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The Bear’s Den: September 26, 2017, Packers Week Edition!

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With a win under our belts, we prepare to travel to where it smells of cheese

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Pernell McPhee #92 of the Chicago Bears sacks Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' 23-17 overtime win over the Steelers - Chicago Tribune
10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears wore down the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to a 23-17 victory in overtime Sunday afternoon.

Campbell: Quintin Demps becomes fourth Bears starter to go down with serious injury - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears safety Quintin Demps suffered a fractured left forearm Sunday and is out indefinitely, coach John Fox said Monday.

Moreano: Trubisky has potential to open Bears’ offense - Da Bears Brothers - Plain and simple: If the Bears want to increase their chances of winning, they must play Trubisky.

Wiederer: Forget the blunders; for these Bears, final result is all that matters - Chicago Tribune - It was as if the Steelers had offered up a much-needed September victory as a housewarming gift and the Bears were choosing to store it in their lit fireplace.

Biggs Bears film review: Cornerback rotation helps keep Steelers at bay - Chicago Tribune - Bears cornerbacks Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper all played well in the 23-17 upset of the Steelers in overtime.

Aguilar: Chicago Bears' Cooper relieved botched return didn't cost win - Daily Herald - Marcus Cooper Sr. went from highlight to blooper reel all on one play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Steelers - CBS Chicago - Sherrick McManis came up big, as did the Bears' secondary.

Stankevitz: Bears Week 3 grades - Offensive line, running backs lead the way for first win - CSN Chicago - The Bears' offensive line did an excellent job creating holes for Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen on Sunday.

Potash: Sherrick McManis has a Pro Bowl day on special teams - Chicago Sun-Times - McManis also retrieved a muffed punt in the first quarter that led to Jordan Howard’s three-yard touchdown that gave the Bears a 7-0 lead.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Making sense of the Bears' wild win in Week 3 - Chicago Sun-Times - How good was running back Jordan Howard? What was cornerback Marcus Cooper thinking? Are the Bears a good team? Tune in.

Finley: Breaking down the Bears' odd win & their QB ineptitude - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Potash joins Patrick Finley to break down the Bears' win and their poor QB play:

Jahns: 17 takeaways from the Bears' 23-17 overtime win vs. Steelers - Chicago Sun-Times - Some thoughts and observations after watching the film and going through the stats of the Bears’ 23-17 overtime time against the Steelers.

Finley: Bears safety Quintin Demps breaks his left forearm - Chicago Sun-Times - Safety Quintin Demps broke his forearm Sunday, coach John Fox said the day after the Bears' 23-17 victory against the Steelers.

Jahns: Film Study - Bears continue to feature OLB Leonard Floyd in coverage - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations after watching film of the Bears’ 23-17 overtime victory against the Steelers in Week 3.

Finley: Bears announce contract extension with CBS Radio - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears and CBS radio announced a multi-year extension Monday that will keep the team's games on WBBM 780-AM and 105.9-FM, their home since 2000.

Finley: How the Bears fared in their Week 3 win - Chicago Sun-Times - Backup tackle Bradley Sowell entered at left guard and Cody Whitehair moved to center when Hroniss Grasu hurt his right hand.

Cahill: The Bears somehow won despite Mike Glennon - Chicago Sun-Times - The "Mike Glennon needs to be benched" talk was thoroughly trumped Sunday by much weightier issues.

Finley: Playing through shoulder pain, how RB Jordan Howard gave Bears 'juice' - Chicago Sun-Times - One day after Jordan Howard ran for 138 yards, the Bears marveled at how he dit it with an injured right shoulder.

Potash: Bears win, but it's all about the QB — Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Every victory is a small step for the Bears. The chance to take a giant leap won’t come until Mitch Trubisky becomes the starter.

Cox: John Fox says It’s probably ‘a fairly proper assessment’ to assume Mike Glennon starts Thursday - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears head coach John Fox was surprisingly vague about affirming Mike Glennon as his team's starting quarterback.

They Said It: Week 3 - ChicagoBears.com - A look at what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday’s Week 3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mayer: Demps out indefinitely with broken arm - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears lost a defensive starter to injury for the third time in as many games this season when safety Quintin Demps broke his arm in Sunday’s 23-17 overtime win over the Steelers.

Defeo: Special teams came up short in Steelers OT loss to the Bears - Behind the Steel Curtain - There is plenty of blame to go around when discussing the Steelers 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday, but this article focuses on the ugly performance of the special teams.

HOT NOT TAKES

Ranking the top 6 Detroit Lions screwjobs - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have a history of being abused by refs. Here are the worst culprits. Ken's note: I know, some of these are really really horrible (especially that Dallas one, I was watching that game, that one smelled really really bad)... but... LOLions! Sorry, I can't help myself, I'm a bad person but if someone's gonna get jobbed, who better?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Patriots apologize for charging fans for tap water – ProFootballTalk - It was on Sunday in New England and elsewhere. The heat at Gillette Stadium resulted in a run on bottled water. After the bottled water was gone, tap water was provided. The only problem? Stadium workers charged $4.50 or $5 per cup.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Packers, Bears each face major injury concerns before Thursday night matchup - Acme Packing Company - The two NFC North rivals each should have lengthy injury reports on a short week.

Reisman: A brief history of the 10-second runoff and why it doesn’t belong in today’s NFL - Pride Of Detroit - The NFL’s rulebook is archaic and needs a facelift. Ken's Note: True, but the dude was down. Sorry. Truth.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears vs. Steelers - Notes from Chicago’s first victory - Windy City Gridiron - In an emotional rollercoaster of a game, the Bears pulled away with the overtime win at home.

Wiltfong's snap counts, stats and more: Chicago Bears vs Pittsburgh Steelers - Windy City Gridiron - We'll list out the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their huge 23-17 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Zeglinski: Quintin Demps breaks arm, out indefinitely - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago's veteran safety suffered the injury late in the Bears' victory over the Steelers. There's no official timetable on a return.

LInk: Three Up, Three Down - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at how the Bears performed based on the keys to the Steelers' game as well as three players who performed well and three who did not.

Sunderbruch & Zeglinski's Week 3 Overreaction: Beating the Steelers Edition - Windy City Gridiron - No matter what, the 2017 Bears will not be as bad as the 2008 Lions. Now that they have managed at least that much, what other takeaways are available with a light-hearted perspective on Game 3?

FANPOSTS

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