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The Bear’s Den, September 23, 2017

Bears look to get three starters back against Steelers on Sunday

Denver Broncos v Chicago Bears
Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears blocks Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field 
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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 - - 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 - - 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.


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.


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


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...


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...

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