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The Bear’s Den, September 25, 2019

Today we take the longest, hardest look at the Washington game and get ready to turn the page to Vikings week

NFL: Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) rubs as Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) and cornerback Josh Norman (24) defend during the second half at FedExField.
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Khalil Mack Continues To Torture the Gruden Family (And We Love It) - Bleacher Nation - Khalil Mack isn’t getting any Christmas cards from the Gruden brothers this year. Jon Gruden was hurting after trading Mack last year and went through the

Bears Beat Washington, Move to 2-1: Rapid Fire - Da Bears Blog - It was the kind of game it should be. The Bears were the far better team and they won with relative ease. Here are some thoughts.

5@5: What’s Biggest Story After Bears’ Win? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Emma: Observations From Bears-Washington - 670 The Score - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix made a statement as one of the Bears’ standouts in the team’s 31-15 win against Washington on Monday night.

Haugh: Bears’ Trubisky Flashes In Cathartic Performance - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky threw for 231 yards and three scores in the Bears’ 31-15 win against Washington on Monday night.

Hoge and Jahns: Week 3 Postgame Show: Bears 31, Washington 15 - WGN Radio - Playing their second prime-time game in just the third week of the season, the Bears showed the nation what they're capable of in their 31-15 victory over Washington.

3 things we learned in Week 3 win - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in Monday night’s 31-15 win over Washington, including a dominant performance by the Bears defense.

Nagy doesn’t think Hicks’ knee injury is serious - - Bears coach Matt Nagy provided an update on injuries his players suffered in Monday night’s win over Washington, including a knee injury to Akiem Hicks that does not appear to be serious.

Where Bears rank statistically after Week 3 -
Outside linebacker Khalil Mack, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and receiver Taylor Gabriel are among the Bears players who rank at or near the top of the league in key statistical categories.

Bears unveil ‘Real Bears Fans Wear Pink’ shirts - - For over a decade, Bears fans have bought thousands of “Real Bears Fans Wear Pink” shirts. This year, the shirt will have a different look.

Larry snubs Urlurker unfairly again on Lunch with Larry: 9.24.19 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer talks versatility on offense, defensive takeaways and injuries during his weekly Q&A with fans. Ken's Note: Urlurker unfairly snubbed yet again. What's up with this, Mr. Mayer?

Quick Hits: Clinton-Dix fuels defense in victory - - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's two interceptions, one of which he returned 37 yards for a touchdown, highlighted a five-takeaway performance by the Bears defense Monday night in a 31-15 win over Washington.

Inside Slant: Gabriel stars in victory - - Taylor Gabriel caught three touchdown passes from Mitchell Trubisky to help lead the Bears to a 31-15 win over Washington Monday night at FedEx Field.

Hello, Friends: CBS Sends Its Top Broadcast Team (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson) to Call Bears-Vikings - Bleacher Nation - After emerging as triumphant after their prime-time affair in Washington, the Chicago Bears are set to get some more attention from the national networks. Chris

Eddy Piñeiro Kicked Like a Boss Last Night - Bleacher Nation - Eddy Piñeiro's appearance on Monday Night Football should put to rest any concerns regarding the Bears kicker's mental fortitude or physical toughness.

Five Takeaways from the Chicago Bears Win Over Washington - Chicago Audible Blog - The Chicago Bears took care of an inferior opponent on the road. Here are five takeaways from the Bears' second win of the season.

Bears grades: Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy earn high marks but Khalil Mack aces another primetime test - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy didn't quite earn A's on Monday night, but what they did was nonetheless impressive as the Bears try to build momentum before Sunday's showdown with the Vikings.

Danny Trevathan showed what makes him such an important part of the Bears' defense last night - NBC Sports Chicago - He made play after play when they needed him to.

On Monday Night, the Bears' defense literally flexed on Washington - NBC Sports Chicago - On a night that featured five turnovers, it’s only fitting that we can literally say that the Bears flexed on Washington.

Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro shows important mental, physical toughness in win over Washington - NBC Sports Chicago - Eddy Pineiro fought through a pinched nerve in his right (kicking) leg Monday, showing some important resolve in the process.

Akiem Hicks, Eddy Pineiro injuries test Bears' ability to persevere - Bearmaven - Matt Nagy says Akiem Hicks' knee injury is a "wear-and-tear type of thing"

Kyle Brandt: 'Are the Bears Super Bowl contenders? Yes, they are.' - NBC Sports Chicago - Good Morning Football's Kyle Brandt gives the Chicago Bears his 'Super Bowl Contender' stamp of approval.

HaHa Clinton-Dix: ‘I came to Chicago to be a part of something special’ - NBC Sports Chicago - HaHa Clinton-Dix celebrates with team after Bears defeat Washington 31-15.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix starts Grade-A effort by Bears off on the fast track - Bearmaven - Clinton-Dix's first career pick-6 triggers a strong Bears pass defense, regardless of the final passing yardage.

Complete Bears victory still has a few uncomfortable flaws - Bearmaven - Injuries to Akiem Hicks, Taylor Gabriel keep Bears from enjoying 31-15 victory.

Matt Nagy believes Akiem Hicks’ knee injury is ‘a wear-and-tear type thing’ and gives updates on 3 other ailing Bears players - Chicago Tribune - About 13 hours after the Bears beat Washington 31-15 at FedEx Field, coach Matt Nagy said he doesn’t think that defensive lineman Akiem Hicks’ right knee injury is anything serious.

Bears ‘Monday Night Football’ rating on ESPN and WGN-9 blows away ABC-7′s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in the Chicago market - Chicago Tribune - Between ESPN and the simulcast on WGN-9, the Bears’ “Monday Night Football” victory over Washington averaged a 31.2 household rating in the Chicago TV market.

Winners and losers from ‘Monday Night Football’: Akiem Hicks’ microphone, Booger McFarland, Dan Snyder, ESPN’s Marker Cam, Virginia McCaskey and more - Chicago Tribune - Winners and losers of the Bears’ victory on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" include Prince Amakamura foiling Vernon Davis' hurdle attempt, which was hilarious.

‘Khalil Freaking Mack': Your 3-word reviews on the Bears’ Week 3 win - Chicago Tribune - The mood on Twitter ranged from happy to meh to still concerned for the season after the Bears' Week 3 win.

NFL power rankings for Week 4: The Bears move up — but so does the rest of the NFC North - Chicago Tribune - The NFC North puts all four of its teams in the top half of Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings, with the Lions the lowest of the bunch at No. 14.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Bears’ 31-15 win over Washington in Week 3 - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears exploded for 21 points in the second quarter on their way to defeating Washington 31-15 Monday night at FedEx Field.

Column: How Ha Ha Clinton-Dix sparked an achievement that exceeded even the Bears’ great 2018 defense - Chicago Tribune - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's 37-yard interception return for a touchdown highlighted five takeaways for a Bears defense that looked like the 2018 version against Washington.

A breakthrough for the Bears offense? Not quite, says Mitch Trubisky, but his 3 touchdowns are a step in the right direction - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears offense finally breathed life against a Washington defense that ranks among one of the worst in the league.

Bears handle Washington on MNF to move to 2-1 - Chicago Shuffle Podcast - On the latest episode of Chicago Shuffle, Jason Patt of Blue Wire's Cash Considerations guest hosts and is joined by Cash Considerations co-host Ricky O'Donnell and friend of the program Zach Lee to talk about the Chicago Bears' 31-15 victory over Washington.

Chicago Bears-Washington Postgame Show: Bears' Ability to Capitalize on Turnovers Proves Vital in Monday Night Victory - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys break down the Bears' second victory of the season as they toppled Washington on Monday Night.

