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Just a reminder, for competitive advantage purposes, the Bears slow-played the announcement of their starting quart… are five chapters left in this season’s story. And it will require a critical eye from the top of Halas Hall…, I got Lil Baby and Moneybagg Yo in my lede about Darrell Bevell's first practice as Lions coach via @freep
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Did Carrie Underwood sing a "waiting all day for Wednesday afternoon?" version or did I miss it? #BALvsPIT
Retweeted by Dan Wiederer @PaulCharchian Trubisky is the announced starter.Akiem Hicks remains out with a hamstring issue. Bears are hopeful he can progress throughout the week and heal up for Sunday.Nagy was pleased with the way the reshuffled O-line played Sunday night. And I can't disagree. The pass protection… QB Nick Foles was limited at today's practice. Matt Nagy said he was zeroing in on Foles' pocket presence and… Trubisky is the starter for Sunday's game against the Lions. For those who were curious. @HagenKhagen2 2-2 in ‘18 2-5 in ‘19 1-5 *so far* in ‘20The Bears and Chicago are lucky to have this man. 2018 and 2019 combined, only four of the Bears' 20 victories came against teams that qualified for the postseaso… @MarkPotash Open invite. Stop dodging me!Subscribe. It's free. Regular video analysis of the #chicagobears on You Tube. Today,… were told of two new positives while on plane. The player practiced with team last 2 days.
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Packed episode today. 👊🏼 @jmtaylor2182 @dmillerabc7 We got you.Mitch Trubisky’s return: turnovers, mental errors, a lopsided loss and sympathy from the national broadcast. This…’s the last day of the penultimate month of an odd and taxing year. I forgot to remind everyone earlier to finish…
Mitch’s accuracy was rough for much of the night.I also can’t get enough of watching Davante Adams. That dude is such a technician.Also, Aaron Rodgers’ casual wrist flick on his fourth and final TD pass was really extraordinary. So damn easy.Deep into my day-after rewatch for the weekly QB Rewind and my notebook is overflowing with stuff. It’s truly inc… set of worries in Green Bay these days. @MarkPotash No. Seriously. Do the exercise. @MarkPotash Now do it if it’s better record sincd Oct. 1.Asked about Mitch Trubisky starting next Sunday vs. the Lions, Nagy was initially non-committal. "I'm not there yet… Nagy's morning-after-game presser is over and the ire and agitation from the Bears coach was obvious. Nagy ch… The Bears and Lions both got trounced by identical 41-25 scores this week with large national audiences dia… day-after-game “QB Rewind” process is well underway. There’s so much in here to discuss and detail. This team ri… dug in on Mitch Trubisky's Sunday night performance and his status for Week 13 after a dispiriting lo…, it's a recycled headline previously used in 2014. Such is the rivalry. asked Aaron Rodgers to detail his first of four TD passes from Sunday night. His response was attention-grabbing,… @_beardownloyal Correct.The Packers ran 37 plays in the first half Sunday night. None went for negative yardage. Eighteen produced first downs.In the virtual world of the postgame, I went to the Packers "locker room" and podium sessions tonight. What a cont… to tiebreakers, the 5-6 Bears drop into the NFC's No. 9 seed behind the 5-6 Vikings and ahead of the 5-6 49ers.Aaron Rodgers slipped in his three-word review: "Love beating Chicago."Packers go to kneel down. Bears' skid hits five games.For the third time in the past five seasons, the Bears are about to go winless in November.Tony Dungy is now spinning positive like he's coaching a discouraged fifth grade team.Been a long, long time since I've seen a Bears defense be this half-hearted with their tackling.41 seconds away from another scoreless third quarter.That's the Packers sixth TD tonight. In three quarters. The Bears offense has five TDs in its soon to be five-game losing streak. @OfFinks It's what the night has given them. I have no problem with it. Just an observation of how rough this is for the Bears.NBC is now just doing a Packers infomercial.Bears need just 8 seconds to go three and out there. Just 8 seconds.For reference - the #Bears franchise record for career passing yards is 23,443 held, of course, by Jay Cutler.
