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The Bear’s Den, April 3, 2020

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Bears fans relived the huge 2015 “Brett Favre Night” win over the Packers as the game was re-aired last night

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers
Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears scrambles drops back to pass the football during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 26, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Helmets were thrown, pouts of disgust were made, and the Bears won.
Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bears spoiling Packers’ Brett Favre celebration was only highlight of John Fox era - NBC Sports Chicago - NBC Sports Network will on Thursday night replay the Bears’ upset win over the Packers on Thanksgiving in 2015.

Blast from Past: Bears Beat Packers Thursday on NBC Sports - SI.com - NBC Sports Network is giving Bears fans a real treat of sorts Thursday night at 8:30 with the replay of the biggest victory in the John Fox era.

Chalk Talk: Who are QBs Bears have traded for? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses quarterbacks the Bears have obtained in trades, if there’s an update on linebacker Roquan Smith’s recovery from a pectoral injury and Bears who have been the best to wear various uniform numbers in NFL history.

The Position Most Neglected in the Draft by Ryan Pace - SI.com - One position on the football field has been almost totally neglected by Bears general manager Ryan Pace on draft day.

Take our 9-question Bears-Packers trivia quiz - ChicagoBears.com - With tight end Jimmy Graham joining the Bears after spending two seasons with the Packers, we’ve created a trivia quiz involving players who have suited up for both teams.

Da Bears Blog | On Covid-19 and the Potential Impact on the 2020 NFL - Da Bears Blog - For those of you who don’t know, I live in Woodside, Queens (NY). That’s less than a mile from Elmhurst Hospital, the current epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic. This thing has pretty much consumed my brain and kept me from seriously sleeping for weeks. Thankfully, I have this site. So here’s what all this craziness could mean to the NFL season.

Bears Could Seek Competition On Offensive Line In Draft - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy made his frustration clear about the offensive line’s poor play after a disappointing 2019 season, but with four starters set to return on multi-year deals, the blame largely fell on offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, who was fired two days after the end of the regular

Lightfoot On Bears: ‘Got To Solve The QB Problem’ - 670 The Score - Like so many, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot often turns to sports for comfort. And that means she also has some strong opinions to share about her beloved Bears.

5@5: Should Bears Draft Best Available Or For Need? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Chicago Bears unlikely to make a big splash in NFL draft - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ list of needs remains substantial. Yet the resources to fill those holes are dwindling. With five of their seven draft picks coming deep into Day 3, it will be a steep climb.

Bears GM Ryan Pace bets on other teams’ castoffs - Chicago Sun-Times - In the past three weeks, the Bears have either added or agreed to add seven players from other teams. Four of them are former first-round picks.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL draft: How the top prospects are preparing - Chicago Tribune - Northwestern’s Joe Gaziano, Notre Dame’s Cole Kmet, Illinois’ Oluwole Betiku Jr. and Illinois State's James Robinson shared how the coronavirus restrictions have altered their draft preparations.

NFL considering 2 different draft scenarios for teams - NFL.com - The NFL issued a memo to teams Thursday detailing two different scenarios for 2020 draft procedures the league is considering.

Tony Boselli recovering after COVID-19 hospitalization - NFL.com - Jaguars great Tony Boselli on Thursday revealed the details of his battle with the illness he contracted as a result of the new coronavirus pandemic currently gripping the world.

Baker Mayfield killing his garage workouts - ProFootballTalk - The comments on social media after Baker Mayfield was photographed in a swimsuit in Antigua alongside three Giants players, including running back Saquon Barkley, were not kind to the Browns quarterback.

Andy Reid preparing for 2020 season out of his basement - ProFootballTalk - Where does the Super Bowl-winning coach go to prepare to defend the title when he can’t go the office? With the Chiefs’ practice facility closed, Andy Reid has found a quiet place in his home to work.

New NFL memo lays foundation for about-face on "small war rooms" - ProFootballTalk - On Wednesday, PFT asked the NFL via email whether the decision to allow “small war rooms” of up to 10 people can be harmonized with “stay at home” orders that have been issued in most of the states in which NFL teams do business. The NFL did not respond to the question, which later was posed publicly via this blurb.

Antonio Brown among Lamar Jackson's workout receivers - ProFootballTalk - Lamar Jackson is working out in South Florida with a pair of buddies with the last name Brown. One is his teammate Marquise Hollywood Brown. The other?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares because Packers fans are too busy in denial about the 2015 embarrassment on Thanksgiving to bother with today.

Detroit: Nobody cares, because Detroit.

Minnesota: Nobody cares because grown men painting fake horns on their hats is just silly. Ken’s Note: Real Vikings did not wear horns on their helmets. Seriously. Putting horns on your head that can catch a sword blade is a particularly stupid form of suicide.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante's 2020 NFL draft: Top sleepers at each defensive position - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears could be able to find some potential Day 3 gems on the defensive side of the ball in the form of these prospects.

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