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The Bear’s Den, October 2, 2021

Eddie Goldman is likely to go against the Lions, and the Bears don’t want anybody to know who’s starting at quarterback on Sunday.

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“If I stop to catch my breath I might never breathe again”


Eddie Goldman expected to return, Khalil Mack questionable, QBs a game-time decision - - While the lion’s share of attention (pun intended) heading into Sunday’s game against Detroit will be on who the Bears start at quarterback, there has been a very positive development on the other side of the ball.

‘The 9-Yard Line’ previews the Bears-Lions Week 4 match-up - WGN-TV - It’s only been three weeks, but Bears’ fans have gone through plenty of emotions in just such a short time.

Chamberlain: Running More This Week Could Backfire on Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - The Detroit Lions have not been an easy team to run against but the Chicago Bears are boldly talking about trying to run it this week anyway.

PODCAST: Detroit Lions Week 4 Game Preview - The Chicago Audible - After a historically bad game last week, can the Chicago Bears turn things around against the Detroit Lions?

QB Uncertainty & a Key Return Highlight Friday’s News - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears have a lot of questions to answer on Sunday. There is no word on who will start at QB, but Eddie Goldman will return against the Lions.

Matchup Flashback: Lions Take the Game Away in the Last Two Minutes - On Tap Sports Net - Last December, the Bears looked to end their five-game losing streak against the Lions. However, Detroit had other plans.

Justin Fields now knows the routine and game speed - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Justin Fields said he would be fine in terms of development if he couldn’t play again right away but is hoping to get the chance Sunday to start again against the Detroit Lions.

Andy Dalton or Justin Fields? Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy to make game-time decision on quarterback - ESPN - Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said it will be a game-time decision as to whether Andy Dalton or Justin Fields starts at quarterback on Sunday versus the Detroit Lions.

Bears’ Eddie Goldman removed from injury report, set to play Week 4 - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy credited the hard work his nose tackle put in get to this point.

Bears starting QB, Andy Dalton or Justin Fields, gametime decision - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy said the health of both quarterbacks will play into the decision.

Game-Time Decision for Chicago Bears at Starting QB - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Justin Fields went through a full week of practice and Andy Dalton was limited in what he could do every day due to a knee injury but the Bears will wait until just before game time to announce which will start Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.

Dalton or Fields at QB? It will be a game-time decision for the Bears on Sunday - WGN-TV - If you were looking for clarity on the Bears’ quarterback situation for Sunday, you really only got one thing from Matt Nagy. Nick Foles, the team’s third-string quarterback, won’t be starting against the Lions at Soldier Field.

Game-time decision for Bears’ starting QB vs. Lions - USA Today Bears - Just when you think things can’t get worse with Bears head coach Matt Nagy, they do.

Game-time decision between Andy Dalton, Justin Fields to be Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback against Detroit Lions - - With Andy Dalton and Justin Fields both recovering from injuries, coach Matt Nagy said Friday that the Bears’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Lions will be a game-time decision.

Bears set for game-time decision at quarterback - 670 The Score - The Bears plan to make a game-time decision on who will start at quarterback against the Lions on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy told reporters at Halas Hall on Friday.

The Pick Is In: Bears vs. Lions - - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for Sunday’s NFC North matchup between the Bears and Lions at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on

How to watch Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - - The Bears will host the Detroit Lions Sunday at Soldier Field. Here’s how you can watch and listen to the NFC North showdown, which kicks off at noon (CT).

Bears hope meeting between coaches, players helps fix offense - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are desperate to repair their offense before Sunday’s game against the Lions.

Biggs: Who will start at QB for the Chicago Bears in Week 4? - Chicago Tribune - The starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears in their Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday will be ... a game-time decision. Coach Matt Nagy on Friday said he wouldn’t commit to Andy Dalton or Justin Fields for the noon kickoff at Soldier Field.

Arkush: The Bears have fallen, now how do they get up? - Daily Herald - For starters, the Bears need to get their tight ends to help protect Justin Fields.

