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It’s switch over day here in the Den, as we’ve wrapped up coverage of Seattle and move on to Arizona

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Danny Trevathan #59 of the Chicago Bears looks over the Seattle Seahawks offense at Soldier Field on September 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Seahawks 24-17.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Campbell: 5 observations from rewatching Bears-Seahawks, including Mitch Trubisky's resilience and Jordan Howard's low average - Chicago Tribune - Five observations from the Bears' win over the Seahawks include Mitch Trubisky overcoming two interceptions, Khalil Mack affecting three sacks by teammates and Jordan Howard's low rushing average.

Jahns: The signs of Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's growth after two games - Sun Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy is focusing on quarterback Mitch Trubisky's eyes right now.

Morrissey: A dominant Bears defense shouldn't mean a buttoned-up Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - If the kid is what coach Matt Nagy says he’s going to be, then the wise thing is to take some lumps now in the hopes of greatness arriving faster.

Finley: Bears OLB Khalil Mack has a takeaway knack - Sun Times - The Bears are the only team in the NFL with two pick-sixes this year: Mack's 27-yarder in Week 1 and Prince Amukamara’s 49-yarder in Week 2.

Finley: Ex-Bears QB Mike Glennon a 'pro's pro' in mentoring Cardinals - Sun Times - Exactly 364 days after he quarterbacked the Bears to his only win, Mike Glennon will line up across from them Sunday as a member of the Cardinals.

Jahns: Bears' Danny Trevathan named NFC defensive player of the week - Sun Times - Danny Trevathan recorded two sacks, eight tackles and a forced fumble in a 24-17 win against the Seahawks.

Bears Top 5 in NFL Offensive Line Rankings after Week 2 - Pro Football Focus - Senior Analyst Mike Renner dives into the PFF weekly offensive line rankings after Week 2, adjusting for injuries and play after the second week of the season.

Top 10 defensive rookies: Roquan Smith slots in high on list - NFL.com - Just two weeks into the season, a number of 2018 NFL Draft selections are making their mark on the defensive side of the ball. Chris Wesseling identifies the top 10 rookie defenders in the early goings.

Stankevitz: Danny Trevathan believes he's not the last Bears player to win defensive player of the week honors in 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - Danny Trevathan won defensive player of the week honors for Week 2, and doesn't think he's the last Bears player to get that award in 2018.

Under Center Podcast: How long will Mitch Trubisky be a work in progress? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin wonder how long the Bears will have to deal with growing pains from their starting quarterback, and also look at how this team can still win games even with uneven quarterback play.

Ingalls: Wednesday What If: An Army Without a General - Da Bears Brothers Blog - Here's what the team would have looked like if the Chicago Bears didn't draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Bocker: The Drive that Inspired Optimism for the 2018 Bears Offense - Da Bears Brothers Blog - This is when the Bears finally showed what this offense is capable of outside the opening drive script.

Talarico: It's Way Too Early to Have Buyer's Remorse About Trubisky - Da Bears Brothers Blog - There's no need to worry about Mitchell Trubisky, yet. We need more time and should trust the process.

Campbell: Matt Nagy sensing play-calling progress - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy is still finding his rhythm as a play-caller. He acknowledged that running back Jordan Howard should get more carries.

Campbell: 5 things we learned about Mitch Trubisky from his and Matt Nagy's media sessions Wednesday - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy on Wednesday discussed the quarterback's use of his eyes to manipulate the defense, his knowledge of progressions and the Cardinals blitzing defense.

Wiederer: ‘Reaching for the stars’: The story behind Prince Amukamara’s 10-interception goal and his first step to get there - Chicago Tribune - Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara had given himself a lofty goal to chase this season — 10 interceptions. And in Week 2, the veteran punctuated his first interception in forever with his first NFL touchdown. Validation? Not quite. But certainly a step in the right direction.

Biggs' Bears Q&A: How has the offensive line played? Are Mitch Trubisky's stats deceiving? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. How has the offensive line played? Where is Mitch Trubisky in his development? What's going on with the running game and Jordan Howard and much more.

Kane: Danny Trevathan’s impact on Bears is pronounced, even as his name is mispronounced - Chicago Tribune - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan was the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after he had eight tackles, two sacks for minus-6 yards, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble against the Seahawks.

Eurich: Khalil Mack responds to Clay Matthews Week 2 penalty - 247Sports - Clay Matthews has a supporter in Chicago Bears pass-rusher Khalil Mack.

