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The Bear’s Den, September 25, 2020

It’s full steam ahead for Falcons week as the “iffy” Chicago offense prepares for the “iffy” Falcons defense.

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears
Defensive lineman Richard Dent #95 of the Chicago Bears tackles quarterback David Archer #16 of the Atlanta Falcons during the game at Soldier Field on November 24, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears won 36-0.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

All-22: How Bears can fix passing game, build on run game ahead of Week 3 – The Athletic - The good, the bad and the ugly from the Bears’ second half of their win over the Giants Sunday.

Why Bears coach Matt Nagy – yes, Matt Nagy – is committed to the run in 2020 - RSN - The Bears are building their offense around running the ball.

Bears’ David Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson address Breonna Taylor decision - RSN - Bears running back Cordarrelle Patterson has three kids, with a fourth on the way. His oldest – who turns eight in October – came to him on Wednesday, as news hit of a grand jury’s decision to not criminally charge any of the police officers involved in the shooting and killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency room technician and aspiring nurse.

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears place DT John Jenkins on injured reserve, sign NT Daniel McCullers - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Thursday placed defensive tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve with a thumb injury and signed veteran nose tackle Daniel McCullers off the Steelers’ practice squad.

Choosing Sides: Mitchell Trubisky’s passer rating, David Montgomery’s rushing yards, Allen Robinson II’s receiving yards - ChicagoBears.com - Our six-person panel predicts which of the following will produce the highest outcome Sunday in Atlanta: Mitchell Trubisky’s passer rating, David Montgomery’s rushing yards or Allen Robinson II’s receiving yards.

Bears players marvel over Gale Sayers’ skill, legacy - 670 The Score - Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday after a battle with dementia. In the aftermath, Bears players have marveled at the skill and legacy of Sayers.

After John Jenkins’ Injury Do Bears Need Snacks? - SI.com - The Bears couldn’t have a more clear invitation to sign Damon “Snacks” Harrison than they now have.

Source: Bears sign DT Daniel McCullers after injury to DT John Jenkins - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears plucked the veteran McCullers from the Steelers’ practice squad and signed him Thursday morning.

Bears predictions: Week 3 vs. Falcons - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday in Atlanta.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle reportedly tore thumb ligament - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears defensive tackle John Jenkins reportedly could be out several games after tearing a ligament in his thumb.

Chicago Bears: Legacy of Gale Sayers and Walter Payton - Chicago Tribune - Gale Sayers and Walter Payton. Walter Payton and Gale Sayers. Two of the greatest running back of all time will forever be connected as Chicago Bears. "There was a standard." Payton’s son, Jarrett, reflects on Sayers’ death.

Chicago Bears: Are they better — or worse — than OK? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are coming off a 17-13 victory over the Giants in Week 2, jumping to a big halftime lead and holding on to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2013. With the Bears traveling to Atlanta for a Sunday game against the Falcons (0-2), our team of writers weighs in on four timely topics.

Execs Unfiltered: What awaits Allen Robinson, other WRs in line for deals – The Athletic - Allen Robinson and three younger wideouts — JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay — are up for contracts at a precarious time.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Adam Gase on Jets WR options after injuries: 'Whoever's got a pulse right now' - NFL.com - After all the injuries to the Jets offense, coach Adam Gase is just looking for warm bodies at wide receiver now.

Prosecutors drop charge against Patriots owner Robert Kraft in solicitation case - NFL.com - Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Falcons vs Bears: Offensive and defensive stats comparison for Week 3 - The Falcoholic - The Falcons (0-2) are fresh off another devastating loss in Week 2, and now face a must-win game at home against the Bears (2-0). We take a closer look at how Atlanta and Chicago match-up statistically on offense and defense heading into Sunday’s game.

The Falcoholic staff picks: Week 3 - The Falcoholic - The Falcoholic staff makes their game predictions for Week 3.

Falcons fan confidence has not merely adopted the dark, it was born in it, molded by it - The Falcoholic - The faithful aren’t keeping the faith at the moment.

This week’s biggest question for the Falcons is about resiliency - The Falcoholic - Starting 0-2 was unexpected by many. So what question must the Falcons answer this week?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante Duerrwaechter's Bears 2020 college prospect preview: Big Ten - Windy City Gridiron - In the third part of our annual college football prospect preview series, we take a look at some of the top players in the Big Ten.

Berckes' 5 Questions with The Falcoholic: The Dan Quinn Era may be Ending Soon - Windy City Gridiron - We catch up with The Falcoholic’s Adnan Ikic to get the scoop on the 0-2 Falcons before this week’s Bears - Falcons game

Householder's Week 3 Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears face their biggest test against a winless opponent. Wait, how can that be true?

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