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The Bears Den: October 01, 2013 - Week 5 news and notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the last time the Bears lost when scoring at least 32 points, why Landon Cohen played ahead of Zach Minter in Detroit, and Eben Britton being used as an extra lineman against the Lions.

Trestman: Turnovers gave Bears slim chance to win - Larry Mayer: Reviewing tape of Sunday's 40-32 loss to the Lions, one thing stood out to Marc Trestman. Well, actually, there were four things.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts - Ten thoughts after the Bears' 40-32 loss to the Lions.

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10 observations - Mark Potash, in the aftermath of the Bears' loss to the Lions.

Game review - Michael C. Wright with an examination of four hot issues from Bears-Lions. Jeff Dickerson: Trestman unsure if Bostic subject to fine.

Bears ‘D’ blame themselves for Lions offensive exploits - Adam L. Jahns: As of Monday, the Bears were 21st in yards allowed per game (384) and 27th in points allowed (114).

Schwartz: Call-tipping claims 'ridiculous' - Michael Rothstein: Lions coach Jim Schwartz scoffed at the notion former Bear Israel Idonije tipped off D-line calls to his new team on Sunday. Moon Mullin: Not done with his sour-graping as a winner.

Bears only have themselves to blame for Bush's big day - Bob LeGere: It wasn't secrets provided by Israel Idoije that allowed Reggie Bush to run wild; it was poor tackling and missed assignments. Dan Wiederer: Silver linings for Defense.

Game notes - Mark Potash: Bears escape Detroit loss with few injuries; Schwartz accuses Bostic of cheap shot; more from the game.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin & Jen Lada on the Bears' struggles in Detroit.

Cutler: Mistakes were made vs. Lions - Patrick Finley: When coach and QB watched film, they saw footwork and throwing-motion mistakes. Charlie Roumeliotis: Turnovers are something Cutler loses sleep over. Kevin Seifert: Forced ball downfield too often.

Cutler debacle inevitable but not necessarily a bad thing - Moon Mullin: Cutler’s decision-making did not break down on Sunday, and neither did his composure. Best guess: Cutler was learning as he went, a huge takeaway from a game like this.

Game notes - Laurence Holmes' 24 Hours Later: Failure across all three phases. Rich Campbell: Cutler denies reports he was unwell before game,

Game notes - Adam L. Jahns with a look at how the playing time played out for the Bears on Sunday: Jeff Dickerson: Bush limited to two snaps.

Game notes - Rich Campbell: Tillman on the mend; more injury news; notes from the game.

Bears-Lions: Animal Magnetism? - Chris Boden: With the Bears and Lions seemingly locked in battle to finish runner-up to the Packers for some years to come, are the two franchises developing a rivalry to boot?

Game grades - Brad Biggs: Cutler reverts to familiar mechanical flaws in loss to Lions.

Game grades - James Neveau: The Bears didn't exactly shine on Sunday, but there were good and bad elements of their game to be examined.

Game grades - Hub Arkush: Grading the Bears’ 40-32 failure in Detroit is an iffy proposition. To hear the coaches and players tell it, there was much to feel good about in the second half. I’m afraid I didn’t see it.

Game grades - PFF's Three Performances of Note: Peppers, Cutler, Mills.

Moon Mullin's game grades by position group: DL - LB - DB - STs.

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[Audio] Jay Cutler Show - Jay Cutler joins Waddle & Silvy to discuss the loss to the Lions, moving on from the loss and previews the Bears' Week 5 matchup with the Saints.

Trestman confident Cutler will bounce back - Larry Mayer: The Bears are hopeful that Jay Cutler's history of bouncing back from three-interception outings will continue Sunday when they host the Saints.

ChatWrap - Jeff Dickerson with a reader Q&A on all things Bears.

The NFL season at the quarter pole - Greg Gabriel's look at some surprises in the young NFL season includes the 3-1 Bears and their shaky run defense.

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[Audio] Ditka - Mike Ditka dishes on Peyton Manning's place in history, Bears-Lions, what being 0-4 is like, the state of the Patriots' offense, Vince Wilfork's injury and more.

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