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The Vikings have a tough defense as do the Bears... the question this week is can either offense move the ball?

NFL: SEP 23 Bears at Redskins
Bears CB Kyle Fuller (23) celebrates after his interception during the Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins Monday Night Football game September 23, 2019 at FedEx Field in Landover, MD
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

For Bears’ Matt Nagy, Candor Is Part Of Coaching - 670 The Score - The national broadcast caught Nagy using choice words with Mitchell Trubisky.

Ep. 88: Week 3 Recap - Bears @ Washington - Bear Down Girl Podcast - A pretty dominant performance all around by the team! I breakdown all the things that went well for the offense and defense and what things they still need to work on.

Tarik Cohen was apologetic for his social media blunder that exposed a naked Kyle Long. Said Long: ‘I thought my butt looked good.’ - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen and Kyle Long reacted to Cohen's unintentionally R-rated livestream from the locker room Monday night. Also, Akiem Hicks, Taylor Gabriel and Eddy Pineiro did not practice Wednesday.

Tony Romo could miss the Bears-Vikings game because he’s playing in a PGA Tour event. CBS has Boomer Esiason ready to fill in. - Chicago Tribune - If CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo's plays great golf in California this week, there's a chance Boomer Esiason will call Sunday's Bears-Vikings game with Jim Nantz.

Chicago Bears great Wally Chambers, the 1973 NFL defensive rookie of the year, dies at age 68 - Chicago Tribune - Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Wally Chambers died over the weekend. He was 68.

Improved Chicago Bears run game would be a big help to Trubisky - Daily Herald - An improved Chicago Bears running game the focus of what could most help quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the offense.

As issues surround the Bears' throwback uniforms, Matt Nagy is proud of how the team has responded - NBC Sports Chicago - The jerseys originate from a dark era in NFL history, but the team sees them as a platform for change.

Bears' Kyle Long, Tarik Cohen move on from 'em-bare-assing' Instagram Live video - NBC Sports Chicago - Tarik Cohen apologized to Kyle Long, and both players moved on, after the running back unwittingly exposed an unclothed Long to the world on an Instagram Live broadcast.

Bears put out video to explain controversial throwback uniforms - Bearmaven - 1936 uniforms cause concern because they're from NFL's all-white era.

Mitchell Trubisky stays cool despite heat from Matt Nagy - Bearmaven - Clearing the air lets Bears look ahead to daunting task against Vikings.

Simplifying offense led to Bears win but can come with a price - Bearmaven - Hurry-up attack made things easier but would it hinder Mitchell Trubisky's development?

Akiem Hicks, Eddy Pineiro injuries test Bears' ability to persevere - Bearmaven - Matt Nagy says Akiem Hicks' knee injury is a "wear-and-tear type of thing"

Tarik Cohen accidentally exposes Kyle Long – ProFootballTalk - If we learned nothing else from Antonio Brown, it’s that live locker room social media broadcasts are a terrible idea.

Bears injury notes: Knee trouble keeps K Eddy Pineiro out of practice - Chicago Sun-Times - - The Bears’ injury report is the longest it’s been this season, and some key players are in question for the Vikings game.

Bears coach Matt Nagy, QB Mitch Trubisky downplay ‘heated’ sideline exchange - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy was shown yelling at Trubisky between plays in the second quarter of the Bears’ 31-15 win at Washington.

Wally Chambers, former defensive rookie of the year with Bears, dies - Chicago Sun-Times - Wally Chambers, who made three Pro Bowl appearances with the Bears and was named the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1973, died Sunday.

Matt Nagy proud that Bears players addressed uniform controversy in video - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears introduced a new throwback uniform in June based on their 1936 kit. They’ll wear it twice this season, including Sunday. Black players were banned in the league from 1934-45, and the Bears didn’t have a black player until 1952.

