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The Bear’s Den, November 9, 2020

On the bright side... OK, let’s just skip the Sally Sunshine routine, there is no bright side.

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Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
Breon Borders #39 of the Tennessee Titans looks to stop a reception by Darnell Mooney #11 of the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Nashville
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Bears vs. Titans 3 takeaways: Matt Nagy, Nick Foles hit pathetic new low - RSN - JJ Stankevitz looks at what went down in the Bears’ brutal 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Titans 24, Bears 17: The offensive crisis continues in embarrassing loss - RSN - It took less than a month for the Bears to go from 5-1 to 5-4.

Game Recap: Chicago Bears lose third straight game, fall 24-17 to Tennessee Titans - Playing with a makeshift offensive line due to injuries, the Bears continued to struggle on offense in a 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday in Nashville.

Freefalling Bears have no fix for their struggles - 670 The Score - The Bears dropped their third straight game in a 24-17 loss to the Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, and there are no signs that Chicago has a fix for its struggles.

Haugh: Moribund Bears need to start asking hard questions - 670 The Score - Losers of three straight after a 24-17 setback to the Titans on Sunday, the Bears are headed in the wrong direction and have holes across their roster.

Bears’ slide continues in 24-17 loss to Titans - 670 The Score - Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes, and the banged-up Tennessee Titans never trailed in snapping a two-game skid by beating the Chicago Bears, 24-17, on Sunday.

Bernstein: Bears waste our day - 670 The Score - I could’ve taken a walk, on an unseasonably lovely November afternoon in Chicago. I could’ve been breathing the fresh autumn air. Instead, I watched the moribund Bears on Sunday afternoon.

Bears place 2 more players on COVID-19 reserve list - 670 The Score - The Bears placed two more players on the COVID-19 reserve list ahead of their game against the Titans on Sunday, shutting down safety Deon Bush and tackle Lachavious Simmons.

How much more can you take? Bears find new rock bottom in 24-17 loss to Titans - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears lost their third straight game Sunday, falling to 5-4 in a performance that could cost some people their jobs.

Chicago Bears' frustration mounts after 3rd straight loss - Chicago Tribune - It’s fair to start wondering if the Chicago Bears’ 5-1 start will be wasted away as they enter a critical portion of the schedule with the next three games against division rivals. It takes a wild optimist to think things will improve much anytime soon.

Chicago Bears: 3-word reviews from loss to Tennessee Titans - Chicago Tribune - Not even 17 fourth-quarter points were enough to keep the Chicago Bears from losing their third straight game. Here are readers' best three-word reviews from the team's 24-17 defeat at Tennessee on Sunday.

Week 9 recap: Tennessee Titans 24, Chicago Bears 17 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears entered Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans with an offensive line decimated by injuries and illness, and their issues showed in mistake-filled 24-17 loss in Nashville.

Week 9 photos: Tennessee Titans 24, Chicago Bears 17 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears traveled to Nashville in Week 9 to play the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 8, 2020.

Deon Bush: Chicago Bears place safety on COVID-19 list - Chicago Tribune - The Bears placed backup safety Deon Bush on the reserve/COVID-19 list and ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. NFL Network reported Bush has not tested positive but was in close contact with someone outside of the team who had.

A familiar Bears failure against the Titans – The Athletic - It was the same old story in Tennessee on Sunday afternoon for the Bears.

Chicago Bears - Tennessee Titans Postgame Show: A No-Show Offense Squanders Another Strong Defensive Day (What's New?) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys share their instant analysis of the Chicago Bears 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Bears' defense once again bears brunt of offensive ineptitude – The Athletic - It's understandable to feel sorry for the Bears defense right now.

Why one part of Bears' awful, rotten offense is not entirely beyond fixing - RSN - If the Bears' offense is going to be this bad in 2020, the least they could do is stop committing so many penalties, writes JJ Stankevitz.

The Bears’ offense commits sin of being brutally boring - Chicago Sun-Times - A lifeless attack has stuck around the past three weeks — quite possibly because lifeless is exactly what the offense is.

More trouble for Bears’ running game as RB David Montgomery exits - Chicago Sun-Times - Montgomery left in the fourth quarter and was checked for a concussion. He did not return.

Why the time — and timing — is right for Matt Nagy to give up calling plays - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears need to change something. Nagy has played most of his cards already, except for letting coordinator Bill Lazor — or pass-game coordinator Dave Ragone — call the plays.


Alex Smith will start for Washington next week - ProFootballTalk - Alex Smith will make his first start since 2018 when Washington faces the Lions next weekend.

NFL Week 9: What we learned from Sunday's games - The Ravens defense held down the Colts for a key win, Dalvin Cook had another huge day in another Vikings win and the Chiefs staved off the Christian McCaffrey-led Panthers.

Fifteen NFL teams currently have COVID-19 issues - ProFootballTalk - Currently, 15 teams have issues with the virus, in one form or another. In no particular order, they are the Ravens, Texans, Colts, Broncos, Chiefs, Cowboys, Packers, Bears, 49ers, Cardinals, Eagles, Raiders, Lions, Falcons, and Dolphins.

Bill Belichick culpable for Patriots' decline; what did scouts miss with DK Metcalf? - - In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains why Bill Belichick deserves substantial blame for the Patriots' decline. Plus, an answer for the question on many minds: How did talent evaluators miss on DK Metcalf?


3 takeaways from the Detroit Lions loss to the Minnesota Vikings - Pride Of Detroit - Another week where you could have spent your Sunday doing something else.

Minnesota Vikings 34, Detroit Lions 20: Dalvin Cook, defense key big victory - Daily Norseman - A big game on both sides of the ball for the Vikings


Curl: 2020 NFL Clunky Chicago Bears offense stalls until garbage time in embarrassing 24 to 17 downward-spiral loss to Tennessee Titans - Windy City Gridiron - Injuries and COVID rule outs led Bears to attempt a football game with JUCO-level offensive line performance. It did not go well.

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Bilal Nichols Plays All Over the Defensive Line - 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 Defensive Lineman Bilal Nichols


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