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The Bear’s Den, October 16, 2021

Damien Williams (COVID-19 protocol) likely OUT, Robinson and Mack QUESTIONABLE. Be sure to leave a hearty “FTP” in the comments.

NFL: JAN 03 Packers at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Robinson, Hicks, Mack, Jackson among 10 players questionable vs. Green Bay Packers - ChicagoBears.com - Bears stars Allen Robinson II and Akiem Hicks returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and are questionable on the injury report for Sunday’s home game against the rival Packers at Soldier Field.

PODCAST: Green Bay Packers (Week 6) Game Preview - The Chicago Audible - In this episode of The Chicago Audible, the guys give their game preview of the Chicago Bears Week 6 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Every NFL Team’s Most Promising Youngster - Bleacher Report - Chicago Bears: LB Roquan Smith

Chicago Bears Hope to Bring Down Thunder on Aaron Rodgers - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Trevis Gipson has two sacks in two games and now will have an even bigger role with a chance at using his unique Marvel Comics sack dance more often following a season-ending injury to backup edge rusher Jeremiah Attaochu.

Matt Nagy tries to minimize Bears, Packers rivalry hype in Week 6 - NBC Sports Chicago - This is an about face after starting his career with the T-formation, then dressing up as George Halas.

Bears coach joins Damien Williams in COVID-19 protocol - NBC Sports Chicago - One day after the Bears placed Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Matt Nagy announced that wide receivers coach Mike Furrey will not be at Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Packers, due to COVID-19 protocols.

Are Chicago Bears Protecting Justin Fields from Himself? - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said there is no lack of confidence in Justin Fields’ ability to throw downfield, they just chose not to do it the last two games.

Bears place RB Damien Williams on reserve/COVID-19 list - WGN-TV - For a position that’s already shorthanded due to an injury to the starter, the Bears were dealt another blow to their running back room on Thursday afternoon.

The 9-Yard Line: 2021 Week 6 vs Packers - WGN-TV - It’s usually one of the most anticipated home games of the season for fans as they get the chance to witness the continuation of the oldest rivalry in the history of the National Football League.

Chalk Talk: Favorite Chicago Bears moments vs. Green Bay Packers - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses his favorite moment from a Bears-Packers game he attended, Trevis Gipson’s sack celebration and the last Bears rookie quarterback to beat the Packers.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers predictions - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for Sunday’s Week 6 matchup between the Bears and Packers at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

Allen Robinson & Darnell Mooney Have Golden Opportunity vs Packers Secondary - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney have a chance to exploit Green Bay’s vulnerable secondary in a big way.

VIDEO: Can Justin Fields beat Aaron Rodgers in their first showdown? - ESPN - Marcus Spears predicts the outcome of the NFC North showdown between the Packers and Bears.

Emma: Is Chicago nearing end of a tortured existence with Rodgers? - 670 The Score - When Chicago hosts Green Bay on Sunday, it could mark the final game for future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers at Soldier Field as a member of the Packers – and inch us closer to the end of years of torture for the Bears and their fans.

Allen Robinson officially questionable against Packers - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Allen Robinson (ankle), defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (groin) and edge rusher Khalil Mack (foot) were all listed as questionable to play against the Packers on Sunday.

Bears restructure Robert Quinn’s contract - ProFootballTalk - The Bears were in need of cap space for the rest of this season and they found it by reworking edge rusher Robert Quinn‘s contract.

Finley: Bears’ Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson, Akiem Hicks all questionable for Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Mack has not practiced all week because of a lingering foot injury.

Keeshan: How Bears’ purchase of Arlington Park happened, and what might happen next - Daily Herald - While talk of a Bears move to the suburbs has been happening for years, the team’s pending purchase of Arlington Park and its 326 acres makes a move feel more real than ever before. Here’s a look at how we got to this point, and what might happen next.

Finley: Bears anticipate Damien Williams will miss Sunday’s game - Chicago Sun-Times - One day after running back Damien Williams tested positive for the coronavirus, the Bears said on Friday that receivers coach Mike Furrey would miss Sunday’s game against the Packers due to COVID-19 protocol.

Finley: Justin Fields ready to make first impression against Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears players are remembered for what they do against their rivals.

Potash: Cool, confident Cairo Santos riding the wave of FG streak - Chicago Sun-Times - With a Bears franchise-record 34 consecutive field goals in the regular season, Santos isn’t feeling the pressure. “Whenever this thing ends, I’m going to try to start a new one.”

Wiederer: Cairo Santos calm amid NFL’s kicking storm - Chicago Tribune - What if Sunday marks Aaron Rodgers’ last trip to Soldier Field as the Green Bay Packers quarterback? “I’ve always enjoyed the city. I’ve enjoyed the fans — even though they haven’t enjoyed me. I get it.”

Arkush: Just how special is the Bears-Packers rivalry? A win Sunday would be big - Daily Herald - Hub Arkush wonders what a victory Sunday at home against Green Bay might say about the progress of the Bears.

Hammond: Bears rookie running back Herbert relishes chance to show what he can do - Daily Herald - Sean Hammond talks about how rookie running back Kahlil Herbert is looking forward to his first Chicago Bears start.

Lieser: Is Bears coach Matt Nagy doing a good job this season? - Chicago Sun-Times - That should be a simple enough question. The answer is anything but.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Carolina Panthers rule RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Minnesota Vikings - ESPN - The Carolina Panthers have ruled RB Christian McCaffrey out for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, the third straight game he’ll miss due to a hamstring injury.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Intercepted: Previewing the Bears with The Athletic’s Robert Mays - Acme Packing Company - Chicago’s trending up, but is it enough?

Week 6 Packers-Bears Q&A: Justin Fields is as advertised in Chicago - Acme Packing Company - Windy City Gridiron’s Patti Curl offers some perspective on the Bears’ season so far.

Packers vs Bears Matchups: Keep an eye on Khalil Herbert - Acme Packing Company - The Chicago Bears may be lacking running backs, but Khalil Herbert is still someone the Green Bay Packers need to prepare for.

Injury report update: Kevin King officially out vs Bears - Acme Packing Company - Mack, Hicks, and Robinson are listed as questionable for Chicago.

Packers WR and core special teamer Malik Taylor lands on COVID-19 list - Acme Packing Company - The receiver had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON FANPOSTS

Atrinsic: Sweet Sweet Revenge - Windy City Gridiron FANPOST - My opinions have been controversial in the past, because apparently having faith in my team is some sort of sin.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears Over Beers: Taking Down the Pack - Windy City Gridiron - JB and EJ discuss the keys to the Bears earning an upset victory

Roundtable: Keys for a Chicago victory - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG crew runs down what we think the Bears need to do on Sunday to pull off a second consecutive upset.

Wiltfong Jr: Hicks, Mack, A-Rob among 10 questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the final injury report for the Bears and Packers in advance of Sunday’s game.

Householder: Betting Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are coming off two wins in a row, including against the spread, but can they keep it going in a series that’s favored Green Bay?

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