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The Bear’s Den, December 13, 2023

It’s turnaround day in the Den, where it’s out with the Lions and in with the Browns

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

2024 NFL Draft order projections: Chargers, Commanders fading; Bears locked in at No. 1? - The Athletic - How did Week 14 of the NFL season shake up the possible 2024 NFL Draft order?

Bears’ DJ Moore on Chiefs’ offside call, Mahomes meltdown vs. Bills – NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears wide receiver DJ Moore shared his opinion on the dramatic offside penalty that decided Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo...

Checking the Tape: Eberflus’ Defense Closes vs. Detroit - Da Bears Blog - This Defense Is Starting To Feel It

Brisker is blossoming into a leader amid Bears’ turnaround - 670 - While second-year safety Jaquan Brisker has been an impactful player on the field for the Bears, his teammates have also come to appreciate his presence off of it.

1st-and-10: Amid call for change, Bears’ arrow still pointing up - Chicago Sun-Times - GM Ryan Poles has some big decisions to make, but with an improving defense, a developing offensive line — and likely the No. 1 pick in the draft — the Bears will be headed in the right direction in 2024 whether or not Matt Eberflus is the coach, Luke Getsy is the offensive coordinator and Justin Fields is the quarterback.

NFL power rankings: A new top 2 with 4 games remaining - Chicago Sun-Times - Plus, the Bears climb after beating the Lions at Soldier Field, but a tough test looms in Cleveland.

Bears’ trade for DE Montez Sweat vaults defense from embarrassing to elite - Chicago Sun-Times - Some of the Bears’ key defensive numbers have gone from bottom 10 to top 10 since adding the star pass rusher.

How Chicago Bears DJs set the ‘atmosphere’ at Soldier Field - Chicago Bears - Anyone who has been to a Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field has heard (or felt) the music playing both in and around the stadium. The DJs share their methods for hyping up the players and the crowd.

Chicago Bears: Has Justin Fields given Ryan Poles reason to stick with him? - Chicago Tribune - Fresh off a convincing 28-13 upset of the first-place Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears are suddenly pursuing something that seemed unattainable 10 weeks ago. December relevance.

Drake Maye: QB is entering the NFL draft, won’t play in bowl game - Chicago Tribune - North Carolina star quarterback Drake Maye is entering the NFL draft and won’t play in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl for the Tar Heels against West Virginia.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings name Nick Mullens starting QB for Week 15 - NBC Sports - The Vikings are officially turning to Nick Mullens.

Kevin O’Connell hasn’t decided whether Josh Dobbs or Jaren Hall will be No. 2 QB on Saturday at Bengals - NBC Sports - Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell knows who his starting quarterback will be on Saturday at the Bengals.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Brian Daboll cuts off question comparing Tommy DeVito to Tom Brady - NBC Sports - Tommy DeVito has been one of the best stories in the NFL this season, an undrafted rookie third-string quarterback who lives with his parents and has somehow led the Giants on a three-game winning streak.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears fan confidence survey, and what are your thoughts on Eberflus? - Windy City Gridiron - Three questions in this weeks SB Nation Reacts Bears survey! Vote here:

Thompson: Ryan Poles’ plan for the Chicago Bears is working out perfectly - Windy City Gridiron - Whether the Chicago Bears make the playoffs or not, Ryan Poles’ vision for their future looks bright.

Householder: Stock up, stock down after the Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - After a regime-defining win, we’re looking over who is rising and falling on the resurgent Bears.

Leming: Red Door Animal Shelter is our TD For Tails Chicagoland Rescue Of The Week - Windy City Gridiron - When the Bears win, so does our featured animal rescue of the week! Each week, we’ll feature a new Chicagoland animal rescue partner with whom we’ll team up. Whatever the amount, all donations (both time and money) are welcome. This week’s featured rescue is Red Door Animal Shelter.

Infante: Patrick Mannelly talks Bears career, college award, Justin Fields - Windy City Gridiron - Windy City Gridiron speaks with the Bears’ all-time leader in games played.

Zimmerman: Can the Chicago Bears run the table? It’s not out of the question. - Windy City Gridiron - The incoherent ramblings of a belligerent Bears fan.

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