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Join us as the Bears get prepared to play the hated Lions, Jay Cutler returns to practice (sort of), and much more!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: All downhill for Kyle Fuller since early in his rookie season - Chicago Tribune - Now Kyle Fuller's future with the Bears seems cloudy after he was placed on injured reserve. He can't play until Week 12 against the Titans at the earliest.

Mulligan: Don't expect John Fox to follow trend of changing coordinators midseason - Chicago Tribune - Nobody is saying John Fox is in trouble. But the Bears' 0-3 start certainly is an indication that the so-called Fox Bump in Year 2 is something of a pipe dream.

Fishbain: Jay Cutler limited in practice, Vic Fangio discusses defensive improvements - Pro Football Weekly - John Fox missed practice with an illness and several players were limited

Mayer: Bears begin prepping to host Lions - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after losing to the Cowboys 31-17 in Dallas, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Detroit Lions.

Emma: Bears Still Searching For Backfield Solutions - CBS Chicago - Just three games into the season, the Bears are hoping Jordan Howard can carry them to success.

Perez: Poll says Jay Cutler has to go - Bears Wire - According to an ESPN Poll, the time is now for the Bears to part ways with Jay Cutler

Podcast: Bears vs. Lions preview with Justin Rogers - Pro Football Weekly - We carry on with this 0-3 Bears team in this week's podcast, quickly recapping what went wrong in Dallas before turning the page to the Lions and discussing the exciting battle for third place in the NFC North with Lions beat writer Justin Rogers

Mullen: Bears have run hurry-up offense, Brian Hoyer style - CSN Chicago - A veteran of 27 NFL starts, Brian Hoyer doesn’t do things the way Jay Cutler does them. He runs a sort-of hurry-up offense compared to Cutler.

Mayer: Which injured defender is missed most? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which injured defensive player the Bears miss most, why the Bears didn't challenge a penalty that nullified their onside kick recover against the Cowboys and how the Bears have finished after opening 0-3.

Weaver: Bears Down, Major injuries piling up for Chicago - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears have been hit by injuries harder than any other team in the NFL so far this year and it's getting worse every single day.

Mayer: Fangio looking for defense to improve - ChicagoBears.com - Injuries have forced the Bears to rely on several young players on defense, but coordinator Vic Fangio still expects the unit to perform better than it did last Sunday night in Dallas.

Finley: As Bears add vet RB insurance, Jordan Howard ready for challenge - Chicago Sun-Times - Rookie Jordan Howard took the practice field Wednesday as the dean of Bears running backs.

Mullin: Lions coach offers turnaround formula for reeling Bears - CSN Chicago - Lions coach Jim Caldwell offered up the formula for his team's turnaround in 2015, lessons the Bears can take off to a bad start this season.

Video: Bell on signing with Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Running back Joique Bell speaks with the media after Wednesday's practice at Halas Hall.

Finley: Bears QB Jay Cutler returns to practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler returned to practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited fashion.

Wiedman: Eerie Similarities Abound in Chicago Bears Rebuild - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears were not supposed to be 0-3 in year two of a rebuilding season. However, a 15-year gap in time may give fans a ray of hope.

Bears Huddle: Bears look to avoid 0-4 start vs. Lions - CSN Chicago - CSN's Chris Boden and Dan Jiggetts talk about the Bears preparing for this weekend's game against the Lions.

Mullen: Three starting points for the Bears to salvage their 2016 season - CSN Chicago - The Bears haven't looked good this season, and the playoffs seem a longshot. But if they're going to salvage 2016, here's where to start.

Campbell & Wiederer: Do the Bears have solutions for widespread problems on offense? - Chicago Tribune - What's wrong with the Bears offense? What can be fixed? What needs to change to make this team competitive and this season palatable for a frustrated fan base?

Video: Bears Confidential, Alshon Jeffery's leadership - ChicagoBears.com - Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery sits down with voice of the Bears Jeff Joniak to discuss being named a captain and the legacy he hopes to create in Chicago.

Thompson: Sick day for John Fox cues up string of coach-speak jokes - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach John Fox's stomach virus triggered an unexpected side effect: a rash of jokes about Fox's 0-3 Bears, some in typical Fox coach-speak.

WIederer: Is a remarkable Bears turnaround truly out of the question? - Chicago Tribune - After a winless September, the Bears find themselves with a daunting task, needing to find meaning and motivation in the final three months of a lost season.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Alshon Jeffery's future, scouting system, QB options and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions every week.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Finley: Brandon Marshall "I learned from yelling in Bears locker room" - Chicago Sun-TimesBrandon Marshall said he learned at least one lesson in Chicago.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Wiederer: Lions receiver Golden Tate dumbfounded by Notre Dame’s struggles - Chicago Tribune - So Golden Tate, what’s happening down in South Bend?

Reisman: Lions facing tougher schedule than originally thought - Pride Of Detroit - The Eagles and Rams may be better than we thought

PODcast: Positives about the offense, previewing the Chicago Bears and coaching talk - Pride Of Detroit - Get ready for Sunday with the resident Lions podcast you know and love

Reisman: Are the Bears the worst team in the NFL? - Pride Of Detroit - The Bears may or may not be the worst team in the NFL, but they are undoubtedly a favorable matchup for Detroit

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

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Sunderbruch: Testing the Bears’ Depth - Windy City Gridiron - November 20th, 2011. That was the last time that, as a Bears fan, I can honestly say that I felt good about the team’s chances on any sort of long-term basis. Chicago was sitting at 7-3 after an...

Mitchell: Week 4 WCG Power Rankings - Dead Last - Windy City Gridiron - Week 4 WCG Power Rankings: Looking up at Cleveland

Wiltfong's Sackwatch 2016: Week 3 vs Dallas Cowboys - Windy City Gridiron - With no sacks to break down this week, I figured I’d look at one positive play and one negative play from the Bears.

Silverstein: Maybe sports should "stick to sports" - Windy City Gridiron - In the age of paid patriotism, protest, Kaepernick, and Trump, sports leagues — especially the NFL — need to realize that the "stick to sports" creed applies to them too. Ken's Note: there is an excellent conversation going on in the comments section of this article, please posts any thoughts you have on the issue in the comment section over there and not here. Thank you.

Zeglinski's NFC North Review: Week 3 - Windy City Gridiron - The Vikings are now match-up proof, the Packers are "fixed", and the Lions, well, they’re the Lions.

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