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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Here’s the extra-rare Bears Den extra! What’s an Extra? Check Polish Sausage.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Willie Young (97) tackles Washington wide receiver Ryan Grant (14) over Chicago Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) during the second half at Soldier Field.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

The Pick Is In: Bears at Redskins - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 3 game between the Redskins and Bears for Monday Night Football in Landover, Maryland.

This Week in the Community: 9.20.19 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears organization continually participates in and works with special events, organizations and charities to help the community. Here are just some of the events players, coaches and staff took part in off the field during the week of September 15.

Jay Gruden Knows His Rushing Offense Is Doomed - Bleacher Nation - The baddest run-stoppers in the land play for Da Bears.

Cruz, Ninkovich see Bears’ defense leading them to a Week 3 win - ESPN Video - Victor Cruz and Rob Ninkovich agree that the Bears’ defense will carry them to a win over the Redskins.

Bears DL Nick Williams Embracing His Opportunity - 670 The Score
- With Bilal Nichols hurt, Nick Williams will play a key role on the Bears’ defensive line.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 15: Interpreting the Bears injury reports and learning to trust Eddy Pineiro - Chicago Sun-Times - Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down the differences between a Matt Nagy injury report and a John Fox injury report.

Chicago Bears notes: 5 starters on injury report for Redskins game - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at who’s hurt, whether Mitch Trubisky should stay in the pocket and how Chuck Pagano is doing thus far.

Eddy Pineiro’s powerful leg, heartfelt motivation and unusual swagger could help the Bears break the Curse of Robbie Gould - Chicago Tribune - Those who have followed Eddy Pineiro on his unique journey from high school soccer star to Week 2 Bears rescuer recognize several reasons he could be the kicker the Bears have coveted.

Bears' Nick Williams goes from out of NFL to critical next man up with Bilal Nichols out - NBC Sports - Nick Williams was drafted in 2013 but didn't notch his first career sack until Sunday, when the Bears needed him to step up with Bilal Nichols out.

Bears' defense must be wary of Washington's play action, even without a good run game -NBC Sports - Washington has been a perfect example through two weeks in 2019 of why teams don't need to establish the run to be successful running play action.

'You said you were good. You lied to us'—Understanding the harsh reaction to Bears, Mitch Trubisky struggles​​​​​ - NBC Sports​​ - NBC Sports Chicago - John Fox was right as far as looking ahead to how things can or might unfold for an NFL team (or quarterback): “Understate, overproduce."

How Bears safety Eddie Jackson sees his playing style changing - Bearmaven - Eddie Jackson grows more aggressive, physical with teams being conscious of turnovers against Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Newspaper extra - Wikipedia
A newspaper extra, extra edition, or special edition is a special issue of a newspaper issued outside the normal publishing schedule to report on important or sensational news which arrived too late for the regular edition, such as the outbreak of war, the assassination of a public figure, or even latest developments in a sensational trial.

Patriots on cutting AB: We feel it is best to move in a different direction – ProFootballTalk - The Patriots traded Demaryius Thomas on Sept. 10, a day after Antonio Brown officially signed. They might regret it now. Actually, they might regret both decisions. The Patriots cut Brown on Friday after only one game in New England. He caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. Ken’s Note: “We feel it is best to move in a different direction”. Translation: “Are you mental? We broke up! Get the net!”

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers rookie Elgton Jenkins will start at left guard over Lane Taylor in week 3 - Acme Packing Company - The decision may be due to a combination of injury and performance reasons.

Broncos-Packers Q&A: Exploiting Denver’s weaknesses - Acme Packing Company - Joe Rowles of SB Nation’s Denver Broncos blog Mile High Report answers our questions about how to take advantage of the Broncos’ weaknesses.

3 reasons why the Detroit Lions will beat the Philadelphia Eagles - Pride Of Detroit - We talk to Bleeding Green Nation about why the Lions may come out of Week 3 victorious.

Calvin Johnson blasts former Detroit Lions coaches, medical staff - Pride Of Detroit - Calvin Johnson’s time with the Lions clearly wasn’t very harmonious.

Vikings Final Injury Report - Daily Norseman - No real surprises

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears Limited 4 Key Players For Maintenance - 670 The Score - The Bears are preserving several of their starters in practice due to injuries.

Berckes' Fantasy Football Forum: Week 3 - Passing the Torch - Windy City Gridiron - The old guard quarterbacks have been dropping like flies while the new crop took steps forward in Week 2.

Zeglinski: Confidence and also-rans - Three keys for a Chicago Bears’ win on Monday night - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are sizable favorites in the nation’s capital. It’s best they take this advantageous position seriously.

Chicago vs. Washington: How to watch, game previews, odds, and more - Windy City Gridiron - This is everything you need to know about the Monday Night Football game this week!

Bears fans among the least confident in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - The latest FanPulse Bears’ fans confidence level is actually up from last week, but we’re still in the bottom half of the league

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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