Retweeted by Dan WiedererThis is like a cat playing with a wounded and scared mouse right now.So there's that. Jackson got spun around on that play-action deep TD pass. No good. @DanWoikeSports Maybe not as crisp as they were at practice this week. But they're still having them and breaking them.If you're still trying to figure this out, the Bears offense has ZERO answers. NONE. At all.Trubisky takes another shot into heavy coverage. Savage has another pick. Holy moly.The Bears new punt returner get a chance.Trubisky took a 3 yard loss running out of bounds. Then a third down sack.Packers had the ball for more than 21 minutes in the first half.14 plays 87 yards 2:52 Touchdown. Bears offense reaches the end zone before halftime for the sixth time this season.Bears had eight first downs on that drive and finish it off with an Allen Robinson 1-yard TD.A.Rodgers 15/18 128 3 0 135.9Current ... M.Trubisky 7/11 78 0 1 46.8Programming note: There's a Bears-Jaguars game two days after Christmas.The Bears are down 24 in the second quarter. Biggest deficit of the season, I believe.Reminder: Matt Nagy spent time Thursday talking about the Bears' encouraging huddle mechanics at practice.Amended lede: Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams. Touchdown. Aaron Rodgers to Marcedes Lewis. Touchdown. Aaron Rodgers… anyone who dared to ask "How bad can it get, really?" we had a warning this week.'s plot twist is that the Bears defense has fully let them down for the first time this year.This is an ass kicking right now. Thorough.Bears finally got a third-down stop. Packers just absolutely controlling this game through a quarter-and-a-half. Th… is somnambulant.Promising second drive ends with an ill-advised chuck into double coverage that's picked off. Just inexcusable and… behind by double digits before starting their second possession. The D is getting chewed up.Time of Poss. CHI -- 2:08 GB -- 12:52#Packers C Corey Linsley shaken up after the Aaron Rodgers scramble. Linsley is limping pretty good as he leaves the field.
Retweeted by Dan WiedererThis league and the roughing the passer thing is so ridiculous.Bears have no chance tonight if they can't they can't get pressure *and* are shoddy tackling.Santos has made 15 consecutive field goal tries and is a perfect 18-for-18 this year on PATs.Six plays, 59 yards, 2:08. Cairo Santos stays ultra reliable and hasn't missed a kick in nine weeks.Bears use the longest run of David Montgomery's career to squeeze a field goal out of their initial drive. Trubisk… throw to Robinson at some point down here.Packers TD drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 7:38. Third-and-long TD pass to end it.Well. Rodgers gave Davante two looks down there. The second one, in playground scramble drill mode, he throws a dam…'d bet Rodgers will give Adams a look down here.It's been obvious. Right away. into the draft last spring, Jaylon Johnson emphasized that the one receiver he was most looking forward to…
Retweeted by Dan Wiederer @Steve_Grad Not confused by them even a little.Tony Romo is acting surprised that the Chiefs trusted Patrick Mahomes to make good decisions in closing time.
Rashaad Coward is expected to be back in a reserve role tonight.LT Charles Leno is active for tonight’s game. As expected, Nick Foles is not.Bad news for Bears: Akiem Hicks will not play tonight.Germain Ifedi figures to move out to right tackle tonight. Cody Whitehair is expected to slide out to guard. Sam Mu… @dmillerabc7 I’ve got them pretty well figured out.I’m not sure if there’s a team in the league that confuses me more than the Rams.Chargers game and clock management at the end of that game in Buffalo was head-scratching at best.
By my count, the Ravens now have 20 players on Reserve/COVID-19 list and I've heard of at least one player who tes…
Retweeted by Dan WiedererMatt Patricia was 2-13 in NFC North games and 0-3 on Thanksgiving. Of the seven NFL head coaches hired in 2018, he… deep dive from TD on Mike Zimmer and the Vikings and where things may be headed. Dig in.👇👇👇 you play an over-40 team that won championships in two different cities? I can send some group texts.