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The Bear’s Den, September 17, 2019

Today we break down the break downs of the Bears game two offensive breakdown. You down?

NFL: Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws under pressure from Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High.
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The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz (9/15/19): Full Bears vs. Broncos Postgame Reaction - WGN Radio - Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman break down the Bears’ dramatic 16-14 win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon. The guys assess Mitchell Trubisky’s performance as well as the special teams unit being able to come out and put on a show.

Inside Slant: Bears winning drive credited to Saints thriller - - The Bears took special interest in the New Orleans Saints’ last-second, game-winning drive in Week 1. That focus paid off big when faced with a nearly identical situation Sunday against the Broncos.

Postgame perspective: Bears rally for ‘crazy’ win - - Eddy Piñeiro’s 53-yard field goal as time expired turned what would have been a crushing loss for the Bears into a thrilling 16-14 victory over the Broncos Sunday in Denver.

Stephen A. gets fired up when Marshall finally admits Cutler was bad - ESPN Video - Brandon Marshall concedes that his former teammate Jay Cutler was a poor quarterback because he lacked leadership.

Emma: Observations From Bears-Broncos - 670 The Score - Matt Nagy’s altered offense said plenty about Mitchell Trubisky in the Bears’ close 16-14 win against the Broncos on Sunday.

5@5: Was Bears’ Win Lucky? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears’ Crazy Win Marked By Team Resolve - 670 The Score - The Bears accepted the challenge of Matt Nagy and found a way to win by squeaking out a 16-14 road win against the Broncos.

Talarico: Five Takeaways from the Bears Win Over the Broncos - Chicago Audible Blog - The Chicago Bears almost squandered the game, but then, they didn't. Here are five takeaways from the Bears' first win of the season.

Bears still figuring out 'what our identity is' remains main concern coming out of win over Broncos - NBC Sports Chicago - At the root of the Bears' offensive identity problem arguably is the mesh between Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

After a night of questionable calls, the Bears are still looking for clarity on roughing calls - NBC Sports Chicago - What is – to borrow Matt Nagy's phrase – the exact right amount of 'extra oomph'?

Matt Nagy doesn't expect Bears DT Bilal Nichols to land on IR with wrist injury - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears defensive tackle Bilal Nichols exited Sunday's game against the Broncos with a hand/wrist injury, but will avoid going on IR.

After months of 'crap,' Eddy Pineiro emphatically answers the Bears' kicking question - NBC Sports Chicago - With a grin on his face Eddy Pineiro answered a question from a reporter: So, do the Bears have a kicker? “I think they do, yeah,” he said, as that grin grew ear to ear.

Under Center Podcast: Bears win as Eddy Pineiro bursts onto the NFL scene - NBC Sports Chicago - The Football Aftershow crew break down Sunday's Bears victory and debate whether the team can be a legitimate Super Bowl contender playing like this.

Drew Brees injury: Bears likely to face Saints without Brees in Week 7 - NBC Sports Chicago - Saints quarterback Drew Brees suffered a torn ligament in his throwing thumb against the Rams on Sunday.

Vic Fangio Disagrees With Timeout Bears Were Given in Victory Over Broncos - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears escaped Denver with a last-second win over the Broncos on Sunday, but should that last second have been on the clock in the first place?

Bears make the grade even with a struggling passing game - Bearmaven - Tight ends caught a few passes, but by and large passing game struggled.

Hoge: Saved By The Kicker — Bears Get An Ugly, Yet Validating Win For Matt Nagy - WGN Radio - While most of us were focused on the Broncos-Raiders matchup during last week’s Monday Night Football doubleheader, it turned out that a sequence from the earlier Saints-Texans game ended up having the biggest impact on the Bears’ improbable 16-14 win over the Broncos Sunday.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 11: Bears win 16-14 after an insane final minute against the Broncos - Chicago Sun-Times - Get a glimpse of what it was like in the locker room after the Bears’ incredible win.

Eddy Pineiro makes Bears a walk-off winner after ‘practicing my whole life for this’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Having faced months of questions about their kicker situation — the Bears cut Cody Parkey after his playoff double-doink, held a nine-player kicker derby in rookie minicamp and traded for Pineiro the next day — the Bears finally found some finality. And a win.

