From the moment they identified him as the quarterback to lift their struggling franchise, the Chicago Bears envisioned big games from Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes - one shy of the NFL record - and the NFC North-leading Bears pounded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 on Sunday. The Bears (3-1) won their third straight with Trubisky delivering the sort of performance general manager Ryan Pace envisioned when he traded up a spot to draft the prized quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick last year.

From the moment they identified him as the quarterback to lift their struggling franchise, the Chicago Bears envisioned big games from Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes — one shy of the NFL record — and the NFC North-leading Bears pounded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 on Sunday. The Bears (3-1) won their third straight with Trubisky delivering the sort of performance general manager Ryan Pace envisioned when he traded up a spot to draft the prized quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick last year.

Khalil Mack once again put on the sort of havoc-wreaking show the Chicago Bears envisioned when they traded for the superstar pass rusher. Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory.

The Chicago Bears agreed to a three-year contract with defensive end Willie Young and a one-year deal with receiver Domenik Hixon on Thursday. Young joins a defense that is getting a makeover after struggling in a big way last season. The Bears released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers this week and brought in defensive end Lamarr Houston from Oakland, linebacker Jordan Senn from Carolina and safeties Ryan Mundy (New York Giants) and M.D. Jennings (Green Bay).
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young on a three-year contract and former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. NFL.com reported Young's deal is for $9 million with $4 million in guarantees. Bears general manager Phil Emery has now added six unrestricted free agents in the first 48 hours of free agency, with Young and Hixon following defensive end Lamarr Houston (Raiders), safety Ryan Mundy (Giants) and linebacker Jordan Senn (Panthers) on Tuesday and safety M.D. Jennings (Packers) on Wednesday.
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed defensive end Michael Bennett to a four-year contract on Monday. "I don't think there's any better situation, no matter how much money is involved," Bennett said. Bennett was an afterthought in 2013 free agency but became vital to the Seahawks' Super Bowl-winning defense. Bennett's brother, Martellus, plays tight end for the Chicago Bears, who were making a strong play for the defensive end.
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These are the biggest early storylines as we look ahead to Week 4, ranked in order of significance: 1. Ok, so everyone had the New Orleans Saints-Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football as the biggest game of Week 4, right? Of course. Sure, the networks will play up the Ryan Tannehill - Drew Brees battle because quarterbacks are sexy. And nothing against those guys. But a moment for the defenses, shall we? The Saints (38) and Dolphins (53) have allowed a combined 91 points, which is fewer than four teams have given up all by themselves. You know Rob Ryan , the Saints’ defensive coordinator. But — and don’t cheat — can you name the Dolphins’ DC? It’s Kevin Coyle , who has these boys flying around. One worry, though: Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake ’s knee is a balky, and he could well miss this game. 2. Naturally, the second-most important game of the weekend is Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Both teams passed big tests in Week 3 — Bears winning on the road in a tough place in Pittsburgh, and Lions winning where they never have before (in Washington/Maryland), and without Reggie Bush . His status will be closely watched all week. But we must mention that one reason these teams are atop the NFC North is because of the offensive lines. The Bears and Lions have given up the fewest sacks in the NFL to date. Go figure. [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Don't wait, sign up today! ] 3. The Seattle Seahawks are making a case for being the most impressive team in football, and the Houston Texans are a confounding 2-1, hitting a crossroads following a throttling at the hands of the Ravens. The biggest question for the Texans is likely with Matt Schaub . Can he step up? Against this defense? At least the game is in Houston. They can make a big statement by beating the Seahawks. Or they'll be subject to more questioning if they lose. These are the two stingiest defenses in terms of yards allowed. We might be looking at 17-13, or the like, here.
Sunday night could see the debut of two key Steelers — one for this season, the other for his career. The team has been without key offensive cog Heath Miller at tight end, and it has soldiered on too without running back Le’Veon Bell, who was expected to be their bell cow back this season. [Play Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Create or join a league today! ] Both practice fully this week at times, so each could be on the field when the 0-2 Steelers take on the 2-0 Chicago Bears in Pittsburgh. They’d be returning at a critical juncture, as the offense has struggled mightily and the heat has been turned up on coordinator Todd Haley.

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