CHICAGO Teams

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.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber remains in the lineup after hitting a home run on Tuesday. He'll bat second again while Albert Almora Jr leads off. Willson Contreras is starting after leaving Game 3 after taking a ball off his shoulder. Jon Jay is in right field as Jason Heyward won't start against lefty Alex Wood. It could be Jake Arrieta's last start as a Cub.

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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.

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Who wins, USC or Notre Dame? (0:47)
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Pedro Gomez MLB 

Is it the last day at Wrigley in 2017 or will we be back on Thursday?

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Pippen, McGrady hate to see bad blood between Mirotic and Portis (2:15)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Como informamos, Willson Contreras está en la alineación de los Cachorros para su partido de eliminación contra los Dodgers esta noche en Wrigley Field.

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.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains says RB Jordan Howard gained 113 yards after contact in Week 6.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox claims cornerback Kyle Fuller watched the most film on his iPad of anyone on the team leading up to Bears vs. Ravens last Sunday in Baltimore.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski (chest), RB Benny Cunningham (hamstring) and WR Tanner Gentry (hip) among the players listed as limited on Wednesday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears Wednesday injury report: CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), LB John Timu (knee/ankle) and WR Markus Wheaton (groin) all did not practice.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Me comuniqué con Willson Contreras y me dijo que se siente bien y no está sufriendo de inflamación después de haber recibido un pelotazo en el antebrazo ayer. Contreras me dijo que creía que estaría en la alineación titular de los Cachorros para el partido de eliminación de esta noche contra los Dodgers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Spoke to Willson Contreras and he told me he woke up feeling fine, with no swelling, after being hit in the forearm during the game last night. Contreras told me he hopes to be in the starting lineup today.