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The Bears Den: October 29, 2013 - Week 9 news and notes

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Bears still plugging holes as bye week fades - Gene Chamberlain: Victories by the Packers and Lions left the Bears a game back in the loss column at 4-3.

Trestman’s stern test: Readying banged-up Bears for Packers - Adam L. Jahns: Defining week for Trestman as he prepares for a team that has frustratingly handled the Bears the last few seasons, minus two of his most important players.

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Know thy enemy - Brad Biggs: Bears prepare to face Packers in Green Bay on 'Monday Night Football'.

Know thy enemy - Steve Silverman: More trouble for Bears as the Packers, who have beaten the Bears six straight times and in eight of their last nine meetings, have learned to ground and pound.

Despite missing parts, Rodgers and Packers offense stay in top form - Dan Wiederer: The Packers rolled up 451 yards on their first six possessions of a 44-31 victory over the Vikings, delivering convincing evidence they remain the class of the NFC North.

Packers look like the best team Bears won't be able to tackle - Steve Rosenbloom: Whatever the Vikings defense was unable to do against the Packers on Sunday night, the Bears probably will be unable to, as well, next week.


Khaseem Greene next man up at weakside LB - Larry Mayer: With a solid week of practice, Greene can earn his first NFL start next Monday night when the Bears (4-3) visit the Packers (5-2) with a share of first place in the NFC North at stake.

Greene the likely replacement for Briggs - Michael C. Wright: Club plans to give rookie Khaseem Greene the first opportunity to replace Lance Briggs. Mark Potash: Bears have other options.

[Video] ESPN - Eric Allen discusses what's wrong with the Bears defense and looks ahead to how to deal with the Packers' offense. Nate Davis: Bears should trade for Charles Woodson.

History indicates defense can't stay this bad - Moon Mullin: Bears defenses have been in the toilet in the past, and the prospect of the 2013 defense remaining this bad are next to impossible. It’s simply hard to stay this bad for this long.


Don’t expect to see a different offense with Josh McCown - The Bears might have to play without starting Cutler for a few weeks, but Marc Trestman is happy with how well McCown did last week.

Marshall: 'Worst case,' Cutler back Nov. 10 - Jeff Dickerson: The WR joined Waddle & Silvy in place of his injured QB and reaffirmed his belief that Cutler will return from his torn groin muscle before the four-week minimum timetable announced by the team. [Audio]

Injury news - Adam Hoge: Dr. Neil Ghodadra, a sports orthopedic surgeon who has appeared on the NFL Network, breaks down the injuries and recovery timeframes for Cutler, Briggs and Tillman.

Injury news - Rich Campbell: Cutler looks spry, but Trestman preaches patience. Moon Mullin: Cutler at Bears practice but won’t push recovery.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - When should Cutler return?

Dionne Miller's 'Happenings at Halas' - Jay Cutler did what he could during practice Monday. He caught the ball, walked the field, stretched his torn groin. While he's out, offensively the leadership falls on McCown.

Team Report - Michael C. Wright: A review of four hot issues as the Bears return from their bye week.

Team notes - Larry Mayer: Cutler expected to miss at least three more weeks; McCown with No.1 offense for first time; Tillman on the mend.

Team notes - Rich Campbell: Tillman misses practice, optimistic he'll play against Packers; roster moves.

Roster notes - Larry Mayer: Bears sign Jordan Palmer, Larry Grant; make PS moves.

Team notes - Adam Hoge: No changes expected at safety; WLB spot Greene's to lose; more team and roster notes.

Bears schedule - Moon Mullin: The Bears didn’t play over the weekend but they still lost important ground to their chief rivals for what is shaping up as multi-team battle for one wild-card playoff spot.

ChatWrap - Jeff Dickerson's reader Q&A on all things Bears.

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X&Os - Greg A. Bedard down the crucial moments that helped turn the Raiders, Broncos, Patriots and Lions into winners on Sunday.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky's Rapid Reaction to the Packers' 44-31 win over the Vikings ... Locker Room Buzz ... Upon Further Review ... PFF's Three Performances of Note.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Brandon [Brandon? - Den] McCarthy developing a complete offense.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling's Rapid Reaction to the Vikings' 44-31 loss to the Packers ... Locker Room Buzz ... Upon Further Review.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Lopsided losses put Frazier on thin ice; Matt Cassel and the Vikings' pecking order.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein's Rapid Reaction to the Lions' 31-30 win over the Cowboys ... Locker Room Buzz ... Upon Further Review ... PFF's Three Performances of Note.

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