Posts in category "Key Matchup"

Key Matchup: The Battle of The Big Receivers Should Be Fun To Watch

Key Matchup: The Battle of The Big Receivers Should Be Fun To Watch
A year after Bears’ big receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery combined for 2,716 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns, the NFL took notice. Specifically the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With 6-foot-5 Vincent Jackson already in the fold, the Bucs led by new general manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith decided to add another monster... Read more »

Key Matchup: The Bears Need to Feed Matt Forte the Ball on Sunday Night

Key Matchup: The Bears Need to Feed Matt Forte the Ball on Sunday Night
The Bears worst enemy has been Aaron Rodgers since the Cal product took over as the Packers starting quarterback in 2008. On Sunday night things won’t get any easier with their backs against the wall. Jay Cutler is 1-9 in his career against his buddy Rodgers with the lone victory coming back in Week 3... Read more »

Key Matchup: Bears' Pass Rush Slowing Down Tom Brady

Key Matchup: Bears' Pass Rush Slowing Down Tom Brady
Tom Brady has been ridiculously good at Gillette Stadium in his NFL career and specifically against the Bears. Brady owns a 3-0 career record against the Bears, completing 85-128 passes for 964 passing yards, six touchdowns, three interceptions and a 94.7 passer rating. Since 2009, the Patriots areĀ 40-3 in Foxborough. Bill Belichick’s crew currently holds... Read more »
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Key Matchup: Bears' Offensive Line Against Dolphins Fierce Pass Rush

Key Matchup: Bears' Offensive Line Against Dolphins Fierce Pass Rush
The Bears received some great news on Thursday well in advance of their inter-conference meeting with the Dolphins this Sunday. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod, whose missed his last two starts with knee and ankle injuries returned to practice in a full capacity. Linebacker Shea McClellin and cornerback Sherrick McManis also practiced in full and are... Read more »

Key Matchup: Bears' Secondary Against Julio Jones and Roddy White

Key Matchup: Bears' Secondary Against Julio Jones and Roddy White
Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones has been a game changer since arriving in Atlanta in 2011. On draft day, Atlanta acquired Jones from Cleveland in exchange for five draft picks, including first-round picks in 2011 and 2012. In three seasons with the Falcons, Jones has started 32 games, hauling in 174 catches for 2,737... Read more »

Key Matchup: Aaron Rodgers Against Kyle Fuller and the Bears Secondary

Key Matchup: Aaron Rodgers Against Kyle Fuller and the Bears Secondary
This Sunday, Aaron Rodgers comes to Chicago where he’s had plenty of success since becoming a full-time starter in the NFL in 2008. However, the 30-year-old star quarterback will see a much different Bears unit led by new defensive ends Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston. Joined by a healthy Lance Briggs and Tim Jennings, rookie... Read more »
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Key Matchup: The Bears Receivers Against The San Francisco Secondary

Key Matchup: The Bears Receivers Against The San Francisco Secondary
To say the Bears are battered and bruised is a complete understatement. The season-opening home loss to the Bills not only took an emotional toll on Marc Trestman’s group, but it also took a physical toll as well. The Bears starting wide receivers Brandon Marshall (right ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) both were held out... Read more »

Key Matchup: The Bears Offensive Line Against The Bills Fierce Pass Rush

Key Matchup: The Bears Offensive Line Against The Bills Fierce Pass Rush
Every NFL team if not all of them are filled with loafty goals and aspirations heading into their respective season openers. However, some have big concerns on their team and with their opponents. Arguably the biggest concern for the Bears on Sunday against the Bills comes in the trenches. The Bears offensive line will be... Read more »

Key Matchup: Cutler and Co. Must Exploit Giants Weak Defense

Key Matchup: Cutler and Co. Must Exploit Giants Weak Defense
The Chicago Bears (3-2) welcome the New York Giants (0-5) to Soldier Field on a short week. Thursday night’s matchup is a big game for both teams. The Giants are desperate for a win as they amazingly still have a chance at winning the NFC East and the Bears are just looking to get back... Read more »
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Key Matchup: Peppers and Co. Against The Saints Offensive Line

Key Matchup: Peppers and Co. Against The Saints Offensive Line
The Chicago Bears defense has generated just six sacks through four games this season. Three of those sacks have come from linebackers Lance Briggs (one) and D.J. Williams (two). The defensive line led by 33-year old Julius Peppers hasn’t generated the same pressure as last season thus far. Peppers got off to a slow start... Read more »