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Bears begin prepping to battle Jets

Four days after their exhilarating comeback win over the 49ers, the Bears return to the practice field Thursday to prepare for Monday night's road game against the Jets.

The Bears (1-1) outscored San Francisco 21-0 in the fourth quarter to turn a 20-7 deficit into a stunning 28-20 victory. They'll look to win their second straight against the Jets (1-1), who opened the season by beating the Raiders 17-14 before losing to the Packers 31-24.


Jay Cutler threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a 2010 win over the Jets at Soldier Field.The Bears lead the series with the Jets 7-3 and have won three in a row. In the last meeting between the teams on Dec. 26, 2010 at Soldier Field, the Bears rallied from a 21-10 second-quarter deficit as Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes in a 7:14 span in the third period en route to a 38-34 win. The Bears are 3-1 all-time on the road against the Jets.

In two career games against the Jets, Cutler has completed 40 of 68 passes for 572 yards with five touchdowns, two interceptions and a 98.4 rating. In five contests versus the Jets, receiver Brandon Marshall has 28 receptions for 396 yards and two TDs.

The Jets rank first in the NFL in both run offense (179.0 yards per game) and run defense (52.5), the first team to do so after any week since the Vikings at the end of the 2007 season.

The Bears are 27-35 all-time on Monday Night Football, though they've won nine of 11 appearances since 2008, including five of their last six. will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach Marc Trestman is scheduled to address the media Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Marshall, linebacker Lance Briggs, defensive end Jared Allen, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will be available Thursday, while Cutler, running back Kyle Long and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer will speak Friday.

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