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The Bear’s Den, November 3, 2018

The Bears shuffle on off to Buffalo to take on the Bills. Can Chicago win despite being heavy favorites?

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Defensive tackle Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears (center) goes after Bullalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly during a game at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Bears won the game, 24-3.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: Bears OLB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson Questionable Versus Bills - 670 The Score - The Bears will likely wait until Sunday to make a decision on two key players.

5@5: Any Scenario Bears Could Lose To Bills? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Joniak: Nagy Imploring Bears To Not Overlook Bills - 670 The Score - The Bills are 2-6 and have the NFL’s worst scoring offense.

Week 9 NFL picks against the spread: Separate corners in Brady-Rodgers duel and crucial Vikings-Lions matchup - Chicago Tribune - Have you heard Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are facing off for just the second time? The Packers held their own last weekend against the Rams, but the Patriots are rolling again.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Buffalo Bills - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - In this in-depth episode, the guys cover everything you need to know heading into the Chicago Bears' Week 9 game against the Buffalo Bills.

The Way We Heard It: No one seems to know if Khalil Mack will play - NBC Sports Chicago - News and notes from the week of practice leading up to Bears-Bills.

Stankevitz: How Javon Wims is handling an uphill battle for playing time - NBC Sports Chicago - Seventh-round pick Javon Wims has a difficult path to playing time, but is handling his situation well.

Mack, Robinson questionable for Sunday’s game - ChicagoBears.com - Outside linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) and receiver Allen Robinson II (groin) both practiced on a limited basis Friday and are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Buffalo.

Players to watch in Bears-Bills game - ChicagoBears.com - Larry Mayer and Simon Kaufman of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s game in Buffalo, including guard James Daniels.

Pick is in: Bears vs. Bill - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 9 game between the Bills and Bears Sunday at New Era Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on Chicagobears.com.

Medina: The Bears Should Know Everything There Is About Sunday's Starting QB, Nathan Peterman - Bleacher Nation - Nathan Peterman was someone the Bears took a good look at during the pre-draft process before choosing to ride with Mitch Trubisky.

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Bills - 670 The Score - Kickoff comes at noon Sunday from New Era Field.

BEARS vs. BILLS: Week 9 Preview: November 4, 2018 - Bleacher Nation - The first-place Bears head to the road in search of their second straight win, but might not have Khalil Mack in their corner.

Finley's 4 Bears questions: Team preps for Nathan Peterman, whom they eyed at Senior Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - Four questions as the Bears prepare to play in Buffalo on Sunday for the first time since 2002:

Finley: Bears run defense is pitching a shutout this season - Sun Times - The Bears are the only NFL team to not allow a rushing touchdown this season.

Campbell: How the Bears defense has re-established itself without Khalil Mack - Chicago Tribune - Ahead of the Bears' Week 9 game against the Bills, their defense re-established itself and preserved its confidence by dominating the Jets. In heeding coordinator Vic Fangio's plea to maintain a healthy collective mindset after two straight losses, the defense stabilized.

Kane: Khalil Mack - It was ‘a real uneasy feeling’ watching Bears-Jets game from sideline - Chicago Tribune - Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack sat out for the first time in 71 career games and is questionable to play in the 72nd on Sunday against the Bills at New Era Field.

Bills quarterback Derek Anderson questionable for Bears - Chicago Tribune - Buffalo Bills quarterback Derek Anderson is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears after missing practice all week because of to a concussion.

Wiederer: Bears' playoff dreams, throwback jerseys and another vexing penalty flag - Chicago Tribune - If the Chicago Bears can beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, they would be in rare territory: above .500 and in first place at the midpoint of the season. A deeper look into the team's recent history as well as notes on throwback jerseys and Eddie Jackson's unnecessary roughness penalty.

Rosenbloom: Don't let Khalil Mack get on the plane to Buffalo, Bears - Chicago Tribune - If the Bears can sit on the Jets offense without the outside linebacker who wrecked the NFL in September, then they can sit on the Bills, who are even worse. If the Bears need Khalil Mack to beat this team, then someone needs to be cut or fired or both.

