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It’s turn around day, when we put the Packers game behind us and concentrate on Seattle Monday

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

BEARRRSSSS

Pearson: Under construction - a few flashes aside, Trubisky and Bears offense have major work to do - The Blitz Network - It truly was a tale of two halves for the Bears on Sunday night in Green Bay. After grabbing a 17-0 lead at the break, the Bears were outscored 24-6 in the second half and left Lambeau Field wondering what the hell happened.Those watching the primetime game knew

Leming: A familiar song - same old Bears? Not quite - The Blitz Network - If you were like me, Sunday night’s first half for the Bears was filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The first half felt like a dream that couldn’t get any better. Yet, the second felt like the same nightmare most Bears fans have...

Zeglinski: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - 10 thoughts after the Bears’ 24-23 loss to the Packers | The Blitz Network - Yes, the Bears blew a 20-point second half lead against the Packers. Yes, they seemingly did everything possible to fall in such a heartbreaking fashion. For a Week 1 loss on it’s face, it can’t get much worse for Chicago than it did Sunday night.

Stankevitz: Why Khalil Mack wasn't satisfied with his dominant Bears debut - NBC Sports Chicago - Khalil Mack spoke after Sunday's game of needing to be better, and one play in particular stands out when looking at where the edge rusher could've done something different.

Power Ranking Round-Up: Bears drop (slightly) after loss - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears aren't getting much love after their heartbreaking loss to Green Bay.

Moreano: Nagy’s play calling must improve for offense to be successful - Da Bears Brothers Blog - In order for the Bears to take the next step with their offense, Matt Nagy needs to prove he can be an efficient play caller for an entire game.

Wiederer: Mitch Trubisky and Aaron Rodgers - 2 quarterbacks, 2 throws, 2 rivals on 2 different paths - Chicago Tribune - As if Bears fans needed another reminder: With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the Packers have established a winning mentality and ability to perform in big moments. It's a model that Mitch Trubisky will have to work to emulate.

Wiederer & Campbell: How does the Bears' heartbreaking loss to the Packers affect the season outlook? - Chicago Tribune - There were positives and negatives in the Bears' heartbreaking loss to the Packers in the season opener. Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell examine how those affect the season outlook in this week's Real Talk.

Campbell: 5 observations from rewatching Bears-Packers, including Mitch Trubisky's inconsistencies and Matt Nagy's play-calling - Chicago Tribune - 5 observations from rewatching the Bears' 24-23 loss to the Packers in Week 1, including Mitch Trubisky's inconsistency and Khalil Mack's strong Bears debut.

Bear Download Podcast: How the Bears move forward from a Week 1 loss to the Packers - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Rosenbloom: The problem with Bears rookie coach Matt Nagy talking about developing a ‘finish mentality’ - Chicago Tribune - A day after the epic choke in Green Bay, Bears rookie coach Matt Nagy said his team needs that “finish mentality.’’ Yes. Well. Nagy’s last two second halves involve blowing a playoff game at home while calling plays for the Chiefs and blowing a 20-0 lead against the dreaded Packers on Sunday night. Ken's Note: Thank goodness Steve Rosenbloom knows everything, ever. It's so comforting to know that the all knowing, all seeing eyes of Steve watch out for us piddling mortals.

Potash: Bears offense with Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky needs a lot of work, progress - If it gets better from here, it’s all good. But we know around these parts that it’s no sure thing.

Dannehy: The Same Old Bears - Da Bears Blog - On their way to revolutionizing the way football is played in Chicago and around the world, the Bears hit a speed bump when they actually had to play a game and it revealed that talk his cheap and this team certainly looks to be the same it has been for most of the last 25 years. The hype train spun out of control when the team added Khalil Mack — and he certainly showed why he was worth such hysteria — but lost in all the commotion was that the Bears actually had to put a product on the field and, when they did, it wasn’t good.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky Clearly Missed a Touchdown Opportunity (Except He Didn't) - Bleacher Nation - The Bears left some points on the field on Sunday, but one play stands out from others.

Medina: Roquan Smith Should Start Soon and Play More - Bleacher Nation - Roquan Smith made the most of his brief cameo, but will soon be asked to do more.

Cerami: Jordan Howard Had One of the Best Pass-Catching Games of His Career on Sunday - Bleacher Nation - And that could mean a lot going forward.

