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The Bears Win Again Den, October 4, 2021

The Chicago Bears made improvements in a win over a division rival, but an injury to David Montgomery dampened the mood

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David Montgomery #32 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball against Tracy Walker III #21 of the Detroit Lions in the first half at Soldier Field on October 03, 2021 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears vs. Lions recap: Everything we know about Chicago’s Week 4 win - Bears Wire - The Bears bounced back from an embarrassing Week 3 loss with a 21-0 win against the Lions. We recap the victory.

Bears: Encouraging News About Montgomery Injury? - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears and David Montgomery received some encouraging news regarding the running back’s injury, which is waiting to be confirmed with an MRI tomorrow.

Matt Nagy Takes the Longest, Most Tortured Route to Admitting Bill Lazor Called Plays Today - Bleacher Nation - Bill Lazor was calling plays in Sunday’s Bears win. Not that we couldn’t tell by watching the game, but confirmation was a nice touch.

Justin Fields Gets His First Win as Chicago Bears Quarterback: Rapid Fire Recap - Da Bears Blog - This is a game of two emotions.

Don’t look now, but Bears may finally have elite pass rush - 670 The Score - After another strong performance from edge rushers Robert Quinn and Khalil Mack in a win against the Lions on Sunday, it’s looking more and more like the Bears finally have the elite pass rush they’ve been trying to get for several years.

Haugh: Bears offense shows improvement, balance in win - 670 The Score - After a disastrous loss a week prior, the Bears played strong complementary football in a 24-14 win against the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

Bernstein: Did the Bears learn some things? - 670 The Score - We should never confuse an absence of awful for something actually good, but there were small signs of progress for the Bears in their 24-14 win against the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Bears’ Matt Nagy says he’s in charge. Translation: not really. - Chicago Sun-Times - With coordinator Bill Lazor calling the plays, Justin Fields & Co. get a bounce-back victory.

Bears-Lions final score 2021: Justin Fields leads 24-14 win for Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears beat the Lions 24-14 at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Bears RB David Montgomery exits Lions game with left knee injury - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears turned to veteran Damien Williams as their primary running back in his absence.

David Montgomery: Chicago Bears await news on RB's knee injury - Chicago Tribune - NFL Network reported that Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will have an MRI on Monday but that initial tests indicated his hyperextended knee did not result in a major injury.

NFC North Week 4: Vikings shut down by Browns - Chicago Tribune - Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns defense produced another dominant performance, giving coach Kevin Stefanski a victory over his old team as the Browns beat the Minnesota Vikings 14-7 on Sunday in Minneapolis.

Week 4 recap: Chicago Bears 24, Detroit Lions 14 - Chicago Tribune - For a while Sunday at Soldier Field, everything was right again with the Chicago Bears. Then one play darkened the otherwise happy occasion of a 24-14 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Greenberg: Matt Nagy does the right thing and the Bears have a good day – The Athletic - Matt Nagy isn't the best person to call plays for the Bears, and if he has any hope of sticking around here, it’s as a delegator in chief.

David Montgomery sparks Bears offense in victory, but what's next after knee injury? – The Athletic - The Bears won and the offense got back on track, but David Montgomery — who keyed the rushing attack — went down with a knee injury.

Bears vs. Lions: Studs and duds from Chicago’s Week 4 win - Bears Wire - Here are a few duds and plenty of studs from the Bears' Week 4 win over the Lions.

Instant analysis of Bears’ 24-14 win against Lions in Week 4 - Bears Wire - The Bears offense established rhythm and the defense came up with some big stops in a 24-14 win over the Lions.

Three takeaways from Bears’ 24-14 win over Lions, including Alex Ogletree’s future - Chicago Sun-Times - Plus, a look at wide receivers Allen Robinson’s minor role in the offense and why the overall defensive performance was shakier than it looked.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Zach Wilson: I’m glad we can learn from a win, that’s the best way to do it - ProFootballTalk - A common refrain around the Jets after their three losses to open the season has been that quarterback Zach Wilson and other young players need to learn from their experiences in order to be better in the future.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Questionable offside call leads to 10-point swing before halftime in Green Bay - ProFootballTalk - Ken’s Note: As if more proof was needed that Green Bay owns the officiating in the NFL It’s so one sided it makes me question the integrity of the league.

Dan Campbell doesn’t regret 4th down aggressiveness vs. Bears, and he shouldn’t - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions passed on field goals twice against the Bears, but Campbell believes he made the right decision. Ken’s Note: Yes, he should. Both decisions were bad.

Lions vs. Bears, Week 4: What just happened? - Pride Of Detroit - A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ Week 4 loss.

Cleveland Browns 14, Minnesota Vikings 7: Brutal offensive performance sends Vikings to 1-3 - Daily Norseman - It was awfully ugly after the first drive. Ken’s Note: Cleveland’s D is pretty good.

Justin Fields looks like a brand-new QB in Bears’ win over Lions - Yahoo Sports - Chicago Bears fans can rest easily, for one week anyway. The Detroit Lions brought a sense of calm to what had been a fairly panicked franchise.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz: Chicago Bears’ blast bumbling Detroit Lions, even record at 2-2 - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert brings on WCG’s own Aaron Leming to talk through the ups and downs of the Chicago Bears’ big win over the Detroit Lions.

Wiltfong: Matt Nagy gave up play calling again, Bill Lazor took over again - Windy City Gridiron - It’s like déjà vu all over again!

Curl: Fields bounces back for a statement win over lackluster Lions - Windy City Gridiron - Justin Fields drops some dimes and the Lions predictably drop the ball in a much needed bounce-back win for our Beloved.

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