Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses why Cutler didn't slide on a scramble, why the Bears didn't challenge a play that looked like a TD, and why Tillman sat out late in the game. Lunch with Larry.
Cutler has undergone a transformation under Trestman - Dan Pompei: It is the way Cutler is thinking that could be taking the player to a place he never has been. With the QB whisperer over his shoulder, Cutler is listening and, it appears, growing. [Tip of the cap to Stellarpete22]
Is Jay Cutler finally a legit franchise QB? - Ryan Wilson: Trestman has had an immediate impact on Cutler's performance. The O-line is playing extremely well, imbuing the QB with new-found confidence. Can it last?
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Inside the play - Melissa Isaacson: Tim Jennings breaks down his pick-6 against the Vikings and shows how a big play comes together.
Game grades - Jeff Dickerson's Stock Watch in the wake of Bears-Steelers.
Game review - Laurence Holmes revisits Bears-Steelers 24 hours later.
Game grades - Adam Hoge with his best and worst performances from Bears-Steelers, and highlights how the Bears' DEs sacrificed themselves to create blitzing lanes for the LBs.
Undefeated Bears don't feign perfection - Barry Rozner: Genuine sense of humility with this team, an understanding there’s a long way to go before the Bears are considered great.
Who will replace Melton on D-line? - Moon Mullin: The Bears used a blizzard of defensive fronts and there is zero reason to expect that to change now, having nothing to do with Melton.
Cutler still working on being virtuous - Moon Mullin: Patience is a virtue. Jay Cutler is still working at being virtuous, but signs suggest that he’s getting there.
No one wants to see Cutler crunched - Rick Telander: I loved the crazy spirit of Cutler’s big moment, but DBs and LBs are a dime a dozen. Good QBs are at least a few bucks more.
Joniak's Journal - Jeff Joniak: O-line creating optimism; Minter expected to join DT rotation; blitz statistics; snap count trivia.
Cutler: Trestman better than I thought - Doug Padilla: After going through training camp with a new coach and opening the season with a 3-0 record, Cutler said Monday that everything about Marc Trestman has exceeded his expectations.
Balanced Offense key to success in NFL - Steve Silverman: The talent gap is often so small in the NFL that it comes down to a chess match to see who is more effective at deploying athletes. Marc Trestman has won the chess match three weeks in a row.
Bears offense catching up to D’s greatness - John McTigue of ESPN Stats & Info with some, uh, stats & info about the Trestfense/TCO thus far.
Reader mailbag - Adam Hoge with a Bears Q&A.
[Video] ESPN Hot Button - Eric Allen: Who is most responsible for the Bears' 3-0 start?
[Audio] - Kyle Long joins Carmen & Jurko to discuss the Bears' win over the Steelers, preparing to face Ndamukong Suh and more.
Team notes - Mark Potash: Cutler has played well at Ford Field; ex-Bear of the week; scoring statistics and more team news & notes.
Team notes - Moon Mullin: Pass rush not reaching main priority in Tucker's 'D'; improved turnover ratio; roster moves.
Roster news - Michael C. Wright: The Bears signed OT Roger Gaines and DE Cheta Ozougwu to the practice squad on Tuesday, releasing QB Jerrod Johnson and OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb. Brad Biggs: Also worked out two DTs.
[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Who's a bigger loss for the Bears: Melton or Tillman?
For Bears, injuries provide first bit of adversity - Bob LeGere: Injuries have given the Bears their first taste of adversity this year, but they won't get any sympathy from this week's opponent.
Tillman critical to Bears defense - Mike Mulligan: If he can't overcome his knee and groin woes to help contain Calvin Johnson again, the defense could have trouble Sunday and beyond.
[Video] Game preview - Michael Bush: Keys to victory against the Lions. [Video] Lance Briggs' keys.
Bears doing good things - Craig Steltz joined team mascot Staley ‘Da Bear’ to lead children through a series of exercises and emphasize the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.
NFP Sunday Blitz - Len Pasquarelli: The Trent Richardson trade, Kansas City’s defense, Detroit’s struggles at Washington and more in this week’s Blitz.
Offenses contributing to high NFL sacks totals - (AP) NFL teams are on a near-record sacks pace. So what gives, other than O-lines that can’t protect passers?
Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - A peek inside some nutritional tools that help prolong an NFL career.
Know thy enemy: Packers - NFL.com game report & [Video] highlights for GB 30, CIN 34. PFF: Three Performances of Note. Rob Demovsky: Rapid Reaction ... Locker Room Buzz ... Upon Further Review.
Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Atypical showing by Rodgers on, off field as he gets into spat with coach. Aaron Rodgers' lack of success with fourth-quarter comebacks.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - NFL.com game report & [Video] highlights for MIN 27, CLE 31. PFF: Three Performances of Note. Ben Goessling: Rapid Reaction ... Locker Room Buzz .. Upon Further Review.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Another rocky performance for Christian Ponder leads to fans booing and calling for backup Matt Cassel. Tom Pelissero: Vikings support Ponder, but coach says he must 'suck it up'.
Know thy enemy: Lions - NFL.com game report & [Video] highlights for DET 27, WAS 20. PFF: Three Performances of Note. Michael Rothstein: Rapid Reaction ... Locker Room Buzz .. Upon Further Review.
Know thy enemy: Lions - (AP) Nate Burleson broke his arm in a single-car accident early Tuesday after he reached over to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat. Michael Rothstein: Losing productive veteran presence.
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- Chicago Bears Injury Update: Henry Melton out for the year with a torn ACL
- Poll Of The Day: You grade the Bears performance vs the Steelers
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