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Nagy: “Fifteen rushes in 65 plays is ‘not enough balance,’ OK, we buy that... the question is, how will Nagy fix it?

15 rushes in 65 plays is ‘not enough balance,’ says Matt Nagy. So how will the Bears get David Montgomery and the running game going?
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) rushes in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Broncos - 670 The Score - Chicago plays at Denver on Sunday at 3:25 p.m.

Ostrowski: What To Wager On In Bears-Broncos - 670 The Score - The Bears have settled in as a 2.5-point favorite against the Broncos, but it might be best to wager on another aspect of the game.

Bears’ Eddie Goldman Managing Oblique Issue - 670 The Score - Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman has appeared on the team’s injury report with an oblique issue, though coach Matt Nagy believes he’s “OK.”

Von Miller wasn't short on praise for fellow edge rusher Khalil Mack - NBC Sports Chicago - The star linebacker had plenty of good things to say about Mack and the Bears.

Emotion aside, Bears have 3 keys to beating Vic Fangio in Denver - Bearmaven - The three keys to a Bears win, this week's NFL winners and last week's results ATS.

Why Khalil Mack gives Bears a good shot at stopping Von Miller - Bearmaven - Bears tackles faced Khalil Mack all training camp, so how much tougher can Von Miller or Bradley Chubb be?

Hoge and Jahns: Week 2 Bears-Broncos, NFL Preview - WGN Radio - It's now been a full week since the Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers to open the NFL season, but Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns still have thoughts on that game before moving onto this week's opponent: the Denver Broncos.

Week 2 Key Matchups: Bears at Broncos - ChicagoBears.com - When the Bears travel to Denver to take on the Broncos Sunday, keep an eye on these three key matchups.

Burton hopes to return to game action in Denver - ChicagoBears.com - The nagging groin injury that caused Trey Burton to miss last Thursday night’s season opener has frustrated the veteran tight end, but he hopes to play Sunday when the Bears visit the Broncos.

Whitehair experiences week he’ll never forget - ChicagoBears.com - In a recent six-day span, Bears left guard Cody Whitehair signed a contract extension, played in the NFL’s regular-season opener and welcomed his first child into the world.

Bears Re-Sign Defensive Lineman Abdullah Anderson to Practice Squad - Bleacher Nation - An old friend returns to the Bears practice squad.

OK, Now I'm Worried: Eddie Goldman (Oblique) Did Not Practice On Thursday - Bleacher Nation - No Eddie Goldman in Thursday's practice.

Weidman's Bears preview week 2: It's Fangio versus his former team - Our Turf Football - Despite Bears fans wanting to relive week 1, it's time to move on to week 2 and the Broncos. OTFB's Wanda Wiedman previews the game between the Bears and Broncos.

Matt Nagy and Vic Fangio, colleagues a year ago, will meet again Sunday in Denver — each looking for his 1st win of the season - Chicago Tribune - In some ways, Vic Fangio and Matt Nagy are opposites across the NFL head-coaching spectrum. The former colleagues will face off in Denver in Week 2.

Mitch Trubisky’s revelation that he was told not to talk about the Packers game ‘was taken the wrong way,’ Matt Nagy says - Chicago Tribune - The Bears coach says he didn't tell his quarterback not to talk about the Packers game. Perhaps it's a case of "next-play mentality" being taken too literally.

Sunday storylines: Anthony Miller’s restlessness, Eddy Pineiro’s range and the takeaway task for the Bears defense - Chicago Tribune - Will the Bears increase Anthony Miller's role in Week 2? What goes into the process of determining "the number" for a young kicker? Can the defense replicate last season's biggest success?

Trey Burton hopes to play Sunday: ‘Mentally I can’t sit on the bench any longer, but my body hasn’t caught up to that’ - Chicago Tribune - Trey Burton, who has been limited in practice as the Bears prepare for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, said he felt good Thursday. But that apparently is not always the case.

It's put up or shut up time for Mitch Trubisky vs. Denver - Chicago Shuffle Podcast - After Week 1's disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers, Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears have much to prove in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Denver Broncos (Week 2) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Here's a preview of the Bears' Week 2 matchup against the Broncos. In this in-depth episode, the guys cover everything you need to know before kickoff.

