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The Bears Den: October 01, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 5 news & notes's Marc Sessler: As the first player in 20 years to notch three picks and two forced fumbles in his first three NFL games, Kyle Fuller already hints at Peanut's ballhawking skills.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears didn't employ more blitzes against the Packers, if Sunday's game was the first in Bears history without a punt, and the last time they opened a season 2-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.

What did we learn about the Bears in Week 4? - Rich Campbell: D-line still a work in progress; offensive miscommunications pricey; Brandon Marshall lacking public accountability to QB and coach.

Stats & Info - Dan Wiederer with a recap of the Bears' September in numbers.

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[Video] ESPN - Jeff Dickerson previews the week ahead for the Bears, as they prepare for their trip to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Know thy enemy - Chris Boden: Coming off two straight losses, the Carolina Panthers return home desperate to beat the Bears on Sunday.

Game preview - Steve Silverman looks at how the teams stack up.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - How important will Matt Forte be against the Panthers, and is Cam Newton healthy? [KAPCON: 5]

'85 Bears connection helped Panthers land Kuechly - Brad Biggs: How one '85 Bears linebacker interested Panthers coach Ron Rivera in Luke Kuechly.

Chicago Bears 17, Green Bay Packers 38

Game review - Laurence Holmes takes a look back at the game.

Game review - Michael C. Wright's weekly look at what the Bears must fix: Pash rush, pass rush, and pass rush.

Game grades - Is-Hub Arkush: Bears' defense disappears, and the officials were just as bad.

Game grades - Jeff Dickerson with a look at which Bears' stock is rising, and whose is falling.

X&Os -'s All-22 slideshow from Sunday's game.

[Video] X&Os - Lance Briggs breaks down the good and bad on the VideoBoard.


Roster news - Rich Campbell: Bears promote Chris Williams from the practice squad, making their second kickoff return change in 2 weeks.

Jared Allen back to work on Monday - Larry Mayer: After spending most of last week at home and missing Sunday’s game against the Packers with an illness, Jared Allen was back at Halas Hall Monday.

Bennett just getting started - Bob LeGere: Martellus Bennett's career-best, 9-catch, 134-yard performance against the Packers on Sunday may be just a sampling of what's to come in the future.

Bears' red-zone failures surprising, costly - Mike Mulligan: With Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett, is it possible the Bears have too many red-zone targets?

[Video] - Tom Thayer takes a closer look at why putting Alshon Jeffery in motion has had a big impact on the Bears' offense.

There's a Sosa-like feel to Cutler apologists - Steve Rosenbloom: The Cubs fed the Sosa monster, then protected him. Protect, protect, protect. Then, boom. Busted. No rings and no survivors. How will Cutler’s Bears career end?

Sutton quickly earning NFL stripes - Not-Hub Arkush: D-line coach Paul Pasqualoni says Will Sutton’s coachability and overall football intelligence has helped put the rookie in position to be called on late in games.

Team notes - Larry Mayer: Martellus Bennett excelling early in season; Ka’Deem Carey to continue to get opportunities spelling Matt Forte; Chris Williams returns to 53-man roster in place of Rashad Ross.

Joniak’s Journal - Jeff Joniak on DJ Williams' Dyme Lyfe movement, the Bears' impressive pass protection, whether home W-L record predicts the postseason, and comparing the Bears' and Panthers' red zone offenses.

Marshall apologizes for postgame snub - Dan Wiederer: Brandon Marshall's best conversations with the media often come when there's something for him to gain.

Lunch With Larry - Larry Mayer's fan Q&A session: Where would Larry rank the performance against the Packers on a scale of Martz to Ditka?

Who will win Offensive, Defensive Rookie of the Year? - Marc Sessler: As the first player in 20 years to notch three picks and two forced fumbles in his first three NFL games, Kyle Fuller already hints at Peanut's ballhawking skills.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Has Marc Trestman done a good job in Chicago? [KAPCON: 4]

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Predicting the Bears' record the rest of the way. [KAPCON: 5]

[Video] - Wide receivers coach Mike Groh joins Chris Boden on CSN Bears Recap.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams catches up with his former teammate Olin Kreutz. Kreutz looks back on his career and explains why the crane stance from "The Karate Kid" is a great form of defense on offense.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Dick Butkus talks about the historic 1965 NFL Draft and why he was surprised the Bears selected him.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Mike Singletary and Diane Long, wife of Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long and mother of Kyle Long, took part in a safety clinic and offered advice to football mothers.

Jermon Bushrod to be showcased on new CSN series "Bears Life" - The inaugural episode of Bears Life, featuring two-time Pro Bowler Jermon Bushrod, will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 7 at approximately 9:00 p.m. on CSN.

Photos - Ron Rivera is one of many former Bears players who have become head coaches around the NFL; here are the top 10 ranked in order of their win percentage.


Ditka- Da Coach's thoughts on Cutler's performance, Marc Trestman, and TD celebrations.

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Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - In today’s time of the internet where the gaggle of lemming journalists don’t go to practices, don’t watch the game film, and don’t actually talk to NFL players, coaches and team execs, you can safely ignore 95% of all sensational headlines.

NFL coaches should be able to challenge any call - Ross Tucker: In light of reports suggesting that the NFL will likely implement the ability to challenge personal fouls in 2015, we say that is good but not good enough. It's got to be everything.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Jeff Fedotin: Why do the Packers own the Bears? Better QB play has given Green Bay the edge. Rob DemovskyPackers need to improve run defense, with game vs run-heavy Vikings looming ... Greg Jennings' latest comments might not sit well with Packers fans.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling's weekly look at what the Vikings must fix: Mike Zimmer describes his team's third-down defense as "terrible."

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein's weekly look at what the Lions must fix: Matthew Stafford needs better protection from his O-line.