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The offense was “spotty” but the Defense finished what they started as the Bears dominate the Seahawks

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Tarik Cohen #29 of the Chicago Bears receives a pass for a first down in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on September 17, 2018
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Ken’s Note: Due to the late hour of the game, the links in today’s Den will be limited to early-game links and those people who were really fast at posting them. Never worry, we’ll get you caught up on everything over the next couple of days... even Rosenbloom complaining about... Oh, I don’t know, whatever he’s going to complain about this week.

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

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Bears overwhelm Russell Wilson, Seahawks offense in 24-17 victory - ProFootballTalk - Khalil Mack and the Bears defense harassed and flustered Russell Wilson to the tune of six sacks as Chicago earned a 24-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. A patchwork defense that was missing Bobby Wagner, K.J.

Bears’ defense snuffs out Russell Wilson, Seahawks - NFL.com - The Chicago Bears capitalized on a 49-yard interception return by Prince Amukamara in the fourth quarter to defeat the Seattle Seahawks, 24-17, on Monday night football.

‘It was awesome’: Brian Urlacher says goodbye to fans as Bears honor the Hall of Famer - Chicago Tribune - Bears matriarch Virginia McCaskey presented Brian Urlacher with his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence at halftime of the Bears game against the Seahawks, a moment Urlacher said solidified the entire Hall of Fame experience.

Kane: Defense shines as Bears top Seahawks 24-17; Matt Nagy picks up first win as coach - Chicago Tribune - Quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw for two touchdowns and the Bears defense dominated for most of the night in their 24-17 win over the Seahawks on Monday.

Kane: What drives Khalil Mack? From a racquetball match to a 5-sack game, his coaches have stories - Chicago Tribune - Coaches along Khalil Mack’s path, from high school in Florida to the University at Buffalo to the Raiders to the Bears, have accounts of his work to become an NFL star.

Finley: Bears hold onto win this time, top Seahawks, 24-17 - Sun Times - Say this for the Bears: this time, when they had a chance to intercept a pass to win the game, they did it.

Finley: Brian Urlacher finally returns to Soldier Field - Sun Times - Monday marked the chance for the Bears to celebrate Urlacher’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement last month inside their own stadium.

Finley: Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith makes 1st career - Sun Times - Roquan Smith made his first start Monday night, taking the field alongside fellow inside linebacker Danny Trevathan against the Seahawks.

Bears vs. Seahawks final score 2018: Results and highlights for Week 2 - Sun Times - The Bears look to improve their record to 1-1 with a “Monday Night Football” matchup against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.

Zeglinski: The Blitz Network staff makes it’s picks for Bears-Seahawks - The Blitz Network - Turn the page. Just do it. That’s all the Bears can do after losing to the Packers in Week 1 in heartbreaking fashion. There’s no sense in dwelling in defeat. Even if the Bears were to do so, why would they dwell on the first game of a young season...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Patriots send fifth-round pick for Josh Gordon – ProFootballTalk - The Patriots and Browns have moved from close to agreeing on a trade sending wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England to reportedly agreeing on that trade. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots will send a 2019 fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Gordon.

Andy Reid attributes Patrick Mahomes’ quick success to Alex Smith’s selflessness – ProFootballTalk - Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes explained to PFT on Sunday afternoon the value of sitting and learning for a year. That value was enhanced by who he was learning from, while sitting.

Browns trade Josh Gordon to Patriots for fifth-rounder - NFL.com - The Cleveland Browns announced Monday they traded wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. In exchange for Gordon, the team received a 2019 fifth-round draft pick.

Bears honor Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher - ESPN - The Bears presented longtime linebacker Brian Urlacher with his Ring of Excellence for being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears sack Russell Wilson 5 times in first half - ESPN - The Bears' defense roared in the first half at Seattle, as five different players recorded sacks of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Jon Gruden: No regrets on Khalil Mack trade despite 0-2 start - ESPN - While Jon Gruden has bemoaned the lack of a pass rush through two winless games in his return to the NFL, the Oakland Raiders coach said he has no second thoughts on trading Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears on Sept. 1.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears' fate still rides on Mitchell Trubisky - ESPN - The Bears have bolstered their defense and added to their offense, but they will go only as far as second-year QB Mitchell Trubisky can take them.

