The Bears Den: November 05, 2013 - Week 10 news and notes

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Bears earn road win over Packers - Larry Mayer: Given little chance to upset the Packers Monday night at Lambeau Field, the Bears knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the game early and eventually sent their arch rivals tumbling to the canvas.

McCown makes key throws in Bears victory - Larry Mayer: Josh McCown proved Monday night in Green Bay that his impressive performance two weeks earlier in Washington was no fluke.

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Chicago Bears 27, Green Bay Packers 20

Josh McCown leads Bears over Aaron Rodgers-less Packers - Game report and [Video] highlights from NFL.com. Box scores.

Larry Mayer's Game Blog - Q. Will this be a high scoring game? LM: I think every Bears game will be a high-scoring game. They're on pace to set team records for most scored and most points allowed in a season.

McCown, Forte lead Bears to 27-20 road win over Packers - Patrick Finley: The NFL’s longest rivalry became the Backup Bowl seven plays into Monday night’s primetime contest.

Rodgers' injury opens door for Bears - Bob LeGere: The 187th meeting between the Bears and the Packers had just about everything — everything except the starting QB for each team.

Bears take advantage of injury for 27-20 victory - Dan Wiederer: Josh McCown and the Bears offense had enough firepower to down the Packers and grab a share of first place in the NFC North.

Rapid Reaction - Dan Durkin: After dropping six straight in Lambeau Field and six straight to the Packers, the Bears were able to grind out a 27-20 win, creating a three-way tie atop the NFC North.

Rapid Reaction - Michael C. Wright with a few thoughts on the Bears' 27-20 win over the Packers. Locker Room Buzz.

Stats & Info - The injury to Aaron Rodgers was among the biggest factors in the matchup between the Bears and Packers. But what did Chicago do best in this win from a statistical perspective?

Early shoulder injury to Rodgers puts Bears at competitive advantage - Mark Potash: Rodgers came in 8-2 against the Bears with 19 TDs, six INTs and a 102.6 passer rating. His replacement was 11-for-19 for 114 yards, no TDs, one INT and a 53.4 rating.

Game notes - Larry Mayer: Bears defense capitalizes on Packers' mistakes; another big game for Marshall; Trestman's gutsy call.

Game notes - Bob LeGere: Trestman felt Bears needed to stay on field, says team could still be better at protecting QB; more game notes.

Four Downs - Dan Wiederer with some thoughts and observations in the wake of the Bears' win.

Game notes - Adam L. Jahns with some thoughts and observations.

Game notes - Adam Hoge: Cutler praised for work on sidelines; big plays remain a problem for defense; issues on special teams; more notes.

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More from the game

[Video] ESPN - The Monday Night Countdown crew recaps the Bears' 27-20 win over the Packers on Monday Night Football.

[Video] PostGame Live - Victory tastes sweet. How did the Bears earn the win?

[Video] View from the Moon - Jen Lada and Moon Mullin on the Bears' win at Lambeau.

NFL.com: Around the League - Chris Wesseling: Seneca Wallace can't replace Aaron Rodgers, and more things we learned in the Bears' victory.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin on the fourth down call, and thoughts on the NFC North race.

Bears’ matchup worries vs. Rodgers negated after McClellin sack - Rick Morrissey: I wouldn’t be surprised if several Bears shed a tear or two of joy at the sight of Rodgers leaving the field and their field of vision. It made all the difference Monday night.

Bears' stunning triumph over Packers as NFL as it gets - Barry Rozner: One play by the most unlikely of Bears knocked out the best player in football and handed the Bears a share of the division lead with an upset victory in Green Bay.

Little could Cutler have known what would transpire in Packerland - Mike Imrem: The days are over when teams were identifiable as elite or not from training camp. They're all works in progress these days, and anything is possible as the Bears enter the second half of the season.

[Video] PostGame Live - Victory will give Bears confidence for season's second half.

Division disrupted - Adam Hoge: An injury to the league's best QB may have disrupted the Packers’ entire season and given the Bears a realistic chance to fight for the NFC North title.

Photos - from ChicagoBears.com ... the Tribune ... Sun-Times ... Daily Herald ... NBC Chicago.

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Offense

McCown shines in Lambeau victory - Jeff Dickerson: Aided by terrific protection from the O-line, Josh McCown pulled off a rare feat for a Bears’ QB on Monday night: win a game at Lambeau Field.

McCown grateful, great in start against Packers - Adam L. Jahns: The Bears’ offense is better equipped this season, but McCown deserves the acclaim for directing it.

Josh McCown writes his own chapter in Bears-Packers rivalry - Scott Krinch: Josh McCown came into Green Bay and did something Jay Cutler hasn't been able to do with the Bears: beat the Packers at Lambeau.

McCown winner in battle of backup QBs - David Haugh: The difference in the Bears' stunning 27-20 victory at Lambeau Field came down to Josh McCown stepping up to do what Packers No. 2 QB Seneca Wallace couldn't.

[Video] - Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico break down Josh McCown's performance on MNF.

Trestman takes season-altering gamble in win - Moon Mullin: Maybe this was the precise moment for which GM Phil Emery had built the team, with an offense capable of not just not losing games, but outright winning them.

[Video] PostGame Live - Bears passing game flowing nicely.

O-line paves way for surprising road win over Packers - Fred Mitchell: Marc Trestman trusted his O-line on a fourth-and-inches play from their 32, and the unit delivered as Matt Forte picked up 3 yards to keep the team's final drive moving.

Marc Trestman's bold coaching wins it for Bears - Gregg Rosenthal: In a battle of great offensive minds, Trestman's group survived the loss of its franchise QB. Mike McCarthy's team did not.

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Defense

Bears' rush improves, still work to do - Michael C. Wright: Performance on the road against the Packers serves as a start, but the Bears host the Lions on Sunday in a game that will decide sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

Chicago D-line turns game around - Brad Biggs: Shea McClellin takes Aaron Rodgers out of the game and Julius Peppers awakens from season-long slumber to give defense huge lift.

Bears make their break - Dan Bernstein: The most maligned player on the Bears effectively decided the outcome of a critical divisional game by taking out a possible league MVP. At least the Bears defense can say that it made its own luck.

Signature game for Shea McClellin - Rich Campbell: Much-maligned DE has best effort of his career with sack that put Aaron Rodgers out of the game and two others.

At some point, the Bears will have to tackle - Steve Rosenbloom: Football is a game of blocking and tackling. It's that simple. The Bears blocked exceptionally well for Josh McCown and Matt Forte. But nine weeks into the season, the Bears can't tackle.

[Video] PostGame Live - Bears struggle stopping Lacy and Packers run game. Defensive ends step up in win.

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Game grades

[Video] PostGame Live - The PGL crew make their picks for their Monsters of Midway.

Stock Watch - Patrick Finley looks at whose is rising and whose is falling in the wake of Bears-Packers.

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Reminder: Red Robin offer valid today

Hat tip to Cevarius: Red Robin is doing a free burger promotion - Tavern Double Tuesday. Free Tavern Double Burger on the Tuesday following a Bears game where the D gets a turnover - either interception or fumble recovery - with purchase of another entrée and two drinks - for select residents in IL, IN and IA.

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