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Sweetness proved that he could do it, but can the 2019 Chicago Bears take flight over the Dallas Cowboys.

Walter Payton Leaps over Players to Score Touchdown
Walter Payton could fly... Cowboys couldn’t

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Best Bets To Make In Bears-Cowboys Game - 670 The Score - The Bears have only covered the spread in three of their 12 games this season. So what should you wager on when they host the Cowboys this Thursday?

Can The Bears Still Make The Playoffs? Let’s Pretend! - 670 The Score - The Bears hold a 3% chance to make the playoffs ... for now. But with four games left in the regular season, there’s still the chance to dream for a miraculous run.

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Cowboys - 670 The Score - Kickoff between the Bears and Cowboys is set for 7:20 p.m. Thursday from Soldier Field. Here are the prediction from our 670 The Score crew.

Bears CB Prince Amukamara Doubtful Against Cowboys - 670 The Score - After suffering a hamstring injury last week, Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara is listed as doubtful to play against the Cowboys on Thursday. Kevin Toliver would likely start in his place.

Readying For Cowboys, Bears Still In The Playoff Hunt - 670 The Score - At 6-6, the Bears are in NFL purgatory with four games left in the regular season. Their playoff hopes are alive but bleak, pegged at 3 percent entering a matchup against the Cowboys on Thursday.

Bears injury report: Prince Amukamara doubtful for Cowboys game - NBC Sports Chicago - Defensive back Prince Amukamara is doubtful to play against the Cowboys after being out of practice all week with a hamstring injury.

Bears sending former players their game-used jerseys - ChicagoBears.com - In celebration of the club’s 100th season, the Bears have been surprising retired players by gifting them jerseys that they wore during their time with the team.

Injury Update: Prince Amukamara doubtful with hamstring - ChicagoBears.com - Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara has been listed as doubtful for Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field due to a hamstring injury.

4 things to watch in Bears-Cowboys game - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four storylines to monitor Thursday night at Soldier Field, including whether the Bears defense can slow down an explosive Cowboys offense that ranks No. 1 in the NFL.

Bears to honor Cara through Community All-Pro Initiative - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears100 Community All-Pro Initiative continues Thursday night, giving $100,000 to Cara.

Chicago Bears comic strip - Week 14 2019 vs. Dallas Cowboys - ChicagoBears.com - This season, follow along as we continue the story of the Monsters of the Midway defending Chicago from a weekly nemesis drawn from the 2019 schedule.

Khalil Mack looks forward to challenge against Cowboys - ChicagoBears.com - Linebacker Khalil Mack spoke Tuesday about finishing the season strong and a pivotal matchup against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night.

Chicago Bears taking part in ‘My Cause My Cleats’ - ChicagoBears.com - Bears coach Matt Nagy and more than 20 players will participate in the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative, which provides them a platform to share stories about the charitable causes that are most important to them.

Chalk Talk: Who is longest tenured player on Bears? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the longest tenured player on the Bears’ 53-man roster, why receiver Anthony Miller is getting more targets and if there’s been a recent update on injured linebacker Danny Trevathan.

Week 14: Cowboys at Bears Game Preview & Poem - Da Bears Blog - After struggling to contain Kenny Golladay a week ago, the Bears could have faced a similar issue with Amari Cooper. But the Cowboys’ best receiver didn’t finish their game on Thanksgiving and, while an MRI revealed no structural damage, he won’t be at full strength should he play.

Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara doubtful for Dallas Cowboys game - Chicago Tribune - Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara is doubtful for Thursday’s game against the Cowboys at Soldier Field with a hamstring injury.

Chicago Bears: 3 keys against the Dallas Cowboys - Chicago Tribune - The Cowboys are likely to put heat on Mitch Trubisky and the Bears offense Thursday night. Do the Bears have the answer?

Brad Biggs: It is time for the Bears defense to shine - Chicago Tribune - If the Bears are going to challenge for a playoff spot, their stout defense is going to have to play even better than it has all year, Brad Biggs writes.

Zeglinski: Where there’s a Hicks, there’s a way – The Rock River Times - The interior destructive auteur and 2018 Pro Bowler returned to practice this week.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Dallas Cowboys (Week 14) - Chicago Audible Podcast - A preview podcast of the Chicago Bears Week 14 Thursday Night matchup against the (6-6) Dallas Cowboys.