Finley: Justin Fields or Andy Dalton? Bears starting QB a game-time decision - Chicago Sun-Times - A week ago Wednesday, Bears coach Matt Nagy named Justin Fields the starter because he didn’t want the Bears’ quarterback situation to be a distraction to his team. Nine days later — but, really, it feels like nine years — Nagy chose not to name a starting quarterback Friday.

Finley: Nose tackle Eddie Goldman set for season debut; outside linebacker Khalil Mack questionable - Chicago Sun-Times - Mack is making progress, practicing Friday for the first time all week.

Lieser: Bears’ Matt Nagy hopes QB Andy Dalton returns vs. Lions as decision drags on - Chicago Sun-Times - After Nagy called what looked like a Dalton-type offense against the Browns despite Justin Fields starting, it’s clear what kind of offense he wants to run and which quarterback he trusts to pilot it.

Chicago Tribune Staff: What to know about Soldier Field, Arlington Heights move - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have signed a purchase agreement for Arlington International Racecourse, a move that takes the team a step closer toward securing property for a new stadium and leaving their longtime home at Soldier Field. Here’s what to know about the possible move.

Rumore, Mather: Timeline of Soldier Field events since 1924 - Chicago Tribune - Chicago’s stadium on the lakefront has hosted a variety of people and performances in its almost 100 years.

Pratt, Byrne, Yin: Chicago Bears’ possible move a lose-lose for Mayor Lori Lightfoot - Chicago Tribune - If the Bears move to Arlington Heights, “there’s just no way to hide from that failure,” an alderman said of Lightfoot.

Brown: Go, Bears! No, really, just go. Chicago saying goodbye to the team isn’t so hard to do. - Chicago Sun-Times - Even if they do leave Chicago, they’ll still be the source of endless exasperation, unfounded optimism, sporadic excitement — and three wasted hours on fall weekends. Jack’s note: You’re either ride or die, or you’re not. It’s no secret what Mark Brown is.

Lincicome: No matter where the Bears go, they’re never far from the heart - Daily Herald - Here’s hoping Elton John is available for a halftime show when the Bears say goodbye to Soldier Field.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski doubtful, linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul a game-time decision Sunday - ESPN - Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs) and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (hand, shoulder) will be game-time decisions against New England Patriots on Sunday, coach Bruce Arians said.

After growing closer amid displacement, Saints brimming with excitement for return to Superdome - - James Palmer checks in with Saints players in advance of their long awaited return to the Superdome. He finds a group that’s eager to reconnect with the home crowd after bonding through the difficult circumstances of being displaced by Hurricane Ida.


Detroit Lions Week 4 injury designations: Trey Flowers ruled out - Pride Of Detroit - After a sixth missed practice, Flowers was unable get healthy before the Bears game.

Dan Campbell not concerned about poor officiating: ‘You make your own luck’ - Pride Of Detroit - Campbell is ‘over’ the missed delay of game, and has no interest in putting the league on blast.

Detroit Lions awarded DT Eric Banks off waivers - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have yet another interior defender on their roster.

Will the Lions get their first win vs. the Bears? - ESPN Video - Marcus Spears is jumping on the Lions’ bandwagon after what he saw in Detroit’s narrow loss vs. the Ravens.


Bears Over Beers: Lions Preview with Kent Lee Platte - Windy City Gridiron - The creator of Relative Athletic Score joins the guys to talk Bears-Lions

Roundtable: Keys for Chicago victory - Windy City Gridiron - A couple of our guys have had a very cinematic theme to their keys so far this season.

Bears vs Lions Injury Report: Eddie Goldman is back, Khalil Mack is questionable - Windy City Gridiron - The full injury report for both the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions is out, and we’ve got it right here.

What can Matt Nagy do to avoid being fired? - Windy City Gridiron - This week’s SB Nation Reacts poll is a rough one for us Bears’ fans, but Matt Nagy’ job security has been the talk all week on a both a local and national level.


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