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The Bear’s Den, November 1, 2021

Justin Fields plays solid (and some times spectacular) football Sunday. It’s not a win, but it is a big deal.

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Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field on October 31, 2021 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Bears vs. 49ers: Instant analysis of Chicago’s Week 8 loss - BearsWire - The Bears were once again humiliated, but at least Justin Fields took a step forward in his development.

Bears fans encouraged by Justin Fields’ performance in loss to 49ers - BearsWire - While Bears fans are frustrated with this team, they're encouraged by Justin Fields' performance in Chicago's Week 8 loss.

Bears' Eddie Jackson injured, leaves game after second play - RSN - The Chicago Bears defense is already without Khalil Mack, and now could be missing another star in their secondary.

Bears postgame observations: Justin Fields shines, but defense folds - RSN - The Chicago Bears rookie quarterback may have had his best game, capped by an insane touchdown run.

Big second half propels 49ers over Bears - Bear Report - A big second half helped lead the San Francisco 49ers past the Chicago Bears in Week 8 on Sunday.

Bernstein: Nonexistent defense ruins Bears’ day - 670 The Score - The better stories never had a chance, not when you can’t stop the other team from scoring. There were some there amid the carnage, though the tale was told by the stark numbers.

Bears grades: The defense is no longer dependable - 670 The Score - In a 33-22 loss to the 49ers on Sunday, the Bears let a winnable game slip through their hands and now sit two games under .500 at 3-5 and four games back in the NFC North.

Justin Fields' brilliant TD run not enough for Bears, Jimmy G runs for two TDs as 49ers win - ProFootballTalk - Bears quarterback Justin Fields turned in one of the highlight-reel plays of this NFL season today at Soldier Field. But it wasn’t enough.

Bears lose critical game to 49ers but might have found their playmaker - Chicago Sun-Times - Justin Fields finally became what Bears fans had dreamed him to be, looking at times like the fastest and most gifted player on the field Sunday.

Week 8: San Francisco 49ers 33, Chicago Bears 22 - Chicago Tribune - 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo made the most of his homecoming Sunday at Soldier Field. The Rolling Meadows alum threw for 322 yards to spark a second-half comeback in a 33-22 victory over the Bears.

Column: 6 Chicago sports stories to watch in November - Chicago Tribune - November can be a bleak month for Chicagoans, especially when the teams aren't winning. But here are six things to look forward to this month as the days grow shorter and the sun disappears.

Bears vs. 49ers: Studs and duds from Chicago’s Week 8 loss - BearsWire - We saw some great players on offense, but quite a few liabilities on defense. Here are the studs and duds from the Bears' loss vs. 49ers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz: 49ers can’t stop, won’t stop on offense as Chicago Bears drop needed game - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert brings on BearReport’s Andrew Freeman to talk through the ups and downs of the Chicago Bears’ home loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers Postgame Show: Justin Fields shows progress, while defense continues to struggle - The Chicago Audible - In this Chicago Audible postgame show, Nick and Mason break down the Chicago Bears’ 33-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Curl: Silicon Valley 49ers at Chicago Bears. Justin Fields makes strides in much needed Bears offensive revival against 49ers - Windy City Gridiron - Justin Fields has two legs and two arms and he used all of his limbs to carry the Bears offense.

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