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The Bears Win Den, December 14, 2020

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Mario Edwards #97 during the second half at Soldier Field
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Haugh: Bears finally play strong complementary football - 670 The Score - For at least a day, let the Bears enjoy this. Let them celebrate a rare offensive explosion in a 36-7 triumph over the Texans on Sunday, a game that included scoring 30 points in the first 30 minutes like all the cool kids in the NFL do.

Bears finally break through with complete performance - 670 The Score - For at least one Sunday of a whirlwind season, the Bears were the team they had envisioned becoming. The Bears showed resolve in beating up the Texans in a 36-7 win at Soldier Field on Sunday, snapping their six-game losing streak.

Bears snap 6-game losing streak by routing Texans, 36-7 - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes to outplay Deshaun Watson in their first meeting since they entered the NFL, and the Chicago Bears snapped a six-game losing streak with a 36-7 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Bernstein: Dominant Bears provide rare bright spot - 670 The Score - I forgot that we were allowed to not be miserable on Sunday – or at least to put off the feeling for enough time to be distracted by how well the Bears actually played.

Bears GM Ryan Pace: ‘All of us are angry right now’ - 670 The Score - Bears general manager Ryan Pace’s job is in jeopardy as Chicago has continued its slide with six straight losses, a rut that has left Pace and the team “angry.”

Game Recap: Chicago Bears snap losing streak with 36-7 win over Houston Texans - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears delivered their most impressive performance of the season Sunday at Soldier Field, snapping their six-game losing streak with a decisive 36-7 rout of the Houston Texans.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears LB Khalil Mack fuels strong defensive effort in 36-7 win over Houston Texans - ChicagoBears.com - Khalil Mack sparked a dominant performance by the Bears defense by generating multiple impact plays in Sunday’s 36-7 trouncing of the Texans at Soldier Field.

Postgame Perspective: Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy sensed something special 36-7 win over Houston Texans - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Matt Nagy wasn’t surprised by the Bears’ dominant performance in Sunday’s 36-7 demolition of the Texans based on the vibe and energy he felt from his team during pregame warmups.

Olin Kreutz sees scenario where Mitch Trubisky signs with Bears in 2021 - RSN - Mitch Trubisky, Bears QB of the future?

Bears vs. Texans takeaways: David Montgomery's big day an indictment of Matt Nagy - RSN - The Bears' dominant 36-7 win over the Houston Texans revealed some good things - and bad things - about Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky and the 2020 season.

Bears 36, Texans 7: Montgomery, Mack help Bears snap six-game skid - RSN - Mitch Trubisky outduels Deshaun Watson.

Why Bears' blowout win over Houston keeps them relevant – for now - RSN - A 36-7 whoopin' looks great on paper. So why doesn't it feel that way?

Why George McCaskey, Bears could fire Ryan Pace but keep Matt Nagy in 2021 - RSN - It's unlikely, but not impossible, that George McCaskey decides after this season to retain Matt Nagy but fire Ryan Pace.

Chicago Bears - Houston Texans Postgame Show: Complete Team Effort Results in Blowout Victory - Chicago Audible podcast - Listen as the guys recap the Chicago Bears 36-7 victory over the Houston Texans.

The Bears showed they haven't given up on Matt Nagy – The Athletic - Matt Nagy celebrated with his players all game long. How many more does he have at Soldier Field?

Bears, Mitch Trubisky finding identity — albeit against bad defenses - Chicago Sun-Times - After averaging 19.6 points the first 11 games, the Bears have averaged 35 points over the last two.

Mack attack is back to spark Bears’ defensive resurgence - Chicago Sun-Times - With Khalil Mack leading the way, the Bears’ defense atoned for two bad games with a vintage performance — seven sacks, a fumble and a safety — against a short-handed Texans offense.

A victory over the Texans is a loss if McCaskeys don’t make changes - Chicago Sun-Times - A blowout over a bad team doesn’t mean Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy should keep their jobs

Bears quick hits: Kicker Cairo Santos chasing franchise record for field goals - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at that pursuit and two other notes from the Bears’ 36-7 win over the Texans.

Bears’ 36-7 trampling of Texans is nice, but it changes nothing about their future - Chicago Sun-Times - The victory doesn’t signify much for the long term, but it does keep a worthwhile goal in play for the season.

Bears WR Allen Robinson surpasses 1,000 receiving yards - Chicago Sun-Times - Robinson is the fifth Bear to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, joining Curtis Conway, Marty Booker, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

Column: Did the real Chicago Bears show up vs. Houston? - Chicago Tribune - For the Chicago Bears, was Sunday's 36-7 blowout of the Houston Texans a too-little, too-late outburst after a six-game losing streak? Or will the sudden momentum become the defibrillator paddles for the Bears' playoff hopes?

Week 14 recap: Chicago Bears 36, Houston Texans 7 - Chicago Tribune - The long-term futures of many around Halas Hall remain in question for a team that lost six straight games in 2020. But for an afternoon at Soldier Field, against the depleted Houston Texans, all was right with the Chicago Bears.

Bears end their long losing streak by doing five things – The Athletic - The Bears did a lot right Sunday, and those things stacked up to a blowout victory.

Chicago Bears: 3-word reviews from win over Houston Texans - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears snapped their six-game losing streak by beating Houston 36-7 on Sunday at Soldier Field. But fans aren't buying a major turnaround — at least not according to their three-word reviews from the game.

It's Elementary, My Dear Watson: BEARS 36, TEXANS 7 - Bleacher Nation - Trubisky threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-7 win against the Texans.

Bears' fan bet big on offense and could get huge win in Week 14 - RSN - A bold Bears' fans placed a huge bet on the offense in Week 14 and could win!

NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Chicago Bears 36, Houston Texans 7 - PFF - The deficiencies surrounding Deshaun Watson that have held the Houston Texans to a record well below .500 were on full display in this game, as the Chicago Bears rolled to a 36-7 victory at home.

Mitchell Trubisky outplays Deshaun Watson as Bears thump Texans - ProFootballTalk - For one day, at least, Mitchell Trubisky was better than Deshaun Watson.

David Montgomery’s TD run sends message to Texans in win - Chicago Sun-Times - The touchdown sparked the sideline, quarterback Mitch Trubisky said after the 36-7 win at Soldier Field.

Bears WR Allen Robinson puts up another 1,000-yard season despite QB woes - Chicago Sun-Times - He has broken 1,000 yards receiving with Blake Bortles, Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles as his quarterbacks. That’ll lead to a big payday this offseason.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Lovie Smith fired as Illinois football coach - Chicago Tribune - Illinois fired football coach Lovie Smith after five seasons without a winning record. The Illini went 17-39 overall under Smith — the worst winning percentage (.304) of any Illinois football coach since the late 1970s — and 10-33 in Big Ten play.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Houston Texans Final Score/Post-Game Recap: Texans 7, Bears 36 - Battle Red Blog - The Texans lose big to the Bears. Everything sucks.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: 2020 NFL Chiago Bears smother cowering Houston Texans in decisive end to uncharacteristic 6-game losing streak - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears offense dropped a 30 burger in the first half and looked like a legitimate contender in what will be remembered as the premiere too-little-too-late game of the season.

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Darnell Mooney - 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 Receiver Darnell Mooney

Windy City Gridiron Chicago Bears Free Agency Round Table: Part 2 - Windy City Gridiron - Part 2 of our look at current Bears players who will be free agents in 2021, and what to do with them.

Schmitz' Postgame pod: Chicago Bears are back in the hunt! - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears blasted the Texans to put themselves right back in the playoff hunt, but how in the world did it happen? In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on WCG’s own Jacob Infante to answer.

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