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Patti Curl

Bears Running Game is not off the hook for Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Buccaneers

Jo Ho and Coh Coh a no go? Oh no!

The Chicago Bears Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers was not pleasant to watch for any Bears fan. For me, what upset me the most was watching Jordan Howard repeatedly run for minimal gain as my secure conviction in the running game as a strength of the Bears’ offense incrementally crumbled around me.

I’m taking this opportunity to look more closely at what went wrong in the Bears running game that averaged 1.3 yards per attempt on 16 carries for 20 yards. I...

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Josh Sunderbruch

John Fox on the Hot Seat, Part 2

Windy City Gridiron moves on from the question of what to do about John Fox and considers the trickier question about who should the Beloved avoid as their next head coach.


The Bears are struggling out of the gate, and there is little sign that John Fox’s third year is going to see the franchise turn things around. Some were always skeptical of Fox and others wanted to give him a chance at first, but by now he doesn’t have many supporters among the writers here at Windy City...

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Robert Zeglinski

Kris Bryant is all aboard the Mitch Trubisky train

The Cubs' star is full on #FreeTrubisky.

The Mitchell Trubisky-Mike Glennon debate has been dominating the sports discourse around the city of Chicago of late, with what seems like literally no one being able to resist giving their input. From general fans, to major sports personalities, it feels like most feel the need to offer their insight on the Chicago Bears' quarterback situation - especially when pressed upon.

In a cross-sport talk, the latest major and current Chicago sports star...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Thursday Night Fever! Catch it!

How can you have a Color Rush game if black isn’t a color?

At least the Rams aren’t involved in a mustard vs ketchup game like that time they battled the Bucs.

This Thursday night affair features the yellow-clad, Color Rushed Rams vs the colorless(?) 49ers.

The @RamsNFL!
The @49ers!

Only on @nflnetwork (8pm ET). #TNF #LARvsSF pic.twitter.com/xWgDlMLlz5

— NFL (@NFL) September 21, 2017

The ‘Niners still have their traditional scarlet and gold on display, but their...

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Dan Wiederer

Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks has Steelers' attention after strong start

If the Bears hope to upset the Steelers in Sunday's game at Soldier Field, it may require their defense to turn in a season-best effort and create multiple takeaways against a potent offense. Here's more of what we learned Thursday.

Mike Tomlin has been impressed with the Bears defensive front.


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Dan Wiederer

Deep impact? Markus Wheaton hoping to add dimension to Bears offense

Bears receiver Markus Wheaton sat in a tent at Olivet Nazarene beaming with optimism. It was the last week of July and Wheaton already was sensing big things ahead. He finally was 100 percent. He was eager for his fresh start in Chicago. He was certain he was ready to add an element of speed to...

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Long: We started to knock the rust off

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long is hoping to get back in action vs. the Steelers on Sunday.

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Larry Mayer

Bears gearing up for Big Ben, Steelers

The Bears defense will face one of its most difficult tests of the season Sunday against future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a well-balanced Steelers offense.

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Jeff Berckes

Five Questions with Behind the Steel Curtain

Each week we pick the brain of our opponents by sitting down with our sister sites. This week, we put on our hard hats and joined Behind the Steel Curtain’s Jeff Hartman to discuss a team that many have projected to win it all.

Windy City Gridiron: I predicted the Steelers would win the Super Bowl coming in to the year and I imagine that expectations for Steelers Nation are as high as they've ever been. Is this the best team in the NFL? If so, state your case.

Behind the Steel Curtain: I...

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Can Markus Wheaton fix what ails the Bears’ offense?

The Bears' offense sorely has lacked a deep threat so far, but adding Markus Wheaton won't completely solve the problems facing Mike Glennon & Co. 

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Kris Bryant Says Bears Should Start Mitchell Trubisky over Mike Glennon at QB

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant believes the Chicago Bears should start rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky over Mike Glennon. 

"I mean, give him a chance," Bryant said during an interview with 670 The Score on Thursday.

Bryant likely isn't alone in that assessment. Glennon has led the Bears to a 0-2 record while throwing for 514 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He's currently ranked 19th amongst NFL quarterbacks with a Pro Football Focus grade of 73.1. 

So while...

ESPN.com - Chicago Bears

Fantasy alert: Wait and see with Bears WR Markus Wheaton

Fantasy alert: Wait and see with Bears WR Markus Wheaton

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Jack M Silverstein

My favorite (and least favorite) Bears-Steelers games

All season long, WCG historian Jack M Silverstein will look back at the best and worst Bears games of his life against the upcoming opponent. This week: the Steelers.

On dark, desperate nights, I dream about being a Steelers fan.

If NFL franchises were people, the Bears were in their teenage years when the Steelers were founded in 1933. The Bears won the NFL championship that year, the team’s second-straight trophy. From that season until 1971, we won six championships. In the same time,...

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What's latest on Kwiatkoski injury?

Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski's injury, running back Jordan Howard's slow start and why rookie tight end Adam Shaheen isn't seeing more playing time.

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Rich Campbell

Examining the Bears' first-down run struggles

Entering the season, Bears coach John Fox explained his vision for a run-oriented offense. Not necessarily a run-heavy or imbalanced attack, but one centered on running the ball effectively and passing the ball based on what the run opened up. It was entirely reasonable, considering Jordan Howard’s...

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Sam Householder

Week 3 Game Preview: Bears-Steelers

The Bears try to bounce back from an ugly game against a perennial playoff team

Trying to get the bad taste washed out from last Sunday’s ugly road loss won’t be easy but turning the page to the next opponent is a good way to start.

Unfortunately, the schedule isn’t going to give the Bears many breaks this year and Sunday will be no different. The Bears will host the 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers on the lakefront.

The Steelers are expected to be a playoff team poised to make a deep run once...

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, September 21, 2017

The injury report looms ominously large this season as Bears prepare for Steelers

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Under Center Podcast: Should Bears start Trubisky at QB?

On the latest edition of the Under Center Podcast, JJ Stankevitz and Mark Schanowski analyze the quarterback question. The two weigh the pros and cons of starting Mitch Trubisky over Mike Glennon. Listen to the podcast below.

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Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Playing Not To Lose, The Bears Keep Losing

John Fox. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) LAKE FOREST — The Bears are already in trouble, off to an 0-2 start with the very talented Pittsburgh Steelers visiting Soldier Field on Sunday. Here are “10 things” to keep in mind as the Bears try to avoid another spiraling season: 1. The Bears are playing safe — too safe. Down 23-0 with the ball at his own 46-yard-line Sunday, Bears head coach John Fox was looking at a 4th-and-3 (really only 4th-and-2.5) with 1:12 left in the second...

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Halas Hall Pass: Kyle Long's possible Week 3 return to Bears

Tribune reporters Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell discuss Bears guard Kyle Long's possible return from right ankle surgery for the Week 3 game against the Steelers.

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