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The Bear’s Den, November 30, 2023

Mock drafts and injury reports abound during this bye week in Chicago

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Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings
DJ Moore #2 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball while Ivan Pace Jr. #40 of the Minnesota Vikings defends in the first half at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 27, 2023 in Minneapolis
Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Darnell Wright, Jack Sanborn represent Bears on ESPN’s All-Youngster team – NBC Sports Chicago - Recently, ESPN released their NFL “All-Youngster Team,” collecting a superteam of players 24 years old and under. Two Bears made the cut: Darnell Wright and...

Hughes: Five Questions, with Five Games Remaining - Da Bears Blog - What do we make of Matt Eberflus’ defensive success?

Bears CB Jaylon Johnson agrees: 'I am dropping some money' - 670 - While Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson did have a key interception in the team’s win against the Vikings on Monday, he also lamented a dropped pick-six.

DJ Moore sets a goal for the Bears: ‘Win out’ - 670 - Chicago Bears top receiver DJ Moore has a simple goal for the team as five games remain in the regular season – “finish strong” and “win out.”

Emma: Bears’ defensive identity is finally taking shape - 670 - With key offseason additions finding more comfort and young players blossoming, the Bears are ninth in the NFL in total defense and have the top-ranked rushing defense in the league.

Emma: Bears’ defensive identity is finally taking shape - 670 - With key offseason additions finding more comfort and young players blossoming, the Bears are ninth in the NFL in total defense and have the top-ranked rushing defense in the league.

Drops aside, Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson making his case - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears cornerback needs to make the most of his big-play chances to be as good as he thinks he is. But just having those opportunities in recent games is an indication that as Matt Eberflus’ improving defense grows, Johnson’s impact will increase as well.

Is the Bears’ bye good or would you rather get the season over with? - Chicago Sun-Times - One way or another, Chicago needs a break from this.

NFL power rankings: Bears’ draft hopes hinge on Panthers’ plunge to bottom - Chicago Sun-Times - The Panthers have a 68.7% chance of being the worst team, which would send the top draft pick to the Bears, but they face some wobbly opponents down the stretch.

Chicago Bears: What we heard from Matt Eberflus after 12-10 win - Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields thanked his teammates for sticking with him after two fourth-quarter fumbles.

Bears mock draft reaction: Is Caleb Williams the right call at No. 1? Is a QB? - The Athletic - The Bears have two first-round picks in 2024. In Dane Brugler's first mock draft, he has them taking a QB and an offensive tackle.

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bears take Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels crashes top 10 - The Athletic - How many QBs in Round 1? Which team lands Marvin Harrison Jr.? Who are the defensive stars this year? Mock Draft 1.0 has the answers.

NFL Draft order 2024 projections: Three-team race for No. 1; Bengals fall - The Athletic - How did Week 12 of the NFL schedule shake up the possible 2024 NFL Draft order?

Bagent, Moore: Bears offense midseason awards as team enters bye week – NBC Sports Chicago - From DJ Moore to Justin Fields, Tyson Bagent and Darnell Wright, who earned Bears bye week awards

Where Were the Slants in the Bears Offense in Week 12? - Bleacher Nation - The Green Bay Packers have made my life as a Chicago Bears fan a living hell for decades by running a death-by-a-thousand-slants offense.

POLISH SAUSAGE

10 Browns miss practice on Wednesday - NBC Sports - As the Browns prepare to face the Rams on Sunday, 10 Cleveland players didn’t practice on Wednesday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: Projecting which 2023 Bears will return for 2024 on the 53-man roster - Windy City Gridiron - At the bye, let’s look ahead to the 2024 season and project the 53-man roster

Householder’s Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings review - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears won an ugly Monday Night Football game and we’re handing out our stock choices.

Infante’s 2024 NFL Draft interview series: New Mexico Highlands LB Devin Coney - Windy City Gridiron - WCG’s lead draft analyst speaks with one of the most productive D2 linebackers in the nation.

Berckes: Chasing Franchise Records - Windy City Gridiron - DJ Moore and TJ Edwards look to close out the season with a Bears record

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