CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"After we came together as a team, decided to lock arms to show we were together regardless of what's going on on the outside, after that, for me, it was done. Like I'm ready to focus on this game. Already was focused on the game, but it was good to make a stance as a team together and then come out there and get this win." Bears CB Sherrick McManis on whether the team experienced any lingering effects after yesterday's pregame protest.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Much like everybody else, I think it's really hard to say there's perfection. It's like the rest of our team — he played well enough for us to win." -- Bears coach John Fox on the play of QB Mike Glennon.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“My favorite part about going out there is just the history. There's nowhere else that you take a bus up to play. You walk out of that tunnel, you can just feel the history. I compare it to visiting teams coming to Soldier Field for the first time, getting an opportunity to see the rich history and tradition the NFL has to offer and what better places than Green Bay and Chicago? Always a pleasure to play up there. The fans are passionate and we travel well up there. You can feel the rivalry when you're up there and it's always fun.” -- Bears guard Kyle Long on playing in Green Bay.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVine says his agent has had some conversations with Bulls front office about a possible extension. He's confident they will get a deal done whether it happens before October deadline or next summer.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Explaining Al Villanueva standing alone during anthem, Ben Roethlisberger said team captains asked Villanueva to meet them at the top of the tunnel, and amid 'chaos' from Bears fans in the area and the music starting, the players stopped short. 'There was no division there,' Roethlisberger said.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach LaVine on when he will be back on the floor: "As soon as possible." Says his vertical is higher than it was before the injury.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Paxson says there is no new timeline for Zach LaVine. "We're not going to rush Zach back." Paxson says it's a "safe bet" LaVine won't play on opening night.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Paxson says he and the Bulls front office will discuss with players how the organization wants to handle potential Anthem protest. Pax says he wants the team to come to a "consensus" about how things will be handled.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls GM Gar Forman notes how important cap flexibility will be for his team moving forward. Bulls remain confident that will be able to make a splash next summer because of how much space they'll have.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Jay leads off for the Cubs again while Ben Zobrist bats fifth and plays left field. Willson Contreras will catch Jon Lester who is coming off several rough outings in a row. The Cubs magic number is 2.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Niko Mirotic getting some hugs from members of the Bulls' front office after officially signing his new deal.

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Silver linings for 1-2 teams

No team wants to start 0-2, but the Saints, Bears, Colts and Jets each bounced back with a win in Week 3. Since the playoff field expanded to 12 in 1990, 24 percent of teams to start 1-2 have made the postseason, while just three teams (2 percent) to start 0-3 have done so.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox says it would be safe to assume that Mike Glennon will start at quarterback Thursday night in Green Bay. Fox said Glennon, who passed for 101 yards vs. Pittsburgh, played well enough for the team to win.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox wouldn't reveal much about center Hroniss Grasu's hand injury. "He has a hand," Fox said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With Quintin Demps now out indefinitly with a broken arm, the Bears have to turn to safety Adrian Amos, who actually lost his starting job to rookie Eddie Jackson in the preseason.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears safety Quintin Demps has a broken forearm, according to coach John Fox. Bears won't say yet if Demps has to go on IR.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After beating the Bucs on Sunday, the Vikings are now narrow favorites to win the NFC North.

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