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The Bear’s Den, December 12, 2023

Packers lose on Monday Night Football in embarrassing fashion, so life is good today

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THE DAILY SPONGIE PACKERS LOSE EMBARASINGLY IN PRIME TIME SPECIAL

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10 Quick Thoughts: Can the Bears post a December to remember? - CHGO - Sunday’s Bears win showed that the Bears have the ingredients to close out the season with a memorable run.

Justin Fields shows Bears how far he has come with one simple play – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have been adamant that Justin Fields’ hard work on the back fields at Halas Hall would produce growth evident on Sundays. One play in their win over...

Chicago Bears mock draft: Caleb Williams replaces Justin Fields – NBC Sports Chicago - Bears GM Ryan Poles drafts his first quarterback in our latest mock draft

Bears’ Yannick Ngakoue suffered ankle injury in Lions game – NBC Sports Chicago - Bears head coach Matt Eberflus announced the injury update on Monday

Bears’ Jaquan Brisker sounds off on ‘dirty’ late hits against Justin Fields – NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields took another late hit on the opening play of the Bears’ win over the Lions but a flag wasn’t thrown. Safety Jaquan Brisker is sick of the double...

These Chicago Bears Might Just Be Dangerous - Da Bears Blog - The Chicago Bears’ Playoff Hunt Is On?

Jaylon Johnson’s view on his worth has changed - 670 - The price tag appears to be going up if the Chicago Bears want to retain fourth-year cornerback Jaylon Johnson on a long-term contract extension.

Bears plead for Fields to get protection from late hits - 670 - After a controversial no-call on the first play from scrimmage in their win Sunday, the Bears are calling on officials and the NFL to do more to protect quarterback Justin Fields from late hits.

Emma: Ryan Poles-led Bears rebuild is turning the corner - 670 - With a 28-13 win against the Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field, the Bears earned consecutive victories for the first time in head coach Matt Eberflus’ tenure in Chicago.

DJ Moore believes Bears are as good as any team in NFC North - 670 - It wasn’t long ago that the Bears threatening for a playoff spot seemed far-fetched, but it’s in the realm of possibility after they improved to 5-8 with a 28-13 win against the Lions on Sunday.

No longer ‘sandy field that they spray-painted green,’ Soldier Field’s grass remarkably healthy - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears still have a lot to fix in all aspects of their organization, but at least they’re playing on a professional-grade field.

ESPN Analytics gives Bears 95% chance of getting No. 1 draft pick via Panthers - Chicago Sun-Times - With four games left, the numbers give the Bears near-certainty that they’ll at least pick in the top three.

Justin Fields, Luke Getsy face big test vs. Browns’ defense - Chicago Sun-Times - DE Myles Garrett and the Browns are No. 1 in yards allowed but tied 14th in points allowed — giving up 24 points or more vs. the Jaguars, Rams, Broncos and Ravens in the past five games. So it’s a challenge, but also an opportunity for Fields and Getsy.

Upon further review: Analyzing Bears QB Justin Fields in win over Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields has room to grow, to be sure, but Sunday he led the Bears to their most impressive win in two years.

Bears S Jaquan Brisker accuses opponents of coaching ‘dirty stuff’ to injure Justin Fields - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Eberflus says he is “very active” in voicing concerns to the league office and officials.

Chicago Bears: 3 things we heard, including late hits on Justin Fields - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus said he is "very active" about making sure officials keep an eye on possible dangerous hits against quarterback Justin Fields.

Chicago Bears honor Leyden high school special ed teacher - Mitchell's wife nominated him for the award. George McCaskey and a former player made the presentation.

Chicago Bears: Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on Matt Eberflus, Week 14 win - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' decisive 28-13 victory over the Detroit Lions, the NFC North front-runner, that improved them to 5-8 and opened the imagination for the future.

Keep Justin Fields and Matt Eberflus? That Bears scenario is starting to look better - The Athletic - The Bears have won back-to-back games for the first time under Eberflus, whose defense is clicking.

Jaquan Brisker calls out NFL for not protecting Justin Fields - CHGO Sports - Chicago Bears safety Jaquan Brisker has seen enough and calls for Justin Fields to be treated like every other quarterback in the NFL.

Jaylon Johnson’s view on his worth has changed - 670 - The price tag appears to be going up if the Chicago Bears want to retain fourth-year cornerback Jaylon Johnson on a long-term contract extension.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Justin Herbert is expected to undergo finger surgery Tuesday - NBC Sports - The Chargers quarterback injured his right index finger with 3:11 left in the second quarter Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes regrets his reaction to Kadarius Toney offside call - NBC Sports - Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, one of the truly greats guys of the NFL, slipped out of character on Sunday after officials wiped out a go-ahead touchdown by finding that Chiefs receiver Kadarius Toney lined up offside.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

A Scout’s Take: The Bears Defense is Once Again a Dominating Unit - Windy City Gridiron - Greg Gabriel with some thoughts on how and why the Bears defense has come around.

Chicago Bears win two in a row after shutting down the Lions - Windy City Gridiron - A brand new Bear & Balanced and a brand new feeling talking about two wins in a row!

Leming: Is the Bears’ plan coming together after a big win against the Lions? - Windy City Gridiron - Don’t look now but the Chicago Bears have won two in a row and are (5-4) over the last nine games. Could we be seeing a similar run to last year’s Detroit Lions team? If so, where does that leave some of the team’s most burning questions. We’ll dive into all of that and more in Week 14’s 10 Bears Takes.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Lions - Inside the snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Here are all the snap counts for the Chicago Bears, a spotlight on some of their individual statistics, and a few team stats from their 28 to 13 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Infante’s Notes: Bears redeem themselves, hold lead over Lions in win - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears pick up their second win in a row in a divisional upset.

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