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The Bears Den: September 14, 2011

"...where it's what you’ve been dreaming of since you were 4 years old."

Bears turn screens into explosive plays | Larry Mayer: Executed with perfection in Sunday’s win over the Falcons, the screen pass is becoming a much more integral weapon in the Bears offense than it has been in the past. Sounds of the game.

Bizarre meeting on deck when Bears face Kreutz | Olin Kreutz traded in navy blue and orange for black and gold and now must prevent good friends like Brian Urlacher from wreaking havoc on New Orleans. How are his former mates preparing? 'Moon' Mullin fills us in. Video: Good matchup with Saints.

Kreutz's presence will be felt Sunday - Former Bears center will affect both sides of the ball as a New Orleans Saints captain.

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Urlacher attends to family emergency - Brian Urlacher rushed out of town Tuesday to attend to a family emergency in Arizona involving his mother, the Tribune has learned.

Underdog Bears Dismantle The Falcons, Still No Respect | We Got This Covered Lester A. Wiltfong, Jr.: The ‘no respect’ theme is an ongoing one for the Bears. No matter what they do, they don’t get the same kind of MSM love as other teams do.

Carimi can look to Jimbo Covert for help at Superdome - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: No matter how well-prepared he might think he is, he’s missing what he needs most. Bears Spotlight: Tyler Clutts in right place at right time.

Bears safety doesn't have hand out - Vaughn McClure: Despite getting paid far less than newcomer Brandon Meriweather, Chris Harris willing to play out contract while hoping for an extension. Video: Harris on Lovie

Veteran Bears defense back in force in opener | Before the season began, the Chicago Bears defense heard plenty of suggestions they had grown a bit long of tooth. Maybe they're just getting better with age.

As Jay Cutler, O-line improve, good things will happen - Rockford Register Star Jay Taft: Quarterback Jay Cutler wasn't sure how the new offensive line was going to handle attacking defenses during the regular season. He got his short-term answer (which was: Quite well).

Anatomy of a Drive: Bears Defense Can Score, too | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: A closer look at how Brian Urlacher added to the Bears score on Sunday. Video: Hampton Answers Viewer Questions

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk | Larry discusses if the Bears' first game is usually a good barometer, how Jay Cutler's record when posting a 100 passer rating compares to others and how Julius Peppers has fared against the Falcons and Saints.

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Preparing For The Saints " CBS Chicago With the regular season underway, Lawrence is excited to see what's on our minds.

Meriweather not involved in alleged rape in his home - Bears know of matter and reiterate they have no problems with him.

NFC North Stock Watch - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert has this week's NFC North risers and fallers.

Jay Mariotti pleads no contest in stalking, assault case - Former ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti pleaded no contest Tuesday to stalking and assault related charges in exchange for community service and probation, authorities said Tuesday.

Week 1 Revelations | National Football Post Jay Clemons: The first NFL Sunday was a glowing tribute to the American spirit.

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