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Welcome to your Vikings Week Saturday Den. Sit back, relax and let’s smoke the Vikings tomorrow

Chicago IL 9/23/01 Vikings at Chicago Bears-----Chicago Bears Marty Booker (86) dives into the endzone in the 4th quarater giveing the bears a 10-10 tie with the Vikings during Sunday NFL action at Solider Field.
Chicago IL 9/23/01 Vikings at Chicago Bears-----Chicago Bears Marty Booker (86) dives into the end zone in the 4th quarter giving the bears a 10-10 tie with the Vikings during Sunday NFL action at Solider Field.

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

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Kyle Long (Hip) Had a Setback and Is Now a Game-Time Decision For Sunday’s Game Against Vikings - Bleacher Nation - The Chicago Bears’ injury report has been tough to look at this week, as it has been loaded with starters and key contributors who have been limited

The Bears Need to Keep Using Taylor Gabriel to Further Unlock Some Under-Utilized Facets of the Bears Offense - Bleacher Nation - The best recap of Taylor Gabriel’s performance on Monday Night Football came in the form of this nifty NFL graphic: Six catches, 75 receiving yards, three

Bears’ Gabriel Out, Hicks Questionable Vs. Vikings - 670 The Score - The Bears have four players officially questionable for Sunday.

Haugh: Bears-Vikings Preview - 670 The Score - How the Vikings’ running game fares will be a key component Sunday.

Community All-Pros initiative continues - ChicagoBears.com - This week’s recipient of a $100,000 grant will be Blessings in a Backpack, a national organization that seeks to combat child hunger in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

4 things we learned at Bears practice, including Taylor Gabriel being ruled out for Sunday’s game and Khalil Mack’s take on a shoutout from LeBron James - Chicago Tribune - Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel is still not cleared from his concussion and will miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

The Bear Download podcast breaks down the big NFC North game that awaits the 2-1 Bears at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune -Rich And Dan preview the Bears’ pivotal NFC North matchup before Sunday’s game vs. the Vikings at Soldier Field.

Can the Bears slow down Dalvin Cook? 3 keys for Sunday’s game against the Vikings - Chicago Tribune - The Bears defense may have its hands full trying to slow Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. The Bears also will need timely contributions from Mitch Trubisky and Eddy Pineiro.

5 takeaways from Bears coordinators, including Taylor Gabriel’s validation, offensive line improvements and the takeaway dam breaking - Chicago Tribune - Bears coordinators looked ahead to Sunday's important NFC North game against the Vikings and broke down some key elements of Monday's win over Washington

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings (Week 4) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Here's a preview of the Bears' Week 4 matchup against the Vikings including everything you need to know before kickoff and how the Bears can win the game.

Under Center Podcast: Previewing Bears-Vikings with the Star-Tribune's Andrew Krammer - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz is joined by Minneapolis Star-Tribune Vikings beat reporter Andrew Krammer ahead of Sunday's pivotal clash at Soldier Field.

Bears injury report: Taylor Gabriel ruled out vs. Vikings - NBC Sports Chicago - Taylor Gabriel had a huge game against Washington, but he will be out Sunday against the Vikings.

Nagy: Mack ‘on another level right now’ - ChicagoBears.comBears All-Pro outside linebacker - Khalil Mack is once again making a ton of plays this season—and affecting others that he’s not credited with on the stat sheet.

The Pick Is In: Vikings at Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 4 game between the Bears and Vikings at Soldier Field Sunday afternoon. Keep track of their weekly record here on Chicagobears.com.

This Week in the Community: 9.27.19 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears organization continually participates in and works with special events, organizations and charities to help the community. This week, members of the organization worked with MBMHMC, and Heroes in the Classroom to name a few.

Bears need lot of David Montgomery, little of Mitch Trubisky on Sunday - Chicago Sun-Times - Will innovative Bears coach Matt Nagy be able to help himself Sunday? I’m not sure he can stick to the storyline of a bruising game with plenty of running.

