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The Bears blow out the Vikings. Life is good!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Jackson: Bears dominate up front, run away from Vikings - ProFootballTalk - The Bears overwhelmed the Vikings' offensive line Monday night, and rookie running back Jordan Howard had his biggest game as a pro. The Vikings had little answer for Howard or anything else, and the Bears rolled to a 20-10 victory. They took a 20-3 lead into their fourth quarter.

The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz: "Their best game in probably the last two years" - WGN Radio - Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman give their opening thoughts on the Bears’ 20-10 victory over the division-leading Vikings at Soldier Field.  The Bears pick up their second win to move to 2-6 on the year, and 2-0 in the NFC North.

Mayer: Bears dominate up front, beat Vikings - ChicagoBears.com - Fueled by an inspired defense and efficient offense, the Bears snapped a three-game losing streak with an impressive 20-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings Monday night at Soldier Field.

Henson: Bears haunt Vikings in Halloween night upset - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears upset the division-leading Minnesota Vikings in Week 8's Monday Night Football

Fishbain: Jay Cutler's return keys offense in Chicago Bears' upset win over Minnesota Vikings - Pro Football Weekl - Cutler, Howard, put up big numbers vs. stout Vikings 'D'

Perez: Instant analysis of the Bears upset win over Vikings in Week 8 - Bears Wire - A detailed look at the Bears' upset win over the Vikings in Week 8 on Monday Night Football. WARNING, THEY HAVE THEIR USUAL OBNOXIOUS LOUD POINTLESS STUPID AUTO-RUN VIDEO BLARING SO TURN YOUR SOUND OFF.

Bernstein: Well, I Guess We’re Going To Watch The Bears - CBS Chicago - Once the cover of the Cubs' championship chase ends, all eyes will turn to the nervous, bad Bears.

Finley: Monster mash, Stout Bears defense keys 20-10 upset of Vikings - Chicago Sun-TimesJay Cutler returned Monday night to the usual blast of national television scrutiny.

Chicago Bears not using consultant to analyze football operations - Pro Football Weekly - Report emerged Sunday of discord in Bears front office

Huffman: Vikings at Bears Recap, Final Score, Highlights, and More - FOX Sports - The Minnesota Vikings fell flat for the second-straight week, getting dogged on the road by the lowly Chicago Bears in t the return of Jay CutlerThe Philadelphia Eagles laid out the blueprint to defeat the then undefeated Minnesota Vikings, Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears followed suit and explo...

AP: Cutler, Howard lead Bears to stunning 20-10 win over Vikings - FOX Sports - Rookie Jordan Howard ran for a career-high 153 yards

Minnesota vs Chicago - Bears GameZone - CSN Chicago - Stats from the Bears rout over Minnesota.

LeGere: Cutler's return leads Bears to 20-10 upset of Vikings - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Jay Cutler was back on the field for the first time since a sprained thumb sidelined him during the Bears' Week Two loss to the Eagles, and the difference was noticeable in an upset victory over the Vikings at Soldier Field.

Revitalized Bears dominate Vikings in 20-10 upset - Bears Wire - The return of Jay Cutler sparked the Chicago Bears' offense in a big upset win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. WARNING, THEY HAVE THEIR USUAL OBNOXIOUS LOUD POINTLESS STUPID AUTO-RUN VIDEO BLARING SO TURN YOUR SOUND OFF.

Campbell: SPN's Jon Gruden talks Jay Cutler, future of Bears QB position - Chicago Tribune - ESPN analyst Jon Gruden was at Chicago Bears headquarters Saturday afternoon ahead of Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.

Campbell: Jordan Howard makes strong early case to be starting running back - Chicago Tribune - With Jeremy Langford in uniform, back from a sprained right ankle and watching from the sideline, Jordan Howard exploded for a 69-yard run.

Staff blog: Bears defeat Vikings 20-10 for second victory of the season - Chicago Tribune - The Bears (1-6) host the Vikings (5-1) on Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m., ESPN). Join us for live game updates, photos, tweets and more.

LeGere: Bears' running backs almost full strength - ChicagoBears.com - With Jeremy Langford back at practice this week and active Monday night for the first time since his sprained ankle in Game 3, the running back committee is close to full strength, especially rookie Jordan Howard, who gashed the Vikings Monday night.

Perez: Bears without both starting guards for Monday night showdown vs. Vikings - Bears WireKyle Long and Josh Sitton will miss the Bears game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8's Monday Night Football

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

POLISH SAUSAGE

Roumeliotis: Matt Hasselbeck rocks Halloween costume as former Bears LB Brian Urlacher - CSN Chicago - ESPN NFL analyst Matt Hasselbeck rocked his Halloween costume by showing up as Brian Urlacher.

Middlehurst-Schwartz: Seven trades NFL teams should make before deal deadline - USA Today - These sensible swaps could prove beneficial for several contenders. Ken's Note: This is a perfect example of a person who does not actually watch the teams play making suggestions. Jamaal Charles, if he could walk (which he can't at the moment, let alone run) is now the Chief's legit third stringer. He's not worth a 7th at this point in time.

Smith: Goodell will speak with Cam, NFL will review hits - ProFootballTalkPanthers coach Ron Rivera said today that he had talked to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the team's concerns that Cam Newton is not getting the kind of protection from the referees that other quarterbacks get. Goodell apparently took that complaint seriously.

O'Halloran: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley’s search for answers won’t include any staff changes - Jacksonville Florida Times-Union - "No." That was Jaguars coach Gus Bradley’s answer during a Friday afternoon conference call when asked if the team’s spirit-sapping 2-5 start would prompt him to make changes to his coaching staff or shake up their responsibilities.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Chicago Bears 20, Minnesota Vikings 10 - Daily Norseman - For the second week in a row, the Minnesota Vikings looked completely unprepared and uninterested in falling on the road.

Carlson: Minnesota Vikings embarrassed by Chicago Bears in week 8 - FOX Sports - The Minnesota Vikings got embarrassed on Halloween by the Chicago Bears during their week 8 game on Monday Night Football on October 31, 2016.For week 8 of the 2016 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings went on the road to Chicago to meet up with the 1-6 Bears in an NFC North showdown. The game took p...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears are a Clown Show - Windy City Gridiron - What the Chicago Bears have been doing the last 30 years isn’t working, so it’s time to do something different. Ken's Note: I hate clowns, but the clown on the left is kinda cute.

Noble: Chicago beats the best team in the NFC North 20-10 thanks to Jay Cutler and disruptive defense - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears played one hell of a football game Monday night.

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