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The Bear’s Den, August 25, 2019

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Some good things, some bad things, some progress made, some ground lost and one really, really big non-Bears surprise

Chicago Bears v Indianapolis Colts
Abdullah Anderson #76 of the Chicago Bears sacks Chad Kelly #6 of the Indianapolis Colts during the preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

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

BEARRRSSSS

NFL Take Notice: Nagy Resting Starters in the Preseason is the Right Call - Chicago Audible Blog - The legitimacy of a four-game NFL Preseason has long been questioned, and it’s become more scrutinized than ever over the last week.

Bears 27, Colts 17: Immediate reactions from the Bears win over Indianapolis - NBC Sports Chicago - A road win!

Eddy Pineiro nails 58-yard field goal in Bears preseason game vs. Colts - NBC Sports Chicago - Eddy Pineiro nails 58-yard field goal in Bears preseason game vs. Colts

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck set to retire after preseason game versus Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - After missing the entire 2017 season due to injury, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck set to retire after preseason game versus Bears

No Bears or Colts starters? No problem. NFL has an alternative revenue stream in waiting - NBC Sports Chicago - John Moon Mullin discusses Bears preseason.

Rapid Rundown: Bears rally to beat Colts - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears held 28 key players out of Saturday night’s preseason game in Indianapolis. But their reserves delivered an inspired performance in a 27-17 comeback win over the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Watch Deon Bush rip the ball out of Hale Hentges’ hands and score a 91-yard touchdown - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears’ defense continues to force turnovers.

Emma: Observations From Bears-Colts - 670 The Score - Ryan Nall and Eddy Pineiro were two of the Bears who impressed Saturday.

Deon Bush’s 91-yard interception return helps restore Bears’ dangerous defense - Chicago Sun-Times - The play marked Deon Bush’s second interception of the preseason — and reassurance that the Bears have plenty of depth at the safety position.

Three key takeaways from Bears’ third preseason game against Colts - Chicago Sun-Times - Two players who needed a boost came through with big games, and one who’d been rolling hit a skid.

Bears’ Eddy Pineiro makes 58-yard field goal - Chicago Sun-Times - In his first game as the Bears’ sole kicker — the team cut Elliott Fry six days earlier — Eddy Pineiro drove the long kick through the uprights with a few yards to spare.

Bears sit 28 players against Colts - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy was true to his word Saturday: He sat out most of his important players, including every starter on both sides of the ball, against the Colts.

On ‘thin ice,’ Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro tries not to fall through in preseason game against the Colts — and he nails a 58-yard field goal - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are running low on time to figure out who their kicker is going to be for the regular season. But they also want to be fair with their patience with Eddy Pineiro. So what happened Saturday night against the Colts?

Chicago Bears-Indianapolis Colts Postgame Show: Defense Continues Its Takeaways as Eddy Pineiro Gets a Confidence Boost - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, The Chicago Audible crew break down all of the action that unfolded Saturday night between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Lamar Miller carted off after taking hit to leg – ProFootballTalk - Texans running back Lamar Miller was carted off the field after taking a helmet to his left knee. On the Texans’ second play from scrimmage, Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins’ helmet hit Miller squarely in the knee. Miller landed awkwardly.

Colts will turn to Jacoby Brissett after Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement – ProFootballTalk - No NFL team has ever had the rug pulled out from under it the way the Colts have tonight, when news broke that franchise quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring, less than two weeks before the start of the season. Teams have lost their starting quarterbacks before.

What we learned from Saturday’s preseason games - NFL.com - Game 1 is in the books! The Minnesota Vikings topped the Arizona Cardinals in a game that saw the return of Dalvin Cook and an intriguing quarterback duel between Kyler Murray and Kirk Cousins.

With Vinatieri back, Colts’ Hedlund in the background - Chicago Sun-Times - Undrafted free agent kicker misses chance to show Bears what he can do

Andrew Luck: Retiring “the hardest decision of my life” – ProFootballTalk - Moments after being booed by some Colts fans, Andrew Luck talked about how difficult it was to leave them. After news of his shock retirement broke, Luck spoke moments after the Colts preseason game he watched from the sidelines.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions injury update: Jarrad Davis, Frank Ragnow injuries not season ending - Pride Of Detroit - More good injury news for the Detroit Lions.

Stock Market Report: Cardinals - Daily Norseman - Another preseason win, but. . .

How should Packers respond to each of the major injuries suffered in Winnipeg? - Acme Packing Company - Each of the four big injuries impact the roster in different levels of severity.

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Curl: Chicago Bears devour Indianapolis Colts with multiple defensive touchdowns in “dress rehearsal” third preseason game in 27 to 17 win - Windy City Gridiron
Chuck Pagano unleashes his new voracious defense on former team and there was “neigh” they could do about it.

Chicago Bears Superlative Predictions for 2019: Who will be the comeback kid? - Windy City Gridiron
In this seven-part, sensational, superlative series, we’re giving our picks for the 2019 Chicago Bears. Next up is our prediction for Comeback Kid!

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