Will fifth time be a charm when Mitch Trubisky faces the Vikings? - Chicago Sun-Times - In a year in which each game feels like a referendum on Trubisky’s young career, watching how the quarterback fares against the team that knows him best will be another crucial data point.

Bears rule out WR Taylor Gabriel, DL Bilal Nichols for Vikings game - Chicago Sun-Times - Kicker Eddy Pineiro is questionable because of a pinched nerve in his right knee, though he was limited in practice Friday after sitting out two days.

Bears Report: Previewing Week 4 vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - Keep a close eye on the Bears’ injury report and Vikings red-hot running back Dalvin Cook.

George Halas’ FBI connection: File reveals late Chicago Bears owner, NFL cofounder helped feds ‘on occasions’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The records on ‘Papa Bear’ that are now part of the Sun-Times’ new and growing ‘The FBI Files’ database are spotty but show he was chummy for years with the agency’s directors.

Bears expecting Pineiro to kick vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - His performance against Washington is “a good sign” that he can work through his knee injury.

Can the Bears beat the Vikings at Soldier Field on Sunday? Our writers make their picks. - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears beat the Vikings at Soldier Field on Sunday? Our writers make their picks.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Jay Gruden could be fired if he loses this week – ProFootballTalk - If Jay Gruden doesn’t play rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins soon — and he doesn’t seem so inclined — he may never get the chance. According to Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, two sources with knowledge of the situation said that Gruden could be fired if his team loses to the Giants Sun...

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers Week 4 Snap Counts: Young receivers forced to step in after Adams’ injury - Acme Packing Company - Spoiler: it didn’t go great.

Packers defense served humble pie in loss to the Eagles - Acme Packing Company - The defense earned the right to talk big after three dominant performances. Now it’s time for some self-reflection.

Matthew Stafford, 3 others questionable vs. Chiefs; Mike Daniels OUT - Pride Of Detroit - Updates on the Lions’ biggest injuries heading into Sunday’s game against KC.

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 171 [Firm Edges] - Daily Norseman - Jordan Reid, Myles Gorham, and Yinka Ayinde join Jayson Brown to recap the Raiders game and to preview the Bears matchup.

Will the Detroit Lions get more aggressive to keep pace vs. Chiefs? - Pride Of Detroit - Matt Patricia was non-committal in his answer.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 290: The Fall Guy - Daily Norseman - Arif and James are here to preview the Bears game with friend of the show Lorin Cox! Is Trubisky the best QB that works for the Chicago Bears? How afraid should Cousins be? Will Trubisky run for more yards than he passes for?

LaFleur held back Packers offense with 4th-down and goal-line mistakes - Acme Packing Company - Numerous mistakes doomed the Packers Thursday night, but unforced errors on fourth down and near the goal line by head coach Matt LaFleur present the biggest concerns moving forward.

Davante Adams Injury: Turf toe is the concern for Packers’ top wideout - Acme Packing Company - This could be bad news for Adams’ availability in the next few weeks.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berkes' Fantasy Football Forum Week 4: Did you really doubt Mike Evans? - Windy City Gridiron - Bring your start/sits, your crazy trade ideas, you bad beats here for dissection!

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Vikings Injury report - Akiem Hicks and Kyle Long questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full and official injury report for the Bears and Vikings game this Sunday.

Householder's Week 4 Chicago Bears Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears come back home with a lot of questions, but they have to avoid an 0-2 hole in their division by winning on Sunday.

Wiltfong: Vikings’ fans confidence soaring... - Windy City Gridiron - ...it would be a shame if something happened this Sunday.

Duerrwaechter: Tactical Thinking Bears vs. Vikings - Montgomery will be key for Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - The 2-1 Chicago Bears look to regain some ground in their division, and one player in particular seems ready to run over the Purple People Eaters.

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