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The Bear’s Den, October 16, 2023

Bears lose Fields, Davis and game to Vikings, three blows for the price of one.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears quarterback Tyson Bagent (17) reaches for the ball after yet another wide snap in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.
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As Bears’ pass rush struggles, veteran DE Frank Clark is available - Chicago Sun-Times - Clark, 30, had five sacks for the Chiefs last season and was there when GM Ryan Poles was on staff.

Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus remembered at tailgate - Chicago Sun-Times - More than 50 Bears fans joined Matt Butkus, son of Dick Butkus to celebrate his father’s life and career at the Billy Goat Tavern Sunday. Dick Butkus died Oct. 5 in his sleep at his home in Malibu, California.

Instant Reactions: Justin Fields hurt as Bears fall to Vikings - CHGO - So much for momentum. Despite recording an encouraging victory in Washington just 10 days ago, the Chicago Bears couldn’t bring any of the good ju-ju home to Soldier Field. The end result was a 19-13 loss to a Minnesota Vikings squad without Justin Jefferson. But what’s worse is the uncertain health status of Justin Fields

Justin Fields ruled out for Bears’ game with injury – NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to an injury.

Haugh: Familiar questions resurface about Bears’ future - 670 - On a day that began with the Bears believing they finally had found some answers, serious questions resurfaced after a demoralizing 19-13 defeat to the Vikings.

Bernstein: Bears lose a bad game and their quarterback - 670 - Whatever the Bears’ season was supposed to be, it’s now completely sideways after a miserable 19-13 home loss against a bad Vikings team Sunday.

Bears RG Nate Davis suffers right ankle injury - 670 - Bears right guard Nate Davis suffered a right ankle injury against the Vikings on Sunday and was listed by the team as questionable to return.

Justin Fields exits game with right hand injury - 670 - Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ health is uncertain after he suffered a right hand injury during his team’s 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Bears’ o-line in flux as RG Nate Davis injured, C Cody Whitehair pulled - Chicago Sun-Times - Next week against the Raiders could’ve been the first time the Bears played their intended starting five, but that now looks questionable.

Bears’ season falls apart as 19-13 loss to Vikings drops them to 1-5; injured Justin Fields leaves game - Chicago Sun-Times - Quarterback Justin Fields left with an injured throwing hand, and undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent took his place.

Bears lose QB Justin Fields, game vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields hurt his right hand when he was sacked in the third quarter.

Time for the Bears to sit Justin Fields and start rookie Tyson Bagent - Chicago Sun-Times - The undrafted rookie showed enough in his NFL debut Sunday to earn a start.

Bears lose RG Nate Davis to ankle injury vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - Davis got hurt when quarterback Justin Fields was driven into him on play in the first quarter.

Bears honor legend Dick Butkus throughout game vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - The team wore No. 51 patches and painted his number on its sideline.


Lions win big in Tampa Bay to improve to 5-1 - NBC Sports - The Lions look like one of the best teams in the NFL.


Wiltfong: Justin Fields ruled out with a right hand injury, X-Rays are negative - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields left the game with an injury and will not return.

Curl: Chicago Bears return to form in disheartening loss to lackluster Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - A disappointing performance and a sack-induced Justin Fields injury make for another regrettable Chicago Sunday.


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