The Bear’s Den, October 27, 2018

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: Bears OLB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson Questionable Versus Jets; G Eric Kush Ruled Out – 670 The Score – Rookie James Daniels will start at left guard in place of Eric Kush.

Emma: For Bears, Winning Habits Can Form Here – 670 The Score – Winning is no accident in the NFL, and the Bears have work to do.

5@5: Vic Fangio Held To Different Standard? – 670 The Score – The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Joniak: Bears’ Kevin White Willing To Fill Any Role – 670 The ScoreWhite reset his approach several weeks ago.

Wiedman: Bears need to attack Jets with military precision – Our Turf Football – Chicago Bears reporter Wanda Wiedman believes a military-style precision will get the win against the Jets.

Wiederer’s Sunday storylines: Anthony Miller’s near breakthrough, more love for Josh McCown and Ryan Pace’s most unusual interview – Chicago Tribune – For those looking for hints that rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller could be nearing a major breakthrough in the Bears offense, they were everywhere Sunday against the Patriots.

Bears-Jets 5 Matchups to Watch – Da Bears Brothers Podcast – Here are the five pivotal matchups to pay attention to in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets including the “Game Breaker.”

Stankevitz: Will Khalil Mack play against the Jets? Matt Nagy drives home ‘day to day’ status of star edge rusher – NBC Sports Chicago – Matt Nagy said Friday Khalil Mack’s status for Sunday’s game against the Jets hasn’t been decided yet.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears – New York Jets – Da Bears Brothers Podcast – In this in-depth episode, the guys cover everything you need to know heading into the Chicago Bears’ Week 8 game against the New York Jets.

Stankevitz: Why Kevin White’s role in the Bears offense could increase with or without Allen Robinson – NBC Sports Chicago – While a lot of Kevin White’s usage is tied to the availability of Allen Robinson, not all of it may be going forward.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Trubisky, Bears Putting Up Big Numbers With Room To Improve – WGN Radio – 720 AM – The Bears are relevant again. And I know they’re relevant because they’ve already won more than half of the games they won during the entire 2017 season, their young quarterback is putting up numbers this franchise rarely sees — and everyone is mad. OK, not everyone.

Mayer: Mack, Robinson questionable for Jets game – ChicagoBears.com – Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) and receiver Allen Robinson (groin) both returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Players to watch in Bears-Jets game – ChicagoBears.com – Larry Mayer and Simon Kaufman of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they’ll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s home game against the Jets, including receiver Anthony Miller.

Pick is in: Bears vs. Jets – ChicagoBears.com – Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 8 game between the Jets and Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Keep track of their weekly record here on Chicagobears.com.

Medina: The Jets are Banged Up, But the Bears Shouldn’t Take Their Opponents Lightly – Bleacher Nation – The Jets are having a tough run of injury luck this week.

Injuries: Bears LB Khalil Mack questionable vs. Jets – NFL.comKhalil Mack’s consecutive games streak could come to an end. The Bears’ outside linebacker is listed as questionable after he was a limited participant in Friday’s practice. Here are the injuries we’re tracking.

Finley: Leonard Floyd has no sacks and 1 QB hit; is it time for the Bears to worry? – Sun Times – Vic Fangio hasn’t avoided the topic when talking to Leonard Floyd this week: the Bears’ outside linebacker is still waiting on his first sack.

Finley: 4 Bears questions – Who will Bears coach Matt Nagy’s dad cheer for? – Sun Times – Four questions as the Bears prepare to play the Jets — whom they’ve beaten four-straight times, dating to 2002 — on Sunday at Soldier Field:

Finley: Bears OLB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson questionable for Sunday – Sun Times – Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and receiver Allen Robinson were both limited in Friday’s practice and are listed as questionable for Sunday.

It’s OK to start calling Mitch Trubisky a budding fantasy star – Sun Times – With coach Matt Nagy taking the gloves off Trubisky, the Jets make for a great opportunity to run with the budding fantasy standout.

Campbell: Matt Nagy on Josh Bellamy vs. Kevin White ‘One plays three positions and the other plays one’ – Chicago Tribune – Bears coach Matt Nagy explained the important distinctions between receivers Josh Bellamy and Kevin White and why he’s compelled to use them differently.

