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The Bear’s Den, December 22, 2023

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) carries for an eight-yard gain during the first half on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Justin Fields-Luke Getsy combo out of time to prove it’s right pairing – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears’ offense is the worst in the NFL in got-to-have-it situations by a mile. Justin Fields is one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL in the fourth...

Kevin Fishbain: Bears’ Jaylon Johnson will be gone if he hits open market – NBC Sports Chicago - Kevin Fishbain joins Mike Berman and Dave Wannstedt on Football Night in Chicago to talk about Jaylon Johnson pricing himself out of Chicago with his elite play...

Wannstedt: Bears’ lack of deep shots a confidence problem – NBC Sports Chicago - Dave Wannstedt joins Mike Berman and Kevin Fishbain on Football Night in Chicago to talk about the Bears’ lack of explosive plays downfield

Da Bears Blog | Previewing a Christmas Eve Dance with the Desert Birds - The playoff push may have ended before it started, but with 3 games remaining on Chicago’s schedule backs are truly against the wall now

Justin Fields believes he has showcased improvement in 2023 - 670 - Bears quarterback Justin Fields knows that there are plenty of opinions about his future with the organization and what lies ahead for him in the NFL, but what matters most to him is how his teammates view him.

670 staff predictions: Bears-Cardinals - 670 - The Bears (5-9) host the Cardinals (3-11) on Sunday at Soldier Field, with kickoff set for 3:25 p.m. Here are game predictions from our 670 The Score hosts, producers and writers.

Darnell Mooney has been to Hail and back - Chicago Sun-Times - The star-crossed Bears wide receiver, who returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice with a stomach ache, remained undaunted by the frustration over missing the Hail Mary opportunity against the Browns. “All I can do is continue to work.”

Justin Fields, Bears are the league’s worst when it’s time for a 4th quarter rally - Chicago Sun-Times - NFL games come down to gotta-have-it situations. Fields and the Bears have been the worst in the league at them.

Why Jaylon Johnson contract talks haven’t been distraction for Bears – NBC Sports Chicago - The star Bears cornerback has acted like a model player amid the team's rebuild and his public contract negotiations

Why Bears, Justin Fields failed to connect on deep passes in Cleveland - The Athletic - The Bears dialed up deep shots but rarely connected in Cleveland, and as it has often been, the errors were across the board on offense.

What is Luke Getsy’s role in Justin Fields and the Bears’ struggles on offense? - The Athletic - With just three games remaining on Chicago's schedule, it's time to look at Getsy's place in the team's offensive failures.

12 eye-catching numbers for the Week 16 game - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have allowed an average of 4.4 third-quarter points per game this season, and the defense hasn’t allowed a third-quarter touchdown since Week 5.

Why the grass is better at Soldier Field for Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - To optimize the field conditions at Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears, ultraviolet lights have been part of the regular treatment plan to lengthen the growing season.

Evaluation of LT Braxton Jones is ongoing - Chicago Tribune - After facing Myles Garrett for the first time, Chicago Bears left tackle Braxton Jones said, "I’ve never seen somebody bend the edge so quick."

Bears have been at it too long under OC Luke Getsy to still be searching for consistency - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears managed a field goal and a short touchdown drive in the 20-17 loss to the Browns that ended their playoff push.

Bears predictions: Week 16 vs. Cardinals - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home game Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals.

Bears podcast: Debating the big decisions - Chicago Sun-Times - With only three games left, what do the Bears have to play for?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears vs Cardinals: Everything we have for Week 16 - Windy City Gridiron - All our Bears-Cardinals stuff right here.

Bears vs. Cardinals preview, injury update, news, airing of grievances - Windy City Gridiron - We preview the Bears vs Cardinals game and a whole bunch more right here!

Zimmerman: Chicago Bears 2024 Positions of Need, non-QB edition - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Poles continues to fill holes on the roster, here’s what he needs to focus on for 2024

Householder's Week 16 game preview: Chicago Bears-Arizona Cardinals - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears look to bounce back at home with the Cardinals coming to town.

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