THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Bears’ Allen Robinson leaves practice with knee issue - 670 The Score - Bears top receiver Allen Robinson left practice Friday with a knee issue, and the team was still seeking information on the extent of the injury as of mid-afternoon.
Emma’s Tailgater: Change for Bears becoming inevitable - 670 The Score - The Bears have lost five straight games and fallen out of the playoff picture, setting the stage for potentially significant change this offseason. It’s on team chairman George McCaskey to make key decisions for his franchise.
The Pick Is In: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - 2020 Week 13 game - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 13 game between the Bears and Lions Sunday at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.
Chicago Bears OL German Ifedi promotes Urban Growers Collective for My Cause My Cleats initiative - ChicagoBears.com - Bears offensive lineman Germain Ifedi will wear cleats honoring the Urban Growers Collective in Sunday’s game against the Lions at Soldier Field.
Chicago Bears: 9 players questionable vs. Detroit Lions - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears listed nine players as questionable for Sunday's against the Detroit Lions at because of injuries. Akiem Hicks (knee), Khalil Mack (back), Charles Leno (toe) and Allen Robinson (knee) all were limited in practice Friday. Roquan Smith and Alex Bars missed practice with non-injury designations.
Week 13 predictions: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears haven't lost six games in row since 2002. They'll need to beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday to avoid a six-game skid. Our Week 13 predictions.
Column: Chicago Bears face changes without wins down stretch - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears in the next four weeks play three teams with general manager openings, no doubt a pivotal stretch for Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy. If the Bears don't win those games, they can expect at least some level of organizational change.
Bears-Lions predictions for NFL Week 13 – The Athletic - Can Mitch Trubisky lead the Bears to victory against the Lions and snap their losing streak?
Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions (Week 13) - ChicagoAudible.ccom - Listen to the guys' weekly comprehensive game preview episode as they aim to prepare you for this week's contest against the Detroit Lions.
10 Bears with most to prove in final 5 games: From Matt Nagy to Robert Quinn - RSN - Matt Nagy's challenge of "personal pride" should resonate with a number of Bears players who either have roster spots to win or contracts to earn in 2021. And Nagy, himself, has plenty to prove over what may or may not be his final five games as the head coach of the Bears.
(Too) Bold Bears Predictions: Trubisky and co. score – twice! – in 3rd quarter - RSN - The Bears might be bad, but the Lions are worse. Right?
Bears' Anthony Miller points to play-calling as key to success vs. Lions - RSN - The wide receiver didn't hold back when addressing the team's offensive issues.
Anthony Miller Takes a Shot at the Bears' Play-Calling - On Tap Sports Net - Chicago Bears' wide receiver Anthony Miller had an interesting quote about the team's play-calling when asked about how the offense can improve.
Injury Update: Who's in, who's out for Chicago Bears' Week 13 game vs. Detroit Lions - ChicagoBears.com - Receivers Allen Robinson II and Darnell Mooney are among nine Bears players who are listed as questionable on the injury report for Sunday’s home game against the Lions.
Bears looking to fill big hole with Akiem Hicks - Chicago Sun-Times - After the standout defensive end missed the Packers game because of a hamstring injury, the Bears are expecting him to play Sunday against the Lions at Soldier Field. Hicks is listed as questionable.
On a losing streak, Matt Nagy can’t afford one more - Chicago Sun-Times - The McCaskeys have never fired a coach midseason, and don’t figure to do so this year. But if Bears head coach Matt Nagy wants to return next year, he needs to start stating his case Sunday.
What can Bears expect from Mitch Trubisky the next 4 games? - Chicago Sun-Times - As they hit a soft spot in the schedule over the next four games, the Bears need Trubisky to feast on poor pass defenses. Can he do it?
Bears’ Roquan Smith misses practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Pressed about whether the absence was related to the coronavirus, or to contact tracing, Bears coach Matt Nagy wouldn’t say.
Halas Intrigue Episode 141: A fiery debate over the Bears’ state of mind - Chicago Sun-Times - Is the defense still engaged? Or have they really quit, as NBC analyst and Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said?
No offense: Bears defenders on board with Matt Nagy - Chicago Sun-Times - Safeties Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson back their head coach after Nagy took heat for taking the defense to task over the loss to the Packers. “We needed to hear that,” Gipson said.
Chicago Bears: Storylines for Week 13 vs. Detroit Lions - Chicago Tribune - In a season defined by offensive struggles, the Chicago Bears hit their longest play of the season Sunday in a 41-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers. What all went into David Montgomery’s career-long 57-yard run?
Blake Bortles: We were in the wrong for violating COVID-19 protocols - ProFootballTalk - “Obviously, we were in the wrong,’’ Bortles said, via Mike Klis of 9News. “We didn’t have our masks on. It was a red flag with that. So we made a mistake, had kind of a brain fart for a moment. What’s unfortunate is we’ve been really good all year as a quarterback group about wearing masks and our trackers. I thought it was unfortunate. They handled it how they handled it. Wish it was different, wish we made a better decision and could have fixed it.’’
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Report: Lions plan to waive Marvin Hall - ProFootballTalk - The Lions intend to waive receiver Marvin Hall, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.
Report: Detroit Lions waiving veteran WR Marvin Hall - Pride Of Detroit - In a surprise move, the Lions are planning to release their veteran wide receiver.
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Householder & Berckes' Best Bets: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions spread, total, survivor picks - Windy City Gridiron - Two very bad teams meet: which side in the one you want to put money on?
Berckes' Fantasy Football Forum Week 13: The Race for QB1 - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy
Wiltfong: Bears vs Lions Injury Report - Hicks and Mack among 9 questionable for Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - Today’s injury report from the Chicago Bears is quite lengthy with nine players listed as questionable, but a few of those are expected to play on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
Infante: Bears given 9th-best NFC odds to make playoffs after cold streak - Windy City Gridiron - After dropping five games in a row, bettors have soured on the Bears’ postseason odds.
Snider & Berckes' Bears Over Beers: Burn It All Down? - Windy City Gridiron - Has this Bears team’s window slammed shut?
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