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You’ve been waiting all year for this, well here ya go... let’s see what you’ve got!

Packer v Bears

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

BEARRRSSSS

Zeglinski: Bears, Green Bay in precarious positions heading into Thursday night - The Rock River Times - The Bears and Packers sit tied in their all-time series at 94-94-6 – the first time the series between the NFL’s two charter organizations have been tied since

Rodgers: The Bears’ key to stopping Packers QB Aaron Rodgers - Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have never been 2-2 in the John Fox era, but here’s how they could be after Thursday night’s game in Green Bay.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Why receivers aren't open downfield, success of the running game and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Bears at Packers: Can another cautious gameplan lead to another upset win? - Chicago Tribune - Key matchups, players to watch, predictions and more for Thursday's Bears-Packers game at Lambeau Field.

Campbell: Lacking dynamic passing attack, Bears content adjusting to defenses - Chicago Tribune - Mike Glennon had only 101 passing yards, as the Steelers repeatedly dropped seven or eight defenders in coverage and forced the Bears to dink and dunk.

Biggs: #FridayFeeling will depend on how well Bears defend Aaron Rodgers - Chicago Tribune - If you can't beat 'em, taunt 'em. That's the approach the Bears took with longtime nemesis Aaron Rodgers in the spring.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' offense needs to get off the ground - Daily Herald - Last week, the Chicago Bears' 220 rushing yards more than made up for their puny 101 yards through the air in a 23-17 victory over the Steelers. But Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains knows the passing attack has to pick up the pace.

Emma: Bears’ Hopes For Mike Glennon May Be Reaching Brink - CBS Chicago - Does Glennon really offer the Bears their best chance at victory? Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains doesn't sound so sure.

LeGere: Can the Chicago Bears defense stop Aaron Rodgers, Packers? - Daily Herald - In the first three weeks, the Chicago Bears' defense faced quarterbacks with a combined 10 Pro Bowl appearances. But none of them has a higher passer rating against the Bears than the 103.2 of Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, who is 15-3 against the Bears in games he starts and finishes.

Stankevitz: Will the Packers do what the Steelers didn't to scheme against Jordan Howard? - CSN Chicago - Jordan Howard faced loaded boxes on Sunday a lot less frequently than you might expect given the state of the Bears' offense.

Stankevitz: Could a banged-up and scuffling Packers' OL make Aaron Rodgers vulnerable against the Bears? - CSN Chicago - The Packers will be without their starting tackles on Thursday, and their offensive line hasn't been very good anyways this year.

Bears predictions: Week 4 vs rival Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ matchup with the Packers in Week 4:

Halas Intrigue: How the Bears can slow Packers QB Aaron Rodgers - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley breaks down three ways the Bears can try to slow Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Thursday:

Jahns: Whether Mike Glennon knows it or not, Thursday could be his last stand - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns’ “Inside the Huddle” column appears in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Potash: Bears vs. Packers - What to Watch 4 - Chicago Sun-Times - Rodgers has been sacked 13 times in three games. But he’s still Aaron Rodgers — despite six sacks against the Bengals last week he threw for 313 yards

Finley: To win in 2017, Bears lean on old-school rush attack - Chicago Sun-Times - “To play those close games and grind it out (is) the way the Bears need to win in 2017,” he said.

Potash: Will Bears finally parlay a win into something big? - Chicago Sun-Times - That sure seems like a foundation for a significant leap. But we’ve been here too many times to anticipate it.

Sneed: Mike Ditka on NFL controversy 'Just play football' - Chicago Sun-Times - Legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka wishes football players would just focus on football.

Mayer: How to watch, listen to Bears-Packers game - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will visit the Green Bay Packers Thursday night at Lambeau Field at 7:25 p.m. (CT). Here’s how you can watch and listen to the Week 4 contest.

Players to watch versus Packers - ChicagoBears.com - Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Thursday night’s road game against the Green Bay Packers.

Boden: John Fox, Chicago Bears at a crossroads in Year Three of rebuild - Pro Football Weekly - Fox still has shot to right Bears ship, prove he's coach to develop QB of future, Trubisky

Arkush: Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers rivalry as even as they get - Pro Football Weekly - But Packers hold decided edge over Bears in Aaron Rodgers era

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Hard To Compare Trubisky’s Development To Aaron Rodgers - WGN Radio - There is a lot to get to on this short week before a Bears-Packers game so let's dive right in: 1. Aaron Rodgers knows the value of learning from the bench, but his situation in Green Bay was a lot different than Trubisky’s current situation in Chicago.

