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The Bear’s Den, December 7, 2020

Remember when we had “Bears Win Dens?” Yeah, I don’t either.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears collapse in final minutes of 34-30 loss to Lions - 670 The Score - The Detroit Lions won their first game under interim coach Darrell Bevell, rallying to beat the slumping Chicago Bears, 34-30, on Sunday afternoon.

Bernstein: Bears’ choke should resonate - 670 The Score - The Bears’ choke in a 34-30 loss to the Lions at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon – which dropped Chicago to 5-7 – needs to resonate with team ownership.

Matt Forte calls for firing of Bears’ Matt Nagy, Ryan Pace - 670 The Score - Former Bears running back Matt Forte called for the firing of coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace after Chicago collapsed in a 34-30 loss to Detroit on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

Matt Nagy defends Bears’ ‘aggressive’ call late in loss - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy defended his team’s decision to pass on a third-and-4 late in a 34-30 loss to the Lions, a play that resulted in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky making a game-changing fumble.

Nagy’s seat is scalding hot after Bears are stunned by Lions - 670 The Score - The Bears blew a 10-point lead in the final minutes of a stunning 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday afternoon. Afterward, Chicago coach Matt Nagy sounded like a defeated man.

All eyes on George McCaskey as Bears hit a new rock bottom – The Athletic - Should the Bears start searches for a new GM and head coach right now?

Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions Postgame Show: Bears Let One Slip Through Their Hands (Literally) in Sixth-Straight Loss - Chicago Audible - Listen as the guys discuss the Chicago Bears loss to the Detroit Lions.

Why Bears' latest blunder against Lions shouldn't surprise anyone - RSN - 2020 has turned into a joke at Halas Hall.

Alex Brown: Mitch Trubisky deserves blame for fumble in Bears loss - RSN - Trubisky wasn't set up to succeed, but he still had to make the most of the moment.

Bears' brutal loss to Lions sends Twitter into 'fire everyone' mode - RSN - After an impossibly bad loss to the Lions on Sunday, Bears fans made it known that they've had enough of everybody.

Lions 34, Bears 30: Mitch Trubisky's late fumble cements epic collapse - RSN - What just happened?

Olin Kreutz: Bears' Matt Nagy may have lost team, defense 'during the week' - RSN - Is it time to ask if the Bears have good weeks at practice? Because...

Bears fans are done with Chuck Pagano, want him fired - RSN - Bears fans want heads to roll, and defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano's name keeps coming up.

Matt Nagy Lost The Fans, Now The Locker Room - On Tap Sports Net - After the 34-30 loss to the Detroit Lions, Bears' fans are fed up. Head coach Matt Nagy has lost the locker room and the fans as well.

Haugh: There are no excuses for these disgraceful Bears - 670 The Score - Some losses define NFL seasons. Some end eras. What happened Sunday at Soldier Field, for all intents and purposes, accomplished both for these disgraceful Bears.

Defense pours gasoline on Bears’ fire - Chicago Sun-Times - Determined to atone for a bad game vs. the Packers, the defense instead imploded again — allowing 460 yards, including a 7-play, 96-yard TD drive in just 2:15 drive that ignited the Lions’ rally.

Nowhere to go but the exit for Bears coach Matt Nagy after 34-30 loss to Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - The coach who proclaimed last year, "I’m not an idiot," hasn’t supplied enough evidence. And his latest embarrassment is the final push out the door.

Inexcusable: Mitch Trubisky fumbles, Bears blow lead in 6th straight loss - Chicago Sun-Times - If this was the end, Sunday’s 34-30 loss to the Lions felt appropriate — if not, in some sick way, poetic.

Chicago Bears' collapse vs. Detroit Lions a full-team effort - Chicago Tribune - On a chilly, bleak afternoon on the lakefront, the fog seemed to be lifting on the Chicago Bears. That made it all the more jarring minutes later when Detroit Lions players leaped around interim coach Darrell Bevell on the sideline to celebrate the stop that secured their 34-30 victory.

