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The Bear’s Den, December 23, 2019

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And now here we are, the final week of the 2019 season for the Chicago Bears... not what we wanted, but it is what it is

Kansas City Chiefs v Chicago Bears
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs is sacked by outside linebacker Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears in the first quarter of the game at Soldier Field on December 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Ken’s Note: How about my favorite song done by a Kansas City band to honor the end of Chiefs week? I think so.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears notes: Injuries, wardrobe malfunctions and the return of Soulja Boy to Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at a busy night for the Bears against the Chiefs in their final home game.

Bears offense goes thud in a 26-3 loss to the Chiefs - Chicago Tribune - The Bears offense struggled mightily the entire game in a 26-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field on Sunday. The Bears (7-8) will end the season next week against the Vikings in Minneapolis.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes brutally trolls the Bears with touchdown celebration - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears fans don't need to be reminded they missed out on Patrick Mahomes, but the Chiefs' QB rubbed their noses in it.

Ryan Pace says Week 16 focus is on Bears as a whole, not Trubisky vs. Mahomes - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears GM Ryan Pace isn't paying much attention to the Mitch Trubisky vs. Patrick Mahomes battle in Week 16.

Chiefs kicker brings back bad Bears memories with double-doink, Twitter explodes - NBC Sports Chicago - There's no escaping the double doink, Chicago.

Sunday Night Football: Bears fan trolls team with Patrick Mahomes jersey - NBC Sports Chicago - At least one Bears fan had a little fun with the Trubisky-Mahomes showdown on Sunday night.

Matt Forte on NFL All-Decade Team: 'I gotta be on there' - NBC Sports Chicago - Former Bears running back Matt Forte made his case for inclusion on the NFL's All-Decade Team.

Finally, a double-doink goes the Bears’ way - Bears Wire - For once, the Bears were on the right side of a double-doink -- this one by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker.

Bears' Eddie Goldman Enters Concussion Protocol - 670 The Score - Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman entered the concussion protocol after leaving in the first quarter against the Chiefs on Sunday night.

Chiefs ease past overmatched, out-classed Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s tough to separate effort from skill level, but the disparity between the Bears and Chiefs was massive in both categories.

Patrick Mahomes trolls Bears for bypassing him in 2017 draft, drubs them 26-3 - Chicago Sun-Times - Mahomes made his point on and off the field. Meanwhile, Mitch Trubisky didn’t crack 100 yards passing until midway through the fourth quarter,

Bears-Chiefs final score, highlights for ‘Sunday Night Football’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears got crushed 26-3 on “Sunday Night Football.”

POLISH SAUSAGE

Raiders to consider moving on from Derek Carr and targeting a quarterback with more upside in 2020 - CBSSports.com - Despite a solid relationship, Carr and Raiders coach Jon Gruden could be headed for a split in 2020

Bengals lock up No. 1 overall pick with 14th loss - NFL.com - With their latest defeat to the Dolphins, the one-win Bengals have clinched having the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in April in Las Vegas.

Ravens clinch AFC home-field advantage with win - NFL.com - Going forward, the AFC goes through Baltimore. Extending their franchise record with an 11th consecutive win, the Ravens clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed for the first time as they defeated the Browns on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson passes Payton for 4th in rushing TDs - NFL.com - Washington running back Adrian Peterson passed Walter Payton for fourth all-time in rushing touchdowns on Sunday afternoon after scoring a one-yard TD in the fourth quarter against the Giants.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2020 NFL Draft order: Detroit Lions hold 3rd pick, won’t pick lower than 5 - Pride Of Detroit - Unless Detroit pulls off a big upset in Week 17, they’ll have their first top-three pick since 2010.

Recap: Detroit Lions blow lead vs. Broncos, but rise up draft order - Pride Of Detroit - Live updates as the Lions take on the Broncos.

3 takeaways from the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Denver Broncos - Pride Of Detroit - Here’s what we learned in Week 16.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Bears offense falls short of low expectations in 26 3 home loss to Kansas City Chiefs - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears defense is still playing like these final games matter; the offense didn’t get the memo.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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