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The Bear’s Den, October 5, 2020

Well, that was rather unpleasant now wasn’t it?

Indianapolis Colts v Chicago Bears
Nick Foles
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Time to drown our sorrows...

BEARRRSSSS

Colts 19, Bears 11: Phillip Rivers, Colts outclass Bears in sloppy affair - RSN - The much-anticipated new era of Bears quarterbacking looked suspiciously similar to the last one

In his first start for the Bears, Nick Foles looks like every other Chicago QB – The Athletic - Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Bernstein: Overmatched Bears learn their limitations - 670 The Score - A much awaited heat check for the undefeated Bears indeed accomplished just that, and their 19-11 loss to the Colts at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon has left them with only cold comfort.

Ryan Pace on QB change: ‘What’s best for the Chicago Bears’ - 670 The Score - Bears general manager Ryan Pace offered support for coach Matt Nagy making a quarterback change, with Mitchell Trubisky benched in favor of Nick Foles.

Game Recap: Chicago Bears suffer first defeat of season with 19-11 loss to Indianapolis Colts - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears tried to mount another fourth-quarter comeback but ultimately fell short in a 19-11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Soldier Field, dropping to 3-1 on the season.

Colts’ defense shuts down Nick Foles and the Bears - ProFootballTalk - The Colts’ defense is legit, and the Bears are 0-1 with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback.

Everything goes wrong for Bears in humbling 19-11 loss to Colts - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears lost their first game of the season after a shaky 3-0 start.

Colts leave Bears nowhere to run - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears ran 16 times for 28 measly yards Sunday, reverting to the one-dimensional offensive attack that doomed them so often last year.

Bears GM Ryan Pace: ‘No doubt’ Mitch Trubisky can be helpful - Chicago Sun-Times - He said he had “100% trust and confidence” in coach Matt Nagy when he decided to pull Mitch Trubisky from the Bears’ game in Atlanta.

Week 4: Indianapolis Colts 19, Chicago Bears 11 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears offense looked out of rhythm for most of Nick Foles’ first start, and they fell 19-11 to the Indianapolis Colts for their first loss of the season.

Bears vs. Colts: 3 takeaways from awful game for Nick Foles, Matt Nagy - RSN - The Bears’ offense struggled to mount anything against a stout Colts defense in a 19-11 loss Sunday at Soldier Field. Here are three takeaways.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jon Gruden tests the league's patience on mask wearing, again - ProFootballTalk - Gruden failed to consistently pull his mask up over his chin (whatever it was that he wore last week looked more like a loincloth), and now the question becomes whether the NFL will do anything about it.

Jalen Ramsey, Golden Tate brawl after Rams beat Giants - ProFootballTalk - Ramsey and Tate both appeared to throw punches at each other after the game, and several players on both teams got involved in a fight in the middle of the field.

Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 4 games - NFL.com - Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was carted into the locker room against the Buccaneers in the first quarter against the Buccaneers. He never returned to the game. Here are the other injuries we're monitoring around the league on

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears look uninspired under Foles, end undefeated streak and drop to Colts with 19-11 loss - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ magical 3-0 run came to an end against a swarming Colts defense.

Infante: Bears draft target Trey Lance leaves lone 2020 game with more questions than answers - Windy City Gridiron - The North Dakota State quarterback was the talk of draft circles on Saturday, and his performance raised some concerns about his prospects as a top-10 pick.

Wiltfong: Bears flex Tyler Bray to the active roster, but why? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears bring Tyler Bray up to the main roster and we speculate on why the move was made here.

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: WIll Danny Trevathan Win Another Ring? - 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 Linebacker Danny Trevathan

Zimmerman: Olin Kreutz - Jay Cutler was not a good leader for Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Olin Kreutz joined the Bears Banter Podcast and discussed Devin Hester’s comments about Jay Cutler.

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