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The Bear’s Den, October 18, 2017

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Chicago begins to prepare to face the 4-2 Carolina Panthers.

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Kicker Connor Barth #4 of the Chicago Bears kicks the game winning field goal in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Chicago Bears win 27 - 24.
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BEARRRSSSS

Finley's Bears Twitter mailbag: On adding WRs, throwing more, snapping woes - Sun Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of queries sent to @PatrickFinley, who responds with more than 140 characters

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Bears’ defense, Mitch Trubisky deliver a big win - Sun Times - In episode 122 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down the Bears’ wild 27-24 win in overtime.

RB Jordan Howard carries Bears in OT win; ‘I’m a load to handle’ - Sun Times - On his 33rd carry Sunday, Jordan Howard took Eric Weddle for a ride.

Moreano: Kyle Fuller proving he belongs with Bears - Da Bears Brothers - If the cornerback can maintain this high-level of play for the remainder of the season, he will be deserving of a contract extension.

DeWitt: Meet the Panthers (with Tony Dunn of "C3 Carolina Panthers Podcast") - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers were joined by Tony Dunn, host of "C3" and got a firsthand scouting report of the Carolina Panthers.

Bouda: Bears Worked Out 4 Players Including QB Alek Torgersen - NFLTradeRumors.co - NFLTradeRumors.co is the #1 source for NFL Rumors & NFL News. Keep up with latest Insider News right here.

Biggs: Still learning as he goes, Ron Rivera ready to bring Panthers back to Chicago - Chicago Tribune - In Year 7 in Carolina and with only eight NFL head coaches more tenured in their current role, the Panthers' Ron Rivera still feels like he's routinely learning on the job. How couldn't he with the curveballs that have been thrown at the Panthers since last season?

Wiederer & Campbell: Does Sunday's road win legitimize gritty Bears as a team on the rise? - The Bears won a wild one Sunday in Baltimore, outlasting the Ravens 27-24 for their second overtime victory of the season. In many ways, it was an encouraging performance with the defense creating three takeaways and holding the Ravens offense to nine points. The win also snapped the Bears' 10-game road losing streak, a skid that dated to Week 16 of the 2015 season.

Stankevitz: How ‘spatula hands’ Adrian Amos is a perfect representation of the Bears’ defense - NBC Sports Chicago - Adrian Amos hadn't picked off a pass in nearly 2,000 career snaps before Sunday, while the Bears defense hadn't made a big play all season until going to Baltimore.

Mayer's Lunch with Larry: 10.17.17 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer talks all of the new Bears passers, the breakout players on defense and what the Maryland crab cakes are really like during his weekly Q&A with fans.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Who was last Bears back to throw TD pass? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last Bears running back to throw a touchdown pass, the last time the Bears won in Baltimore and if the Bears are the only NFL team that has two players with a perfect quarterback rating.

Bears hoping interceptions become contagious after big win - FOX Sports - Before Sunday, interceptions had been harder to come by this season for the Chicago Bears than victories.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Williams: Bills sign Deonte Thompson – ProFootballTalk - The Bills signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson on Tuesday. Buffalo released running back Joe Banyard in a corresponding move. Thompson, 28, worked out for the Bills earlier in the day. He was cut by the Bears last week.

Smith: Kickoff returners keep taking the ball out of the end zone, costing their teams yards – ProFootballTalk - When the NFL changed the touchback rule so that kickoffs into the end zone are brought out to the 25-yard line instead of the 20, the idea was to incentivize returners to keep the ball in the end zone, and hopefully reduce injuries on kickoff returns.

Rodak: Another Bills player takes $650 Uber from Chicago to Buffalo - ESPN - Practice squad wide receiver Brandon Reilly missed his connecting flight to Buffalo, so he came up with a familiar solution.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Luke Kuechly held out of drills Tuesday - NFL.com - After suffering a scary head/neck injury in the Panthers' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, linebacker Luke Kuechly missed practice on Tuesday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Bears mailbag call, Week 7 - Windy City Gridiron - Could the Bears have a shot at the playoffs with Aaron Rodgers' injury? Can Kyle Fuller continue his play? It's this week's WCG mailbag call on all topics.

Sunderbruch & Zeglinski's Week 6 Overreaction: Road Win! Edition - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are now only one win away from tying their 2016 campaign. In other news, the Bears are still one win away from tying their 2016 campaign.

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out this weeks Ten Thoughts and make sure you leave a few thoughts of your own in our comment section!

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: The Chicago Bears have some Power! - Windy City Gridiron - Every week we check out various power rankings around the interwebs to see how the Chicago Bears are looked at from a national perspective. While the team did pick up a very impressive win on the...

Link: Where in the World is Adam Shaheen? - Windy City Gridiron - The rookie second-round pick is conspicuously absent from passing plays.

Zeglinski: Kyle Fuller's becoming a Bears centerpiece - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears' secondary has surprisingly impressed in 2017. An underrated Fuller has been at the forefront of it's play.

Infante's The Infantry: Recapping Bears rookie (and sophomore) performances from Week 6 - Windy City Gridiro - Biscuit picks up his first NFL win, and the ground game shines.

FANPOSTS

IOftenPanic's NFL Draft 2018: Mock Draft v3.0 - Windy City Gridiron - I may try to do this as close to weekly as possible when I have time. Obviously there is a lot of football to go... and any pre-April mock draft is too early for some... but...

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there's a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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