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The Bear’s Den, October 14, 2020

The Bears are 2.5 point underdogs against Carolina this Sunday, can Chicago pull off a small upset?

Running back Tony Carter of the Chicago Bears runs down the field during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field in Chicago on October 8, 1995. The Bears won the game 31-27.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

John Jenkins returns, Sam Darnold trade rumors and Bears-Falcons all-22 review - Locked On Bears Podcast - Matt Nagy schemed up an effective passing attack against the Atlanta Falcons. Lorin Cox reviews the all-22 coaches film to break down what worked well for Nick Foles on Thursday. Plus, the Chicago Bears are bringing back nose tackle John Jenkins from injured reserve, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter linked the Bears with New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.

Wood: Bears at the Mini-Bye Volume I - Offense - We’re five weeks in to a wild season in which we’ve already seen the Bears make a quarterback change and post three comeback wins from 13 or more points down. Since they’re on a mini-bye following their Thursday night victory over Tampa Bay, now is a good time to take a step back and see what we’ve learned so far.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears LB Roquan Smith steps up in leadership role - ChicagoBears.com - Linebacker Roquan Smith has thrived with increased responsibility. Kyle Fuller, Jaylon Johnson forming dynamic duo at cornerback. And more Bears news.

Chalk Talk: Why are the Chicago Bears limiting OLB Robert Quinn’s snaps? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Robert Quinn’s playing time, how Roquan Smith’s near-interception against the Colts was different than a play in Sunday night’s Seahawks-Vikings game and two key plays Bobby Massie has made to help win games.

Lunch With Larry & Urlurker: 10.13.20 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer and our own Urlurker discusses Kyle Fuller’s game-changing hit vs. the Buccaneers, defeating Tom Brady for the first time and Sunday’s matchup with the Panthers in his weekly Q&A with fans.

Chicago Bears announce partnership with Marquee Sports Network - ChicagoBears.com - A new weekly show,

Lightfoot on if Bears could host fans in 2020: ‘We’ll see’ - 670 The Score - Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has left open the possibility of the Bears hosting fans at Soldier Field amid the pandemic this season. Some NFL teams have hosted fans, but the city of Chicago hasn’t given the Bears the green light to do so.

Lamar Miller’s time with Bears could be coming soon - 670 The Score - Veteran running back Lamar Miller joined the Bears’ practice squad last week and could offer Chicago another option out of the backfield as it looks to spark its running game.

Bears open as 2.5-point underdogs vs. Panthers in Week 6 - Bears Wire - The Bears are coming off a statement win against the Bucs, but Vegas still isn't buying into them.

Why the Bears Keep Dropping Khalil Mack into Coverage - SI.com - Making Khalil Mack drop into pass coverage might seem a bit like asking a world-renowned French pastry chef to grill a steak.

Bears, Marquee Sports Network Announce New Partnership - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears and Marquee Sports Network announce an unexpected partnership; weekly Bears programming starts this Wednesday

Meet the Carolina Panthers (With Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Tyrone Poole) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Former Carolina Panther (and two-time Super Bowl Champion) Tyrone Poole joined the show to share his firsthand account of the Chicago Bears Week 6 opponent.

Nick Foles: Dissecting Chicago Bears QB's clutch throw to beat Bucs - Chicago Tribune - In three games with the Chicago Bears, Nick Foles has hit two throws that have punctuated game-winning drives. Both completions beat blitzes, and both showed why the Bears believe in Foles to carry their offense.

Bears 1st-and-10: Path to stardom a grind for Anthony Miller - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears still like the talented-but-enigmatic Miller, a 2018 second-round pick. But Mooney, a rookie drafted in the fifth round, is threatening to eclipse Miller as the Bears’ best young receiver.

Chicago Bears: Who has been the MVP so far? - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears prepare for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., our team of Bears writers weighs in on four timely topics.

Marquee Sports Network adds Chicago Bears content - Chicago Tribune - Marquee Sports Network is partnering with the Chicago Bears on a half-hour program and will rerun edited versions of games to fill its post-Cubs programming void.

Bears hope practice time helps QB Nick Foles dial in - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Foles has been the Bears’ starting quarterback for two full games and three whole practices.

Marquee Sports Network to air weekly Bears show, game replay - Chicago Sun-Times - "Bear Essentials" will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday and be hosted by Cubs pre- and postgame host Cole Wright. It will be followed at 7:30 by a replay of the Bears’ victory against the Buccaneers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL overreactions, Week 5: Keep Tua on the bench! - The Panthers are Teddy Bridgewater's team now

Bruce Arians has no concerns about Tom Brady chewing out teammates - ProFootballTalk - “That’s just being yourself,” Arians said Tuesday, via JoeBucsFan.com. “I don’t have any problem with it. At least I don’t have to go back there and cuss them out. They’ve already got an earful by the time I get over there.

Jets reportedly trying to trade Le'Veon Bell - ProFootballTalk - The partnership between running back Le'Veon Bell and the Jets has not gone as planned since Bell arrived as a free agent in 2019 and the Jets are reportedly trying to end it via a trade.

Jerry Jones: "Unlikely" Cowboys will trade for a quarterback - ProFootballTalk - “We’ve got our quarterback in Andy Dalton,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Panthers 23 Cardinals 16: 3 plays to love, 3 plays to hate from Week 5 - Cat Scratch Reader - These key plays swung momentum and decided the Carolina Panthers 23-16 road win against the Atlanta Falcons, putting Carolina’s record at 3-2.

What that bear’s doing: Panthers at Falcons lineman of the week - Cat Scratch Reader - In assisting the Atlanta Falcons to their 0-5 record and firing of both their coach and general manager, the Panthers had another very bearable day up front.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Salo: Catch a Re-Airing of the Bears Game Every Tuesday - Windy City Gridiron - Do you live near Chicago and want to re-watch the most recent Bears game? Read more to find out how!

Householder’s Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Tampa Bay Buccaneers review - Windy City Gridiron - Take one more look back at the Bears’ 20-19 win Thursday to see who stood out and who didn’t

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our 10 Thoughts on the NFL this week, and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

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