The Chicago Bear’s Den, November 1, 2018

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

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: For Bears, Rookie James Daniels Is Next Man Up At Guard – 670 The Score
A second-round pick, Daniels will be counted on to fill Kyle Long’s void.

Joniak: Matt Nagy Happy To Be Mic’d Up – 670 The Score
”You love seeing that kind of stuff,” Nagy says.

Mayer: Long week-to-week with right foot injury – ChicagoBears.com
Bears coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that right guard Kyle Long is week-to-week with an injured tendon in his right foot that he sustained late in last Sunday’s win over the New York Jets.

Medina: Tony Romo’s Says Stuff: Bears as a Playoff Team, Trubisky’s Growth, Changing the Running Game, More – Bleacher Nation
Tony Romo picked the Packers to go to the Super Bowl, but he sounds like someone who came away impressed with the Bears after seeing them in person.

Medina: Taylor Gabriel and Bilal Nichols Pop Up As Limited Participants in Wednesday’s Practice – Bleacher Nation
Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson are sticking to the same plan as last week but new names appeared on the injury report.

Medina: With Some Important Games Coming Up, the Bears Will Proceed Cautiously with Khalil Mack Once Again – Bleacher Nation
If the Bears’ plan with Khalil Mack is the same as last week, then that’s probably a good thing for the big picture.

Medina: The Bears Are 10-Point Road Favorites Against the Bills – Week 9’s Biggest Spread – Bleacher Nation
The Bears as a double-digit road favorite just looks weird.

Cerami: The Bears Have the Best Defense in Football and That’s Just the Way We Like It – Bleacher Nation
Monsters of the Midway, indeed.

After Peterman, Division Challenges That Will Define Bears Season Await – Da Bears Blog
We’re halfway through the 2018 NFL season, and the Bears sit atop the NFC North at 4-3.

Chicago Bears might place Kyle Long on injured reserve foot injury – ESPN
Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that right guard Kyle Long has a tendon injury in his right foot and is “week-to-week.” The team is deciding whether to put Long on injured reserve.

Wiedman: Despite Bills QB situation, Bears must dominate – Our Turf Football
OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman previews the Week 9 NFL matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills.

Bears defense ranked No. 1 by Pro Football Focus entering Week 9 – Bears Wire
The Chicago Bears defense is ranked No. 1 in the NFL by Pro Football Focus entering Week 9 of the 2018 season.

Campbell: 5 things we learned from Mitch Trubisky on Wednesday, including his arm slot and interest in the Bills Mafia – Chicago Tribune
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s media session Wednesday included revelations about his interest in the Bills Mafia, how he varies his arm slot, his appreciation for Josh Bellamy and more.

Biggs Bears Q&A: How will Kyle Long’s injury affect the offensive line? What should the Bears do with Kevin White in 2019? – Chicago Tribune
Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. This week: Kyle Long’s injury status, Kevin White’s future and more.

Wiederer: Bears offer few specifics in injury updates on Khalil Mack and Kyle Long – Chicago Tribune
The Bears are dealing with significant injury issues, most notably to star edge rusher Khalil Mack and three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long.

Moreano: Trubisky is Beginning to Learn All Facets of the QB Position – Da Bears Brothers Blog
With each game that passes, second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky is starting to learn all the intricacies of what it takes to be one of the greats.

Stankevitz: The Bears’ offense has a baseline, and it’s encouraging – NBC Sports Chicago
The Bears’ offense may have developed an encouraging baseline for success over its last four games.

Ellis: It’s Halloween so let’s watch Cody Whitehair and Zach Miller scare the life out of unassuming people – NBC Sports Chicago
Being that hideous apparently requires a fair amount of work.

Mayer: Bears are NFL’s No. 1 team in Aikman Ratings – ChicagoBears.com
According to the Aikman Efficiency Ratings, which rank NFL offenses and defenses based on several different categories and not just total yards, the Bears are the best team in the league.

Mayer: Mack, Robinson expected to follow same plan – ChicagoBears.com
Injured Bears players Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson are expected to sit out practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning on a limited basis Friday—just like they did last week.

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

Potash: Kyle Long week-to-week with foot injury; Bears getting ‘next man up’ – Sun Times
“We have good players that we feel between those three games — James, Kush and Witzmann — we feel confident in all three.”

Finley: Bears injury report – Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson sit, stay on same rehab plan – Sun Times
The Bears kept outside linebacker Khalil Mack and receiver Allen Robinson on the same plan as last week.

Jahns: Matt Nagy Mic’d Up video: What it means for Bears, QB Mitch Trubisky – Sun Times
Bears coach Matt Nagy challenged quarterback Mitch Trubisky to “greatness” against the Jets.

Finley: Before he was a Bear, Khalil Mack transformed Buffalo – Sun Times
Khalil Mack had presence, even as an 18-year-old redshirt freshman at Buffalo.

Finley: Kyle Long injury update – Long has tendon injury, Bears weighing IR move – Sun Times
Kyle Long hurt his right foot late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, as the Bears were running out the clock in a 24-10 victory.

Potash: Improving Bears closing the gap on Packers, Vikings, Lions – Sun Times
Nobody’s ready to bury the Packers and Vikings … but they’re not as far ahead of the Bears as they were when the season started.

