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The Bear’s Den, December 4, 2023

The bye week is over and it’s back to work this week at Halas Hall

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ task in final 5 weeks: ‘Find ways to win’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ latest win was maybe 20 minutes old when tight end Cole Kmet wondered whether they could do it again.

Where will Bears QB Justin Fields be in 2024? Handicapping the odds - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ decision to move on from Fields might be made for them.

Answering the Bears’ biggest questions on the bye week, with 5 games left - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at what’s at stake for Matt Eberflus, Justin Fields, Ryan Poles and more over rest of the season.

NFL: No fines in incident with Chicago Bears’ Kyler Gordon - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears nickel back Kyler Gordon was not fined after being penalized for taunting Monday, and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell also dodged punishment after breaking Gordon’s face mask during a first-half skirmish.

Chicago Bears: GM Ryan Poles has landmark decisions to make - Chicago Tribune - With a little more than a month left in the season, GM Ryan Poles remains a compelling character in this Chicago Bears saga, a decision maker who is about to become one of the most influential figures within a pivotal NFL offseason.

What the Bears’ Andrew Billings means to their defense and young defensive tackles - The Athletic - Billings, who helps lead the league’s top-ranked run defense, earned a two-year extension with the Bears.

Where will Kirk Cousins, Kyler Murray play next year? Setting the stage for 2024 QB carousel - The Athletic - The harsh reality that so many NFL teams must face: There simply aren’t enough franchise quarterbacks for everybody.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Frank Ragnow to undergo MRI for knee injury on Monday - NBC Sports - The Lions have a significant injury concern on their offensive line.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bucs end two-game losing streak with 21-18 win over Panthers - NBC Sports - The Panthers, in their first game with interim coach Chris Tabor, did what they have done most of this season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

What is Driving the Bears’ Defensive Dominance? - Da Bears Blog - Last night I dove deep into the Bears’ tape from Monday’s big win

NFL Week 14 Odds: Chicago Bears are 5-point underdogs to Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on the early odds for the Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears game on week 14.

Zimmerman: 6 free agents the Chicago Bears should pursue in 2024 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have holes to fill in 2024 and these 6 players would be a good place to start

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