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PFT’s Week 13 picks

PFT’s Week 13 picks

profootballtalk.com Updated 27 minutes ago
As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m quite thankful for my three-game lead through 12 weeks of action. The three-game lead survived Week 12, because we split the four games on which we disagreed last weekend (I was right on Bengals and Browns, MDS nailed it …
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  • Lance Briggs expects groin injury to keep him out “a few weeks”

    Lance Briggs expects groin injury to keep him out “a few weeks”

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    Longtime Bears linebacker Lance Briggs knows the clock is ticking. And his time in Chicago might be even shorter than he imagined, thanks to a groin injury picked up last week. Briggs said during his weekly show on CSN Chicago that his groin issue would…
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  • Kyle Fuller, Lance Briggs could be game-time calls

    Kyle Fuller, Lance Briggs could be game-time calls

    Two of the Bears’ key defensive starters were listed as non-participants in Tuesday’s practice. Outside linebacker Lance Briggs (groin) and cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee) didn’t take part in today’s workout, according to the injury report. However, the B…
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  • Reggie Bush limited in practice with ankle, back injuries

    Reggie Bush limited in practice with ankle, back injuries

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    Lions running back Reggie Bush intends to play on Thursday against the Bears. To do so, he’ll need to overcome another injury. Already dealing with an ankle problem, Bush was limited in Tuesday’s practice with a back injury, too. He also would have been…
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  • First-and-10: Lions always offer Bears hope

    First-and-10: Lions always offer Bears hope

    suntimes.com ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    The playoffs still are a long shot for the Bears, but the Lions always provide a glimmer of hope.
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  • Lions promote Rodney Austin from practice squad

    Lions promote Rodney Austin from practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    Lions guard Rodney Austin has something extra to be thankful for on Thursday. The Lions announced Tuesday that Austin has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of the Thanksgiving Day game against the Bears. The Lions released…
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  • QB snapshot: Jay Cutler

    QB snapshot: Jay Cutler

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    A quick observation of quarterback Jay Cutler and how he played in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12: It’s not all Cutler’s fault considering the protection issues the Bears struggled through early on, but he has to s…
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  • Bears won’t have time for a full practice this week, which migh…

    Bears won’t have time for a full practice this week, which might help

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25 (yesterday)
    The Bears aren’t even dealing with a blizzard, just a short week. But traveling to Detroit for Thursday’s game is going to keep them from getting a real practice in this week. Bears coach Marc Trestman gave players Monday off, and they’ll have meetings …
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  • Celebrate The Bears-Lions Thanksgiving Showdown with a NEW ERA …

    Celebrate The Bears-Lions Thanksgiving Showdown with a NEW ERA Special Thanksgiving Hat!

    bearsgab.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    Thursday the Bears will take on the Detroit Lions in a holiday showdown. To help make The Bears “stand out” even more, New Era Cap, the official on-field cap of the NFL will release a special line of NFL Thanksgiving caps! The new caps are unique in a s…
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  • Tampa newspaper begs Chicago to 'take back' Josh McCown

    Tampa newspaper begs Chicago to 'take back' Josh McCown

    yahoo.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    It has been a rough season for a couple of Chicago imports for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So much so that the Tampa Bay Times trolled former Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown, now the Bucs' starter, begging the Windy City to "TAKE HIM BACK"…
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  • Bears survive “worst half of football” thanks to defense

    Bears survive “worst half of football” thanks to defense

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    The Bears coaching staff might not have all the answers this year, but they can successfully diagnose a problem. That led to a frank halftime speech, after they fell behind 10-0 to the Buccaneers yesterday. “Basically at halftime coach was telling us th…
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  • David Bass makes most of opportunity

    David Bass makes most of opportunity

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    CHICAGO -- David Bass' biography blurb in the Chicago Bears' press packet leading into Sunday's 22-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is an unremarkable read, to say the least. - Inactive Weeks 1-2. - Did not play Weeks 3 and 5. - Waived 10/7 - Signed…
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  • Five things we learned: Bears 21, Bucs 13

    Five things we learned: Bears 21, Bucs 13

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1. Defense is the backbone of the team: Sounds crazy, right? We’re talking about the same defense responsible for surrendering 50-plus points c…
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  • Jay Cutler: Bears 'challenged' in locker room at halftime

    Jay Cutler: Bears 'challenged' in locker room at halftime

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted the discussions in the locker room at halftime Sunday of the team’s 21-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became a little heated with the team down 10-0 and the offense struggling. Over the firs…
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  • Weather helped Bears with turnovers

    Weather helped Bears with turnovers

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    Observed and heard in the locker room after the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory over Tampa Bay: Although the Bears constantly harp about forcing turnovers, several players in the locker room said they expected to gobble up more takeaways as the weather wor…
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  • Buccaneers take 10-0 lead over sputtering Bears

    Buccaneers take 10-0 lead over sputtering Bears

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    As might be expected, the Buccaneers’ defense has shown up big time in Lovie Smith’s return to Chicago. A 19-yard Mike Evans TD catch and a 32-yard Patrick Murray field goal have given Tampa Bay a 10-0 halftime lead at Soldier Field. However, the Bucs’ …
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  • Reports: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    Reports: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    The Buccaneers will not have the NFL’s co-leader in tackles in the lineup at Chicago. Weak-side linebacker Lavonte David won’t play in Sunday’s game vs. the Bears at Soldier Field, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported this morning. David sat out …
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  • NFL Weather Watch — Week 12

    NFL Weather Watch — Week 12

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    The weather forecasts suggest snow is unlikely to be seen in any of the outdoor NFL games on Sunday. However, fans of a certain age might have occasion to hum a few bars of “November Rain.” Precipitation is possible for Buccaneers-Bears in Chicago and P…
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  • Reggie Bush is targeting Thanksgiving for return

    Reggie Bush is targeting Thanksgiving for return

    profootballtalk.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)
    A lingering ankle injury caused Lions running back Reggie Bush to miss last Sunday’s loss in Arizona. He’s currently expected to miss Sunday’s game at New England. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bush intends to return on Thanksgiving, whe…
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  • Video - Will Matt Forte Be Able To Run On Lions' D? 02:34

    Will Matt Forte Be Able To Run On Lions' D?

    Nov 25
    Jeff Dickerson discusses the potential issues that the Bears will have lining up against the Lions' defense, such as protecting quarterback Jay Cutler and creating opportunities for running back Matt Forte.
  • Video - The Bear Facts: Week 13 02:58

    The Bear Facts: Week 13

    Nov 25
    Jeff Dickerson, Michael C. Wright and Tom Waddle break down why protecting Jay Cutler will be the key for the Bears to beat the Lions on the road.
  • Video - Bears Weekly Report: Thanksgiving Preview 01:47

    Bears Weekly Report: Thanksgiving Preview

    Nov 24
    Jeff Dickerson delivers the key storylines as the Bears prepare to face the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Video - Game Balls: Tampa Bay at Chicago 01:18

    Game Balls: Tampa Bay at Chicago

    Nov 23
    Bears reporter Michael Wright's game ball goes to David Bass, who was waived on Oct. 7, and brought back to the active roster on Nov. 11. Bucs receiver Mike Evans gets the game ball from Patrick Yasinskas after three catches for 47 yards.

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