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The Bear’s Den, September 7, 2021

It’s Rams week as the Bears prepare to hit the skies to LA

Los Angeles Rams v Chicago Bears
Running back Walter Payton #34 of the Chicago Bears in action avoids the tackle of linebacker Jim Collins #50 of the Los Angeles Rams circa mid 1980’s during an NFL football game at Soldier Field
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Quality backups are key for injury-riddled NFL teams - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have three quality quarterbacks, and they’ll probably need them all

3 things we learned from the Chicago Bears, including Eddie Jackson having ‘a lot’ to prove and Breshad Perriman’s arrival - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson has made tackling better a point of emphasis as he tries to play up to his high standards in 2021.

Chicago Bears: Records to break in 17-game season - Chicago Tribune - The addition of a 17th game will have an impact on the NFL record books. Single-season team records and league milestones will carry new context. Here are six single-season Chicago Bears records that could be in danger of falling in 2021.

Five Bears takeaways from the start of Rams week: Andy Dalton’s game prep, Jason Peters’ readiness – The Athletic - As the Bears prepare for the Rams in Week 1, a major storyline will be what they’ll get from veterans like Robert Quinn and Jason Peters.

Chicago Bears 2021 schedule: Game-by-game with predictions - Bleacher Nation - Ahead of the start of the 2021 season, here’s a look at our game-by-game predictions for the Bears.

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay is Preparing His Team to Face Justin Fields in “Some Form or Fashion” - Bleacher Nation - Even Sean McVay anticipates seeing Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields at some point on Sunday Night Football.

“Oh, Hell Yeah” Matt Nagy is Excited About Justin Fields’ Future - Bleacher Nation - The arrow is pointing up for Justin Fields.

Emma: Once again, Bears face revealing matchup against Rams - 670 The Score - In their regular-season opener, the Bears will get a tough test, facing a Rams team that added star quarterback Matt Stafford in the offseason and which had the top-rated defense in the NFL in 2020.

Bears o-line ready for Aaron Donald challenge - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears respect the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, but look forward to seeing how they match up with the best. “He’s a good player. We have good players, too,” offensive line coach Juan Castillo said.

Matt Nagy not afraid of a QB controversy - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ coach of course hopes that Andy Dalton will excel as the starter. But if he doesn’t, Nagy is ready to deal with the outcry for Justin Fields. “We all understand the passion and excitement that we want to see from Justin.”

POLISH SAUSAGE

Coaches worry about potential positive tests for players returning from mini-bye - ProFootballTalk - One of the benefits of getting vaccinated comes from the ability to leave town during the regular-season bye and, more immediately, the mini-bye over Labor Day weekend.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Sony Michel or Darrell Henderson? Sean McVay gives insight to NFL media - Turf Show Times - The Rams get back some much needed reinforcements

Bears vs Rams: Nick Foles headlines 6 former LA players in Chicago - Turf Show Times - What familiar faces will be at SoFi Stadium this Sunday?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears week 1 roster reset - Perriman signed, Woods cut, and all the latest - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears were at Halas Hall this morning in preparation for their week one game against the Los Angeles Rams, and they were back at it with a bit of a roster shuffle. The signing of free...

Wiltfong: Allen Robinson named to the PFF All-Underrated team for 2021 - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Focus recently revealed their All-Underrated team for the 2021 season, and it featured one Chicago Bears player, wide receiver Allen Robinson.

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