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The Bear’s Den, September 22, 2020

In today’s Den, we beat the Giants game with a big stick to make danged good and sure it’s dead.

NFL: SEP 20 Giants at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears-Giants analysis: Breaking down Week 2 win over New York - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Bears reporters break down a 17-13 win over New York.

Matt Nagy: Chicago Bears coach on Week 2 win - Chicago Tribune - A week after a standout performance in the Chicago Bears' Week 1 victory against the Detroit Lions, Anthony Miller had no catches in three targets in Sunday's win against the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears TV ratings dip slightly in Week 2 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears looked marginally better in Week 2 of the NFL season, and their Chicago-area TV ratings got marginally worse.

Winners and losers from Chicago Bears' Week 2 - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky's second touchdown pass Sunday was emblematic of the Chicago Bears' 2-0 start: Better to be an ugly 2-0 than a pretty 1-1 or 0-2 with a good personality.

Bears Pass Rush Comes Alive in 17-13 Victory Over Giants - Chicago Audible Blog - Chicago's pass rush in Robert Quinn's debut was more impactful than in Week 1.

Bears grades: Anthony Miller, Allen Robinson disappoint in win over Giants - RSN - Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz gives his position-by-position grades from the Bears' Week 2 win over the New York Giants.

Week 2 Bears Overreactions: Are Bears the most 'OK' 2-0 team of all-time? - RSN - The Bears are 2-0, which would feel exciting if literally anyone acted excited about it.

Bears' 'delicious' 2-0 record is what matters, not if they're good or bad - RSN - The Bears are 2-0. And that’s what matters most, right?

3 things that stood out to head coach Matt Nagy in Chicago Bears' Week 2 win over New York Giants - ChicagoBears.com - After watching tape of Sunday’s 17-13 win over the Giants, Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday discussed three things that stood out to him, including a vast improvement by the defense.

'Blazing good' Chicago Bears OLB Robert Quinn makes impact in debut with team - ChicagoBears.com - New Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn made his presence immediately known in Sunday’s win over the Giants, forcing a fumble on the first defensive series of the game.

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears sign S Marqui Christian to practice squad - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Monday signed safety Marqui Christian to their practice squad.

Chicago Bears rookie WR Darnell Mooney quickly earning trust of QB Mitchell Trubisky, coaching staff - ChicagoBears.com - The faith the Bears and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky already have in Darnell Mooney was evident Sunday on a pass play that resulted in the rookie receiver’s first NFL touchdown.

Inside Slant: Chicago Bears offense produces stellar first half, frustrating second half vs. New York Giants - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense enjoyed a stellar first half but struggled during a scoreless second half in Sunday’s 17-13 win over the Giants.

Bears Beat Giants, Move to 2-0: Rapid Fire Reactions - Da Bears Blog - The Bears have now opened the season as they needed, beating the Lions and the Giants. Were either wins pretty? No. But nobody remembers how championship teams look in September. Here come the rapid fire thoughts…

Bears’ Danny Trevathan, Anthony Miller See Roles Reduced - 670 The Score - During the Bears’$2 17-13 win over the Giants on Sunday, two notable Chicago players saw drastically reduced roles – inside linebacker Danny Trevathan and receiver Anthony Miller. Coach Matt Nagy explained the reasoning behind that.

Snap judgment: Bears WR Darnell Mooney rises in bigger role - Chicago Sun-Times - A weekly look at how the Bears split up their playing time and what it means.

Film study: Bears’ pass-rush plan works perfectly vs. Giants - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at how Robert Quinn, Akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack disrupted the Giants, the emergence of rookie Darnell Mooney and two controversial calls.

Bears need more from top 2 receivers - Chicago Sun-Times - In Week 1, Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller looked like the team’s two brightest offensive stars. Sunday, though, they were notable for their mistakes.

Bears Mitch Trubisky takes a small step Instead of a giant leap - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears hot-and-cold quarterback was inconsistent in the 17-13 victory over the Giants. But the downturn in the second half Sunday was not as alarming as the poor first half against the Lions.

Bears’ Danny Trevathan sees playing time plummet - Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday against the Giants, Trevathan played less than half the Bears’ snaps – 48 percent.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Going for two when down nine doesn't make sense - ProFootballTalk - On Sunday, the Cowboys scored a touchdown with five minutes left to make the score 39-30. And the Cowboy went for two instead of one.

Debrief: Unpleasant (and pleasant) surprises through Week 2 - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal lists the unpleasant (the Falcons’ collapse) and pleasant (Gardner Minshew’s excellence) surprises through Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Saquon Barkley injury: Giants confirm torn ACL - Big Blue View - As expected, star running back’s season is over

Film review: 5 plays that tell the story of Giants-Bears - Big Blue View - Breaking down some of Sunday’s game-changing plays

Giants confirm RB Saquon Barkley suffered torn ACL, will undergo surgery - NFL.com - An MRI confirmed Giants running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL and will undergo surgery, the team announced.

Giants-Bears ‘Kudos & Wet Willies:’ Haven’t we seen this movie before? - Big Blue View - Who played well, who didn’t for the Giants on Sunday?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears sign Marqui Christian to the practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The 2-game suspension for Chicago Bears defensive back Marqui Christian ended today, so the team elected to release him in order to sign him to their practice squad.

Leming's 10 Takes after another nail biting Chicago Bears win - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are (2-0) for the first time since 2013 but it didn’t stop them from making fans sweat it out for a second week in a row. We’ll dive into Week 2’s close win and much more.

Wiltfong's Bears vs Giants: Snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Lester gives his thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 17 to 13 nail biter against the New York Giants.

Infante's Game Notes: Bears hold on late, defeat Giants to improve to 2-0 - Windy City Gridiron - The game wasn’t perfect, but the Bears played just well enough to hold onto their lead and win their second straight game of the new year.

Infante's Game Notes: Bears hold on late, defeat Giants to improve to 2-0 - Windy City Gridiron - The game wasn’t perfect, but the Bears played just well enough to hold onto their lead and win their second straight game of the new year.

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