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Mack gets top billing, Jackson & Fuller get praised as the Season of the Lists rolls on...

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox - Game Two
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Khalil Mack one of four players in Madden 20 with 99 rating - NBC Sports Chicago - Khalil Mack is one of four players to earn a perfect 99 rating in the upcoming Madden 20 video game.

Chamberlain: Logic and history dictate continued advancement for Mitchell Trubisky - Bearmaven - Matt Nagy's success with Alex Smith, other Andy Reid disciples' records point to bigger things for Mitchell Trubisky.

Chicago Bears’ triplets rank 23rd in NFL entering 2019 season - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' trio of offensive skill players ranked among the NFL's worst in a recent ranking by NFL.com

Bears crushed Patriots to cap magical ’85 season - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears battered the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX at the Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 26, 1986, culminating one of the most dominant seasons in NFL history.

Zimmerman Podcast: Eddie Jackson Joins Bill! - Da Bears Blog - With special thanks to Gatorade, Eddie Jackson joins the podcast. In a great interview, Eddie discusses changing from Vic Fangio to Chuck Pagano, how they are gunning for the ’85 Bears, the rookie he’s most impressed with so far, and just how close was he to playing against the Eagles?

Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller named among top 10 at their positions - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears are lucky to have one of the best defensive units in all of football. CBS Sports recently ranked such positions as edge-rusher and defensive line and both Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks made their respective lists. Mack was placed as the second-best pass-rusher with Hicks in the fifth spot along the defensive line. Bears free safety Eddie Jackson and cornerback Kyle Fuller now know where they stand in the NFL.

Arkush: Can Trubisky take the next step? - Daily Herald - Three burning questions that need answers from quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the Bears’ quarterback room.

Zeglinski: Bears need to embrace the special flow – The Rock River Times - Since football’s inception in the late 19th century, it’s core plays have always come on special teams. Since the western game became an evolution of what those across either pond called “rugby” and “soccer”, it’s the third phase that has always been quietly prominent

Vanzuiden: Five Chicago Bears Bold Predictions for 2019 - Chicago Audible Blog - With the football right around the corner, here are five bold predictions for the Chicago Bears 2019 season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Hue Jackson wants another head coaching opportunity – ProFootballTalk - Hue Jackson doesn’t have a job, the first time in 32 years he has a fall with nothing to do. He hopes it’s a one-year hiatus. Despite going 8-8 in one season as the head coach of the Raiders and 3-36-1 in 2 1/2 seasons in Cleveland, Jackson wants another chance.

Richard Seymour wins $59,295 at World Series of Poker – ProFootballTalk - Former NFL defensive lineman Richard Seymour turned in a solid showing at the World Series of Poker. Seymour was eliminated last night, but not before earning $59,295 for finishing 131st in the event. Seymour has now made $638,293 in his professional poker career.

2019 NFL season: Finding homes for top remaining free agents - NFL.com - Could Jay Ajayi make a difference for the Colts? Should Eric Berry reunite with John Dorsey in Cleveland? Gil Brandt finds the best team fits for the top remaining free agents.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2019 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North offensive lines - Pride Of Detroit - One thing is for sure: The Vikings are dead last.

Daily Norseman talks about the 2019 season with Bears Talk Underground - Daily Norseman - Almost as much of a tradition as the Vikings hosting the Bears in Week 17

Packers 2019 roster predictions: Jimmy Graham again headlines TEs - Acme Packing Company - Jimmy Graham should see most of the work among the Packers tight ends in 2019.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: 2020 NFL draft - Way-too-early preview of potential Bears needs and targets - Windy City Gridiron - The 2020 draft is roughly nine months away, but here’s an early preview to identify some names to watch in the upcoming college football season.

Wiltfong: What are the odds Matt Nagy wins 2019 Coach of the Year? - Windy City Gridiron - The odds may be slim that Matt Nagy can repeat as NFL Coach of the Year, but he still should at least get some odds, shouldn’t he?

Wiltfong’s 10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #8 Who will emerge as the nickelback? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 11th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. Coming in at number 8 is the slot corner position.

Infante: Khalil Mack gets 99 overall rating in Madden 20 - Windy City Gridiron - The All-Pro is one of just four players to earn the game’s highest rating this year.

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