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The Bear’s Den, November 23, 2020

Speculation about 2021 abounds as Bears “enjoy” their bye week. Hopefully they will at least become more healthy.

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Analyzing the Bears’ biggest questions with six games to go - Chicago Sun-Times - During the Bears’ bye week, the Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley answers the biggest questions the team faces the rest of the season.

Nothing holding back Cole Kmet — just the Bears’ offense - Chicago Sun-Times - The rookie tight end indeed has played more as Matt Nagy promised after his 38-yard catch against the Rams. But in three games, Kmet only has been targeted four times, with two catches for nine yards.

Bye-week review: Can Bears right the ship? - Chicago Sun-Times - After four consecutive losses, their once-rosy postseason hopes are in jeopardy at 5-5. But a shaky quarterback situation complicates their hope for a rejuvenation.

Mel Kiper: Bears have to sort through inexperienced QBs in draft - Chicago Sun-Times - Were the season to end today, the Bears would draft No. 16 overall on April 29 — far too late to land Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields.

Red alert: Why are the Bears awful inside the 20? - Chicago Sun-Times - They’ve have scored touchdowns on 48.15% of their red-zone trips, the second-worst success rate in the league — ahead of only the Jets.

Chicago Bears: How do they stack up vs. the Green Bay Packers? - Chicago Tribune - How do the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers stack up leading into their Week 12 meeting? We take a by the numbers look.

Chicago Bears: Grading the rookies through 10 games - Chicago Tribune - How have Chicago Bears rookies fared through 10 games? Cornerback Jaylon Johnson has 13 passes defended — third-most in the NFL — while tight end Cole Kmet has only seven receptions. And fifth-round pick Darnell Mooney is showing promise at wide receiver. A rundown of the entire rookie class.

Column: Can Chicago Bears’ strong culture rescue season? - Chicago Tribune - Energized leadership. A strong culture. "Persistence over resistance." The Bears believe they still can turn their season around. But Chicago has heard such promises before and been left with extreme disappointment.

Bears NFL draft options at QB, OT, WR – The Athletic - Some early looks at potential draft targets for the Bears in 2021.

Chicago Bears Bye Week Mailbag - Chicago Audible Podcast - With no game this week, the guys answer your top Chicago Bears questions here at the Bye Week.

Simms: Bears head coach Matt Nagy not on the hot seat... yet - RSN - Simms thinks things have to get really bad before Nagy loses his job


Joe Burrow says, "See ya next year" - ProFootballTalk - Nothing official has been said about the injury suffered on Sunday by Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow has said plenty.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow carted off with left knee injury - - Cincinnati Bengals rookie QB Joe Burrow left Sunday's game in the third quarter with a knee injury and has been ruled out.

NFL Week 11: What we learned from Sunday's games - - Derrick Henry and the Titans ran off with a huge overtime win against the Ravens, while Nick Chubb and the Browns once more braved the elements and garnered a win. The Steelers stayed perfect and there was plenty more to learn from on Sunday.


2 takeaways from the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Carolina Panthers - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have hit rock bottom.


WiskeyRanger: An Inside Out look at the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Will (aka WhiskeyRanger) dives right in and psychoanalyzes his feelings about the 2020 Chicago Bears.

Duerrwaechter: What should the Bears do these last six games? - Windy City Gridiron - It’s ECD’s turn to take a stab at whet the Bears should do as they try to finish the 2020 season strong. Optimist Prime is a bit fired up this week...

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Ryan Nall - 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 Ryan Nall.

Zeglinski: The season is lost... Again - Windy City Gridiron - It’s November and Bears fans already have nothing really to look forward to. Here’s Robert Zeglinski’s take on what he thinks is in store for the rest of the 2020 season.

Householder: Keys for a strong finish to the 2020 season for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - We kick our our roundtable spotlight articles on the best way for the Bears to finish the 2020 season with Sam Householder’s take.


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