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The Bear’s Den, September 29, 2020

Nick Foles is officially the new starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears following a stand out performance Sunday

Chicago Bears v Atlanta Falcons
Head coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons speaks with head coach Matt Nagy.... “Hey Matt, see that over there? That’s my career flying off into the sunset. Brudda, I’m toast.”
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

My friend David, who’s mother I worked with for many years until she passed, shared this video. David’s son is one of the kids in the video (the dark haired boy that you first see in front of the TV). In the cover picture below, he’s on the left.

BEARRRSSSS

Bearly Sane Podcast - Talking Bears Football with Asa Lewis - Denmaster Ken’s buddy Asa Lewis has started a new Bears podcast. Asa is a football coach, lifelong Bears fan, and played football for a decade, so he knows the game from inside and out. Check it out, subscribe, like and drop him a positive review, m’kay?

3 things that stood out to Chicago Bears head coach Nagy in Week 3 win over Atlanta Falcons - ChicagoBears.com - After watching tape of Sunday’s thrilling 30-26 comeback win over the Falcons, Bears coach Matt Nagy on Monday identified three things that stood out to him, including another strong finish by the defense.

Chicago Bears confirm RB Tarik Cohen will miss remainder of 2020 season with torn ACL - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Matt Nagy confirmed the bad news Monday that running back Tarik Cohen tore his right ACL in Sunday’s win over the Falcons and will miss the rest of the season.

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy names Nick Foles team’s starting QB - ChicagoBears.com - A decision that seemed inevitable after the Bears’ thrilling comeback win in Atlanta Sunday became official Monday when coach Matt Nagy announced that Nick Foles is the team’s new starting quarterback.

5 things we learned about Chicago Bears offense after comeback win against Atlanta Falcons - ChicagoBears.com - Bears position coaches spoke to the media on Monday. Here are five things we learned about the offense.

Inside Slant: Chicago Bears defense shines late in Week 3 comeback victory over Atlanta Falcons - ChicagoBears.com - A fourth-quarter surge by a suddenly-stout Bears defense helped give the offense a chance to score three late touchdowns in Sunday’s exciting 30-26 comeback win over the Falcons.

On a Sunday in Atlanta, Trubisky and Foles Define Who They Are as Football Players - Da Bears Blog - There was a moment in Sunday’s game where Nick Foles did a very Nick Foles thing.

Bears have void at running back after losing Tarik Cohen - 670 The Score - The Bears’ fears were confirmed Monday morning as tests confirmed that running back Tarik Cohen suffered a torn ACL in his right knee. The Bears now have a void to fill without Cohen, who will be out for the season.

‘No one gave up’: How the Bears came back and won a ridiculous game in Atlanta – The Athletic - The anatomy of an epic Bears comeback on Sunday.

Akiem Hicks Continues to Dominate for Inconsistent Bears Team - Chicago Audible Blog - Akiem Hicks has been a consistently dominant force throughout the 2020 season for the Chicago Bears.

Chicago Bears Week 3 Takeaways: Trubisky Tarnishes, Foles Finishes, and More - On Tap Sports Net - Better late than never: the Chicago Bears came alive late to put away a wounded Atlanta Falcons team and improve to 3-0. Here are the main takeaways.

Chicago Bears Week 3 Takeaways: Trubisky Tarnishes, Foles Finishes, and More - On Tap Sports Net - Better late than never: the Chicago Bears came alive late to put away a wounded Atlanta Falcons team and improve to 3-0. Here are the main takeaways.

Week 3 NFL Overreactions: Did Nick Foles save the Bears' season? - RSN - The Bears are confusing in the way that tie-dye Goldfish are confusing. Objectively, they are a 3-0 team – and if you close your eyes, the Bears still taste like a 3-0 team. But when you look at them, something just ... doesn't feel right. (it's the green ones) And honestly? Whatever.

Bears grades: Matt Nagy earns A+ in benching Mitch Trubisky for Nick Foles - RSN - Matt Nagy's bold move to bench Mitch Trubisky paid off with Nick Foles leading a comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.

Bears' Matt Nagy names Nick Foles as starting quarterback against Colts - RSN - Nick Foles is the Bears' new starting quarterback.

