Archive for December 2013

Week 17 NFL Game Preview: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Week 17 NFL Game Preview: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will battle for the 188th time ever on Sunday afternoon. The Bears lead the all-time series 93-88-6. The Week Nine matchup in Green Bay went the Bears way as they knocked out Aaron Rodgers and won 27-20 on the shoulders of Josh McCown on Monday Night Football. But, Rodgers... Read more »

Good As Gould: The Veteran's Extension Simply Made Too Much Sense

Good As Gould: The Veteran's Extension Simply Made Too Much Sense
Robbie Gould received an early birthday present on Friday afternoon. The soon to be 32-year-old inked a four-year extension worth $15 million, including $9 million in guaranteed money to stay with the Chicago Bears. Gould previously earned a six-year, $15 million with $4 million in guarantees in 2008. “I could’ve waited [to sign a new contract],” Gould... Read more »

Breaking News: Aaron Rodgers Will Start Against The Bears On Sunday

Breaking News: Aaron Rodgers Will Start Against The Bears On Sunday
The Green Bay Packers made a risky decision on Thursday afternoon by announcing Aaron Rodgers as the starter for the Week 17 matchup against the Chicago Bears. After being medically cleared by team doctors, the star quarterback will start against the Bears (8-7) in the 188th career meeting between the two NFC North rivals. Considering... Read more »
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Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week 17 power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #13 (Last week: #13) Analysis, “Remember when the Bears played defense? Opponents have scored at least 40 points against Chicago four times this season, the same number as the previous nine seasons combined.” NFL.com: #14 (Last week: #13) Analysis, “For a... Read more »

Final Thoughts: Bears NFC North Crown Hopes Still Alive, But SNF Loss Stings

Final Thoughts: Bears NFC North Crown Hopes Still Alive, But SNF Loss Stings
With the NFC North crown in sight, the Chicago Bears blew their chances in arguably the biggest game of the year. After the perfect scenario played out for the Bears on Sunday (a Green Bay loss and a Detroit loss), the windy city crew still couldn’t capitalize. Losing 54-11 may seem like a blow out,... Read more »

Week 16 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 16 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles will go head-to-head for the 43rd time ever on Sunday night. Chicago leads the all-time series 30-11-1. The Bears beat the Eagles, 30-24, the last time these two NFC teams met in 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field. In that game, Bears running back Matt Forte totaled 150 yards, while... Read more »
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Five Players To Watch: Week 16 (Jennings, Bostic, Peppers, M. Bennett, Conte)

Five Players To Watch: Week 16 (Jennings, Bostic, Peppers, M. Bennett, Conte)
The Chicago Bears travel to Philadelphia with only one goal in mind, winning. Two weeks remain, but the Bears focus is on the Eagles and nothing else. At 8-6, the Bears need to play playoff caliber football on both sides of the ball. The defense has stepped up the past two weeks, allowing the offense... Read more »

Keys To The Game: Week 16 at Philadelphia

Keys To The Game: Week 16 at Philadelphia
When the Chicago Bears travel to Philadelphia to battle the Eagles on Sunday night, a lot has to go their way in order to get the victory. Both teams sit at 8-6 and own sole possession of their respective divisions (Eagles-NFC East, Bears-NFC North). They both control their own destiny at this point. The Bears... Read more »

Bear Breakdown: Earl Bennett & Jeremiah Ratliff Have Been Solid As Of Late

Bear Breakdown: Earl Bennett & Jeremiah Ratliff Have Been Solid As Of Late
Quietly, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and wide receiver Earl Bennett have showed up in a big way as of late. Over the past couple of weeks, the two veterans have played major parts in two straight wins. Bennett, 26, has reeled in touchdown grabs in back-to-back games. He caught all four of his... Read more »
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Week 16 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week 16 power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #13 (Last week: #13) Analysis, “Jay Cutler was 6-of-13 for 95 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions when targeting Brandon Marshall and 16-of-18 for 170 yards and two touchdowns targeting all other players.” NFL.com: #13 (Last week: #14) Analysis, “Where to... Read more »