Bears Tight Ends Have Final Games to Prove Themselves - Chicago Audible Blog - With Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen on IR, this has given the backup tight ends the opportunity to show that they can be viable options moving forward.

Three keys and prediction: Bears vs. Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - We break down three keys and predictions for the Bears Week 14 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys, rest of schedule confront Mitch Trubisky with top defenses, a career shortcoming so far - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky hasn’t had a good track record against top 10 defenses in his career. With a tough remaining schedule, Trubisky will have to change that.

Bears’ remaining schedule makes fight for playoffs even more challenging - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have the NFL’s most difficult schedule over the final four games of the 2019 regular season.

Bear PAWS: Plenty at stake for Bears and Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears and Cowboys are alike in unusual ways, but both are fighting for their playoff lives on Thursday.

Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys: Can Mitch Trubisky stay under control in chaos? - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears quarterback played one of his best games of the season against the Damon Harrison-less Lions. Now he faces a tougher test to get smart vs. the Cowboys and their menacing defensive front.

Chicago Bears rule out 4 starters, list CB Prince Amukamara as doubtful vs. Dallas Cowboys - Chicago Sun-Times - Cornerback Prince Amukamara, who reported his injured hamstring to the Bears immediately after the Thanksgiving game against the Lions, was ruled doubtful on Wednesday.

Chicago Bears-Dallas Cowboys coronation now reeks of desperation - Chicago Sun-Times - Like the Bears, the Cowboys are 6-6. Both teams have won three games since the end of September. The Bears have beaten one team with a current winning record —the Cowboys zero. That’s not exactly the matchup the NFL envisioned when it scheduled Thursday night’s game at Soldier Field.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs’ Bears mailbag this week has questions about rookie tight end Jesper Horsted, Mitch Trubisky’s play against man defenses and whether Bears players have improved this season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Colts claim Chase McLaughlin off waivers, giving them a second kicker – ProFootballTalk - Adam Vinatieri remains the Colts’ kicker but for how long? The Colts added insurance behind Vinatieri, claiming Chase McLaughlin off waivers from the 49ers. Indianapolis waived tight end Matt Lengel in a corresponding move.

Sean McVay attributes increased Todd Gurley usage to “me not being an idiot” – ProFootballTalk - The Rams had been careful with running back Todd Gurley for much of the season. In recent weeks, they’ve used him more extensively. So what’s the reason for the heavier workload? “Me not being an idiot,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Wednesday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is “better now than I’ve ever been” – ProFootballTalk - Ryan Fitzpatrick recently turned 37. This is the ninth season the Dolphins quarterback has started nine or more games in a season. Fitzpatrick insists he has never felt better . . . or played better.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 14 injury report: Matthew Stafford sits, D-Line is finally healthy - Pride Of Detroit - It’s probably too little, too late, but Detroit’s defensive line could be full health for the first time all season.

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson returning to practice - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions RB will be at practice Wednesday, but won’t be eligible to play until Week 16.

APC Podcast, 12/4: Where are you on the “fire Mike Pettine” spectrum? - Acme Packing Company - We break down the win over the Giants and explore the recent uptick in anti-Pettine sentiment among some Packers fans.

Unbelievable! - Down But Not Out - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ disappointing loss to the Seahawks.

Adam Thielen’s hamstring seems to be regressing, again – ProFootballTalk - Last week, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen was participating in practice and possibly on track to play on Monday night. Then, on Sunday, he abruptly was ruled out for Monday night’s game in Seattle.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: Fishbain - Mitch Trubisky’s play has improved, but he still has much to prove. - Windy City Gridiron - Kevin Fishbain joined the Bears Banter Podcast and discussed Mitchell Trubisky’s play the last few weeks.

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Cowboys Injury Report: Amukamara Doubtful, 4 others out - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full and official injury report for the Bears and Cowboys on TNF.

Householder & Berckes’ Best Bets: Chicago Bears-Dallas Cowboys, total, survivor picks and more - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears and Cowboys play their second straight Thursday game, but it isn’t a short week for either team

Householder’s Week 14 Game Preview: Chicago Bears-Dallas Cowboys - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears return to Soldier Field riding a two-game win streak but the Cowboys still have playoff hopes, despite a two straight losses.

Cowboys @ Bears: “I have a hard time seeing how Mitchell Trubisky is under center in September of 2020” - Blogging The Boys - An expert on the Bears shares his knowledge.

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