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The Bear’s Den, September 19, 2020

Tomorrow the Bears host the Giants in the 2020 Chicago home opener, and it looks like Robert Quinn will join the party

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David Montgomery #32 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball during the game against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on November 24, 2019 in Chicago Illinois. The Bears defeated the Giants 19-14.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

The Chicago Bears Turn A Century Old - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears were founded on September 17th, 1920. Today, we take a look back at the history of Chicago’s football franchise as we celebrate 100 years as an organization.

Two More Hills for Mitchell Trubisky to Climb Against Giants - SI.com - If Mitchell Trubisky truly has turned a corner, he has two old problems he needs to get beyond this week against the New York Giants.

The Pick Is In: Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants - Week 2 - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 2 game between the Bears and New York Giants Sunday at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

Bears’ Robert Quinn Listen As Questionable Against Giants - 670 The Score - After missing the Bears’ win in their season opener last Sunday because of an ankle injury, outside linebacker Robert Quinn took a positive step forward by practicing in full Friday.

Pick 6: Could Bears’ Defense Just Be Ordinary? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a six-pack of questions each morning. On Friday, they discussed whether the Bears’ defense is closer to ordinary or elite.

Mayor: City Having ‘Challenges’ With Bears’ Plan For Fans - 670 The Score - Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot views the odds of the Bears hosting fans inside Soldier Field at less than 50%. Lightfoot wants a “real dialogue” with the Bears before they can move forward, she said.

Allen Robinson Is Reportedly Seeking $2 Million More Than What the Bears Are Willing To Give Him - On Tap Sports Net - Chicago Bears’ star wide receiver Allen Robinson is reporedly seeking up to $18 million per year in a new contract.

For Bears' defense, 3 excuses for Week 1 issues just might have validity - RSN - The Bears' defense disappointed in Week 1. But there are reasons to believe it was an early-season blip and not a sign of things to come.

Mayor Lightfoot on fans at Soldier Field: ‘Bears need to be better partners' - RSN - “We’re nowhere near at a place where we can even realistically talk about fans coming back to Soldier Field,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on 670 The Score Friday morning.

Report: Bears value Allen Robinson at Cooper Kupp level, not Keenan Allen - RSN - Remember when the Bears miraculously came from 17 points down to beat a division rival on the road in the first game of the season? Neither do I!

Week 2 predictions: Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants - Chicago Tribune - The Bears face the Giants on Sunday in their home opener at Soldier Field. Can they win? Our writers make their picks.

Chicago Bears: More on Allen Robinson drama - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are coming off a Week 1 victory against the Lions in which they sputtered for three quarters before rallying with three Mitch Trubisky touchdown passes in the fourth. With the New York Giants coming to Soldier Field on Sunday for the Bears home opener, our team of writers weighs in on four timely topics.

Lori Lightfoot: 'Less than 50%' chance of fans at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - If the Chicago Bears are going to remain optimistic about the possibility of fans being able to attend games at Soldier Field this season, they’re going to have to become better partners with the city, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Lori Lightfoot: 'Less than 50%' chance of fans at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - If the Chicago Bears are going to remain optimistic about the possibility of fans being able to attend games at Soldier Field this season, they’re going to have to become better partners with the city, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Bears-Giants preview: Podcast breaks down Week 2 - Chicago Sun-Times - Our Bears experts look ahead to Week 2.

Bears OLB Robert Quinn full-go in practice, questionable for Sunday - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ starting defense might make its 2020 debut in Week 2.

Soldier Field likely stays empty this Bears season, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says - Chicago Sun-Times - In an interview with “Mully and Haugh” on WSCR-AM on Friday morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that “we’re no nowhere near at a place where we can even realistically talk about fans coming back to Soldier Field.”

Chicago mayor thinks Bears are unlikely to have fans at Soldier Field this year - ProFootballTalk - The Bears say they’re optimistic they’ll have fans at Soldier Field before the season is over. The mayor of Chicago is less optimistic.

Fantasy Football: Week 2 start/sit - Big Blue View - Mitchell Trubisky could be a good play — yes, really!

POLISH SAUSAGE

COVID-19 continues to cancel college football games - ProFootballTalk - Today Baylor announced that it will not play Houston tomorrow, as had been scheduled, because of an outbreak. Other games that had been scheduled for Saturday, including BYU at Army, Charlotte at North Carolina and Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern, were also scrapped.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Giants-Bears: When the Giants have the ball - Big Blue View - Khalil Mack isn’t the only problem the Giants will have to deal with

Friday spotlight: About Saquon Barkley and that theoretical “timeline” - Big Blue View - The Giants haven’t been good enough to really maximize Barkley — will they ever be?

Madden 21 Sim New York Giants at Chicago Bears, Week 2 - Big Blue View - Will the Madden Sim predict another game right this week?

Film Study: Some good, a lot of not so good, in Nick Gates’ center debut - Big Blue View - Breaking down the young center’s performance vs. Pittsburgh

Giants’ Evan Engram knows he needs to be better - Big Blue View - After rough game on Monday, Engram gets support from Joe Judge, Jason Garrett

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears vs Giants - Chicago Injury Report and roster update - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and Giants in advance of their game on Sunday, plus an update on the recent practice squad signings for Chicago.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Giants - Windy City Gridiron - It’s the Bears’ "home" opener of the 2020 season. How members of the WCG staff sees this matchup unfolding.

Zeglinski Stat of the week: Trubisky has Lions’ Patricia’s number - Windy City Gridiron - The fourth-year quarterback has a long ways to go to prove himself. He has no such problems against one team and coach, at least.

Snyder & Berckes' Bears Over Beers: Season Opener - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ recap Chicago’s win over the Lions and preview next week’s game against the Giants.

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