Josina: Bears supportive of Trubisky developing at 'own pace' - ESPN Video - Josina Anderson sheds light on how to Bears' really feel about Mitchell Trubisky, and his steady development as a starting quarterback.

Dannehy: Bears Need to Keep Letting Trubisky Sling It - Da Bears Blog - As NFL teams fight battle after battle each Sunday, it’s difficult to keep the war in mind. But Matt Nagy needs to keep thinking about it and let Mitch Trubisky throw the ball.

Crami: The Bears Playoff Odds Are Suddenly Up to 1-in-4! - Bleacher Nation - Winning in Week 2 gave the Bears' playoff odds (yes, playoff odds!) a boost!

Medina: Mitch Trubisky Speaks: A Work in Progress, Identifying Mistakes, Connecting with Nagy, More - Bleacher Nation - MItch Trubisky is committing to the process in order to improve.

Mayer: Mack a natural at getting to football - ChicagoBears.com - Khalil Mack has shown tremendous ball skills in his first two games with the Bears, producing strip/sacks against both the Packers and Seahawks and an interception that he returned for a touchdown in Green Bay.

9 questions to see how well you know your Bears-Cardinals history - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will visit the Cardinals Sunday in Arizona. How much do you know about the two teams? Take this 9-question quiz to test your knowledge.

Wednesday weigh-in: Bears prepping for Cardinals - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears (1-1) will spend the week on the practice field preparing for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals (0-2) in Arizona, hoping to build on their impressive 24-17 win over the Seahawks Monday night at Soldier Field.

Chalk Talk: Will Bears keep throwing deep? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears will keep throwing long passes, the last time the Bears were at or above the .500 mark and if the Bears have ever returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first two games of a season.

Stankevitz: Can Howard help Trubisky, or is it the other way around? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Seahawks frequently committed eight or more defenders to the run on Monday, continuing a trend that was prevalent from opponents against last year's dour Bears' offense.

Joniak's Journal: Khalil Mack Creating Havoc - 670 The Score - "He raises the level of every player on defense," Matt Nagy says.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jon Gruden: It’s hard to find a good pass rusher – ProFootballTalk - The Raiders’ defense is next to last in the NFL through two games of the season, with just two sacks. So what seems to be the problem? Raiders coach Jon Gruden says great pass rushers don’t grow on trees. “It’s hard to find a great one. It’s hard to find a good one. Ken’s Note: You might try looking for one in Chicago. Just sayin.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers activate RB Aaron Jones from suspension, waive CB Deante Burton - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s most explosive runner is back.

Aaron Rodgers has “concern” his knee will get worse – ProFootballTalk - On the night Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned from a knee injury to lead an historic comeback against the Bears, Rodgers said that doctors told him that his condition couldn’t have gotten any worse. Rodgers now concedes that, as he continues to play on the injured leg, it could.

Frank Ragnow earns 2nd-worst PFF grade among 1st-round rookies in Week 2 - Pride Of Detroit - It was a tough Week 2 for the Lions’ rookie guard.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl's 2018 NFL Chicago Bears Fanfiction Chapter Seven: How do you solve a problem like Vanessa? - Windy City Gridiron - One woman is constantly in the center of a plot that could spoil the Bears’ Super Bowl dreams. Staley and Pat O’Donnell have different ideas about how to respond.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears Injury Report All systems go - Windy City Gridiron - Give the Bears’ strength staff a raise as every major Bear participated in Wednesday’s practice on a short week.

Infante & Sunderbruch's Bears 2018 college prospect preview: SEC - 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 what the SEC has to offer.

Sunderbruch: “He Was Okay” - Is Trubisky on the right path? - Windy City Gridiron - Bears fans are desperate for Trubisky to be an asset to the team. Compared to other sophomore quarterbacks from prior drafts, how is he doing?

Link's Chicago Bears Rush Report 2018: Week 2 vs the Seahawks - Windy City Gridiron - Most of us had a feeling that the Bears pass rush would take it to the Seahawks offensive line, and we were correct. The Bears had a whopping 6 sacks on the evening, with a number of other...

Sunderbruch: An Apology to Prince Amukamara - Windy City Gridiron - For one night, at least, Prince Amukamara showed himself to be a complete cornerback.

Householder: Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan named NFC Defensive Player of the Week - Windy City Gridiron
The inside linebacker balled out on Monday Night Football and was rewarded for it.

Mitchell's Cold Takes: A Look At The Chicago Bears Win Over Seattle - Windy City Gridiron - Things look a bit different when you set emotions aside and go back and watch the tape a couple of times...

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