‘Unfortunate’ that Tarik Cohen live-streamed nude teammate, Nagy says - Chicago Sun-Times - Cohen went live on the internet after beating the Redskins, and a teammate was undressed in the background.

More Tarik Cohen makes more sense than ever for the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Tarik Cohen was the Bears’ most productive skill player in 2018, but he’s played a bit part so far this season.

First-and-10: Matt Nagy is finding Mitch Trubisky’s comfort zone - Chicago Sun-Times - Downshifting like he did vs. the Redskins might be the best way to get Bears’ offense in high gear

5 observations from rewatching the Bears’ Week 3 win over Washington, including Mitch Trubisky’s 3rd-down success and that sick Danny Trevathan fake-out - Chicago Tribune - Breaking down important elements of the Bears' 31-15 win, including what progress Mitch Trubisky made and Khalil Mack's savage pass rushing.

Column: Matt Nagy’s profane pep talk with Mitch Trubisky saw the Bears coach trying to close the gap between motivator and QB guru - Chicago Tribune - If Matt Nagy's offensive acumen produced results as good as his leadership tactics, profanity on the Bears' sideline would be limited to expressions of joy and triumph.

Trubisky, offense look to build on positives - ChicagoBears.com - While conceding that the offense still has “a ton of room to improve,” Bears coach Matt Nagy was impressed with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s performance in Monday night’s win over the Redskins.

Bears gear up to face NFL’s leading rusher - ChicagoBears.com - A Bears run defense that is among the best in the NFL will be challenged by the league’s leading rusher, Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, Sunday at Soldier Field.

Ex-Bears Pro Bowler Chambers passes away - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears defensive tackle Wally Chambers passed away Sunday at the age of 68. Chambers was voted to three Pro Bowls in five seasons with the Bears from 1973-77.

The Week Ahead: Bears prep to host Vikings - ChicagoBears.com - Two days after their - Monday night win over the Redskins, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to resume preparing for Sunday’s home game against the Vikings.

Nagy hopes for a rowdy crowd on Sunday - ChicagoBears.com - With the Bears returning to Soldier Field, Bears coach Matt Nagy is counting on fans to help create a hostile environment for the Vikings.

The Bears (Literally) Broke Case Keenum and Other Bear-Related Injury Notes - Bleacher Nation - Before we dive into the nitty gritty of an expansive Bears injury report, here is the latest news from our nation's capital: The Bears delivered four sacks and

Social justice committee discusses 1936 uniforms - ChicagoBears.com - With the Bears set to wear their 1936 throwback uniforms Sunday, the five players who lead the team’s social justice committee discuss the era in which the jerseys were first worn and how the current squad is proud to don them this year.

Mitch Trubisky On Getting Yelled At By Matt Nagy: "I Love It" - Bleacher Nation - In case you missed it, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy had a few choice words for quarterback Trubisky during the second quarter of the team's win at Washington.

Dannehy: Offensive Improvement Starts Up Front - Da Bears Blog - One of the most important assessments Ryan Pace made this off-season was that the running backs – and not the offensive line – were to fault for the running game’s struggles in 2018. Through most of three quarters Monday night, he looked dead wrong.

Matt Nagy peeved with Cohen over locker room stream - NFL.com - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen made the news after posting an Instagram Live stream of his team’s locker room following Monday’s win. Coach Matt Nagy was not pleased with the decision.

Taylor Gabriel, Akiem Hicks, Eddy Piñiero miss practice on Wednesday – ProFootballTalk - The Bears have a short week, and they may be shorthanded by a couple of key contributors from Monday night’s win over Washington. Receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (knee) didn’t practice on Wednesday, less than 48 hours after suffering their respective injuries...

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFC North: the roundup - Our Turf Football - It’s a defensive powerhouse in the NFC North. OTFB’s Sonja Greenfield takes us around the division and gives us a glimpse of the Week 4 games.

