Bears Notes: Lions' Pass Rush Has Bears' Full AttentionThe Lions defense is tops in the league in points allowed and rushing yards.
Joniak's Journal: With Rain In Forecast, Bears' Running Game Will Be BigMatt Forte is ready for whatever workload the coaching staff needs him to take.
Joniak's Journal: Vikings Will Bring The HeatBears quarterback Jay Cutler must trust his protection, Jeff Joniak writes.
Durkin: 'It Starts With Me,' Cutler Says"We have to get better, I have to get better," Jay Cutler says.
Bears Notes: Bennett Limited; Trestman On Play-CallingMartellus Bennett was limited at Thursday's practice with a rib injury.
Joniak's Journal: Forte's Diligent About His Game RecoveryWith a heavy workload, Matt Forte understands why he takes a mid-week day off.
Bears Notes: Bushrod A Full Participant; Briggs Still OutThe Bears' starting offensive line practiced together for the first time since Week 1.
Joniak's Journal: Bears Need To Win More Battles Against Zone DefensePlus, Brandon Marshall insists he's fine with his role in the Chicago offense.
Durkin: 'We’re Definitely Underachieving,' Marshall Says"We have all the talent in the world, we shouldn't be sitting at 2-3," Brandon Marshall says.
Bears Notes: DT Ratliff A Full Participant In PracticeJeremiah Ratliff is recovering from a concussion.
Bears Notes: Bushrod Sits Out PracticeJermon Bushrod has a knee injury, and his status for Sunday is unclear.
Durkin: Bears Renew Focus On Talent DevelopmentChicago didn't do a good enough job last season of developing its youngsters, Marc Trestman admitted.
Bears Notes: Allen, Marshall Sit Practice OutAlso, Aaron Kromer says the Bears won't run the ball out of an obligation to be balanced.
Durkin: Bears Preparing For Jets Pressure PackagesThe Jets bring a lot of max blitzes, but the Bears see opportunities.
Durkin's Preview: 49ers Pose Early Test Of Bears' DepthEarly season injuries are testing the depth of the Bears and 49ers.