The Bears Den: September 13, 2011

"...where two heads are better than three."

Spencer stepped up when called upon | Larry Mayer: When right guard Lance Louis exited Sunday’s opener with an ankle injury, the Bears turned to backup Chris Spencer and didn’t miss a beat. Sights and Sounds.

Film shows both lines get job done in opener - Dan Pompei: Both have big impact in season-opening victory.

Barber expected back at practice Wednesday - Brad Biggs: Bears running back has been out 17 days with calf injury. Louis (sprained ankle) expected to miss Sunday's game

Follow WCG on Twitter. There will be much pec-flexing.

Marshall Faulk to Bears: Forte is rare commodity, pay accordingly - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: Count Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk as the biggest proponent of the "Pay Forte" movement that started on Twitter.

Williams enjoys downfield blocking - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Roy Williams surprised some people when he said he enjoys downfield blocking. But he proved Sunday he meant it. Bears had real-deal look in season-opening score

Offensive line acknowledges it needs to improve - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: The performance of the offensive line was acceptable if only because players readily acknowledged how much they must improve.

Bears’ early-season schedule doesn’t look so daunting after opener - Chicago Sun-Times Rick Morrissey: Just like that, the three-headed monster to start the season doesn’t look so scary, not with one of those heads lopped off. One Falcon down, a Saint and a Packer to go.

Mullin: Best collection of Bears skill players? | John 'Moon' Mullin: After doing further research, this year's offensive squad rivals any other Bears team since 1986. Latest Bears video: Alex Brown, Lovie and 'Lach

Tillman's knack for forcing fumbles continues - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright: Charles Tillman continues to impress with his knack for forcing fumbles. Video: Did Cutler quiet critics?

Pump the Brakes, Bears Fans | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: It's hard not to get carried away after Bears wins.

Brian Urlacher makes the studio rounds: Video: Brian Urlacher on Flexing pecs with Jay Glazer The After Party: Jay Glazer talks with Brian Urlacher | FOXsports

S*** my Jaws says: ESPN analyst curses on Monday Night Football - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports Chris Chase: You're forgiven, especially because sitting in a booth with Jon Gruden all night could make even the most straitlaced man drop a few curse words.


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