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The Weekend Bears Den: October 12, 2013 - Week 6 news and notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the likelihood of the Bears making a trade, why they didn't kick a field goal early against the Giants, and why a possible New York fumble wasn't reviewable by replay.

Faith not enough for Bears defense - Jon Greenberg: With injuries mounting and a pass rush stuck in neutral, there's plenty of concern.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts - Ten Eleventy-one [approximately] thoughts after the Bears held on for a 27-21 victory over the Giants, improving them to 4-2 on the season

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Game review - Laurence Holmes's look at Bears-Giants 24 Hours Later.

Game notes - Adam Hoge: After getting a chance to review the film, Marc Trestman met the media Friday afternoon to discuss Thursday night's 27-21 win over the Giants.

Game review - Michael C. Wright with an examination of four hot issues from the Bears' win over the Giants.

Game notes - Dan Wiederer: Briggs' leadership needed more than ever; Trestman's gambling mentality; Cutler disputes grounding call; injury news.

Game notes - Patrick Finley: Trestman not overly concerned with run-pass ratio, nor pinning Peppers' quiet game all on veteran DE; more game notes.

Game notes - Bob LeGere: Peppers, Bears hardly sack-happy this season; Gould-Hester 'sibling rivalry'; pass-run balance not important to Trestman.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Are the Bears slowly becoming a great offense? [Video] Bears defense holds on vs. Giants [KAPCON: 5]

Game grades - Hub Arkush: The Bears’ game against the Giants is the most difficult one to grade this season because of all kinds of extenuating circumstances.

Moon Mullin's game grades for coaching and by position group: QB - RB - WR/TE - OL - DL - LB - DB - STs. [Missing position groups will be updated as and when MM does.]

Game Grades - PFF's Three Performances of Note.

Photos from - Game action ... on the sidelines ... locker room ... photo journal ... [Video] from the sidelines.

DJ Williams injury

Williams out for season with ruptured pectoral tendon - Larry Mayer: The Bears lost their third defensive starter in four games to a season-ending injury Thursday night when D.J. Williams ruptured his left pectoral tendon against the Giants.

D.J. Williams to miss rest of season; Bostic will step in - Adam L. Jahns: Let the Jon Bostic era begin. But not by choice. On Friday, D.J. Williams became the third key defensive player to be ruled out for the season.

Bears lose DJ Williams for season - Bob LeGere: Marc Trestman’s worst fears were confirmed when the team announced that the pectoral injury suffered by the starting MLB on Thursday night would end his season.

D.J. Williams out for season with ruptured pectoral tendon - Adam Hoge: The Bears have lost another key defensive player for the season, the team confirmed.

Bostic gets chance with LB Williams out - Rich Campbell: D.J. Williams suffered a season-ending tear of one of his pectoral muscles during the third quarter of Thursday's win over the Giants

[Video] ESPN - Antonio Pierce discusses the injury to D.J. Williams and the fallout for the Bears.


Trestman impressed with Bears team leaders - Larry Mayer: Marc Trestman lauded the Bears' leaders for getting the team emotionally ready to play just four days after a discouraging loss to the Saints.

Extra prep time should help Bostic - Michael C. Wright: Don’t look at Bostic as an upgrade, because he’s not; not yet, at least. He possesses the physical capabilities to play at a high level, but the expectation shouldn’t be that he does it overnight.

Trestman stands by McClellin, Peppers - Moon Mullin: Neither of the two No. 1 draft choices on the Bears’ D-line have taken pressure off other areas of the line or raised their games at a time when the defense is struggling. Rich Campbell: Bears rediscover turnover benefits.

Marshall learns to cope under pressure - Fred Mitchell: Off the field, Bears receiver works hard to promote mental health awareness and control his personality disorder.

[Audio] - Tom Waddle on the win over the Giants, how the offense has looked under Marc Trestman and more.

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Know thy enemies - Week 6 previews: Panthers-Vikings ,,, Packers-Ravens ... Lions-Browns.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Vikings' defense struggling on third downs, with only two teams who are worse at getting off the field.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: For different reasons, injuries among them, the players taken at the top of GM Ted Thompson’s past four drafts have had a hard time living up to their billing.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Ndamukong Suh loses appeal on $100K fine, not a surprise when the NFL made it a point to levy the largest in-game fine in league history. Izzy fined $15K for leg whip. cheerleaders gallery - The best of week 5 (and a catchup of week 4's selection).

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