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The Bears Win Den, December 11, 2023

It’s a Bears Win Den as this time they seal the deal after dominating the Lions again.

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Wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. #12 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball after a catch during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on December 10, 2023 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE CHIM SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Week 14: Chicago Bears knock off Detroit Lions 28-13 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 28-13 for their first two-game winning streak since late in the 2021 season.

Inside Bears WR DJ Moore’s 2 touchdowns, which fueled win over first-place Lions - The Athletic - Moore showed his value once again with a rushing and a receiving touchdown, leading the Bears to a 28-13 win over the Lions.

With 2 wins a row, Bears are playing like they care about present, not future - The Athletic
- Given that it was at home and just the second NFC North victory in two years, Sunday’s win qualifies as the best of Matt Eberflus’ tenure.

Bears are showcasing proof of progress - 670 - The Bears aren’t just saying they’re getting better anymore. In earning a 28-13 win against the NFC North-leading Lions on Sunday, they’re also proving it.

Haugh: Bears tame Lions to keep all possibilities alive - 670 - Matt Eberflus was feeling it Sunday at Soldier Field after the Bears’ 28-13 victory over the Lions, as his team earned back-to-back wins for the first time in his tenure in Chicago.

Bernstein: Well, that Bears game was … fun! - 670 - We aren’t entirely sure what the Bears’ 28-13 win against the Lions on Sunday means, but not being miserable and frustrated on a Sunday afternoon is a perfectly good place to start.

Sweat continues making a big impact in Bears’ win over Lions - 670 - When the Bears acquired pass rusher Montez Sweat in late October and then signed him to a long-term contract extension days later, they believed he would represent a significant investment for their entire defense. That has indeed been the case.

Column: Free play. Big win. How Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears turned a Detroit Lions gaffe into a statement moment. - Chicago Bears - There were a dozen descriptions bouncing around Soldier Field on Sunday of the play that swung the Chicago Bears’ 28-13 victory, the third-quarter 38-yard touchdown pass from Justin Fields to DJ Moore — a play the Bears never had any intention of running.

Justin Fields tops 2,000 career rushing yards in his 36th game - NBC Sports - Justin Fields is well on his way to being one of the most productive running quarterbacks in NFL history.

Halas Intrigue Bears podcast: Finally, a win streak! - Chicago Sun-Times - The win over the Lions was the Bears’ first victory after a bye in 10 years.

Jaquan Brisker sets Bears DB record with 17 tackles vs. Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - “That’s unheard of …” coach Matt Eberflus said. “That’s amazing. What Brisker brings is the reason we drafted him.”

Bears’ DJ Moore had ‘tunnel vision’ on trick-play TD - Chicago Sun-Times - Moore faked the handoff to Fields, kept the ball and ran up the left sideline for the Bears’ first touchdown. It was his first-ever rushing touchdown.

3 takeaways from Bears’ 28-13 win over Lions at Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the Bears’ defensive improvement, Justin Fields’ situation and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s calls.

How Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears' offense capitalized on fourth-and-13 for a DJ Moore touchdown - CHGO Sports - Justin Fields and the Bears were able to capitalize with a DJ Moore touchdown on fourth-and-13. Here is how the Bears made it happen.

Instant Reactions: Chicago Bears get revenge win with strong second half over Lions - CHGO Sports - The Chicago Bears won their second straight game after forcing three turnovers from the Lions at Soldier Field.

Chicago Bears: Defense shows proof of progress in Sunday's win - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears defensive players say they "found our swagger" to close out the win against the Detroit Lions in convincing fashion.

Column: Free play. Big win. How Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears turned a Detroit Lions gaffe into a statement moment. - Chicago Bears - There were a dozen descriptions bouncing around Soldier Field on Sunday of the play that swung the Chicago Bears’ 28-13 victory, the third-quarter 38-yard touchdown pass from Justin Fields to DJ Moore — a play the Bears never had any intention of running.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Jared Goff, Lions struggle in loss to Bears; what went wrong for Detroit’s offense - The Athletic - Bears quarterback Justin Fields finished 19-of-33 passing for 223 yards and a touchdown as well as an 18-yard rushing score.

3 winners, 4 losers from Detroit Lions 28-13 loss against Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit - In their final matchup of the season, who were the winners and losers for the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears?

5 takeaways from the Lions’ loss to the Bears - Pride Of Detroit - It was the Chicago Bears looking like the playoff hopefuls, as the Detroit Lions fell flat against their NFC North foe.

Detroit Lions got screwed by an uncalled intentional grounding vs. Bears - Pride Of Detroit - It’s as clear as day in the NFL rulebook, the Detroit Lions got screwed by an uncalled intentional grounding against the Chicago Bears.

BEST WISHES TO A FOE

Justin Jefferson out of hospital, will travel home with Vikings - NBC Sports - Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell had a positive update on wide receiver Justin Jefferson’s condition after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the Raiders.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Patrick Mahomes on the Kadarius Toney offside call: "It's not what we want for football" - NBC Sports - Chiefs QB strenuously objects to call that wiped out go-ahead TD.

Derek Carr, Erik McCoy downplay on-field spat - NBC Sports - Saints quarterback Derek Carr and center Erik McCoy downplayed a yelling match the two had during the second half of Sunday's game.

Myles Garrett calls officiating in Jags-Browns "a travesty" and "honestly awful" - NBC Sports - Though the Browns got a big conference win to move to 8-5 on the season, one of their best players was unhappy with the officiating after Sunday's 31-27 victory.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Chicago Bears finish the Detroit Lions this time to embark on longest winning streak of Flus era - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears managed to put it together for an entire game today and this team is looking better than it’s record for a third week in a row.

Bears vs. Lions: Not Your Average Bears Postgame Show! - Windy City Gridiron - Talk about the Bears and Lions game here!

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