BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Finley: Bears DL Akiem Hicks on Saints: ‘You never forget the ugly situations’ - Sun Times - But he’s not sure how he’ll feel when the Bears take the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. The trade still hurts.
Jahns: Fixing the Bears’ pass game involves much more than Dontrelle Inman - Sun Times - Dontrelle Inman could be the receiver who brings balance to the Bears’ run-centric offense — or he could merely be another blocker for it.
Potash: Developing story - Bears’ Mitch Trubisky in win-first, pass-second mode - Sun Times - In the least-impressive start of his NFL career, Mitch Trubisky had a 101.3 passer rating with no turnovers. And his team won.
Finley: Bears trade for Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman - Sun Times - Dontrelle Inman had only two catches for nine yards this season, but is one year removed from his best season.
Wiedman: Winning Games Can Change the Bears Culture - Our Turf Football - Others think Bears coaches and players need to throw games. I disagree and here's why.
Finley: Bears safety Eddie Jackson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week - Sun Times - Three days after returning a fumble and interception for touchdowns, Bears rookie safety Eddie Jackson was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Biggs' Bears Q&A: Where's Adam Shaheen? Where's a slant pass? Where's Mitch Trubisky's arm? - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.
Monk: John Fox's Guide On How To Win Football Games - Cover32 - Resident hot seat rider and Bears head coach John Fox has recently started to make a case to keep his job with a two-game win streak over average teams-a major
Moreano: The Bears are hurting their future by winning - Da Bears Brothers - Hate to break it to you but winning seven or more games this season might not be best for the Bears' long-term future.
DeWitt: Meet the Saints (with Brian Pavek of "Saints Nation Podcast") - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers are joined by Brian Pavek, host of "Saints Nation" as he shares his firsthand scouting report of the New Orleans Saints.
Potash: Bears rookie Eddie Jackson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week - Sun Times - Jackson is the first Bears player to win the Defensive Player of the Week honor since defensive end Akiem Hicks in Week 13 last year against the 49ers
Chamberlain: Bears hope trade for receiver benefits offense - The Rock River Times - The bottom line is winning for the Chicago Bears, so they'll live with rookie Mitchell Trubisky dropping back to throw 11 times.
Kane: Eddie Jackson credits 'whole defense' for defensive player of week award - Chicago Tribune - Bears safety Eddie Jackson said he was "very thankful" for his NFC defensive player of the week award, but he pointed to work of his teammates on the plays.
Bears hope trade for receiver benefits offense - FOX Sports - The bottom line is winning for the Chicago Bears, so they'll live with rookie Mitchell Trubisky dropping back to throw 11 times.
Mullin: Bears handling of Mitch Trubisky, run-pass balance fits a pattern as Leonard Floyd heats up | NBC Sports Chicago - There's plenty of talk about the Bears not throwing much with Mitch Trubisky, but some of the numbers are a bit deceiving.
Stankevitz: Help is on the way - Bears reportedly trade 7th round pick to Chargers for WR Dontrelle Inman | NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears on Wednesday traded a seventh-round pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, according to a report.
Stankevitz: How can Dontrelle Inman affect the Bears’ offense? Start with Kendall Wright - NBC Sports Chicago - The addition of wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, who the Bears acquired from the Chargers on Wednesday, should help Kendall Wright see more snaps.
Mayer: Bears begin preparing to visit Saints - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after their 17-3 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday’s game against the Saints in New Orleans.
Perez: 2018 NFL Draft - Where do the Chicago Bears pick heading into Week 8? - Bears Wire - A look at where the Chicago Bears first-round pick currently is in the 2018 NFL Draft
Perez: Where would Mitch Trubisky rank among the 2018 NFL Draft QB prospects? - Bears Wire - An in-depth discussion with The Draft Wire's Luke Easterling about Mitch Trubisky, Lamar Jackson, and WRs the Bears should scout...
Edholm: 2018 NFL Draft class lacks ‘sex appeal,’ one scout says - Pro Football Weekly - College scouting director not sure next NFL draft features much high-end talent
Sessler: Pederson - Carson Wentz reminds me of Brett Favre - NFL.com - Carson Wentz put in an impressive performance in the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the Washington Redskins on Monday, spurring coach Doug Pederson to make a Brett Favre comparison.
Bergman: Browns doing Browns type things name DeShone Kizer starting QB vs. Vikings - NFL.com - The Cleveland Browns have a starting quarterback ... for this week. DeShone Kizer will start under center once again for the winless Browns, who take on the Minnesota Vikings in London.
KNOW THY ENEMY
The APC Podcast, Week 7 Recap: Ben Fennell grades Brett Hundley’s first start for the Packers - Acme Packing Company - NFL film guru Ben Fennell stops by to give his take on Brett Hundley, Aaron Jones, and a defense without an identity.
Gates: Kai Forbath Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Daily Norseman - In Week 7, Cobra Kai swept the leg and proved he was the best around
Mathews: Report - Lions sign Matt Prater to 3-year contract extension - Pride Of Detroit - According to a report, the Lions will have Matt Prater kicking field goals for the next three seasons.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears’ Eddie Jackson wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week - Windy City Gridiron - When you do something that has never been done before, odds are good that some accolades will follow, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Chicago Bears’ rookie safety Eddie Jackson is the...
Link's Casualties of a (53-Sided) Dice Game: Never Gamble with Pace - Windy City Gridiron - Looking forward to the off-season, the Bears have pretty clearly defined needs. Let’s take a look at the potential cap casualties and how that will impact free agency.
Sunderbruch: Chicago Bears Trade for Dontrelle Inman - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have added a wide receiver to the roster at the cost of a marginal draft pick.
Sunderbruch: 48 Attempts - Trubisky’s Career to Date - Windy City Gridiron - Mitchell Trubisky is pretty new to this NFL quarterbacking thing, but if we squint we can almost make out some details about what he is doing well and what he is not being asked to do just yet.
Jonathan Shoen104: Week 7 - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - Windy City Gridiron - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly... Week seven was a very interesting week for the Bears, and I am here to break it down and share my opinion on what was Good, what was Bad, and what was flat...
Asissons: Which young QB would you build your franchise around? - Windy City Gridiron - Good afternoon Windy City Gridiron, First and foremost, let me say congrats on your team's win last week. For the sake of full disclosure, let me say that I'm an Eagles fan, so obviously I'm in...
IOftenPanic's NFL Draft 2018: Mock Draft v4.0 - Windy City Gridiron - This week I pulled the draft order from the projected standings and Super Bowl odds from Football Outsiders instead of Tankathon's standings. Adjusted for playoff seeding as well.
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