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The Bear’s Den, November 18, 2023

The Bears have plenty of healthy starters returning for their matchup with the Lions. Will it be enough?

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images


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Chicago Bears injury report: Justin Fields full go for Lions game – NBC Sports Chicago - Four Bears starters will return for the team’s Week 11 Lions game.

Mayer: Fields gears up to make first start since Oct. 15 - - The return of quarterback Justin Fields Sunday in Detroit has generated a buzz at Halas Hall, with coach Matt Eberflus telling reporters: “There’s an excitement, no doubt … having our starter back is definitely a boost.”

Justin Fields said to be sharp even if it’s just practice - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Rust isn’t apparent with QB Justin Fields in practice despite four weeks away, says Chicago Bears wide receiver DJ Moore.

Schrock: How Bears QB Justin Fields ‘improved’ in leadup to return vs. Lions – NBC Sports Chicago - “We’re still going through that to see how far he can take everything,” Getsy said Thursday. “The reps are important, and just making sure he feels comfortable and ready to rock and roll is really the most important thing.”

Bears’ Justin Fields, Khalil Herbert set to return at Lions - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Justin Fields and running back Khalil Herbert are set to return for the team’s game at the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Cronin: Bears to activate RB Khalil Herbert (ankle) off injured reserve - ESPN - The Chicago Bears will activate running back Khalil Herbert off injured reserve Saturday, coach Matt Eberflus announced.

Bears LB Jack Sanborn dealing with illness but should play vs. Lions - USA Today Bears Wire - Jack Sanborn missed practice on Friday, but is “trending in the right direction” to play. according to Matt Eberflus.

Bears Week 11 injury report: Edmunds, Foreman questionable vs. Lions - USA Today - The Bears have released their final injury report and game designations ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Lions.

Schrock: Justin Fields, Matt Eberflus headline Bears questions to answer in final seven games – NBC Sports Chicago - Those questions start with Fields, who has missed the last four games with a dislocated right thumb but is set to return Sunday against the Lions in Detroit.

‘Tez Effect’ Felt by Full Bears Defense - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Defensive end Montez Sweat downplayed his impact but the Chicago Bears saw his multiplier effect lifting the entire defense in two straight games.

Josh Blackwell using special teams mistake as a learning moment - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - Second-year defensive back Josh Blackwell uses a mistake on punt coverage as a learning point moving forward.

Finley: QB Tyson Bagent earned Bears’ trust for the next time they need him - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s not a matter of if the Bears will need their undrafted rookie to step in, but when. At some point, be it this year or next, he’ll have to play. It’s a given in the modern NFL.

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions predictions: Can Justin Fields’ return help end the NFC North losing streak? - CHGO Sports - The Chicago Bears have a few different losing streaks they’d like to end.

Lieser: Bears LB Tremaine Edmunds ‘blessed’ that knee injury wasn’t season-ending - Chicago Sun-Times - Edmunds is questionable for the Lions game Sunday, which would be his first since getting hurt.

Hoge’s Bears Things: An enormous 7-game stretch for the Bears begins in Detroit - CHGO Sports - So much about the future of the franchise will be decided over the next two months.

Wiederer’s Chicago Bears Week 11 storylines: A new power in the NFC North - Chicago Tribune - Since the middle of last season, the Detroit Lions have been on an impressive surge, feeding off the belief and aggressive nature of coach Dan Campbell. From afar, the Chicago Bears have taken note of the turnaround and see Sunday’s game as a measuring stick.

Finley: Take the North? Bears enter gauntlet without a divisional win since 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times
The next NFC North game that GM Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus win together will be their first. The Bears are the only team in the NFL to be winless in their division since the start of the 2022 season.


Bengals QB Joe Burrow has torn ligament in right wrist, will miss remainder of 2023 season - - Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow is out for the remainder of the 2023 season after suffering a torn ligament in his right wrist in Thursday’s loss to the Ravens, head coach Zac Taylor announced.


Rowe’s Notes: Fiery pregame speeches is Penei Sewell in his “truest form” - Pride Of Detroit - A leader in the Lions locker room, Sewell explains the motivation behind those passionate pregame speeches we see from him each week.

Lions coach Dan Campbell responds to Texas A&M rumors - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell will not be leaving the NFL to pursue the vacancy at his alma mater Texas A&M.

Lions Week 11 injury designations: Jonah Jackson, Isaiah Buggs ruled OUT - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions’ released their injury designations, ahead of their Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears.

Zimmerman’s Five Questions with Pride of Detroit: Can the Bears win two in a row? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are white-hot after winning a game last week. Can they beat the 7-2 Lions and keep the streak alive? (No)


Berckes' Best Bets: Full Sunday Slate - Windy City Gridiron - How to bet in Week 11

Keys to the Game Roundtable: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears hit the road to face the division-leading Lions and our contributors unlock the keys to victory.

Bears sign Doug Kramer to the practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears bring back Doug Kramer.

Bears vs Lions Injury Report: Fields, Davis, and Herbert are back - Windy City Gridiron - Full injury report for the Bears and Lions here:

Making Monsters: Getting to know Bears rookie corner Tyrique Stevenson - Windy City Gridiron - Learn a little about Bears rookie corner Tyrique Stevenson from Taylor Doll’s latest Making Monsters podcast.

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Lions TV schedule, Start time, TV channel, live stream, odds for Week 11 - Windy City Gridiron - All you need to know about Bears-Lions on Sunday!


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