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The Bear’s Den, September 25, 2021

Justin Fields.

Cincinnati Bengals v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

You’re in a war but the end is in sight now.

The enemy is unguarded.

So let the mother*lover* know his time’s run out.

BEARRRSSSS

What to expect from Justin Fields in first start - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Based on what rookies have done in the last five seasons when they make their first NFL start, here’s what Bears fans can expect from Justin Fields.

Bears Matchup Flashback: Browns Get Lump of Coal on Christmas Eve in Chicago - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears take on the Browns this Sunday. Four years ago, these two teams squared off on a cold, snowy Christmas Eve at Soldier Field.

Kalyn Kahler previews Bears-Browns on WGN News Now Sports Talk - WGN-TV - The moment that fans have been waiting for since April has finally arrived. Justin Fields will be the Bears’ starting quarterback on Sunday as the Bears play their third game of the 2021 season against the Browns in Cleveland.

Bears vs. Browns picks: Will Justin Fields get his first NFL win? - USA Today Bears Wire - Will the Bears pull off the upset in Justin Fields’ first NFL start? Our Bears Wire staff shares their predictions for Sunday’s game.

Here’s what Bears coaches, players have said about Justin Fields - USA Today Bears Wire - Justin Fields’ coaches and teammates have praised the Bears’ rookie quarterback for his confidence, poise and playmaking ability.

The Pick Is In: Bears at Browns - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for Sunday’s Week 3 matchup between the Bears and Browns in Cleveland. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

How to watch, listen to Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will take on the Browns in Cleveland Sunday at noon (CT). Here’s how you can watch and listen to the contest.

Mario Edwards Jr. excited to return - ChicagoBears.com - Suspended by the NFL without pay for the first two games of the season, Bears defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. is thrilled to be back on the practice field with his teammates this week.

Week Three Game Preview, Volume II: First Fields Start (Of Many), Bears Win?!? - DaBearsBlog - I always like the Chicago Bears...and the Justin Fields era is here!

Clark: Expect the Browns to spoil Justin Fields’ first NFL start - ESPN - Ryan Clarks says Justin Fields will play well in his first start, but still predicts the Browns will edge out the Bears.

Should fantasy managers start Justin Fields? - ESPN - Field Yates and Mike Clay discuss whether Justin Fields should be added to starting lineups after being announced as the Bears’ starter.

Stephen A.: Fields being thrown into the lion’s den vs. Browns - ESPN - Stephen A. Smith explains why he’s concerned about Justin Fields getting his first start for the Bears against the Browns.

Bears could be down 2 key defensive starters against Browns - 670 The Score - The Bears could be down two defensive starters against the Browns on Sunday, with safety Tashaun Gipson (hamstring) doubtful to play and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee) listed as questionable.

Nagy: We’re seeing new things from Justin Fields now that he’s getting first-string reps - ProFootballTalk - Bears fans are getting their wish this week, with rookie quarterback Justin Fields starting in place of the injured Andy Dalton. And Bears coach Matt Nagy says Fields is already showing he looks the part of a first-string quarterback.

PODCAST: Bears-Browns (Week 3) Game Preview - The Chicago Audible - Justin Fields is the starting quarterback this week for the Chicago Bears. Doesn’t that just say it all? Well, not exactly.

Bears’ Eddie Goldman held out of practice, questionable vs. Browns - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears defense has been without Goldman since 2019, and Matt Nagy said he’s questionable for Week 3.

Akiem Hicks’ missed practices weigh on Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Akiem Hicks missed his second straight practice Thursday as the Chicago Bears were hoping to have their full defensive line intact for the first time when they face Cleveland.

Injury Report: Chicago Bears List Tashaun Gipson Doubtful - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Safety Tashaun Gipson is doubtful for Sunday’s game due to a hamstring injury, while nose tackle Eddie Goldman is questionable after missing Friday’s practice with a knee injury.

Bears injury report: Eddie Goldman game-time decision vs. Browns - USA Today Bears Wire - The Bears released their final injury report, where Eddie Goldman is a game-time decision and Tashaun Gipson is doubtful.

Gipson doubtful; Goldman, Hicks, Jackson questionable for Week 3 vs Browns - ChicagoBears.com - Bears safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday’s road contest against the Browns, while nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee) is expected to be a game-time decision. Neither player practiced Friday.

