THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Bears Review: How we rated Chicago on their Week 5 win – Bears Wire – We rate the Bears after their win over the Raiders, where the defense dominated, the offense did enough, and Cairo Santos was in control.
Hoge: Justin Fields gives the Bears quarterback a boost they missed – RSN – Justin Fields gave the Chicago Bears a quarterback jolt that they have never had.
How Las Vegas Bears Fans Influentialed Angry Bears Win Over Raiders – RSN – From Matt Nagy to Eddie Jackson, everyone who spoke after the game said the support from Bears fans was huge.
Why Bears Tight End Jesper Horsted Deserves a Bigger Role – RSN – Tight End Jesper Horsted made a name for himself with three touchdown receptions in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. But the 24-year-old is just getting started.
Bears Beat Raiders, Give Themselves a Season’s Chance – Da Bears Blog – The bears were major underdogs in Las Vegas. And they won the game by double digits. There is much to criticize about this performance. (And much of it is below.) But one thing can’t be said clearly enough: This was a massive win for the 2021 Chicago Bears and their head coach Matt Nagy. Now they have the chance of a season.
Bears Raiders Observations: Chicago Has A Burgeoning Identity – 970 The Score – The Bears left Las Vegas for the weekend, beating the Raiders 20-9 on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. Here are the observations from the day when the bears improved to 3-2.
Matt Nagy: “Nice to have” Cairo Santos in the middle of a year-long streak – Chicago Sun-Times – He extended his consecutive field goals streak to 34. It’s the longest in franchise history, the longest streak in the NFL and is approaching to record an NFL.
Bears’ offense finds his identity. What now? – Chicago Sun-Times – This is not quite the insult Nagy imagined when he was hired – “You conform to your staff that you have,” he said. But with an established identity, Nagy is confident that as the defenses adjust – and the bears react, the offensive will grow.
Bears QB Justin Fields Needs To Break Out Of The Skid Cycle – Chicago Sun-Times – The bears need to keep Fields safe when he’s in the pocket. However, when he’s gone, the rookie quarterback has to protect himself. And he has to do it quickly – before he gets hurt.
Justin Fields: What’s the Latest on Chicago Bears QB’s Knee? – Chicago Tribune – The Chicago Bears are due to file their first official injury report of the week after Wednesday practice, but NFL Network reported that quarterback Justin Fields should be fine this week after suffering a knee injury on Sunday.
Chicago Bears: Brad Biggs’ 10 Thoughts on Week 5 – Chicago Tribune – 10 Thoughts After The Chicago Bears combined a stifling defensive performance with their best offensive performance to date to beat the Las Vegas Raiders 20-9 at the rough Allegiant Stadium .
Bears Monday Rewind: Justin Fields’ Runs, Khalil Mack’s Presence and Cairo Santos’ Kicks – The Athletic – A closer look at the stats, playing time and other observations from the Bears’ Sunday win over the Raiders.
Pompei after the game: Bears caught raiders at the right time but can’t rest on the laurels of victory – The Athletic – The O-Line starts to click, Bill Lazor’s game call works, Justin Fields’ lead grows and more observations.
Bears vs. Raiders: Takeaways After Chicago’s Impressive Road Victory – Bears Wire – From the promise with Justin Fields to the revenge of Khalil Mack, here are our takeaways from the hard-fought road win by the Bears against the Raiders.
Steelers Investigate Ash Spread at Sunday Game – ProFootballTalk – The Terrible Towel does not appear to be accompanied by the Unbearable Urn.
NFL Worst Losses of Week 5: Lions, Bengals, Raiders Feel the Pain – NFL.com – Sunday was an exciting selection of games, but not everyone ended up having fun. Adam Schein highlights the nine worst losses in week 5. Did the Bengals or Lions have the MOST pain?
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
The legacy of the Khalil Mack trade still lingers on Jon Gruden – The Ringer – When the Raiders traded Mack for Bears in 2018, it shed light on Gruden’s dubious scouting and front office decisions. These things haven’t necessarily improved, even if Las Vegas got off to a promising start to 2021.
Las Vegas Raiders: Winners and Losers against Chicago Bears – Silver And Black Pride
– After a miserable performance by the Raiders, there is a lot of blame.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Zeglinski: Tests negative on Chicago Bears’ Fields knee, still ready to roll – Windy City Gridiron – The rookie stays in a healthy, unwavering chunk.
Leming: 10 takes after the impressive street win of the bears against the Raiders – Windy City Gridiron – The bears have their first street win of the year after a dominant 20: 9 win over the Raiders. Despite all the questions about this team, they find themselves winners. Could this be a monumental win in the 2021 season?
Wiltfong: Bears vs Raiders – Snap Counts Takeaways, Stats and More – Windy City Gridiron – Here’s the full game time breakdown and also a spotlight on some of the Chicago Bears’ individual and team stats in their 20 to 9 against the Las Vegas Raider.
Infante notes: Bears cash in with a strong all-round victory on the street against Raiders – Windy City Gridiron
– The Bears improved to 3-2 with their win in Las Vegas on Sunday.
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