Run-heavy Bears lean on rookie David Montgomery - Chicago Sun-Times - One week after the Bears handed the ball off only 15 times, they ran 29 times for 153 yards. After having six carries in the opener, Montgomery had 18 for 62 yards against the Broncos.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears’ 16-14 win over the Broncos in Week 2 - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied for a 16-14 victory over the Denver Broncos on the final play in Week 2 at Empower Field at Mile High.

Buster Skrine was afraid he had lost the game for the Bears. ‘Thank God for Eddy, my guardian angel.’ - Chicago Tribune - The Broncos' late drive resulted in just the second touchdown the Bears defense has allowed in two games. But it left the offense and special teams units in the pick-me-up roles late Sunday.

4 things we learned about the Bears on Monday at Halas Hall, including updates on Trey Burton’s and Bilal Nichols’ health - Chicago Tribune - Trey Burton will need “a little bit of time” after his groin injuries to get back to the volume of work he had last year, Bears coach Matt Nagy said.

Bears-Broncos game on Fox averages a 26.6 household rating in the Chicago market - Chicago Tribune - Dick Stockton’s Bears-Broncos call with Mark Schlereth on FOX-32 averaged almost 865,000 Chicago-area TV homes.

The Bears’ Week 2 win was crazy. The Bear Download podcast breaks down the final 9 seconds in Denver — and much more. - Chicago Tribune - The Bear Download podcast, from the 25-yard line at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, recap those 9 crazy seconds that was the ending of the Bears’ Week 2 win.

'The longest second’: Your 3-word reviews of the Bears’ 16-14 victory against the Broncos in Week 2 - Chicago Tribune - Read the best three-word reviews from Twitter off the Bears’ wild 16-14 victory against the Broncos on Sunday in Denver.

Bears Week 2 winners and losers: Matt Nagy’s postgame speech, Dick Stockton, Eddy Pineiro, cowboy hats and more - Chicago Tribune - Dick Stockton didn't have a great day, but he didn't say "Broncos win" after they took a late lead. That's just one of the Bears' Week 2 winners and losers.

Morrissey: For Bears to make the playoffs, a running Mitch Trubisky is necessary - Chicago Sun-Times - Assuming that the quarterback isn’t going to suddenly start making huge developmental leaps, it means that what the Bears have seen from him as a passer is what they’re going to get.

Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols likely won’t join injured reserve - Chicago Sun-Times - The second-year player left Sunday’s game in Denver in the second quarter with a right wrist injury.

‘Jay Cutler was bad.’ Former Bears receiver Brandon Marshall dishes on his old QB - Chicago Sun-Times - Marshall said he and Cutler are still friends, but he gave an honest assessment during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take.

Snap judgment: Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is ridiculous - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at what can be learned from the Bears’ playing time statistics, including a big change with the running backs and a telling note about Trey Burton.


Ben Roethlisberger will miss rest of year after elbow surgery – ProFootballTalk - The decision about whether Ben Roethlisberger will have elbow surgery has been made and it will leave the Steelers without their longtime starter for the rest of the season.


A TED Talk, Week Two - Daily Norseman - Is all of last week’s positivity gone? It shouldn’t be.

Public enemies revisited: Packers’ defense gave Diggs & Thielen fits - Acme Packing Company - The Green Bay defense, especially Jaire Alexander, did its part to hold Minnesota’s stars mostly in check.

PODcast: Lions-Chargers recap, sloppy but bright spots remain - Pride Of Detroit - Sloppy and daredevil, but when you put it in the win column it’s enough on the day. Let’s PODcast.

Melvin Gordon’s tweet about Lions kicker Matt Prater hilariously backfires - Pride Of Detroit - Maybe stay off Twitter during your holdout.


Schmitz: Recapping a wild Chicago Bears’ win - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. reflects on a wild game in Mile High and talks offensive, defensive, and special teams’ positives and negatives.

Leming: Handing out game balls after the team’s first win of the 2019 season - Windy City - It wasn’t pretty but screw it, the Bears are (1-1) as they picked up their first win of the 2019 season. There wasn’t a lot to be excited about but there were three key players that played roles in the win and we’ve got them here.

Curl: Mild offensive improvement and a resilient defense combine forces to overcome ho-hum Broncos - Windy City Gridiron - Nagy and Trubisky delivered a mediocre performance and set Eddy Pineiro up to win the game and our hearts.


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