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The Bear’s Win Again Den, October 19, 2020

Kmet rings the register, rookies have a big day as Bears knock out Panthers in Carolina

Chicago Bears v Carolina Panthers
Cole Kmet #85 of the Chicago Bears makes a touchdown catch while being guarded by Juston Burris #31 of the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears beat Panthers, 23-16, to improve to 5-1 - 670 The Score - Nick Foles threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Chicago’s defense forced three turnovers and sacked Teddy Bridgewater four times and the Bears held on to beat the Carolina Panthers, 23-16, on Sunday.

Jackson just wants officials to let him have his pick-6s - 670 The Score - Bears safety Eddie Jackson is miffed as to why NFL officials won’t let his touchdowns stand, as he had another pick-six called back by a penalty in Chicago’s win at Carolina on Sunday.

Bears’ Matt Nagy defends pass play call on 3rd down late - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy defended his decision to call a pass play that didn’t work on a pivotal third-and-2 situation late in Chicago’s 23-16 win at Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

Bears get road win to move to 5-1 on the year - Bear Report - The Chicago Bears moved to 5-1 with their win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our first report breaks it down.

Haugh: Ferocious defense leads Bears to ugly win at Panthers - 670 The Score - Start with the most obvious and important conclusion reached Sunday after the Bears beat the Panthers, 23-16, in Charlotte, N.C. to become the NFL’s least-respected 5-1 team in recent memory. The Bears defense is elite.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears S Tashaun Gipson Sr.'s interception sets tone in win over Carolina Panthers - ChicagoBears.com - Tashaun Gipson’s first-quarter interception helped the Bears take an early 7-0 lead en route to a 23-16 road win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday in Charlotte.

Game Recap: Chicago Bears improve to 5-1 with 23-16 win over Carolina Panthers - ChicagoBears.com - Seldom-used safety DeAndre Houston-Carson delivered a late game-saving play for the second straight week Sunday, intercepting a Teddy Bridgewater pass to preserve a 23-16 win over the Panthers in Carolina.

Bears Offer No Apologies for Another Defensive Gem in 23-16 win - SI.com - The Bears were in no mood for apologies. At 5-1, they probably shouldn't be expected to apologize.

Bears rookie tight end Cole Kmet catches first career touchdown - RSN - It came on a critical play too.

Bears vs. Panthers 3 takeaways: 'Details' sure to irk Matt Nagy, even in win - RSN - The Bears improved to 5-1 with a 23-16 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Nick Foles defends 5-1 Bears: ‘Would you rather lose pretty or win ugly?’ - RSN - Nick Foles doesn't see the Bears feeling complacent with their 5-1 record after Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers.

Bernstein: 5-1 Bears still kinda suck - 670 The Score - Ken’s Note: Mr. Bernstein, what you’ve just written is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent article were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone here is now dumber for having l read to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Bears lead throughout, handle Panthers 23-16 to improve to 5-1 in trek toward playoffs - Chicago Sun-Times - It was nothing amazing, but the Bears claimed a solid victory in which they never trailed. Considering how their season has gone, it was relatively drama-free for once.

Bears’ Cairo Santos makes career-long 55-yard field goal - Chicago Sun-Times - Cairo Santos kicked the longest field goal of his career to end the first half Sunday against the Panthers.

Bears TE Cole Kmet catches first career TD - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy has spent the first six weeks of the season vowing to get rookie tight end Cole Kmet more involved. Sunday, he finally did

Week 6 updates: Chicago Bears 23, Carolina Panthers 16 - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears safety DeAndre Houston-Carson intercepted Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with 1:32 to play to seal the Bears’ 23-16 victory Sunday afternoon.

Week 6 photos: Chicago Bears 23, Carolina Panthers 16 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears played the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Week 6 of the 2020 season.

Chicago Bears - Carolina Panthers Postgame Show: Defense Dominates, Offense Does Enough and Cairo Santos Shines as Bears Topple Panthers - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys share their instant reaction and analysis of the Chicago Bears victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Bears 23, Panthers 16: Defense, and Cairo Santos, carry Bears to 5th win - RSN - Week after week, the production is lacking and the long-term concern grows. And somehow, week after week, they keep winning these games.

Lance Briggs, Olin Kreutz like Nick Foles’ passionate press conference - RSN - Foles was fired up defending the Bears’ 5-1 record.

No targets, no problem: Eddie Jackson, Bears secondary off to impressive start - Shaw Local - Bears safety Eddie Jackson made a zero with his fingers and held it up to his eye.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Doug Marrone: Todd Wash safe as DC as long as I'm head coach - ProFootballTalk - The Jaguars gave up 403 yards in Sunday’s 34-16 loss to the Lions and that marked the fourth time they’ve given up that many yards so far this season.

NFL Week 6: What we learned from Sunday's games - NFL.com - Buoyed by a Minkah Fitzpatrick pick-six, the Steelers ran roughshod over the Browns, while the Broncos earned a surprising victory over the Patriots and the Falcons collected their first win of 2020.

Cam Newton: Time off showed, I have to be better - ProFootballTalk - Patriots quarterback Cam Newton played in a game for the first time since Week Three on Sunday and he said the “time off showed” after an 18-12 loss to the Broncos.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Was simplicity the key for the Detroit Lions all along? - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions did the simple things on Sunday and it worked.

Atlanta Falcons 40, Minnesota Vikings 23: Minnesota dominated from start to finish - Daily Norseman - A truly ugly loss for Mike Zimmer’s team

Rodgers, Packers start hot, fizzle in embarrassing 38-10 loss to Buccaneers - Acme Packing Company - Aaron Rodgers was flexing, the Packers were rolling, and then a pick-six turned the game on its head. In an eerily reprise of last season’s post-bye whooping, Green Bay couldn’t meet the intensity of a big game and got steamrolled.

Panthers 16 Bears 23: Panthers struggle against Bears defense in Week 6 loss - Cat Scratch Reader - The Panthers couldn’t get the job done on offense and fell to 3-3 after a Week 6 loss to the Bears.

B&B Postgame Podcast: Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears - Cat Scratch Reader - The Panthers had their win streak snapped in an ugly game against the Bears.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: What’s that Bear doing? Beating your Panther tush in a 23 to 16 stomp-down - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears get their first non-heart-attack-inducing win in the 2020 season, so why can’t I help being worried about their offense?

Schmitz: How Matt Nagy’s gameplan beat the Buccaneers - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest video breakdown, Robert S. dives into the details of Matt Nagy’s play-calling performance against Todd Bowles’ Buccaneer defense.

Salo’s Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Feed Monty the Ball! - Windy City Gridiron - Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we’ll spotlight a Bears player in a weekly column. This week, we’ll take an in-depth look at Running Back David Montgomery

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