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The Bear’s Den, November 10, 2017

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Bears look to even the lifetime series against the Green Bay Packers.

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Potash: Joe Fortunato, three-time all-pro and Bears champ in ’63, dies at 87 - Sun Times - Joe Fortunato wasn’t just overshadowed by the Bears’ historic legacy of linebackers, he was part of it.

Potash: Aaron Rodgers’ absence still has Bears’ D on alert vs. Brett Hundley - Sun Times - They are 2-10-1 (.192) in games he either does not start or finish because of injury, including 0-3 this season

Jahns: Nick Kwiatkoski eager to play, prove himself again - Sun Times - “[Kwiatkoski’s] watching and seeing guys playing well in front of him,” Glenn Pires said. “He’s got to be ready to play.”

Finley: Bears coach - Struggling K Connor Barth trying to fix inconsistencies - Sun Times - Connor Barth went into the Bears’ bye week having missed two of his last four kicks and four of his last 10.

Finley: Bears’ TE depth tested with Dion Sims still sidelined by illness - Sun Times - Zach Miller was lost for the season Oct. 21, when he dislocated his left knee. Dion Sims hasn’t practiced in more than a week with an illness.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Onus on Bears to keep Rodgers-less Packers down - Sun Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge break down the Bears’ Week 10 matchup against the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers.

Game Preview: How the Chicago Bears Can Beat the Green Bay Packers - Da Bears Brothers
In their weekly game preview, Da Bears Brothers explain what Chicago must do to beat the Green Bay Packers.

Moreano: It’s time to give the Packers a much deserved beatdown - Da Bears Brothers - Bears fans shouldn’t be content with a close victory because they deserve to see a definitive one. Chicago must make this a statement win.

Hub Arkush: Is Ryan Pace the answer as general manager of the Bears? - Pro Football Weekly - There's one Bears midseason report card left to give

PFW Chicago Podcast 091: Bears talk and more LIVE from Rowdy’s - Pro Football Weekly - The Chicago Bears are coming off their bye-week and face a much different Green Bay Packers team they saw a few weeks back. Do the Bears have what it takes to push the Pack to a 4-game loosing streak? The guys podcast LIVE from Rowdy’s in Yorkville,

Edholm: McPhee, Howard find clever way to honor injured Zach Miller - Pro Football Weekly - Plus, Bears' McPhee happy he's not facing his Packers nemesis, Aaron Rodgers

Mayer: Packers still dangerous without Rodgers - ChicagoBears.com - Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers won’t play Sunday at Soldier Field due to a broken collarbone, but the Bears aren’t taking anything about the game against their fiercest rival for granted.

Mayer: Bears great Fortunato passes away at 87 - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears great Joe Fortunato passed away Monday at the age of 87. Fortunato was a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and key member of the Bears’ 1963 NFL championship team.

Stankevitz: Where do the Bears stand at wide receiver heading into the second half of 2017? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' receiver room is getting as healthy as possible at an opportune time for Mitchell Trubisky and the offense.

Under Center Podcast: Is Sunday a must-win game for John Fox? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin explain the importance of this weekend’s Bears-Packers game for John Fox and look at how there aren’t any excuses for the Bears on Sunday.

Mullin: For Bears, a Packers team without Aaron Rodgers looms as a referendum on Ryan Pace - NBC Sports Chicago - The limping Packers give the Bears an opportunity to see just how far they've grown under Ryan Pace.

Emma: Bears Could Finally Open Up Offense For Mitchell Trubisky - CBS Chicago - The Bears have the NFL's last-ranked passing offense, but they could be more aggressive starting Sunday.

Campbell: Bears receiving corps aims for 2nd-half surge that would help Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - As the Bears return from their open date for Sunday’s game against the Packers, the undermanned receiving corps cannot be detached from Mitch Trubisky’s development during the second half of the season.

Campbell: Bears seek more consistency from kicker Connor Barth from beyond 40 yards - Chicago Tribune - Bears kicker Connor Barth has made 7 of 11 field goal tries, but all four misses have been from 47 yards or beyond, distances that involve a relatively high degree of difficulty.

Campbell: How motion and formations could help Mitch Trubisky ignite the passing attack - Chicago Tribune - As the Bears analyzed their sputtering passing game during the bye week, they found some explosive plays in the Saints game and identified elements that could

Rosenbloom: Lauri Markkanen is Mitch Trubisky. Mitch Trubisky is Lauri Markkanen. - Chicago Tribune - It’s all about Lauri Markkanen and Mitch Trubisky this season. Both players, both teams, all about the rookies. It’s all about their progress.

Biggs: Bears great Joe Fortunato dead at 87 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' Joe Fortunato was one of 14 defensive players named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 1950s and the only one not selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Haugh: Bears should win most important game of John Fox era - but don't count on it - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have a lot going for themselves when the reeling and suddenly quarterback-challenged Packers visit on Sunday — but with this team you can't assume anything.

Halas Hall Pass: Bears vs. Packers preview - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer look ahead to the Bears facing Brett Hundley instead of Aaron Rodgers.

Wiederer: Bears QB coach Dave Ragone on Mitch Trubisky - ‘Guys believe in him’ - Chicago Tribune - Bears QB coach Dave Ragone recently took time out to offer his perspective on Mitch Trubisky’s overall development and what’s ahead over the next two months.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Alper: Martellus Bennett back with Patriots – ProFootballTalk - The Patriots and tight end Martellus Bennett parted ways this offseason when Bennett signed with the Packers as a free agent. Bennett's time in Green Bay came to an end on Wednesday when the Packers waived him with a failure to disclose injury designation.

NFL picks, Week 10: Can we really believe in the Jacksonville Jaguars? - Sun Times - After a 3-13 season in 2016, the Jacksonville Jaguars are 5-3 and tied for first place in the AFC South. Can they be trusted?

KNOW THY ENEMY

Noonan's Shopping with the Enemy: The worst items in the Chicago Bears’ Pro Shop - Acme Packing Company - Scrolling through the online shop of the Packers’ next opponent reveals some truly awe-inspiring items.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

The Trial of John Fox - Windy City Gridiron - The prosecution rests...

Householder: Week 10 Game Preview - Bears-Packers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are favorites in a game for the first time this season, can they capitalize on a struggling Packer team?

Wiltfong, Berkes & Hirschhorn: Five Questions With Acme Packing Company - Mike McCarthy deserves blame for the losing streak - Windy City Gridiron - We catch up with SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company to get the skinny on the reeling Green Bay Packers.

Wiltfong: Four reasons the Bears will beat the Packers - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he gives 4 reasons the Bears will beat the Packers this Sunday.

Curl's Biscuit Bowl, Tales from the Tape: Part 1 - Windy City Gridiron - Mitchell Trubisky had a career high in pass attempts against the Saints with mixed results. The first half showed promise.

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