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For Bears, White Sox, copying Cubs easier said than done

For Bears, White Sox, copying Cubs easier said than done

By the time Monday arrives, the Bears and White Sox could have more in common than just Cub envy.

The two Chicago sports teams furthest from the playoffs also could start preparing for their next meaningful game in 2016.

A loss to the Raiders would drop the Bears to 0-4 and, with consecutive road games looming before their open date, make it difficult to envision a victory in October. Any illusion coach John Fox still has about making the Bears competitive in his first year needs to start taking realistic shape Sunday at Soldier Field. If not, the Bears' planning for 2016 can take precedent over game-planning for any remaining opponents, if it hasn't already. Just in case...

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