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Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass under pressure from Adewale Ogunleye #93 of the Chicago Bears, who is being blocked by Sean Locklear #75 of the Seahawks October 1, 2006 at Soldier Field
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Zeglinski: The Bear Pause - Kyle Fuller lets opportunity slip through his fingers against the Packers - The Blitz Network - Through one half of football against the Packers, the Bears defense looked like the throwback Monsters of the Midway. How dominant were the Bears against their long-time rivals?Chicago allowed only 61 yards across seven possessions and 28 total plays.

Meet the Seahawks (with The Sea Hawkers Podcast) - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Da Bears Brothers kick off their Week 2 preview by gaining a firsthand scouting report with everything you need to know about the Seattle Seahawks.

Campbell: Bears defense regroups with its identity caught between two halves - Chicago Tribune - As the Bears defense regroups from Sunday's collapse against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, its identity as the Bears' backbone and quest to be an elite unit depends on recapturing the standard they set in the first half.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Where does Mitch Trubisky stand after a poor 2nd half? When will Roquan Smith start? Why didn't the Bears blitz Aaron Rodgers more? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. The mailbag is overloaded with questions and concerns regarding Mitch Trubisky and the offense. What about Matt Nagy's play calling? When does Roquan Smith start? Why didn't Vic Fangio blitz more?

Wiederer: Jordan Howard is turning heads - quietly 'I had no idea how good his vision and feet were' - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard had a solid performance in the season opener, catching every pass thrown to him and topping 100 yards from scrimmage. For an offense looking for an identity, Howard's reliability can't be overlooked.

Rosenbloom: A painful reminder about Bears QB Mitch Trubisky and coach Matt Nagy - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy calls it "the process." That’s code for pain. It’s painful to remember that neither Nagy nor quarterback Mitch Trubisky has completed a full season of NFL games calling plays or executing them. And so, you get epic chokes. "The process" ought to come with an HMO option.

Finley: Bears RB Jordan Howard catching on to 3-down back status - Sun Times - This season will be a referendum on whether Jordan Howard is, as his new head coach claims, an every-down back.

Jahns: Bears WR Allen Robinson believes in rapport with Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - Receiver Allen Robinson caught four passes for 61 yards in his Bears debut.

Finley: Bears LB Roquan Smith ready for '1 quarter or an entire game' - Sun Times - Roquan Smith didn’t start Sunday, but he finished.

Potash: Encouraged Bears focus on Seahawks after loss to Packers - Sun Times - Since Rodgers became the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008, the Bears are 7-1 in the next game after losing at Lambeau

Telander: Mitch Trubisky is no match for Aaron Rodgers - Sun Times - Telander: "This is no knock on young and hopeful quarterback Mitch Trubisky, but he will never be Aaron Rodgers, who someday might be the best QB ever."

Wednesday weigh-in: Bears prepping for Seahawks - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will spend the week focused on preparing for Monday night’s home opener against the Seahawks and not dwelling on their tough loss Week 1 loss to the Packers.

Mayer: Bears striving for consistency on offense - Sun Times - The first two drives of the season in Green Bay showed the Bears what their offense is capable of. The challenge now is to perform with more consistency, especially on third down and in the red zone.

Perez: A-Rob on his impressive Bears debut: ‘I’m here to make make big plays” - 247Sports - Bears receiver Allen Robinson said he's in Chicago to 'make big plays' after his impressive Week 1 debut against the Green Bay Packers

Cox: Bears rookie LB Roquan Smith feels he’s ready for ‘an entire game’ - 247Sports - Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith feels ready to join the starting lineup and play "an entire game" after one week in the NFL.

Perez: Bears OL coach says anxious moments impacted Whitehair’s shotgun snaps - 247Sports - Chicago Bears OL coach Harry Hiestand said anxious moments played into Cody Whitehair's struggles with the shotgun snap in Week 1

Perez: Bears QB coach says Mitch Trubisky has to trust his offensive linemen - 247Sports - Chicago Bears QB coach said Mitch Trubisky has to trust his offensive linemen and maintain a better pocket presence than he had in Week 1

First and Final Thoughts: Turning the page on Week 1's heartbreaker - NBC Sports Chicago - As the calendar flips to Week 2, we take one last glimpse at Sunday night's loss before looking ahead to Seattle.

