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William Perry #72 of the Chicago Bears runs through the Minnesota Vikings defense during a game at the Soldier Field on September 23, 1990
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Halas Hall Pass: How Bears can attack Vikings defense - Chicago Tribune - Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer look ahead to Mitch Trubisky's debut and how the Bears offense can attack the Vikings defense.

Finley - Mitch Trubisky needs to be himself, not a superhero - Sun Times - Tarik Cohen has only played four games — but that’s enough experience to know that placing unrealistic expectations on his fellow rookie doesn’t help matters. When he saw Mitch Trubisky on Monday, he had advice for the Bears’ new starting quarterback. “I told him I don’t feel like he needs to be a superhero,” Cohen said. “We’re in this together as a team and we’re going to be supporting.”

Finley's 10 Bears questions: On Mitch’s jersey, John Fox’s beard & coin flips - Sun Times - Is Mitch Trubisky ready for his first start? He’s prepared, which is halfway there.

Lincicome: Fate of Bears, NFL could depend on Mitch Trubisky feel-good story - Chicago Tribune - Here's a thought. What if young Mitch Trubisky not only saves the woebegone Bears but the whole besieged NFL? One job seems no more difficult than the other.

Kane: With either Vikings quarterback, Bears have tough pair of receivers to slow - Chicago Tribune - The hype around Halas Hall is all about rookie Mitch Trubisky, but the Bears have two other quarterbacks — and a stellar receiving tandem — to worry about.

Wiederer: Kyle Long reflects on his own rookie emergence ahead of Mitch Trubisky's debut - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Long says rookie Mitch Trubisky is a lot further along than he was as he was trying to establish himself as a first-round draft pick in 2013.

LeGere: No matter who Vikings start at QB, Bears D will be prepared - Daily Herald - After practicing on back-to-back days for the first time since he suffered a bruised knee in the season opener, Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford could be back in the starting lineup for Monday night's game against the Bears at Soldier Field. Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says preparation is the same regardless of whether it's Bradford or backup Case Keenum taking the snaps.

Mullin: Why early expectations for Mitch Trubisky should be high - NBC Sports Chicago - The early expectations for Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky over the next season-and-a-half or so should be high.

Stankevitz: How Mitch Trubisky can re-set the Bears’ running game - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky's skillset should help Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen find some success against one of the NFL's best run defenses on Monday.

Finley's Podcast: Who Will Step Up for Chicago With Danny Trevathan Suspended? - Bears Sports Radio - The easiest way to listen to all the latest Chicago Bears news and analysis in one place.

Bears to support breast cancer awareness - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their two October home games, with a “Crucial Catch” campaign Monday night against the Vikings and their annual “Real Bears Fans Wear Pink” initiative Oct. 22 versus the Panthers.

Mayer: Timu hopes to make most of rare opportunity - ChicagoBears.com - Seemingly always on the roster bubble, third-year linebacker John Timu will look to make the most of a rare chance to play Monday night against the Vikings.

Hoge: If Bears Drafted ‘Right Guy,’ Trubisky’s ‘Readiness’ Won’t Matter - WGN Radio - Not surprisingly, some are worried that the disastrous four-game Mike Glennon era is resulting in the Bears rushing Trubisky onto the field. Is he playing too early?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Video: Watch T.J. Lang’s hilarious talk show with Anthony Zettel - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have a couple players with great personalities.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Glover's What I’m Looking For: Bears - Daily Norseman - I’m looking for doom at Soldier Field, that’s what.

WLudford: Notes on the Vikings Q1 - Daily Norseman - The first quarter of the season for the Vikings has been about as much of a roller-coaster as you could imagine: Riding high week one with an impressive win on national TV to start the year......

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder's Week 5 Game Preview: Bears-Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - New quarterback new season? The Bears debut the rookie on Monday Night Football

Wiltfong: Ryan Pace approval rating - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier this week, we asked you guys to vote on your approval of Chicago Bears head coach John Fox. Even with fans still buzzing about his decision to go with rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky,...

Berckes: Fantasy Football Week 5 Thread - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for fantasy football conversation

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