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The Bear’s Den: October 28, 2017

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The Bears head south to take on the New Orleans Saints in an attempt to reach .500

Lorenzo Neal
Lorenzo Neal

BEARRRSSSS

Halas Intrigue: What the Bears must do if they want to upset Saints - Sun Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down three things the Bears must do to upset the Saints.

NFL Week 8 predictions: Bears vs. Saints - Sun Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ matchup with the Saints in Week 8.

Potash: Bears vs. Saints — What to Watch 4 - Sun Times - Alvin Kamara quickly has found a niche in the Saints’ offense as an all-purpose threat in the mold of Darrin Sproles and Reggie Bush.

Potash: Onus is on Mitch Trubisky, Bears’ offense to open it up vs. Saints - Sun Times - Now they face Brees and the Saints at the Superdome, where three offensive points is unlikely to cut it. The Saints are averaging 32.2 points per game

Potash: Bears LB Christian Jones getting job done and not about to give it up - Sun Times - Considered a bubble guy at the start of training camp, Jones is expected to start his fourth consecutive game Sunday against the Saints

Finley: Bears questions entering Sunday’s Saints game - Sun Times - While we wonder is there was ever more dominant unit— “There was not a group better,” Fangio said — here are four quarters worth of Bears questions:

Finley: Why fans should stop complaining about the Bears’ ugly victories - Sun Times - John Fox has to win this season to keep his job. He doesn’t have to worry about how many points your fantasy players are scoring.

Jahns: Ryan Pace returns to New Orleans with Bears building blocks in place - Sun Times - Adam L. Jahns “Inside the Huddle” columns appear in game-day editions of the Sun-Times.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' Trevathan could be on track for best season yet - Daily Herald - Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has played so well this season that it's easy to forget he suffered a season-ending torn patellar tendon just 11 months ago. He's second on the team with 39 tackles and has already tied his single-season personal best with 2 sacks to go along with 3 pass breakups and a fumble recovery.

Kane: 32 Bears players choose charities to feature on custom cleats - Chicago Tribune - The Bears announced that 32 players will participate in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign during Week 13.

Biggs: Ryan Pace has unfinished business as Bears go marching into New Orleans - Chicago Tribune - Ryan Pace has been toiling away at a larger project since taking over as Bears general manager in January 2015, leading a complete rebuild even if the team has been hesitant to use the “R-word.”

Bears vs. Saints: Will we see more from Mitch Trubisky this week? - Chicago Tribune - Key matchups, players to watch, predictions and more for Sunday's Bears-Saints game in New Orleans.

Campbell: Christian Jones capitalizing on starting opportunity - Chicago Tribune - Inside linebacker known as "Cheese" for his indefatigable grin is playing a lot and playing well during the Bears defense's sudden surge.

Campbell: Road to .500 goes through New Orleans for Bears - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Fuller was a rookie first-rounder when the Bears reached 3-3 in 2014 for collapsing and he is playing as well as he has at any point since then.

4 players to watch: Bears-Saints - ChicagoBears.com - Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s road game against the New Orleans Saints.

Perez: Adrian Amos is playing like an elite safety, according to Pro Football Focus | Bears Wire - Adrian Amos has provided a big boost to the Bears defense in 2017

Perez: Bears Injury Report - Markus Wheaton, Roy Robertson-Harris doubtful for Week 8 - Bears Wire - The Bears are relatively healthy heading into Week 8 vs. New Orleans

Emma: Bears Face Multiple Challenges Stymieing Saints Quarterback Drew Brees - CBS Chicago - The Bears will be counting on their defense to their quest to get back to .500.

Mayer: Bears players taking part in “My Cause My Cleats” - ChicagoBears.com - Over 30 Bears players will participate in the NFL”s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative, which gives them a platform to share stories about the charitable causes they believe in.

Arkush: New Chicago Bears WR Inman happy to be wanted after trade from deep Chargers WR corps - Pro Football Weekly - And Bears thrilled to address biggest need by acquiring sharp veteran wideout

DeWitt: Bears-Saints 5 Matchups to Watch (and 3 Keys for a Bears' Victory) - Da Bears Brothers - Take a listen to Will as he goes through his weekly five matchups to watch and three keys that'll lead the way to a Bears' victory against the Saints.

Patra: Bears OC - Having Dontrelle Inman will 'help everyone' - NFL.com - The Bears acquired WR Dontrelle Inman from the Chargers this week. The question is whether he will be active for Sunday's tilt vs. the Saints. Inman says he's ready but the decision is not up to him.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cahill: Aaron Rodgers said Anthony Barr gave me the ‘finger, suck-it sign’ - Sun Times - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was well enough to play on Thursday — that is play video games with Conan O’Brien.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Burke: Packers’ Aaron Jones is the real deal - Acme Packing Company - The Packers may have finally found their true answer at running back.

Reisman: Should the Detroit Lions consider trading Ezekiel Ansah? - Pride Of Detroit - Pro Football Focus proposed a trade involving the Lions’ pass rusher.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Report - Roy Robertson-Harris among four listed as doubtful - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the injury report for the Bears and the Saints in advance of their game this Sunday.

Householder: Could Sunday be a turning point for rebuilding Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - A chance to get to .500 could signal the end of the rebuild is in sight

Berkes: Fantasy Football Week 8 Thread - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy football

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