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

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How the Raiders’ 97-yard march drove the Bears through the bye week

"With a performance like that our defense is eager to try to get our swagger back," cornerback Prince Amukamara said.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 32: Who wins the Bears-Saints game on Sunday?

The hosts make their predictions for Sunday’s game at Soldier Field.

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Saints short-handed: Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook out against Bears

With QB Drew Brees (hand) already out with an injury, absence of two-time Pro Bowl RB and starting TE could put a crimp in offensive plans.

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With the pressure unmistakably on, Matt Nagy faces his biggest game as Bears’ coach

He merely is tasked with beating the hot Saints, proving he can make positive adjustments, getting his team to 4-2 (not 3-3) and calming a beyond-restless fan base.

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Bears call QB Mitch Trubisky questionable, but he figures to start Sunday

Trubisky, who has taken all the Bears’ first-team snaps the last two days, remains in line to start.

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Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano delights players by making it rain ‘Chuckbucks’ in locker room

As the Bears get to know their new defensive coordinator, they’re discovering a warm, quirky side to him.

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Halas Intrigue Bears Report: Previewing Week 7 vs. Saints

A Bears victory would snap a four-game losing streak to the Saints and match the best start to a season (4-2) since 2013.

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Bears’ desperation on offense should lead to more Mitch Trubisky runs

The Bears got a significant contribution from Trubisky’s rushing ability last season, but seem averse to utilizing that skill this year.

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Bears’ defense out for redemption after collapse vs. Raiders

"That ... was not us," safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said. "We’ve had a chip on our shoulder this entire bye week just thinking about it."

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Saints running back Alvin Kamara misses practice again with knee and ankle injuries

For the second-straight day, neither running back Alvin Kamara nor quarterback Drew Brees practiced for the Saints on Thursday.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 31: Will Mitch Trubisky be the Bears’ superhero?

Trubisky did a lot more damages with his legs last year than he has so far this season.

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The Jalen Ramsey trade made the Bears’ Khalil Mack deal look even better

With his offense reeling, his quarterback hurt and his team a disappointing 3-2, Bears general manager Ryan Pace got a win Tuesday night.

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Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro to practice at Soldier Field

Eddy Pineiro will head to Soldier Field on Friday to practice in the fall weather, Bears special-teams coordinator Chris Tabor said Thursday.

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Bears predictions: Week 7 vs. Saints

The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home game against the Saints:

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Saints coach Sean Payton on alert for Bears QB Mitch Trubisky running

Trubisky has fewer rushing yards in four games (21) than he averaged per game last season (30.1).

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Bears hoping DL Akiem Hicks comes off injured reserve, but it’s no certainty

Hicks is eligible to play in Week 15 against the Packers, giving him three potential games if he comes back. But that depends on his health and whether the Bears are playing meaningful football.

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Charles Leno — respectfully — searching for answers on penalties

With six holding/illegal use of hands penalties in five games, Bears Pro Bowl left tackle turns to officials to find out what he’s doing wrong.

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Mitch Trubisky? Improved? It’s in the admiring eye of his beholder, Bears coach Matt Nagy

If Nagy believes that Trubisky has gotten better this season, the Bears’ problems might be deeper than an offense that can’t advance the football.

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is hurting but is on track to start against Saints

The issue now is whether he can withstand a hit, and the Bears seem to be leaving that up to him.

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Feeling ‘not anywhere close to great,’ Bears tight end Trey Burton fights frustration after slow start

The groin injury that required offseason surgery — and, after a setback, kept him from making his season debut until Week 2 — still bothers him. He has never been through anything like it.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 30: Mitch Trubisky is banged up but back

The hosts discuss Trubisky’s comments to reporters Wednesday and his likely return Sunday against New Orleans.

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Will Bears QB Mitch Trubisky play Sunday? Matt Nagy: ‘I feel good about it’

Bears coach Matt Nagy said he’s "cautiously optimistic" that his quarterback will start.

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First-and-10: ‘Tough guy’ Rashaad Coward worth a Long look at right guard

"He’ll get a ton of work this week," offensive line coach Harry Hiestand said of the second-year reserve lineman.

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Just Sayin’: The Cubs were plenty good enough to get destroyed by the Nationals, too

The NLCS was an absurd mismatch, with the Nats making their opponents look like feckless, slapdash, in-over-their-heads pretenders. If this could happen to the Cardinals, what does it say about how far the Cubs are from their next World Series?

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Bears put star defensive lineman Akiem Hicks on injured reserve

He hurt his left elbow against the Raiders and will be out at least eight weeks.

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Position coach: Comparing Mitch Trubisky to other QBs ‘has never been constructive’

The Bears traded up to draft Trubisky No. 2 overall in 2017. The Chiefs took Patrick Mahomes 10th and the Texans selected Deshaun Watson 12th in the same draft. Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, is second in the league in passer rating; Watson is fourth.

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Saints-Bears is NFL’s most expensive Week 7 ticket

It will cost you, on average, $362 to get into Soldier Field for the Bears’ matchup against the Saints.

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‘A Bear for life’: Kyle Long can’t catch a break

Three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman was put on injured reserve with a hip injury — ending his 2019 season and likely his career with the Bears.

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Matt Nagy: ‘Everything starts with me’ as Bears regroup after bye

The most important regular-season week of Matt Nagy’s young head-coaching career is actually two.

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‘Glad I’m back’ — Bears WR Taylor Gabriel returns to practice after concussion

Even though the Bears had a light practice Monday, Taylor Gabriel couldn’t resist the urge to go full-bore.

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‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 29: Bears’ injuries and emojis — SMH

The hosts delve into the vibe around Halas Hall and the team’s injuries before Mark tries to decode the meaning of emojis.

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Lord, have mercy: Now the struggling Bears face the hashtagged Saints and their biggest supporter, Pope Francis

The Holy Father’s accidental tweet backs the Bears’ next opponent. Doesn’t it figure?