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Bears begin preparing to visit Ravens


Two days after their 20-17 loss to the Vikings at Soldier Field, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's game against the Ravens in Baltimore.

First-round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky will make his second straight start. On Monday night, he became the first Bears rookie to start at quarterback since Kyle Orton in 2005.

Trubisky helped forge a 17-17 tie by throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller and running in the subsequent two-point conversion on a trick play. But the second overall pick in the draft threw a late interception that the Vikings turned into the game-winning field goal.


Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky jogs off the field during the Vikings game.

Trubisky completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a 60.1 passer rating. The North Carolina product also rushed for 22 yards on three carries.

On Sunday, the Bears (1-4) will look to snap a 10-game road losing streak. Their last win away from home was a 26-21 victory over the Buccaneers in Tampa on Dec. 27, 2015.

The Ravens improved to 3-2 last Sunday with a 30-17 win over the Raiders in Oakland. Baltimore opened the season by beating the Bengals 20-0 and Browns 24-10 before losing to the Jaguars 44-7 and Steelers 26-9.

The Ravens are led by quarterback Joe Flacco, who has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 823 yards with four touchdowns, six interceptions and a 71.0 passer rating.

The Bears lead the all-time series with the Ravens 3-2 and have won two of the last three. The Bears won the last meeting 23-20 in overtime on Nov. 17, 2013 at Soldier Field. In a game that was delayed nearly two hours due to tornado warnings and torrential rain, the Bears rallied from a 10-0 deficit. Defensive end David Bass intercepted a Flacco pass and returned it 24 yards for a TD. The Bears won the game on Robbie Gould's 38-yard field goal midway through overtime.

Entering Week 6, the Bears rank 27th in offense (12th in rushing and 28th passing) and 6th in defense (13th against the run and 8th versus the pass). The Ravens rank 28th in offense (6th in rushing and 31st passing) and 16th in defense (23rd against the run and 9th versus the pass). will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Trubisky and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will be available Wednesday, while defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will speak Thursday.

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