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Josh Sunderbruch

The Bears Defense Is Still “Really Good”

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This is what defensive regression looks like.

On the surface, it’s possible to make an argument that the Bears’ defense is still an elite unit. Their -5% DVOA has them as the 6th-best in the NFL. They have a sack percentage of 7.29% in 2019, compared to a sack percentage of 7.22% in 2018. That small dip represents a slip from 8th place to 12th place, but it still suggests that they are getting to the quarterback at a reasonable...

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Bill Zimmerman

Jahns: You need to bring in competition at quarterback

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Jahns joins Bears Banter and breaks down the debacle that is the Chicago Bears.

It’s the latest episode of Bill Zimmerman’s Bears Banter Podcast and he’s joined by Chicago Bears beat writer from The Athletic, Adam Jahns.

Zimmerman starts the podcast addressing the various issues facing this team, especially at quarterback, where the gloves are off and it’s over for Mitchell Trubisky as far as Zimmerman is concerned.

Jahns joins and gives some...

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Jacob Infante

Vegas spikes odds on Bears winning NFC North with loss to Saints

Matt Nagy and the Bears face taller odds to win their division than they did last month. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Bettors aren’t as keen on the Bears as potential NFC North winners as they used to be.

In the midst of their two-game losing streak, the Bears have experienced a loss of identity.

Sitting at 3-3 after their 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday, the sense of stability surrounding the Bears has diminished greatly in recent weeks. Their offense has sunk to new lows, failing...

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Young Blackhawks fan booed for saying he’s going as Mitch Trubisky for Halloween

Mitch Trubisky is not a revered sports figure in Chicago at the moment, to say the least, as the Bears quarterback’s season has gotten off to an awful start. But who knew the vitriol in town was so intense at the moment that a child was actually booed at Tuesday’s Blackhawks game after saying he planned on going as Trubisky for Halloween? During an intermission of the Blackhawks’ 2-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at United Center, an interview with a child was aired in the arena. It...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 7 vs. the New Orleans Saints

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

We break down the two sacks allowed by the Bears this week...

Only allowing two sacks against the New Orleans Saints isn’t that bad, but the first was because of piss-poor execution, and at this point in the season that shouldn’t be happening. The second sack was schemed up perfectly and sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the defense for making a good play.

But overall, I thought the pass protection was good, especially when considering Chicago...

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, October 23, 2019

Vince Evans #8 of the Chicago Bears fights off would be tackler Ray Preston #52 of the San Diego Chargers during an NFL football game December 4, 1978 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, | Getty Images

Thankfully... hopefully... it’s turn around day yet again, where we sweep out whatever that was last week and press on

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

There are a couple of F-Bombs in this song, so crank it at work at your own risk...

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

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Ken Mitchell

Chicago Bears, I will never hate you... but...

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An open letter to the Chicago Bears

Dear Chicago Bears organization:

I will never hate you.

Having said that, if you don’t make being your fan an enjoyable experience, I will find something else to do with my leisure time. Right now, being your fan is NOT an enjoyable experience, not only because the team is struggling for wins, but also because we are watching you waste a year of an elite defense we will never get back.

Frustration can turn either into...

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Sam Householder

Stock up, stock down: Bears-Saints

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Breaking down another home loss and it’s fair to wonder: is anyone’s stock going up this week?

This was as disastrous of a game as I can remember, certainly the worst since John Fox patrolled the sidelines but for the sheer amount of being thoroughly whooped, it felt more like a Marc Trestman loss.

The Bears were barely ever in the game, particularly in the second half and there were no answers.

Legitimate questions about the...

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Bears fan’s GoFundMe has raised $70 to buy out Mitch Trubisky’s contract

Chicago Bears fans are nearing their collective wits’ end when it comes to the troubling and agony-inducing struggles of Mitchell Trubisky, but one fan’s grassroots effort to free the team of the quarterback has failed to catch on just yet. Bears fan Stan Bednarchyk created a fundraiser page on GoFundMe on Monday which he “hopes” will raise the $17.1 million needed for the Bears to buy out Trubisky’s contract. He succinctly stated his case for Trubisky’s hoped-for heave-ho with...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears hit a season low

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I really thought the low point of the 2019 Chicago Bears season was going to be that loss to the Oakland Raiders in London a few weeks ago. But then the Saints game happened. It wasn’t simply the loss that irked me, it was the way in which they lost. Getting blown out at home by an undermanned team, after a bye week, and after the Packers and Vikings already won in impressive fashion earlier in the day was brutal.

