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2017 Schedule
0-2, 4th in NFC North

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

DNP on Wednesday: Tom Compton, Nick Kwiatkoski, Mark Sanchez and Josh Sitton. LTD: Prince Amukamara, Benny Cunningham, Akiem Hicks, Jordan Howard, Kyle Long and Kendall Wright. FULL: Markus Wheaton and Deon Bush.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Yes, sir. I do think he is. I think he's running hard. We've got to do a better job up front and help him. It wasn't one guy. It was falling off the block here or there and not finishing the way that we need to up front to help him. When you get him to the second level he's a good back. He's going to break tackles. It's tough for people to tackle him for four quarters. The Atlanta game we were much better than we were against Tampa." -- Bears OC Dowell Loggains on if Jordan Howard is running the same way he did last year -- he's not.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“I think he played eight snaps the first game, five or six the second. It's just the way the game has been playing out. In the first half, he played his five snaps. In the second half we were in 11 personnel and we're behind and we're throwing it and right now we're using Dion Sims and Zach Miller in those roles in 11 personnel more as a pass catcher. Adam's done a good job. We need to play him a little bit more and we will. As it keeps going on, his role will get better every week hopefully.” -- Bears OC Dowell Loggains on why 2nd round pick TE Adam Shaheen isn't playing much.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Three Steelers defensive starters begin Week 3 as limited practice participants.

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Bears LG Kyle Long pushing to return Week 3

Kyle Long admits to rushing and doing too much in training camp to come back from his November ankle fracture, but he believes Week 3 is possible.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Mike Glennon says he's not looking over his shoulder at Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are definitely pumping up the expected return of WR Markus Wheaton, who hasn't practiced much since camp opened on July 26. Wheaton averaged 17.0 yards per catch for the Steelers in 2015.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Mike Glennon: "Part of the NFL is moving on [from a bad game]. It's a week-to-week league."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Mitchell Trubisky going to get any 1st team reps at practice? "Mike Glennon is the starter," Bears OC Dowell Loggains shot back.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on running back Jordan Howard: "I haven't lost any faith in him." Howard is averaging 2.7 yards per carry in 2017.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Why does John Fox think QB Mike Glennon will bounce back on Sunday? "He's a competitor," Fox said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox believes guard Kyle Long can still play at an elite level -- even though Long has been out since last year. Long may return from his ankle injury to face the Steelers Sunday at Soldier Field.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fox will not provide any real update on guard Josh Sitton, who left the Tampa game with a rib injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox says the team is still evaluating ILB Nick Kwiatkoski's pectoral injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's got a very good ability of using his hands. When you're trying to stretch the field, you've gotta have some little techniques to help you get open because DBs can run as much as receivers can. So you gotta be able to use your hands to swim, kinda, get some swiping, get the hands off, I thought that he really had some good technique when it came to the deep ball and getting away from DBs." -- Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on former teammate Bears WR Markus Wheaton, who has been inactive for both games.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"I thought he was a tremendous athlete. I thought he could throw the ball. I thought when he got out of the pocket and made throws on the run, his improvising. I got to watch some of his college tape. Just really impressed with the athleticism. The ease of throwing the ball; it just looked easy to him when he was on the run, when it wasn't supposed to be super easy. So I thought that those were the most impressive things that I got to see; obviously not sitting in a meeting room and knowing his smarts or things like that, but just the athleticism." -- Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on working out pre-draft with Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears promoted safety DeAndre Houston-Carson from the practice squad to the active roster and waived wide receiver Tanner Gentry. Gentry caught 2 balls for 27 yards in Week 2, but Chicago clearly need someone with special teams experience on the roster this week. Don't be surprised to see Gentry resurface on Chicago's practice squad.

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Which 0-2 team has the best playoff chances?

Chicago is very blandly bad, but in every way that the Bears are bad, other teams are worse. That's reflected in their middle-of-the-pack playoff odds.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin's scouting report of several Chicago Bears: Mike Glennon: ‘Statuesque,' 'can make any throw' Zach Miller: ‘Plays like an oversized wideout' Jordan Howard: Can be 'power back, a one-cut runner' Tarik Cohen: ‘You can compare him to a Darren Sproles-type guy.' Akiem Hicks: ‘Force,' 'thrasher,' 'disruptive.'

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

For fans of 0-2 teams already looking toward 2018: the Jets are the current favorites to land the No. 1 pick in next year's draft, though there are plenty of bad teams lurking behind them that have a shot.

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.0Tied-15th
Rushing Yards72.526th
Points For12.0Tied-25th
Points Against26.028th

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