Our long national nightmare is over.
With this easy three-yard toss, Bears’ QB Mitch Trubisky officially has his first touchdown pass of the 2019 season:
The play capped off a 11-play, 67-yard drive in the 2nd quarter that lasted over six minutes.
It’s also Taylor Gabriel’s first touchdown of the season. He hadn’t scored since Week 4 of 2018, when he had seven catches for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns against Tampa Bay.
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Every once in a while, a moment comes along that so perfectly captures the essence of a city – its energy, its ethos. These brief moments make up the identity of the city. They're the driving heartbeat that connects a vast network of wonderfully unique cultures while simultaneously creating an ongoing sense of community.
Anyway, here's Chicago's moment:
It's an incredible commitment to one of the city's longest-running bits. Hell hath no fury like a beleaguered Bears fan. Just imagine what sort of Nick Foles jokes are waiting for us down the road!
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On Thursday afternoon, the Bears announced that the team has committed almost $2 million to COVID-19 relief funds in the Chicago area.
In an email, the team announced that through Bears Care – the charitable arm of the organization – they'll donate $1,920,000 to various funds throughout the state of Illinois. As part of the commitment, the team has already donated $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, and identical donations will be made in the near future to the Advocate Charitable Foundation's Relief Fund, the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, and University of Chicago's Community Support Programs.
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CEO Ted Phillips said, in a statement, “During this unprecedented crisis, we all need to join forces and do what we can to overcome this challenge together. At the Bears, we have committed $1,920,000 to local COVID-19 relief efforts and are encouraging fans to lend a helping hand in whatever ways possible. We will be forever grateful to the healthcare providers, first responders, grocers, sanitation workers, janitors and everyone keeping our communities healthy and safe during this time. Please continue to do your part and stay home so we can slow down the virus and save lives.”