Osen: Bears Opponent Outlook: Bring on the Broncos - Chicago Audible Blog - Take a look at the Bears upcoming opponent – the Denver Broncos.

Wednesday Wisdom: Looking at the Bears' Week 1 Personnel Problems - Chicago Audible Blog - In Will's weekly "Wednesday Wisdom" column, he takes a deeper look at the Bears' personnel problems in their Week 1 loss.

Bears and Matt Nagy may need to flirt with 'insanity' as they balance offense with run game - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy has said that the Bears need to balance their offense better than they did in their losing pass-fest against the Green Bay Packers. To do that, however, the Bears coach may need to flirt with the definition of insanity.

"I've never been through anything like it:" Trey Burton's injury is testing his patience, and the offense's ability to tread water without him - NBC Sports Chicago - It's been a long, frustrating road for the tight end.

Bears’ leading scorer Eddy Pineiro ready to let it fly in Denver’s thin air - Chicago Sun-Times - The mile-high altitude should give Pineiro a shot to make some long kicks Sunday.

The anti-diva: Allen Robinson quietly emerging as Bears’ No. 1 receiver - Chicago Sun-Times - With standout performances under tough circumstances in the Bears’ last two games, former Pro Bowl WR has become Mitch Trubisky’s go-to guy

Matt Nagy: Bears coaches didn’t tell Mitch Trubisky to not discuss Packers loss - Chicago Sun-Times - One day after quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s strange claim that he’d been told not to talk about the most disappointing game of his career, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said he was given no such instructions by the coaching staff.

Bears’ Trey Burton, Matt Nagy flustered by unpredictability of groin injury - Chicago Sun-Times - When is Bears TE Trey Burton coming back? No one knows. Burton says the erratic recovery has made this the most ‘humbling’ injury of his career.

Lance Briggs named one of 122 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Bears linebacker was one of 122 modern-era players — those whose careers ended less than 25 years ago — nominated for Hall induction. The list will be whittled to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 finalists in January.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 9: Who ordered the code red on Mitch Trubisky? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears stumble into another self-induced controversy.

Bears predictions: Week 2 at Broncos - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ first road game of the season Sunday against the Broncos:

POLISH SAUSAGE

PFT’s Week Two picks – ProFootballTalk - It was a good-not-great start for both of us last week, with the MDS record matching mine at 10-6. This week, we disagree on seven games. So someone will be leading next week, possibly in commanding fashion. Check out all Week Two picks below.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings Thursday injury report: No return of the Mack - Daily Norseman - The nickel back is still out of practice

APC Week 2 NFL Picks: Packers will move to 2-0 with win over Vikings - Acme Packing Company - Our writers like the Packers in another divisional battle on Sunday.

Rowe Report: Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals ends in sHOCKing tie - Pride Of Detroit - See what I did there?

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berkes: Five Questions with Mile High Report - “Vic Fangio is very Old School” - Windy City Gridiron - We sit down with Laurie Lattimore of Mile High Report to discuss all things Broncos ahead of the Bear trip to Denver.

Wiltfong & Zimmerman: Introducing Bears Banter! - Windy City Gridiron - We’ll officially be debuting a new show on our WCG Podcast channel next week, but we we’re so frickin’ excited that we couldn’t wait!!!

Berkes: The Championship Belt Series - Part 1 - Windy City Gridiron - Determining the best Bears player in the history of the franchise through the years

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears FanPulse confidence at an all time low - Windy City Gridiron - Give us all your sad GIFs...

Infante's Bears Film Room: Breaking down Leonard Floyd’s breakout Week 1 performance - Windy City Gridiron - Leonard Floyd put together a stellar outing in Week 1, so we take an Xs-&-Os look at his two-sack performance.

Householder's Week 2 Game Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears try and bounce back against their former defensive coordinator in a tough road environment

Berckes & Snyder's Bears Over Beers: Digesting Bad Cheese and Riding into Denver - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ close the books on the Packers loss and look ahead to Vic Fangio’s Broncos

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