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The Bear’s Den, October 3, 2020

Will Ryan Nall play a bigger role this week at running back for Chicago in Tarik Cohen’s absence?

Chicago Bears v Indianapolis Colts
Ryan Nall #35 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball in the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Yeah, well, not a song but hey, it’s an interesting channel.

BEARRRSSSS

Injury Update: Chicago Bears DB Sherrick McManis doubtful, LBs Khalil Mack, Josh Woods questionable vs. Indianapolis Colts - ChicagoBears.com - Bears special-teams standout Sherrick McManis did not practice Friday due to a hamstring injury and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s home game against the Colts.

James Daniels thriving at left guard for Chicago Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Bears guard James Daniels outlines three changes that have improved his play so far this season.

The Pick Is In: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts - Week 4 2020 - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 4 game between the Bears and Colts Sunday at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

Bears’ Khalil Mack still maintaining knee issue - 670 The Score - Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack continues to mend a knee ailment and is listed as questionable against the Colts on Sunday, but he’s still expect to play, as he has in the first three games.

Emma: Bears’ offense can open up more with Foles in charge - 670 The Score - The Bears have benched Mitchell Trubisky and made Nick Foles their starting quarterback, a change that will allow them to open up their offense more.

Behind Bears QB Nick Foles’ ‘unique deep ball’ - Chicago Sun-Times - If Mitch Trubisky’s deep ball is a Ricky Vaughn pitch — the "Wild Thing" never did know where the ball was going, though it got there quickly — then Nick Foles’ is an arcing lob wedge shot designed to flutter into the arms of his receivers.

Colts’ Philip Rivers just keeps on rolling along - Chicago Sun-Times - With the Bears making yet another change in search of consistency at quarterback, Colts’ veteran Philip Rivers prepares for his 239th consecutive NFL start Sunday at Soldier Field.

Chicago Bears' Nick Foles trained with high school players - Chicago Tribune - Imagine being the new kid in town, a transfer from New York trying to get acclimated to a new high school, a new community and a new football team. Then imagine seeing this text pop up on your iPhone one evening: "Hey, it’s Nick Foles. I guess I’m throwing with you tomorrow. Let me know where to be."

Week 4: Predictions for Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Soldier Field with a chance to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2006. Can they win? Our writers make their picks.

Sizing up the Colts-Bears game: Chicago will face stiffest test yet Sunday – The Athletic - Will Indy's defense continue to play well? Will Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks cause problems? How will Nick Foles perform?

The Athletic’s guide to Bears-Colts: Similar teams, old friends collide – The Athletic - The Bears and Colts have a lot in common, so which team will come out on top Sunday?

For benched Bears QB Mitch Trubisky, there's still a lot at stake in 2020 - RSN - Mitch Trubisky needs to stay engaged in the 2020 season for not only his sake, but the Bears', even as they move forward with Nick Foles.

(Too) Bold Bears Predictions: A little taste of Bear Weather creates chaos - RSN - Too Bold Predictions aims to take nuanced, well-researched information and use it to make wildly improbable predictions. Analysis!

Bears vs. Colts: Preview, X-Factors, and Predictions - On Tap Sports Net - This Sunday, the 3-0 Chicago Bears host the 2-1 Indianapolis Colts. In a matchup of veteran QBs and tough defenses, it has all the makings of an instant classic.

Three Key Matchup Worries for Bears Against the Colts - SI.com - The Colts have several personnel advantages difficult for the Bears to counter, but not all together impossible.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Two new Titans players test positive for COVID-19 - NFL.com - A day after postponing this week’s Titans vs. Steelers game due to an outbreak of positive COVID-19 tests, two more players have tested positive.

Fangio, players ‘pissed off’ after unclassy play from Jets’ D - Mile High Report - Six personal fouls, including two roughing the passer calls. In one game, people.

Friday’s NFL roster and injury news for Week 4 - NFL.com - Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) is

Adam Gase remains the Jets coach - ProFootballTalk - “I know we’re working to get this thing right,” Gase told reporters after the game when asked to explain what he’d say to fans who want him to be fired now. “I mean, I’m not happy about this. I mean, I know we can play way better than this. I know we can not beat ourselves and do the things we’re doing.”

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Colts Scouting Journal: Time to stop calling the Colts a Cover 2 defense - Stampede Blue - Colts have a new base defense look and it’s not the cover two

Stampede Radio: Colts vs Bears Week Four Game Preview - Stampede Blue - In this episode, the guys break down Shepherd’s opponent scouting reports on the Chicago Bears in preparation for the Colts week four matchup. They dig deep on former head coach Chuck Pagano’s...

Colts vs Bears Week 4: Q&A with the enemy - Stampede Blue - The Colts hit the road to take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier field Sunday, and they’ll do it against an undefeated Bears team. While that record might be a bit deceptive, it certainly is not...

Colts News: Chuck Pagano ready to face his old team - Stampede Blue - Colts Thursday Notebook: Chuck Pagano Ready To Face His Old Team | 93.5 & 107.5 The FanColts Thursday Notebook: Chuck Pagano Ready To Face His Old Team

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes' Fantasy Forum Week 4: The Kids are Alright - Windy City Gridiron - Your place for all things fantasy football!

Wiltfong: Bears vs Colts - TV schedule, odds, streaming, previews, and more - Windy City Gridiron - This is literally everything you need to know about the Chicago Bears vs the Indianapolis Colts game this Sunday.

Wiltfong: Bears fans confident with Nick Foles at the helm - Windy City Gridiron - Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Bears fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Colts Injury Report - McManis doubtful, Mack and Woods questionable - Windy City Gridiron - It’s a relatively small injury report for the Chicago Bears this week for their game against the Indianapolis Colts, but not listed is the recently IR’ed Tarik Cohen, so it’s not as clean as it...

Snyder & Berckes' Bears Over Beers: Big Nick Energy - Windy City Gridiron - Foles rolls ATL and Rivers is on the Horizon

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