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It’s A BEARS WIN Den! September 14, 2020

Division win. Huge comeback. Lucky to escape with a W. Trubisky was great in the end, and terrible a lot. All of this is true.

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions
Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears scores a late fourth quarter touchdown as Mike Ford #38 of the Detroit Lions defends at Ford Field on September 13, 2020 in Detroit
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS VS LOLIONS

Olin Kreutz, Alex Brown: Mitch Trubisky not the right QB for Bears offense - RSN - Despite Mitch Trubisky’s fourth quarter heroics to lead the Bears to a shocking Week 1 win against the Lions, the Football Aftershow crew say they’d hand over the keys to the offense to Nick Foles for Week 2. But it has more to do with the identity of Matt Nagy’s offense, than Trubisky’s performance.

Game Recap: Chicago Bears open 2020 season with remarkable 27-23 comeback win over Detroit Lions - ChicagoBears.com - Trailing 23-6 entering the fourth quarter of Sunday’s season opener in Detroit, the Bears rallied for a thrilling 27-23 victory over the Lions as Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes.

Quick Hits: Déjà vu all over again for Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller against Detroit Lions - ChicagoBears.com - History repeats itself for Anthony Miller and the Bears in Detroit. Kyle Fuller’s interception generated energy the Bears needed. And more from Sunday’s exciting comeback win over the Lions.

Mitchell Trubisky pulls about-face, leads Bears to comeback victory over Lions - ESPN - Same old Mitch. At least, until the fourth quarter.

Bears vs. Lions - Game Recap - September 13, 2020 - ESPN - Get a recap of the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions football game.

Trubisky Leads Bears To Memorable Comeback Win Over Lions - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky opened a pivotal season by delivering a memorable comeback, leading the Bears back with 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to earn a 27-23 win against the Lions in Detroit.

Haugh: Flawed Bears Show Resilience In Crazy Comeback Win - 670 The Score - There will be plenty of time later to worry about the flawed Bears’ many concerns, but what was important in the season opener was that Mitchell Trubisky stepped up big late and Chicago left Detroit with a win.

Bernstein: What The Hell Did The Bears Just Do? - 670 The Score - Making sense of what just happened in Detroit will take some time, but for the purposes of this particular weekly endeavor, we don’t have it. The Bears’$2 27-23 comeback win against the Lions was that stunning and wild.

Trubisky, Bears Rally In 4th Quarter To Stun Lions, 27-23 - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes as the Bears scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally for a stunning 27-23 win against the Lions in their season opener Sunday.

Curl: 2020 NFL Chicago Bears Open the Season with an Rough-edged Performance and Late Comeback to Edge Out Wounded Detroit Lions 27 - 23 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears played three bad quarters and one good one. Which was enough to kick a wounded kitty while it was down!

Mitch Trubisky: Chicago Bears QB rallies to fend off skepticism - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky refused to let the Chicago Bears wilt in the face of a 17-point deficit, making the plays needed to score 21 points in the fourth quarter. For an afternoon at least, he earned a respite from the skepticism and a little joy.

Week 1: Chicago Bears take advantage of Detroit Lions gifts - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears should feel good about showing the resolve to hang in there while entering the fourth quarter down 23-6 on the road. But let’s not gloss over one fact: The Lions blew it by, well, being the Lions.

Chicago Bears top Detroit Lions 27-23: 3-word reviews - Chicago Tribune - Readers share their three-word reviews in the wake of the Chicago Bears' 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 1 of the NFL season.

Week 1: Chicago Bears beat Detroit Lions 27-23 - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky hit wide receiver Anthony Miller with a diving 27-yard touchdown catch with 1:54 to play to give the Bears a 27-23 lead over the Lions.

Week 1: Bears 27, Lions 23 - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Chicago Bears' Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sept. 13, 2020.

Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions Postgame Show: Mitchell Trubisky Steps Up and Leads Bears to Improbable Comeback - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys share their instant analysis and reaction of the Chicago Bears' Week 1 comeback victory over the Detroit Lions.

