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The Bear's Den: October 14, 2016

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This week it's all about the match ups, Alshon Jeffery vs Prince Amukamara, Malik Jackson vs Kyle Long, Cameron Meredith vs Davon House & more...

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It's On Us to end sexual assault - SBNation.com - "It's On Us" is a campaign to fundamentally shift the way we think and act about sexual assault on college campuses. What does this have to do with sports? Nothing directly. But it's a message that we, as a company, strongly believe in and we are proud to be a partner of the campaign for the second year in a row.

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Fishbain: Who has the edge? Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Pro Football WeeklyJaguars bring a challenge to the Bears' defense.

Intentional Grounding, Episode 56: Week 6 Bears, NFL Preview - WGN Radio - Jay Cutler threw a pass in a practice! Does it mean anything? Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns discuss the QB situation, preview Sunday’s game against the Jaguars and make their NFL and college picks for the weekend.

Mayer: Improved run game provides balance - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears struggled to sustain drives and possess the ball early in the season. But an improved running game has solved those two problems in recent weeks by providing balance on offense.

Cox: Kyle Long versus Malik Jackson will be marquee battle in Bears vs. Jaguars - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears right guard Kyle Long will have a grueling battle against Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Mailk Jackson.

Kwiecinski: Bears OC Dowell Loggains confident in Hoyer, wants a cleaner offense - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator expressed his confidence in QB Brian Hoyer when he met with the media today

Finley: What does Cam Meredith's breakout mean for Bears WRs? | Chicago Sun-Times - In this week’s edition of ‘Take 2,’ Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times and Kevin Fishbain of Pro Football Weekly talk Cam Meredith

By the Numbers: Jaguars at Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Numbers can help tell a story in a football game. Here's a look at 10 important or interesting statistics that could play a role in Sunday's game between the Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cox: Jaguars wide receiver duo presents tough challenge for banged-up Bears cornerbacks - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' secondary will have their hands full with the Jacksonville Jaguars' wide receiver duo of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.

Emma: Bears’ Flawed Offense Is Loggains’ To Fix - CBS Chicago - The Bears are racking up yards, but cannot finish drives with points.

Mullin: Alshon Jeffery on Martellus Bennett, 'Why didn’t he say that when he was here?' | CSN Chicago - If Martellus Bennett had a problem with teammates while he was a member of the Bears, he should have said so at the time.

Cowherd: Jay Cutler, 2016 his last year in Chicago? - 'The Herd' - FOX Sports - Colin Cowherd on Jay Cutler's future in Chicago. Is he done with the Bears after the 2016-2017 season?

Bodepudi: Bright Future for Cameron Meredith - FOX Sports - Though the Chicago Bears let their week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts slip away, they may have uncovered a gem in second-year WR Cameron Meredith.Like RB Jordan Howard, we may be witnessing the emergence of another homegrown, long-term offensive weapon for the Chicago Bears.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears S Chris Prosinski with bigger role as his former team comes to town - Pro Football WeeklyProsinski, who entered the NFL with the Jaguars, played 57 snaps for Bears last week on 'D'

Mayer: Players reflect on epic comeback win - ChicagoBears.com - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most remarkable comeback wins in Bears history, four players who were part of the 24-23 victory over the Cardinals reflect on the memorable game.

Jahns: Injuries aside, it's time for the real Leonard Floyd to stand up - Chicago Sun-Times - With Kevin White out, the outside scrutiny of Leonard Floyd will increase.

Potash: Execution, discipline and coaching key to igniting offense - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears offense is on a roll, kind of. But they’re putting a hold on the parade.

Emma: Bears’ Deon Bush Has Plenty To Prove - CBS Chicago - A Bears' fourth-round pick, Bush hasn't been made active for a regular-season game.

Mullen: Bears' kicking woes at critical stage for team living on the edge - CSN Chicago - Significant missed kicks in each of the Bears' last two games have brought the kicking of Connor Barth under a harsh spotlight glare.

LeGere: Chicago Bears look to convert yards into TDs - Daily HeraldBrian Hoyer's three consecutive 300-yard passing games without an interception are impressive, but the Chicago Bears' quarterback isn't patting himself on the back because all those yards haven't translated to points or victories.

Mayer: Bears raising breast cancer awareness - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears and Bears Care will officially recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sunday when the Bears host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field.

