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The Bear’s Halloween Den, October 31, 2018

It’s Halloween, as Bears fans got some scary news about Kyle Long.

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Fans ‘Bear Man’ (Don Wachter) and ‘Big Nasty’ pose for a photo prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Stankevitz: Bears film breakdown - How a perfectly called and executed screen led to a 70-yard touchdown for Tarik Cohen | NBC Sports Chicago - How did a simple screen pass turn into a 70-yard touchdown? It starts with every Bears player on the field doing his job correctly.

Perez: Bears will face Bills backup Nathan Peterman in Week 9 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears will face Buffalo Bills backup QB Nathan Peterman in the teams' Week 9 matchup at Buffalo.

Bryce Callahan named to Pro Football Focus’ Week 8 Team of the Week - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears CB Bryce Callahan's stellar performance against the Jets earned him a spot on Pro Football Focus' Week 8 Team of the Week

Mayer's Chalk Talk: How did Daniels grade out? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how James Daniels performed in his first NFL start, the last time the Bears won and all three of their division rivals lost on the same weekend and if a quarterback has ever led the Bears in rushing.

Lunch with Larry: 10.30.18 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer talks Mitchell Trubisky, the multitude of offensive weapons, the injury outlook and more during his weekly Q&A with fans.

Medina: The Bills Are a Mess Right Now and The Bears Should Be Expected to Win - Bleacher Nation - The Bills are riding the struggle bus and awaiting them at their next stop are the Chicago Bears.

Dannehy: Is This Bears Offense Destined For Greatness? They May Be Getting Close Already - Da Bears Blog - Even after a bad start to the season, the Bears are 9th in points scored, 11th in points per drive and 10th in yardage.

Bernstein: Active NFL Trade Season All Good Fun - 670 The Score - A sometimes habitually transaction-reluctant league was busy Tuesday.

Emma: NFL Trade Deadline Passes Without Deal By Bears - 670 The Score - Two NFC North foes were busy making moves.

Emma: Bears Expected To Face Bills 3rd-String QB Nathan Peterman - 670 The Score - Peterman has an abysmal 20.8 quarterback rating this season.

Jahns: Bears Kyle Long injury update - Long in walking boot, team has back-up plan - Sun Times - With Kyle Long injured, the Bears will turn to James Daniels, Eric Kush and Bryan Witzmann at guard.

Kane: The story behind what Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan called ‘the best surprise I ever had’ - Chicago Tribune - The Bears surprised Danny Trevathan with a visit from his grandmother. "I just know I have to appreciate the days I have with her right now," he said.

Real Talk: What Kyle Long's latest injury means for the Bears and his future - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long was wheeling around Halas Hall on Tuesday morning on a scooter, with his injured right foot elevated and in a boot. As the Bears slow-play their revelation of Long's latest injury, there are serious questions about his future and how his absence will affect the team.

Campbell: 5 observations from rewatching Bears-Jets: Mitch Trubisky's 2nd half, Leonard Floyd's sack drought and a nasty run defense - Chicago Tribune - 5 observations from rewatching the Bears' 24-10 win over the Jets include Mitch Trubisky's second-half surge, Leonard Floyd's sack drought, the Bears terrific run defense, the late re-emergence of Jordan Howard and Bryce Callahan's active day.

Rosenthal: Bears receiver Taylor Gabriel tweets support for oft-criticized ESPN 'MNF' analyst Jason Witten - Chicago Tribune - Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel tweeted his support for much-criticized rookie ESPN "Monday Night Football" analyst Jason Witten. Among Witten's many critics has been Bears teammate Danny Trevathan, who tweeted a complaint that Witten mispronounced his name on "MNF" earlier this season.

NFL Week 8 wrap-up: How can Mitch Trubisky compete with Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson? - Chicago Tribune - How can Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky compete with draft classmates Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson? There's discord in Green Bay after a costly fumble against the Rams.

Meet the Buffalo Bills (with the Rockpile Report Podcast) - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers kick off their Week 9 preview by gaining a firsthand scouting report with everything you need to know about the Buffalo Bills.

