1:40 AM EDT, Wed October 18, 2017
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The Bear’s Den, October 18, 2017

The Bear’s Den, October 18, 2017

Chicago begins to prepare to face the 4-2 Carolina Panthers. BEARRRSSSS Finley's Bears Twitter mailbag: On adding WRs, throwing more, snapping woes - Sun Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of queries sent to @PatrickFinley, who responds with more than 140 characters Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Bears’ defense, Mitch Trubisky deliver a big win - Sun Times - In episode 122 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down the Bears’ wild 27-24 win in overtime. RB Jordan Howard...
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Bears mailbag call, Week 7

Bears mailbag call, Week 7

Could the Bears have a shot at the playoffs with Aaron Rodgers' injury? Can Kyle Fuller continue his play? It's this week's WCG mailbag call on all topics. From 2-4 with two losses already in their division, it would be a tall task for these sometimes upstart Chicago Bears to make a playoff push. Perhaps, an Aaron Rodgers shoulder injury in Green Bay is all they need for a spark for that run, though. That or a few more successful trick plays in the light of a Tarik Cohen touchdown pass and a dominant defense that was on display against the Ravens. Yes, we've hit an interesting time for the...
3 hours ago
Week 6 Overreaction: Road Win! Edition

Week 6 Overreaction: Road Win! Edition

The Bears are now only one win away from tying their 2016 campaign. In other news, the Bears are still one win away from tying their 2016 campaign. The Bears notched their second win of the season, this time on the road against the Baltimore Ravens, their first win in Baltimore since 1965. Now that the team is 2-4, what does it all mean? Well, if you’re finding your reactions just a bit too measured after their overtime win, Windy City Gridiron is here to provide a more dramatic set of takes. This week, Robert will explain why the arrow is pointed up and Josh will rain on anyone’s...
5 hours ago
The Infantry: Recapping Bears rookie (and sophomore) performances from Week 6

The Infantry: Recapping Bears rookie (and sophomore) performances from Week 6

Biscuit picks up his first NFL win, and the ground game shines. The Chicago Bears have been a run-first team throughout the entirety of the 2017 season. Given that they have a rookie quarterback (or in the first four games, a bad quarterback) and two talented running backs, this is understandable. However, they took that to another level this Sunday in their 27-24 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens. They finished the game with a 54:17 run-to-pass ratio. In today’s NFL, that’s almost unfathomable. With such lopsided play calling, one would figure that Jordan Howard would end up...
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Quoth the Ravens, fly never more: Kyle Fuller's becoming a Bears centerpiece

Quoth the Ravens, fly never more: Kyle Fuller's becoming a Bears centerpiece

The Bears' secondary has surprisingly impressed in 2017. An underrated Fuller has been at the forefront of it's play. Around a year ago at this time, a "Where's Waldo" situation involved Bears' cornerback Kyle Fuller in a perplexing injury storyline. The 25-year-old corner missed the entirety of the 2016 season after being healthy enough (or not?) to come off of injured reserve late in the year. Needless to say, the Bears weren't happy and his future in Chicago was in doubt after higher-ups declined a fifth-year option on his rookie deal. When they then signed Marcus Cooper and Prince...
11 hours ago
Where in the World is Adam Shaheen?

Where in the World is Adam Shaheen?

The rookie second-round pick is conspicuously absent from passing plays. It starts with the question: where in the world is Adam Shaheen? No, he is not in San Diego, neither are the Chargers for that matter. Just like the superb 90’s computer game, this search took unexpected twists, turns, and often left me scratching my head. On a typical NFL roster — we all know that the Bears are far from the typical NFL franchise — a second-round draft pick, a rookie though he may be, would be seeing significant playing time. That has not been the case as we approach the halfway point of the...
13 hours ago
NFL Power Rankings: The Chicago Bears have some Power!

NFL Power Rankings: The Chicago Bears have some Power!

