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The Bear’s Den, September 10, 2021

The Chicago Bears are hitting the road, next stop is 1001 S. Stadium Drive in Inglewood, California

Los Angeles Rams v Chicago Bears
Dennis Gentry #29 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: Bears need to showcase progress in 2021 or clean house - 670 The Score - The Bears are set to embark on a 2021 season that they enter with underwhelming expectations. As it moves along, chairman George McCaskey needs to be honest in holding general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy to a standard of progress.

Bears-Rams podcast: Picking a winner, and Cabo talk! - Chicago Sun-Times - The picks are in!

Chicago Bears: Eddie Goldman's status for opener is murky - Chicago Tribune - The availability of nose tackle Eddie Goldman remains in question three days before the Chicago Bears kick off their season against the Los Angeles Rams.

Kindle Vildor: Chicago Bears counting on 2nd-year CB - Chicago Tribune - Kindle Vildor’s rise to the starting lineup at the start of his second season comes as no surprise to those who know the Chicago Bears cornerback.

Column: 5 tips to avoid fantasy football conversations - Chicago Tribune - The fantasy football season is upon us. Here are five handy tips to avoid conversations with people about their fantasy teams.

Bears vs. Rams: Andy Dalton, Matthew Stafford debut on new teams, plus key matchups, game picks – The Athletic - Fans finally get to see what the 2021 Bears and Andy Dalton look like Sunday night. We break down the matchups and make our game picks.

Bears vs. Rams: 4 key matchups to watch in Week 1 game - Bears Wire - From A-Rob vs. Ramsey to Bears front seven vs. Rams O-line, here are four matchups to watch as the Bears battle the Rams in Week 1.

Bears: Andy Dalton's Stats in Primetime Aren't Promising - On Tap Sports Net - Bears quarterback Andy Dalton has a unique opportunity on Sunday night against the Rams. However, his numbers in primetime aren't impressive.

Bears: Who Could Replace Eddie Goldman Week One? - On Tap Sports Net - With the longtime starter Eddie Goldman's availability up in the air, who is set to fill the role up front for the Bears in Week One?

Bears don't want to hear about 2018 defense, focused on 2021 season - RSN - Vic Fangio is old news. This is Sean Desai's defense, and the Bears want to show what they can do.

Week One Game Preview, Volume I: How the Bears Beat the Rams - Da Bears Blog - We’re finally talking about football. Two teams playing. Someone keeping score. Results that matter.

Bears RB David Montgomery comes into his own as runner, talker - Chicago Sun-Times - After a breakout season in 2020, Montgomery could emerge as a star this season.

Bears’ Matt Nagy ‘ironically’ in Cabo when Rams traded for Matt Stafford - Chicago Sun-Times - Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan were there hoping to recruit Stafford. Nagy claimed his trip was purely for vacation.

Rams well-armed with Matthew Stafford at QB - Chicago Sun-Times - Without the hurdles he had to clear in Detroit — better protection, a better run game, and a defense that won’t turn his best work to dust — Stafford could reach a new level in Sean McVay’s offense.

Kindle Vildor: Chicago Bears counting on 2nd-year CB - Chicago Tribune - Kindle Vildor’s rise to the starting lineup at the start of his second season comes as no surprise to those who know the Chicago Bears cornerback.

Bears don't want to hear about 2018 defense, focused on 2021 season - RSN - Vic Fangio is old news. This is Sean Desai's defense, and the Bears want to show what they can do.

Bears vs. Rams: 4 key matchups to watch in Week 1 game - Bears Wire - From A-Rob vs. Ramsey to Bears front seven vs. Rams O-line, here are four matchups to watch as the Bears battle the Rams in Week 1.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ravens CB Marcus Peters, RB Gus Edwards suffer torn ACLs in practice - NFL.com - Horrible injury news has once again impacted the Ravens ahead of the season opener as running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters went down at Thursday’s practice with serious injuries.

Nine last-minute predictions for the 2021 NFL season: Josh Allen and the Bills reign supreme - NFL.com - Are Josh Allen and the Bills about to run roughshod over the NFL? Can Derrick Henry log ANOTHER 2,000-yard season? Is Daniel Jones doomed? Just prior to kickoff, Adam Schein has nine juicy, last-minute predictions for the 2021 season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Collinsworth: ‘I didn’t realize Matthew Stafford was that good’ - Turf Show Times - The veteran broadcaster shared his surprising Stafford thoughts on Thursday Night Football

Rams-Bears: Matthew Stafford wrecks Chicago and 3 more bold predictions - Turf Show Times - Matthew Stafford goes off, Rams Defense takes over, and other bold predictions for Sunday’s game

‘I’m fired up’: Aaron Glenn’s positive attitude infectious as Lions attempt culture shift - Pride Of Detroit - “We’re going to coach our butts off in whatever we want to do.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Chicago Bears vs LA Rams. 5 Questions with Turf Show Times. Different jersey, same Matthew Stafford? - Windy City Gridiron - We discuss the Bears upcoming opponent with our Rams sister blog, Turf Show Times.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Chicago Bears-Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - Oh, Sunday night. Oh, Sunday night. Oh, Sunday night.

Zimmerman: Chicago Bears season preview podcast with Aaron Leming - Windy City Gridiron - Aaron Leming previews the Bears’ season on Bears Banter

Salo: Start/Sit Guide for Chicago Bears Fantasy Football - Windy City Gridiron
This Sunday, the Chicago Bears will step onto the field at SoFi Stadium to attempt what would be a huge upset over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. Windy City Gridiron’s partner in...

2021 NFL Honors according to Windy City Gridiron - Windy City Gridiron - Finally, a night for football players. WCG’s staff predictions for individual accolades await.

Householder: 2021 NFL Week 1 Game Preview - Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - The regular season is here, let’s meet the first opponent!

Schmitz: Rule of 3’s 2021 Chicago Bears Kickoff-Day Prediction Show - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Rule of 3, Robert, Brandon, and Danny talk through predictions for the Bears’ game @ LA, Fields’ first start, and the rest of the Andy Dalton-led 2021 NFL season.

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