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The Bear’s Den, October 24, 2023

Chicago fans start short of BagentMania... but only just...

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Friends, family turn out for Bears quarterback Tyson Bagent’s first NFL start - Chicago Sun-Times - ‘‘We came out to support our friend’s kid, and that’s exciting,’’ said Joel Hudik, an arm wrestler from Toledo, Ohio. ‘‘[It’s the] first start in the NFL, so, hell, yeah, I drove 3 1/2 hours just to hang out with the family and watch him play.’’

Grading the Bears’ win over the Raiders position by position - Chicago Sun-Times - Rookie Tyson Bagent (21-for-29, 162 yards, one TD, zero INTs, 97.2 rating) followed a conservative game plan to a T in his first NFL start, efficiently leading three TD drives and avoiding major errors that might have given the Raiders life.

Bears podcast: Tyson Bagent gets a win, but QB questions remain - Chicago Sun-Times - One game doesn’t solve the Bears’ quarterback situation.

Justin Fields doubtful to play against Chargers on Sunday Night Football - CHGO - Bears coach Matt Eberflus met with the media on Monday, following the Bears' 30-12 victory over the Raiders. Here are the top takeaways from Eberflus' press conference.

Tyson Bagent played his game and helped the Bears secure a victory over the Raiders - CHGO - The undrafted free agent out of Shepherd University wasn't asked to do much, but excelled at what he was asked to do in Luke Getsy's game plan.

Wannstedt: Bears should listen to Fields offers if Bagent succeeds – NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields remains on the shelf with a thumb injury, but if rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent plays well in his place, should the...

Justin Fields ‘doubtful’ vs. Chargers with ‘no change’ in thumb injury – NBC Sports Chicago - Tyson Bagent will be the Bears' starting quarterback for at least one more week as Justin Fields continues to rehab his injured thumb.

Bears QB Tyson Bagent did 1 thing really well per former head coach – NBC Sports Chicago - Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt joined NBC Chicago to share his thoughts on what Tyson Bagent did particularly well in win vs. Raiders

Upon Further Review: 4 keys to the Bears’ most important drive Sunday - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ only drive of the third quarter Sunday was a slowly squeezing boa constrictor of a possession, choking the life out of the Raiders team that they led by 11 points.

Bears once-beleaguered defense rounding into form - Chicago Sun-Times - After giving up 38 points to the Packers and 41 to the Chiefs in its first three games, the defense is playing up to preseason expectations — allowing 12 points in back-to-back games against the Vikings and Raiders. “Adversity builds character,” linebacker Tremaine Edmunds said.

Bears RB Roschon Johnson expected to return vs. Chargers - Chicago Sun-Times - The rookie from Texas has missed the last two games after suffering a concussion against the Commanders on Oct. 5. Safety Jaquan Brisker was cleared to practice and play this week. But right guard Nate Davis (ankle) will not play against the Chargers.

Bears: ‘No change’ on QB Justin Fields’ injury; Tyson Bagent to start vs. Chargers - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields is doubtful again, and coach Matt Eberflus indicated Bagent will start again.

It’s time for the Bears to keep good players and it starts with Jaylon Johnson - CHGO - Cornerback Jaylon Johnson is ready to talk about a potential contract extension. The Bears should not only be ready to have that discussion but offer Johnson a new contract.

10 Quick Thoughts: Let’s just enjoy this Bears victory for what it was - CHGO - Good morning, Chicago!

Schmitz: The Biggest Moment of Tyson Bagent’s Life Wasn’t Too Big For Him - Da Bears Blog - The buzz around UDFA QB Tyson Bagent in the week leading up to the Raiders-Bears game was electric.

Jaylon Johnson, Bears are in contract extension discussions - 670 - Cornerback Jaylon Johnson’s representation is in contract extension discussions with the Bears, though to hear Johnson address the situation, it doesn’t sound like they’re on the verge of a deal just yet.

Bears QB Justin Fields doubtful to play against Chargers - 670 - Bears quarterback Justin Fields isn’t expected to play against the Chargers next Sunday as he continues to recover from a dislocated right thumb, putting rookie Tyson Bagent in line to make his second career NFL start.

Emma’s observations: Bagent thrived in Getsy’s scheme - 670 - Bears rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent excelled in the team’s 30-12 win against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, showcasing confidence and comfort in offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s scheme.

D’Onta Foreman brings viral ‘Slap Kabaddi’ to TD celebration - 670 - Bears veteran running back D’Onta Foreman found a unique way to celebrate his first of three touchdowns Sunday, as he played “Slap Kabaddi” with fullback Khari Blasingame after finding the end zone.


Mohamed Ibrahim back in Detroit, walking after dislocating hip Sunday - NBC Sports - Lions head coach Dan Campbell gave an update on injured running back Mohamed Ibrahim’s condition during his Monday press conference.


Broncos safety Kareem Jackson suspended four games for multiple violations of unnecessary roughness - The NFL has suspended Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson four games without pay for violations of unnecessary roughness rules, the league announced on Monday.

Kareem Jackson suspended four games for unnecessary roughness violations - NBC Sports - Jackson has been ejected twice this season for hits to the head of opposing players.


Sunderbruch: D’Onta Foreman Nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week - Windy City Gridiron - Technically playing in relief of two other running backs, Foreman showed out and tallied three scores for Chicago, two on the ground.

Bear & Balanced: Bears beat down the Raiders - Windy City Gridiron - Join our latest Bear & Balanced for Bears victory Monday!

Sunderbruch: Three Encouraging Signs from Tyson Bagent’s First Start - Windy City Gridiron - It was a nice game from Tyson Bagent yesterday.

Leming's 10 Bears Takes: No QB controversy, defense is playing better, and more here - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears home losing streak is officially over after an impressive 30-12 blowout win at Soldier Field against the Las Vegas Raiders. Undrafted rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent did his job and the defense dominated. At (2-5) and the trade deadline fast-approaching, we’ll dive into what’s next in Chicago and why the talks of any quarterback controversy are far too premature.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Raiders - Inside the snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Here are all the snap counts for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight on some of their individual statistics, and a few team stats from their 30 to 12 win against the Las Vegas Raiders.


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