The NFL's Toughest Schedule, Fuller PED-Suspension Fallout, Tree Lighting Over Football? And Other Bears Bullets

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The NFL’s Toughest Schedule, Fuller PED-Suspension Fallout, Tree Lighting Over Football? And Other Bears Bullets

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There are times when my friends share non-sports things that I want to share with the world. This is one of those times:

•   It didn’t hit me until late last night that the Bears went winless in November. Ouch, babe.

•   Cam Ellis (NBC Sports Chicago) has a rundown of the hottest overreactions after Week 12’s action. And I’ll be honest, I’m not sure anything is an overreaction after coming to the realization that Chicago went winless in November. The Bears went 3-2 in November last year. Going .500 this past November would’ve put the Bears at 7-4. We’re probably still talking about the same problems had things played out like that in 2020, if only because we discussed the same issues when they were 5-1.

•   I knew things had been challenging, but yeesh:

•   Matt Nagy laid into his team’s defense after a lackluster performance. But Chuck Pagano isn’t griping:

•   Part of me hopes the Bears defenders take it personal and come out with a little extra edge against the Lions on Sunday.

•   Re-visiting Mitchell Trubisky’s quarterbacking miscues isn’t for the faint of heart:

•   It’s grown quite clear that neither Trubisky nor Nick Foles is it at the quarterback position. And while that’s damning for the GM who drafted Trubisky and the coach who talked up Foles as a solution, it’s better that we gain clarity about the situation now rather than go into the offseason wondering.

•   For your listening pleasure:

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•   Which was the bigger shocker: Trey Burton’s play-making or the Mike Glennon experience?

•   Which end-of-season matchup are you looking forward to most? Trubisky vs. the Team He Owns in Week 13? Watson vs. Trubisky in Week 14? Trubisky vs. Glennon in Week 16? Jordan Love vs. Trubisky in Week 17?

•   Locking in the best possible draft pick for trading Adam Shaheen. Thanks, Dolphins:

•   OOF! A potentially significant loss for the Packers:

•   OPE:

•   Only in 2020:

•   When the Texans show up to Soldier Field in Week 14, they’ll be without two key starters:

•   The Will Fuller loss stings the most. Fuller was Deshaun Watson’s top target. Fuller hauled in 53 catches, gained 879 receiving yards, and scored 8 touchdowns in 11 games. In other words, Fuller was playing to a 77-catch, 1,279-yard, 12-touchdown pace. And it’s not lost on me that the 26-year-old free-agent-to-be was set to cash in on that number in a big way. Nor did it go over my head that the Packers were oh-so-close to trading for Fuller. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky and stand pat than roll the dice.

•   OK, losing Roby might also hurt the Texans a bit:

•   Deshaun Watson’s current batch of receivers leaves a lot to be desired:

•   While everyone in Chicago wants to fire everyone, then trade anyone who isn’t fired, these are the conversations revolving around Green Bay this time of year:

•   Savage waiver claim by That Team in Wisconsin:

•   Technically, it wasn’t *ALL* bad on Sunday:

•   Here’s the breakdown you didn’t know you needed:

Author: Luis Medina

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