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It’s preview day for the Bears-Seahawks Monday Night Football matchup

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

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Potash: Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky undaunted by scrutiny of missing Trey Burton in the end zone - Sun Times - Just because Trubisky didn’t have “it” Sunday night doesn’t mean he’s never going to have it. They call them growing pains for a reason.

Zeglinski: Putting Khalil Mack’s Bears debut into context – The Rock River Times - A dominant force of nature toppling over an entrenched building by itself isn’t lost in the shuffle of the overall storm. It just means the one tidbit of destruction wasn’t the main story, nor should it be.

Bernstein: Despite Loss, Bears' Super Bowl Odds Improve - 670 The Score - The Bears' odds of winning the Super Bowl are now 33-to-1 after Sunday.

Seahawks vs Bears Thursday Injured Report - 247Sports - Seattle Seahawks vs Chicago Bears Thursday Injury Report.

Woodson believes Bears' defense will be the difference vs. Seahawks - ESPN Video - Darren Woodson and Tedy Bruschi discuss Monday night's game between the Bears and Seahawks.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears' outlook for Khalil Mack: If he feels good 'let's go' - ESPN - Even the Bears were caught off-guard by Mack's monster debut, and they're hoping he can keep it going against the Seahawks.

Week Two: Seahawks at Bears Game Preview - Da Bears Blog - Yes, the Green Bay result was dreadful. But one has to remember it was merely Week One. The arrow is pointed decidedly up for this group and things are going to start moving in that direction quickly.

Medina: Olin Kreutz and Wilber Marshall Among Bears Legends Up for Hall of Fame Induction in 2019 - Bleacher Nation - Olin Kreutz is on The List!

Chalk Talk: Will Smith play more Monday? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of rookie linebacker Roquan Smith seeing more playing time Monday night against the Seahawks, why the Bears didn’t throw more deep passes versus the Packers and how much Leonard Floyd was affected by his

LeGere: Chicago Bears' Trubisky aware and still learning - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is pretty adept at self-criticism, as he demonstrated when asked Thursday about the final 2:08 Sunday night after the Bears had fallen behind the Green Bay Packers 24-23 at Lambeau Field.

Wiederer: 'As long as he feels good, let's go': Bears eager to turn Khalil Mack loose even more - Chicago Tribune - After an impressive debut against the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack will look to keep his momentum going in a Monday night showdown against Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

Kane: A by-the-numbers look at the Bears in Week 2 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have lost four of their last five games against the Seahawks.

Bears questions and answers - Chicago Tribune - Bears burning questions: Chicago Tribune writers address key issues

Jahns: OLB Khalil Mack should be better in Week 2 - Sun Times - Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack should be even better in Week 2 against the Seahawks.

Bears predictions 2018: Week 2 vs. Seahawks - Sun Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ “Monday Night Football” home opener against the Seahawks:

Finley: Bears LB Roquan Smith has earned more playing time - Sun Times - Roquan Smith will play more Monday night than he did against the rival Packers, when the rookie logged only eight snaps.

Finley: Ex-Bears Wilber Marshall, Olin Kreutz among Hall nominees - Sun Times - Former Bears Wilber Marshall and Olin Kreutz were two of 102 modern-era nominees for next year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

Finley: Bears G Kyle Long misses practice with ankle injury - Sun Times - Guard Kyle Long sat out Thursday’s practice with an ankle injury, according to the Bears’ injury report.

Mayer: Trubisky vows to learn from Week 1 loss - ChicagoBears.com - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was candid and introspective Thursday at Halas Hall, especially when he discussed how he’ll approach his next two-minute drill with a different mindset.

9 questions to test if you know your Bears-Seahawks history - ChicagoBears.com - How much do you know about the history between the Bears and Seahawks? Take this quiz to see whether you’re a rookie or an all-pro veteran.

Fans weigh in on Brian Urlacher's greatest moments - ChicagoBears.com - As part of our Wednesday weigh-in feature, we asked Bears fans to let us know their favorite memories of Brian Urlacher before he is honored Monday night. Here are some of the responses we received.

Perez: Trey Burton says Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is ‘obsessed to be the best’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton said QB Mitch Trubisky is obsessed to be the best

Perez: Mitch Trubisky explains missed Trey Burton TD against Packers - ChicagoBears.com - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky explained the play in which he missed a wide-open Trey Burton for a touchdown against the Packers in Week 1

Stankevitz: Was Trey Burton open? Why that question misses the larger picture for Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky, on Thursday, offered the most clear-headed take on the screenshot of him missing a seemingly-open Trey Burton in the end zone against the Packers.

Bears Week 2 injury report: Kyle Long misses Thursday practice with ankle injury - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears don't have a long injury list, but a few players were added to the mix after Sunday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Numbers suggest Week 2 vs. Seahawks is must-win game for Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - If the Bears want to make a surprise run to the playoffs in 2018, they may have to treat Monday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks as a must-win.

Under Center Podcast: What do the Bears need to prove against Seattle? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look ahead to what areas of concern the Bears need to address leading up to Monday’s game against the Seahawks. Plus, why JJ wants to see Mitch Trubisky throw an interception against Seattle.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Seattle Seahawks -Da Bears Brothers Podcast - In this in-depth episode, the guys cover everything you need to know heading into the Chicago Bears' Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks in primetime.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Thomason: Hot/Cold Fantasy Picks For Week 2 - 670 The Score - Alex Smith has a quality match up, while Derek Carr has trouble on the horizon.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Pete Carroll: Brandon Marshall one of greatest WRs ever - Sun Times - Receiver Brandon Marshall will return to Soldier Field on Monday for the first time since the Bears traded him in March 2015.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Photoshop of the Week: Ryan Pace has all the right moves - The Blitz Network - Official Post from The Blitz Network: By: Robert ZeglinskiWe're going to try and have a little fun with sidebars from our serious work from time to time here at The Blitz Network. It's still early in our launch process, and we can't nearly do everything we want yet (more multimedia coming soon!). But these kinds of photoshops from our l

Zeglinski Bears injury report: Kyle Long sits out with an ankle - Windy City Gridiron - With a Monday night game looming, Long sat out Thursday’s practice in a likely precaution.

Berckes' Five Questions with Field Gulls: Khalil Mack is going to dominate - Windy City Gridiron - We sit down for 5 questions with our compadres out in Seattle in advance of the Seahawks coming to town for a Monday Night Football showdown.

FanPulse: How Bears and Seahawks fans see Monday’s game - Windy City Gridiron - Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join...

Zeglinski & Bevens: Do the Seahawks have any chance against the Bears’ Khalil Mack? - Windy City Gridiron - On the latest WCG Radio, Field Gulls’ Jacson Bevens joined me to break down how Seattle’s Russell Wilson can get an edge on a rising Bears defense.

Duerrwaechter: More than what meets the eyes; an optimistic take on the Chicago Bears’ season debut - Windy City Gridiron - Despite a bitter end to their Sunday night, ECD presents a "glass half full" outlook on the Bears’ first week of live action.

Householder's Week 2 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are hosting their home opener on Monday Night Football and trying to wash off the stink of last week’s loss.

Infante: With loss to Green Bay behind them, Bears defense in position to rebuild momentum - Windy City Gridiron - This week, the Bears could end up displaying more of the promise that they showcased in their first half of their matchup against the Packers.

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