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The Bear’s Den, October 19, 2019

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Mitch is “questionable” but in, Alvin is definitely out, and Teddy gets to deal with a big Mack attack

Jan 21, 2007; Chicago, IL, USA; The New Orleans Saints MARQUES COLSTON #12 against the Chicago Bears CHARLES TILLMAN #33 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Sunday Jan. 21, 2007 for the NFC Championship. Bears beat Saints 43-13 and advanced to the Super Bowl.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Continuing with the New Orleans theme this week...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Handling Marshon Lattimore will be Mitch Trubisky, Bears' toughest test vs. Saints - NBC Sports Chicago - Marshon Lattimore is the linchpin for the Saints' defense, with his coverage skills allowing New Orleans to disguise coverages and commit to stopping the run.

Who's the Bears' best option to replace Kyle Long at right guard? - NBC Sports Chicago - Rashaad Coward has only played 30 snaps at guard in his entire pro or college career, but his athleticism and physical edge make him the Bears' best bet at right guard on Sunday.

Bears injury report: Mitchell Trubisky still listed as questionable after three straight days of full practice - NBC Sports Chicago - Everything leading into Week 7’s Bears-Saints game makes it sound like Mitchell Trubisky will make his return under center, but officially he’s still questionable.

Alvin Kamara officially out for Week 7 game at Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Drew Brees was already going to miss Sunday's game at the Bears, but now the Saints will officially be without running back Alvin Kamara.

Time to Resume the March: Saints at Bears – October 20, 2019 - Bleacher Nation - Buh-bye, bye! The Bears are back from the bye (get it now?) and they should be hungry after tasting bitter defeat in London. Nothing like rallying back from a

Culture Change Is About More Than Just Club Dub and Wacky Gadget Plays - Bleacher Nation - En route to winning the NFC North last year, one Bears-centric story line we pounded throughout the season was the very real and obvious culture change. And

Matchups Against Saints Challenge Bears in Every Way - SI.com - Coaches view games in situations, players more in matchups.

Hub Arkush Takes Bears, NFL Calls - 670 The Score - Arkush takes listeners' calls on the Bernstein & McKnight Show every week.

Bears List Mitchell Trubisky As Questionable - 670 The Score - The Bears have listed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as questionable to play Sunday as he recovers from a left shoulder injury.

5@5: Matt Nagy Solve Bears' Problems During Bye? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Emma’s Tailgater: Bears Facing Litmus Test - 670 The Score - The Bears are sitting at 3-2 and facing a stretch that will reveal plenty about them.

Chalk Talk: Who will replace Akiem Hicks? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who will replace the injured Akiem Hicks, the most lopsided loss the Bears have suffered under coach Matt Nagy and if the Raiders discovered a blueprint to beat the Bears.

The Pick Is In: Bears vs. Saints - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national analysts make their pick for the Week 7 game between the Bears and New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) out vs. Bears - NFL.com - Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who's been battling knee and ankle injuries the past two weeks, has been ruled for Sunday's game versus the Bears. Tight end Jared Cook will also be sidelined.

Alvin Kamara ruled out for Sunday – ProFootballTalk - The Saints won't have running back Alvin Kamara in the lineup against the Bears on Sunday. Kamara is dealing with an ankle injury and there was reason to be pessimistic about his chances of playing after he missed all three of the team's practices this week.

Mitchell Trubisky listed as questionable to face Saints – ProFootballTalk - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got in another full practice session on Friday, but the Bears aren't ready to say he'll be back in the starting lineup against the Saints.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 32: Who wins the Bears-Saints game on Sunday? - Chicago Sun-Times - The hosts make their predictions for Sunday’s game at Soldier Field.

Saints short-handed: Kamara, Cook out vs. Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - With QB Drew Brees (hand) already out with an injury, absence of two-time Pro Bowl RB and starting TE could put a crimp in offensive plans

With pressure on, Matt Nagy facing his biggest game as Bears head coach - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s merely tasked with beating the hot Saints, proving he can make positive adjustments, getting his team to 3-3 and calming a beyond-restless fan base.

Bears call Mitch Trubisky questionable, but he figures to start Sunday - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky has taken all the Bears’ first-team snaps the past two days, and remains in line to start

Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano makes it rain ‘Chuckbucks’ - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears get to know their new defensive coordinator, they’re discovering a warm, quirky side to him.

Chicago Bears' Kyle Long sees stellar run come to sudden end - Chicago Tribune - The Bears moved Kyle Long to injured reserve this week, effectively ending the offensive lineman's playing days in Chicago. How should his seven-season career with the Bears be remembered?

Chicago Bears list Mitch Trubisky as questionable for Sunday - Chicago Tribune - After an encouraging week of practice, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is ready to roll for Sunday's game against the Saints.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chiefs think Mahomes can return before their Week 12 bye – ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs have four games to play before their Week 12 bye week, and an optimistic assessment of Patrick Mahomes’ knee injury would be that Mahomes could return after the bye, having missed only those four games.

Report: MRI confirms dislocated kneecap for Patrick Mahomes – ProFootballTalk - Initial word that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap in Thursday night’s win over the Broncos has reportedly been confirmed by a Friday MRI. NFL Media reports that the test showed no significant damage for Mahomes beyond the dislocated kneecap.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions vs. Packers featured two more officiating mistakes - Pride Of DetroitPlease don’t buy - more billboards.

Lions - Vikings Week 7 injury report: Da’Shawn Hand has full practice, 5 Lions questionable - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions may finally get Hand back this week.

Vikings Final Injury Report - Daily Norseman - It’s amazingly short

Raiders-Packers Q&A: Exploiting Oakland’s weaknesses - Acme Packing Company - Levi Damien of SB Nation’s Oakland Raiders blog Silver and Black Pride answers our questions about the Raiders.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes' Fantasy Football Forum Week 7: Mahomes Panic - Windy City Gridiron - You place for all things fantasy football

Wiltfong's Bears vs Saints Injury Report: Trubisky, Nichols, and Larsen all questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and Saints in advance of Sunday’s game in Chicago.

Zeglinski: Three keys for a Bears’ win against the Saints - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will have to construct a sturdy Bridge across Water to nab a needed win.

Silverstein: Thomas Jones’s Fond Farewell - Windy City Gridiron - A new highlight reel lets Thomas Jones say goodbye to Bears fans

Duerrwaechter's Tactical Thinking Bears vs. Saints: Trubisky’s Return Sparks Offense - Windy City Gridiron - The offense (still) needs to find it’s identity. Mitchell Trubisky and his athleticism will be a defining trait against an underrated New Orleans Saints defense.

Dunnells & Berckes: Interview with the Enemy: Chicago Bears - Canal Street Chronicles - Our pal Jeff Berckes of Windy City Gridiron joins us to preview our Week 7 NFC contest.

Wiltfong's Bears vs. Saints: How get tickets, channel info, streaming, odds, previews and more! - Windy City Gridiron - Buy tickets to the New Orleans at the Chicago Bears from StubHub HERE! The NFC South leading New Orleans Saints (5-1) take on the third place Chicago Bears (3-2) on Sunday in what has suddenly...

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