Stankevitz: Bears see Roquan Smith 'on the right track' after limited debut in Green Bay - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears like what Roquan Smith has done to date, but didn't trust him enough to play more than eight snaps against the Packers on Sunday.

Cox: Khalil Mack had more pressures in Week 1 than the entire Oakland Raiders defense - NBC Sports Chicago - Jon Gruden won’t admit it, but the Oakland Raiders would be a lot better off if they still had Khalil Mack leading their defense.

Ellis: Kyle Long shares sublime Jay Cutler hog hunting story while playing Fortnite - NBC Sports Chicago - The legend of Jay Cutler continues to grow, this time thanks to a Kyle Long Fortnite stream.

Eurich: Akiem Hicks, Bears defense carry themselves with confidence - 247Sports - Akiem Hicks and the Chicago Bears defense carry themselves with swagger.

Eurich: Broncos give Bears blueprint to get after Russell Wilson - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have a great idea on how to get after the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.

Eurich: Khalil Mack wasn't satisfied with Bears debut - 247Sports - Khalil Mack remains humble with the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Jordan Howard named a best NFC North player by Xavier Rhodes - 247Sports
- Xavier Rhodes gave Jordan Howard credit for being one of the best in the NFC North.

Jason LaCanfora thinks Bears don't believe in Mitch Trubisky - 247Sports - One NFL insider does not think the Chicago Bears believe in Mitch Trubisky. Ken's Note: Jason LaCanfora is dumber than an sack of hammers. This is not a comment about Trubisky, it's just... well... Jason LaCanfora is dumber than a sack of hammers.

Best, worst NFL trade debuts ever - Khalil Mack to Chicago Bears has company - ESPN - Khalil Mack was a monster in his first game after being traded. Randy Moss had two huge debuts after being dealt, while Jay Cutler did ... the opposite.

Hughes: Monday Night Mettle - Da Bears Blog - The Bears had no business losing to the Packers Sunday night. The team knows it. Their fans know it. Hell, even the folks in Green Bay would admit it if you asked them. It required a perfect storm of fine play (Rodgers) and horrible mistakes (Bears). That storm came. And it bloweth the club from Chicago to an 0-1 record to start their 2018 campaign.

Medina: Seahawks Expect Star WR Doug Baldwin to Miss a Few Weeks (Including Monday's Bears Game) - Bleacher Nation - Seattle could be without its top receiver for "a couple weeks."

Medina: What Can We Take Away from Allen Robinson's Debut? - Bleacher Nation - Remember when Allen Robinson was the big-name addition that headlined the Bears' offseason? Turns out he had a nice debut, too.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Saints re-sign Jermon Bushrod – ProFootballTalk - The Saints re-signed veteran offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod, Joel Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. They cut offensive lineman Michael Ola in a corresponding move. Ola was active for the season opener but did not play.

KNOW THY ENEMY

PODcast gets heated on Lions’ Week 1 disaster, goes in on coaching - Pride Of Detroit - Our opening PODcast of the 2018 season HAS EMOTIONS.

Kirk Cousins is not who you think he is - Daily Norseman - Is that wholesome image real? Our crack investigative team has some shocking revelations

Packers-Bears Film Room: The tale of two Bryan Bulagas - Acme Packing Company - Bryan Bulaga had a rough first half against the Bears and Khalil Mack. Let’s see how he and his team righted the ship.

NFC North Roundup, Week 1: Is Matt Patricia already on the hot seat? - Acme Packing Company - Unlike in Detroit, things are still looking rosy in the Windy City even in defeat. A young crew of playmakers on both sides of the ball showed just how dangerous the Bears could become in the near future.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl's Excuses Biscuses: A homer rebuttal to the Mitch Trubisky critics following NFL week 1 vs the Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Plenty of upset fans and media hotheads have taken shots at the Beloved’s developing young gunslinger. I do my best to put up some bullet-proof glass.

Sunderbruch: Four Hot Takes on The Bears’ Season Opener - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears lost a heart-breaker. It almost seemed like destiny.

Link's Chicago Bears Rush Report 2018: Week 1 at the Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Here it is folks, the Rush Report is finally here...and it’s a doozy! The Chicago Bears invaded Lambeau Field on Sunday night and dominated the first half of football, really the first 3 quarters...

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2018: Week 1 vs Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - After being one of the most sacked quarterbacks as a rookie with a sack percentage of 8.6, I expected Mitchell Trubisky to see that number decline in his second year as the starting quarterback for...

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