Biggs: Scouting report on Jets safety Jamal Adams – ‘He’s almost always in the right position’ – Chicago TribuneJamal Adams missed only 15 snaps as a rookie and has been on the field for every play this season. He vowed not to miss another Pro Bowl after not getting the nod last year and is off to an excellent start through seven games.

Wiederer: ‘Letting it go is vital.’ How young QBs Mitch Trubisky and Sam Darnold lean on their veteran backups as a valuable support system – Chicago Tribune – Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Jets rookie Sam Darnold are pushing to put last week’s losses behind them. In the process of flipping the page and fueling their development, the young quarterbacks are leaning on veteran mentors Chase Daniel and Josh McCown.

Campbell: Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson questionable to play against Jets; rookie James Daniels to start – Chicago Tribune – The Bears listed Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets after both returned to practice Friday. Rookie James Daniels is expected to start at left guard after the Bears ruled veteran Eric Kush out with a neck injury.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Minnesota’s favorite New Orleans Saint is back in town, and doing more good – Bring Me The News – Remember what Thomas Morstead did after the playoff game last year? Ken’s Note: Thomas Morstead is my favorite non-Bear player. Classy guy, check this story out.

Adam Gase doesn’t rule out a defensive coordinator change – ProFootballTalk – For the second straight week, an ugly Thursday night performance could result in a significant change for the losing team. After the 42-23 loss to the Texans, Dolphins coach Adam Gase didn’t rule out dismissing defensive coordinator Matt Burke.

The preposterous story of Adam Vinatieri – Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more. Ken’s Note: Read this one!

NFL admits flag was wrongly picked up on hit to Baker Mayfield’s head – ProFootballTalk – The NFL has admitted that the official who threw a flag on a hit to the head taken by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield made the right call, and should not have been overruled by the other officials.

Blake Bortles Says You Can’t Play QB in NFL Constantly Worrying About Mistakes – Yahoo Sports – Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

9 CFL players that could have a future in the NFL – Pride Of Detroit – Here are some CFLers that could land on an NFL roster.

KNOW THY ENEMY

O’Gorman: Seahawks know your enemy: The Detroit Lions – Our Turf Football – Seahawks reporter Dayna O’Gorman sits down with OTFB’s Detroit Lions reporter, Sonja Greenfield, to talk about Sunday’s game.

Five Good Questions with Canal Street Chronicles – Daily Norseman – We get our view from the other side

These next six games will be the turning point in the NFC North – Daily Norseman – The Vikings start a six game stretch that begins with the Saints, ends with the Seahawks, and has three division games in between.

Aaron Rodgers is nobody’s underdog – Acme Packing Company – The Rams are the biggest favorites any team has been against the Packers when Rodgers has played. History says that should scare LA.

LA Rams vs. Green Bay Packers: Q&A with Acme Packing Company – Turf Show Times – Getting the inside info from Acme Packing Company, the SB Nation community for Green Bay Packers fans.

Rams’ Sean McVay runs nearly every play with same personnel package – Acme Packing Company – Joe McAtee of SB Nation’s Los Angeles Rams blog Turf Show Times answers our questions about Sean McVay’s offense, Todd Gurley’s race for the record books, and what he expects from Packers versus Rams.

Greenfield: Kerryon, my wayward son – Our Turf Football – OTFB’s Sonja Greenfield tells us how the fans trust in Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn has paid off big when he chose Kerryon Johnson in the draft.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link’s 2018 Chicago Bears vs New York Jets Preview: Which Players to Watch For – Windy City Gridiron – Coming off of another sloppy, yet close loss, can the Bears get healthy versus a short-handed Jets squad?

Berkes: Fantasy Football Forum – Week 8: Regrets and Misses – Windy City Gridiron – As we start the second half of the fantasy season, we take a moment to reflect in the mistakes from draft weekend

Wiltfong’s Bears vs. Jets injury report: Eric Kush ruled out, James Daniels will start – Windy City Gridiron – Here is the official injury report for the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets in advance of their game this Sunday.

Wiltfong: Will the Bears make the playoffs? – Windy City Gridiron – Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join…

Link’s 2018 Chicago Bears vs New York Jets Preview: What to Watch For – Windy City Gridiron – Coming off of another sloppy, yet close loss, can the Bears get healthy versus a short-handed Jets squad?

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