Every week we check out various power rankings around the interwebs to see how the Chicago Bears are looked at from a national perspective. While the team did pick up a very impressive win on the road Sunday, they’re still 2-4. I would expect an wee uptick from the power rankers this week. SB Nation is doing things differently this year on their weekly lists, and instead of trying to explain what they are doing, I’ll just quote them. These aren’t your average power rankings and are instead an attempt to measure the current state of mind — or “hope” — for each team and fan...
15 hours ago
Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Check out this weeks Ten Thoughts and make sure you leave a few thoughts of your own in our comment section! 1) The Green Bay Packers have been lauded for their ability to draft and develop their own players for a number of years now. They’ve been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL since 1992. That just so happened to be the year that Brett Favre took over at quarterback, a job he would hold until 2007. During the Farve era, the Packers only had one season with a losing record. From 2008 to 2016, Aaron Rodgers has been the number one quarterback for the Packers, and during...
Oct 17, 2017
The Bear’s Den: October 17, 2017

The Bear’s Den: October 17, 2017

It’s transition day, as we finish with Baltimore and move on to Carolina BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS Potash: With all eyes on Mitch Trubisky, Bears’ defense takes a big step - Sun Times - The Bears’ defense seems destined to operate in the shadow of Mitch-mania, but Akiem Hicks & Co. took a bigger step forward than even rookie Mitch Trubisky in the Bears’ upset of the Ravens. Finley: Blown lead or not, Bears hope to draw confidence off Ravens win - Sun Times - The Bears blew an 11-point lead in the last four minutes Sunday, which sounds familiar. But they...
Oct 16, 2017
Monday Night Football Open Thread!

Monday Night Football Open Thread!

This is your chance to talk about anything football related in our Monday Night Football Open Thread! The Indianapolis Colts are traveling to take on the Tennessee Titans so let us know what you think about that game. The Chicago Bears just beat the Baltimore Ravens, so if you still have some chatter backed up you need to get out about that game, have at it. The Chicago Cubs are down 0-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, so if you are holding on to some anger from that series, let it out right here. Enjoy this open thread how ever you see fit! WCG Social Media Information WCG Facebook Page:...
Oct 16, 2017
At the right time, the Bears defense is finally putting it all together

At the right time, the Bears defense is finally putting it all together

This Bears team is built around it's defense. On Sunday in Baltimore, the investment started to pay full dividends. "Fox ball" - a trademark of Chicago Bears head coach John Fox that aims to run the ball, limit your passing game to game management, and rely primarily on your defense can be an infuriating concept for many to grasp in the NFL 2017. For this year's Bears, it's likely the best possible strategy at achieving any possible success. After six weeks, with a defense raising it's level of play week by week, there's a light at the end of the tunnel to this philosophy for Chicago. In...
Oct 16, 2017
Bears Week 6 Reaction: Three Up, Three Down

Bears Week 6 Reaction: Three Up, Three Down

We take a look at how the Bears performed based on the keys to the Ravens game as well as three players who performed well and three who did not. Prior to Sunday’s tilt against the Baltimore Ravens, I provided my keys to the game. I want to take a look at how the Bears did with those keys and how that impacted the 27-24 victory in week 6. Keys to the Game The Play-Action Passing Game: Given that there were only 16 passing attempts the entire game, I am going to say that this was a complete and utter failure. There were opportunities but the offense was unable to capitalize. Baltimore’s...
Oct 16, 2017
Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens

Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens

We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 27-24 win against the Baltimore Ravens. All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System. The Chicago Bears put up a season high 27 points, but the defense accounted for one of those touchdowns. And speaking of the defense, those guys were the stars of the game. They held the Baltimore Ravens to 291 yards of total offense. They sacked Raven QB Joe Flacco three times, they intercepted him twice, and kept...
Oct 16, 2017
Ravens vs. Bears: Notes from an emotional rollercoaster of a game

Ravens vs. Bears: Notes from an emotional rollercoaster of a game

The Bears pulled away with their second win of the year in an overtime thriller. In a game full of impressive plays and stupid mistakes, the Chicago Bears snuck away with a 27-24 win on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. After a good first half and a solid start to the third quarter, all seemed lost for the Bears once the Ravens started to gain monentum. Luckily for them, though, they were able to come back and get an 11-point lead. Which they also lost. The game went to overtime and eventually ended with a game-winning field goal. Here are a few of my notes, takeaways, and other...
Oct 16, 2017
The Bear’s Den: Victory In Baltimore Edition, October 16, 2017

The Bear’s Den: Victory In Baltimore Edition, October 16, 2017

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS Connor Barth hits 40-yard field goal, Bears top Ravens 27-24 in overtime - Chicago Tribune - Connor Barth kicked a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Bears to a 27-24 victory over the Ravens to break a 10-game road losing streak. Hoge: Bears’ Defense Goes From Good To Great In Baltimore - WGN Radio - Sorry, Mitch. But for once, you’re not the story today. Sure, the Bears would not have beat the Ravens 27-24 in overtime Sunday without Trubisky’s athleticism, which bailed out his center’s bad snaps and helped setup the...