Letizia: It’s Time to Give Charles Leno Jr. the Recognition He Deserves - Da Bears Brothers Blog - Charles Leno Jr. is a top-five NFL tackle, and it's time that he's seen as one.

Ellis: Report - Kyle Long out for 6-8 weeks with foot injury - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' O-Line will be missing its leader for the next two months or so.

Ellis: What the Golden Tate trade does for the Bears' pursuit of an NFC North title - NBC Sports Chicago - The NFC North landscape shifts a bit.


Seahawks release veteran WR Brandon Marshall - - Brandon Marshall’s stint in Seattle is over. The Seahawks announced they’ve parted ways with the veteran WR. Marshall signed a one-year deal with the team this past offseason.

NFL Trade Deadline 2018: Vikings stand pat; Lions, Packers make significant deals - Daily Norseman - Including one guy that historically does very well against the Vikings


Buffalo Bills Nathan Peterman expected to start vs. Chicago Bears in Week 9 following Josh Allen, Derek Anderson injuries - Buffalo Rumblings - After Derek Anderson suffered a concussion Monday night, it looks like Petermania is back

Former Jets, Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor signs with Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings - After a free agent visit, the receiver is staying in Buffalo

Buffalo Bills stand pat at trade deadline, holding onto LeSean McCoy, Kelvin Benjamin - Buffalo Rumblings - LeSean McCoy and Kelvin Benjamin stay put.

Five observations: opinions on Buffalo Bills loss to New England Patriots opinion - Buffalo Rumblings - The Bills defense is playoff-caliber. The offense is -dumpster-caliber.

Buffalo Bills not ruling out Josh Allen missing rest of 2018 season - Buffalo Rumblings - Gulp.

NFL trade: Packers ship RB Ty Montgomery to Ravens for 2020 7th-rounder - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay gets a 7th-round pick in 2020 in the deal.

Aaron Jones is now the Green Bay Packers lead back - Acme Packing Company - After a worrisome few weeks with Mike McCarthy hemming and hawing over backfield snaps, it’s now clear Jones is the guy.

Top 5 moments of Golden Tate’s time with the Detroit Lions - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions just traded away one of their most fun to watch players on the team.

Quick thoughts on the Golden Tate trade: The Lions done messed up - Pride Of Detroit - Trying to make sense of the Lions trade.

Golden Tate trade: Detroit Lions players react to losing WR to Eagles - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions roster weighed in on the loss of one Detroit’s most prolific players in the franchise’s history.

Playoffs? Playoffs?! Who said anything about playoffs? - Daily Norseman - Taking stock of the Vikings playoff chances at the halfway point

NFL trade: Packers send Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington at deadline - Acme Packing Company - Ha Ha is on his way to Washington thanks to a last-minute deal.

Tom Brady: Aaron Rodgers inspires me – ProFootballTalk - A promo for Sunday night’s game between the Patriots and Packers features Michael Jordan musing about who is the greatest quarterback ever while hyping a rare matchup between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

NFL 2018 Trade Deadline Tracker: Ty Montgomery headed to Baltimore - Acme Packing Company - A veteran wideout is headed to Houston in the first trade of the day.


Zeglinski: Chicago Bears Kyle Long out 6-8 weeks with foot injury - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will unfortunately likely not see the veteran stalwart the rest of the 2018 season.

Infante: Bears stay quiet as trade deadline passes - Windy City Gridiron - The 2018 NFL trade deadline has passed, and the Bears did not do anything.

Householder's Stock up, Stock down: Chicago Bears New York Jets edition - Windy City Gridiron - Back on the winning side, we’ll highlight three good players and three struggling for the Bears

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: Bears back in 1st place, but where are they ranked? - Windy City Gridiron - We take our weekly trip around the interwebs to see where "they" rank the Chicago Bears in their Power Rankings.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - 1) Patrick Mahomes’ special season continues as he went over 300 yards passing for the seventh straight game. He leads the league in both passing yards (2,526) and touchdowns (26). There’s no...


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