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It’s A Bears Win Den, December 6, 2019

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Mitchell Trubisky passes and runs for 4TD’s as Bears win in a game not as close as score would indicate... but injuries hit Chicago hard

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Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears scores a touchdown past Chidobe Awuzie #24 of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on December 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears roar back over .500 with big win over Cowboys - Daily Herald - Bears fans have reason to continue hoping -- if not for January football, hope that Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky and Co. have at least turned a corner.

Haugh: Bears Welcome Hope Back To Chicago - 670 The Score - The Bears authored their best performance of the season in a 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday and welcomed hope back to Chicago in doing so.

Morrissey: Hey! Look! Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky running with the football! - Chicago Sun-Times - It was as if a switch had been flipped. I don’t know if it was flipped inside the head of coach Matt Nagy. But the quarterback ran, and it made all the difference in the Bears’ victory Thursday.

Roquan Smith is out for the rest of the night with a pectoral injury - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears lose *another* defensive starter.

Kyle Long gets fired up over big run by David Montgomery vs. Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - Kyle Long is watching the Bears vs. Cowboys game like a true fan Thursday night and is fired up over David Montgomery’s hard-charging running style.

Bears ‘absolutely in’ on Mitch Trubisky moving forward - NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears are all-in on Mitch Trubisky moving forward, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Game Recap: Chicago Bears win third straight, improve to 7-6 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears rebounded from a slow start Thursday night against the Cowboys, turning a 7-0 deficit into a 24-7 lead en route to a 31-24 victory at Soldier Field.

Cowboys fall to Bears for 3rd consecutive loss, 6-7 record on season - The Cowboys lost their third straight game on Thursday night, falling to the Bears to drop to 6-7 on the season. Ken’s Note: Of course all ESPN cares about is Dallas...

Three takeaways from Bears-Cowboys game - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears found an obscure secret weapon Thursday. The tight end hadn’t caught a pass in almost two months

Bears LB Roquan Smith Leaves With Pectoral Injury - 670 The Score - The Bears are down another inside linebacker, as Roquan Smith was ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Cowboys on Thursday with a pectoral injury.

Chicago Bears-Dallas Cowboys Postgame Show: Trubisky's Historic Game and Defense Overcoming Injuries Keeps the Season Alive - ChicagoAudible.com - The Chicago Audible's postgame podcast breaks down the Bears 31-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Trubisky-Led Bears Dispatch Cowboys To Improve To 7-6 - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdowns and rushed for one in a 31-24 win win against the Cowboys, which lifted Chicago to 7-6 on the season.

Corny? Overly optimistic? Credit steady Matt Nagy for Bears making season interesting - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy never wavered, and his motivational tactics never grew annoying with his team. At every turn, he’s had his finger on the right button with his players. And now the Bears have a shot at an improbable run to the playoffs.

Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 31-24 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears (7-6) kept their playoff hopes alive against the Cowboys at Soldier Field.

Bears LB Roquan Smith left Cowboys game with pectoral injury - Chicago Sun-Times - Smith had been playing his best football of the season. He had a career-high 15 and two sacks against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Only two players in NFL history had ever done the same.

Cowboys, Jason Garrett have no answers in 31-24 loss to Bears – ProFootballTalk - The Cowboys remain in first place in the NFC East with a losing record, but they look like they're going nowhere fast after a 31-24 loss to the Bears on Thursday night. Owner Jerry Jones' fairytale officially has turned into a nightmare.

Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys final score, highlights 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky led the Bears to a 31-24 victory over the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Bears, QB Mitch Trubisky finally find their groove in 31-24 dismantling of Cowboys - Chicago Sun-Times - Someone on the Bears, at some point, had to wonder: Where in the world has this been all season?

Instant analysis of Bears’ 31-24 win over Cowboys - Bears Wire - The Bears dismantled the Cowboys 31-24 to win their third consecutive game, where QB Mitchell Trubisky found success against Dallas.

What we learned from Bears’ victory over Cowboys - NFL.com - The Chicago Bears (7-6) kept their playoff hopes in beating the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys (6-7), 31-24, on Thursday night to kick off Week 14. Here’s what we learned from Chicago’s win.

Takeaways: Mitch Trubisky shines, defense locks up in season-saving victory over Dallas Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - Ruminations from a night that will see the city of Chicago dreaming of a playoff berth.

Bears 31, Cowboys 24: Whose arrows are up and down after Bears beat Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - Don’t look now, but the Bears … might be good?

America’s Team, My Butt: Bears 31, Cowboys 24 - Bleacher Nation - HOW ‘BOUT DEM COWBOYS BEARS!? If you were wondering how Mitch Trubisky would fare against a defense that ranked eighth in scoring, total yardage, and passing

POLISH SAUSAGE

11 veteran NFL quarterbacks who could be available in 2020, ranked - SBNation.com - Where will Teddy Bridgewater end up? Marcus Mariota? ... and maybe Cam Newton?

Report: DeShone Kizer jumps Mike Glennon on Raiders depth chart – ProFootballTalk - The Raiders acquired DeShone Kizer off of waivers at the start of September and he’s spent the last few months on the third rung of the team’s quarterback depth chart. Kizer is reportedly moving up a spot as the season winds down. Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com reports that Kizer is now the No. 2 QB.

Tua Tagovailoa could be swayed by what he hears from teams – ProFootballTalk - Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa still hasn’t made up his mind about declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft, but he admitted he’d have to consider it if he was going to be chosen in the top half of the first round.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

There aren’t five winners and five losers from the Cowboys loss in Chicago... they are all losers - Blogging The Boys - Cowboys can’t right their season.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Thursday injury report: So much for the defensive line health - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ defensive line health lasted an entire day.

Detroit Lions fans are flatlining - Pride Of Detroit - Give me two CC’s of Chase Young, STAT!

Back injury not affecting Matthew Stafford’s long-term commitment to football - Pride Of Detroit - Stafford isn’t hearing any early retirement talk.

APC Week 14 NFL Picks: Saints will maintain lead over Packers for #2 seed in NFC - Acme Packing Company - The biggest matchup in the conference won’t provide the Packers with help, if APC’s picks pan out.

Dallas Cowboys continue to prove they are a terrible team in 31-24 loss to Bears - Blogging The Boys - Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse . . .

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Mitchell Trubisky wins FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 13 - Windy City Gridiron - This marks the second time the Bears quarterback has won the award.

Infante: Bears lay the hammer down in prime time, beat Cowboys 31-24 - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago picks up their third straight win in the form of an impressive Thursday night performance.

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