The Bears Den: October 31, 2012 - Week 9 News and Notes

David Banks

The Bears Den: October 31, 2012 - Week 9 News and Notes

Bears needing balance in more than just run-pass ratio - Moon Mullin: Despite a 6-1 record, the Bears are still struggling to find an identity on offense. In Sunday's victory, Matt Forte (20) and Brandon Marshall (14 targets) accounted for nearly two-thirds of the Bears offense.

Matt Forte is all for more touch football - Sean Jensen: Forte is on pace to finish with a career low in catches and receiving yards, and he’s projected to wind up just a few yards short of 1,000 rushing yards. Among NFL RBs, Forte is 21st in total touches.

Superstorm Sandy hits close to home for some Bears - Larry Mayer: Costanzo, Wootton, Edwin Williams all from areas affected by disaster.

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Urlacher confident Bears won't look past Titans - Larry Mayer: The Bears will play back-to-back prime-time games against division leaders when they host the Houston Texans Nov. 11 and visit the San Francisco 49ers Nov. 19.

[Video] Jurko & Waddle's preview - John Jurkovic and Tom Waddle break down the Week 9 matchup between the Bears and Titans. "Need to play better."

[Video] Briggs & Thayer - Previewing the matchup with the Titans.

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Other Bears news

Speedy Knox would be best complement to Marshall - Mark Potash: Seven games in, the loss of the Bears' most productive receiver and most dangerous downfield threat the previous two seasons is looming large. Plus, team notes.

Chicago Bears Stock Watch - Michael C. Wright looks at which Bears are rising and falling. It ain't pretty for the offensive tackles...

Defense deserves credit – and blame – for Carolina result - Moon Mullin: The offense has been taking most of the criticism from Sunday's victory, but the defense also played a role after struggling to get off the field for nearly three quarters.

Don't let Cutler's offense hog all the criticism - Rosendoom has a good old Rosenmoan about the defense.

Bears could get Alshon Jeffery back in 2 weeks - Brad Biggs: Rookie playmaker could be available for the Nov. 11 game with the Texans or the Nov. 19 game at San Francisco.

Bears add WR Raymond Radway to practice squad - Because you can never have enough Abilene Christian.

Take another look at '12 Bears' schedule – and the '85 Bears' - Moon Mullin: It's probably too early for schedule analysis, but a look back at the 1985 Bears reveals an interesting comparison with the 2012 team.

Urlacher says players should be able to respond to heckling fans - Joined Waddle & Silvy to talk Bears. Includes [audio].

Pressure will build on Cutler, offense - Mike Mulligan: Bears QB quickly is becoming most scrutinized civic treasure since the Picasso sculpture was unveiled 45 years ago

Briggs views Lovie Smith as more than just coach - In the latest edition of "Bears Confidential," Lance Briggs discusses his special relationship with coach Lovie Smith and the importance of leaving a lasting legacy with the Bears.

NFCN Blog: Knee-jerk reactions - Kevin Seifert's quick thoughts on what week 8 reveals about each team. Will Cutler last the season behind this OL?

ProFootballFocus' Team of the Week - Week 8: Henry Melton and Nate Collins get some love. Tillman gets in their Mid-Season All-Pro Team.

SI.com Awards Watch - Week 8: Jim Trotter has the Bears CBs joining JJ Watt in DPOTY considerations.

Jay Cutler ain't madatcha - Maggie Hendricks got paid to write this. There's no justice in the world.

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Polish sausage

[Video] Matt Bowen's playbook - Breaking Gronkowski's TD catch vs. the Rams' Cover 2.

Matt Bowen's playbook - Why did Julio Jones beat Nnamdi Asomugha for a TD? And where was the FS help over the top?

Know thy enemy: Packers - PFF's Three Performances of Note from the win over the Jaguars: GB's pass rush was lacking.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Green Bay have been taking chances on special teams this season.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Aaron Rodgers would like more quality runs from his team. Trade for Steven Jackson seems unlikely.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Trading for Jaguars' Mike Thomas restores Lions' WR depth in the wake of Nate Burleson's season-ending leg injury.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Seifert: Is Adrian Peterson's the best ACL recovery ever?

[Video] CTL discussion - Which is preferable, a gunslinger or a game manager at QB?

It's Halloween, and two years ago Kev gave us a cool video as well as a look at the potential future Mrs Kev; last year Pete Dixon treated us to some Warren Zevon. I bring you: NFL cheerleaders dressed up for Halloween. And another 45 trick or treats!

Steve Ronkowski's Country-Bluegrass week: "Guy Clark approves of your plan to head South this weekend."

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