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The Bear’s Den, October 19, 2021

The more Denmaster Ken looks at the tape, the more baffled he is by the officiating... he’s not blaming them for the loss, but they were bad enough for Denmaster Ken to start referring to himself in the third person...

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Akiem Hicks, Khalil Mack injuries bear watching - Chicago Sun-Times - Both defensive stars were valiant in overcoming injuries to play against the Packers — and each sacked Aaron Rodgers. But Hicks appeared to tweak a groin injury on his sack and played only 24 of 59 snaps.

Justin Fields still waiting to take that giant leap - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy sees signs of progress in the rookie’s decision-making that eventually will accelerate his progress. "Once he keeps getting that better and better, the athletic stuff of making plays and making throws is gonna come."

Chicago Bears Film Study: Aaron Rodgers’ ups, Justin Fields’ downs and Eddie Jackson’s shot - Chicago Sun-Times - After not hitting Davante Adams the right way, Bears safety Eddie Jackson took a shot at … former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs.

Eddie Jackson takes shot at Lance Briggs after he criticizes Bears safety’s tackling - Chicago Sun-Times - In response to Briggs’ criticism, Jackson found a 10-year-old tweet that points out some of the former Bears linebacker’s own tackling problems.

Bears notes: RB Khalil Herbert puts up strong numbers in starting debut - Chicago Sun-Times - Plus, a look at Darnell Mooney’s rise, Akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack playing through pain and a new concern in the return game.

Column: Chicago Bears need to turn Justin Fields loose vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Chicago Tribune - Rest assured, if Tom Brady was in the frame of mind to joke about his mistake at the end of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss last season to the Chicago Bears, it will serve as motivation for this week's game.

Chicago Bears need to be 'more forthcoming' about stadium, says Mayor Lightfoot - Chicago Tribune - The city will be announcing a group of people who will look at the entire Soldier Field campus to ensure it’s being used effectively.

Bears Monday Rewind: Justin Fields’ progress, Jaylon Johnson vs. Davante Adams and more observations – The Athletic - The Bears coaching staff felt good about the progress Justin Fields made in a loss, plus other notes and stats looking at Sunday's game.

Postgame Pompei: Bears simply mediocre as Justin Fields develops – The Athletic - Justin Fields looks like a young quarterback, which is what he is. His development will be a long, uneven process.

Another Bears loss to the Packers, but more coachable moments for QB Justin Fields — and that’s just fine – The Athletic - The Bears rookie quarterback didn’t play that well against the Packers, but that’s OK. He can learn from it.

Matt Nagy knows Bears need to score more to compete with elite QBs | RSN - To compete in today’s modern NFL, the Bears need to score more touchdowns. And they know that.

Olin Kreutz didn’t like Aaron Rodgers ‘I still own you’ comment - Bears Wire - Aaron Rodgers struck a nerve with Bears fans and Olin Kreutz with his “I still own you” comment.

Thoughts on Falling to 3-3 After Another Loss to the Green Bay Packers - Da Bears Blog - Justin Fields continues to show signs, and that’s all you are asking for each week from a rookie quarterback.

Former Bears OL Witzmann to appear on ‘The Bachelorette’ - 670 The Score - Former NFL offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann will appear on “The Bachelorette,” which premieres its newest series Tuesday night. Witzmann, 31, played for the Chicago Bears in 2018.

Ellis: No one is right in Eddie Jackson-Lance Briggs beef - 670 The Score - Criticizing a player’s poor performance is absolutely inbounds, but you don’t always have to chum the water just because you know that sharks will show up.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games over fake vaccine card - ProFootballTalk - Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks has been suspended 21 games for having a fake vaccination card.

NFL's reasoning for secrecy in WFT investigation does not apply to the 650,000 emails - ProFootballTalk - The passage of time often takes the steam out of a story. It shouldn’t, but it does.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions trade rumors: Team in talks to add wide receiver - Pride Of Detroit - Are the Lions willing to spend more draft resources on a wide receiver?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Leming: 10 Takes after the Chicago Bears 24-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears lose yet another game to their biggest rival and find themselves at (3-3) heading into another tough game in Week 7. The offense continues to struggle and issues of this team persist. So what now? We’ll dive into that and more in this week’s 10 takes after another disappointing Packers Week.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Packers - Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the complete playing time breakdown, a spotlight of a few individual stats, and also some team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 24 to 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Infante's Notes: Bears lifeless in home loss to Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s break down some of the top takeaways of this week’s Bears loss.

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