Medina: Prince Amukamara Just Came Away With a CLUTCH Pick-Six on Monday Night Football - Bleacher Nation - There it is! It's a pick-six for Prince Amukamara!

Miller Time! Anthony Miller's First Regular Season TD Extends the Bears' Lead (VIDEO) - Bleacher Nation - That's a heck of a drive and a much-needed score. Ken's Note: Seriously, Anthony, about that dance... just... no...

Pace talks Bears on pregame radio show - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace spoke to radio play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM before Monday night’s game against the Seahawks.

Stankevitz: Bears defense emphatically seals win as Mitch Trubisky works through more growing pains - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears earned their first win of the year, but didn’t get many answers from quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Santoramita: Seattle's Michael Dickson does drop-kick kickoff against Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were on the receiving end of the incredibly rare drop-kick kickoff.

Campbell: Trey Burton's touchdown on shovel pass is a modern marvel for Bears fans - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are still coming out of their offensive hibernation. Gadgetry is new in these parts. So it’s no wonder the team’s official Twitter account posted the video of Trey Burton's touchdown with a message that the play needed a nickname. Call it "Welcome to Modern Football."

Eurich: Bears defense dominates Seahawks in Week 2 win - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears defense was all over Russell Wilson on Monday night.

Prince Amukamara picks off Russell Wilson, returns for touchdown - 247Sports - Prince Amukamara helped the Chicago Bears get closer to a victory on Monday night.

Anthony Miller scores first career touchdown - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky found Anthony Miller for the rookie wideouts first career touchdown.

Mack makes his presence known in first half - ESPN Video - Khalil Mack creates pressure near the goal line, leading to an Eddie Goldman sack. Later on, Mack strip sacks Russell Wilson.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Statistics say the Seattle Seahawks aren’t playoff bound - Field Gulls - Don’t shoot the messenger! The Seattle Seahawks’ bitterly disappointing 24-17 loss to the Chicago Bears means they’re extremely unlikely to make the playoffs. At least according to the statistics.

Seahawks vs. Bears: Pathetic offense dooms Seattle to 24-17 loss in Chicago - Field Gulls - The Seattle Seahawks offense largely embarrassed itself on Monday Night Football, falling 24-17 to 0-2 on the season after losing to the Chicago Bears. Don’t let the 17 fool you, as the Seahawks...

The one where we talk about the Bears and Seahawks - Daily Norseman - It’s Monday Night Football!

NFL says Clay Matthews’ hit was perfect example of roughing the passer - Acme Packing Company - Believe it or not, the league is even including video of the hit in a training video to illustrate what constitutes a penalty.

Jon Gruden says he does not regret trading Khalil Mack, hopes to prove long term Raiders ‘did the right thing’ - Silver And Black Pride - It’s been a little over two weeks since the Raiders unexpectedly traded star pass rusher Khalil Mack, but for Jon Gruden the questions just keep on coming.

NFL to use Clay Matthews penalty in teaching video - NFL.com - The NFL will include Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews’ controversial roughing the passer penalty on a teaching video it distributes to clubs this week.

2019 NFL Mock Drafts: Yep, the Detroit Lions are picking 1st overall - Pride Of Detroit - If the season ended today, the Lions would be picking first, and a pass rusher is the logical choice

Jerry Jones shares why Vikings kicker Dan Bailey was cut by the Cowboys - Daily Norseman - Jerry Jones spoke to his radio show on why he had to let Bailey go

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl's Week 2 Postgame: Bears defense carries the water, smothers Seahawks in 24-17 win - Windy City Gridiron - As the Bears’ offense works to find its footing, the defense dominates for a second week in a row and earns the first home opener win for the Bears since 2013

NFL picks: Windy City Gridiron’s staff makes its MNF picks for Bears-Seahawks - Windy City Gridiron - Can the Bears win their first home game of a season since 2013? WCG’s selections for Bears-Seahawks tonight.

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