Nothing went right for the Bears on...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears

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Check out Lester’s Thoughts on the NFL this week and be sure to leave a few of your own in the comment section...

I normally wait until number 10 to get around to my Chicago Bears thought, but this week I wanted it up on top.

1) It would appear I was wrong about Mitchell Trubisky taking a leap in performance in 2019. He is not ready to be be The Man in his third season as a pro, and at this point I don’t think he ever will be. That growth I saw...

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Bears reach crossroads with QB Mitchell Trubisky

The Bears' offense has bottomed out, and Mitch Trubisky has regressed. Even with a championship defense, the Bears don't have an easy answer at QB.

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, October 22, 2019

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Here’s a photo of Sid Luckman so you can see what a great Bears QB actually looks like

THE CODY SPECIAL!

Oof. The broadcast booth calling Cody Parkey the “doink king” pic.twitter.com/R8lUYCtPhg

— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) October 20, 2019

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

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Bears Are Signing Brent Urban to Bulk Up Their Defensive Line - Bleacher Nation - After watching Josh Jacobs and Latavius Murray plow through...

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Jacob Infante

Bears add depth up front, sign defensive lineman Brent Urban

Brent Urban brings some more experience to the Bears’ defensive line. | Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears bring in a veteran free agent to try and improve their run defense.

The Bears have added some depth to help replace Akiem Hicks on the defensive line, signing Brent Urban, according to his agency, CAA.

Urban, 28, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Ravens out of Virginia. The Mississauga, Ontario native spent five seasons with the team, tallying 3.5...

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Matt Nagy Says Bears Need to Run More on Offense: 'I'm Not an Idiot'

The Chicago Bears have the 28th-ranked rushing offense, and head coach Matt Nagy knows that isn't good. "I know we have to run the ball more," Nagy said Monday, per ESPN's Jeff Dickerson ...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Bears embarrassed by Saints reserves

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Lester gives his thoughts on the game, plus he shares the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlights a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 36 to 25 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The New Orleans Saints were missing 2018 Pro Bowlers Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Jared Cook, their starting quarterback, running back, and tight end respectively. But they were also missing their starting nickel back, P.J. Williams, and a...

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FOX captures what may be the best camera angle in NFL history on Patterson return

The NFL is celebrating season No. 100 here in 2019, so it seems only fitting that revolutionary camera angles get their due after decades of evolution. And as fate would have it, FOX may have captured the single greatest view of a live game that we’ve ever seen. During a Week 7 game between the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, the FOX “skycam” was able to track a kickoff from the tee to endzone, where it zeroed in on Cordarrelle Patterson, who conveniently fielded the ball and...

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Bears Fan Starts GoFundMe to Buy Out Mitch Trubisky's Contract After Saints Loss

In the grand tradition of sports fans irrationally overreacting to the struggles of their favorite team, we now turn your attention to the GoFundMe started by one Chicago Bears fan to buy out Mitchell Trubisky 's contract...

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Jacob Infante

Game Notes: Bears fall to 3-3 with underwhelming loss to Saints

The Bears’ offense struggled to keep up with the Saints’ offensive onslaught. | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears failed once again to top 300 total offensive yards, and their defense had an uncharacteristically poor game.

Even with the extra time to prepare for their matchup after the bye week, the Bears came out on Sunday looking lost and unprepared.

Chicago fell to 3-3 with their embarrassing 36-25 loss to the Saints at home. In a game that saw many of New Orleans’ key...

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, October 21, 2019

Taylor Gabriel #18 of the Chicago Bears reacts prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on October 20, 2019 in Chicago | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Don’t let the numbers fool you, the game was not nearly as close as the score indicates

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

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Bears-Saints takeaways: A bleak outlook looms for 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are 3-3, but haven’t shown much -- if any -- signs of hope for the 2019...

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