner - Chicago Sun-Times - Not that he ever needed the affirmation, but Patterson’s tremendous work on various special teams earned him his third Pro Bowl selection.

Chicago Bears podcast: On Mitch Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes - Chicago Sun-Times - Get ready for Bears fans to relieve the 2017 NFL draft and wonder “what if?”.

Chicago Bears fans bring their own boos to Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky press conferences - Chicago Sun-Times - On the team’s website, fans can comment during live media events, and they’re not shy about saying what they think of a disappointing season.

Mitch Trubisky hears the Pat Mahomes comparisons, he’s just not listening to them - NBC Sports Chicago - They’re unavoidable, and the Bears’ quarterback will be the first one to tell you that.

The Bears put Danny Trevathan on Injured Reserve, officially ending the linebacker’s season - NBC Sports Chicago - There was some hope that Danny Trevathan could return if the Bears made the playoffs.

Nagy proud of Trubisky’s growth, resiliency - ChicagoBears,com - Bears coach Matt Nagy is impressed by the way quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has handled himself this season both on and off the field, saying Wednesday:

Danny Trevathan injury: Bears LB done for season after being placed on IR - Chicago Sun-Times - Danny Trevathan might have played his final down with the Bears — his contract expires at the end of the season.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs’ Bears mailbag includes questions about Mitch Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes, Khalil Mack’s average statistics and why Allen Robinson didn’t make the Pro Bowl.

Danny Trevathan goes on injured reserve for Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - The Bears placed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve Wednesday morning with the elbow injury he suffered at home against the Lions last month.

Column: Wish list for NBC’s last Chicago Bears game of 2019 - Chicago Tribune - The Chiefs game will be the Bears’ sixth NBC appearance in 23 games and fourth in 2019. So here’s a wish list for Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and company.

Chicago Bears’ Tarik Cohen reflects on team’s lost season - Chicago Tribune - Bears running back Tarik Cohen signed hats and other items for fans at Bears Fit in Vernon Hills. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate Tuesday night.

Zeglinski: The Bears’ leading couple has no love, actually – The Rock River Times - Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky were supposed to have a role in the wave of football’s future.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFC playoff race: 49ers, Seahawks strong No. 1 seed contenders - NFL.com - Jimmy Garoppolo’s Niners and Kirk CousinsVikings are both currently slotted as wild-card teams -- but one has a strong chance to rise far. Cynthia Frelund ranks all five contenders’ chances at landing the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Ken’s Note: Just beat Green Bay! Other than that, don’t care!

The 5 most fireable NFL coaches heading into Week 16 of the 2019 season - SBNation.com - The Browns are falling apart (again), and that could be it for head coach Freddie Kitchens.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Report: Detroit Lions expected to make ‘significant’ changes in defensive coaching staff - Pride Of Detroit - Some changes are coming.

Detroit Lions sign former Browns DT Jamie Meder - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have added a defensive tackle that hasn’t played much in the past two years.

Detroit Lions ownership offers letter explaining retainment of Matt Patricia - Pride Of Detroit - Martha Ford, Sheila Ford and Rod Wood explained their decision to fans on Wednesday. Ken’s Note: One more year, poop or get off the pot for Lions management & staff.

It’s a Major Award! - Daily Norseman - Dan Bailey’s leg is like the lamp in A Christmas Story

Wednesday Walkthroughs: What playoff seed will the Packers get? - Acme Packing Company - APC writers predict where the Packers will end up in the playoff rankings.

Andy Reid assured Terrell Suggs he’d be a good fit in K.C. – ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs plucked Terrell Suggs off the waiver wire on Monday despite reports that Suggs might not report to any team other than the Ravens after being dropped by the Cardinals last Friday.

Detroit brass: Lions must be playoff contender in ‘20 - NFL.com - One day after announcing the decision to retain general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia, Lions ownership penned an open letter to fans about the team’s expectations in 2020.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Allen Robinson Wasn’t Snubbed - Windy City Gridiron - Allen Robinson didn’t make the Pro Bowl. For some reason, a few people are surprised by this.

Wiltfong: Bears place Danny Trevathan on injured reserve - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have made a few roster moves today.

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 15 vs. the Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Lester breaks down the three sacks allowed by the Bears and he gets pissed off in the process.

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