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The Bear’s Den, October 15, 2021

Green Bay is heading to Chicago this weekend... in case you hadn’t heard yet

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Neal Anderson #35 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball on his way to a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 8, 1987 in Green Bay
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears-Packers: 3 matchups to watch - 670 The Score - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers squaring off against a Khalil Mack-led Bears defense has always been great theater. On Sunday at Soldier Field, they meet again.

Herbert ready to run with opportunity in Bears’ backfield - 670 The Score - Bears rookie running back Khalil Herbert has been trusted to fill a key role in Chicago’s offense after starter David Montgomery went down with a knee sprain.

Bears’ Robinson, Mack, Hicks still sidelined from practice - 670 The Score - The Bears have three key players on their injury report, with receiver Allen Robinson (ankle), pass rusher Khalil Mack (foot) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (groin) all missing practice again Thursday.

Lester Wiltfong, Jr Interview – 10-14-21 - Sports Radio 960AM WSBT - Lester Wiltfong, Jr. from Windy City Gridiron joins Jim on Sportsbeat AM to preview Sunday’s Bears-Packers game.

Bears rookie RB Khalil Herbert in spotlight vs. Packers after Damien Williams exits - Chicago Sun-Times - Williams tested positive for coronavirus and is unlikely to be available Sunday against the Packers. That means a sixth-round pick gets another chance to prove he belongs.

Rookie RB Khalil Herbert in spotlight for Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - Depending on Damien Williams' status for Sunday after a positive COVID-19 test, the Chicago Bears could need even more from rookie running back Khalil Herbert against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.

Column: Chicago Bears defense thriving despite blitzing less - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears defense has been better this season despite blitzing less. Keying the Bears' operation has been the ability to generate pressure with their front four, leaving seven players in coverage. They face big tests the next two weeks, starting with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Jaylon Johnson: Chicago Bears CB faces test in Davante Adams - Chicago Tribune - A year and a half after Jaylon Johnson expressed his eagerness to test himself against Davante Adams, that potential battle should be at the center of a rivalry showdown Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, an early-season Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game with first place in the NFC North on the line.

Bears RB Damien Williams Lands on Reserve/COVID-19 List - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears will be down two running backs now with Damien Williams landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jahns: 5 thoughts on Justin Fields after 5 games for the Bears — with the Packers up next – The Athletic - It's Green Bay Packers week for the Chicago Bears and this time they have Justin Fields at quarterback.

Bears-Packers is This Week's Most Important Game for the NFC Playoff Picture - Bleacher Nation - Allow your brain to run wild with scenarios of Justin Fields leading the Chicago Bears into the postseason, as those possibilities exist.

Da Bears Blog | Week Six Game Preview, Volume I: How the Bears Beat the Packers - The Bears are trying to do something uncommon in the NFL. They are trying to win games while developing a rookie quarterback.

670 staff predictions: Bears-Packers - The Bears (3-2) host the Green Bay Packers (4-1) on Sunday afternoon. Here are game predictions from our 670 The Score hosts, producers and writers.

Bears place RB Damien Williams on reserve/COVID-19 list - 670 The Score - The Bears have placed veteran running back Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Thursday. He’ll be eligible to be activated after either producing two negative tests or 10 days have gone by, whichever occurs first.

POLISH SAUSAGE

With Russell Wilson injured, Tom Brady has longest active streak of consecutive starts at QB - ProFootballTalk
- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will miss a game for the first time in his career on Sunday, ending a streak of 149 consecutive regular season games, and 165 consecutive games counting the playoffs, that Wilson has started. That was the longest active streak in the NFL.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers Stat of the Week: 13 failures for the red zone defense - Acme Packing Company - The Packer defense has been unbelievably bad in the red zone. When will it end?

Bears notebook: Coaches coy about ex-Packers DC Mike Pettine’s role this week - Chicago Sun-Times - Plus, a roundup of the latest injury news and a special moment for outside linebacker Trevis Gipson.

Bears-Packers podcast: The Bears are running out of running backs - Chicago Sun-Times - The guys debate the best way to stop Aaron Rodgers and make their pick for Sunday’s Bears-Packers game.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears. 5 Questions with ACME Packing Co - Windy City Gridiron - We get the inside scoop on how the sleezy cheesies up north view their favorite team.

Salo's Bears Fantasy Football: Justin Fields is a must-start this week - Windy City Gridiron - Bye weeks are here for some teams, but the Bears are playing and it’s time to put a couple of them in your lineup.

Zeglinski: Windy City Gridiron picks Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - An early season battle for first place has arrived. And two of the Bears’ young building blocks see it as potential for a statement.

Wiltfong: Bears place Damien Williams on the Reserve/COVID-19 list - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve updated the article with the latest...

Infante: 2022 Bears 7-round mock draft: Speed kills - Windy City Gridiron - The season is only roughly one-third of the way over, but it’s never too early for a Bears mock draft.

Zimmerman: Chicago Bears Podcast with Silvy - Offense needs less cute, more nasty - Windy City Gridiron - Marc Silverman joined the Bears Banter Podcast!

Householder: Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers 2021 week 6 game preview - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have won two straight but now face the mortal enemy team from up north.

THE RULES

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