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The Bear’s Den, November 20, 2023

Bears play well in Detroit... until 4 minutes to go in the game

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions
Cairo Santos #8 of the Chicago Bears kicks a field goal during the third quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 19, 2023 in Detroit
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images


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Bears make NFL history in Week 11 loss to Lions – NBC Sports Chicago
Justin Fields was incredible. Matt Eberflus’ defense created takeaways. The Bears still lost

Bears observations: Justin Fields, Bears let one slip away vs. Lions – NBC Sports Chicago
A statement win for Justin Fields, Matt Eberflus, and the Bears was right there Sunday in Detroit. But it all fell apart in five ugly minutes.

Bears’ Matt Eberflus defends Luke Getsy playcalling in Lions loss – NBC Sports Chicago
Justin Fields played great, but a missed deep throw to Tyler Scott at the end of Week 11’s loss had Bears fans scratching their heads.

Tyler Scott ‘misjudged’ Justin Fields’ pass on key play in loss vs. Lions – NBC Sports Chicago
The Bears outplayed the Lions for 55 minutes on Sunday and had a win at their fingertips. They needed one more do-or-die play to ice the game and leave Detroit...

Emma: Eberflus deserves blame for Bears’ latest collapse - 670 - Of all the losses the Bears have endured in these last two seasons, perhaps none stung quite like their 31-26 setback to the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Justin Fields shines in his return, but Bears lose to Lions - 670 - Bears quarterback Justin Fields excelled in his return Sunday after missing the previous four games with a dislocated thumb. He posted a 105.2 passer rating and also rushed for 104 yards in the Bears’ 31-26 loss to the Lions.

Bernstein: Eberflus, Bears invent yet another way to lose - 670 - If it weren’t so easy to pin it on plain incompetence, a reasonable person could believe that the Chicago Bears are pathological self-saboteurs.

Haugh: Meltdown in Motown is Bears’ latest embarrassment - 670 - Exactly 28 games into the Matt Eberflus era, all the Bears do consistently is find ways to lose. That was evident once again in their late collapse in a 31-26 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Bears’ defense flexes its muscles — until it really counts - Chicago Sun-Times - Finally whole with linebacker Tremaine Edmunds back, the Bears were in control of the Lions’ potent offense — including three interceptions. But it all came undone in the final 4:15, when the Lions drove 75 and 73 yards for touchdowns to win 31-26.

3 takeaways from Bears’ 31-26 loss to Lions at Ford Field - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at a second enormous collapse under Matt Eberflus, the latest on the draft and why the Bears should expect more from Jared Goff when they see him next month.

Fourth-quarter failures hurt Bears, QB Justin Fields in 31-26 loss to Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields threw one pass in the fourth quarter and got sacked twice as the Bears blew a 12-point lead with 4:15 left.

Bears go uber-conservative in painful loss to the Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Justin Fields has his typical game, with a lot of running, moderate passing and a fumble at the worst moment.

Bears fall apart late in 31-26 loss to Lions in QB Justin Fields’ return - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears blew a 26-14 lead with under four minutes left in the game.

On verge of breakthrough, coach Matt Eberflus’ Bears blow lead and lose - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have yet to win back-to-back games under Eberflus, a modest feat that would have been accomplished with a victory Sunday. They’ve still yet to beat a team with a winning record during his tenure.

Instant Reactions: Justin Fields does his part, but defense crumbles in epic Bears collapse - CHGO Sports - Just when you thought that Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears were going to post a statement win, they collapse in the final five minutes.

Bears’ loss to Lions should lead to hard truths about Matt Eberflus-Justin Fields rebuild – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears once again melted down in winning time, this time blowing a 12-point lead in five minutes to the Lions. As the Bears search for answers on how to come...

Bears report card: Grading Justin Fields, Matt Eberflus in Lions loss – NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields was sharp and the defense played well for 55 minutes before everything came undone for the Bears in Detroit. Insider Josh Schrock hands out a...


Lions RB David Montgomery: It’s ‘a little sweeter’ to beat Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Montgomery wasn’t trying to stick it to the Bears. Just beat them. And that’s what he did.


Jets will make a decision on starting QB for Week 12 on Monday - NBC Sports - It marks the first time since Aaron Rodgers' injury that Robert Saleh has wavered on Zach Wilson as Jets' starter.


Curl: Chicago Bears dominate most of the game but predicably cowardly coaching decisions hand the win to the Detroit Lions at the end - Windy City Gridiron - Are the days when Bears fans can take comfort in at least being able to dominate one pathetic team at an end?

Gabriel: The Case For and Against the Bears Drafting Marvin Harrison Jr. - Windy City Gridiron - The 2024 NFL Draft is still long away, but the Bears are exytected to have at least one really high pick, and the odds of two in the top five are high as well. Is them taking the best wide receiver a no-brainer?


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