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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Luke Getsy: Lions lined up differently than we expected on fourth-and-1 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears though they knew what look the Lions defense would give them on fourth-and-one about three minutes into the second quarter. They were wrong.
Chicago Bears: 12 eye-catching numbers for their Week 15 game - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Orton’s franchise record is not yet in jeopardy. But Justin Fields’ 93 pass attempts since his last interception is a sign of progress for the quarterback, who returns to the site of his first career start.
Justin Fields’ opportunity: What return to Cleveland could mean for Bears QB - The Athletic - Fields has a major opportunity to impress the front office in Chicago, and teams around the league, if he plays well in Cleveland.
7 general managers say they would trade Bears’ Justin Fields – NBC Sports Chicago - If you’re on the “Bears should keep Justin Fields” train, you might want to look away. Recently, Yahoo! Sports interviewed seven anonymous general...
George McCaskey cracked up NFL league meeting room with this line – NBC Sports Chicago - On Wednesday, the NFL held a league meeting to vote on its expansion of the number of international games per season from four to eight games. The vote passed...
DJ Moore, Bears RB? Teammates react to TD run vs. Lions – NBC Sports Chicago - Plus, Bears coaches explain how the play came to be
Darnell Mooney wants to remain Bear but contract-year frustration clear – NBC Sports Chicago - As a subpar contract year winds down, Darnell Mooney said a lot about his potential future in Chicago and his role in the offense while not saying much at all.
Jaquan Brisker, Kyler Gordon are Matt Eberflus’ best case for Bears growth – NBC Sports Chicago - Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker have blossomed over the past month both on the field and as young locker room leader. Their Year 2 rise is the best example of...
Previewing a Regime-Defining Trip to Cleveland - Da Bears Blog - Four weeks ago, I wrote the following about the Bears’ trip to Detroit: “This game in Motown may be one of Matthew Eberflus’ last chances to show Chicago’s powers-that-be that the Bears are in good hands.” Since then, he’s shown exactly that.
Disappointed Darnell Mooney taking the high road - Chicago Sun-Times - While his diminished production in Luke Getsy’s offense remains a mystery, Mooney will keep plugging away — with an eye toward beating the Packers in Week 18 — rather than complain about his role or his fit in the offense. “I will not be a distraction,” he said.
Bears’ Eddie Jackson: ‘Licking my chops’ to face Joe Flacco - Chicago Sun-Times - Jackson is ready for Browns quarterback Joe Flacco to try to throw deep.
Browns defense could be a defining moment for Luke Getsy, Bears offense - Chicago Sun-Times - The Browns rank No. 1 in total defense, but good offenses score against them — like the Rams (34 points), Broncos (27), Ravens (26) and Jaguars (27). “I feel great. I love our team. I love our guys,” Getsy said. “I think our guys give us an opportunity to do that.”
George McCaskey continues push to keep Bears’ home games from going international - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears reportedly were the lone dissenting vote as the NFL passed a proposal to vastly expand and improve international games.
Bears podcast: Journey to Believeland - Chicago Sun-Times - The focus might be on the future, but there’s still some hope for the present.
Bears WR DJ Moore back at practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Moore hurt his ankle on the Bears’ first play of the third quarter Sunday
KNOW THINE ENEMY
State of the NFC North: Week 14 Recap - Acme Packing Company - A 2-2 week for the North proved big for the NFC playoff race.
Ex-Jaguars employee accused of embezzling $22 million from team pleads guilty - NBC Sports - Amit Patel, the former Jaguars employee accused of embezzling more than $22 million from the team, pleaded guilty today.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Bears WR DJ Moore (ankle) returns to practice - 670 - Bears receiver DJ Moore returned to practice Thursday in a limited role as he continues to mend an ankle injury, which caused him to sit out practice Wednesday.
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