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It’s A Bears D-Den! September 19, 2019

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ENOUGH of the talk about Mitch, let’s focus today on the other side of the ball where Chicago has been KILLING IT!

NFL: Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) is tackled by Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) as safety Eddie Jackson (39) defends in the fourth quarter at Empower Field at Mile High.
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Ken’s Note: How about we all agree to set aside the colonoscopy-like examination Mitchell Trubisky and the offense has been under all week and instead talk about the defense for a day? I’m afraid too many people are missing the truly special and perhaps even “once-in-a-lifetime” show the Bears defense is treating us to right now. I don’t ask for much around here, but I’m asking people to not beat the offensive dead horse today. Thanks and enjoy the breath of fresh air!

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

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Long: O-Line needs to ‘get back to the basics’ - ChicagoBears.com - After a better performance in Week 2 than Week 1, the Bears offensive line will look for continued improvement Monday night against in Washington.

Lunch With Larry unfairly snubs Urlurker: 9.18.19 - ChicagoBear.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer breaks down the final moments of the Bears win, analyzes the offense and looks at how the defense will handle Washington this week. Ken’s Note: Seriously, Larry, let’s get some Urlurker action going here!

Piñeiro named NFC ST player of the week - ChicagoBears.com - Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro has been named NFC special teams player of the week following his performance in last Sunday’s 16-14 win over the Broncos in Denver.

Bears Are 4-Point Favorites Against Washington and Their Super Bowl Odds Are Improving - Bleacher Nation - The Bears are back.

100 Years of the Chicago Bears: The 1930s - 670 The Score - It’s Miller Time, and time for Cheers to 100 Years, as we look back on the decades of Chicago Bears football. Brought to you by Miller Lite, the #1 Chicago beer in 1985 and the #1 Chicago beer now. Miller Lite has always been around for Chicago celebrations.

Bears’ O-Line Takes Responsibility For Scuffling Offense - 670 The Score - While the Bears regrouped from a workout Wednesday morning and prepared to head home from Halas Hall, the team’s offensive line gathered again for some harsh self-criticism.

Bernstein: Struggling Bears Offense Changes Fan Psychology - 670 The Score - Anything other than something terrible occurring for the Bears offense is starting to seem fine, which is in itself really unfortunate.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 13: The Eddy Dinero edition - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears kicker had his breakout moment. Does he have staying power? Jason Lieser and Patrick Finley discuss.

Zeglinski: Trubisky, offense, leaving talented Bears gasping for air – The Rock River Times - It’s a tale as old as time. A great defense. A surprisingly exceptional third phase in a special teams group. And a limited quarterback interminably paired with an overcautious and overanxious play-caller.

Meet the Opponent: Washington (with Mitch Tischler of NBC Sports) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Mitch Tischler of NBC Sports Washington joins the show to provide his firsthand account of the Chicago Bears Week 3 opponent.

VanZuiden's Under the Microscope: Trubisky’s Underwhelming Start - The Chicago Audible - After a 1-1 start, there are obvious areas that the team needs to improve upon, and it starts third-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Eddy Pineiro's mental edge is exactly what the Bears need - NBC Sports Chicago - Eddy Pineiro not only is confident he can deliver in big moments -- he wants the opportunity to deliver in those moments. And that's a marked change from the team's last kicker.

Kicker Eddy Piñeiro named NFC special teams player of the week after Denver win - NBC Sports Chicago - Eddy Dinero!

Dannahey: Bears Season Begins Now, and Nagy Needs to Trust Trubisky - Da Bears Blog - After two wonky games to officially open the NFL season, we’re soon to find out who the 2019 Bears are. That will only happen, however, if the coach starts trusting the QB.

Eddy Pineiro's sweetest reward is trust from Bears coach Matt Nagy - Bearmaven - Eddy Pineiro was NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and also won a Snickers' top player weekly award.

Biggs' Bears Q&A: Has Mitch Trubisky regressed? Why didn’t the team travel to Denver early? What are the QB options after this season? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro named the NFC special teams player of the week - Chicago Tribune - Eddy Pineiro is one of three NFL kickers to make more than one attempt from 50-plus yards over the first two weeks.

The Bears remain confident their underperforming offense — an NFC-low 19 points in 22 possessions — will fix its struggles: ‘Eventually, it’ll crack.’ - Chicago Tribune - After two games with disappointing offensive results, Bears coach Matt Nagy is searching for positives and his players are seeking solutions. Nagy believes time is on the Bears' side. But for how much longer?

Column: Trust in Mitch Trubisky is dwindling. For good reason. - Chicago Tribune - A Matt Nagy offense once described as dynamic and dangerous has morphed into something clunky and careful. And everything starts with the quarterback, who appears to have regressed.

Bears notes: Washington realizes ground game has little chance Monday - Chicago Sun-Times - A smattering of Bears notes on Kyle Long, Allen Robinson, David Montgomery and Roquan Smith.

Bears’ offense needs to get off ‘roller coaster’ and steady itself - Chicago Sun-Times - David Montgomery and the ground game could be essential in straightening out what ails the Bears, who rank in the NFL’s bottom three in points, yards and passer rating.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Eddy Pineiro feels ‘definitely on top’ after game-winner - Chicago Sun-Times - Cody Parkey won the honor in Week 11 last year after making three field goals in a 25-20 against the Vikings. The lesson: the award is a reason for Pineiro and the Bears to be confident. But it is not a coronation.

O-line troubles not entirely over after two games for Bears - Bearmaven - Penalties, lack of big running plays leave Bears facing third-and-long too often.

Mayer: Pineiro not Bears’ only special-teams star - ChicagoBears.com - While kicker Eddy Pineiro deservedly earned NFC special teams player of the week honors for his performance in Sunday’s win over the Broncos, punter Pat O’Donnell also played a key role in the victory.

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Trent Williams holdout saga - Hogs Haven - All the latest news, rumors and more on Trent Williams holdout

Detroit Lions Week 3 scouting report: The Eagles are average in a lot of ways - Pride Of Detroit - The Eagles are buzzworthy, but should they be?

Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen: Twin Terrors - Daily Norseman - Minnesota’s premier edge rushers are living up to their billing after two weeks

Packers trade WR/KR Trevor Davis to Oakland Raiders, per report - Acme Packing Company - Compensation details are not yet known, but the Packers will be moving ahead with a new set of return men.

Jay Gruden Presser: The Bears don’t have any weaknesses in their defense - Hogs Haven - Jay Gruden answers questions after today’s practice

Update: Washington signs OLB Noah Spence, Places Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on IR - Hogs Haven - New OLB help

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: What’s the Backup Plan? - Windy City Gridiron - Even if Trubisky turns things around, recent injuries around the NFL prove that teams need a solid backup plan at quarterback. The Bears have Chase Daniel.

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 2 vs. Denver Broncos - Windy City Gridiron - Even though Lester had no Bears’ sacks allowed to break down this week, Sackwatch is going to point out two specific plays involving Cody Whitehair that show just how much the pass protection improved from week one.

Wiltfong: Eddy Pineiro named NFC special Teams player of the week - Windy City Gridiron - The 2019 Chicago Bears have already received some accolades after just two weeks as kicker Eddy Pineiro has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

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