Bears Pull Off Great Escape with 27-23 Comeback win - SI.com - For almost three quarters in Sunday's season opener the only thing the Bears seemed to accomplish was to start a quarterback controversy. Then it all changed. They were playing, after all, the Detroit Lions.

Bears 27, Lions 23: Mitch Trubisky leads epic comeback in Detroit - RSN - Well that was something. The Bears were back, but then the Bears were cooked, but then the Bears were back again and the Bears won?! And are 1-0?! After being down by two scores?!

3 takeaways: Bears stun Lions, Mitch Trubisky earns QB1 after comeback - RSN - Three takeways from a mind-blowing 27-23 Bears' win over the Detroit Lions to open the season...

Olin Kreutz, Alex Brown think 'Snacks' Harrison great fit for Bears defense - RSN - The Bears felt Eddie Goldman’s absence on Sunday, as the defense struggled to stop the Lions rushing attack. Sure, trying to rein in Adrian Peterson is not an easy task, but stuffing the run had been the Bears’ bread and butter for the past two seasons.

Chicago Bears: What players did during national anthem - Chicago Tribune - Some Chicago Bears stood along their sideline at Ford Field on Sunday before their game against the Detroit Lions. Some knelt. Some stayed in the tunnel.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Allen Robinson, Cairo Santos unsung heroes of Bears’ win vs. Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Beyond the obvious stars of the afternoon, here’s why the Bears couldn’t have done it without these three.

What QB controversy? Mitch Trubisky leads Bears to stunning victory. - Chicago Sun-Times - He throws three fourth-quarter touchdown passes against the Lions to shut down talk of Nick Foles ... for now.

Struggling Bears defense recovers swiftly - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears got a break when D’Andre Swift dropped a likely winning TD pass. But they also made plays that put them in position to benefit — like Akiem Hicks’ sack and Kyle Fuller’s interception.

Bears recycle Thanksgiving play for Anthony Miller TD - Chicago Sun-Times - If Mitch Trubisky’s game-winning touchdown pass to Anthony Miller looked familiar, it was.

Bears TE Jimmy Graham: ‘I guarantee’ I’ll make more plays - Chicago Sun-Times - By the time Jimmy Graham caught a two-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter Sunday, he’d been targeted four times without a reception.

Bears’ 27-23 win over generous Lions doesn’t ‘deodorize’ their many stumbles - Chicago Sun-Times - Wins are great, and the Bears desperately need them during this segment of their season, but the effort they gave Sunday won’t get the job done against the tough teams they’ll face down the road.

What we learned from Sunday's Week 1 early games - Mitchell Trubisky took Bears fans on a wild roller-coaster ride Sunday. Luckily, the incumbent quarterback ended the game on a massive upswing.

Trubisky leads comeback as Bears stun Lions - ProFootballTalk - Mitchell Trubisky continues to own Matt Patricia’s defense.

Mitchell Trubisky: This is just one game - ProFootballTalk - When the Bears were down 23-6 to the Lions in the second half of Sunday’s game, it was easy to imagine chatter after the game about whether they erred by naming Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback.

A VIEW FROM THE LOLIONS SIDE OF THE VELD

Lions vs. Bears stock report: Peterson shines, “Dagger Time” bombs - Pride Of Detroit - Old guys remain safe havens amid football financial collapse.

Breaking down the call: Did Jamie Collins Sr. deserve to get ejected? - Pride Of Detroit - A look at what the ref said—and what the rulebook says—about Collins’ ejection.

Lions' second-half collapse has similar ring to last season's opener - Detroit News - Unlike last season's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals, though, Sunday's 27-23 defeat to the Bears will leave a bitter taste.

New Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. ejected vs. Bears - Detroit News - Linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., one of the Lions’ biggest offseason additions, had an early exit in the first half of the season opener.

Detroit Lions fall apart in fourth quarter, drop opener to Chicago Bears - Detroit News - For the second consecutive year, the Lions jumped out to a three-score lead in the opener and suffered a meltdown.

Detroit Lions pick up where they left off, blow 4th quarter lead vs. Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Same as it ever was.

3 takeaways from the Detroit Lions loss to the Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit fell flat on its face in the fourth quarter once again.

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears recap: What Just Happened? - Pride Of Detroit - A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ Week 1 loss.

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