Bears Monday Madness

Bears team news and notes.

The significance of the Cardinals' shocking upset of the Packers on Sunday didn't escape the Bears, who play host to Green Bay next Monday night in the first game at new Soldier Field.
   "It doesn't matter if you're the Bad News Bears or if you're the Arizona Cardinals," said Bears wide receiver David Terrell. "You go out there and you strap 'em on just like everybody else and you practice hard every week. They deserved to win, and that's who won. This week we're going to go out and practice hard and try to get us a win that we need."
   It was Terrell's 52-yard reception on a Monday night against the Packers at Champaign that provided one last, late gasp for the Bears in their 34-21 loss at Memorial Stadium last Oct. 7. That was the last catch of the 2002 season for Terrell, who fractured a bone in his left foot on the play, and it was the third of eight straight losses for the Bears, who have now lost 14 of their last 16.
   "It is what it is," Terrell said, after staying after practice Monday to catch extra passes. "It's a big game, and right now it's the biggest game of the year. We have to understand that, and I think everybody understands what we've got to do. It's just about us being professional and getting it done, however it may be we have to do it."
   --WR Marty Booker last season had 18 receptions for 193 yards and one TD in the two-game series vs. the Packers.
   --WR David Terrell had his best game of the season last year against the Packers with three catches for 77 yards, the last of which was a 52-yarder on which he suffered a season-ending fracture in his left foot.
   --RB Anthony Thomas had 19 carries for 71 yards in two games vs. the Packers last season, and the Bears rushed for a total of just 119 yards.
   --WR Dez White had 11 of his 51 catches last season against the Packers for 109 yards.
   --TE Dustin Lyman had his career game last season in the rematch with the Packers. Lyman caught seven passes for 58 yards and the only two touchdowns of his four-year career. But he also suffered a ruptured ACL graft in his left knee that ended his season.

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