Biggs: Chicago Bears NT Eddie Goldman’s status puzzling - Chicago Tribune - Eddie Goldman’s status remains puzzling as the Chicago Bears prepare for the Cleveland Browns’ two-headed backfield of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. The nose tackle, who has yet to play this season, missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable for the game.

Kane: Chicago Bears players wary of NFL emphasis on taunting - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears-Cincinnati Bengals game had 2 of the 11 NFL taunting penalties over the first two weeks. Bears coaches and players are now worrying about celebrating wisely.

Potash: David Montgomery hoping for a Justin Fields boost - Chicago Sun-Times - “When you’ve got a guy who has that skill set in using his legs, [the defense has] to respect that,’ he said.; Tashaun Gipson doubtful, Eddie Goldman likely a game-time decision for Browns game.

Lieser: The pressure isn’t on Bears QB Justin Fields vs. the Browns. It’s on Matt Nagy. - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s time for Nagy to live up to the credentials that got him hired — expert quarterback teacher and limitlessly creative play caller — and come up with a brilliant plan to beat a good team.

Finley: Bears add a healthy OBJ to list of Browns worth worrying about - Chicago Sun-Times - After being limited during training camp and sitting out the first two games this season, Beckham wasn’t on the Browns injury report Friday. He told reporters on Thursday that, after “a long time in that cave,” his return Sunday “is going to be special.”

Pearson: What Bears coordinators are saying ahead of Cleveland game - 247 Sports - We take a look at some storylines from Thursday’s media availability with Chicago Bears coordinators.

Nagy: ‘I’ve never seen him get rattled’ — Why Justin Fields is calm in face of first start - Chicago Sun-Times - When Bears coach Matt Nagy told Justin Fields that he would make his first NFL start Sunday in Cleveland, the rookie quarterback was stoic. Of course he was.

Ready or not, Bears QB Fields starting against Browns - Daily Herald - Justin Fields’ moment arrived quickly.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL Week 3 injury updates - News on Carson Wentz, Ben Roethlisberger and more - ESPN - Our NFL team reporters have you covered with big-name injury updates entering Week 3.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Where are your former Browns now? WR Derrick Alexander - Dawgs By Nature - 25 questions with a former first-round pick of Cleveland.

Myles Garrett calls on his Browns teammates to step up and make the play when he’s doubled: ‘It’s frustrating’ - Cleveland.com - Garrett says his teammates have to get home when he can’t.

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON FANPOSTS

WCG Hype Man: New look lounge! Introducing the official WCG Hype Man Lounge! - Windy City Gridiron Fanposts - Wait... it’s back? This can’t be a real thing can it? Last I remember there was some dude with a Ditka complex talking about velvet ropes and stuff.

“Justin’s gonna be our starter.” ~ Matt Nagy - Windy City Gridiron Fanshots - Video

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Betting Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns - Spread, total and survivor - Windy City Gridiron - Do you like the Bears as road underdogs with their rookie quarterback?

Roundtable: WCG Weighs in on Bears’ Transition at QB - Part Two - Windy City Gridiron - The writers now combine their thoughts on how they see this transition unfolding at QB for the Chicago Bears.

Injury Report: Goldman among 7 questionable, Dalton out - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and Browns this week.

SB Nation Reacts: Is this an overrated rookie QB class? Who will be the 1st head coach fired? - Windy City Gridiron - Two of this week’s SB Nation Reacts polls have a Chicago Bears feel to them.

5 Questions with Dawgs by Nature: Will the Browns defense have a “get right” game against the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - We sit down with Chris Pokorny for 5 juicy questions about the Bears upcoming opponent.

Bears Over Beers: Slowing down the Browns offense - Windy City Gridiron - Our Bears Over Beers guys are previewing the Bears and Browns game here:

A closer look at Justin Fields’ first extended NFL action - Windy City Gridiron - This was a real nice film breakdown on Justin Fields gams against the Bengals.

Check out the Justin Fields collection from BreakingT! - Windy City Gridiron - Within the Chicago Football Collection from BreakingT, they have a Chicago Bears subset of apparel with their Justin Fields Collection.

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