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The Bear’s Den, September 27, 2021

Robert Quinn and Khalil Mack were really good against Cleveland... everybody else? Not so much.

Chicago Bears v Cleveland Browns Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

THE STUFF DENMASTER KEN WATCHES ON THE WEB SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ Matt Nagy shredded by Olin Kreutz, Alex Brown, David Kaplan - RSN - The Bears offense was historically bad against the Browns, and the Football Aftershow crew laid into Matt Nagy for the performance.

Bears’ Justin Fields dinged his hand at end of Browns game - RSN - Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields dinged his throwing hand at the end of the game against the Cleveland Browns.

They’re All Out of Excuses: BROWNS 26, BEARS 6 - Bears Wire - There are no more fall guys for GM Ryan Pace or Head Coach Matt Nagy. Not after that game.

Da Bears Blog | Bears Battered By Browns in the Trenches, Fall to 1-2 in Fields Debut - Da Bears Blog - The Bears had no chance to block the Cleveland Browns and subsequently no chance to run a professional offense.

Bears’ ugly loss was predictable, which is bigger problem - 670 The Score - The Bears looked bad in their 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon, but the larger issue was just how unsurprising it was under coach Matt Nagy’s watch.

Haugh: Bears’ Matt Nagy lets down Justin Fields - 670 The Score - After all the hope, the first NFL start for rookie Justin Fields on Sunday went the way so many other games have gone for less-ballyhooed Bears quarterbacks, an occasion more embarrassing than enduring and memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Bears QB Justin Fields ‘fine’ after hand injury - 670 The Score - The X-rays on Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields right throwing hand came back “fine,” he said after he was sacked nine times in a 26-6 loss to the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Social media shot? Jimmy Graham retweets bad Bears offense stat - Chicago Sun-Times - The tweet said that the Bears’ average of 1.1 yards per play against the Browns were the second-fewest by any team this century.

Bears defense can only do so much - Chicago Sun-Times - A five-sack performance that went to waste edged the Bears toward an ominous scenario: By the time Nagy ever gets this offense on track, the defense will be too old and too far from its glory days to take advantage of it.

Column: Matt Nagy faces crisis mode as Chicago Bears coach - Chicago Tribune - There’s never a good time for a historically bad offensive effort, but having it coincide with Justin Fields' highly anticipated first NFL start makes things especially uncomfortable for Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy.

Week 3 recap: Chicago Bears lose 26-6 to Cleveland Browns - Chicago Tribune - As the seconds wound down, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields had been sacked more times than he had completed a pass. That’s how badly the Bears rookie’s first career NFL start went in a 26-6 loss.

'I’m not used to this': Bears QB Justin Fields endures 9-sack drubbing in first NFL start – The Athletic - Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields struggled in his first career start Sunday against the Browns. He was sacked nine times.

Matt Nagy's Bears offense fails Justin Fields in his first NFL start – The Athletic - The Bears offense sunk to new lows in Justin Fields' first start, more evidence against Matt Nagy's abilities as a play caller.

Greenberg: Matt Nagy, meet Justin Fields. Now learn how to coach him (or else) – The Athletic - It was as if Justin Fields was performing a seance of every bad, or just deeply disappointing, Bears quarterback over the last 70 years.

Chicago Bears-Cleveland Browns Postgame Show Podcast - The Chicago Audible - In this episode of The Chicago Audible, the guys break down the Chicago Bears Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Bears offense was historically bad in loss vs. Browns - Bears Wire - The Bears weren't just bad against the Browns, they were historically bad.

Bears fans roast Matt Nagy following embarrassing offensive showing - Bears Wire - The Bears offense was historically bad in a brutal loss to the Browns, and fans are calling out Matt Nagy for his play calling.

Studs and duds from Bears’ blowout loss to Browns - Bears Wire - The Bears played a football game on Sunday. That's as nicely as we can put it. Here are a few studs and many duds from their Week 3 loss.

Bears notes: ‘Warrior’ Khalil Mack returns for second half - Chicago Sun-Times - After posting nine sacks last season, Mack has three in three games

Column: Matt Nagy faces crisis mode as Chicago Bears coach - Chicago Tribune - There’s never a good time for a historically bad offensive effort, but having it coincide with Justin Fields’ highly anticipated first NFL start makes things especially uncomfortable for Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy.

RIP

Fantasy football analyst Mike Tagliere dies at 39 after battling COVID - Mike Tagliere, who had written for FantasyPros since 2017 and hosted a fantasy football podcast, has died following a battle with COVID.

MEDICAL NEWS

Report: Andy Reid leaves stadium in an ambulance after falling ill - ProFootballTalk - Reid fell ill after the game.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Justin Tucker hits NFL-record 66-yard field goal to deliver Ravens win over Lions - ProFootballTalk - Justin Tucker hit a 66-yard field goal as time expired, bouncing it off the cross bar and through the uprights, as the Ravens won 19-17.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Minnesota Vikings 30, Seattle Seahawks 17: Minnesota finally knocks off Russell Wilson - Daily Norseman - And it was impressive

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz: Cleveland crushes chanceless Chicago Bears, signals offensive referendum - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert brings on DaBearsBlog’s Johnathan Wood to talk through the ups and downs of the Cleveland Browns’ drubbing of the Chicago Bears.

Curl: Chicago Bears offense flops in Justin Fields first start versus the Cleveland Browns - Windy City Gridiron - Woof. Browns mascot Swagger Jr. said it best when asked how he thought the Bears rookie QB looked.

Schmitz: Breaking down Jaylon Johnson’s sophomore step - Windy City Gridiron - From pretty much the moment the Chicago Bears cut Kyle Fuller, expectations have only risen for their 2nd round CB pick Jaylon Johnson.

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