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The Bear’s Den, November 3, 2021

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means... it’s out with the Niners and in with the Steelers.

Greg Hawthorne #27 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball against the Jerry Muckensturm #58 and Doug Plank #46 of the Chicago Bears during a Game on September 28, 1980 in Pittsburgh.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Hey, Bears fans: Can you pump the brakes a little? - Chicago Sun-Times - Justin Fields’ performance Sunday against the 49ers was fine, but it doesn’t merit the kind of excitement it is getting.

Justin Fields: Reviewing Chicago Bears QB’s Week 8 outing - Chicago Tribune - Justin Fields is in the thick of it now, fully immersed in the grind of being the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears while still acclimating himself to the standard rookie experience in which growth and struggle so often tango.

Chicago Bears: Move could leave PSL owners hanging - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears sold 26,000 permanent seat licenses to help fund the 2003 renovation of Soldier Field. PSL owners face the prospect of their investments expiring worthless if the Bears move to Arlington Heights.

Justin Fields’ progress, Bears ownership’s thinking and the futures of Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace: 5 takeaways – The Athletic - Rookie QB Justin Fields is getting better, but how much will that matter to ownership if the Bears aren’t winning.

Let’s Talk About All That Nothing the Bears Did at the NFL Trade Deadline - Bleacher Nation - Nothing going out of Halas Hall. And nothing coming in. That’s the story of another Chicago Bears trade deadline.

Emma: Bears making a notable trade was always a long shot - 670 The Score - The Bears stood pat as the 3 p.m. CT trade deadline passed Tuesday. They didn’t trade any players away in an effort to restock their limited draft capital for 2022, nor did they aggressively make an addition to fortify their roster for this season.

Lunch With Urlurker (and Larry) - ChicagoBears.com - Urlurker hosts Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer as they break down the loss to the 49ers. Larry also discusses the NFL trade deadline, lauds the play of rookie tackle Larry Borom in his first game back from injured reserve and looks ahead to Monday night’s game in Pittsburgh during his weekly visit with Urlurker.

Bears 1st-and-10: Justin Fields’ ‘breakthrough’ puts Nagy & Co. on the spot - Chicago Sun-Times - The rookie quarterback’s instincts were largely responsible for his 103-yard rushing game. Now it’s up to the coaching staff to put Fields in position to take the offense to another level.

NFL trade deadline: Bears don’t make any moves - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears didn’t make a trade before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

Broncos placing Bryce Callahan on injured reserve - ProFootballTalk - The Broncos are placing cornerback Bryce Callahan on injured reserve with a knee injury, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Manningcast draws biggest audience yet, with 1.96 million - ProFootballTalk - After the three-week break, the Manningcast dipped to 1.61 million viewers for the Saints-Seahawks game. On Monday night, however, it generated its biggest audience yet.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Can the Steelers reverse the curse against the Bears in Week 9? - Behind the Steel Curtain - The Steelers have historically struggled in matchups with the Bears.

Steelers to wear their color rush uniforms Monday against the Bears - Behind the Steel Curtain - Although they are just a jersey, there’s something about the Steelers all black uniforms with gold numbers which gets Steelers’ Nation fired up.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Stock up, stock down for Chicago Bears-San Francisco 49ers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a lot of problems, but quarterback might not be one

Berckes: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Von Miller to the Rams, Jameis Winston and Derrick Henry injured, the bunched up AFC playoffs and more in this week’s thoughts.

Wiltfong & Berkes' Bear & Balanced: Fields shines as Bears fall - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and Lester are taking a (mostly) level-headed look at the Bears vs 49ers game.

THE RULES

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