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The Bear’s Den, December 14, 2023

Yannick Ngakoue is out for the season, can the Bears pass rush cope with the loss?

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Schmitz: Offense is a Roller Coaster and We’re Just Along For the Ride - Da Bears Blog - What are the Bears doing to create so much defensive chaos?

Bears-Browns betting preview - 670 - The Chicago Bears demolished +3 in a 15-point win over the Detroit Lions this past Sunday for a three-game against-the-spread winning streak.

Bears star receiver DJ Moore (ankle) misses practice - 670 - Bears star receiver DJ Moore was sidelined from practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury. Moore had his ankle rolled up awkwardly during the Bears’$2 28-13 win over the Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Mully & Haugh: Could Bears trade No. 1 overall pick again? - 670 - The Bears are on track to have a unique opportunity, as they’re in line to own — and perhaps trade — the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Bears’ Yannick Ngakoue suffers season-ending ankle injury - 670 - Bears veteran edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken ankle, head coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday.

Bears WR DJ Moore misses practice with ankle problem - Chicago Sun-Times - Moore twisted his ankle Sunday when he was tackled alongside the Bears’ sideline after a four-yard run on the team’s first play of the second half.

Chicago Bears: 3 things we heard, including Justin Fields on taking late hits - Chicago Tribune - “It’s just kind of frustrating, but not really astonishing because it happens a lot,” Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields said of late hits.

Yannick Ngakoue: Chicago Bears DE out for season with broken ankle - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears defensive end Yannick Ngakoue needs season-ending surgery to repair a broken ankle suffered in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions.

Chicago Bears Q&A: How realistic are their playoff chances? - Chicago Tribune - Once left for dead at 2-7, the Chicago Bears have stoked long-shot playoff hopes with three wins in their last four games, including two in a row.

How does Yannick Ngakoue's season-ending injury impact the Chicago Bears' defense? - CHGO Sports - Chicago Bears defensive end Yannick Ngakoue broke his ankle against the Lions and now his season is over. How does the injury impact the Bears' defense?

Justin Fields’ interception-free streak evidence of needed growth – NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields is playing his best football at a time when his future in Chicago hangs in the balance, and the Bears have seen growth in multiple areas.

Bears’ Yannick Ngakoue to IR with broken ankle – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears defensive end injured himself during the team's win vs. the Lions

Bears injury report: DJ Moore misses practice with ankle injury – NBC Sports Chicago - How the Bears wide receiver room may shake out if Moore can't play against the Browns

Justin Fields can give Bears rare 2024 NFL Draft chance with continued growth – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears will face a big decision this offseason at quarterback. For months it has felt like a foregone conclusion that Justin Fields' time was running out....

Bears overreactions: Keep Justin Fields, draft Caleb Williams? – NBC Sports Chicago - Could the Bears keep Justin Fields and draft Caleb Williams? Is a trade for Maxx Crosby coming? Insider Josh Schrock opens up a victory mailbag focused on the...

Kevin Warren is finding a cause — and dreaming big for the Bears - The Athletic - Warren, the Bears’ president and CEO, wants to empower the team’s employees and foster a “competitive, fun” work environment.

Bears QB Justin Fields has grown since the Cleveland debacle — but is it enough? - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields is going back to the scene of the Bears’ biggest crime as an offense.

Why the Bears have flipped their strategy on coin tosses - Chicago Sun-Times - Eberflus said the team met with its analytics guru, Harrison Freid, and decided “what’s best for our football team, based on the strength of the opponent in terms of their offense and defense.”

Bears relying on depth to fill Yannick Ngakoue void - Chicago Sun-Times - The veteran defensive end is out for the season after breaking his ankle against the Lions on Sunday. DeMarcus Walker is first in line to replace Ngakoue — who had four sacks in 13 games — followed by Rasheem Green and Dominique Robinson.

Bears’ Jaquan Brisker ‘peaking at the right time’ - Chicago Sun-Times - After struggling to find a groove amid high expectations following his impressive rookie season, the second-year safety from Penn State has been making a bigger impact in recent games — including 17 tackles against the Lions on Sunday.

Chicago Bears: 3 things we heard, including Justin Fields on taking late hits - Chicago Tribune - “It’s just kind of frustrating, but not really astonishing because it happens a lot,” Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields said of late hits.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL wants hip-drop tackle outlawed - NBC Sports - "I think we all should work to get that out of the game," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

Jake Browning has a right forearm injury - NBC Sports - Bengals quarterback Jake Browning briefly exited Sunday's win over the Colts with a thumb cramp.

Roger Goodell defends officials against criticism of offsides call against Chiefs - NBC Sports - The Chiefs didn't lose Sunday's game to the Bills because of an offsides call against Kadarius Toney that negated a go-ahead touchdown.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears Over Beers: Are the Bears really “In the Hunt” for the playoffs? - Windy City Gridiron - JB and EJ take all your Bears questions

Chicago Bears Roster has supported Matt Eberflus for the highs and lows - Windy City Gridiron - Adam Jahns joins the Bears Banter Podcast!

Wiltfong breaks down the Chicago Bears pass protection against the Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - Justin Fields was sacked three times, but he also avoided three more in a way that only the QB1 can.

Duerrwaechter: Chicago Bears DE Yannick Ngakoue Out For Remainder of 2023 Season - Windy City Gridiron - A sudden and huge loss for the Bears’ D-line as head coach Matt Eberflus announced Yannick Ngakoue will go on season-ending injured reserve with a broken ankle.

Berckes: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Musings on the NFL entering the final stanza

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