THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Mitch Trubisky: QB likely to start for Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are expected to turn back to Mitch Trubisky as their starting quarterback for Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers. So how has Trubisky handled himself the past two months? And what’s at stake for him?
Bears’ struggles don’t dampen Mike Tirico’s excitement to call rivalry game vs. Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Tirico is filling in on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” for Al Michaels, who was taking the week off before picking up the postponed Ravens-Steelers game, which was moved to Sunday. Tirico initially was set to call that game, too, Thursday.
Chicago Bears: Charles Leno (toe) misses practice - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears were already in the process of reshuffling their offensive line. On Thursday, left tackle Charles Leno missed practice with an injury.
NBC’s Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico on Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers - Chicago Tribune - “This is the weekend for the holiday of comfort food,” says NBC’s Mike Tirico, who will call the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game with Tony Dungy on Sunday night.
Chicago Bears: There’s plenty to be thankful for. Really. - Chicago Tribune - Adapt a more positive mindset, Bears fans. On this Thanksgiving holiday, there are more than a few things this franchise should be appreciative of.
Bears’ Trubisky in line to start Sunday as Foles remains out - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Nick Foles remained sidelined with a hip injury Thursday, continuing to put his status in doubt for Chicago’s game at Green Bay on Sunday night.
Nick Foles out of practice again Thursday - ProFootballTalk - It’s looking like quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is going to get another shot at starting for the Bears.
After a dud, Bill Lazor must find best way to use Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Precisely how the Bears offensive coordinator uses Trubisky will have a major impact in Sunday’s rivalry game against the Packers.
Renaissance man: Bears bracing for Aaron Rodgers’ best - Chicago Sun-Times - The Packers’ ever-dangerous QB is playing at an MVP level, with an NFL-leading 115.8 passer rating. “He’s Picasso. He’s the Michelangelo of quarterback play,” Bears DC Chuck Pagano said.
Bears coach Matt Nagy delays naming Mitch Trubisky starting QB to be ‘fair’ to Nick Foles - Chicago Sun-Times - It still looks like Trubisky will get another shot Sunday against the Packers, and Foles has not practiced this week. That tells us everything we need to know, regardless of whether Nagy says it.
Bears offensive line scrambles again without LT Charles Leno (toe injury) - Chicago Sun-Times - If Leno doesn’t play against the Packers, the Bears will be down to two of their five original starters up front.
Bears predictions: Week 12 at Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday night against the rival Packers at Lambeau Field.
Sam Darnold fully participates in Thursday's practice, on track to return Sunday - ProFootballTalk - After Darnold was a full participant in practice Thursday, it appears the starting quarterback will return to the lineup Sunday against the Dolphins.
What we learned from NFL Thanksgiving doubleheader - NFL.com - As NFL players and fans alike give thanks, four teams spent part of Thanksgiving day battling it out for a chance to improve their place in the standings. Here's what we learned.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Matthew Stafford on Matt Patricia's job status: "It's not my decision" - ProFootballTalk - “It’s not my decision,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “That’s for somebody else. If you want to ask me about the game, you ask me about the game.”
3 takeaways from the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Texans: Enough is enough - Pride Of Detroit - It’s over. End this.
Recap: Lions blown out for 4th time in 5 games, lose to Texans 41-25 - Pride Of Detroit - This has to be the end.
Team owner Sheila Ford Hamp couldn’t even watch the Lions get plastered by the Texans - Pride Of Detroit - Yeah, that’s exactly how we feel, too.
Matt Patricia on Lions’ future: ‘I focus one day at a time. That doesn’t change’ - NFL.com - A fourth loss in five games has brought Matt Patricia’s job status into question.
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Householder's Week 12 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Do we really have to do this one? I mean...don’t we kind of know how it’s going to end?
Schmitz: Happy Thanksgiving from the Rule of 3 Podcast! - Windy City Gridiron - Robert, Dan, and Brandon gather around the virtual Thanksgiving table to talk about the Bears as they exit their bye week.
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