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The Bear’s Den, December 8, 2023

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ Luke Getsy praises Justin Fields’ demeanor with QB’s future in doubt - Chicago Sun-Times - One day after Fields waxed philosophical about his future with the team, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy praised the quarterback’s focus.

Column: Chicago Bears defense has improved with Montez Sweat - Biggs - The sample size — four games — is small, but the impact Montez Sweat has made for the Chicago Bears pass defense is large. Check out the numbers.

Chicago Bears on longtime kicker Robbie Gould’s retirement - Chicago Tribune - Robbie Gould, the Chicago Bears’ all-time leading scorer with 1,207 points in 166 games over 11 seasons, announced his retirement after 18 NFL seasons.

DJ Moore is having one of the best receiving seasons in Chicago Bears history. 12 key numbers for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions - Chicago Tribune - DJ Moore last week became the 13th player and 12th receiver in Chicago Bears history to reach the 1,000-yard milestone for a season. Could Moore threaten Brandon Marshall’s single-season franchise record?

Kyle Long on Bears OL Darnell Wright, Teven Jenkins: ‘A grizzly bear mauling somebody’ - The Athletic - Long, who knows a thing or two about mauling defensive players, broke down the film of the Bears’ young offensive linemen.

DJ Moore adamant Justin Fields should be Bears’ franchise QB going forward – NBC Sports Chicago - As questions about Justin Fields’ future in Chicago swirl, DJ Moore left no doubt about who he wants under center for the Bears next year and beyond.

670 staff predictions: Bears-Lions - 670 - The Bears (4-8) host the Lions (9-3) on Sunday at Soldier Field, with kickoff set for noon. Here are game predictions from our 670 The Score hosts, producers and writers.

Emma: 3 storylines to follow in Bears-Lions - 670 - The Chicago Bears (4-8) host the Detroit Lions (9-3) at noon on Sunday at Soldier Field. Here are three storylines to follow in the matchup.

Getsy: ‘No pressure or urgency more than I put on myself’ - 670 - While pointing to the continued progress he sees offensively, Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy also recognizes the pressure he’s facing in the final five games of the regular season.

DJ Moore on Justin Fields’ future: ‘We want him here’ - 670 - As Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ future with the organization remains uncertain, star receiver DJ Moore expressed his hope that the team will retain Fields in 2024 and continue to build around him.

Could Bears stay on lakefront? Team confirms Soldier Field parking lot being studied for new stadium - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ decision to have a surveyor examine the South Lot of Soldier Field, as a source confirmed Thursday, is the latest example of the team exploring options for a new stadium outside of Arlington Heights.

Bears WR DJ Moore rare bright spot this season, key piece of future - Chicago Sun-Times - No matter what potential shakeup happens at Halas Hall, Moore will be around. Whoever plays quarterback for this team next season, whether Justin Fields or a top draft pick, will benefit tremendously from having him.

Bears need to let QB Justin Fields throw farther down the field - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will throw the ball downfield Sunday at Soldier Field, the same way they did two games ago at Ford Field.

Bears Halas Intrigue podcast: Rematch vs. the Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - The NFC North rivals face off again on Sunday.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Saints GM Mickey Loomis “caught off guard” by volume of Lions fans in New Orleans - NBC Sports - One of the consistent stories of the Lions’ 2023 season is that they’ve had a large and loud cheering section at road games.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Sean McDermott confirms citing 9/11 attacks as proof of teamwork - NBC Sports - McDermott regrets 2021 team meeting that placed 9/11 terrorists in positive light

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: Five Questions with Pride of Detroit - Can Bears start December off on the right foot? - Windy City Gridiron - Once again, the Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions this season trying for Matt Eberflus’ first ever winning streak

Bears vs. Lions preview, injury update, NFL news & more - Windy City Gridiron - We preview the Bears vs Lions and a whole bunch more right here!

Silverstein: Devin Hester, the GOAT punt returner, was one of the greatest kickoff returners in NFL history - Windy City Gridiron - A look at Hester’s legendary kick return game.

Householder: NFL Week 14 game preview - Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears face the Lions for the second time in just under a month. Will this one go differently from the first meeting?

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