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With the Chicago Bears' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings looming in a few days, this edition of Bears Bites focuses on the team's efforts to get ready for the contest, as well as the status of a few key players going into the game.
- In case you missed it -- last night, former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had some interesting comments about his relationship with QB Jay Cutler. Apparently, when Urlacher wasn't brought back by the Bears and instead opted to retire, Cutler is the only one of Urlacher's teammates that didn't reach out to him. [NBC Chicago]
- DE Julius Peppers and CB Charles Tillman both missed Thursday's practice for the Bears. Peppers is battling flu-like symptoms, and Tillman was excused due to a family matter, but both are expected to play on Sunday. [Chicago Tribune]
- Even though the Bears themselves have to be concerned with stopping Peterson, fans should sit back and enjoy one of the best backs to ever lace them up gets to work, says Jeff Hicks. [The Sports Bank]
- ESPN has been running an interesting series called "Double Coverage," where their writers from different cities collaborate on pieces about upcoming matchups. Ben Goessling and Michael C. Wright did a good job with this week's Vikings vs. Bears edition. [ESPN Chicago]
- Let's take one more look back to the Bears' Week 1 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, as Lester Wiltfong, Jr takes a look at the blitz pickup by the Bears' offensive line that enabled the game winning play to take place. [Windy City Gridiron]
- Finally, a question: Tom Brady spent much of the Thursday Night Football game against the New York Jets making faces at his (inept) receivers. What would we be talking about if that had been Jay Cutler. [Deadspin]