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The Bear’s Den, October 5, 2021

Matt Nagy said WHAT? Meh, don’t care, it’s all just blah blah blah from him anyway...

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Postgame Pompei: Bears’ win over Lions about much more than play calling, including Justin Fields – The Athletic - Darnell Mooney has been the Bears’ best receiver so far and Robert Quinn may be their MVP.

Bears QB Justin Fields praises Bill Lazor as play caller - Bears Wire - Bears rookie Justin Fields noted a big difference between Matt Nagy and Bill Lazor calling plays.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Ride the hot hand in Vegas - RSN - The Chicago Bears gave an impressive performance against the Detroit Lions in Week 4. Here are Bears Insider Adam Hoge’s 10 Bears Things as the team jets off to Vegas in Week 5.

Bears’ Justin Fields, Darnell Mooney developing on-field chemistry - RSN - Matt Nagy’s rookie quarterback and second-year wide receiver have something brewing on offense.

Hoge’s First Bears Things: Step in right direction for Matt Nagy - RSN - The Chicago Bears and Matt Nagy take a step in the right direction with a win over the Detroit Lions.

Ellis: 10 theories on why Justin Fields isn’t Bears’ QB1 yet - 670 The Score - A day after the Bears’ win against the Lions on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy reiterated that veteran Andy Dalton is still the team’s starting quarterback when he’s healthy. Why? We take a very real, investigative look at the theories.

Bears notes: Darnell Mooney leading the way at WR, heading toward breakout season - Chicago Sun-Times - Plus, a look at the tight ends’ minimal production in the passing game and a penalty to which coach Matt Nagy believes he overreacted.

Chicago Bears: Justin Fields or Andy Dalton in Week 5? - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy’s determination to say he’s sticking to the summer plan that Andy Dalton would start while Justin Fields learned behind him remains a bit of a mystery.

Chicago Bears: Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Week 4 - Chicago Tribune - ChicagoBears.com - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions 24-14 at Soldier Field, evening their record at 2-2 and bouncing back from a miserable offensive performance the week before.

Bears Monday Rewind: Is Andy Dalton really still the starting QB? Plus snap counts and personnel observations – The Athletic - It’s another week of wondering what the Chicago Bears’ plan will be at quarterback and why the tight ends aren’t getting more targets.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Before Sunday's game, Vic Fangio warned NFL office about illegal hits by Ravens - ProFootballTalk - The Broncos and Ravens don’t like each other very much after Sunday. Vic Fangio and John Harbaugh have gone back and forth over the Ravens’ decision to run with three seconds left to keep their 100-yard rushing streak alive, a streak many weren’t aware of before Sunday.

Dan Campbell re-evaluating fourth-down decisions: ‘We’re not good enough right now’ - Pride Of Detroit - Dan Campbell is doing a little self-reflection after Detroit’s short-yardage struggles.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions injury updates: Taylor Decker, Frank Ragnow unlikely to play vs. Vikings - Pride Of Detroit - Dan Campbell indicated the Lions are likely to be shorthanded on the offensive line in Week 5.

Detroit Lions Week 4 stock report: Few bright spots in dark performances vs. Bears - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the good and the bad from the Lions’ 24-14 loss to the Bears.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Nagy Blows Another Call - Says Dalton Still the Starter - Windy City Gridiron - Matt Nagy has made a number of bad calls, from questionable timeouts to failing to adjust his playbook to his personnel. Therefore, his recent statements about the quarterback situation are predictable. Just like his offense.

Leming: 10 takes after Justin Fields’ first NFL win, as the Chicago Bears move to 2-2 on the young season - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are (2-2) after a 24-14 victory at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon. The best part? Rookie Justin Fields looked the part and there’s reason for optimism moving forward.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Lions - Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve got the complete playing time breakdown, and also spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 24 to 13 win against the Detroit Lions.

Infante's Notes: Bears bounce back as Justin Fields leads them to win vs. Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears were able to get it together and put together a quality outing in their second win of the season.

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