The Bears Den: October 24, 2011

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"...where we get off the double-decker bus running. And then we don't."

Bears hang on for key win over Bucs Mayer: The Bears made their longest road trip in franchise history worthwhile, but not until they escaped with a narrow win over the Bucs Sunday in London. Bears - Bucs Highlights

Bears have nothing to apologize for Haugh: As hard as the Bears tried to give the Bucs chances to rally, it was easy for them to head home without apology. This road trip across the Atlantic always was about the destination.

Jensen: Bears run ball well in 1st half, but Mike Martz inexplicably opts to throw The Bears could laugh and hug in their locker room at Wembley Stadium, because to the victor go the spoils. "We like to win like that," Bears cornerback Charles Tillman playfully said. "We like to win in style, with dramatics and all that.

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Pompei: Interceptions take Bears a long way The Bears had four interceptions of the Bucs quarterback, and might have had two more.

Bears win the game, but not the London fans Morrissey: The idea was for the NFL to attract foreign fans, not scare them away, right?

Good and lucky Bears beat the Bucs Rosenbloom: There are few victories that have seemed more exasperating than the one the Bears came away with on Sunday in London. Potash: Grading the Bears

Williams: It will never happen again Moon: Williams juggled away an easy, wide-open catch across the middle in Tampa Bay territory. The next play was a Bucs interception of a pass off Marion Barber’s hands that ultimately led to a safety two plays later. Latest Bears video: Forte, Cutler, Hester comment

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Bucs They haven't looked truly remarkable since their Week 1 thrashing of Atlanta, but in running the ball better of late and an improved defense, the playoffs don't seem as far fetched as they did after the Green Bay and New Orleans debacles earlier in the year. Bernstein: Colour It A Win

Five Things We Learned: Bears-Bucs Jeff Dickerson offers five things we learned from the Bears' win. Video: London Rallies Around Chicago Bears

Bears still have work to do to be playoff team Wright: If the Bears hope to repeat last year's playoff run, they have work to do.

No question where Fotre fits in Bears game plan Bowen: Forte puts up numbers (again) in Chicago's win over Tampa. NFL Videos: Bears vs. Buccaneers highlights

Injury roundup: Lions mum on Stafford injury Matthew Stafford, Beanie Wells and Darren McFadden are some of the names who ended up on the NFL.com Injury Roundup, a look around the league at the latest injury reports and updates from Week 7.

Mike Ditka: First Look "Mike Ditka: A Football Life" premieres Thursday, October 27th at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network. McMahon: "I got nothing to say but great things about that gruff, old bastard."

Kev H shows off his sweet moves:


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