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The Bear’s Den, November 11, 2023

The Bears are already winners this week, so we’ll see a weekend without Bears football. Who’s your favorite college team?

Chicago Bears v Washington Commanders Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images


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Bears DE Montez Sweat made his presence known vs. Panthers - Bears Wire USA Today - Montez Sweat generated 8 pressures against the Panthers, the most by a Bears defender since Robert Quinn in 2020.

Pressure Is Nice But Bears Look for Takeaways - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Montez Sweat and the Chicago Bears defense had pass rush heat but no takeaways Thursday night and it’s something their new pass rusher wants to correct.

Bears Report Card: Nothing Up Their Sleeves Except Basic Win - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears News, Analysis and More - Ugly win has its purpose as the draft prospects look better now and the defense continues to improve for Chicago.

Schrock: Bears find way, offer glimpse of true selves in gritty win vs. Panthers – NBC Sports Chicago - For one night against a bad team, the Bears showed what they might be able to become, but it needs to lead to something more than good vibes on a Thursday night.

In Bears’ win over Panthers, DJ Moore thought D’Onta Foreman was extra motivated to beat their former team - 670 The Score - Bears receiver DJ Moore thought running back D’Onta Foreman played “with a vengeance” as they earned a win against their former team in Chicago’s 16-13 victory against Carolina on Thursday night.

Mayer: Eberflus reflects on Bears’ hard-fought win over Panthers -
Coach Matt Eberflus was impressed with several aspects of the Bears’ performance in Thursday night’s 16-13 victory over the Panthers at Soldier Field.

Potash: No such thing as a bad win to struggling Bears, but ... - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears need a truer test to confirm their belief they’re close to a breakthrough. And that will come against the Lions on Nov. 19 at Ford Field. The momentum they feel means nothing if they can’t turn it into a credible — if not winning — performance against a playoff contender.

Bears WR DJ Moore was critical of the officiating vs. Panthers - Bears Wire USA Today - DJ Moore explained why the officials were “getting on my nerves” in the Bears’ Thursday night win over the Panthers.

Finley: Bears plan to turn offensive pass interference calls into league for review - Chicago Sun-Times - Both were called against DJ Moore, prompting the receiver to be upset after the game.

Lieser: Next 4 games set stage perfectly for Bears to make final assessment of QB Justin Fields - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Eberflus will wait until next week to give an update as Fields rehabs his thumb injury.

Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Week 10 win, NFL draft impact - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears won an ugly game in a short week that either looked like a defensive battle or bad offensive football. Far more valuable is the boost they will get from the first-round draft pick they have coming from the Carolina Panthers.


Big Ten bans Jim Harbaugh; Michigan files for restraining order - ESPN - The Big Ten has banned Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh for remaining regular-season games, while the coach and university have filed a temporary restraining order to try to stop it.

McAfee: 4 or 5 NFL teams would take Jim Harbaugh right now - ESPN - Pat McAfee explains why Jim Harbaugh has a place in the NFL if he ever wants to go back to the league.

Carlin vs. Joe - Hour 2 - Harbaugh to the NFL - ESPN - Carlin and Joe ask ESPN NFL Reporter Jeff Darlington if Jim Harbaugh will return to the NFL after this season at Michigan. Plus, Carlin is tired of people feeling sorry for Michigan.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) listed as questionable vs. Saints - - Justin Jefferson (hamstring) indicated Thursday he wouldn’t return unless at 100%, but the Vikings left the door open for him to possibly play Sunday by listing him as questionable vs. the Saints.

Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase (back) questionable to play Sunday vs. Texans - - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (back bruise) is officially questionable for Sunday’s Week 10 game against the Houston Texans.


Infante's Notes: Bears pull away with close win against Panthers at home - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears improve to 3-7 with their Thursday night victory.

Best Bets: Full Sunday Slate - Windy City Gridiron - How to bet the full slate in Week 10

Wiltfong: Bears vs Panthers 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 the Bears 16 to 13 win over the Panthers

Zimmerman: Examining the Four Contenders for the 2024 NFL Draft Number One Pick - Windy City Gridiron - There are 4 teams with two wins or less after 9 games, what are the odds those teams finish with the league’s worst record?

Leming's 10 Bears Takes: Chicago gets the 3rd win of the season on a TNF stinker - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears improved to (3-7) on the season after a low-scoring 16-13 victory at Soldier Field against the one-win Carolina Panthers. While the game wasn’t easy on the eyes for most, it provided some much-needed mid-season clarity to the 2024 NFL draft order. We’ll dive into all of that and more after another short week win.


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