Column: Mitch Trubisky fumble dooms Chicago Bears vs. Lions - Chicago Tribune - Apparently, for the Chicago Bears and their tortured fans, 2020′s knife isn’t done twisting. Sunday's unfathomable 34-30 home loss to the Lions was sealed by one astonishing Mitch Trubisky fumble late in the fourth quarter.

Chicago Bears: Ex-players react to Detroit loss on Twitter - Chicago Tribune - Several former Chicago Bears weren’t holding their tongues on social media after the team blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead against the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Chicago Bears: Best 3-word reviews from loss to Detroit - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears fans shouldn't be surprised by the team's 34-30 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, but the fashion in which the Bears dropped their sixth straight was gut-wrenching nonetheless. Here are fans' best three-word reviews from the game.

Week 13: Detroit Lions 34, Chicago Bears 30 - Chicago Tribune - The Detroit Lions scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to come back from a 10-point second-half deficit and hand the Chicago Bears their sixth straight loss. The Bears last lost six straight in 2002 as part of an eight-game losing streak.

Bears fall apart against Lions in final minutes – The Athletic - Once again, the Bears are left to pick up the pieces of another embarrassing loss.

Bears find new, sick way to lose to Lions – The Athletic - The Bears' problems are easy to see, but difficult to fix.

Halas Intrigue Episode 142: Fire everybody? - Chicago Sun-Times - Will there be yet another bloodletting at Halas Hall?

Three takeaways from Bears-Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Cairo Santos missed his first kick of any sort since Week 3 on Sunday.

Bears RB David Montgomery: ‘I came up short’ on final run - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ rushing attack was resurgent Sunday against the Lions — until they needed one yard.

After another embarrassing Bears loss, time for a housecleaning - Chicago Sun-Times - General manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy need to go. You can throw in president Ted Phillips, too. Also, anyone want to buy an NFL franchise?

POLISH SAUSAGE

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons bet on Zach Wilson, Bears tab Trey Lance right after - The Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons find their quarterbacks as the Dallas Cowboys land a cornerback in our latest first-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers pick Zach Wilson at No. 7, Patriots add dynamic tight end for Cam Newton - CBSSports.com - The Panthers get an eventual replacement for Teddy Bridgewater, while the Patriots find an explosive target

Two Texas players selected in round one of Draft Wire’s NFL mock draft - Left tackle Samuel Cosmi and pass rusher Joseph Ossai are projected to be selected within the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Anthony Lynn: I expect to be coach of the Chargers tomorrow - ProFootballTalk - Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn was on the hot seat heading into Week 13 and his team’s performance against the Patriots won’t help convince anyone that he should be sticking around.

Jaguars will stick with Mike Glennon in Week 14 - ProFootballTalk - The Jaguars had another near miss on Sunday and they’ll come back with quarterback Mike Glennon for their next attempt to end a lengthy losing streak.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Rule of 3: Packers, Lions, and Chicago Bears — oh my! - Windy City Gridiron - Robert, Dan, and Brandon discuss a rough Packers game, the upcoming Lions game, and much more.

Curl: 2020 NFL Chicago Bears find a way to pull out a loss late to the Detroit Lions and keep their losing streak rolling - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears looked like the better team for at least 50 of the 60 minutes in this game, but they gave up the right plays at the right times to keep their downward spiral alive.

Wiltfong: Change at the top is needed for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears needs new leadership, and since the McCaskey’s aren’t selling, it’s long overdue to bring in a team president that can run the franchise.

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Roquan Smith - 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 Linebacker Roquan Smith.

Wiltfong: Bears fans rank 31st in latest confidence polls - Windy City Gridiron - Bears fans and Lions fans are both cheering for a losing team, but one fanbase sees a light at the end of the 2020 tunnel.

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