Bears’ injuries mount as key players are in question for Vikings game - Chicago Sun-Times - Offense, defense, kicker — the Bears’ medical staff is in for a busy week.

Film study: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky’s ‘top-10’ throw and red-zone pick - Chicago Sun-Times - For all his struggles, quarterback Mitch Trubisky gave the Bears a glimpse of what makes him special when he launched a 36-yard touchdown to Taylor Gabriel with about a minute left in the first half.

Bears think Akiem Hicks’ injury is minor as they prepare for Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears DT Akiem Hicks left with a knee injury in the win over Washington.

Snap judgment: Bears’ pivot to RB David Montgomery is complete - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at what the playing time from Washington game reveals about Montgomery, Cohen, Burton and others.

‘Halas Intrigue’ podcast: Are you a believer after the Bears’ win? - Chicago Sun-Times - Does this victory over Washington change anything they think about this team’s Super Bowl chances?

Bears takeaways: Trey Burton better, Danny Trevathan visits ‘archives’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Here are three quick takeaways from the Bears-Washington game.

Morrissey: Rhythm, no blues as Mitch Trubisky finds stride against weak Washington - Chicago Sun-Times - After seeing how poorly the offense had done in the first two games, it didn’t matter how weak the opponent was Monday. What mattered was, hey, look, three touchdown passes by Trubisky!


Eagles reach crossroads; Daniel Jones gives Giants new vigor - - Marc Sessler surveys the NFL landscape after Week 3 and sees an Eagles team facing an early gut check. Plus, a look at a rough start for the league’s first-time head coaches and new hope for the Giants.


Doug Pederson fully expects Alshon Jeffery to play Thursday – ProFootballTalk - Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Monday that he was hopeful that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will be able to play against the Packers on Thursday night.

Lions working out defensive linemen, including Zach Kerr – ProFootballTalk - The Lions have some injury issues on their defensive line and they're looking at some potential additions to the group on Tuesday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team is working out defensive linemen. Zach Kerr is the only member of the group identified by name.

Pass Atlas: A Map of Where NFL Quarterbacks Throw the Ball (2013) - Grantland - It’s very rare for an NFL quarterback to complete a pass in which the intended receiver is standing more than 45 yards from the line of scrimmage. Ken's Note: An old article but it has some great information about where passes are thrown, and where they are completed.

Jay Gruden Presser: Bears blow Washington out 31-15 - Hogs Haven - 0-3

Detroit Lions to wear throwback uniforms vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Pride Of DetroitThe Lions - will be looking snazzy in their big game against the Chiefs.

NFC North Week 3 recap: Is this the best division in football? - Pride Of DetroitEveryone - wins.

Minnesota Vikings Re-Sign Laquon Treadwell - Daily Norseman - He’s baaaack!

Eagles-Packers: How is Carson Wentz nearly 2 years after ACL tear? - Acme Packing Company - On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers take the prime-time stage against the Philadelphia Eagles. Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green nation kindly volunteered to answer our questions about the Eagles and...


Leming: Game balls after a dominant Week 3 road victory - Windy City Gridiron - A mirror image? Much like 2018, the Bears find themselves at (2-1) after the first three weeks of the season but unlike last year, they started the dominance party a week earlier in 2019.

Schmitz: Rapid reactions to a big 31-15 Chicago Bears win - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. reacts to the Bears’ big Monday Night Football win and talks highs and lows of the offense, defense, and special teams.

Kev H: Ten-ish Thoughts on the NFL and the Chicago Bears - Windy City GridironRuminating - on the Bears beating up on a bad, bad Washington team and also some other guys did some stuff.

Wiltfong: Chicago vs. Washington - Snap counts, stats, and more from the Bears - 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 to 15 win in Washington.

Infante's Game Notes: Recapping a 31-15 Bears victory in Washington - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears improved to 2-1 with their primetime victory on the road on Monday night.


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