Mayer: Robertson-Harris steps up in season opener - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris showed his pass-rush ability in Sunday night’s loss to the Packers, recording one sack and pressuring DeShone Kizer into throwing an interception that Khalil Mack returned for a touchdown.

Lunch With Larry: 09.11.18 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer takes a look back at what happened against Green Bay, the dominance of Khalil Mack and the team's mindset going forward during his weekly Q&A with fans.

Chalk Talk: What was biggest positive in loss? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the biggest positive in the Bears’ loss to the Packers, if the Bears considered going for a first down instead of kicking a field goal in the fourth quarter and why the Bears didn’t snap the ball quickly to draw a Green

Nagy, Bears staying positive after Week 1 loss - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Matt Nagy vowed that Bears players and coaches will learn from Sunday night’s 24-23 loss to the Packers as they begin to prepare for next Monday night’s home opener against the Seahawks.

Perez: Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller vows team won’t collapse again - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie WR Anthony Miller vowed the team won't lose again the way they lost to the Packers in Week 1

Stankevitz: Film breakdown - Why the Bears didn't convert two critical third-and-short plays in the fourth quarter against Green Bay - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears didn't convert a third-and-one and third-and-two in the fourth quarter, two plays that loomed large in Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Haugh: True Or False? Start Of Bears Season Fun With Opinions Flying After Loss To Packers - 670 The Score - We conduct a true-or-false exercise to assess the divergent early Bears opinions.

Emma: Broad View Of Bears Appears Promising - 670 The Score - Amid a crushing loss to the Packers was a glimpse of what the Bears could be.

Gabriel: Jordan Howard Shows He's A Fit For Matt Nagy's Offense - 670 The Score - Jordan Howard flashed his improved receiving skills in the season-opening loss.

Broome: NFC North takeaways from Week 1 - 247Sports - Taking a look a the week that was for NFC North teams.

Eurich: Kevin King defends Bears QB Mitch Trubisky - 247Sports - The Green Bay Packers defender came to the aid of Mitch Trubisky.

Bears open as 3-point favorites over Seahawks - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have opened as favorites over the Seattle Seahawks.

Eurich: New NFL head coaches go winless in Week 1 - 247Sports - New NFL head coaches did not fair well in Week 1.

Wiedman: Remembering 9/11 - The Year the NFL Stood Still - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman reflects on the impact September 11th had on the NFL and how we all should take time to enjoy every moment.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Raiders close to deal with Martavis Bryant, plan to play him this week – ProFootballTalk - The Raiders and receiver Martavis Bryant are close to one-year deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Pelissero adds that “barring any hiccup,” the Raiders plan to play Bryant this week. The Raiders called Bryant on Tuesday morning, and he arrived at the facility later in the day.

Steelers remove Le’Veon Bell from depth chart – ProFootballTalk - From the moment the Steelers unveiled their online depth chart for 2018, Le’Veon Bell appeared on it as the first-string running back. Now, two days after James Conner generated nearly 200 yards from scrimmage in the Week One game against the Browns, Bell’s name is nowhere to be seen.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 1 report card vs. New York Jets: F everything - Pride Of Detroit - No one is immune from the big, red F this week.

Laquon Treadwell Had A Quiet Week 1, But Don’t Give Up On Him Yet - Daily Norseman - After two very disappointing seasons, Laquon Treadwell showed some promise in the preseason. So why was it more of the same in Week 1?

How and why the Packers’ offense changed after Aaron Rodgers’ injury - Acme Packing Company - Changing the focus of the offense from “blocking Khalil Mack” to “repeatedly targeting Prince Amukamara’s backup” turned into a winning strategy, and the Bears had no answer for it.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: The Chicago Bears’ Khalil Mack headlined Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week - Windy City Gridiron - It was a stellar debut for the star pass rusher Mack. He and a few other Bears were rightfully recognized for their play against the Packers.

Householder: Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers - Stock up, stock down - Windy City Gridiron - Not all was bad on Sunday night for the Bears: who showed up against the Packers?

NFL Power Rankings: What did the second half failure do to the Bears’ ranking? - Windy City Gridiron - We take a peek around the week 2 NFL Power Rankings to see how they have the Chicago Bears ranked.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Beware, this is the #HotTaek version of our Ten Thoughts this week.

Infante & Sunderbruch's Bears 2018 college prospect preview: Big Ten - Windy City Gridiron - With the college football season underway, we will be taking a look at a couple of players in each conference that the Bears should keep an eye on. In this edition, we look at some of the best in the Big Ten.

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