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Complete coverage of the Chicago Bears, including scores, players, trades, game updates and analysis.

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Indefatigable LB Roquan Smith is Bears’ workhorse, leads them in tackles

Roquan Smith is coming into his own as a pro at 22 and looks like everything the Bears thought they were getting when they drafted him No. 8 overall in 2018.

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Chicago Bears notes: Is it Miller time yet? Anthony has 2 targets so far

A collection of Bears notes on Anthony Miller, Eddy Pineiro and key injury situations heading into the game at Washington on Monday.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 15: Interpreting the Bears injury reports and learning to trust Eddy Pineiro

Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down the differences between a Matt Nagy injury report and a John Fox injury report.

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Chicago Bears notes: 5 starters on injury report for Redskins game

A look at who’s hurt, whether Mitch Trubisky should stay in the pocket and how Chuck Pagano is doing thus far.

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Brave-faced QB Mitch Trubisky believes Bears ‘could explode at any minute’

This week could be it. The Redskins are terrible, and Monday might be Trubisky’s "Tampa Bay game" for 2019.

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Healthier Trey Burton could help spring Bears’ offense

Veteran tight end says he expects to be "a lot better" against the Redskins after a rusty debut against the Broncos.

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‘MNF’ analyst Booger McFarland expects Bears QB Mitch Trubisky to bounce back vs. Redskins

But if he struggles against a defense ‘tailor-made’ for a young quarterback, the Bears have a big problem.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 14: Mitch Trubisky, Kyle Long and the banjo

Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down Mitch Trubisky’s press conference. And Kyle Long makes a guest appearance.

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Choosing Bears over Redskins ‘was more about winning ballgames’

Clinton-Dix could have returned to the Redskins in March. He might have made more money than the $3.5 million the Bears gave him for one season.

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Bears predictions: Week 3 at Redskins

The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ "Monday Night Football" game at the Redskins:

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Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols has broken hand

Bilal Nichols is unlikely to play Monday against the Redskins, coach Matt Nagy said. It’s possible the team could construct a "club" for him to play with in the coming weeks.

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Bears notes: Redskins realize ground game has little chance Monday

A smattering of Bears notes on Kyle Long, Allen Robinson, David Montgomery and Roquan Smith.

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Bears’ offense needs to get off ‘roller coaster’ and steady itself

David Montgomery and the ground game could be essential in straightening out what ails the Bears, who rank in the NFL’s bottom three in points, yards and passer rating.

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NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Eddy Pineiro feels ‘definitely on top’ after game-winner

Cody Parkey won the honor in Week 11 last year after making three field goals in a 25-20 against the Vikings. The lesson: the award is a reason for Pineiro and the Bears to be confident. But it is not a coronation.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 13: The Eddy Dinero edition

The Bears kicker had his breakout moment. Does he have staying power? Jason Lieser and Patrick Finley discuss.

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First-and-10: Lowering the bar for Mitch Trubisky

Bears third-year QB can still be a success, but matching Patrick Mahomes — or justifying his draft status — is asking too much at this point.

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Bears film study: Final seconds, questionable calls

A film review of the Bears’ 16-14 win over the Broncos, with many important details.

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QB Mitch Trubisky is just part of Bears’ offensive woes

Coach Matt Nagy is searching for an elusive rhythm to get disappointing offense on track. "We feel really good that when we do get this going, it’s going to be a lot of fun."

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Even the Bearmobile is down and out, but fans hope beer and sausage offerings can help save its season

A very Chicago sports story.

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Ramping up Trey Burton’s workload will ‘take a little time’

The Bears tight end played 43 percent of the Bears’ offensive snaps Sunday in his first game of 2019,

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Eddy ‘Dinero’? Bears kicker Pineiro lives up to his money nickname

"His personality is infectious," Bears coach Matt Nagy said.

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With the Bears’ offense struggling, Mitch Trubisky must make better throws

A whopping 27.8 percent of Trubisky’s passes so far this season have been classified by Pro Football Focus as "uncatchable." Only the Panthers’ Cam Newton — who changed his throwing motion after having offseason shoulder surgery — has made more such throws.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 12: Breaking down Mitch Trubisky’s Week 2 struggles

Patrick and Mark discuss the latest shaky performance from the Bears’ young quarterback.

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Never mind the Super Bowl. For the Bears to make the playoffs, a running Mitch Trubisky is necessary

Assuming that the quarterback isn’t going to suddenly start making huge developmental leaps, it means that what the Bears have seen from him as a passer is what they’re going to get.

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Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols probably will not go on injured reserve

The second-year player left Sunday’s game in Denver in the second quarter with a right wrist injury.

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‘Jay Cutler was bad.’ Former Bears receiver Brandon Marshall dishes on his old QB

Marshall said he and Cutler are still friends, but he gave an honest assessment during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take.

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Snap judgment: Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is ridiculous

A look at what can be learned from the Bears’ playing time statistics, including a big change with the running backs and a telling note about Trey Burton.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 11: Bears win 16-14 after an insane final minute against the Broncos

Get a glimpse of what it was like in the locker room after the Bears’ incredible win.

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Run-heavy Bears lean on rookie David Montgomery

One week after the Bears handed the ball off only 15 times, they ran 29 times for 153 yards. After having six carries in the opener, Montgomery had 18 for 62 yards against the Broncos.

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Eddy Pineiro makes Bears a walk-off winner after ‘practicing my whole life for this’

Having faced months of questions about their kicker situation — the Bears cut Cody Parkey after his playoff double-doink, held a nine-player kicker derby in rookie minicamp and traded for Pineiro the next day — the Bears finally found some finality. And a win.

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Nuggets from the Bears’ 16-14 escape in Denver

News and notes that got lost in the hullabaloo over the Bears’ wild finish against the Broncos.

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Mitch Trubisky struggles, misfires, falters — and comes out a winner

Bears quarterback had a tough day vs. the Broncos, but came through when it mattered — firing a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson to set up Eddy Piñeiro’s 53-yard game-winning field goal