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The Bear’s Den, November 22, 2023

It’s turnaround day in the Den, where it’s out with Detroit and in with Minnesota... and turkey...

NFL: NOV 28 Bears at Lions Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears cut QB Trace McSorley - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed two other players to the practice squad.

1st-and-10: A moment of truth for Bears coach Matt Eberflus - Chicago Sun-Times - After a 31-26 loss to the contending Lions in which the Bears looked like an actual good team before imploding in the final 4:15, games against the Vikings and Lions will define the direction of the Bears under Eberflus. “We’re gonna find out who we are this week,” linebacker T.J. Edwards said.

Chicago Bears’ schedule: Here are the team’s final six games – NBC Sports Chicago - Somehow, the Chicago Bears are nearly two-thirds of the way through their 2023 season, and while they won’t be in action this Sunday, they still have a date...

Justin Fields might be fighting losing battle in Bears evaluation – NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields was cooking for 53 minutes in Detroit, giving the Bears the ideal opportunity to evaluate him in winning time. What they did instead said a lot...

Schmitz: JT O’Sullivan Breaks Down Justin Fields - Da Bears Blog - If you like in-depth breakdowns, JT is your guy. Give it a look.

Brisker told Fields the Bears’ tough loss was on defense - 670 - The Bears’ heartbreaking 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday should be blamed on the defense, safety Jaquan Brisker told the Bernstein & Holmes Show.

Bears’ Jaylon Johnson lost sleep following missed pick-six - 670 - Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson struggled to sleep following a heartbreaking loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday in which he dropped a certain pick-six, he told the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Monday.

Eberflus explains why Sweat isn’t getting more playing time - 670 - Bears head coach Matt Eberflus indicated the team will continue to prioritize using a platoon on its defensive line over giving edge rusher Montez Sweat a more significant role.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Appreciate criticism and support, I'll be better - NBC Sports - Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a chance to put the Chiefs back in the lead in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Eagles, but he couldn't hold onto a deep pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Will firing Matt Canada make a difference for the Steelers? - NBC Sports - Just a few weeks after being moved from the booth to the sideline, Matt Canada has been moved completely out of the stadium.

PFT's Week 12 2023 NFL power rankings - NBC Sports - Eagles tighten their grip on the top spot.

Zach Wilson understands benching: I don’t think I’m being scapegoated - NBC Sports - The Jets quarterback's 73.8 passer rating ranks 30th, and the Jets rank 30th in yards and 30th in points.

Who fired Matt Canada, Mike Tomlin or Art Rooney II? - NBC Sports - We know Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada is out.

NFL Power Rankings: What can Matt Nagy do about Chiefs’ collapse late in games? - Chicago Sun-Times - The iconic NFL offense of the past decade is, all of a sudden, average. And in the second half, it’s just plain abysmal.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears Make Practice Squad Moves - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have shuffled around their practice squad.

Zimmerman: Eberflubbed; Chicago Bears gag game to Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The incoherent ramblings of a belligerent Bears fan

Householder's Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions review - Windy City Gridiron - Another blown lead for the Chicago Bears

Berckes' Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Thanksgiving Edition - Windy City Gridiron - What I’m thankful for this NFL season

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