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The Bear’s Den, October 13, 2021

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means... turnaround day, out with the Raiders and in with “those people” from Wisconsin

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers gets sacked by Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter in the game at Soldier Field on January 03, 2021 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Ken’s Note: Arena Cheese is really, really good... best curds in Wisconsin...

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears 1st-and-10: Packers have Aaron Rodgers, but the Bears have hope in Justin Fields - Chicago Sun-Times - This looks like it’s going to be a long process. But Fields also presents the prospect of a breakthrough performance against a quality team. That’s the fun of watching Fields at this point.

In a ‘momentum league,’ Bears ‘feel like you can beat anybody’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Two weeks ago, the Bears were the biggest disaster in the NFL. Two wins later, they’re not even in the top three.

Bears QB Justin Fields getting an education after college - Chicago Sun-Times - Rookie has to realize that the NFL is bigger, stronger and faster than what he experienced at Ohio State.

Bears film study: Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn make Raiders miserable in 20-9 win - Chicago Sun-Times - Quinn’s resurgence has opened opportunities for Mack, who looks unstoppable once again.

Justin Fields: Grading Chicago Bears QB in Week 5 - Chicago Tribune - Two weeks in a row, Justin Fields has shown a winning level of toughness. His response to adversity between his first and second starts helped the Chicago Bears rebound and beat the Detroit Lions in Week 4. He followed in Week 5 with resilience, battling through pain to push the Bears past the Las Vegas Raiders.

Bears vs. Raiders: 14 crazy stats from Chicago’s Week 5 win - Bears Wire - Here are 14 crazy stats from the Bears’ win against the Raiders in Week 5.

Lunch with Urlurker (and oh yeah, Larry) - ChicagoBears.com - Urlurker, aided by Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer, discuss what impressed Larry most from the win in Las Vegas, praises the performances of the running backs and Larry gives his keys to beating the Packers on Sunday during his weekly Q&A with Urlurker and some other people who happened to be around.

Arm Strength, Intelligence, Savvy, Confidence: Anatomy of a “Game-Winning” Throw - Da Bears Blog - Think about this throw. Arm strength. Intelligence. Savvy. Confidence.

Report: Bears OLB Jeremiah Attaochu out for season - 670 The Score - Bears outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu has suffered a season-ending pectoral tear, NFL Media reported Tuesday. He was hurt in Chicago’s win at Las Vegas on Sunday.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFLPA plans to petition NFL to release the rest of the WFT emails - ProFootballTalk - In July, the NFL managed to conclude the Washington Football Team investigation and to conceal the specific results of it. Now, many have begun pushing for transparency in the WFT situation.

Plenty of people are nervous about the Bruce Allen emails - ProFootballTalk - Many have said in the aftermath of Jon Gruden’s resignation that folks around the NFL are scrubbing their emails today. For some around the league, no amount of scrubbing will make a difference.

Steelers sign Anthony Miller to practice squad - ProFootballTalk - Wide receiver Anthony Miller has found a spot with the Steelers.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions center Frank Ragnow to have season-ending toe surgery - Pride Of Detroit - This is getting ridiculous.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears LB Jeremiah Attaochu out for season with torn pectoral - Windy City Gridiron - The veteran edge rusher suffered the injury in the Bears’ win against the Raiders on Sunday.

Wiltfong: Saints sign Brian Johnson off the Bears practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears lose a practice squadder today.

Householder: Stock up, stock down after the Chicago Bears beat Las Vegas Raiders - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears won on the road for the first time this season and we’re looking over the players rising and falling right here.

Wiltfong & Berckes' Bear & Balanced: Bears defense dominates the Raiders - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and Lester are taking a (mostly) level-headed look at the Bears vs Raiders game.

Berckes: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - The shift in power in the AFC, London games, Survivor Sweats, and more in this week’s ten thoughts on the NFL.

THE RULES

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