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The Bear’s Den, December 5, 2023

Bears start prepping to host the Lions this weekend

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Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions Barry Sanders (20) in action, rushing vs Chicago Bears Trace Armstrong (93) at Soldier Field. Chicago, IL 9/6/1992
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Justin Fields, Matt Eberflus’ uncertain future looms over final stretch – NBC Sports Chicago - With uncertainty in the air about several key figures, Bears veterans understand how they perform over the final five games could have massive implications for...

Matt Eberflus addresses Bears job security questions as season winds down – NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Eberflus understands what could be at stake over the final five games of the season, but he doesn't plan to approach them any differently with his job...

Bears mock draft features No. 1 pick trade to Patriots – NBC Sports Chicago - Bears GM Ryan Poles sticks with Justin Fields in our latest mock draft

Why Matt Eberflus on track to be Bears head coach in 2024 – NBC Sports Chicago - Many fans are ready to move on to Jim Harbaugh or someone else, but patience may be warranted

NFL Power Rankings Week 14: Where Bears stand after bye week – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears had the week off after beating the Vikings, but they managed to get two important wins in the race for the No. 1 pick.

Schmitz: Reviewing the Roster Around Justin Fields - Da Bears Blog - Football happened yesterday! And just in case you didn’t check yesterday’s scores, let me give you the highlights of what mattered for the Bears:

Bears receiver DJ Moore: ‘I want to leave a legacy’ - 670 - With 70 catches and 1,003 receiving yards in 12 games this season, Bears receiver DJ Moore’s strong production has put him on track to have one of the best receiving seasons in franchise history.

Eberflus, Bears face a defining stretch with jobs on line - 670 - With his job on the line, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus knows well the pressure that he’s facing in the final five weeks of the regular season.

Is Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus starting to feel the pressure? - CHGO Sports - The Chicago Bears returned from their Week 13 Bye on Monday. Is Matt Eberflus feelign the pressure with just five game remaining this season?

NFL playoff picture: Can 49ers surge past Eagles to snag No. 1 seed in NFC? - The Athletic - The No. 1 seeds in both the AFC and the NFC are up for grabs.

A Chicago Bears reporter’s scouting report on Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy - The Athletic - McCarthy and the Wolverines are the No. 1 team in college football. He’ll likely be a strong option for QB-needy teams in the 2024 draft.

Chicago Bears: How rookies have fared through 12 games - Chicago Tribune - A look at how the 10 Chicago Bears 2023 draft picks — and one key undrafted rookie — have fared through 12 games.

Matt Eberflus: What’s at stake for Chicago Bears coach in last 5 games - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have five weeks until Black Monday, when decisions must be made about Matt Eberflus and his coaching staff.

As Bears careen toward end of season, who stays and who goes? - Chicago Sun-Times - As is too often the case, the current blueprint and power structure at Halas Hall is fully in question heading into the final five games.

Matt Eberflus: Bears need to curb pre-snap flags - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ coaching staff spent part of their bye week dissecting their inordinate number of penalties, which have served as a season-long rebuke of coach Matt Eberflus’ H.I.T.S. system.

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Cole Kmet: Packers interfered, though it’s never called on Hail Mary - Chicago Sun-Times - Kmet said coaches tell offensive players to be physical, too, knowing that defensive pass interference is unlikely.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Heisman finalists announced, with LSU QB Jayden Daniels the betting favorite - NBC Sports - The 2023 Heisman Trophy finalists were announced Monday night, and none of the four are surprises.

It's time for the owners to take charge of officiating - NBC Sports - The people who own the game must fix the broken officiating function.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: Insider says Kevin Warren, Ryan Poles have a good working relationship - Windy City Gridiron - Brad Biggs joins the Bears Banter Podcast!

Tom Brady, Jerry Rice and the Insane Stats That Will Send Devin Hester to Canton - Windy City Gridiron - Inside Devin Hester’s insane return touchdown numbers.

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