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The Bears Den: September 23, 2011

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Bears defense gears up to battle Rodgers Mayer: After facing the Saints' Drew Brees last Sunday, it doesn't get any easier for the Bears defense with the Packers' Aaron Rodgers next up on the docket. Game Preview: Mayer and Thayer

Bears receivers coach confident his guys will deliver vs. Packers Jensen: The inability of Bears receivers to create separation is a familiar critique, one that perturbs coach Darryl Drake.

Bears will be tempted to challenge Packers' vulnerable pass defense Biggs: Demand for Martz to call balanced game comes as NFL's worst pass defense arrives at Soldier Field.

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Bears Team Report: USA Today Not only have the Bears allowed more sacks than any team in the NFL, they'll face the Packers Sunday with their third different offensive line in as many weeks.

Holmes: It Takes A Village To Protect A Quarterback Through two games, Jay Cutler has been sacked 11 times. Beyond getting sacked, Cutler's been touched up quite a bit.

Bears plan on duo of Steltz-Meriweather McClure: With both starting safeties fighting injuries, it looks like Plan B will be in effect for the secondary

Bears’ defensive line on roller coaster Potash: The Bears’ defensive line didn’t quite meet the challenge against a better Saints offensive line on the road last week. But sometimes it’s just a matter of recognizing the challenge.

Rodgers ahead of Favre's success vs. Bears While Brett Favre beat up on mediocre or bad Bears teams early into his tenure in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers has succeeded against must stronger Bears squads than his predecessor. CSN's John 'Moon' Mullin explains. Video: Thayer (hold the Mayer). CSNChicago.com: Latest Bears video

Lance Louis Returns to Bears, But Where Does He Fit? Kusinski: Jay Cutler is saying all the right things, publicly, but with more changes possibly coming to the offense he'll press his players to get on the same page for Sunday.

Experienced Omiyale to replace Carimi Dickerson: With Gabe Carimi sidelined, Frank Omiyale gets another shot on Bears' OL.

NFC North at night Seifert: Catching up on Thursday's news bits around the NFC North.

Can Bears' O-line protect Cutler? Packers-Bears is a key rivalry game that may come down to whether QB Jay Cutler can stay upright , writes John Clayton.

Against Packers in playoffs, Hanie showed his promise Pompei: Bears backup quarterback proved he could play well in the NFL in nearly rallying team to NFC championship.

Breaking down the Bears-Packers matchup Bowen: Five topics to discuss as we look ahead to Sunday at Soldier.

Kluwe spoofs Goodell’s memo on flopping MJD: Vikings punter Chris Kluwe interprets Goodell memo.

Face Melting Friday: