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The Bear’s Den, September 23, 2017

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Bears look to get three starters back against Steelers on Sunday

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Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears blocks Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: Bears' brutal schedule to begin season doesn't mean they are off course - Chicago Tribune - A loss to the Steelers would drop the Bears to 0-3 for the third consecutive year, but general managers and scouts say the Bears have made improvements.

Steelers at Bears: It's hard to see any way Bears can come out on top - Chicago Tribune - The Bears want to be a run-oriented offense. But through 2 games, the ground game has not been effective enough. Will that change in Week 3 vs. the Steelers?

LeGere: Chicago Bears defense facing big challenge in Steelers - Daily Herald - Heading into Sunday's game with Pittsburgh, the Chicago Bears already have plenty of experience defending dangerous offenses. But the Steelers, who were No. 7 in offense last year, have arguably the best QB-RB-WR trio in all of football with Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.

STL: Is it the beginning of the end for Glennon? - CSN Chicago - The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether the Mike Glennon Experience should be over sooner rather than later.

Stankevitz: Can Markus Wheaton fix what ails the Bears’ offense? - CSN Chicago - The Bears' offense sorely has lacked a deep threat so far, but adding Markus Wheaton won't completely solve the problems facing Mike Glennon & Co.

Stankevitz: Kyle Long looks set for 2017 debut while Josh Sitton doubtful for Week 3 - CSN Chicago - Kyle Long's impending return to the Bears' offensive line should provide a boost, especially with Josh Sitton (ribs) doubtful for Sunday.

Gabriel: Did The Bears Make A Mistake In Signing Mike Glennon? Yes - CBS Chicago - Everything the Bears saw and hoped for in signing Glennon is failing to come to fruition.

Emma: It’s On Mike Glennon To Open Up Bears’ Running Game - CBS Chicago - The Bears hope they can unclog the box to open up the running game.

Bears predictions: Week 3 vs. Steelers - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ matchup against the Steelers in Week 3.

Halas Intrigue: 3 factors that will sway Sunday's Bears-Steelers game - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, the Sun-Times' Patrick Finley breaks down three factors in watch in Sunday's Bears-Steelers game.

Cahill: 7.5 reasons Bears could upset Steelers — or at least cover the spread - Chicago Sun-Times - On paper, the Steelers vs. Bears matchup on Sunday looks like a gimme.

Cox: Steelers’ speed on both sides of ball presents difficult matchup for Bears - Bears Wire - The Pittsburgh Steelers should prove to be a difficult matchup for the Chicago Bears because of their speed on both sides of the ball.

Perez: Bears pass rush likely to come from right side of defense in Week 3 vs. Steelers - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears pass rush will be critical to upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season

Perez: Bears pass rush likely to come from right side of defense in Week 3 vs. Steelers - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears pass rush will be critical to upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season

The Pick Is In: Bears-Steelers - ChicagoBears.com - NFL analysts from around the country make their picks for the week 3 matchup between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers at Soldier Field.

Mayer: Amukamara expected to return Sunday - ChicagoBears.com - Cornerback Prince Amukamara, one of the key free agents the Bears signed to help bolster their secondary, is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Steelers.

HOT NOT TAKES

Skrbina: Prepare for traffic headaches on Sunday with Bears-Steelers and Chicago Half Marathon - Chicago Tribune - Sunday's Chicago Half Marathon and Bears vs. Steelers game could create a traffic mess.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Walker: With Packers’ cornerbacks struggling, will Green Bay turn to Josh Hawkins? - Acme Packing Company - Despite preseason flashes two consecutive years, the second-year pro has yet to see a significant snap increase in regular season action.

Glover: Report - Bradford To Get Second Opinion On Knee, Has ‘Pronounced Pain’ - Daily Norseman - Well, that escalated quickly

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

John Fox on the Hot Seat, Part 3 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are a losing football team, and sometimes a coaching change can help. In this conclusion to the series, the writers say who they want to see lead the Bears instead of John Fox.

Berckes: Fantasy Football Week 3 Thread - The Rise of Carson Wentz - Windy City Gridiron - Each week we’re setting aside this time slot to provide a forum for fantasy football conversation. Bring your questions about who to start / sit in the comment section. We’ll also grade trades and...

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Report: Three Bears should make their season debuts - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Link's Chicago Bears versus Pittsburgh Steelers Preview: What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - No this isn’t Soviet Russia but the Steel Curtain is very real. Can the Bears give up their guerrilla passing attack in favor of learning to love the bomb?

Wiltfong: How should these Bears game-plan? - Windy City Gridiron - The manner in which the 2017 Chicago Bears are currently constructed leaves them with some limitations. The injuries are a concern, but even if this team was 100% top to bottom, the margin of error...

FANPOSTS

Adam_W_K: Bears Management In Denial - Windy City Gridiron - Throughout the 2010's, the Bears brass’s overwhelming loyalty to a player or to a concept has really shown them to be in denial. It's a large reason why the Bears have been basement dwellers in...

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there's a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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