What Mitch Trubisky’s benching for Nick Foles means for Bears, QB’s future | RSN - Bears coach Matt Nagy declined to name a starting quarterback for next week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, but c’mon – it’s going to be Nick Foles.

Allen Robinson was a bit surprised the Bears turned to Nick Foles - BearsWire.com - When Matt Nagy made the decision to bench starting QB Mitchell Trubisky in favor of backup Nick Foles, it shocked even Allen Robinson.

What the Bears’ 3-0 start says about their playoff chances in 2020 - BearsWire - While it's far too early to begin talking playoffs, it's hard to ignore the importance of the Bears getting off to a 3-0 start.

Bears film study: Analyzing 4 fourth-quarter Nick Foles throws - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Foles was at his most ridiculous Sunday when the Bears needed him most: in the fourth quarter, on third and fourth downs.

Bears’ defense closer to good than great so far, and that’s concerning - Chicago Sun-Times - Few teams depend on their defense like the Bears, who are 23-12 under Matt Nagy despite being 20th in scoring during his tenure.

As Bears move on from Mitch Trubisky, simple truth is he just wasn’t good enough - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s usually some self-sabotage when it comes to draft busts, but that’s not the case with Trubisky. He did everything he could to live up to what the Bears hoped he’d be.

Matt Nagy makes it official: Nick Foles is Bears’ starting quarterback vs. Colts - Chicago Sun-Times - After leading the Bears back from a 26-10 deficit to reach 3-0, Foles will take over for Mitch Trubisky indefinitely.

Chicago Bears name Nick Foles starting QB - Chicago Tribune - Nick Foles will be the Chicago Bears starting quarterback in Week 4 and beyond after leading a stunning fourth-quarter comeback for a 30-26 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Winners and losers from Chicago Bears' Week 3 - Chicago Tribune - A review of winners and losers from Sunday's Chicago Bears-Atlanta Falcons game: A gift for owner Arthur Blank, Dan Quinn's Houdini act, replay review, NIck Foles and Mitch Who?

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on Chicago Bears' Week 3 win - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 30-26 and remain unbeaten, their first 3-0 start since 2013.

Mondays with Nagy: The ‘gut feel’ that led to the Bears switching quarterbacks – The Athletic - Nick Foles' familiarity played a big role on Sunday.

Mondays with Nagy: The ‘gut feel’ that led to the Bears switching quarterbacks – The Athletic - Nick Foles' familiarity played a big role on Sunday.

Postgame Pompei: These Bears are confusing, but at least they know how to win – The Athletic - Mitch Trubisky's benching may have been inevitable, but that didn't mean it wasn't a little surprising.

Bears vs. Falcons: Leming’s Winners and Losers from Week 3 - We break down our winners and losers from the Chicago Bears Week 3 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Postgame Perspective: QB Nick Foles shows why Chicago Bears coveted him in offseason - ChicagoBears.com - When the Bears traded for Nick Foles in March, they knew they were getting a veteran quarterback with an impressive résumé who possessed a familiarity with their offense and coaching staff. All of that paid off Sunday when Foles led the Bears...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Debrief: Forward-thinking moves paying off through Week 3 - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal highlights some of the forward-thinking decisions -- including trades for Stefon Diggs, Trent Williams and DeForest Buckner -- that are paying off through Week 3.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Falcons vs Bears: Vote for the defensive player of the game? - The Falcoholic - Another disastrous performance limits the candidates.

Falcons vs. Bears: 3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down after gut-wrenching loss - The Falcoholic - Fact: Dan Quinn is a cotton-headed ninnymuggins

Falcons vs. Bears: Vote for the offensive player of the game? - The Falcoholic - An 0-3 start makes this list hard to digest.

Younghoe Koo reportedly will miss time with groin injury - The Falcoholic - The hits start coming, as a philosopher-king once sang, and they don’t stop coming.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes: Chicago’s WR1, Allen Robinson, joins us for a 1 on 1 interview -
Windy City Gridiron - Allen Robinson. Need I say more?

Leming: 10 Takes following another last minute Chicago Bears win - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are (3-0) for the first time in seven years but how exactly did they get there on Sunday? We’ll take you through it.

Infante: Bears announce Nick Foles as Week 4 starting QB vs. Colts - Windy City Gridiron - The move comes one day after Foles replaced Mitchell Trubisky in the middle of the Bears’ game against the Falcons.

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