clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Bear’s Den, September 26, 2020

It’s off on the road to Atlanta, where they will face the Falcons in an empty Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears
William “The Refrigerator” Perry vs. Atlanta

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIALTY

The rest of our songs have been about Atlanta or by a band from Atlanta. Today’s was recorded in Atlanta.

BEARRRSSSS

Bears-Falcons podcast: Breaking down Sunday’s game - Chicago Sun-Times - Our experts preview Sunday’s game and make their picks.

Chicago Bears: Players, coaches react to Falcons onside kick - Chicago Tribune - Five days later, they’re still talking about that wacky onside kick in Atlanta. Only for the Falcons and their fans, it has not been viewed as some quirky, made-for-the-highlight-reel trick kick. Instead, it’s been framed as a catastrophe. So what did Bears coach Matt Nagy and kicker Cairo Santos have to say about it?

Chicago Bears: 5 things to watch vs. the Atlanta Falcons - Chicago Tribune - Has Calvin Ridley suddenly become the Falcons' biggest weapon? Can the Chicago Bears defense find ways to better close out games? And what's next for Anthony Miller after two very different games to open the season?

Chicago Bears Game Preview: Atlanta Falcons (Week 3) - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, the guys discuss all of the key matchups, stats and talking points heading into the Chicago Bears Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Athletic’s guide to Bears-Falcons: Matt Nagy’s getting off the bus running – The Athletic - The Bears are 2-0 about to play an 0-2 Falcons team ... what could go wrong?

Bears vs. Falcons: Preview, X-Factors, and Predictions - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday in a tale of 2 teams. Will the Bears take advantage of a suspect Atlanta defense or will the Falcons rebound?

Snacks Harrison Suggests He Could Be Visiting Chicago - SI.com - The Snacks Harrison watch apparently continues for the Bears, even if they have to wait until he returns from a trip to Seattle.

Cordarrelle Patterson recruiting Damon Harrison to Bears for a visit - Bears Wire - If Cordarrelle Patterson needs a job after football, he should think about becoming an agent. It’s natural for him, especially as he’s made it his business to recruit players to the Chicago Bears.

Mitch Trubisky on Bears offense: ‘It’s nice to have an identity’ - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' revamped rushing attack is quickly becoming the offense's new identity in 2020.

The Pick Is In: Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons - Week 3 2020 - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 3 game between the Bears and Falcons Sunday in Atlanta. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

How to watch, listen to Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons 2020 Week 3 game - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons Sunday. Here’s how you can watch and listen to the contest.

Chicago Bears establishing offensive identity with strong running game - ChicagoBears.com - It’s a small sample size. But after two games, it’s evident that the Bears have hit the ground running, showing not only a greater commitment to their ground game, but improved execution.

5 things we learned from Chicago Bears coordinators Chuck Pagano, Bill Lazor, Chris Tabor - ChicagoBears.com - Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor spoke to the media Thursday. Here are five things we learned.

Chalk Talk: Who was the last Chicago Bears lineman to catch a pass? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last Bears offensive lineman to catch a pass, why more veterans are being rested during the practice week this season and if Tarik Cohen is lining up more at running back than he did last year.

Falcons star Julio Jones a game-time decision against Bears - 670 The Score - Falcons star receiver Julio Jones will be a game-time decision to play against the Bears on Sunday, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn told reporters Friday.

Bears’ Matt Nagy, Falcons’ Dan Quinn both struggling with their specialties - Chicago Sun-Times - The offensive-minded Nagy has a sputtering offense, and defensive guru Quinn can’t stop anybody. Both are coaching for their job this season.

’85 Bear Dennis McKinnon: WR Allen Robinson isn’t great, but Bears must pay up - Chicago Sun-Times - McKinnon, who was named one of the top 100 Bears of all-time last year, doesn’t think Robinson is “a game changer.” But he says the Bears need to meet his asking price or trade him.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky eyes lights, cameras, play-action - Chicago Sun-Times - Through two games, the Bears have proof-of-concept that play-action works. Trubisky now needs to make them dangerous when they run it.

Bears strike 1st sports gambling partnership - Chicago Sun-Times - There is no indication that PointsBet is looking to partner with the Bears on a sportsbook, like the Cubs are exploring.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL tweaks policies on fake crowd noise - ProFootballTalk - The league is now allowing stadiums to play fake crowd noise at levels up to 80 decibels, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Tens of thousands of sports bars could be lost this year as fans remain home – The Athletic - - Sports bars have been hit especially hard by the recession, and with winter coming, it might get even worse.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Julio Jones (hamstring) game-time decision for Falcons vs. Bears - NFL.com - Falcons coach Dan Quinn said wideout Julio Jones is a game-time decision vs. the Bears while he deals with a hamstring injury.

Ricardo Allen and Kendall Sheffield out Sunday, five Falcons questionable for Week 3 - The Falcoholic - The injury bug hit the Falcons this week.

Falcons offense vs. Bears defense: Can Atlanta avoid an 0-3 start? - The Falcoholic - Can the Falcons offense put up enough points to win?

Interview with the enemy: 5 questions with Windy City Gridiron - The Falcoholic - We get the inside scoop on the Chicago Bears.

Falcons vs Bears: Players to watch in Week 3 - The Falcoholic - The Falcons (0-2) face the Bears (2-0) in what is already a must-win situation if the team hopes to remain in contention. Here are some of the top players and matchups to watch as Atlanta takes on Chicago in Week 3.

Bears notebook: Falcons star Julio Jones a game-time decision - Chicago Sun-Times - The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver did not practice this week as he nurses a hamstring injury that hampered him against the Cowboys. Bears at full strength for Sunday’s game.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes: Fantasy Forum Week 3: Minshew Meh - Windy City Gridiron - Your thing for all things fantasy football!

Wiltfong's Chicago vs Atlanta Injury Report: Bears feeling good, the Falcons not so much - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and Falcons in advance of their week 3 game this Sunday.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Falcons - Keys for a Chicago win - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG crew chimes in on what the Bears need to do to beat the Falcons on Sunday.

Berckes & Snyder's Bears Over Beers: The Little Things Add Up - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ remember Gale Sayers, review the Giants game, and preview the Falcons

THE RULES

Windy City Gridiron Community Guidelines - SBNation.com - We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. The following is not permitted in comments. No personal attacks, politics, gender based insults of any kind, racial insults, etc.

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, Bears Banter hosted by Bill Zimmerman, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; EJ also co-hosts The Bootleg Football Podcast with Brett Kollmann; R. Schmitz has a film breakdown show on YouTube titled Run Pass Opinion; and Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert.

Click on our names to follow us on Twitter: Jeff Berckes; Patti Curl; Eric Christopher Duerrwaechter; Kev H; Sam Householder; Jacob Infante; Aaron Lemming; Ken Mitchell; Jack R Salo; Steven Schweickert; Jack Silverstein; EJ Snyder; Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; Whiskey Ranger; Robert Schmitz; Robert Zeglinski; Bill Zimmerman; Like us on Facebook.