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The Bear’s Den, January 4, 2024

Sweat & Johnson named to the Pro Bowl, Moore among several Bears snubbed

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Wood: Bears Should Move on from Matt Eberflus - Da Bears Blog - I already examined Chicago’s decision about Fields yesterday, so today I want to take a look at head coach Matt Eberflus. The decision on Eberflus will actually come first, as the Bears will likely officially announce whether he is fired or returning for 2024 in the 1st half of next week.

Jaylon Johnson praises Eddie Jackson’s influence on Bears - 670 - The thought has crossed Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson’s mind that he could be playing his final game with safety Eddie Jackson come Sunday.

Several key Bears managing injuries ahead of season finale - 670 - Bears tight end Cole Kmet (knee), cornerback Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) and receiver Darnell Mooney (concussion) were each held out of practice Wednesday, head coach Matt Eberflus said.

‘It would mean a lot’ for Bears to beat Packers in finale - 670 - Having won four of their past five games, the Bears will head north to Green Bay with the intention of making a statement of progress against the rival Packers in their season finale Sunday.

Tyrique Stevenson wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week - 670 - Bears rookie cornerback Tyrique Stevenson on Wednesday was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after he had two interceptions in Chicago’s win against the Atlanta Falcons.

What do Justin Fields’ doubters want to see Sunday against the Packers? - Chicago Sun-Times - For starters, a standout fourth quarter.

Jaylon Johnson, Justin Jones, Darnell Mooney headline Bears’ key 2024 free-agent decisions - The Athletic - Bears CB Johnson will be priority No. 1 this offseason, but which other free agents will be re-signed? A look at the options.

Chicago Bears: Tyrique Stevenson named NFC defensive player of the week - chicagotribune.com - “I just really settled down in my game,” said Bears rookie cornerback Tyrique Stevenson, who has four interceptions in his last five games. “Just going out there understanding that I’m meant to be here."

Chicago Bears Q&A: Will GM Ryan Poles make big changes? - chicagotribune.com - Does GM Ryan Poles have the autonomy to make big changes on the Chicago Bears? Brad Biggs addresses that topic and others in the latest Bears mailbag.

The Justin Fields-DJ Moore connection is much different heading into the Packers rematch - CHGO Sports - Justin Fields and DJ Moore have come a long way since their Week 1 matchup against the Green Bay Packers

Montez Sweat, Jaylon Johnson named to 2024 NFL Pro Bowl – NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears are sending two defensive players to the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl. Defensive end Montez Sweat and cornerback Jaylon Johnson are 2024 Pro Bowlers. The...

Justin Fields unbothered by Bears’ unknown QB future ahead of season finale – NBC Sports Chicago - It would be understandable if Justin Fields let his mind wander to his uncertain future ahead of his potential Bears finale. But the young QB refuses focus on...

Justin Fields feels love from Bears with 2024 NFL Draft ahead – NBC Sports Chicago - Bears players have made it clear that Justin Fields is their guy

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bears load up on offense with QB, receiver help – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have locked in the No. 1 pick in the draft thanks to the Carolina Panthers

Teams usually know what they have by Year 3, so how does Bears’ Justin Fields compare to franchise QBs? - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields is improving, but the Bears must decide soon whether his trajectory points toward being the foundation of their team.

Bears CB Jaylon Johnson, DE Montez Sweat named to Pro Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - One year after being shut out of the Pro Bowl, the Bears will send two players to this year’s event: cornerback Jaylon Johnson and defensive end Montez Sweat, who were named all stars Wednesday night.

Bears Should Trade No. 1 Pick in 2024 Draft Amid Latest Justin Fields, NFL Rumors - Bleacher Report - In 2023, the Chicago Bears traded the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. In 2024, could they do it again? Because Chicago owns the Carolina Panthers’…

Bears vs. Packers: Announcers set for Week 18 game - Bears Wire - The Bears will conclude the 2023 season against the hated Packers. See who will be calling the game on CBS.

Jaquan Brisker wants Justin Fields back: Bears ‘could be dangerous’ - Bears Wire - Jaquan Brisker believes this Bears team is on the cusp on something special, and Justin Fields is a big part of that.

NFL Week 18 Power Rankings 2023 - How all 32 teams stack up - ESPN - How do all 32 NFL teams stack up heading into the final week of the regular season? Plus, we picked out big contract situations to watch.

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Packers QB Jordan Love aims at higher goal than beating the Bears — the playoffs - Chicago Sun-Times - Love has been one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks over the second half of the season and could lead the league in touchdown passes. He’ll play the biggest game of his career Sunday against the Bears with a playoff berth at stake.

Jaire Alexander "ready to go," Christian Watson returns to Packers practice - NBC Sports - Cornerback Jaire Alexander was back with the Packers on Wednesday.

Pat McAfee apologizes for "being a part of" Aaron Rodgers's comments about Jimmy Kimmel - NBC Sports - Rodgers, not McAfee, should be the one issuing the apology. Will he?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Davante Adams: Antonio Pierce has my vote, basically the whole locker room - NBC Sports - The Raiders will have a decision to make about their interim head coach after the season and wide receiver Davante Adams shared his thoughts on Antonio Pierce during a Wednesday press conference.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears DE Montez Sweat and CB Jaylon Johnson named to 2024 Pro Bowl - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are sending two defenders to the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl.

Bears Over Beers: Season Finale - Windy City Gridiron - JB and EJ answer your questions

Wiltfong: Breaking down the Chicago Bears' pass protection against the Falcons - Windy City Gridiron - Three sacks allowed by the Bears to breakdown, but overall the Sackwatch is trending down!

Wiltfong: Bears make roster moves, sign former Pro Bowler to the practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears tweak their roster as they prepare for the Packers.

Wiltfong: Bears rookie Tyrique Stevenson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago’s rookie takes home the award!

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