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Bears notebook: Victory may have come at a great cost to Bears

Bears notebook: Victory may have come at a great cost to Bears

suntimes.com Updated Nov 25, 2012
A rejuvenating victory did not come without a cost Sunday. The Bears will have to wait until Monday to find out just how big of a price they paid. Five starters left the game and did not return - running back Matt Forte (ankle), cornerback Charles Tillm
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  • Reliable Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall hits milestone ag…

    Reliable Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall hits milestone against Vikings

    suntimes.com Nov 25, 2012
    Thanks to all the Twitter mentions he gets, wide receiver Brandon Marshall knew what he had accomplished Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. He just had to tell somebody. Why not good friend Jay Cutler? “In the third quarter, I leaned over to Jay and
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  • Turnovers indicative of Bears defense playing back to form

    Turnovers indicative of Bears defense playing back to form

    suntimes.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Bears weren’t about to let another second-year quarterback and a good running team waltz all over them again.They weren’t about to be questioned again. Instead, the Bears’ defense did what’s expected in a solid 28-10 victory Sunday against the
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  • NFL playoff picture taking shape after Week 12

    NFL playoff picture taking shape after Week 12

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    With 12 weeks down and five to go in the NFL season, the playoff race is taking shape. The Bears’ win and the Packers’ loss changed the top of the NFC North, while the Bengals’ win and the Steelers’ loss tightened the battle for the final AFC wild
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  • Don Banks: Kaepernick choice looks great after 49ers beat Saint…

    Don Banks: Kaepernick choice looks great after 49ers beat Saints; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Nov 25, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 12 heavy on impressive road wins...
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  • Bears cruise to a 28-10 victory over Vikings, but leave limping

    Bears cruise to a 28-10 victory over Vikings, but leave limping

    suntimes.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Bears convincingly snapped a two-game losing streak and took over first place in the NFC North with a ­28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. But several starters paid a hefty price. Running back Matt Forte (ankle), receiver Devi…
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  • Briggs has ankle injury

    Briggs has ankle injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    Half of the six Bears starters who were injured on Sunday have ankle injuries. Joining running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman is linebacker Lance Briggs.  Per a league source, the walking boot with which Briggs was spotted walking after …
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  • Liquid Menace Stalks Official: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Liquid Menace Stalks Official: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 25, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from official Buddy Of The West Horton narrowly escaping certain death to Indianapolis cheerleaders remaining Chuckstrong. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Bears use special teams’ trickery in win over Vikings (VIDEO)

    Bears use special teams’ trickery in win over Vikings (VIDEO)

    During the Chicago Bears' 28-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, special teams coordinator Dave Toub pulled some trickery for the Bears to score two on the extra point. After Michael Bush ran for a one-yard touchdown, punter Adam Podlesh lined up as the …
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  • Jay Cutler stiffarms tackler and ties teammate’s shoes on retur…

    Jay Cutler stiffarms tackler and ties teammate’s shoes on return from concussion

    Jay Cutler missed the Chicago Bears' disastrous loss to the San Francisco 49ers. On his return, he threw a nasty stiffarm, earned an unsportsmanlike penalty, and tied a lineman's shoe on the way to a 28-10 Bears victory. Early in the game, Cutler was ru…
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  • Blindside block levels Lance Louis

    Blindside block levels Lance Louis

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Bears are winning easily, but they keep losing players. Guard Lance Louis has exited after taking a wicked shot from a launching Jared Allen after a turnover.  It should have been flagged, and it likely will be fined. It’s being called a knee injur
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  • Bears WR Hester leaves game with concussion

    Bears WR Hester leaves game with concussion

    Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • The rout is on in Chicago

    The rout is on in Chicago

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Bears are well on their way to turning things around.  The Vikings are well on their way to the first step of a late-season collapse. A Christian Ponder interception, coming with the Vikings already down 15, has been parlayed into a touchdown pass f…
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  • Bears may be losing another lineman

    Bears may be losing another lineman

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Bears have two new starters on the offensive line this week.  One of them may be out. Guard Chris Spencer, who has replaced Chilo Rachal, is limping on the sideline and receiving attention from trainers. It’s not hurting the Bears.  They’ve scor
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  • Week 12 early inactives

    Week 12 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Vikings at Bears Vikings: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Per
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  • Adrian Peterson on managing contact

    Adrian Peterson on managing contact

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    A hearty Week 12 good morning to each and all of you. We're less than two hours away from the NFC North's early game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, and I wanted to pass along Cris Carter's conversation with Vikings tailback Adrian Pete…
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  • Countdown Live: Vikings-Bears

    Countdown Live: Vikings-Bears

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the NFC North clash between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Vikings-Bears
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  • Bulls beat Bucks to snap 3-game losing skid

    Bulls beat Bucks to snap 3-game losing skid

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton scored 22 points apiece to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 93-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night, breaking a three-game losing streak.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Bears Recap 01:53

    Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Bears Recap

    Nov 25
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Bears' 28-10 wiin over the Vikings
  • Video - Bears Bounce Back With Big Win 00:39

    Bears Bounce Back With Big Win

    Nov 25
    Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion.
  • Video - Bears postgame press conference 05:35

    Bears postgame press conference

    Nov 25
    Bears react following game with Vikings
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears highlights 04:47

    Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears highlights

    Nov 25
    The Chicago Bears come up with a 28-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings and build on their comfortable lead atop the NFC North.

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