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The Bear’s Den, December 20, 2023

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

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NFL: DEC 17 Bears at Browns
Chicago Bears linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (49) at the line of scrimmage during the second quarter of the National Football League game between the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns on December 17, 2023, at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, OH.
Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Justin Fields questions baffle Bears teammates despite Sunday loss – NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields’ teammates don’t understand why there’s any questions about the quarterback’s future in Chicago. But with playoff hopes now virtually dashed,...

Josh Schrock doesn’t see Bears HC Matt Eberflus getting fired – NBC Sports Chicago - Josh Schrock joins Laurence Holmes on Football Night in Chicago to talk about Bears head coach Matt Eberflus being on the hot seat

Johnson explains why Bears are united behind Fields - 670 - Amid a great deal of speculation about Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ future with the organization, his teammates have continued to express support and great belief in him at every turn.

Matt Eberflus reflects on late blitz that backfired on Bears - 670 - With 56 seconds remaining in a tie game Sunday, the Bears needed one more stop to give themselves a chance to beat the Browns. Instead, disaster ensued on a pivotal third-and-15 breakdown.

Justin Fields, Luke Getsy have no easy fix to Bears’ broken offense – NBC Sports Chicago - Outside of two games against a struggling Lions defense, the Bears' offense has been stuck in the mud for over a month. Head coach Matt Eberflus thinks there's...

Matt Eberflus’ Bars job status might hinge on him passing final challenge – NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Eberflus' job might be back in the crosshairs after another disastrous loss. The Bears have fought through a wave of adversity this season, and Eberflus'...

10 Quick Thoughts: The Bears let another opponent off the mat - chgo - Why can't the Bears finish off games?

NFL Power Rankings Week 16: 49ers, Ravens on top, plus a surprise from every team - The Athletic - The 49ers and Ravens, No. 1 and No. 2, meet Monday night in California, plus the Bills' arrow is pointing up.

Chicago Bears - News, Schedule, Scores, Roster, and Stats - The Athletic - Breaking Chicago Bears news and in-depth analysis from the best newsroom in sports. Follow your favorite clubs. Get the latest injury updates, player news and more from around the league.

2024 NFL Draft order projections: What are the biggest needs for teams in the top 10? - The Athletic - How did Week 15 of the NFL season shake up the possible 2024 NFL Draft order?

Chicago Bears: Will Justin Fields’ inability to close accelerate exit? - Chicago Tribune - Sunday’s loss registered as Justin Fields’ 13th one-score defeat over his three seasons starting and came with the Chicago Bears being outscored 13-0 in the fourth quarter.

Photos: Chicago Bears players surprise employees — and travelers — at O'Hare Airport - Chicago Bears players DJ Moore, Khalil Herbert and Jaylon Johnson surprised United Airlines employees — and travelers — at O'Hare Airport on Dec. 19, 2023.

NFL Power Rankings: Panthers win should make Bears nervous - Chicago Sun-Times - Chris Tabor had just won his first game as the Panthers’ interim head coach — a sloppy, rainy 9-7 victory against the Falcons on Sunday — and it felt good.

1st-and-10: Kyler Murray, Cardinals a cautionary tale for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Murray was a hit as the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 — rookie of the year, two Pro Bowls and a playoff berth in his first three seasons. But two years later — after signing Murray to a five-year, $230.5 million contract — the Cards are 3-11 and 7-24 in the past two seasons.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers LB De’Vondre Campbell says he’s done playing through injuries - Acme Packing Company - “Not going out my way anymore and I’m not playing through injuries anymore cause when s*** goes wrong they always use it against you.”

Matt LaFleur is fumbling the Packers’ G by keeping Joe Barry - Acme Packing Company - By retaining the embattled coordinator, Matt LaFleur is cratering his own legacy.

The Onion Chimes in on Joe Barry’s Defense - Acme Packing Company - The satire news company takes a shot at the Packers’ struggling defense.

Lions activate Hendon Hooker, waive Riley Patterson - NBC Sports - Rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker is now on the Lions’ 53-man roster.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL Power Rankings: Panthers win should make Bears nervous - Chicago Sun-Times - Chris Tabor had just won his first game as the Panthers’ interim head coach — a sloppy, rainy 9-7 victory against the Falcons on Sunday — and it felt good.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: It’s so hard to say goodbye - Justin Fields time in Chicago should end - Windy City Gridiron - The incoherent ramblings of a belligerent Bears fan

Gabriel: Breaking Down Washington Wide Receiver Rome Odunze - Windy City Gridiron - Greg Gabriel with a look at Washington’s talented wideout, and likely first-round draft pick, Rome Odunze

Leming: Touched By An Animal is Week 16’s Touchdown For Tails Organization Of The Week - Windy City Gridiron - When the Bears win, so does our featured animal organization 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 animal organization is Touched By An Animal.

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