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The Thanksgiving Day Bear’s Den, November 26, 2020

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Week 12 Game Preview: Bears at Packers on Sunday Night - Da Bears Blog - The Packers are vulnerable at every level of their defense but the Bears don’t have an offense capable of exploiting any of those vulnerabilities.

Bears’ Akiem Hicks still sidelined by hamstring injury - 670 The Score - Bears star defensive lineman Akiem Hicks remained sidelined from practice Wednesday as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, running back David Montgomery (concussion) rejoined the team.

Signs point toward Trubisky starting for Bears on Sunday - 670 The Score - The Bears aren’t yet ready to name a starting quarterback against the Packers on Sunday, but signs point toward Mitchell Trubisky returning under center.

Bears RB David Montgomery clears concussion protocol - 670 The Score - Bears running back David Montgomery has cleared the concussion protocol and rejoined the team at practice, he said Wednesday morning. That puts him in line to play against the Packers on Sunday.

Chalk Talk: Will Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery play in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether running back David Montgomery will return to action Sunday night in Green Bay, a remarkable interception by a Bears Super Bowl champion and how close Cordarrelle Patterson is to Gale Sayers’ NFL record...

Why it looks like Bears' Mitch Trubisky will start against the Packers - RSN - Nothing's set in stone yet, but it sure seems like Trubisky's the guy this weekend.

Mitchell Trubisky Likely to Start For the Bears on Sunday - On Tap Sports Net - All signs point to Mitchell Trubisky starting at QB for the Bears' upcoming game against the Packers. It would be his first start since Week 3.

Why The Bears Should Tank The Rest Of 2020 - On Tap Sports Net - This Bears team isn't it. The offense is broken. It's time to fix the problem instead of just slapping some duct tape on it and hoping for the best.

David Montgomery Clears Concussion Protocol - On Tap Sports Net - Bears' running back David Montgomery is set to play against the Packers on Sunday night after missing the Week 10 matchup against the Vikings.

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy not yet ready to name Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles starting QB vs. Green Bay Packers - - Mitchell Trubisky practiced in full Wednesday and Nick Foles sat out the workout, but the Bears will continue to monitor the health of both quarterbacks before naming a starter for Sunday night’s game in Green Bay.

Former Chicago Bears DB, Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul passes away at 54 - - Former Bears safety Markus Paul, a longtime NFL strength and conditioning coach, passed away Wednesday at the age of 54.

Choosing Sides: What will be Chicago Bears WR Cordarrelle Patterson's longest kickoff return vs. Green Bay Packers? - - Our esteemed panel of experts this week predict how many yards Cordarrelle Patterson’s longest kickoff return will be Sunday night in Green Bay.

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery to return vs. Green Bay Packers, confident run game will rebound - - As he prepares to return to action Sunday night in Green Bay, Bears running back David Montgomery is convinced that better days are ahead for a struggling rushing attack.

5 things you may not know about Chicago Bears rookie CB Jaylon Johnson - - Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson has been one of the most consistent rookies in the league. Here are five things you may not know about him.

Matt Nagy talks around it, but going back to QB Mitch Trubisky is right call for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears can say their quarterback change is because of Nick Foles’ injury, and that might be part of the equation, but going with Trubisky is what they should do anyway.

Matt Nagy: I have all the confidence in the world in Mitchell Trubisky - ProFootballTalk - “There are a lot of factors involved in it right now,” Nagy said, via Chris Emma of The 670 Score. “We’re looking at all that. But for us, what we’ve got to do is we have to start with the availability.”

Nagy won't announce starting QB for Sunday, but all signs point to Mitchell Trubisky - - Bears coach Matt Nagy would not name a quarterback starter Wednesday for Chicago's

Chicago Bears' David Montgomery eager to return - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery said the concussion he suffered against the Tennessee Titans was more severe than any he has experienced, making him uncomfortable and affecting his thinking. He is eager to return this week to try to spark a running game averaging just 78.2 yards per game.

Cody Whitehair: Chicago Bears center vague on COVID-19 case - Chicago Tribune - Bears offensive lineman Cody Whitehair said he was “a little shocked” when he learned of his positive COVID-19 test earlier this month. He didn’t reveal much about his experience with the coronavirus, which kept him out of the Week 9 game, but praised the Bears for helping him deal with the illness.

