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The Bear’s Den: October 17, 2017

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It’s transition day, as we finish with Baltimore and move on to Carolina

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Strong Safety Adrian Amos #38 of the Chicago Bears runs back an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Raven sat M&T Bank Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Potash: With all eyes on Mitch Trubisky, Bears’ defense takes a big step - Sun Times - The Bears’ defense seems destined to operate in the shadow of Mitch-mania, but Akiem Hicks & Co. took a bigger step forward than even rookie Mitch Trubisky in the Bears’ upset of the Ravens.

Finley: Blown lead or not, Bears hope to draw confidence off Ravens win - Sun Times - The Bears blew an 11-point lead in the last four minutes Sunday, which sounds familiar. But they found a way to win, which doesn’t. ‘‘I feel like winning and losing can be contagious,’’ safety Adrian Amos said Monday. ‘‘Just learning how to win those tight games. . . . That team that lost their close games can turn into a 4-12 team instead of a team that wins eight or 10 games.’’

Jahns' Film Study: Mitch Trubisky aced his ball-security test vs. the Ravens - Sun Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 27-24 win in overtime against the Ravens in Week 6

Jahns: 15 takeaways from the Bears’ 27-24 win in OT against the Ravens - Sun Times - Some thoughts and observations after watching the film and going through the stats of the Bears’ 27-24 win in overtime against the Ravens on Sunday.

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 27-24 overtime win over the Ravens - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears snapped a 10-game road losing streak to upset the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in overtime Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.

Kane: Mitch Trubisky's numbers not eye-popping, but John Fox sees growth - Chicago Tribune - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky did something Sunday no rookie quarterback has done against the Ravens under coach John Harbaugh since 2008 – win at M&T Bank Stadium

Campbell: Bears' season depends on elusive consistency as close games pile up - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears start stacking victories? They have won consecutive games only twice under John Fox, both times in 2015. Even then they sputtered to 6-10.

Biggs' player grades: Offensive line helps push Bears to win over Ravens - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' up-and-down win against Ravens featured excellent play from offensive line, running backs, defensive line and the defensive backs.

LeGere: Amos hard work paying off for Chicago Bears - Daily Herald - Had Chicago Bears safety Quintin Demps not suffered a fractured arm in Week Three, Adrian Amos probably wouldn't have been on the field Sunday to make the first interception of his three-year career and take it 90 yards for a touchdown. And the Bears might not have defeated the Ravens in Baltimore 27-24 in overtime.

Under Center Podcast: The little things Mitch Trubisky did right in Bears win over Ravens - NBC Sports Chicago - On this edition of the Under Center podcast, Laurence Holmes, Jim Miller and Alex Brown dive into the Bears 27-24 overtime win vs. the Ravens.

Stankevitz: Tarik Cohen channels his ‘inner Mitch’ to throw a TD, match a guy named Wee Willie Smith - NBC Sports Chicago - Tarik Cohen channeled his "inner Mitch" to throw a touchdown pass in the Bears' overtime win over the Ravens on Sunday.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bears let Mitch Trubisky throw more? - NBC Sports Chicago - Adam Jahns (Chicago Sun-Times), Ben Finfer (ESPN 1000) and Jordan Cornette (The U/ESPN 1000) join Kap on the panel. Justin Turner hits a walk-off 3-run HR off of John Lackey to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the NLCS. So why was Lackey even in the game? How much blame should Joe Maddon get for the loss?The Bears run the ball over and over and over again to beat the Ravens in overtime, but should they have let Mitch Trubisky throw the ball more?

Mullin: Bears win over Ravens has deeper implications than one game - NBC Sports Chicago - There are a lot of ways to look at the Bears after their 27-24 overtime win over the Ravens on Sunday, but that game had deeper implications than one game.

Stankevitz: Mitchell Trubisky does his job, special teamers do not - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears' running backs executed Dowell Loggains' gameplan well, but two huge special teams mistakes marred this effort on Sunday.

Mullin: Two reasons why the Bears could finally start stacking wins - NBC Sports Chicago - There's a chance that the Bears' latest win was different, assuming Mitchell Trubisky can string together a few victories.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears youth was served in Baltimore - Pro Football Weekly - Could the kids be growing up for this Bears club?

They Said It: Week 6 - ChicagoBears.com - A look at what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Mayer: 3 things that stood out in Week 6 win - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies three things that stood out in the Bears’ thrilling 27-24 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Perez: Should the Chicago Bears trade for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant? - Bears Wire - A look at whether the Chicago Bears should pursue Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, who recently requested a trade

Perez: Scouting the NFC North through Week 6 - Bears Wire - A look around the NFC North after six weeks of the 2017 NFL Season

Perez: Jordan Howard says O-line played big part in 53-yard overtime run - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard gave his offensive line credit when discussing his 53-yard run in overtime

Emma: Bears Looking To Stack Wins, Climb Back Into Contention - CBS Chicago - The Bears (2-4) returned to Halas Hall on Monday with high hopes after an important win in Baltimore.

Pompei: Observations On Bears-Ravens - CBS Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky is capable of making plays that many quarterbacks are not.

White: Trubisky gets his first win - Da Bears Brothers - This won’t end up being a game you tell your grandkids about, but a win is a win.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Alper: Panthers promote QB Garrett Gilbert from practice squad – ProFootballTalk - The Panthers opened Monday with three quarterbacks on their 40-man roster and they'll close the day with four. The team announced that Garrett Gilbert has been promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. Safety Dez Southward was dropped from the roster in a corresponding move.

Hirschhorn: Rodgers' collarbone to require surgery, QB's season 'potentially' over - Acme Packing Company - It looks increasingly likely that Aaron Rodgers doesn't play another snap this season.

Gates: Sam Bradford Getting Alternative Treatments On Ailing Knee - Daily Norseman - How bad is it? Depends on who you ask

WLudford: McCarthy Calls Hit on Rodgers “Illegal” - Daily Norseman - In press conferences today, the head coaches of the Vikings and Packers differed in their assessment of Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers which resulted in a broken collarbone for Rodgers,...

Reisman's Lions-Saints report card: Time to admit it, this Lions team is bad - Pride Of Detroit - The same problems keep popping up. Maybe it’s time to change our expectations.

Lericos: After disgraceful loss to the Bears, Ravens brass must be held accountable - Baltimore Beatdown - Championship caliber teams do not lose at home to cellar dwellers. Not to one-dimensional teams who are starting rookie quarterbacks in their first road game

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante's Ravens vs. Bears: Notes from an emotional rollercoaster of a game - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears pulled away with their second win of the year in an overtime thriller.

Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens - Windy City Gridiron - We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 27-24 win against the Baltimore Ravens.

Link's Bears Week 6 Reaction: Three Up, Three Down - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at how the Bears performed based on the keys to the Ravens game as well as three players who performed well and three who did not.

Zeglinski: At the right time, the Bears defense is finally putting it all together - Windy City Gridiron - This Bears team is built around it's defense. On Sunday in Baltimore, the investment started to pay full dividends.

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