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The Bear’s Den, September 11, 2017

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Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears celebrate after tackling quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at Soldier Field on September 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: Tarik Cohen stands tall as difference-maker for Bears - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen is what the Bears long ago hoped Devin Hester would become - a mismatch in the open field, a terror with the ball and a headache for opponents.

Wiederer: Bears can't seize upset chance, suffer disappointing 23-17 loss to Falcons - Chicago Tribune - Alas, Sunday ended as so many game-day afternoons have for the Bears in recent years. With dejection. With a failure to get over the hump.

Campbell: One big miscommunication mistake costs Bears defense big-time - Chicago Tribune - One bad play cost the Bears defense dearly, as Austin Hooper's 88-yard touchdown reception featured a total breakdown

DeWitt: Da Bears Brothers Chicago Bears Podcast and Postgame Show - Da Bears Brothers - Da Bears Brothers is the place where Bears fans across the globe hang out after every Chicago Bears game, and where Bears fans go to get their fix of Chicago Bears talk in the offseason.

LeGere: Bears can't pull off comeback, lose to Falcons - Daily Herald - The Bears hung tough but fell short in a 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's season opener at Soldier Field.

Under Center Podcast: Bears can't complete comeback, fall to Falcons - CSN Chicago - Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown and Jim Miller weigh in on the Bears' season-opening loss to the Falcons.

Duber: Not who we thought they were? Should near comeback force us to rethink expectations for Bears? - CSN Chicago - Perhaps the Bears are not who we thought they were, showing plenty of life and nearly beating the reigning NFC champs in the season-opener.

Emma: Bears Feed Off Fox’s Message, Come Out Looking Better For 2017 - CBS Chicago - Though the Bears' season-opening loss felt all too familiar, there was one thing much different from the past two years.

Bernstein: Bears Display What They Are (And What They’re Not) - CBS Chicago - The Bears announced their mediocrity and showcased all their limitations in a season-opening loss Sunday.

Stankevitz: 'I don’t give a damn about his stature' Tarik Cohen shows why he can be a game-changing playmaker - CSN Chicago - Tarik Cohen sparked the Bears' offense when they needed it the most in his tantalizingly impressive regular season debut Sunday.

Finley: Uh-oh-for-4 - Mike Glennon, Bears can't get last 5 yards in Week 1 loss - Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Glennon had four plays Sunday to make fans forget Jay Cutler and Mitch Trubisky.

Potash: Miscommunication dooms Bears on Austin Hooper's 88-yard TD - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears actually did a fine job against an offense that led the NFL in scoring last season

Jahns: 'The secret's out' - Bears have true 'game-breaker' in RB Tarik Cohen - Chicago Sun-Times - "The kid can just do so much. He’s going to be a special player for a long time.”

Morrissey: Mike Glennon was what the Bears asked him to be - Chicago Sun-Times - He did the best he could with weak supporting cast.

Finley: Kevin White's injury further weakens paper-thin Bears receiving corps - Chicago Sun-Times - Kevin White has now played five games since being drafted in 2015, and has finished only three.

Potash: Akiem Hicks celebrates new deal with two sacks in Bears' loss - Chicago Sun-Times - Hicks spearheaded an encouraging defensive effort by the Bears against a Falcons team that led the NFL in scoring last season

Finley: Bears' Jordan Howard scores on trick, later drops likely game-winner - Chicago Sun-Times - Jordan Howard will likely be remembered for the play he didn’t make in a 23-17 season-opening loss.

Finley: Pernell McPhee plays little in return from knee surgery - Chicago Sun-Times - Days after coach John Fox said doctors declared Pernell McPhee to be in the best shape of his life, he played about a half-dozen snaps Sunday.

Jahns: Bears defense has many missed tackles to regret - Chicago Sun-Times - Three quick thoughts and observations from the Bears' 23-17 loss to the Falcons.

Mayer: Pace appears on pre-game radio show - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM pre-game show in advance of Sunday’s season opener against the Falcons.

Mayer's 2-minute Drill: Glennon shows resiliency in loss to Falcons - ChicagoBears.com
After a slow start in Sunday’s 23-17 season-opening loss to the Falcons at Soldier Field, quarterback Mike Glennon and the Bears passing game heated up.

Kaberon: Cohen runs into Bears record books - ChicagoBears.com
Rookie running back Tarik Cohen showed his wide range of skills in Sunday’s season opener, setting a Bears record with his magnificent play.

Mayer: Bears fall short in opener against Falcons - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears had an opportunity in the final seconds to beat the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, but failed to pull off the upset and begin the season 0-1.

Nabors' 3 and out: Breaking down the Bears loss to Atlanta in season opener - Pro Football Weekly - Three moments that mattered.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears' loss to Falcons feels better than it should - Pro Football Weekly - Club is 0-1 but arrow appears to be pointing up

Hoge: New Season, Same Result - Bears Are Competitive, But Lose - WGN Radio - Was Mike Glennon the reason why the Bears lost to the Falcons? No. But Trubisky could have been the reason why they beat the Falcons. We'll never know.

Game Recap: Bears vs. Falcons - Cover32
The Chicago Bears displayed a very impressive effort against the 2016 NFC Champions in game one of the season against the Atlanta Falcons.

Moreano: Jordan Howard primed to be NFL's leading rusher - Da Bears Brothers - - Last season, Jordan Howard ended up being the No. 2 rusher in the league, this season he wants to be No. 1.

Wiederer: Wide receiver Kevin White could be lost for the season - again - Chicago Tribune - An ESPN report Sunday evening indicated that the Bears feared Kevin White had broken his collarbone and could be lost for the season. Again.

HOT NOT TAKES

Rosenbloom: Would Mitch Trubisky have completed the Bears' winning drive that Mike Glennon couldn't? - Chicago Tribune - By starting Mike Glennon over Mitch Trubisky, Bears coach John Fox defaulted to playing the quarterback less likely to lose instead of one who might win it. Ken's Note: Wow, the question is if this article is as idiotic as Haugh's, posted below... no, I think it's idiotic but not QUITE as mind-numbingly dumb as the other one in this . Quite.

Haugh: ding to Bears' 23-17 loss to Falcons is familiar, but evidence of progress isn't - Chicago Tribune - In losing the season opener to an opponent whose last game was Super Bowl LI, the Bears achieved a meaningful victory: They showed promise. Ken's Note: This is an idiotic article. You have been warned.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers vs. Seahawks Final Score: Green Bay wins 17-9 on defense & second-half surge - Acme Packing Company - The Packers go to 1-0 on the young season with an impressive defensive performance.

2017 NFL Week 1: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings - Daily Norseman - When you’ve been waiting eight months, one extra day is no biggie.

Lions-Cardinals recap: Sloppy first half takes a wild turn as Detroit wins, 35-23 - Pride Of Detroit - It went from weird to wonderful in Detroit on Sunday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Week One Bears vs Falcons Bears show up strong but Falcons edge out a win - Windy City Gridiron - The Beloved Bears ring in the 2017 season with an impressive showing against last year’s NFC champions

Zeglinski: Bears' Kevin White breaks collarbone, ending his season - Windy City Gridiron - The third-year Chicago wideout's injury-plagued misfortune has sprung up again.

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