Kane: ‘You take this thing over right now’ – How Bears coach Matt Nagy challenges Mitch Trubisky behind the scenes – Chicago Tribune
Matt Nagy’s mic’d-up video offered a glimpse of how the most important relationship right now within the Bears organization functions behind the scenes.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Brock Osweiler wants to keep job when Ryan Tannehill returns – ProFootballTalk
Brock Osweiler will make his fourth consecutive start for the Dolphins. He wants the job even when Ryan Tannehill is healthy enough to return. “I think your mentality in this league is when you get your opportunity to play, you never give that guy his job back,” Osweiler said Wednesday, via Saf…

KNOW THY ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers limited in practice due to knee injury – ProFootballTalk
Emerging from a Week Seven bye, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers fully participated in each practice preceding the game against the Rams. With a Week Nine showdown looming against the Patriots, Rodgers was once again affected by the injury he suffered during the season opener.

Bill Belichick is glad he doesn’t face Aaron Rodgers regularly – ProFootballTalk
As the rare showdown approaches between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, the man who will be charged with stopping Rodgers is glad that he doesn’t have to do it very often.

Bills fans threw dildos on the field, and someone got arrested for it – SBNation.com
The Billdos are at it again.

Buffalo Bills sign Matt Barkley, re-sign Colton Schmidt – Buffalo Rumblings
Two signings, two IR moves for the Bills.

Former Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate on being traded: ‘It was a shock’ – Pride Of Detroit
Golden Tate knew it was business, but was still shocked by the move.

2019 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills find themselves in fourth place in the race for number 1 overall pick – Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo is behind only three other teams

VIDEO: Watch Matt Patricia explain Golden Tate trade – Pride Of Detroit
Patricia spoke at length about the tough decision to move Golden Tate.

Detroit Lions HC Matt Patricia: Golden Tate trade expresses confidence in our current roster – Pride Of Detroit
Patricia isn’t giving up on this year

A Brief Look At Detroit Lions/Minnesota Vikings History – Daily Norseman
The longtime division rivals meet for the 114th time on Sunday.

Ifeadi Odenigbo apparently coming back to Vikings practice squad – Daily Norseman
At least, that’s what his Instagram says

Packers Injury Report: Potential starting safety Whitehead misses practice – Acme Packing Company
One of the top options to replace Ha Ha Clinton-Dix missed practice on Wednesday.

Are Ty Montgomery, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trades addition by subtraction? – Acme Packing Company
Green Bay appeared to be sellers at the deadline, but is it a signal the season is over or did the Packers actually get better?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiskey Ranger: OSS – Miller! (Happy Halloween!) – Windy City Gridiron
Darkness falls across the land…

Curl: The 2018 Chicago Bears are having a good season, but it hasn’t always felt that way – Windy City Gridiron
For many of fans, the Bears success to date feels like a trick. But maybe it’s time to take a deep breath and soak in what a treat it’s been.

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2018: Week 8 vs New York Jets – Windy City Gridiron
After a rough start to the season, the Chicago Bears’ pass protection has tightened up, and a big part of that is Mitchell Trubisky’s pocket awareness improving. Those two things always go hand in…

Sunderbruch: Five Scary Things About the 2018 Bears – Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears used to be frightful. It is beginning to look like they’ve turned the corner to frightfully good. Here are five signs that should scare other teams even as they encourage fans of the Beloved.

Mitchell’s Cold Takes: A Look At Chicago’s Windy Win Over New York – Windy City Gridiron
Things look a bit different when you set emotions aside and go back and watch the tapes a couple of times…

Leming’s Bears mailbag: Leonard Floyd’s and Jordan Howard’s future, Mack’s status and much more. – Windy City Gridiron
This week we take a look at potential trades and the what the future holds for a 4-3 Bears team.

Link’s Chicago Bears Rush Report 2018: Week 8 vs the Jets – Windy City Gridiron
The good news is, the Bears won the game. The bad news is, they only had 1 sack…and it was a defensive back that got it. We all knew that Khalil Mack was going to be critical to the Bears success…

Whiskey Ranger: Video Quick Dive – Missing Person: Jordan Howard – Windy City Gridiron
Someone Call Joe Kenda!

TIX

Sports and Concert Tickets – TixBlitz
A ticket resale site that lets people put a portion of each sale to charity if they use a promocode. The guy that started it is a reader of WCG reader.

The codes are as follows:

SCORE for Camp One Step; WGN for Patmacspack: AUBREIGH for The Cure Starts Now; DRAGON for Dragonboatatlanta…

Camp One Step — a charity that allows children with cancer to attend camp and participate in empowering activities. Use the code “SCORE” at checkout and 25% of net proceeds are donated to Camp One Step. For additional information on Camp One Step, visit their website.

The Cure Starts Now — Use promo code AUBREIGH and 25% of net proceeds will be donated to this charity. The Cure Starts Now represents something truly different. For us it’s not about fighting just one cancer, but the elimination of cancer as a whole. We believe as the experts do; that in order to truly cure cancer you have to focus on those cancers that are the biggest bullies like DIPG. The Cure Starts Now is the first cancer charity dedicated to this “homerun cure” – curing cancer, one child at a time. You can find out more at http://www.thecurestartsnow.org .

http://Patmacspack.org — Pat Mac’s Pack is a group of people dedicated to keeping the memory of Patrick Thomas McNamara alive through participation in service projects and fundraising efforts. Patrick was 13 when he died after an 11 year battle with a brain tumor. Use promo code WGN at checkout and we will donate 25% of net proceeds to this amazing organization. For more info, visit their website.

Dragon Boat Atlanta — a nonprofit organization committed to spreading breast cancer awareness. Use the code “DRAGON” at checkout to donate your proceeds to their cause. Visit http://www.dragonboatatlanta.US to find out more about their organization.

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