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The Bears front seven have a huge advantage of Seattle’s offensive line, on paper anyway... will it play out that way?

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NFC Divisional Playoff: Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears
Rashied Davis #81 of the Chicago Bears catches a 37 yard pass and rus past Jordan Babineaux #27 of the Seattle Seahawks during their NFC Divisional Playoff game on January 14, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

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

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Householder: Seattle vs Chicago Betting Picks & Analysis - Sports Bet Collective NFL - Early NFL action is tough to predict as the September slate has turned into an extension of the preseason with teams figuring out what they have, what they are and where their strengths lie. The Bears are coming off a brutal loss where they blew a 20-point lead, but they came through with the cover, making yours truly 1-0 on the season.

Zeglinski: Maintaining perspective - On the Bears screenshot heard around the world - The Blitz Network - It’s a known fact, but in our day and age, how people consume and analyze football is demonstratively different than even a decade ago. In some ways, it’s better as there’s more of an effort made to understand what is being watched, what happens on the football field, and why. In others, there’s no room for patience anymore...

Finley: Brian Urlacher to get HOF ring during halftime ceremony - Sun Times - Brian Urlacher will receive a ring from the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Bears honor him at halftime Monday night.

Potash: Seahawks’ Brandon Marshall - Bears ‘a dream job for me’ - Sun Times - It’s often forgotten how well it worked in Marshall’s first season under Lovie in 2012. He set franchise records with 118 receptions and 1,508 yards.

Fezler: Chicago Bears Fantasy Outlook Week 2 - Da Bears Brothers Blog - If you own any Bears on your fantasy team, here's some projects (and advice) for Week 2.

Campbell: Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky determined to tune out weekly referendum - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was candid and insightful in his news conference Thursday that bridged the heartbreaking loss to the Packers to Monday night’s home game against the Seahawks.

Wiederer & Campbell: Week 2 NFL picks against the spread - Lock, upset, game of the week and more - Chicago Tribune - Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are picking against the spread and each other this season.

Wiederer & Campbell: Bears' Week 2 lookahead — with one more look back at Week 1 - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Potash: Khalil Mack impressive, but Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio rues costly big plays vs. Packers - "There were a lot of good things out there, but ultimately we have to be able to close it out and we didn’t get it done.”

Finley: How will Matt Nagy lead the Bears back from a crushing loss? - Sun Times - Monday night against the Seahawks will be an admittedly early referendum on whether Matt Nagy is more than just a clever play-caller.

Finley: Fangio - 'I have confidence' in LB Roquan Smith - Sun Times - Like coach Matt Nagy did one day earlier, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio hinted that first-round pick Roquan Smith would play more in Week 2

Morrissey: Bears and Mitch Trubisky need to concentrate on his play, not the peripheral stuff - Sun Times - It doesn’t matter if he's a leader. It doesn’t matter that teammates love his attitude. It doesn’t matter that he's “coachable’’ and eager to learn.

Finley: Bears say Kyle Long will start Monday despite ankle soreness - Sun Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy expects guard Kyle Long to start Monday night against the Seahawks even though he didn't practice Friday.

Von Miller edges out Khalil Mack in AP's NFL pass rusher rankings - Sun Times - In a poll of AP's 10 football writers, Mack came in as the second-best pass rusher in the NFL behind Miller.

Eurich: Bears Week 2 Friday injury report - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks will play on Monday night in Week 2.

National score predictions for Bears vs. Seahawks - 247Sports - National predictions are in for the Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks.

Eurich: Bears are preparing for Russell Wilson's arm and elusiveness - 247Sports - Vic Fangio respects what Russell Wilson brings to the table for the Seattle Seahawks.

Eurich: Mitch Trubisky to appear on Family Feud - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky is one of many NFL players who will appear on Celebrity Family Feud on September 16.

Eurich: Bears dos and don'ts versus Seahawks - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears are ready to move on to the Seattle Seahawks.

Which new NFL coach will break through in Week 2? - ESPN - Seven new coaches are looking for a win this week. Who has the best chance to make it happen?

Da Bears Blog | DaBearsPod: 2018 Season Debut! [AUDIO] - Jeff discusses the reaction to Sunday night’s loss in Green Bay and puts the pressure on Bears FANS to deliver at home Monday night.

Medina: Kyle Long Missed a Second Straight Practice, But There is Still No Concern - Bleacher Nation - Kyle Long (ankle) remained on the injury report, but it doesn't feel like it's something to worry about long term.

Emma: With Improvement In Mind, Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky His Own Harshest Critic - 670 The Score - Mitchell Trubisky was tough on himself after the loss to the Packers.

Mayer: Bears defense gears up to face Russell Wilson - ChicagoBears.com - After battling arguably the NFL’s best quarterback in the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers in last Sunday night’s opener, the Bears defense will face a similar challenge against the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Monday night at Soldier Field.

Where to watch, listen to Bears-Seahawks game - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will play their first regular-season home game at 7:15 p.m. (CT) Monday against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field. Here's how you can watch and listen to the contest.

Mayer: Video paints different picture of Burton play - ChicagoBears.com - Video of a play Sunday night against the Packers shows that Bears tight end Trey Burton wasn’t as wide open as a screenshot that was circulated on the Internet seems to indicate.

Pick Is In: Bears vs. Seahawks - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the home opener between the Seahawks and Bears Monday night at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on Chicagobears.com.

Perez: Matt Nagy says he won’t let Mitch Trubisky be hard on himself - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said he won't let QB Mitch Trubisky be hard on himself after the team's Week 1 loss

Will Dissly: The Seahawks’ most dangerous weapon you’ve never heard of - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears will have to watch out for rookie Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly in their Week 2 matchup on Monday night.

Stankevitz: Why the Bears are confident in their defense going forward - NBC Sports Chicago - While Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers brought to light some concerns, the Bears are confident their defense will quickly answer those questions starting Monday night against the Seahawks.

(Too) Bold Predictions: Under the lights for Week 2 - NBC Sports Chicago - It's Week 2 of (Too) Bold Predictions, where hyperbole reigns.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Dolphins guard Josh Sitton to miss rest of 2018 season - NFL.com - The Dolphins have lost a key member of their offensive line. Guard Josh Sitton will miss the remainder of the 2018 season with a rotator cuff injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

KNOW THY ENEMY

All eyes on Lions G Kenny Wiggins as T.J. Lang continues to sit - Pride Of Detroit - It could be up to Kenny Wiggins to face off against a solid 49ers defensive front.

Vikings vs. Packers: Kizer may be Packers’ starting QB (but, probably not) - Daily Norseman - Here’s some info on that guy named DeShone Kizer, in case that Rodgers-guy doesn’t play.

Packers don’t have to dink and dunk even with a gimpy Aaron Rodgers - Acme Packing Company - Getting the ball out on time doesn’t have to mean short passes, as Rodgers showed in Week

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berkes: Fantasy Football Forum - Week 2 - Windy City Gridiron - It’s only week 2 and we already have a major issue at the tight end position

Link's 2018 Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks Preview: What to Watch For and Keys to the Game - Windy City Gridiron - After a brutal last-second loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, can the Bears rebound and get on-track at home against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks?

Silverstein: A Bears fan’s guide to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - Kreutz, Marshall among 4 Bears nominees.

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