The Bear’s Den, November 29, 2019

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Joniak’s Journal: Bears’ Chase Daniel Aims To Be ‘Perfectionist’ – 670 The ScoreChase Daniel could start at quarterback again this Sunday.

Emma: Numbers Suggest Bears’ Running Game Will Stay Grounded – 670 The Score – The Bears’ rushing attack has struggled even more with Kyle Long out.

Emma: Bears Safety Eddie Jackson Not Surprised By His Success – 670 The Score – ”I knew that I wanted to come here and dominate,” Eddie Jackson says.

4 Bears Lead At Their Positions In Pro Bowl Voting – 670 The ScoreKhalil Mack, Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller and Tarik Cohen are on a Pro Bowl path.

Bernstein: Another Chance For Matt Nagy To Prove Himself – 670 The Score – The Bears’ game plan will have to evolve if Chase Daniel starts again.

Ellis: Mitch Trubisky limited in practice, but ‘the arrow is up’ on injury progress – NBC Sports Chicago – Mitch Trubisky was limited in practice Wednesday, but Bears coach Matt Nagy is still optimistic about the progress of the young quarterback’s throwing shoulder.

Ellis: Eddie Jackson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week – NBC Sports Chicago – The safety’s star continues to rise.

First and Final Thoughts: Talking ourselves into Chase Daniel again – NBC Sports Chicago – We’re almost on to New Jersey York.

Mayer: Bears playing waiting game with Trubisky – ChicagoBears.com – Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis and remains day-to-day with a right shoulder injury in advance of Sunday’s road game against the Giants.

Mayer: Wednesday weigh-in: Bears prepping for Giants – ChicagoBears.com – Seeking their sixth straight victory, the Bears returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time in a week to prepare for Sunday’s road game against the New York Giants.

Mayer: 9 questions to test your knowledge of Bears-Giants history – ChicagoBears.com – The Bears will visit the New York Giants Sunday. How much do you know about the two teams? Take this 9-question quiz to test your knowledge.

Chalk Talk: When was Bears’ last perfect November? – ChicagoBears.com – Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears went undefeated in November, how close the Bears are to breaking their team record for defensive touchdowns in a season and how the Bears have fared after compiling an 8-3 record.

Medina: The Bears Are Feeling the Love with FOUR Leading Pro Bowl Vote-Getters – Bleacher Nation – Vote early, vote often because it’s the Chicago way … and the Bears have players worthy of your vote.

Medina: Jordan Howard Continues to Receive Reassurances That He’ll Be Part of the Offense Moving Forward – Bleacher NationJordan Howard is so excited to be part of a winning team, he has no complaints about his disappointing statistical season.

Wiedman: Bears must take giant step at MetLife Stadium – Our Turf Football
OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman talks about what the Bears have to do to ensure a victory over the Giants

Biggs: Mitch Trubisky limited in Wednesday’s practice as tea leaves point to Chase Daniel starting against Giants – Chicago Tribune – Mitch Trubisky was limited in Wednesday’s practice as the Bears quarterback continues to heal from a right shoulder injury. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the team will rest Trubisky against the Giants because they’re struggling. That said, they’re comfortable with Chase Daniel at the helm.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Could a pay raise entice Vic Fangio to stay? What is the trade value of Jordan Howard? Is it time to sign Bryce Callahan? – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Lots of folks are wondering if the team can block Vic Fangio from leaving for a head coaching opportunity after the season. Is it time to sign CB Bryce Callahan? What’s the trade value of Jordan Howard? Plus much more.

Campbell: Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky limited in Wednesday’s practice, could miss Giants game – Chicago Tribune – Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is not expected to practice Wednesday, coach Matt Nagy said. It creates significant doubt about his availability for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Kane: Can the Bears beat the Giants on Sunday? Check the numbers – Chicago Tribune – Here’s a look at the Bears by the numbers as they prepare to play the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Kane: Bears safety Eddie Jackson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week – Chicago Tribune – Bears safety Eddie Jackson was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Bears’ 23-16 victory over the Lions on Thursday.

Audio Mailbag: What Should the Bears’ Next Touchdown Celebration Be? – Da Bears Brothers Podcast – Da Bears Brothers provide another round of in-depth analysis on questions submitted by the fans in their weekly Audio Mailbag episode.

Stankevitz: Three reasons why the Bears should beat the Giants with Chase Daniel (and not Mitch Trubisky) – NBC Sports Chicago – The Giants are 3-8 and have a particularly sub-optimal defense, meaning if Chase Daniel is the QB on Sunday, the Bears should still win.

Mullin: For Bears, 9-3 a magic ‘number’ for postseason but little after that – NBC Sports Chicago – A 9-3 record has been good to the Bears, and they can reach that mark with a win in New York on Sunday. Here’s how they’ll get there.

Cox: Akiem Hicks misses Bears practice Wednesday; Mitchell Trubisky limited – NBC Sports Chicago – The Bears are trying to get healthier during their “mini-bye week” but their Thursday game on Thanksgiving did a number on the injury report.

Under Center Podcast: Can the Bears win again with Chase Daniel? – NBC Sports Chicago – JJ Stankevitz, John “Moon” Mullin and Cam Ellis wonder if the Bears can beat the Giants without Mitchell Trubisky, and look at some encouraging trends that should help this team finish the 2018 regular season strong in the final five games

Householder: Chicago vs NY Giants Betting Picks & Analysis – Sports Bet Collective – The Bears travel to New York with their quarterback’s status up in the air again. Many sports books are holding off putting up a line on this game due to Mitchell Trubisky’s shoulder injury. It’s possible that the team holds him out one more week and roll with Chase Daniel. Daniel was effective and efficient but still lacked some of the downfield throws and scrambling ability of Trubisky.

