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“It poses another challenge for us,” Kyle Long says of the Jets’ run defense.
Also, the Bears want to keep increasing defensive end Willie Young’s role.
“Jay kept telling us we were still in it,” Martellus Bennett said.
Chicago no longer has the luxury of depth in the secondary.
The Bears overcame adversity to beat the 49ers, 28-20.
The Bears promoted three players from the practice squad on Saturday.
Early season injuries are testing the depth of the Bears and 49ers.
Bears open three roster spots for Sunday night’s game vs. 49ers.
Also, offensive linemen Matt Slauson and Roberto Garza will miss Sunday’s game.
Each team’s tight end is worth keeping an eye on Sunday night.
Establishing the run takes on more importance Sunday night, Jay Cutler says.
Against a complex running scheme with a mobile quarterback, each Bear must do his job.
“We’re going to be as successful as we want, we have that much talent,” Lance Briggs says.
Injury and suspension have left the 49ers defense shorthanded, but it’s still stout.
After struggling to contain the Bills’ zone read, the Bears anticipate more is on the way.
Two interceptions by Jay Cutler proved oh-so-costly Sunday in a loss to the Bills.
With what lies ahead, we’ll soon discover what Chicago’s made of.
“We’ve got to accept responsibility for it,” Bears coach Marc Trestman says.
It’s only Week 1, but Chicago needs to take care of business to reach its lofty goals.
Mills is relishing the challenging that Mario Williams will provide.