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The Bears Den: November 06, 2013 - Week 10 news and notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses who the Bears will start at QB versus the Lions, the three-way tie atop the NFC North and the Bears' record when Jay Cutler is sidelined with an injury.

Payoff on fourth-down call may be Trestman's buy-in moment - David Haugh: Gutsy call to sustain an 18-play, 9-minute drive could be what Trestman reflects on later as the time the locker room truly bought in.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts - Ten thoughts after the Bears defeated the Packers 27-20 Monday night in a battle of backup QBs at Lambeau Field.

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[Video] - Highlights from the Bears 27-20 win over the Packers in Green Bay on Monday night.

Bears focused on 'long road ahead' - Rich Campbell: Josh McCown kept the Bears' offense in high gear while filling in for Jay Cutler in a 27-20 upset victory over the Packers Monday night.

Game report - James Neveau: The Bears weren't given much of a chance to win on Monday night, but after Aaron Rodgers left with an injury, they ended up pulling out a 27-20 win over the Packers.

Trestman's gutsy call puts Bears back in business - Barry Rozner: One call by Marc Trestman and one play by Shea McClellin saved the Bears’ season and might just be the turning point on the way to the playoffs.

Forte a big reason Bears sealed deal at Lambeau - Patrick Finley: He’s played in playoff games and a Pro Bowl, but he had never won at Lambeau Field until Monday night, in his sixth season.

Game review - Michael C. Wright with a review of four hot issues from the Bears' 27-20 win.

Game review - Jeff Dickerson: Five things we learned about Bears-Packers.

Game review - (AP) Five things we learned from MNF’s roller-coaster of a game.

[Video] Jeff Dickerson & Michael C. Wright - Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright recap the Bears' 27-20 win over the Packers.

[Video] Beating press coverage - Tom Thayer breaks down the Bears' WRs' ability to beat the Packers off the line of scrimmage when being pressed and how they were able to use that to create big plays.

Team notes - Dan Wiederer: Defense welcomes arrival of newly signed Jay Ratliff; Martellus Bennett's critical reception on clock-eating drive; more notes.

Bears players react via Twitter - Bears players took to Twitter with their personal thoughts and reactions following Monday Night's victory over the Packers in Green Bay.

Bears close to going past Packers - Moon Mullin: The No.1 takeaway from Monday is that the inescapable conclusion is that the Bears are gaining on the Packers. Fast.

Game grades - Jeff Dickerson's report card for Bears-Packers.

Game grades - Brad Biggs hands 'em out and doesn't cushion the blow when it comes to safeties, LBs and special teams.

Game grades - PFF's three performances of note. Matt Forte gets the game ball.

Moon Mullin's game grades for coaching and by position group: QB - RB - WR/TE - OL - DL - LB - DB - STs.

Photos from - From the sideline ... in the locker room (there's one of Garza playing catch with a medicine ball off a wall)... photo journal ... Bears in college (includes Steltz; Dane rejoices!).


McCutler a melodic QB combo - Mike Imrem: Should the Bears ride the Josh McCown wave until the offense splashes?

What McCown's performance means for Cutler's future - James Neveau: Did Josh McCown's performance against the Packers on Monday night give the Bears more leverage in contract negotiations with Jay Cutler?

[Audio] Jay Cutler Show - Jay Cutler discusses his status for Sunday's game against the Lions, the treatment for his groin injury, the Bears' win over the Packers and more.

Cutler isn't certain to return this week - Michael C. Wright: QB has been aggressively attacking the rehab but acknowledges that the final decision won't be in his hands.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Will Cutler play vs. Detroit? [KAPCON: 5]

Bears should play it safe with Cutler - Michael Wilbon: Health at the QB position is everything in the NFL these days. McCown proved a capable fill-in, so why take a risk against Suh, Lions?


Bears' defense leaps ahead against Pack - Bob LeGere: The nonexistent pass rush provided by an injury-depleted D-line changed dramatically Monday night in Green Bay.

D-line finally delivers solid game, but still has work to do - Adam L. Jahns: Bears can only hope what happened against the Packers - five sacks by the D-line - is the end of whatever’s been ailing their maligned defensive front.

Peppers still has plenty left in the tank - Scott Flannigan: There will come a day when the game has passed Julius Peppers by, but he's proven his time hasn't run out quite yet.

McClellin, Peppers step up in big way in Bears win - James Neveau: Going into the Monday night date with the Packers, much of the talk surrounded the two DEs, and they delivered in a big way.


Lunch with Larry - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer hosts his weekly live Q&A.

Team notes - Bob LeGere: Cutler downplays reports he'll play Sunday; multiple milestones for Forte in Lambeau; Joe Anderson put on IR, Zach Minter waived; more team notes.

Aaron Rodgers' effect on Bears - Michael C. Wright: Rodgers' injury has potentially altered the landscape of the NFC North and perhaps the entire conference.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Win over Packers sets up important tilt with Lions. [KAPCON: 5]

[Video] PostGame Live - Preview of Bears-Lions. Jiggs: "Really, Detroit deserves a beatin'."

NFC North tied up at top at midpoint of season - Dave Campbell: The balance of power in this division just shifted. The question is by how much. Detroit Lions, division champions is far from a far-fetched scenario.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams attempts to get Bears players' autographs, trying to stop Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and more.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams takes Nate Collins for a ride in his Ford Fiesta. Collins talks about starting his Young Whales clothing line; Tillman, Jennings and Jeffery join in on the fun.

Bears doing good things - [Video] Charles Tillman recently hosted his 4th Annual Celebrity Waiter Night with Briggs, Jennings, Wright and other Bears serving food and laughs for charity.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky's Rapid Reaction to Bears-Packers ... Upon Further Review ... Wallace will need Flynn-like improvement ... A manageable three weeks without Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers’ mustache: Creepy or not? - [I never found him or his brother Luigi even remotely scary. - Den]

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling's Rapid Reaction to the Vikings' 27-23 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday ... Locker Room Buzz ... Upon Further Review ... PFF's three performances of note.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: While Rodgers may return in time for his game against Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, both of Detroit’s main competitors in the NFC North will have lost their starting QBs for a period of time.

Whut? - A man (Bears fan) was arrested Monday night after he used a stun gun on his wife (Packers fan) after winning a bet on Bears-Packers.

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