DBB Game Preview: How the Chicago Bears Can Beat the Green Bay Packers - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers take their weekly in-depth look at the Bears' upcoming matchup and explain what Chicago must do to beat the Packers.

Wiederer: Can offensive formula from 'Tebowmania' help Bears? 'It can work again' - Chicago Tribune - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is undeterred by criticism that the passing attack relied too heavily on short passes and checkdowns.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Deshaun Watson gives first game check to colleagues affected by hurricane – ProFootballTalk - If you didn't already like Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, prepare to change your mind. Watson recently gave his first game check to a trio of team cafeteria workers whose lives were turned upside down by the recent flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Florio: Matt Forte may miss Sunday’s game with turf toe – ProFootballTalk - The Jets' running back committee could be shrinking, at least for a game. Jets tailback Matt Forte has turf toe, in addition to a knee injury. He did not practice on Wednesday. "I have no idea," Forte said regarding whether he'll play on Sunday against the Jaguars, via the Associated Press.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Hirschhorn's Bears vs. Packers Q&A: Chicago stubbornly sticking with Mike Glennon - Acme Packing Company - Josh Sunderbruch of SB Nation's Chicago Bears blog Windy City Gridiron answers our questions about the Bears' improved defense, Mike Glennon's seemingly tenuous grip on his starting job, and what he expects from Bears vs. Packers.

Reisman: Geoff Schwartz believes the Lions are NFC North front-runners - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions hype is spreading. Ken's Note: Apparently Geoff has forgotten to watch any tape of Minnesota.

Packers Week 4 Walkthroughs: What concerns us about the season so far - Acme Packing Company - APC writers offer their opinions on concerning trends through three weeks.

Skelly10: Vikings’ Everson Griffen Calls Out Lions’ Greg Robinson - Daily Norseman - Griffen doesn't hold back as he calls Robinson, "lazy."

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: 5 Questions with Acme Packing Company - Windy City Gridiron - Heading into Thursday Night Football, Windy City Gridiron had a chance to touch base with our sibling site up north and talk about some football.

Householder's Week 4 Game Preview: Bears-Packers - Windy City Gridiron - The longest-running NFL rivalry will write its latest chapter Thursday

WIltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2017: Week 3 vs Pittsburgh Steelers - Windy City Gridiron - Do you guys remember last year when there was a big variance in sacks allowed depending on who was at quarterback for the Chicago Bears?

Silverstein: Help us select a duo-nickname for Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen - Windy City Gridiron - Vote now!

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Report - Josh Sitton and Hroniss Grasu Questionable - Windy City Gridiron - In case you missed it, earlier this week the Chicago Bears announced that starting safety Quintn Demps broke his arm, but they weren’t sure if he would need to go on injured reserve. While the...

Zeglinski & Link's WCG Radio, Episode 13: Bears-Packers, feel the fever! - Windy City Gridiron - Peter Bukowski hops on the program to help the guys preview Thursday's big rivalry game.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears players are doing good deeds - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears’ players, both current and former, have always been very active in the community and with charitable organizations. It’s one of those things that is ingrained within the origination,...

Sunderbruch: Soldier Field is Fine - Injury Issues are a Myth - Windy City Gridiron - Fan lore holds that Soldier Field is a source of trauma for Bears players and that the venue is prone to creating injuries. However, there is almost no data to support this, and the actual evidence suggests it’s safer than most pro fields.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Bears-Packers - Windy City Gridiron - A pivotal NFC North matchup awaits the Bears on Thursday night. WCG's stance on the latest edition of the NFL's oldest rivalry.

Curl: Glennon or Trubisky - What really matters? - Windy City Gridiron - As the Quarterback controversy in Chicago reaches a fever pitch, I go beyond the hype and look at the differences between these signal callers that really matter.

Link's Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers Preview: What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears invade the not-so-frozen tundra this Thursday for the first time this season...it’s Packer Week!!

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