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It’s game day, the rest of the NFC North were winners this weekend so Chicago needs to win in Washington to keep up.

Chicago Bears v Washington Redskins
Safety Craig Clemons #45 of the Chicago Bears wraps up Washington tight end Jerry Smith #87 at RFK Stadium on Decembe er 15, 1975 in Washington, D.C.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Ostrowski: What To Wager On In Chicago-Washington - 670 The Score - David Montgomery should be in line for plenty of work, and the under looks smart.

670 Staff Predictions: Chicago-Washington - 670 The Score - Chicago plays at Washington on Monday at 7:15 p.m.

Emma’s Tailgater: Why Trubisky, Bears Could Break Out Monday - 670 The Score - The Bears’ sputtering offense could exploit Washington’s porous defense.

Bears-Washington 5 Matchups to Watch (Week 3) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Here are the five pivotal matchups to pay attention to in the Week 3 game between the Chicago Bears and Washington.

Letizia: Numbers Never Lie - Mitch Trubisky Is Average (And I Can Prove It) - Chicago Audible Blog - When using DVOA to compare Mitch Trubisky to every other NFL quarterback, the Bears QB is at the bottom of the pack.

Three keys and prediction: Chicago vs Washington - NBC Sports Chicago - What will the Bears have to do to win Monday night in our nation's capital? It starts with not leaving things up to a kick again.

Eddy Pineiro’s leg injury throws Bears’ kicking status into flux, again - NBC Sports Chicago - Coach Matt Nagy sounded optimistic the injury is 'minor' in nature, but Pineiro's status for Monday night is now up in the air.

Matt Nagy preaches patience with Mitch Trubisky, but comparison to Drew Brees falls short - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy pointed to a slow start Drew Brees had in 2007 as a reason to be patient with Mitch Trubisky, but the Bears need to see results sooner rather than later for one simple reason: Money.

Bear PAWS: Hitting 30 key for Bears against Washington in Week 3 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears struggling offense will take on the Washington’s struggling defense in a meeting where 30 will be a key number.

The three keys to a Bears Monday night win over Washington - Bearmaven - The Bears have lost seven straight to Washington, but both teams' fortunes have changed.

Where to watch, listen to Bears-Washington game - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will travel to Washington, D.C. for Week 3 Here’s how you can watch and listen to the contest.

Chalk Talk: Was interception deflected? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tipped the pass that Kyle Fuller intercepted against the Broncos, how the Bears have fared in games following dramatic wins and how many yards the Broncos were penalized for a holding penalty.

Coward recognized for charitable efforts - ChicagoBears.com - Bears tackle Rashaad Coward has been recognized as the NFLPA Community MVP for Week 2.

About those roughing-the-passer penalties in the Bears-Broncos game... - Chicago Sun-Times - The NFL’s action/inaction on three questionable penalties tells you everything you need to know.

Bears list K Eddy Pineiro as questionable with knee injury - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears kicker, fresh off his heroics to beat the Broncos, hurt his right knee in the weight room.

Mitch at night: Trubisky must show Bears he can thrive in prime time - Chicago Sun-Times - In six career night games — two Monday, one Thursday and three Sunday — Mitch Trubisky has completed 122 of 200 passes for 1,002 yards, with five touchdowns, nine interceptions and a 63.4 passer rating.

Mr. Mitch goes to Washington: Let’s hope for rave reviews - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears’ third game, on national TV no less, seems like good time for quarterback to show up.

Versatile Patterson a wild card in Nagy’s hand - Chicago Sun-Times
- Wide receiver’s 46-yard run against the Broncos — the Bears’ longest play in the first two games — could be a sign of things to come

Monday’s Bears storylines: The NFL’s roughing the passer absurdity, Matt Nagy’s timely lesson and David Montgomery’s extra effort - Chicago Tribune - Is the NFL getting out of hand with its "roughing the passer" calls? And what was behind Matt Nagy's key pep talk in Week 2?

Ranking the Bears’ 10 most memorable ‘Monday Night Football’ appearances - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will be making their 70th appearance on "Monday Night Football" this week. The program is celebrating its 50th season in prime time.

Will the offense start playing its part? 3 keys for the Bears against the Washington in Week 3. - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky's downfield accuracy has been suspect. Can the Bears get him back on track? That and more as we examine three ways for the Bears to find their way to 2-1.

