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The Bears Den: November 07, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 10 news & Bears-Packers previews

Martellus Bennett (rib) was limited in practice on Thursday, but is expected to play.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses who will start at linebacker for the Bears Sunday night in Green Bay, how the offense compares statistically to last season. and if Robbie Gould matched a career low with one point against the Patriots.

What went wrong for Bears in the first half and can it be fixed? - Is-Hub Arkush: What was stunning to so many as the Bears headed into their bye week was the way they’d arrived at 3–5.

‘No chance’ to turn the Bears’ season around? - Adam Hoge: Marc Trestman knows better; his underwhelming offense with the 2002 Raiders came out of their bye week with an unlikely win over the Broncos and turned their entire season around, going 7-1 the rest of the way.

Morgan sees a lot of similarities between Bears, 2012 Washington team - Mark Potash: Josh Morgan was a starter on the 2012 Washington team that went from 3-6 to the playoffs — the first NFL team in 16 years to pull off that recovery and only the fourth since the advent of the 16-game schedule in 1978.

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Previewing Bears-Packers

[Video] - Trailer for the Bears match-up with the Packers in Green Bay.

[Video] - Jeff Joniak previews his four Keys to the Game for this Sunday's match-up with the Green Bay Packers.

Game preview - Not-Hub Fishbain takes a look at how the teams match up.

Cutler determined to lead turnaround - Larry Mayer: As the Bears try to salvage their season following a disappointing 3-5 start, Jay Cutler is hoisting "quite a bit" of the responsibility on his own shoulders.

Cutler looking to shake futility against Packers - Michael C. Wright: Jay Cutler is searching for answers as Bears try to save their season.  Rich Campbell: Agrees with Phil Emery's assessment that he must break bad habits lingering from college.

Fair or not, burden falls squarely on Cutler - Jon Greenberg: With a defense this bad, it's unfair to lump all the blame on Jay Cutler's shoulders for what's looking like a lost season. But he who carries the QB's contract also lugs the biggest load. For the Bears to turn this season around, they'll need Cutler to lead the way in Green Bay.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Are Bears struggles against Packers on Cutler? [KAPCON: 5]

Cutler, once-vaunted ‘O’ must have a better second half - Patrick Finley: With the worst run defense in the NFL awaiting them in Green Bay on Sunday night, the Bears’ wing-and-a-prayer hopes will involve less of Jay Cutler’s wing.

Game preview - Not-Hub Fishbain: Bears have blueprint for upset with heavy use of Matt Forte.

[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright discusses how the Bears need a solid running attack led by Matt Forte Sunday night against the Packers, as well as how a loss severely jeopardizes their chances of making the playoffs.

[Video] - Adam Jahns on what can cure the Bears' woes Sunday in Green Bay.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin with three keys to a Bears' victory over the Packers.

[Video] - Not-Hub Arkush, Not-Hub Fishbain: Bears look to get their season back on track after an unsuccessful first half.

[Video] ESPN - Herm Edwards is given a shot of caffeine and shares his thoughts on the biggest reason for the Bears' struggles.

Marshall: 'We can't look in the past' - Brandon Marshall offered his perspective on the Bears' mindset and the upcoming game at Green Bay.

Bears decide to keep Mills at RT - Brad Biggs: Hampered from time to time by lingering pain in his right foot, shifting Jordan Mills to a new position would have made it difficult to jump-start his season.

Team notes - Larry Mayer: New role, same mentality for Willie Young; Bears to use sixth different O-line combination in nine games on Sunday; Marc Trestman on offense's slow starts; injury updates.

Team notes - Adam L. Jahns: Shea McClellin may get chance to put the heat on Rodgers; Jordan Mills anticipates starting at his familiar RT position; injury updates.

Team notes - Dan Durkin: Indications are that Bears plan a ground-heavy attack; clarity on O-line coming Friday; injury updates.

Injury news - Michael C. Wright: The Bears added Martellus Bennett to their short list of injuries heading into Sunday's game at Green Bay.

[Video] - John Mullin joins Chris Boden and Dan Jiggets on Bears Huddle, talk All Blacks at Soldier Field and Bears-Packers.

Know thy enemy - Larry Mayer: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense take great joy in scoring fast, a trend the Bears will look to stop when the teams meet on Sunday night.

Jared Allen's tips for stopping Rodgers - Michael C. Wright: Veteran DE describes the success he's experienced against Aaron Rodgers a "continual grind," and said the defense has to be committed to that type of approach to prevent the QB from catching fire.

Know thy enemy - Dan Wiederer with everything you need to know about Packers' weak run D, Aaron Rodgers' continued brilliance.

X&Os - Dan Durkin on why the Bears must focus on Jordy Nelson.

[Audio] - Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren talks with 'Carmen & Jurko' about the Packers-Bears rivalry and the second half of the season.

Photos - Photos from practice this week at Halas Hall as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Photos - Daily Herald: Bears-Packers through the years.


Matt Forte on Bears' woes: talk is cheap - Jeff Dickerson: Seven-year veteran, expected to be the focal point of the offense over the final eight games, says team needs to do its talking on field.  Dan Wiederer: Rousing Hollywood pep talk overrated.

Briggs knows how game is played - Michael C. Wright: When Lance Briggs says he understands "this is probably my last year as a Bear," he's not saying it to garner sympathy.  [Video] Probably Briggs' final season with Chicago, due to sSalary-cap situation and current defensive scheme.

Four Downs - Jeff Dickerson and probable cannibalistic serial killer Jon Greenberg weigh in on four questions to do with the Bears. Is Marc Trestman on the hot seat?

[Video] - Dave Wannstedt: What does Marc Trestman need to tell his team?

Stats & Info - Mini-Larry with a look at some key numbers for the Bears through nine weeks of the season.

No one thing accounting for Bears' 3-5 record - Moon Mullin: There is no big reason why they are 3-5. Lots of little ones, and whether that is better, or worse, is a matter of opinion.

Five questions with Joe DeCamillis - Michael C. Wright: In addition to discussing his group's youth movement, Bears special-teams coordinator discussed the self-evaluation process they underwent during the bye week.

[Video] - Ka'Deem Carey answers three off-the-field questions in '3 and Out'

Bears mailbag - Readers ask; Brad Biggs answers.

[Video] - Dan Jiggetts answers fans' tweets on Bears Huddle on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago.

Briggs’ admission unfortunate, revealing - Dan Bernstein: Lance Briggs’ brutal honesty shows he has no fear of repercussions from his coaches, and so little respect for them that he can tell the world he doesn’t care what they say. Steve Rosenbloom: Briggs gives Trestman a chance to show who's bossTim Baffoe: Briggs betrays Bears.

Martellus Bennett is NFL's renaissance man - David Fleming: How Martellus Bennett, the Bears' artist/writer/fashionista/musician/tight end, spent Halloween in Austin, Texas, during the team's bye week.

[Video] - Staley, troops visit the Sunday Night Football bus.

Photos - See the story of the "Walter Payton game" - a Bears 14-13 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field on November 7, 1999.

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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: What's next for Adrian Peterson? Five questions and answers about AP's status and his future in the league.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Lions could use more two-back sets the rest of the season; will be specifically interesting with Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick, who have comparable traits.

Whoops - John Breech: "Someone" "hacked" the Instagram account of Falcons rookie Ra'Shede Hageman to ask for weed last week.