Biggest Week 4 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams - Latest on Hilton, Edelman, Jeffery and more - Passing attacks around the league have been decimated by injuries heading into Week 4. Get the latest updates from our NFL Nation reporters.

Melvin Gordon returning to Chargers on Thursday – ProFootballTalk - Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is ending his holdout. He will report to the team Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. Gordon will not play this week.

Daniel Jones: There’s a whole lot I need to clean up – ProFootballTalk - Giants quarterback Daniel Jones led a comeback from 18 points down against the Buccaneers last Sunday and was named the NFC’s offensive player of the week on Wednesday, so it would be easy to think that everything went as well as hoped during his first NFL start.

Myles Jack fully participates in practice, six days after suffering a concussion – ProFootballTalk - Amid plenty of questions regarding when and how Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey injured his back and when and where he’ll be able to return, there’s no such ambiguity regarding Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack. Jack suffered a concussion six days ago, against the Titans.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 4 scouting report: Can anyone stop the Chiefs offense? - Pride Of Detroit - Patrick Mahomes has never been stopped. Can the Lions’ improved defense finally slow him down?

E40: Pocket Protectors [Raiders Recap + Bears Preview] - Daily Norseman - Eric Eager and Nick Olson join Jayson Brown to recap the beatdown of the Raiders and to preview the upcoming Bears game.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 289: Harassing Derek & David Carr - Daily Norseman - Arif and James are back to talk about the return of Laquon and Marcus! Also the Vikings beats the Raiders in decisive fashion and we likely have a top 5 defense in the league.

Packers-Eagles Injury Report: Za’Darius Smith is questionable, Ronald Darby out for TNF - Acme Packing Company - Za’Darius Smith is on the injury report this week with a knee injury, but hopefully he is good to go.

Eagles-Packers Q&A: How Green Bay can beat Philly - Acme Packing Company - Brandon Gowton of SB Nation’s Philadelphia Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation answers our questions about how the Packers can exploit Philly’s weaknesses.

Jay Gruden Pr esser: Dwayne Haskins better be ready to play. That’s the role of the backup - Hogs Haven - Jay Gruden talks about the Washington QB situation

Week 3: Washington Vs. Bears - Studs and Duds - Hogs Haven - Another Monday night game, another embarrassment on national television for the Redskins - so what else is new? Hell, the team even botched the tribute to London Fletcher by spelling his name wrong...

Detroit Lions Wednesday injury report: Danny Amendola has chest injury, Darius Slay limited - Pride Of Detroit - A look at Wednesday’s injury report in the lead up to the Chiefs game.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: The Bears defense flexes it’s muscles, everyone follows suit - Windy City Gridiron - There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Chicago’s defense. A prime example of talent shining over coaching.

Sunderbruch: Traded Away—What Pace Gave Up (the early years) - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Pace famously likes to make trades, and it’s conventional wisdom that trading up is a bad move in the long run. How much value, in terms of actual player performance, has Pace given away compared to what he received in his first three years as GM?

Zimmerman: Olin Kreutz talks Bears’ offensive line - Is Kyle Long done? - Windy City Gridiron - Olin Kreutz has some serious concerns about what he’s seen from Kyle Long through three games and discussed those on Bill Zimmerman’s latest podcast.

Glover & Berckes: Five Good Questions with Windy City Gridiron - Daily Norseman - It’s another hate week here at The Daily Norseman, as our beloved purple and gold head to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears, a bitter division rival. I know a lot of readers of this blog...

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 3 vs. Washington - Windy City Gridiron - After giving Mitchell Trubiksy a mostly clean pocket in Denver during week two, the Chicago Bears’ pass protection had some lapses in Washington on Monday Night Football. Trubisky was only hit on...

Householder's Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Washington - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears used a bad opponent as a get-right game before another big division game this Sunday.

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: The 2-1 Bears are moving up! - Windy City Gridiron - Each week we check out the NFL Power Rankings to see where the Bears rank so you don’t have to.

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