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Injury fallout has started to settle over Chicago as reports emerge following Thursday night’s thumping of Dallas

Who kept Denmaster Ken company for a couple of hours at Armadillon Audio in Quincy, Il while the Denmobile got a new sound system? This guy.

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Nagy: Trubisky’s confidence is infectious - ESPN Video - Bears head coach Matt Nagy explains how Mitchell Trubisky’s confidence is spreading to the rest of the team over the past few weeks.

Bears’ Revamped Offense Finding Its Form - 670 The Score - Winners of three straight games, Matt Nagy and the Bears believe they’re establishing an offensive identity.

Bears Still Evaluating Roquan Smith’s Pectoral Injury - 670 The Score - Second-year Bears linebacker Smith suffered a pectoral injury on the opening drive of a win Thursday and while the team is still evaluating his status, it “doesn’t look good,” coach Matt Nagy said.

Emma: Bears-Cowboys Observations - 670 The Score - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is playing with confidence as the Bears play to his strengths on offense, and that has helped lead them to three straight wins.

5@5: Bears Still Have Some Hope - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday. On Friday, they discussed who the best performer on the Bears defense was and who was the unsung hero in the win against the Cowboys.

Cowboys vs. Bears - Game Recap - December 5, 2019 - ESPN - Get a recap of the Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears football game.

As Mitch Trubisky goes, so do the Bears. Right now, that looks like a good thing. - NBC Sports Chicago - Trubisky's looked like a totally different guy the last couple weeks. The Bears knew this was coming.

Under Center Podcast: Trubisky shines in big win over Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - Laurence Holmes is joined by the Football Aftershow crew of Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, Alex Brown, and Olin Kreutz to break down the Bears' huge win over the Cowboys

The Bears are embracing an underdog mentality as playoff push continues - NBC Sports Chicago - These aren't the 2018 Bears, from the on-field product to the off-field attitude. As far as Matt Nagy is concerned... Good.

Chalk Talk: What’s most rushing yards by a Bears QB? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the most rushing yards in a game by a Bears quarterback, the last time the Bears won a game without forcing a turnover and who compares to Cordarrelle Patterson on special teams.

3 things that stood out in Week 14 win - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood in the Bears’ 31-24 win over the Cowboys, including reserve linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis stepping in and stepping up in place of injured starter Roquan Smith.

Inside Slant: Mitchell Trubisky once again overcomes adversity - ChicagoBears.com - For the second straight week, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky rebounded from an interception to lead the Bears to a crucial victory with an impressive performance.

Postgame Perspective: Mitchell Trubisky sparks power surge on offense - ChicagoBears.com - Another impressive performance by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky fueled an offensive explosion Thursday night that carried the Bears to a 31-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field.

Quick hits: Robinson and Miller find end zone, big night for tight ends - ChicagoBears.com - Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller scored touchdowns in Thursday night’s win over the Cowboys. The Bears got production out of their tight ends. And Kevin Pierre-Louis stepped in and stepped up.

Matt Nagy Is Back … And He's Bringing Mitch Trubisky with Him - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky was the star of the show last night, to be sure. And after posting back-to-back games with passer ratings north of 110, three touchdowns, and 70

Trubisky, or the Possibility of Redemption in this Crazy, Crazy World - Da Bears Blog - Mitch Trubisky was the Black Knight. With his arms cut from his body, he turned to a Pythonian King Arthur and declared it “just a flesh wound”. We, the fans and media alike, reacted like Arthur does moments later in the immortal Holy Grail: “You’re a loony”.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 31-24 win - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Bears won their third straight game, defeating the Cowboys 31-24 Thursday night at Soldier Field.

Chicago Bears overcome adversity, stay in playoff contention - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy expressed pride in the Bears overcoming their midseason slump to win four of their last five games.

Chicago Bears’ win over Dallas was a hit nationally - Chicago Tribune - Between Fox-32 and NFL Network, the Bears' 31-24 “Thursday Night Football” victory averaged a 26.5 household rating in the Chicago television market.

Chicago Bears winners and losers from Week 14 - Chicago Tribune - "Does America like our casual look?” Joe Buck said to Troy Aikman after calling the Bears’ victory over the Cowboys.

Column: Where have these Chicago Bears been all year? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are peaking in December. It's probably too late to save their season, but the Bears will take it anyway.

Under the Microscope: Kevin Pierre-Louis the Unexpected Hero Against Dallas - Chicago Audible Blog - When starting linebacker Roquan Smith left Thursday's contest with an injury, veteran LB Kevin Pierre-Louis stepped up, and the defense didn't miss a beat.

