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The Bears Den: October 14, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 7 news & Bears-Falcons notes

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Bears execute winning formula, now must repeat it - Rich Campbell: Offensive efficiency plus D-line disruption equals victory. That's how their roster is built. That's how they allocated their salary-cap space. That's their map to the postseason.

Too soon for Bears to give up on Briggs - David Haugh: The fill-in LBs did once what Lance Briggs has done consistently for 12 seasons. At this stage of his career, he brings more value than what shows up on videotape or the stat sheet.

10 thoughts on the Bears - Mark Potash: Could this be a turning point for Mel Tucker after he masterminded a defensive effort even Lovie Smith himself would have been challenged to pull off? Plus: Jordan Mills, Matt Forte, Chris Conte, and more.

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Chicago Bears 27, Atlanta Falcons 13

What we learned in win over Falcons - Larry Mayer discusses four things we learned in the Bears' stirring 27-13 win over the Falcons Sunday in the Georgia Dome.

Game review - Larry Mayer: After watching tape of Sunday’s win, Marc Trestman was impressed with the Bears’ vertical passing game, three inexperienced starting LBs, and pass rush.

[Audio] Trestman: ‘Outstanding job’ in Atlanta - Marc Trestman think Sunday was some of the best football his team had played all season in its quest to be great for 60 minutes.

Game review - Dan Durkin's impressions from Bears-Falcons: When the Chicago offense is able to control the clock, play mistake-free and be efficient in the red zone, it allows the defense to function as designed.

Game review - Greg Gabriel's positives and negatives from Sunday's win: When we were thinking about how the Bears were going to look during the season, Sunday’s game at Atlanta was what we envisioned.

Game notes - Not-Hub Arkush: Extra preparation during week key in gutsy win; Trestman lauds Cutler's part in complete offensive showing; Bushrod, Wilson en route to recovery.

Game notes - James Neveau: The Bears' third down conversions on Sunday should give the team a big surge in confidence; Kyle Fuller cements reputation even further with performance against Julio Jones; Jordan Mills' poor game masked by victory. D-line set tone for the win.

Game grades - Brad Biggs's film session: D-line, corners, LBs all grade out well for Bears who got a big day from Jay Cutler.

Stats & Info - (CBSChicago): Fast facts from Sunday's game against the Falcons.

[Video] ESPN - Kevin Seifert breaks down why Jay Cutler was able to be so successful against the Falcons in week 6.

Cutler impressed that Bears fans took over Georgia Dome - Michael C. Wright: Jay Cutler said cheers from Bears fans in the Georgia Dome were disruptive enough to force the Falcons offense to operate using a silent count.

When helmet-to-helmet contact isn't a penalty - Kevin Seifert breaks down the Ryan Mundy hit to Roddy White that was ultimately ruled as incidental contact.

[Video] - Tim Jennings was mic'd up during the Bears' victory over the Falcons Sunday.

[Audio] Lester speaks! - You sit down for 55 minutes and listen!

Photos - from the locker room ... view from the sideline ... photo journal.


Throwing deep suddenly so doable for Bears, Cutler - Patrick Finley: The benefits stretch beyond yards and catches, Marc Trestman said Monday at Halas Hall. Strategically, the Bears have to keep defenses honest.

On balance, it's all good for Bears' offense - Bob LeGere: An effective vertical passing game spiced up the Bears' attack in Sunday's victory over the Falcons and, combined with an offense that's getting major contributions from multiple players, bodes well for the future.

Injury news - Jeff Dickerson: Marc Trestman will stick with Chris Conte despite the fact the safety has finished only one game this season; Marquess Wilson eligible to begin practicing this week. Moon Mullin: Brock Vereen on the rise.

Roster news - (CBSChicago): Bears add CB Terrance Mitchell to roster, waive LB Terrell Manning; add two to PS.

Could Bushrod be back this week? - Dan Wiederer: Jermon Bushrod has missed the last two games but if all goes well, he could be back on the field Sunday against the Dolphins. [Audio] Bushrod hopeful of return, discusses solid play of Willie Young and Bears offense.

Team notes - Patrick Finley: Bears hope Jermon Bushrod will practice this week; Marquess Wilson eligible to practice; Chris Conte a starter as long as he’s healthy; roster notes.

Team notes - Bob LeGere: Trestman praises Willie Young's team-first attitude; Bears exhibit 'Poise in the noise'; roster notes.

Can't worry about Conte damaging himself - Mike Imrem: The days of worrying about the feelings and future of somebody like Chris Conte -- his middle-age and old-age future -- have expired.

Bears schedule - Moon Mullin: The NFC in general will demand the Bears continue winning if there are any designs on the playoffs.

Bears hardly buried yet in a chaotic NFL season - Rick Morrissey: Six weeks into the season, the best thing the Bears have going for them is that there are a lot of teams that look like them. They’re somewhere in the middle, not bad but not great, either.

[Video] - Linebackers coach Reggie Herring talks with Chris Boden on Bears Recap.

[Video] - Jeff Joniak sits down with safety Ryan Mundy on Bears Confidential.

Bears' win gives Charles Tillman fundraiser a boost - Luis Gomez: Tillman and teammates Jared Allen, Kyle Fuller, Tim Jennings, D.J. Williams, Shea McClellin and Ryan Mundy seemed to be in a good mood as they served guests appetizers during the benefit’s cocktail hour. [Video]


[Audio] - Ditka discusses the Cowboys' improved D-line, the Bears' talented offense, and the Eagles' win over the Giants.

Polish sausage

...because you can't have Bearsss and Ditka without some Polish sausage.


This was my favourite in-game chill-out song to listen to while performing acts of carnage cruising the streets of Liberty City in a law-abiding manner.  I hadn't realised Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Madsen voiced parts in the game.