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The Bear’s Den, November 3, 2020

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Javon Wims to Appeal Suspension: Does He Have a Case? - On Tap Sports Net - As more information comes to light about the incident between Javon Wims and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, does the Bears' wideout have a case in his appeal?

NFL suspends Bears WR Javon Wims 2 games for punching CJ Gardner-Johnson - RSN - The NFL suspended Bears WR Javon Wims two games for repeatedly punching Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson during Sunday's game.

Starting Mitch Trubisky, benching Nick Foles wouldn’t solve Bears’ problems - RSN - Benching Nick Foles and starting Mitch Trubisky again isn't going to solve any of the Bears' offensive problems.

NFL trade deadline: Bears landing offensive lineman could be difficult - RSN - Any deal for an offensive lineman will be easier said than done.

NFL trade deadline: Why Bears are likely to stand pat ahead of Tuesday - RSN - The Bears are not one player away from being legit contenders in the NFC, so there's a good chance Ryan Pace doesn't do anything before Tuesday's 3 p.m. CT trade deadline.

Chicago Bears - New Orleans Saints Postgame Show: Bears Claw Back Late in Fourth-Quarter, But Unable to Complete Comeback in Overtime - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys share their instant analysis and insight from the Chicago Bears 26-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Bears' nightmare third quarter and Javon Wims' ejection – The Athletic - As one Saints player presciently told Nick Foles, “That ain’t gonna work.”

Bears are an offensive mess once again – The Athletic - The Bears' formula for losing remains constant.

Bears' lack of composure vs. Saints overshadows resilience – The Athletic - The Bears came back against a team that’s going to be playing in January. That means something.

Would Matt Nagy return to Mitch Trubisky over Nick Foles? – The Athletic - More Bears quarterback controversy?

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Chicago Bears' Week 8 loss - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost to the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime Sunday at Soldier Field.

Winners and losers from Chicago Bears' Week 8 - Chicago Tribune - Fox’s Troy Aikman validated the thoughts of a lot of Chicago Bears fans late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints: “It’s too lackadaisical, and even watching this, when you’re in a hurry-up situation, I don’t know. A little frustrated watching it.”

Javon Wims: Chicago Bears WR suspended for 2 games - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims has been suspended for two games without pay for punching New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson during the Week 8 game at Soldier Field.

Bears-Saints podcast: A closer look at a tough loss - Chicago Sun-Times - Our guys take a closer look at a tough Bears loss.

New drama between Bears coach Matt Nagy, QB Nick Foles after delay vs. Saints - Chicago Sun-Times - Last week it was the fallout from Brian Griese’s comments on the ESPN broadcast. Now Nagy and Foles don’t see eye-to-eye about Foles using a wristband with play calls on it.

Bears Snap Judgments: TE Cole Kmet finally gets that bump in playing time - Chicago Sun-Times - Kmet played a season-high 43% of the snaps, and the corresponding move was Demetrius Harris playing a season-low (by far) 7%.

Bears’ Javon Wims suspended two games - Chicago Sun-Times - When he appeals Tuesday, his case will be heard by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash, former players who are appointed and paid by both the NFL and NFLPA.

Bears Film Study: Highs and lows of Bears’ 26-23 loss to Saints - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears showed everything people love and hate about them in a frustrating defeat. This week’s film study scrutinizes some of their best and worst moments.

Why is Bears’ Nick Foles worse than Mitch Trubisky? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears aren’t getting the boost they hoped for when Matt Nagy switched quarterbacks. But Foles has had tougher sledding — facing top-5 defenses with a short-handed offensive line, for starters.

The Bears had a discipline problem before Javon Wims’ punches - Chicago Sun-Times - Entering Monday night’s game, no NFL team had more penalties than the Bears’ 59. Two of the players in a three-way tie for most penalties in the NFL this season are Bears.

Nagy growing increasingly frustrated by Bears’ penalties - 670 The Score - The Bears have been flagged for an NFL-high 58 penalties over the course of eight games, and it’s becoming an increasingly frustrating matter for coach Matt Nagy.

Chicago Bears rookie WR Darnell Mooney continuing to exceed expectations - - Rookie receiver Darnell Mooney has continued to become a bigger part of the Bears offense.

Chicago Bears WR Javon Wims suspended two games by NFL for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct rules - - Bears receiver Javon Wims has been suspended without pay for two games by the NFL for violating unsportsmanlike conduct rules in Sunday’s loss to the Saints.

Bears’ Wims suspended 2 games for punching Saints player - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Javon Wims was suspended for two games without pay by the NFL after throwing multiple punches at Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson in Chicago’s 26-23 overtime loss to New Orleans on Sunday.

This Offense Isn’t “Ugly”, It’s Embarrassing - Da Bears Blog - What the Bears do on offense isn’t ugly. Ugly is too cute a word for it. What the Bears do on offense is embarrassing. And with the season now at the halfway point, it’s time to acknowledge this is unlikely to change during the 2020 campaign.


Texans WR Will Fuller could be moved by Tuesday trade deadline - - Will Fuller may be finishing the remainder of his breakout campaign with another franchise.

Report: NFL could have 16-team postseason if it loses games to COVID-19 - ProFootballTalk - The Competition Committee will present a resolution to NFL owners for an expanded postseason if regular-season games are lost to COVID-19.

Jimmy Garoppolo to miss time with ankle injury - ProFootballTalk - 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is back on the shelf with a high-ankle sprain.

George Kittle may be out for season with foot injury - ProFootballTalk - All-Pro tight end George Kittle has a fracture in his foot and will miss extended time, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.


Packers Week 8 Snap Counts: Steady Vikings run game keeps base defense on the field - Acme Packing Company - The Packers used more base defense on Sunday than at any other point in 2020, but it still failed to slow down Dalvin Cook and company.

Packers to hold meetings virtually after AJ Dillon reportedly tests positive for COVID-19 - Acme Packing Company - The rookie has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, causing the Packers to work from home.

Detroit Lions work out WR Mohamed Sanu - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions may be looking to add some WR depth after Golladay’s injury.

Mike Pettine’s future with Packers may be on the line in NFC Championship rematch - Acme Packing Company - Matt LaFleur admitted the Packers knew what the Vikings were going to do and still couldn’t stop it, just like the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers. A repeat performance Thursday could spell the end for the man responsible for finding ways to get stops.


Wiltfong: Bears vs Saints - snap counts, stats and more - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives some thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their latest disappointing loss, this one in overtime, 26 to 23 to the New Orleans Saints.

Infante: Bears WR Javon Wims suspended two games for unsportsmanlike conduct - Windy City Gridiron - The three-year veteran was ejected for swinging at Saints defender Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on Sunday.

Leming: 10 takes on the Bears’ 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints at home - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are (5-3) after their second straight loss but as the loses mount, the pressure for answers strengthens. Is this team in trouble moving forward?

Infante's Notes: Bears struggle on both sides of ball in overtime loss to Saints - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears lose their second-straight game in an overtime defeat to the Saints.


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