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The Bears Kinda-Sorta Benefitted from the Packers Win and Other Bears Bullets

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The bad news is I’m still under the weather, but the good news is I have enough soup to last me throughout however long this cold lasts.

  • The only good things to come out from the Packers-Lions game on MNF were the tweets and memes:

  • Poor officiating leading into hilarious memes and questionable conspiracy theories probably isn’t what the league office was hoping for when it woke up on Tuesday morning. But that is where we’re at after Week 6 concluded with Monday night’s Packers win against the Lions.
  • All things considered, at least the Bears aren’t in last place in the division:

  • That’s wild:

  • But seriously, this isn’t odd at all:

  • This one made me laugh out loud:

  • Oh, those Packers … always finding a schematic edge that no one else has dared to try. Cutting edge stuff.
  • It’s a shame that game ended the way it did because we probably should be talking about how good the NFC North is right now. In fact, that should be the topic of conversation today. The Packers are 5-1 atop the division and are 3-0 against their rivals so far this season. But despite Green Bay’s hot start, no team in the division is below .500 after six weeks of football. Each of the Packers’ wins against NFC North foes have been by one score and all three games have come down the final possession. I suppose we could tip our cap to the Packers for pulling these games out. But by no means, do you have to just “hand it to ’em.” Their division rivals sure haven’t just handed them wins. If that isn’t a sign of the NFC North being the best division in football, I don’t know what is.
  • As for the Bears, they were busy making their way back into playing shape on the first Monday after the bye. Mitch Trubisky, Taylor Gabriel, Bilal Nichols, and Ted Larsen returned to practice, in a wave of good news from the injury front. In somewhat of a surprise move (at least to some), nose tackle-turned-offensive tackle-turned-right guard Rashaad Coward was given the first crack at replacing Kyle Long at right guard.
  • Meanwhile Abdullah Anderson was called up from the practice squad to take Long’s place on the 53-man roster and help bulk up a defensive line that was gashed by Josh Jacobs last time we saw them on the field. The Bears will take as much help as they can get on the line, especially since it sounds like Akiem Hicks will be out for a while.
  • These Charles Leno Jr. quotes in the wake of Kyle Long being placed on IR are painful for those of us who remember how awesome a healthy Long was when his career started:

  • After missing the last two games, it sounds like Taylor Gabriel wants to find pay dirt again with another multi-touchdown performance (so he can truly appreciate it this time around):

  • Even when the Bears get healthy, they sure do have a lot of work to do:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.