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The Bears Den: September 16, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 3 news and notes

"Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Jay Cutler is a dick to pursuing linebackers.

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Losing Tillman a severe blow to ‘D’ - Is-Hub Arkush: Bears can only hope that Peanut coaching up Kyle Fuller and who[m - Den]ever is brought in to take his place will be enough to keep the secondary competitive.

Bears must shuffle deck in secondary - Dan Durkin: The severity of McManis' and Conte’s injuries have yet to be announced, but Tillman’s injury alone will have a cascading effect throughout the secondary.

How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies - Dan Wiederer: "Then crown 'em!" From McMahon to Brown to Hester: The Bears' most memorable comebacks.

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Charles Tillman placed on season-ending IR

Tillman put on IR with torn triceps - Larry Mayer: Charles Tillman will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve with a torn right triceps he sustained in Sunday night’s win over the 49ers.

Tillman out for season with torn triceps - Rich Campbell, Brad Biggs: Bears will need a third corner to make an impact, considering they’ve played approximately 60 percent of defensive snaps this season with at least three.

Is end near for Charles Tillman in Chicago? - Michael C. Wright: The Bears can't afford to pay starter's money to three corners, and it’s unlikely they bring him back at a salary he wouldn’t find to be a slap in the face. ESPN: Tillman's season over.

Tillman's Peanut Punch for the ages - Jon Greenberg: As injured veteran Charles Tillman faces an uncertain future, his Peanut Punch always will be remembered as a key component of the Bears' defense.

Tillman vows: ‘This isn’t the end of the road for me’ - Adam L. Jahns: The best corner in franchise history is as proud and as competitive as players come. But, for a player at his age and with his injury history, the end is not too far away.

Photos - with a gallery of Charles Tillman's 12-year career.

Chicago Bears 28, San Francisco 49ers 20

Game review - Larry Mayer identifies four things we learned in the Bears' rousing 28-20 comeback win over the 49ers Sunday night in Levi's Stadium.

Game review - Dan Durkin. Phil Emery deserves some credit for Sunday night’s game. At one point down the stretch, the Bears had eight new defensive players on the field, four of who[m - Den] were rookies.

Game grades - Greg Gabriel's positives and negatives from the win over the 49ers.

Game grades - Brad Biggs' film session: Jay Cutler takes what is there in second half of Bears' rally; LBs most improved group from Week 1

Game notes - (CBS) Stats & info from Sunday's win.  Michael C. Wright: Run-pass ratio remains lopsided.

Game notes - Patrick Finley: Vereen stepped up when Bears were in a tight spot; Willie Young ties season career best total in sacks; roster notes.

Banged up Marshall, Jeffery shine - Mini-Larry: The status of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery was unknown before the game, but each showed up big in the Bears' 28-20 victory over the 49ers.

49ers 'smart' but Bears WRs too physical - Michael C. Wright: 49ers DBs sat on every route, knowing the Bears' starting wideouts weren't at full speed, but the Bears found a way to overcome.

Cutler's work pays off with big Bears comeback - Bob LeGere: Jay Cutler played one of his best games as a Bear, but his performance in the week leading up to the game was just as impressive.

[Audio] - Marc Trestman credited his team’s poise on the road for its dramatic comeback victory, an effort he thought was spearheaded by Jay Cutler.

[Video] ESPN - Jeff Dickerson and Jon Greenberg break down the Bears' 28-20 win over the 49ers.

[Video] - Adam Hoge’s recap of the stunning week 2 comeback in San Francisco.

Bears are only as good as the next game - Barry Rozner: If they lose Monday night in New Jersey, the Bears are right back where they were after the Buffalo game, under water at 1-2 with the Packers looming.

They said it: Bears-49ers - Read what national publications had to say about the Bears win over the 49ers in San Francisco. [Den > linkdump]

Photos - with a look inside the locker room ... from the sideline ... photo journal.


10 thoughts on the Bears - Mark Potash: Jay Cutler passes test as leader, McClellin making progress, Lance Briggs' BBQ Smokehouse, and more.

10 thoughts after Bears' upset of 49ers - Brad Biggs: Strong showing by defense; key performances by players; officiating; Bears keep Zach Miller around, helping with film breakdown while on IR; about eleventy-hundred more things Bearsss.

Bears’ first two games are polar opposites: Which paints the truer picture? - Rick Morrissey: Defense bad in Week 1, good in Week 2. Jay bad at the wrong time in Week 1, good almost all of the time in Week 2. So, who the heck are these guys?

Marshall happy to ease Bears fans' panic - Brandon Marshall joined Waddle & Silvy and said he believes a comeback road win like Sunday's will help them later on in the season. Charlie Roumetiolis: Physically, 80 percent not ready to play.

[Audio] - Brandon Marshall breaks down the win over the 49ers, discusses his postgame wardrobe choice, reacts to the loss of Charles Tillman and more.

Fuller's emergence eases sting of Tillman injury - Dan Wiederer: In a blink, two takeaways led to two crucial Bears TDs with both plays requiring a combination of poise and aggressiveness. From a rookie.

Roster news - Michael C. Wright: Bears sign fullback Tony Fiammetta to the 53-man roster, add rookie QB David Fales to the practice squad.

Team notes - Bob LeGere: Tillman out for season, but not giving up; Bears found out they could depend on Kyle Fuller; next man up at corner; Marshall's productivity since joining Bears among the best in the league.

Restaurant review - Rick Morrissey: Excursion to Lance Briggs’ BBQ joint leaves overstuffed feeling.


[Audio] - Ditka on the Bears' comeback win against the 49ers, and the latest off-the-field issues in the NFL.

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