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Bears vs. Ravens: On paper, this is a matchup Bears can win

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Trubisky, Take 2: Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown, a lost fumble and the pivotal interception with the game on the line in his NFL debut Monday, a 20-17 loss to the Vikings. Will he show improvement against the Ravens? Trubisky has a checklist for what he wants from his second start to keep his growth on track. “Just continue to be clean with operation in and out of the huddle, be 100 percent on my checks at the line of scrimmage, always getting us in the right play,” Trubisky said. “Have a better completion percentage and be more efficient on third down. Continue to be a leader and just win.”

Penalty box: Bears coach John Fox had a team meeting Wednesday to address the sloppy play that resulted in eight penalties for 55 yards against the Vikings. Those numbers don’t even tell the worst of the story. Markus Wheaton’s holding penalty nullified a 42-yard Jordan Howard touchdown run, and Cody Whitehair’s holding penalty wiped out Tre McBride’s 26-yard catch on the first drive. The Bears have 38 penalties this season, tied for eighth-most in the NFL. “A lot of it is in preparation,” Fox said. “It’s making sure we don’t have that occur in practice. It’s not like we haven’t emphasized it. … In some cases we change people. In some cases we change how we practice.”

Takeaway time: The Bears join the Raiders and the Dolphins as the only teams without an interception this season, and they…Read More

Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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