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The Bear’s Den, October 2, 2017

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Out with Packers week & in with Vikings week. Don’t ya just hate the color purple?

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Jahns: Analyzing Bears and their QB dilemma after 1-3 start - Sun Times - The good news is, the Bears didn’t lose Sunday. They did, however, continue their soul-searching after Thursday’s blowout loss in Green Bay, a 1-3 start to the season and a quarterbacking disaster that seems to have reached critical mass.

Potash: Analyzing Bears and their QB dilemma after 1-3 start - Sun Times - Sun-Times’ Bears expert Patrick Finley breaks down the first quarter of the season.

Finley: Analyzing Bears and their QB dilemma after 1-3 start - Sun Times - Glennon has turned the ball over early and often. In the Bears’ last two losses, they had six drives that started in the first quarter.

Johns: Figuring out all the ‘whys’ when it comes to Bears QB Mike Glennon - Sun Times - Moving on from Jay Cutler meant drafting a quarterback in April but also signing one in free agency in March. General manager Ryan Pace was determined to take multiple swings at the most important position in sports.

Campbell: Dilemma — Mike Glennon's mistakes vs. Mitch Trubisky's readiness - Chicago Tribune - How long can the Bears put up with Mike Glennon's turnovers before they turn to rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky?

Campbell: Danny Trevathan suspended 2 games for illegal hit on Packers' Davante Adams - Chicago Tribune - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended two games without pay by the NFL for his illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams.

Wiederer: After four games, Bears in quandary on how to handle QB Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Bears plan to stick with veteran quarterback Mike Glennon as No. 2 draft pick Mitch Trubisky develops has turned into a weekly nightmare.

Biggs: Bears QB plan bombs, but all that matters is if Mitch Trubisky can be savior - Chicago Tribune - Mike Glennon looks like a major miscalculation four games into the season largely because he has been the opposite of what the Bears advertised.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is it Mitch Trubisky time? - CSN Chicago - The SportsTalk Live panels weighs in on whether it's time for the Bears to start Mitch Trubisky at quarterback after a Week 4 loss to Green Bay.

Stankevitz: John Fox won't commit to or deny a quarterback change - 'We're looking at everything' | CSN Chicago - John Fox's message on Friday wasn't any different than his one in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's blowout loss to the Packers.

Mullen: Start Mike Glennon or Mitch Trubisky? Bears have two other options - CSN Chicago - Choosing to start Mike Glennon or Mitchell Trubisky for next week's game and beyond isn't the only option the Bears have at quarterback position.

Mayer: Trevathan suspended two games by NFL - ChicagoBears.com - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended for two games by the NFL for his illegal hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams in Thursday night’s game in Green Bay.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Gantt: Adam Jones feels bad for Hue Jackson after thrashing Browns – ProFootballTalk - The Browns are in the business of accumulating assets for the future. But after getting their present assets beat by the Bengals, Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones said he felt sorry for Cleveland coach Hue Jackson.

Florio: Jason Peters - Chargers are basically playing 16 road games – ProFootballTalk - The good news for the Chargers is that, unlike their L.A. neighbors, the home stadium doesn't have empty seats. The bad news is that plenty of those seats are occupied by fans of the visiting team.

What we learned during Sunday's Week 4 games - NFL.com - The games on Sunday during Week 4 had several upsets and big plays. Here are some of our big takeaways:

KNOW THY ENEMY

Dalvin Cook Suffers Knee Injury Against Lions - Daily Norseman - It happened early in the third quarter

Sessler: Dalvin Cook diagnosed with nearly complete ACL tear - NFL.com - The Minnesota Vikings' initial diagnosis for rookie running back Dalvin Cook is a nearly complete ACL tear, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Final score: Detroit’s defense forces more turnovers, comes up big in 14-7 victory - Pride Of Detroit - Their first NFC North matchup for the 2017 season, the Lions made their way into U.S. Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings. Each and every divisional game is important, and this one felt...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

WIltfong's Snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers - 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 egg laying 35-14 beat down by the Green Bay Packers.

Wiltfong: Danny Trevathan suspended two games - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today, the NFL announced that Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended for two games without pay for the unnecessary roughness penalty he received in Thursday...

FANPOSTS

Charles Vaughn: The 2018 Chicago Bears Head Coach is... - Windy City Gridiron - I'm truly curious to see what your thoughts are on potential head coaches for the Bears since OBVIOUSLY Fox will not be sticking around next year. Also, it's worth pointing out that many OCs and...

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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