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2-4, 4th in NFC North
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Bears can succeed if Trubisky keeps it simple (0:34)
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FPI: Panthers have major edge in Chicago

The Bears are FPI underdogs for the seventh time in as many weeks on Sunday, though their odds to win are their highest since Week 1. Chicago has won twice this season when facing longer odds, including last week in Baltimore.

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Trubisky yet to make his mark for Bears

If John Fox was hoping to get better QB play by swapping Mike Glennon for Mitchell Trubisky, it hasn't happened yet. The rookie's numbers have been about the same as Glennon's, though Trubisky has chipped in 54 rushing yards.

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Bad news, Bears: Newton thriving on the road

Cam Newton's numbers have been downright ugly in Charlotte this season, but he's looked like his 2015 MVP self away from home. He'll try to keep it rolling in Chicago this Sunday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears OLB Pernell McPhee credits Leonard Floyd for coming up with QB Mitchell Trubisky's new nickname -- The pretty boy assassin.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Well I think he can make all the throws, he's really big and strong, a little bit like Ben Roethlisberger that way, he's a big body. They do have designed runs for him, whether it's quarterback powers or some of the read option stuff. And then of course him scrambling. If you don't do a good job of collapsing the pocket and squeezing the pocket [you could be in trouble]. So that's about all there is." -- Bears coach John Fox's very brief scouting report on Carolina QB Cam Newton.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox made a point on Wednesday to praise cornerback Kyle Fuller for spending the most time watching film on his iPad prior to last week's game at Baltimore. On Thursday, Bears DC Vic Fangio said he doesn't care much about how long a guy spends on the iPad. Fangio says most of the teaching needs to be done in the building - not at home.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio says cornerback Marcus Cooper is now fully recovered from back spams. Cooper was inactive Week 5 and dressed in Week 6, but barely played vs. Baltimore.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio still has faith in the Chicago Cubs -- down 3-1 to the LA Dodgers in the NLCS: "They [the Cubs] still have 27 outs left."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Limited at practice on Thursday: RB Benny Cunningham (hamstring), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) and center Hroniss Grasu (hand). Wide receiver Tanner Gentry (hip) had full participation.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), LB John Timu (knee/ankle) and WR Markus Wheaton (groin) all missed practice on Thursday. All three are expected to be inactive for Sunday's home game vs. Carolina.

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Woody, Herm like Panthers' overall talent to prevail (0:53)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"No, I don't think so. That just speaks a lot about the type of guys we have up front and the running backs we have here and if the defense plays that type of coverage and they give us that front that we gotta run the ball until they get out of it. It just says a lot about the guys up front that they can carry the load and the running backs can carry the load and really carry this team to run the ball that many times and stay effective at it and have that type of average running, so it was awesome.-- Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on if he ever handed the ball off so much at North Carolina.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"He looks like he's 25-year-old Pep. That's just the way he is — he's a freak show. That's how he's made his money for so many years and he'll continue to do it." -- Bears right guard Kyle Long on facing Panthers veteran pass-rusher Julius Peppers.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Um, we don't need to run the ball 50 times and only call 17 passes. That's a big part of it. It's just kind of the way the game goes. We have a lot of faith in Adam as a player. I believe he played 20 snaps in the game, I believe around there. We're going to continue to increase his role, we do have faith in him. Some of those are things in the plan that you get to, and you think the game — we've carried 104 passes into the game and we call 17, and some of those things are designed for Adam. But Adam is a good player and a good tight end. I don't think his statistics speak to what talent he is." -- Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on how the get 2nd round pick TE Adam Shaheen more involved.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“He's gotten better. We still had one too many. The thing and point I want to make with Cody Whitehair is...we're an outside zone team that ran 25 snaps of inside zone because of what they were playing. It changed our game plan and Cody's a big part of that. The last two weeks we've been able to move those guys inside. He's a really good football player. We're going to battle through these snap issues. We're cutting them down. He's more accurate. He did have the one that obviously is unacceptable and no one owns that more than Cody Whitehair does." -- Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on center Cody Whitehair's struggles with shotgun snaps.

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Trubisky: Peppers 'playing really well' (0:36)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky on facing Julius Peppers and Carolina's defense on Sunday.

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Loggains pleased with Trubisky's progress (0:36)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains thinks Mitchell Trubisky "made a big jump" from his first start to his second.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears OC Dowell Loggains promises that rookie TE Adam Shaheen's role on offense will increase. Mitchell Trubisky could really use the 6-foot-7 rookie as a check-down target.

Team Stats

Passing Yards170.828th
Rushing Yards136.03rd
Points For17.528th
Points Against24.725th

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