Bears injury report: Khalil Mack’s status for the Patriots unclear For the second straight day on Thursday William Perry Jersey , Bears superstar outside linebacker was held out of practice as he recovers from an ankle injury suffered in last Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Dolphins. Mack, 27, rolled his ankle early in the first half in Miami but still ended up playing 62 of 78 defensive snaps. Even while it is disconcerting not to have Mack practice at all in the midst of the week leading up to a matchup against the offensive machine known as the Patriots, it shouldn’t be that big of a concern. Mack hasn’t missed a start in his illustrious career with the Raiders and now Bears (69 starts). Here’s a hunch that Mack won’t start missing games now, especially with Tom Brady on the horizon. The question isn’t availability but effectiveness for him this Sunday. Elsewhere on the Bears defense, Prince Amukamara was a limited participant for a second straight day. Amukamara re-aggravated a hamstring injury against the Dolphins and will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. His backup, Marcus Cooper , also continues to be ailed by a hamstring, and hasn’t featured in live action since Week 3 against the Cardinals. If neither can go, that means rookie Kevin Toliver gets the start. A terrifying prospect that you know Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will attack relentlessly. On the offensive side of the ball, Allen Robinson was a surprise inclusion as a non-participant Thursday with a groin injury. Seeing as how this is a new development, I wouldn’t anticipate Robinson sitting out the Bears’ game against the Patriots without further clarification as to severity. Something to monitor, nonetheless. To round things off, Eric Kush continues to recover from a neck injury suffered last week. If Kush can’t go Richard Dent Color Rush Jersey , that means rookie James Daniels gets the start. The Bears had been rotating Kush and Daniels of late, but with Kush’s injury Daniels (56 percent) did eclipse Kush (44 percent) in snap counts against Miami. A disparity that should only grow more if Kush can’t get healthy in the next few days. Robert is the Editor-in-chief of The Blitz Network (subscribe here!), the managing editor of Windy City Gridiron, and writes for a host of other fine publications. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.Even with a Thanksgiving win by the Chicago Bears Dan Hampton Jersey , the confidence in the franchise dipped a smidgen. The FanPulse results went from 98% to 96%, but I have a feeling that may have something to do with the mystery surrounding Mitchell Trubisky’s injury to his throwing shoulder. Personally, I’m not concerned with it at all. He took a cheap, late hit in the Vikings’ game. He was able to play through it that night, but it worsened during the week. A sore throwing shoulder is nothing you can brush off, but once he’s good to go, he’ll be back. When looking at the confidence results of the NFC North teams , I think it’s great that Bears’ fans never saw a huge, reactionary dip after a loss like the fans of the Vikings, Packers and Lions. Not when they lost a heart-breaker to the rival Packers on week one, or when they lost back to back games to the Dolphins and Patriots. Bears’ fans were savvy enough to recognize where this franchise was headed even during a couple bumps along the road. Vikings’ fans had a noticeable dip after their team lost to the Bears on Sunday night, but they rebounded nicely to beat the Packers. Green Bay fans are at a season low 20% confidence level as they’re watching their 4-6-1 team creep closer to missing the postseason. Detroit fans have been the most reactionary, and with the Rams up next — a likely loss for them — I’d expect another dip. In other FanPulse results...When looking forward to this weeks game, Bears’ fans are expecting an eight point victory in New York against the Giants Leonard Floyd Color Rush Jersey , while Giant fans expect their team to pull out a one point victory. Giant fans also have the 6th lowest confidence in their team at 14%. Even with Chase Daniel probably starting at QB for the Bears on Sunday, I think the talent level on both sides of the ball favors Chicago. I have this down as a comfortable win for the Bears.Anything stand out to you about these results this week?Bears’ fans, if you aren’t a part of WCG’s FanPulse, join now!