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NFL Week 5 -- Saints at Bears

The Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints took perfect records into the NFL's Week 4. Only one left with theirs intact. That would be the New Orleans Saints, who did to the Miami Dolphins what the Detroit Lions did to Chicago. Clearly, Drew Brees & Co. are on a roll, while questions still surround Jay Cutler's Bears. Which wins Sunday?

Which team will win the Saints-Bears game in Chicago?

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  • How much faith should Bears fans have in Marc Trestman?

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  • Should the Bears re-sign Jay Cutler, who is in the final year of his 2009 contract extension?

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  • Who's more responsible for the Saints' 4-0 start?

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  • Which is Drew Brees' most impressive accomplishment among the all-time greats?

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  • Which is the better QB/coach combination right now?

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  • Matt Forte is coming off back-to-back games with 50-yard runs. Will he break another of 50-plus against the Saints?

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NFL Week 3: Bears at Steelers

It's always fun when the Bears and Steelers match up, but especially so this week with each team heading in opposite directions. The Steelers are at 0-2 for the first time since 2002 and the Bears are at 2-0 for just the fourth time since 1992. Is either record truly indicitive of the team it represents? And what do you think of Jay Cutler's new nickname?

Which team will win the Bears-Steelers game in Pittsburgh?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have this season?

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  • Which statement do you believe?

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  • Brandon Marshall has taken to calling Jay Cutler "Mr. Fourth Quarter." What do you think of the nickname?

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  • The Steelers have yet to produce a turnover. How many will they have against the Bears?

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Brian UrlacherNuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/MCT

The NFL has been under fire recently for its approach to player safety, but at least one former player is saying that some teams took advantage of the system. Bears legend Brian Urlacher claimed his own team (like most others around the league) would fake injuries in order to slow down fast-paced offenses. This isn't anything new, exactly, but to hear a former player (especially someone of Urlacher's stature) just come right out and say it is a rarity. Given the proliferation of high-powered offenses in recent years, we're not surprised to hear that teams are resorting to chicanery to slow them down.

Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:

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NFC North Preview -- 2013

Adrian Peterson ran all over the NFL. Calvin Johnson caught everything. But the Green Bay Packers emerged on top of the NFC North last season. Will Aaron Rodgers & Co. do it again? And will those superstars match their production from a year ago?

More: NFC East | NFC South | NFC West | AFC East | AFC North | AFC South | AFC West

  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • How many more Super Bowls will Aaron Rodgers win as a starting QB?

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  • Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards last season. How many will he rush for in 2013?

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  • What chance do you give Calvin Johnson (1,964 yards last year) of catching for 2,000 in a season?

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  • What type of player will Reggie Bush be in Detroit?

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  • Is Christian Ponder the Vikings' long-term starting quarterback?

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Darrelle Revis, the NFL's premier cornerback for several recent seasons, relocated to Tampa in the offseason. Ed Reed, long one of the league's top safeties, also moved. Troy Polamalu, another standout defensive back, stayed put as he attempts to fight off recent injury issues. Are these three stalwarts still the league's best? Or has football's younger DB generation taken over? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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NFL DBs in 2013

Champ Bailey

Champ Bailey

Broncos
2012: 66 tackles, 2 INT

Eric Berry

Eric Berry

Chiefs
2012: 86 tackles, INT

Jairus Byrd

Jairus Byrd

Bills
2012: 76 tackles, 4 FF, 5 INT

Antonio Cromartie

Antonio Cromartie

Jets
2012: 35 tackles, 3 INT

Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers

Chiefs
2012: 48 tackles, sack, 3 INT

Dashon Goldson

Dashon Goldson

Buccaneers
2012: 69 tackles, FF, 3 INT

Joe Haden

Joe Haden

Browns
2012: 51 tackles, FF, 3 INT

Johnathan Joseph

Johnathan Joseph

Texans
2012: 57 tackles, 2 INT

Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson

Cardinals
2012: 55 tackles, 7 INT

Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu

Steelers
2012: 34 tackles, sack, INT

Ed Reed

Ed Reed

Texans
2012: 58 tackles, 4 INT

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

Buccaneers
2012: 11 tackles, FF, INT

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Seahawks
2012: 64 tackles, 3 FF, sack, 8 INT

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

Seahawks
2012: 66 tackles, FF, 3 INT

Charles Tillman

Charles Tillman

Bears
2012: 86 tackles, 10 FF, 3 INT

Eric Weddle

Eric Weddle

Chargers
2012: 97 tackles, sack, 2 FF, 3 INT

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