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The Bear’s Den, October 18, 2021

The Bears lose to Green Bay and the officials... yet again...

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Darnell Mooney explains when momentum shifted for Bears vs. Packers - Bears Wire - The Bears got off to a hot start against the Packers. But Darnell Mooney pointed to one play where the momentum changed in their loss.

Bears fans have harsh words for refs following loss to Packers - Bears Wire - While the refs aren’t the reason the Bears lost to the Packers, they did play a role in stopping Chicago’s momentum. And fans were irate.

Bears’ Justin Fields admits ‘entire stadium’ thought INT was free play - Bears Wire - Justin Fields believed everybody in the stadium thought his endzone interception was a free play. Well, everybody except the refs, that is.

Bears fail to capitalize on hot start as Aaron Rodgers and Packers foil their upset hopes yet again – The Athletic - It was a familiar story at Soldier Field for the century-old rivalry, with Aaron Rodgers ending the Chicago Bears’ hopes of an upset.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers to Bears fans: ‘I still own you’ - RSN ​- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told Chicago Bears fans he still owns them, and he isn’t lying

Bears confused by no offsides on Justin Fields interception - RSN - The pivotal non-free play seemed to take the momentum away from Matt Nagy’s offense.

Here We Go Again: Packers 24, Bears 14 - Bleacher Nation ​- Another Bears-Packers game. And another loss

Emma: Bears still short of Packers’ standard - 670 The Score ​- After taking a knee out of the victory formation, Packers star Aaron Rodgers sought out Bears rookie Justin Fields for a handshake and a few words before the two quarterbacks went their separate ways Sunday

Ellis: Bears won’t ever solve their biggest problem - 670 The Score ​- The Bears can make all the internal fixes they want, but it doesn’t seem like that’s ever going to matter as long as Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers remains in their division

Bears perplexed by lack of offsides call on interception - 670 The Score ​- Rookie quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears were perplexed by the lack of an offsides call on what they thought was a free play but instead became a Packers interception in Green Bay’s 24-14 win Sunday at Soldier Field

Bernstein: All-too-familiar feeling for Bears - 670 The Score ​- Aaron Rodgers told the truth with his eyes, arm and then his feet before hammering it home in his own defiant words as he led the Packers to a 24-14 win against the Bears on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field

Week 6: Green Bay Packers 24, Chicago Bears 14 - Chicago Tribune - After Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambled into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown run at Soldier Field, his message to the Chicago Bears came across on the FOX broadcast clearly: “I still own you!”

In one play, Bears and Justin Fields show why they don’t stack up to rival Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - It was a reminder that Fields is no Rodgers — but also that he’s not Mitch Trubisky, either. The Bears’ previous first-round pick didn’t have that sense of swashbuckling.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is right: He owns the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - He raises his career record to 22-5 in a very lopsided series.

‘I own you’ — Packers’ Aaron Rodgers gets the last laugh again - Chicago Sun-Times - Rodgers’ taunt of Bears fans after applying the finishing touch to a 24-14 victory at Soldier Field punctuated another performance that illustrated the difference between the longtime rivals — the Packers have the better quarterback.

Bittersweet loss as Bears progress, but self-sabotage in 24-14 defeat by Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears aren’t hopeless against Aaron Rodgers, but their mistakes and offensive struggles cost them an opportunity to prove that.

Takeaways from Bears’ loss to Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Khalil Mack recorded his sixth sack when he tackled Aaron Rodgers on the Packers’ first drive. At no point in his career has he ever had as many as six sacks through the first six weeks of the season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Rich Bisaccia steers Raiders to win in head coaching debut - ProFootballTalk - A tumultuous Week Six for the Raiders started with head coach Jon Gruden’s resignation and it ended with a resounding win in Denver.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Chicago Bears start out strong against Green Bay Packers, then the rest of the game happens - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears put the Packers on notice early, scoring on their first drive and stopping the Packers on their first two. Then the Bears clarified that they would let the Packers off with just a notice.

Schmitz: Rough-looking Bears get reamed by Rodgers in routine Packers home loss - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert brings on WCG’s lead draft analyst (Jacob Infante) to talk through the ups and downs of the Chicago Bears’ home loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Salo's Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: Jakeem Grant Sr - Windy City Gridiron - Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we’ll spotlight a Bears player in a weekly column. This week, we’ll take an in-depth look at Return Specialist Jakeem Grant Sr.

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