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It’s Monday here in the dog days of the Season Of The Lists... list lovers, enjoy!

Wild Card Round - Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears
Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears checks to see how his team is ranking in this year’s edition of the Season Of The Lists. So far, pretty well.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Chris Simms ranks Mitch Trubisky as the 20th best QB in the NFL in his top-40 countdown - Chicago Sun-Times - Simms believes Trubisky can be a Super-Bowl winning quarterback.

Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Outside Linebacker Preview - Chicago Audible Podcast - The Chicago Audible continues its annual countdown to Chicago Bears training camp with an in-depth look at (and preview of) the team’s outside linebackers.

PFF: Chicago Bears have 5th-best roster in NFL - Bears Wire - Pro Football Focus, in a recent breakdown of all 32 NFL rosters, ranked the Bears with the fifth-best in the league.

Ranking the 32 team helmets from worst to best - Touchdown Wire - The NFL makes fashion statements from head to toe. Looking at the helmets, which teams have the best looks.

Danny Trevathan on Bears being the hunted: ‘Bring it on’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan isn’t backing down from the team’s high expectations in 2019

Hicks joins Baldinger to break down game tape - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Pro Bowl defensive tackle Akiem Hicks is featured in an entertaining and informative film session with former offensive lineman and current analyst Brian Baldinger on NFL Game Pass.

Chalk Talk: What’s best road trip of season? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the best road trip of the upcoming season, current Bears who could have played in any NFL era and the one stat that best reflects the dominance of the famed 1985 Super Bowl champions.

Findley: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky ‘big fans’ of Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, Coby White - Chicago Sun-Times - “I love all Chicago sports — I love going out and meeting these guys,” Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky said.

Cox: Bears scout describes what attracted team to undrafted tight end Dax Raymond - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears released a mini documentary on the undrafted rookie free agent.

Cox: Bears rookie WR Riley Ridley motivated by older brother, family name - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears fourth-round pick Riley Ridley knew what to expect coming into the NFL thanks to his older brother Calvin.

Pressure? David Montgomery Doesn’t Feel No Stinkin’ Pressure! - Bleacher Nation - “I don’t believe in pressure.”

Zimmerman’s Bears Banter Podcast: Mitch Trubisky Edition! - Da Bears Blog - Mitch Trubisky joins Bears Banter and talks about his domination of youth football, when he knew the NFL was a possibility, how the rookies and new free agents have looked, plus, is Matt Nagy really showing them the Parkey miss over and over? Plus, Bill Zimmerman explains why the defense won’t regress because Vic Fangio is… overrated!?!?

Eddie Jackson likes Chuck Pagano’s approach to defense - 247Sports - One of the biggest changes to the Chicago Bears happened this offseason with the departure of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. He was hired as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, leaving the Bears searching for a replacement. The Bears settled on former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano to take over that role this offseason.

Chicago Bears: 3 Vital statistics for 2019 season - NFL Spin Zone - In 2018, the Chicago Bears won the NFC North after finishing last in the division each of the previous four seasons. What are the key numbers for this team?

Bets come in on Mitch Trubisky for MVP – ProFootballTalk - If you wanted to place a long shot wager on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky winning the league MVP award this season, you’re a couple days late. MVP odds were released this week at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, and Trubisky opened at 200-1.

NFL Rookies Who Already Look Like Draft-Day Steals (Includes a Bear) - Bleacher Report - We’re in the last lull of the NFL offseason—the gap between the end of OTAs and the start of training camp. The calm before the storm, if you will...

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL records to be broken in 2019? Drew Brees, Tom Brady lurk - NFL.com - A number of records -- career and single-season -- could fall during the 2019 campaign. Jeremy Bergman puts the spotlight on nine specific marks, with Drew Brees and Michael Thomas chasing a few.

Policy on Service Academy athletes pursuing professional sports careers to be reversed - Daily Norseman - Sounds like good news for Austin Cutting

49ers K Robbie Gould Discusses Trade Demand - There doesn’t seem to be a definitive end in sight to the Robbie Gould-49ers standoff. The most recent development came earlier this month, as we learned the veteran kicker would skip the team’s mandatory minicamp as he continues to push for a trade. The 36-year-old recently clarified his trade demand to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Report: Washington State’s Jalen Thompson enters supplemental draft – ProFootballTalk - Another player has entered the 2019 NFL supplemental draft, and he’s a talented safety who has a good chance of being selected. Jalen Thompson just learned yesterday that he has lost his NCAA eligibility and will be in the supplemental draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions punter, kicker getting it done with their... arms? - Pride Of Detroit - In conclusion, we stan harder than ever before.

Minneapolis Miracle confirmed to be in Madden 20 - Daily Norseman - Would you be able to pull it off?

Joe Buck calls the Minneapolis Miracle his favorite call of all time - Daily Norseman - That’s saying quite a bit

NFC North Roster Additions: Vikings targeted depth on the offensive line - Acme Packing Company - Without much cap space, the Vikings have to hope that their draft picks are the key to improving their roster.

Detroit Lions offering unique support to youth football with ‘Touchdown in Your Town’ - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are kicking off a new, unique charitable program this year aimed and funding youth football.

Brian Robison details his transition to retirement in new YouTube series - Daily Norseman - What’s he doing now that he’s no longer in the NFL?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Which Chicago Bears player do you wish had a healthy career? - Windy City Gridiron - There’s a lot of options: Sayers, Cutler, Tommie Harris, Kevin White

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Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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