Cox: Jay Cutler remains out of Thursday’s practice - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler once again did not practice this week, and all signs point to Brian Hoyer getting his fourth start.

PODCAST: Why Bears' rookie defenders must find a way to play - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears' main challenge as their season trends downward

Jahns: Jordan Howard has become Bears' No. 1 back - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears running back Jordan Howard should have kept running. But he didn’t. Colts safety Mike Adams approached, and Howard tried to fight him off with a stiff arm and failed. "I definitely feel like I still should have just kept running," Howard said. "I felt like I had an angle on him and he got behind me."

Finley: Bears WR Kevin White has successful left leg surgery - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears receiver Kevin White is "recovering nicely," coach John Fox said Thursday, after having surgery Tuesday

All Access Podcast: Amos talks Jaguars - ChicagoBears.com - Hosts Chris Boden and Tom Thayer chat with defensive back Adrian Amos on the Bears All Access Podcast.

Weaver: Behind Enemy Lines, five questions on the Jaguars - Cover32 - This week the Chicago Bears host the Jacksonville Jaguars in a matchup that is sure to turn around the NFL's ratings problems right away.

Fishbain: O-line hopes to continue keeping Brian Hoyer clean vs. solid Jaguars front - Pro Football Weekly - Bears have allowed only three sacks on Hoyer

Campbell & Wiederer: Bear Download podcast - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Wiederer: 'The Bears are who we thought they were!' An oral history of a magical Monday night - Chicago Tribune - The Bears rallied from a late 23-3 deficit to stun the Cardinals on "Monday Night Football" in 2006, triggering an unforgettable rant by Arizona coach Dennis Green.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bedard: Sorry, Adam Gase, even you can't fix Ryan Tannehill - FOX Sports - Adam Gase has a nearly impossible task in trying to fix his starting QB.

Lynch: Broncos Chargers predictions, Denver should win by two touchdowns over San Diego - Mile High Report
MHR's consensus score pick is 28-14. I’ll take that. Here is how we each broke it down individually. Ken's Note: Oh, ummm... did this game already happen? Oppsy, my bad.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Kaye: Jack wants to 'freak out' the Otto position, make it 'extraordinary' for the Jaguars - WTLV Firstcoastnews.com - A lot has been thrown at Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack during his rookie year.

Crow: Jaguars will need to limit turnovers going forward - Big Cat Country - If the Jaguars want to win games going forward, not turning the ball over is something they'll need to continue doing.

Fowler: Jacksonville Jaguars are Familiar with Bears Quarterback Brain Hoyer - FOX Sports - This Weekend Gus Bradley and company will face the Chicago Bears backup quarterback this weekend. Most backup quarterbacks are viewed as serviceable for a few games and getting a win is seen as a victory. However the Bears backup has proven himself more than capable as Brian Hoyer takes over for Jay ...

Day: Patrick Omameh is a better option at left guard than you think - Big Cat Country - The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without Luke Joeckel ever since the former first-round pick injured just about everything you could in your knee. In his place is little-known journeyman lineman...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes: Five Questions With Big Cat Country - Windy City Gridiron - We sit down with Ryan Day to discuss the state of the Jaguars, Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, and the talented young defensive pieces ahead of this Sunday’s tilt.

Householder: Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2016: Week 5 vs Indianapolis Colts - Windy City Gridiron - There are no sacks allowed this week by the Bears, so I spotlight the defensive side of the ball and take a look at one of their sacks.

Noble: Bears vs Jaguars, TV time, live stream, radio broadcast, how to watch, game info, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Here is everything you need to know about the Bears vs Jaguars game!

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears’ memorable rookie debuts - Windy City Gridiron - With rookie Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs netting 4 goals in his rookie debut, I started to wonder if any Chicago Bears had outstanding initial rookie outings...

Wiltfong: Brian Hoyer is Josh McCown - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest edition of T Formation Conversation, Lester looks at the parallels between McCown's 2013 stint and the current run Brian Hoyer is on with the Chicago Bears. He also gives his take on what they should do when Jay Cutler returns.

Householder: Bears vs. Jaguars, Week 6 Game Preview - Windy City Gridiron - After dropping a very winnable game on the road to the Indianapolis Colts, the Bears come home to host another AFC South team in the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars last played the Colts as well,...

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