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The Bears WIN Den, September 21, 2020

Robert Quinn’s first play for the Bears was a strip sack, as Chicago hangs on by their fingernails to move to 2-0 on the season.

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Robert Quinn #94 of the Chicago Bears strips the ball from Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants at Soldier Field on September 20, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears RB David Montgomery shines, scary fall and all - Chicago Sun-Times - He finished with 16 carries for 82 yards and three catches for 45 more, including a 28-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky in which he ran through half the Giants’ team after catching a pass on the right flank

What’s going on with Bears WR Allen Robinson, K Cairo Santos and WR Ted Ginn? - Chicago Sun-Times - Beyond the obvious stars of Sunday afternoon, a look at three important players for the Bears.

Bears defense holds on at end — again - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ defense has ended the past two games with a feeling of relief — not dominance. They’ve hung on to win, but the degree of difficulty remains concerning.

Tarik Cohen: Details of new Chicago Bears contract - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen, the Chicago Bears running back/return specialist, gets a three-year contract extension that could be worth up to $18.25 million and includes more than $9.5 million in guaranteed money, according to a league source.

Matt Nagy acknowledges what everyone else sees: His 2-0 Bears are ‘just OK’ - Chicago Sun-Times - A pair of narrow escapes against two of the worst teams in the NFL are unconvincing. The Bears still have a long way to go.

Temporary insanity: For a moment, I bought into Bears, Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - They barely beat the Giants after leading 17-0 at halftime.

Mitch Trubisky remains uneven and unbeaten - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears quarterback was inconsistent again in a 17-13 win over the Giants — two touchdowns in the first half; two picks in the second. But, like the good quarterbacks, he was lucky when he had to be.

Bears rebuff trade interest, want to strike deal with Allen Robinson - NFL.com - When Allen Robinson expressed frustration with the lack of action regarding his desired contract extension, teams began contacting the Chicago Bears to explore a trade. The Bears, however, were not interested in dealing their top wideout.

Bears 17, Giants 13: Bears hold off Giants comeback, improve to 2-0 - RSN - Arrow Up -- Matt Nagy Nagy called a great game.

3 takeaways from Bears' win over Giants: That was way, way too close - RSN - Three immediate thoughts on the Bears’ way-too-close win over the Giants:

Chicago Bears - New York Giants Postgame Show: A Tale of Two Halves as the Bears Bend, But Don't Break - ChicagoAudible Podcast - Listen as the guys instantly break down and analyze the Chicago Bears' 17-13 victory over the New York Giants.

Fantasy football: 10 replacements for Saquon Barkley - Chicago Tribune - Giants running back Saquon Barkley's injury creates a dire emergency for fantasy football managers who drafted him in the first round. They'll have to get creative to help replace his expected production.

Column: Chicago Bears somehow 2-0 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are 2-0 for the first time since 2013. But after needing another end zone stop in the final minute to survive against a shaky and injury-depleted opponent, reality is still lurking. Said coach Matt Nagy: “I would say we’re just OK right now. I think we expect a little better.”

Bears Come Full Circle to Hang on in 17-13 Win - SI.com - The Bears went full circle against the New York Giants, winding up Sunday right back where they had been at the end of the season opener the previous week at Detroit.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears OLB Robert Quinn delivers early in debut vs. New York Giants - ChicagoBears.com - On his first play as a member of the Bears, Robert Quinn set the tone for the defense early in Sunday’s win over the Giants with a strip/sack of quarterback Daniel Jones.

Chicago Bears sign RB Tarik Cohen to three-year contract extension through 2023 season - ChicagoBears.com - Hours before their home opener Sunday against the Giants, the Bears signed running back Tarik Cohen to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season.

Bears Balancing Incomplete Performance With 2-0 Start - 670 The Score - The Bears held on for a 17-13 win against the Giants at Soldier Field on Sunday, submitting another uneven performance while improving to 2-0.

Bears OT Bobby Massie Catches Deflected Pass At Key Moment - 670 The Score - As part of an afternoon filled with oddities at Soldier Field, Bears offensive tackle Bobby Massie recorded more receptions than receiver Anthony Miller did. And Massie’s catch came in a big moment in the Bears’ 17-13 win against the Giants.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Notable injuries from Sunday’s Week 2 games - NFL.com - Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers has been ruled out after suffering a rib injury in the first quarter. Here are the other injuries we’re monitoring around the league on Sunday.

What we learned from Sunday’s Week 2 games - NFL.com - Tom Brady and the Buccaneers bounced back, the 49ers barely survived but still downed the Jets and Stephen Gostkowski is a game-winner once more. Here’s what we learned from Sunday’s Week 2 slate.

Fantasy football: 10 replacements for Saquon Barkley - Chicago Tribune - Giants running back Saquon Barkley’s injury creates a dire emergency for fantasy football managers who drafted him in the first round. They’ll have to get creative to help replace his expected production.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Saquon Barkley injury: New York Giants players react - Big Blue View - "Everybody’s gotta step up" in effort to replace star running back. Ken's Note; All sympathy and respect to Saquon. Nobody wants to see a magical player injured. Best wishes for quick and complete healing for Saquon.

Where do 0-2, Saquon Barkley-less, Giants go from here? - Big Blue View - This is all still way too familiar

Giants-Bears final score: New York’s comeback falls short in Chicago, 17-13 - Big Blue View - Saquon Barkley exited the game in the second quarter

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ACL) likely out for season - NFL.com - Early in the second quarter against the Bears, Giants running back Saquon Barkley sustained an ACL injury and was carted off the field. The belief is he is done for the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz' BWM: Chicago Bears survive and advance vs New York Giants (with Sam Householder!) - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of Bear With Me, WCG’s own Sam Householder joins Robert S. to digest yet another close Bears’ win.

Curl: 2020 NFL Chicago Bears Overcome a Few Bumbling Bounces and Convert a Definitive Win Into a Nailbiter 17-13 “Victory” Over New York Football “Giants” - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears start strong and finish extremely weak in an uninspired victory vs the Giants.

Wiltfong: Bears sign Tarik Cohen to three-year, $17.25 million contract extension - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have extended a notable playmaker in their offense, and it’s not Allen Robinson.

Schmitz: Breaking down the offensive line, Matt Nagy’s offensive identity, Trubisky’s play, and more - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest video breakdown, Robert S. dives into the nuts and bolts of the Bears’ new outside zone running scheme, takes a look at the current state of the Nagy-Trubisky marriage, and much more.

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Jimmy Graham - 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 Tight End Jimmy Graham

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