THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Tennessee Titans (Week 9) - ChicagoAudible Podcast - Listen as the guys get you prepared for the Chicago Bears Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Secret Center: Sam Mustipher Out, Sunday’s Starter a Mystery - SI.com - Sam Mustipher was ruled out Friday due to knee injury. Mustipher is a replacement for starter Cody Whitehair, who Friday was placed on Reserve/COVID-19.
No Simple Bears Task: Halt Runaway Titans Train Derrick Henry - SI.com - Preventing Henry from building up momentum is the key.
Emma’s Tailgater: Time to accept the Bears for what they are - 670 The Score - The Bears continue to claim that better football lies ahead for them, but it’s time to start accepting them for who they are – an underwhelming team failing to fulfill its potential.
Bears down to third-string option at center - 670 The Score - The Bears are down to their third-string option at center after ruling out Cody Whitehair (COVID-19) and Sam Mustipher (knee) for their game at the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. It’s not quite clear who that third option will be.
Roster Moves: Chicago Bears RG Germain Ifedi activated from Reserve/COVID-19 list - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears offensive line received a much-needed boost Friday when starting right guard Germain Ifedi was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Roster Moves: Chicago Bears place C Cody Whitehair placed on reserve/COVID-19 list - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday placed veteran center Cody Whitehair on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Chicago Bears players appreciate team's pro-active approach after positive COVID-19 test - ChicagoBears.com - After a positive COVID test forced the Bears to close Halas Hall Thursday, a number of players praised the team’s decisive action after returning to the facility Friday.
Injury Update: Who's in, who's out for Chicago Bears against Tennessee Titans - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will be missing three starting offensive linemen as well as four additional players who were ruled out of Sunday’s road game against the Tennessee Titans.
Bears Activate Germain Ifedi From the Reserve/COVID-19 List - On Tap Sports Net - Germain Ifedi was placed on the COVID-19 list due to contact with Jason Spriggs. The Bears activated the guard ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans.
Bears Matchup Flashback: Not Remembering the Titans (2016) - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears and Titans will face off for their 13th all-time meeting on Sunday. The series sits at 6 apiece with Tennessee winning the most recent contest.
Javon Wims’ suspension may not mean big opportunity for Bears’ Riley Ridley - RSN - Riley Ridley should be active for the first time in 2020 on Sunday against the Titans. But that does not mean he'll be a significant part of the Bears' offensive plans.
Bears all over midseason players of year – The Athletic - With half the year in the books, we take a look back at the strongest starters at each position to take stock of the NFL's top players.
Jaylon Jonson on NFL All-Rookie Team at midseason mark of 2020 season – The Athletic - It is halftime of the 2020 NFL season, giving us a larger sample size to evaluate the league’s rookies.
Bears-Titans key matchups, game picks and more – The Athletic - Both the Bears and Titans have lost two in a row. Something has to give, right?
Bears-Titans live podcast: Questions and answers about Sunday’s game - Chicago Sun-Times - The guys answered questions during a live version of the podcast.
Chicago Bears: 5 things to watch for Sunday’s Titans game - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have had an interesting week, including a COVID-19 outbreak and Jimmy Graham mea culpa. With kickoff closing in, here’s our snapchat heading into their Sunday game against the Tennessee Titans.
Bears C Cody Whitehair has coronavirus; no other Bears test positive - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears put center Cody Whitehair on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list Friday after his initial positive coronavirus test was confirmed overnight.
Bears lean on steady Matt Nagy during week from Hell - Chicago Sun-Times - Matt Nagy could have moped. In private moments, he probably did. But as he neared the end of his Hell Week on Friday, the Bears head coach joked and smiled.
Bears QB Mitch Trubisky won’t need surgery after throwing shoulder injury: report - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky will almost certainly miss at least one game and rehab his shoulder with an eye on returning.
Cody Whitehair on COVID-19 reserve list, but Germain Ifedi cleared to play vs. Titans - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears still will have a makeshift offensive line against the Titans, with three backups starting — likely seventh-round rookie Arlington Hambright at left guard, second-year undrafted free agent Alex Bars at center and former defensive tackle Rashaad Coward at right tackle for Bobby Massie.
After ugly losses, Bears have plenty to prove Sunday against Titans - Chicago Sun-Times - They’re at risk of going 0 for 3 in what many thought would be a revealing segment of their schedule. Can the Bears fix three key problems that hurt them against the Rams and Saints?
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Tennessee Titans release veterans Johnathan Joseph, Vic Beasley - Music City Miracles - A defensive transformation.
Adoree Jackson appears ready to return this weekend - Music City Miracles - Titans fans rejoice because as it appears as if Adoree Jackson may be ready to make his regular season debut this weekend:
Bears have COVID-19 concerns ahead Titans game - Music City Miracles - This is something to watch this week.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
WhiskeyRanger's Fantasy Football Forum Week 9: Who the Heck is Richie James?! - Windy City Gridiron - James was the lone bright spot for the 49ers Thursday night, but can he be a bright spot for your fantasy team moving forward?
Householder & Berckes' Best Bets: Chicago Bears vs. Titans gambling picks on spread, total - Windy City Gridiron - Injuries and COVID is taking a toll on the Bears’ roster, will they have enough players and fight to get off the schneid?
Wiltfong's Bears vs Titans Injury Report: Chicago rules 4 out, Cole Kmet questionable - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are faced with a multitude of injuries while they try to break a 2-game losing streak heading into a week nine matchup with the Tennessee Titans.
Infante: Khalil Mack a top-5 candidate for Defensive Player of the Year - Windy City Gridiron - The All-Pro edge rusher’s hot start to the year has bettors favoring his DPOY odds.
Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Titans - Windy City Gridiron - On the heels of a losing streak, the Bears try to regroup in Nashville. WCG’s staff picks for a showdown in Music City.
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