The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.13.11)

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A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 13, 2011, including a review of the Bears’ success on screen plays, the reliability of Chris Spencer to step in when Lance Louis got hurt, and Marshall Faulk’s view on Matt Forte.

Bears turn screens into explosive plays
Executed with perfection in Sunday’s win over the Falcons, the screen pass is becoming a much more integral weapon in the …

Vote for this week’s top play of game
We want the 4th Phase to debate and determine the top play from the win over the Falcons in this week’s Bear Down Play of the …

Spencer stepped up when called upon
When right guard Lance Louis exited Sunday’s opener against the Falcons in the second quarter with an ankle injury, the Bears …

I Launched My Chicago Bears Blog
Tue Sep 13 18:34:00 2011
Well I’ve finally launched my Bears blog that I intended to start a few weeks ago. So make sure to keep it in mind(hey, just …

Minor knee injury sidelines Babineauex a few weeks (The National Football Post)
Tue Sep 13 18:30:12 2011
Jonathan Babineaux gutted it out on a bad knee on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. But the Atlanta Falcons will…

Longtime Bear Maynard Lands With Browns After They Lose McGee For The Season
Tue Sep 13 18:11:12 2011
10-year Bears punter Brad Maynard was always a true professional in his time with the Bears. He was upset when he was let go …

Cleveland Browns on their third punter (The Canadian Press)
Tue Sep 13 17:59:12 2011
CLEVELAND – Just over a month since losing punter Reggie Hodges to a season-ending injury, the Cleveland Browns are already on …

Eye on Football NFL Awards: Week 1
Tue Sep 13 17:49:34 2011
Eye on Football NFL Awards: Week 1

Browns on their third punter (PA SportsTicker)
Tue Sep 13 17:46:26 2011
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

Video Of The Day: Matt Forte’s 56 Yard TD and Devin Hester’s 53 Yard Reception In Week One Win
Tue Sep 13 17:32:21 2011
RB Matt Forte had an impressive on Sunday. Let’s take a look at perhaps his best play, his 56 yard touchdown off a screen pass. …

Marshall Faulk to Bears: Matt Forte is rare commodity, pay accordingly
Tue Sep 13 16:49:16 2011
Despite a mutual desire, the Bears and Matt Forte ultimately …

Power Rankings: Bears climb the ladder
Tue Sep 13 15:44:09 2011
<!–photo1–>The Chicago Bears finally moved into the Top 10 of’s NFL Power Rankings by virtue of Sunday’s 30-12 …

Week One Review & Preview – Bears’ Future Opponents
Tue Sep 13 15:17:29 2011
As we bask in the glory that was the Bears’ spanking of the Atlanta Falcons, lets look at how other teams in the NFC …

Ailing RB Barber could return to Bears practice Wednesday
Tue Sep 13 15:15:00 2011
Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber has sat out the last 17 days with a left calf injury, but he could return to practice …

Bears’ blowout win earning national notice
Tue Sep 13 14:29:00 2011
Snubbed by most national experts in their preseason playoff predictions, the Chicago Bears opened plenty of eyes with their …

Bears Climb Six Spots to #7 in ESPN’s Week 2 Power Rankings
Tue Sep 13 13:41:10 2011
The Bears moved up six spots in ESPN’s Week 2 Power Rankings, climbing from #13 in Week 1 to #7 to start Week 2. …

The DeCon’s Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watch for Week 2
Tue Sep 13 13:08:39 2011
Well kids…week 1 is in the books. My number one rule after week 1…DON’T PANIC!!! No overreacting to which …

Report: Browns to sign ex-Bears punter Maynard
Tue Sep 13 13:03:00 2011
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are losing one former Chicago Bears punter but reportedly adding another.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Adds Week 2
Tue Sep 13 13:01:07 2011
1 down, 18 more to go for our Bears, and what better way to celebrate annual Chicago Bears came in as underdogs day …

The Chicago Bears played exactly how I thought they’d play
Tue Sep 13 11:01:33 2011
Were you surprised with the outcome of the Chicago Bears home opener? With the ease in which they handled the Atlanta …

Guest of Meriweather’s charged with rape
Tue Sep 13 10:46:38 2011
The Chicago Bears were not aware that a man had been charged with raping a woman at the home of Brandon Meriweather when the …

Who is new Chicago Bears Fullback Tyler Clutts?
Tue Sep 13 10:15:06 2011
New Chicago Bear Tyler Clutts celebrates Matt Forte’s TD against the Falcons (via ABC 7) Who the hell is Tyler Clutts? …

DA: ‘No allegation against’ Bears’ Meriweather for reported rape
Tue Sep 13 09:31:00 2011
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with allegedly raping a woman at the Massachusetts home of Bears safety Brandon …

Streaking and Slumping: Week 1
Tue Sep 13 08:54:43 2011
<!–photo1–> STREAKING <!–photo2–><!–photo3–>1. Matt Forte, RB: Rather than rant about his contract, …

Eye on photos, week 1: never forget
Tue Sep 13 08:15:54 2011
Eye on photos, week 1: never forget

Miss. man charged with rape at home of Bears’ Meriweather
Tue Sep 13 08:10:00 2011
A 28-year-old Mississippi man has been charged with raping a woman at the Massachusetts home of new Chicago Bears safety …

Sports Reunion: Payton not slowing down
Tue Sep 13 07:09:27 2011

Bears had real-deal look in season-opening score
Tue Sep 13 02:15:30 2011
MARK POTASH: The Bears’ 30-12 victory over the Falcons on …

Bears’ Roy Williams enjoys downfield blocking
Tue Sep 13 02:15:03 2011
Roy Williams surprised some people when he said he …

on the falcons beat;Second-half falloff magnifies big loss
Tue Sep 13 01:27:55 2011
FLOWERY BRANCH — Summing up Sunday’s 30-12 season-opening loss to the Bears, Falcons offensive tackle Tyson Clabo called it …

Your NFL blitzFROM THE FALCONS LOCKER ROOM;Abraham sets defensive tone
Tue Sep 13 01:27:44 2011
FLOWERY BRANCH — The play of Falcons defensive end John Abraham was one of the few bright spots in Sunday’s 18-point loss …

Falcons rewind
Tue Sep 13 01:27:11 2011
In a battle of defending division champions, the Falcons were pummeled 30-12 by the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday. …

Bears prepare for familiar face
Tue Sep 13 00:16:00 2011
LAKE FOREST – Bears coach Lovie Smith has coached 113 regular-season games with Olin Kreutz as his starting center and one game …

Speed key to Bears’ fast start
Tue Sep 13 00:11:00 2011
LAKE FOREST – Veteran offensive lineman Roberto Garza offered a simple summary of the Bears’ convincing win to open the regular …

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