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The Bear’s Den, November 19, 2020

You got the Bye Week Blues? It could be worse, you could have to watch game film of the last two weeks.

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Chicago Bears hold on to beat the New York Giants 17-13 and start the season 2-0 for the 1st time since 2013 John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images



Report: Bears to work out quarterback DeShone Kizer - 670 The Score - The Bears will work out free-agent quarterback DeShone Kizer, Field Yates of ESPN reported Wednesday, as they deal with multiple injuries at the position.

Bears' Robert Quinn underperforming his big contract - 670 The Score - Signed to a five-year, $70-million deal in March, Bears pass rusher Robert Quinn has disappointed, with just one sack in nine games this season.

Chalk Talk: Will Bill Lazor keep calling plays for Chicago Bears offense? Why is Larry ducking Urlurker's questions - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will call plays again when the Bears visit the Packers, why the Bears opted not to attempt a field goal late in Monday night’s loss to the Vikings and if Cordarrelle Patterson is

5 things you may not know about Chicago Bears LB Barkevious Mingo, perhaps we should have asked Urlurker - - Barkevious Mingo has become a key contributor for the Bears’ defense and special teams. Here are five things you may not know about the veteran linebacker.

Roster Move: Bears claim WR/return specialist DeAndre Carter off waivers wihthout Urlurker's approval - - The Bears on Wednesday claimed receiver/return specialist DeAndre Carter off waivers. In nine games with Houston this season, he averaged 8.7 yards on 11 punt returns.

All 32 NFL teams will enter intensive coronavirus protocol - Chicago Sun-Times - Use of masks will be mandatory at all times at team facilities, including during practice and in weight rooms. Meetings must be held virtually or in the largest indoor space with approval by the league.

The Bears a good team? Why did anyone think that? - Chicago Sun-Times - The level of talent on one side of the ball is so low that the team can’t compete.

Bears safety Eddie Jackson preaches accountability, even to offense - Chicago Sun-Times - In the locker room Monday night, safety Eddie Jackson broke down the huddle, preaching accountability and criticizing players who ran off the field with their heads down.

Nick Foles: Chicago Bears QB’s Week 10 performance - Chicago Tribune - “It’s been the same stuff over and over.” Nick Foles has been erratic. Matt Nagy can’t find solutions. The Chicago Bears offense is a disaster and the season has quickly slipped away.

Chicago Bears: 3 observations from Week 10 loss - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears offense has been declining behind a beat-up line, and Nick Foles struggled with and without pressure in the 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He was skittish in the pocket, even on the occasions he had time and space to deliver the ball.

NFL: 17 new COVID-19 cases in league - Chicago Tribune - The New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons each put a player on the NFL’s COVID-19 list Tuesday, while Washington had its first instance of someone in the organization testing positive for the coronavirus since the season began.

Fixing the Bears offense during the bye – The Athletic - Can the Bears offense be saved? Or at least improved during the bye week?

Bears LB Roquan Smith’s Pro Bowl resume – The Athletic - “He makes plays in every game that amaze me,” Roquan Smith’s position coach said.

Kaplan: Fixing Bears offense may require change at top of front office - RSN - Kaplan is taking this thing all the way to the top.

Chicago Bears DT Akiem Hicks shows value in Week 10 game vs. Minnesota Vikings, Urlurker not consulted - - On and off the field, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks showed again Monday night the key role he plays in the Bears defense.

Bear down, nerd up: Chicago Bears stat breakdown and useless info, Week 10 - Shaw Local - Another paltry offensive showing underscored the point that the Bears offense has some serious structural issues.

The 4 most compelling things we heard from Bears coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - Outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino was as pointedly critical of Robert Quinn as he’s been all year.

Back to Mitch? Trubisky tempting for Bears even if Nick Foles is healthy - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s always hesitation in saying this about the Bears, but could their offense get any worse? If Trubisky’s throwing shoulder has recovered, he could get the start over Foles when they visit Green Bay next week.

Back to Mitch? Trubisky tempting for Bears even if Nick Foles is healthy - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s always hesitation in saying this about the Bears, but could their offense get any worse? If Trubisky’s throwing shoulder has recovered, he could get the start over Foles when they visit Green Bay next week.

With QBs hurt, Bears taking look at DeShone Kizer - Chicago Sun-Times - A second round pick in 2017, Kizer started 15 games for the Browns as a rookie — and lost all 15.


Picking first-time Pro Bowlers: DK Metcalf, Josh Allen shine - Nick Shook eyes 10 players in line to earn their first Pro Bowl nods — including Seahawks WR DK Metcalf and Bills QB Josh Allen.

Most of Raiders’ starting defense to go on COVID-19 reserve after close contacts - ProFootballTalk - The Raiders’ starting defense won’t be getting much practice time before Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs.

Ed Donatell still not back with Broncos after long battle with COVID-19 - ProFootballTalk - Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell has been out all month as he continues to battle COVID-19, and today it was revealed that Donatell spent time in the hospital.


Healthcare workers stricken with COVID find life-saving care at Northwestern | WGN-TV - He’s an emergency room doctor. She’s a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit. Both worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis – then became patients themselves. But the infection took a catastrophic turn, leaving the fate of the two devoted caregivers in the hands of organ donors and transplant doctors... Ken’s Note: Kari & Rodney are friends of Denmaster Ken (we aren’t besties or anything, but we hang in the same crowd), it’s been a harrowing ride to say the least. COVID is real, and it hurts real people.

Northwestern Medicine performing double-lung transplants on sickest COVID-19 patients - ABC7 Chicago - News of successful double-lung transplants for COVID patients at Northwestern Medicine made it to Indiana - specifically to the husband of a COVID patient.


Wiltfong’s NFL Power Rankings: How far will the Bears fall? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears went with a new play caller... and the offense was the worst it’s been in years. They were forced to play third string quarterback Tyler Bray — much to the delight of some...

Wiltfong: Bears claim wide out DeAndre Carter off waivers from Texans - Windy City Gridiron - On Wednesday the Chicago Bears were awarded wide receiver/return specialist DeAndre Carter off waivers from the Houston Texans.


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