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Bears vs. Lion Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 10 game

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Bears vs. Lion Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 10 game

Welcome back, gang. Hope you guys are staying warm, though if you're reading this you definitely opted for the couch and frankly I cannot blame you. 

In case you skipped literally every article written about the Bears this week, you know that the Bears' divisional run basically begins today. That's exciting! With the 3-5 Lions in town, Mitch Trubisky will get another crack at his first NFC North win, and we'll get a chance to see just how legitimate the Bears' title aspirations are. 

As always, J.J. Stankevitz will be your eyes and ears from Soldier; give him a follow. Lorin Cox's tweets are also worth your time. 

4th QUARTER

255 - Things are going less terrifically! Stafford gets the Lions into the end zone and uh it's kinda close now. BEARS 34, LIONS 22. 

235 - things are going terrifically! 

218- TOUCHDOWN BEARS. Trubisky hits Robinson again for a 26 yard TD. Robinson now has 5 catches for 125 yards and 2 TDs, so, he's done okay today. BEARS 34, LIONS 10. 

3rd QUARTER

203 - take your mind of all the boinks with this lil' gem: 

156- Uh, that's 4 boinks now. Parkey has a BAD case of the yips. 

155- Ooof. Cody Parkey misses a field goal and he's now boinked 3 kicks today. BUT Adrian Amos forces a fumble on the Lions' first play and the BEARS ARE BACK IN BUSINESS AGAIN. 

150 - tuck the ball, Anthony! 

150- Trubisky connects to Anthony Miller for another big gain (58 yards) and the Bears are in business again. Speaking of Trubisky: 

140 - Some scoring updates for you: Detroit's kicker nails a 52 yard FG and now it's BEARS 26, LIONS 10. We're not going to get nervous *yet* but just know that we're rapidly approaching the edge. 

2nd QUARTER

104 - TOUCHDOWN BEARS. Trubisky runs it in from 4, and more importantly, Parkey nails the PAT. BEARS 27, LIONS 0. We might have ourselves a laugher on hand. 

1249 - TOUCHDOWN BEARS. This time, Trubisky finds Anthony Miller for a 45 yard TD. Trubisky now is 12-of-13 for 206 yards and 2 TDs. Cody Parkey with another boink on the PAT, though, and boy that's an awkward situation the Bears have now. BEARS 19, LIONS 0. 

1242 - not great, guys! 


1st QUARTER

1234 - TOUCHDOWN BEARS. Trubisky is SLINGIN' it right now, and hits Allen Robinson for a 36 yard TD. Robinson already has almost 100 yards. BEARS 13, LIONS 0. 

1225 - Right away, the Bears' D is getting to Stafford. Roquan Smith gets the sack on 3rd down, and the Bears already have 2 on the day:

1215 - helicopters! 

1209 - TOUCHDOWN BEARS! Well that was fast. Trubisky connects on a big play with Allen Robinson, and then Cohen scoots in from 2 yards out. Cody Parkey boinks the PAT though. BEARS 6, LIONS 0. 

PREGAME

Inactives are here! Check 'em out right here and pour one out for Kevin White. 

Mitch Trubisky becomes first Bears QB named to the Pro Bowl since 1986

Mitch Trubisky becomes first Bears QB named to the Pro Bowl since 1986

Mitch Trubisky is going to the Pro Bowl, with the Bears' quarterback replacing Jared Goff on the NFC roster with the Rams advancing to the Super Bowl.

Trubisky was previously named a Pro Bowl alternate after throwing for 3,223 yards with 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a passer rating of 95.4. Trubisky's passer rating ranked 10th in the NFC, behind Drew Brees, Russell Wilson (who replaced Aaron Rodgers on the NFC roster), Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz (who's injured), Goff, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kirk Cousins, Rodgers and Dad Prescott. Trubisky's 3,223 yards rank 11th in the conference, while only three NFC quarterbacks threw more interceptions than Trubisky (Jameis Winston, Josh Rosen and Cam Newton). 

Still, the Bears will take Trubisky's invite to the Pro Bowl as a positive marker in his development even if his production wasn't in the top half of quarterbacks in his own conference. He's the first Bears quarterback to be named to a Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon in 1986. 

In the aftermath of the Bears' first-round playoff exit, coach Matt Nagy, general manager Ryan Pace and Trubisky's teammates said they were pleased with the growth Trubisky made in 2018

“We're lucky to have him," Nagy said. "I'm looking forward to the future. I really am, with him, because the city of Chicago is lucky to have that kid at quarterback.”

Trubisky will join defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, cornerback Kyle Fuller, safety Eddie Jackson and returner Tarik Cohen at the Pro Bowl, with linebacker Khalil Mack dropping out after tweaking his knee against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson's inclusion in the Bears' press release about Trubisky would seem to indicate he'll be going to Orlando after missing the Bears' final three games of the season with a sprained ankle. 

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The Bears are headed to London next year to play the Raiders

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The Bears are headed to London next year to play the Raiders

Time to readjust that 2019 Bears' games budget. 

On Monday morning, the Bears announced that they'll be headed to London next season: 

It'll be the first time the Bears have played in London since October 2011, when they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18. 

It's one of 5 international games next season, all of which were announced this morning: 

Get ready for some 9am Bears football!