Bears grades: High marks for Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy, and Khalil Mack - NBC Sports Chicago - It was a big day for the offense, it's always a big day for Khalil Mack, and Matt Nagy got his swagger back.

The Bears still face long playoff odds, but they're clicking at just the right time - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears may have dug themselves too deep, but at least for a week, hope feels legitimate.

Eddy Piñeiro is quietly finding his form again, a sign he's cut out for this - NBC Sports Chicago - The kicker looks to be free of his midseason slump, but how much trust he's won back remains to be seen.

Bears LB Roquan Smith feared to have torn pec muscle - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is feared to have suffered a torn pec.

Bears’ Roquan Smith feared to have torn his pec in win - NFL.com - Chicago Bears star linebacker Roquan Smith is feared to have suffered a torn pectoral in Thursday’s Week 14 win over the Dallas Cowboys, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Chicago Bears film review: Breaking down QB Mitch Trubisky’s runs in win vs. the Dallas Cowboys - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at four Bears offensive plays from Thursday night’s sudden scoring explosion — and what worked in the 31-24 win against the Cowboys.

Chicago Bears ‘Halas Intrigue’ podcast: A Bears offensive explosion - Chicago Sun-Times - Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash look at the Bears’ suddenly spry offense.

Chicago Bears-Dallas Cowboys game pulls in 18.8 million viewers - Chicago Sun-Times - The game from Soldier Field bettered this season’s NFL Thursday night average of 15.7 million viewers.

Morrissey: Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky will be starting QB in 2020. Should he? - Chicago Sun-Times - The team will bring in lesser competition, and when the dust settles, Trubisky will still be standing.

Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys final score: Breaking down Week 14 win - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears keep slim postseason hopes alive with a 31-24 victory over Cowboys on “Thursday Night Football.”

Bears find another hero, but lose Roquan Smith - Chicago Sun-Times - Veteran back-up Kevin Pierre-Louis’ stellar performance in emergency role sparks the defense, but Roquan’s pectoral injury could end his season. “It doesn’t look real good for him,” coach Matt Nagy said.

Chicago Bears hope to have CB Prince Amukamara back for Green Bay Packers game - Chicago Sun-Times - A notebook from the Bears’ 31-24 win over the Cowboys, covering Amukamara, the defense’s rough start and Trubisky.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Week 14 bold predictions: Chiefs torch Pats’ pass defense; Redskins stun Pack - NFL.com - Can Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs get revenge on the Patriots in their AFC title game rematch? Is Dwayne Haskins about to make a major statement at Lambeau? NFL Network analysts supply their bold predictions for Week 14.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Jerry Jones swears on the air, gets dumped from live radio interview – ProFootballTalk - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never been known for his filter, but he was particularly unfiltered in a radio interview this morning. As Jones talked about all the ways he’s disappointed in his 6-7 team, he was heard muttering, “bulls--t,” before the confused hosts on 105.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings preview, prediction: On Paper - Pride Of Detroit - We break down the Lions’ Week 14 matchup against their division rivals.

The Detroit Lions should attack Xavier Rhodes early and often - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings game preview and prediction.

Lions notes: Darius Slay recalls all 19 career interceptions - Pride Of Detroit - No surprise, but he remembers almost every single one.

Unbelievable! - Lion ‘Em Up & Knock ‘Em Down - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ impending matchup with the Lions.

Lack of consistent touches after breakthrough games may define Aaron Jones’ Packers career - Acme Packing Company - The third-year pro has struggled to be utilized to full capacity, especially in games following significant offensive output.

The Cowboys seem as confused as everybody else as to why they stink right now - Blogging The Boys - Is there any way to rescue the Cowboys?

Grading the Cowboys costly 31-24 defeat to the Bears - Blogging The Boys - Dallas came up short again and are putting their season in peril.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Report - Bears believe Roquan Smith tore his pec - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will know more about Roquan Smith’s pec injury in the next few days, but it doesn’t sound very good for the second year pro.

Wiltfong: Bears bounce back after slow start to dismantle Dallas - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives his thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 31-24 smackdown of the Dallas Cowboys.

Curl: Hot Biscuits and smoked Cowboy for breakfast - game notes from a decisive victory - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears dropped a 30 Biscuit on the Cowboys last night and I woke up pinching myself.

Schmitz' BWM: Chicago Bears blast Dallas Cowboys after big night from Mr. Biscuit - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on Dan DeYoung of From the Sidelines to talk through the Chicago Bears’ demolition of the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

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