Wiederer: 3 keys for the 1st-place Bears in their Week 9 matchup at the Bills - Chicago Tribune - With the Chicago Bears traveling to play the Buffalo Bills this weekend, Tribune reporter Dan Wiederer offers his three keys on how the Bears can take care of business as heavy road favorites.

Biggs: Scouting report on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White 'He locks a lot of these guys down' - Chicago Tribune - Some felt the Bills were reaching when they drafted Tre'Davious White with the 27th pick in 2017, but White has turned into a high-level performer and made up for the departure of Stephon Gilmore in free agency a year ago.

Bears vs. Bills: Tribune writers make their picks - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears beat the Bills on the road? Tribune writers make their picks

Potash: Bears vs. Bills What to Watch 4 - Sun Times - The Bears are one of two NFL teams that have yet to have a negative turnover differential in any game this season (the Seahawks are the other).

Potash: Overlook the 2-6 Bills? Bears coach Matt Nagy faces big test this week - Sun Times - Nagy is determined to keep his message fresh and make sure it continues to resonate as the season goes on.

Jahns: Offense is growing, learning but still producing with Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - Adam L. Jahns’ “Inside the Huddle” column appears in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Morrissey: Matt Nagy’s inspirational speech to Mitch Trubisky and what it means for you - Sun Times - I saw a rose-tinted future unfurling before me -- a future filled with team-building exercises and uplifting slogans taped above my desk.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Dougherty: Unraveling the mystery of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s decline - Going to the Pro Bowl after the 2016 season might have been the worst thing to happen for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s football career.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Bills on pace to finish the season with 6 TD passes, 26 interceptions – ProFootballTalk - A quarterback's touchdown-interception ratio has long been used as a shorthand for how well he's playing. There was a time when any quarterback in positive territory was said to be playing well: In the 1970s, interceptions were more common than touchdown passes, and so if you were a quarterback who ...

Matthew Stafford: “I still think we can be very successful” - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions quarterback talks about how the team will move forward after the Golden Tate trade.

How can the Detroit Lions upset the Vikings this week? - Pride Of Detroit - The PODcast crew tries to blueprint a Lions’ Week 9 victory.

Vikings Adam Thielen PFF offensive player of the month - Daily Norseman - The accolades for Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen keep rolling in. This time, he has been named Pro Football Focus offensive player of the month.

One way Mike McCarthy is more progressive than Sean McVay and Bill Belichick - Acme Packing Company - Mike is pretty forward-thinking in this specific area.

Buffalo Bills All-22 analysis: What’s wrong with LeSean McCoy? - Buffalo Rumblings - With a drastic dive in production, we examine if it’s McCoy falling off the cliff, other factors, or a combination of the two

Previewing the Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears matchup in Week 9 - Buffalo Rumblings - Bills vs. Da Bears. Everything you need to know to get ready for Buffalo’s second home game in six days!

Three headlines, Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears: Khalil Mack, Nathan Peterman, and more - Buffalo Rumblings - The Peterman Returns

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link's 2018 Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills Preview: Which Players to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears got back on track last week, but can they keep the train a rollin’ against a very beatable Bills team?

Berkes' Fantasy Football Forum - Week 9: Wide Receiver Shuffle - Windy City Gridiron - A somewhat unexpected shuffle to the wide receiver landscape gives hope for a new playmaker to enter the conversation

Wiltfong; Bears vs. Bills Injury Report - Khalil Mack one of three questionable for Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears Kyle Long nominated for Salute to Service Award - Windy City Gridiron - The veteran guard has shown a commitment to honoring the armed forces, and may soon receive an honor for it.

How to watch Bears vs. Bills: TV Schedule, radio, odds, previews, streaming and more - Windy City Gridiron - This is everything you need to know about how to watch the Bears take on the Bills this Sunday.

Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears: Five Questions with Windy City Gridiron - Buffalo Rumblings - The Bills welcome the Bears on Sunday.

Link's 2018 Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills Preview: What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears got back on track last week, but can they keep the train a rollin’ against a very beatable Bills team?

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