Column: An opportunistic Bears defense could help the scuffling offense with timely turnovers - Chicago Tribune - The Bears defense has been stout through two games — allowing only 24 points — but has only one takeaway: a critical Kyle Fuller interception in Week 2 against the Broncos.

Ep. 87: Week 3 Preview - Bears @ Washington - Bear Down Girl Podcast - Will the offense finally breakthrough and have a multi-TD game? Will the defense continue to be great? These questions will be answered as I preview the matchup against Washington.

Injury Update: Pineiro questionable with knee - ChicagoBears.com - Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game after being limited in practice Saturday with a knee injury. Coach Matt Nagy remains optimistic that Pineiro will be able to play, saying:

Monsters of the Midway Comic Strip - Capitol Commotion - ChicagoBears.com - This season, follow along as we continue the story of the Monsters of the Midway defending Chicago from a weekly nemesis drawn from the 2019 schedule.

Goldman wins inaugural Sweep the Sheds Award - ChicagoBears.com - Nose tackle Eddie Goldman was presented with the Bears’ first Sweep the Sheds Award, which recognizes a player for doing the little things that often go unnoticed.

Patterson providing flexibility on offense - ChicagoBears.com - With his unique combination of speed, size and versatility, Cordarrelle Patterson is giving the Bears offense a diverse set of options.

What Can the Bears Do If Eddy Piñeiro Can’t Kick Monday? - Bleacher Nation - The Chicago Bears are staring at their first major injury of the 2019 season and could be forced to finding solutions to a short-term problem. Place-kicker Eddy

The Curse of Robbie Gould gets Bears’ Eddy Pineiro as kicker stress returns - Chicago Sun-Times - Barth. Santos. Parkey. Nugent. PIneiro. And maybe a new guy Monday. It’s been a parade of kickers for the Bears since they parted ways with Gould.

Trubisky development hardly a Brees, but could be - Chicago Sun-Times - As Patrick Mahomes and others — even Gardner Minshew — have instant success, Matt Nagy preaches patience, and points to Saints QB as proof that some things take time

Unsung star: Bears’ Goldman ‘one of the best’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Fifth-year nose tackle — a huge key to the Bears’ standout defense — embraces the thankless role he excels at. “It’s kind of like my job,” he said.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Sean Payton “proud” of the way Teddy Bridgewater played – ProFootballTalk - Sean Payton has won a lot of games in a lot of ways during his time as the Saints’ head coach, but he found a new box to check off on Sunday. Payton won a game without Drew Brees at quarterback for the first time as Teddy Bridgewater piloted the offense in a 33-27 win over the Seahawks.

Emmanuel Sanders: Broncos ‘living in a world of suck’ - NFL.com - Emmanuel Sanders has seen better days with the Broncos. After catching just two passes for 10 yards and seeing Denver fall to 0-3, the veteran wide receiver said the past three years have been tough in the Mile High City.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings victory on Sunday brings significant franchise milestone - Daily Norseman - A nice, round number, in fact

Packers defense shines once again in 27-16 win over Broncos - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s offense got off to another fast start it couldn’t sustain, but Preston Smith, Jaire Alexander the Snow Fly Zone lifted their team to 3-0 at Lambeau Field. Ken's Note: You mean the team we held to 14 points last week at their house? Those guys?

Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles: What Just Happened? - Pride Of Detroit - A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ Week 3 win.

EAGLES FANS ARE FRUSTRATED

Ken’s Note: On the one hand, the Lions won which isn’t the best for us. On the other hand, Eagles Fans are now going off the rails, which is obviously a good thing. So... I present these stories:

Eagles vs. Lions final score: Carson Wentz’s teammates let him down in Week 3 loss, 27-24 - Bleeding Green Nation - Frustrating.

Eagles-Lions final score: 7 thoughts on Philadelphia’s frustrating loss to Detroit - Bleeding Green Nation - 2019 isn’t off to a great start!

Eagles v. Lions Week 3: 14 winners, losers, and I dunnos - Bleeding Green Nation - Hey, so that wasn’t fun!

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong & Berckes: Bears 100 - This day in Chicago Bears’ History... - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff Berckes is sharing a "This day in Bears’ history" moment every day this season on Twitter, but we wanted to share them here too for everyone to see.

Wiltfong's Chicago vs. Washington Injury Report: Eddy Pineiro one of four questionable Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report in advance of the Monday Night game between Chicago and Washington.

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