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It’s A Bears Win Merry Christmas Den! December 25, 2023

DJ Moore helps Bears seal win despite an ankle injury suffered during the game.

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Arizona Cardinals v Chicago Bears Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

WE WANT YOU!

Would you like to show your Chicago Bears spirit to the world? I’m starting a feature where Windy City Gridiron readers can share pictures of themselves and their families and friends in Bears attire. Simply email a picture to me at the following address: denmasterken at aol dot com. The pictures need to be clear, and full resolution (i.e. full size from your phone if that’s how you take them). Include any description information you like along with the photo!

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a remarkable event that took place during World War I. It occurred on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when soldiers from both sides of the conflict spontaneously ceased fighting and came together in a spirit of peace and camaraderie.

The truce was particularly notable on the Western Front, where soldiers from the British and German armies left their trenches and met in No Man’s Land to exchange gifts, sing carols, bury the dead between the lines and even play football (soccer) matches. It was a temporary respite from the horrors of war and a testament to the shared humanity of the soldiers involved.

Despite it being depicted in the video, many units refused to fire upon the soldiers across the line once the battle resumed, and had to be rotated to other positions along the lines.

The following video contains scenes of graphic violence and PTSD flashbacks.

BEARRRSSSS

Bears TE Cole Kmet hurts knee in the midst of career game vs. Cardinals - Chicago Sun-Times - After playing the best half of his life, Kmet left the game against the Cardinals because of a knee injury.

Week 16 recap: Chicago Bears beat Arizona Cardinals 27-16 - Chicago Tribune - Behind a big game on the ground, the Chicago Bears jumped to a 21-point first-half lead and held on for a 27-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Bears mailbag: Re-sign Jaylon Johnson? Chicago as a destination for coaches? Week 16 picks - The Athletic - How appealing is the Bears’ job, should it be open? What happened to the running game? Plus our Bears-Cardinals picks.

Bears observations: Justin Fields delivers with legs in 27-16 win vs. Cardinals – NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields got it done with his legs and the Bears’ defense did the rest in a much-needed Christmas Eve win over the Cardinals at Soldier Field.

Bears vs. Cardinals: Khalil Herbert, Cole Kmet on ‘nice’ list – NBC Sports Chicago - Santa won’t be delivering any coal to the Bears this Christmas

Cole Kmet suffers injury amid career game vs. Cardinals – NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears were getting a career-best performance out of tight end Cole Kmet on Sunday, but the team is holding its collective breath after he suffered...

Bears tight end Cole Kmet suffers knee injury - 670 - Bears tight end Cole Kmet suffered a knee injury in his team’s 27-16 win against the Cardinals on Sunday and didn’t return to action afterward.

Cairo Santos, Bears strike 4-year contract exte - Kicker Cairo Santos and the Bears have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The deal is worth up to $16 million, sources said.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus’ claim of momentum stays alive — barely - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears jumped to a 21-0 lead behind bullying line play but, true to form, made the final few minutes nerve-racking. This time, though, they faced a team that wasn’t equipped to take advantage, and won 27-16, to improve to 6-9.

3 takeaways from Bears’ 27-16 win over Cardinals - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the Bears’ skill players, their ground game and where they sit in the standings after getting to 6-9.

Bears wobble, wander to 27-16 victory over abysmal Cardinals - Chicago Sun-Times - They led 21-0 before letting the game close to a touchdown margin in the fourth quarter.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

6 takeaways from the Lions’ division-winning victory over the Vikings - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions wrap up the NFC North division title.

Detroit Lions 30, Minnesota Vikings 24: NFC North hopes disappear on Christmas - Daily Norseman - The divisional race is over

Packers defeat Panthers 33-30 as Jordan Love, Aaron Jones overcome defensive stinker - Acme Packing Company - The Packers managed to get a win, but it took a late game-winning drive after the defense blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Arizona Cardinals comeback bid falls short in loss to Chicago Bears - Revenge of the Birds - The Arizona Cardinals could not finish off their comeback against the Chicago Bears.

Bears TE Cole Kmet hurts knee in the midst of career game vs. Cardinals - Chicago Sun-Times - After playing the best half of his life, Kmet left the game against the Cardinals because of a knee injury.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

NFL Week 17 Odds: Bears are favored again, this time over the Falcons! - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on the early odds for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons game on New Year’s Eve.

2023 NFL Week 16: Chicago Bears beat the Arizona Cardinals 27 to 16 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears continue to show they have potential to be a competitive team and continue to show the reasons we have trouble believing it.

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