Williams: Mitchell Trubisky officially limited in Wednesday’s practice – ProFootballTalk – Bears coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday morning he wasn’t expecting Mitchell Trubisky to practice. As it turned out, the quarterback did something during practice. The team officially listed Trubisky as limited with a right shoulder injury.

Finley: Bears TE Adam Shaheen, OLB Aaron Lynch clear concussion protocol, practice – Chicago Sun-Times – The timing of the injury was particularly cruel for Shaheen, who had been activated from injured reserve the day before the game against the Vikings.

Jahns: Bears backup QB Chase Daniel getting first-team work – Sun Times – Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel is preparing to start against the Giants.

Morrissey: The Bears should sit Mitch Trubisky against the Giants – Sun Times – It would be much better to have a healthy QB for the rest of the season than expose him to the possibility of discomfort, or worse, down the stretch.

Potash: Bears safety Eddie Jackson ’blessed’ to be in the right place at the right time – Sun Times – I wouldn’t want to be anywhere than here — with the type of teammates I’ve got. I feel like being on the same team with them makes me better.

Finley: Giants star Saquon Barkley is the Bears’ toughest RB challenge to date – Sun Times – Barkley has lived up to the hype — from Bears safety Adrian Amos and those with bigger megaphones — since being drafted second overall.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky injury update: Bears QB remains out with right shoulder injury – Sun Times – The Bears don’t expect quarterback Mitch Trubisky to practice later Wednesday, coach Matt Nagy said.

Finley: Bears S Eddie Jackson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week – Sun Times – It marked the third such award for the Bears in as many weeks

Telander: Bears must rein in Mitch Trubisky before he runs himself ragged – Sun Times – It’d be demoralizing to see Trubisky become just an old-school pocket passer. But it would be even worse to see him get badly hurt running.

Kane: Linebacker Aaron Lynch returns to Bears practice, ‘fresh’ and ‘hungry’ to test the Giants offensive line – Chicago Tribune – Bears outside linebacker Aaron Lynch spent his Thanksgiving at home with his family, watching the Bears beat the Lions on TV.

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFC North Rundown: Minnesota Vikings keep playoff hopes alive – Acme Packing Company – While Chicago began to pull away from the rest of the crowd for the divisional title, Minnesota kept its wild card chances alive with a win over the Packers.

Raiders 2019 NFL draft order after week 12: Acquired picks keep tumbling – Silver And Black Pride – The Raiders have not scored a touchdown in 9 quarters and have been outscored 75-9 over that time.

Former Lions coach explains why Detroit chose Eric Ebron over Aaron Donald in the 2014 NFL Draft – Pride Of Detroit – A behind-the-scenes look at what happened that fateful April evening.

Wednesday Walkthroughs: Who’s your coaching crush for the Packers? – Acme Packing Company – APC Writers share their picks for who should be the next head coach of the Packers. Ken’s Note: We hear both Mark Trestman and Dave Wannstedt are available…

Cardinals offense has improved under new OC Byron Leftwich – Acme Packing Company – Seth Cox of SB Nation’s Arizona Cardinals blog Revenge of the Birds answers our questions about new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.

Lions again practice in freezing temperatures before an indoor game – ProFootballTalk – Two weeks ago, Lions coach Matt Patricia took some criticism in the media for having his team practice outdoors on a cold day, even though the Lions were preparing to play a game at home, indoors.

Jay Gruden: “We’ll deal with the outcry” on Reuben Foster – ProFootballTalk – Washington knows it will be taking flak for claiming linebacker Reuben Foster on waivers. And the organization seems to be OK with that. “At the end of the day we decided to make the move, and we’ll deal with the outcry, so to speak,” coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Wednesday.

Tom Brady is limited again with a knee injury – ProFootballTalk – For the second straight Wednedsay, Tom Brady didn’t get a full practice in. The Patriots quarterback was limited with a knee injury. It matches his official status from last week’s first official practice in advance of a win over the Jets.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

WhiskeyRanger: Eddie Jackson has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week – Windy City Gridiron – Is Eddie Jackson the best safety in football?

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2018: Week 12 vs. Detroit Lions – Windy City Gridiron – Just when the Sackwatch was trending into some rarefied territory, the Chicago Bears give up four sacks to the Detroit Lions. Not having Mitchel Trubisky definitely hurt the sack numbers, but I’m…

Sunderbruch: Sustaining Success – What Do The Bears Still Need Work On? – Windy City Gridiron – The Bears are playing meaningful football in December. That alone is worth celebrating. However, it’s also worth asking what the Bears still need to do in order to sustain their success.

Link’s 2018 Chicago Bears Rush Report 2018: Week 12 at the Lions – Windy City Gridiron – The Bears defense was noticeably gassed in this game, and that was to be expected. Coming off a grueling 3-game stretch with games at home against the Lions, the Vikings, and then traveling to…

WhiskeyRanger: OSS – Eddie Jackson is Action Jackson! – Windy City Gridiron – It’s time for “Action”

Leming’s Bears mailbag: Mitchell Trubisky’s status, playoff talk, Jordan Howard’s future and much more – Windy City Gridiron – The (8-3) Bears are rolling and optimism as the playoffs approach are high. See if your questions were answered in this week’s mailbag.

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