Column: Chicago Bears should turn back to Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears need to switch back to Mitch Trubisky at quarterback for their game Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The offense has regressed with Nick Foles as the starter, and the Bears risk falling out of the playoff hunt with a fifth straight loss.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs: Can offense improve? - Chicago Tribune - The big question in Brad Biggs’ weekly Chicago Bears mailbag was who will start at quarterback Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Is it time to turn back to Mitch Trubisky? And looking past this season, how can the Bears address the position in the draft?

Can Mitch Trubisky make the Bears offense any better? – The Athletic - Can the Bears offense really be any better if Mitch Trubisky plays on Sunday night?

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers (Week 12) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Can the Chicago Bears snap their losing streak and beat the rival Packers on Sunday Night?

Bears coach Matt Nagy tap-dances around QB question - Chicago Sun-Times - Matt Nagy won’t say it, but Mitch Trubisky will again be the man for the Bears.

Mitch Trubisky headed for an imperfect second chance with Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - “It’s a great opportunity for him,” coach Matt Nagy said, “if he gets a chance to play.”

It doesn’t matter if it’s Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles for the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Neither has been effective this season, and it’s hard to see that changing in the last six games of the season.

Bears’ Robert Quinn hoping to pick up pace - Chicago Sun-Times - When Quinn struggled in the 3-4 with the Rams in 2017, he had 2.5 sacks at this point, but six in the final six games. In 2018 with Miami, he had one sack in his first nine games, but 5.5 in the next six.


Former Chicago Bears DB, Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul passes away at 54 - - Former Bears safety Markus Paul, a longtime NFL strength and conditioning coach, passed away Wednesday at the age of 54.

Markus Paul, a former Chicago Bears defensive back and the Dallas Cowboys strength coach, dies at 54 - Chicago Tribune - Former Chicago Bears defensive back Markus Paul died Wednesday at 54. Paul, who served as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, was hospitalized Tuesday after experiencing a medical emergency at the team’s facility.

Markus Paul, Cowboys strength coach and ex-Bears draft pick, dies - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears selected Paul, a Syracuse safety, in the fourth round of the 1989 draft.


Ravens discipline staff member for conduct related to COVID-19 outbreak - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a staff member being disciplined.

Ravens-Steelers stays on NBC, moves to Sunday afternoon at 1:15 - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens-Steelers game originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night has moved to Sunday afternoon, with a 1:15 p.m. ET kickoff on NBC.


Lions TE T.J. Hockenson leads Pro Bowl vote for NFC tight ends - Pride Of Detroit - Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

Lions injury report: Kenny Golladay OUT, D’Andre Swift questionable vs. Texans - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions will again be shorthanded on offense, but they may get one key player back.

SKOL Search 3: Mock Draft 1.0 with Andrew Harbaugh And Dan Barnes - Daily Norseman - Tyler breaks down his mock draft 1.0 for the Vikings with Blue Chip Scouting’s Andrew Harbaugh and Coast To Coast Scouting’s Dan Barnes

Is Aaron Jones past his prime already heading into a contract year? - Acme Packing Company - Is Jones hitting free agency while already on the decline?


Packers-Bears Week 12 Q&A: What’s wrong with the Chicago offense? - Acme Packing Company - Jeff Berckes of Windy City Gridiron helps us understand why the Bears have been so underwhelming on offense.

Berckes' Five Questions with Acme Packing Company: Is Aaron Rodgers the Kirk Cousins of Pitchmen? - Windy City Gridiron - Jon Meerdink of Acme Packing Company stops by to answer some burning questions ahead of Bears Packers on Sunday night.

6 Degrees of Mike Glennon, from Chicago to Jacksonville - 670 The Score - Mike Glennon will start for the Jaguars on Sunday, completing a cycle that began with the Bears in 2017 and which chronicles the quarterbacks difficulties of both teams.

Wiltfong's Bears Injury Report: Trubisky a full participant, Foles a DNP - Windy City Gridiron - The first injury report for the Chicago Bears in advance of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers came out today, and it was cleaner than we’ve seen the last few weeks. The highlight being...

Berckes' & Snyder's Bears Over Beers: Victory Laps & Concessions - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ take a look back at what they got right and what they got wrong about the Bears and the NFL in 2020


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