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The Bear’s Den, October 14, 2021

Today we focus in on what it will take to beat “those who sail the seas of cheese”

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Ken Ruettgers #75 of the Green Bay Packers in action blocking Richard Dent #95 of the Chicago Bears during an NFL football game October 31, 1993 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears QB Justin Fields not worried about outshining Aaron Rodgers - Bears Wire - Justin Fields doesn’t look at Sunday’s game like a matchup between him and Aaron Rodgers. He’s just worried about helping the Bears win.

Stock up, stock down from Bears’ win over Raiders - Bears Wire - We’re taking a look at which Bears players saw their stock rise and which players saw their stock dip in their Week 5 win.

Dannehy: Bears Must Let Fields Do More - Da Bears Blog - Rookie quarterbacks are usually at their best when they are complementary pieces. Three of the more recent success stories — Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson — all played for teams that were in the bottom three in passing attempts. The Bears are attempting to hide Fields even more, and letting him do less than other recent rookie successes: Kyler Murray and Justin Herbert.

Fields leads QBs in statistic that Dalton ranks last in - 670 The Score - Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields hasn’t had the best start to his NFL career from a statistical perspective, but he’s pushing the ball down the field at a higher rate than anyone else in the NFL. Andy Dalton ranked last in that same statistic.

Bears WR Allen Robinson dealing with ankle injury - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Allen Robinson was held out of practice Wednesday afternoon at Halas Hall while dealing with an ankle injury, according to the team’s injury report.

Fields focused on winning, not measuring up to Rodgers - 670 The Score - Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields maintained that he isn’t fazed by facing star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the rival Packers on Sunday, saying his focus is only on winning.

Bears put Germain Ifedi on injured reserve, Elijah Wilkinson likely to start at right tackle - Acme Packing Company - The Packers’ Rashan Gary should have a chance to feast on a backup right tackle on Sunday.

Elijah Wilkinson getting in the swing of things - Chicago Sun-Times - The veteran lineman, who replaced left tackle Jason Peters in Week 1, will replace right tackle Germain Ifedi vs. the Packers. Ifedi was put on IR with a knee injury, but is expected to return.

Aaron Rodgers: Bears fans will like me more when I’m done playing - Chicago Sun-Times - "I’ve always enjoyed the city, enjoyed the fans — even though they haven’t enjoyed me," Rodgers said. Ken's Note: No, Arron, we won't. We will never like you. We don't like Brett Favre, either. We also don't care what you think, you are a Packer, your thoughts about us are entirely irrelevant.

Bears rookie QB Justin Fields dives into Packers rivalry with typical steadiness - Chicago Sun-Times - Fresh out of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, Fields believes he has at least a little bit of an idea of what to expect. But he’ll likely be fighting this battle a lot longer than he sparred with the Wolverines.

Darnell Mooney, Justin Fields building connection for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Their chemistry showed up in the most pivotal moment of Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Justin Fields not measuring himself vs. Aaron Rodgers this week - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields is excited to see Aaron Rodgers play against the Bears defense, but he isn’t measuring himself against the Green Bay Packers quarterback.

Chicago Bears Q&A: Should Justin Fields be passing more? - Chicago Tribune - Don’t look now, but the Chicago Bears are on a two-game winning streak. That has slowed the questions about Matt Nagy’s job status, but there’s plenty for Brad Biggs to dive into in his weekly Bears mailbag entering Sunday’s game at Soldier Field against the rival Green Bay Packers.

The Bears got a group effort in pushing the Raiders around in the run game: All-22 review – The Athletic - Even without starter David Montgomery, the Bears had their way in the ground game against the Raiders. A film breakdown of their success.

Packers at Bears spread, odds, picks and trends: Expert predictions for classic NFC North rivalry game in Week 6 – The Athletic - See odds, expert selections and storylines for Week 6's game between the Packers and the Bears.

Chicago Bears Week 6 Preview: Meet the Packers (with the Pack-A-Day Podcast) - The Chicago Audible - Learn more about the Chicago Bears Week 6 opponent - the Green Bay Packers with this interview with the Pack-A-Day podcast.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Mark Davis on Jon Gruden: “Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.” - ProFootballTalk - “I have no comment,” Davis said. And then he had a comment. “Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Dominique Dafney practices as Packers designate him for return from injured reserve - Acme Packing Company - The Packers’ H-back was practicing on Wednesday, suggesting he may be ready to return to the roster in time for Sunday’s game in Chicago.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: All the right moves for the Chicago Bears’ Sean Desai - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ defense appears to have new life thanks in no small part to a few bright cornerstones, and their young coordinator.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears’ Germain Ifedi placed on injured reserve - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago will be without its starting right tackle for a little while, among other news.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2021: Week 5 vs Las Vegas Raiders - Windy City Gridiron - Lester broke down the two sacks the Bears allowed this week.

Berckes' Visualize This: Bears Packers Series Brick by Brick - Windy City Gridiron - Looking at the Bears Packers series in a new way, brick by brick

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