Green Bay at Chicago Preview

Because I want to believe one more time...

YOUR BORING, PEDESTRIAN, UNWATCHABLE
 2009 CHICAGO BEARS

over
Green Bay Packers

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

  • I always like the Chicago Bears...except lately.
  • I just can't see any way the Bears prevent Aaron Rodgers and company from throwing the ball up and down the field.  Now with the emergence of Jermichael Finley - a player I told you about in August - Rodgers should have no problem putting up big yardage.
  • Also the Packers seem to be one of the few teams who manage to run effectively against the Bears consistently.  So there's more points.
  • The Packers defense - with their fiesty young linebackers - will take away the running game from the Bears early and force Cutler to throw into some tricky situations.  Do you think our receivers can get open against this secondary?
  • So wait...why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?  Because there's absolutely no reason they should win.  And I've come to expect good things from this group when nothing is expected of them.  I think a big play gets made on special teams early and sets the stone for a big upset.

Chicago Bears 20, Green Bay Packers 17

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  • Firstness. I rule.

  • The Slackers, eh ? Hmmm. We were the better team in week one for sure. But those boys gone 'n' got themselves a new O-line. We've got the Pack in for a smackin. Hopefully another repeat of a long day for Rodgers, and Tillman strips Ryan Grant like a two dollar hooker in a tittie bar.

  • Jeff, I think you actually just took the pack over our Bears.... blasphemy no matter the circumstances. You do make excellent points, tho. And I do agree that Rodgers is playing exceptionally, but I'm lookin for the upset this week and like my bears to win this one, don't ask me why cuz I don't know.

  • the bears are going to get stomped. i know you always take the bears, but come on. let's be honest here. we had a bad win over the rams last week, and this week will bring us back to the mean. getting destroyed.

  • Only way I see a Bears win is if the Pack turns the ball over 3+ times and the Bears get a big play or two on special teams. Honestly, I just kind of hope the game is at least entertaining.

  • Have faith boys, i'm feeling like a big kickoff return, a quick deep pass down the field against their pass interference machine and a score and we will be on the way. Ryan Grant will play like he did at ND and we will put Rodgers into the hard, cold, shitty turf. Cutler will play like in the 2nd half of their first meeting and Earl Bennett will be the target and not Olsen. Bears win. fuck the pack.

  • I think this game should be close. It was close last time, GBs line is bound to falter, you don't take the same five guys out there and one day they just have a self-realization of how to block. One blown assignment on D taken back and we win that game at their house. These are the same two teams from the second half of that game but in our house. And we won't have to play Vasher.
    GB squeaked out a win and was the only 3-4 team we faced this season that beat us. I'm thinkin this is going to be some miserable loss because of turnovers or penalties just so Lovie will have something else to blame the loss on other than his lack of actual coaching ability. Our only advantage is that GB likes to be aggressive defensively and play close on receivers, if they do that it is only a matter of time before Knox of Hester burn them deep.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    also, don't forget the fact that Hawk and Matthews have gay hair.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    yeah the pack sucks and yada yada. they have the #1 defense in the league, and they're offense isn't half bad. the line is bears +3... god i wish i had money.

  • In reply to Sausage:

    They only have the #1 D in terms of yards per game, which could mean nothing, if you play trash ST or turn the ball over you could give up 80 yards a game but give up 35 points. In scoring D they aren't even in the top 5.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    they're number 8 in scoring defense.

    are you trying to say the bears have a chance or are you just fact checking?

    anyhow, they're good. more than good enough to hold the bears offense in check all game.

    the line should be bears + 13.

  • In reply to Sausage:

    Of course the Bears have a chance, these same Bears beat the Steelers who have a lot more talent in their 3-4 than the Packers do and these same Packers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.... while they were wearing creamsicle jerseys..... and being led by a rookie QB in for his first game.... and gave a new coach his first win... ever. So yes they have a shot, not a very good one, but a shot.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    good point about tb/pack. that steelers "win" is a little more questionable though. reid missed two gimme field goals and polomaoumaluluoooa was out. plus that team isn't great anyway. i'd love for the bears win, it's just not going to happen. knowing this makes a loss to the packers easier. i've been preparing for it.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I would just like to remind you the Bears have yet to beat a team with a winning record.

    ...And we're STILL waiting for the O-Line to "jel"...

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I wish we could find a biology lab that could combine Alex Brown's heart, Mark Anderson's athletic ability, Ogunleye's moves, Terrel Suggs' thuggish brutality, Jared Allen's relentless desire to hurt and embarass the opposing QB and some sugar into a little vial so we could inject it into Gaines Adams. If that chemical violated the drug policy of the NFL we could have Gaines just get some Star Caps from Pat Williams so he could lose some water weight....

  • In reply to dutsami:

    whatever happened to the voice of treason? lol

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ, just listen to any post game presser. There's your voice of treason.

    Last I checked, treason is punishable by death in the US, isn't it gents?

    And we might as well charge Turner with spying for the enemy because his game plans are so damn predictable, he might as well be handing them the playbook before the game.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    touche brother.

  • In reply to Sausage:

    From what I've heard about Adams is he has shown nothing on the field so far. In college he relied on speed and has one move to get to the QB. Also, he's supposedly built like an NBA SF, not an NFL DE. They need to sprinkle some Pat Williams fairy dust in his koolade in the off-season if he's going to amount to anything.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Is Elvis Dumervil built like a NFL DE? I don't think so, but he's getting dirty this year. Gaines need to gain lbs onto his frame and live in the weight room this summer.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Check this guys: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/don_banks/12/10/coaches/index.html?eref=sihp

    Interesting. I get bored with Banks and stopped reading and started skimming after paragraph 5, but you should get the major concepts by then anyway.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    MB30SD.. Great read...intersting about the % who fizzled. But then again can it be any worse than what we have today? for sure not.

    But alas we dream the dream of a new attitude for our Bears.

    I just have to tell you that It is painfull to see LDL give another reason why he SUCKS as a HC

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Yeah Lobo, interesting stuff.

    Don't really think it means shit in the real world though. If you get a hungry coach who just received a refreshing 50,000 foot perspective of the game/league/org structure/etc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dear Baby Jebus....

    Salvate us slobs, in the brown shit soil of the field of soldiers, from the pious wrath of McCaskey, such that we may have our warriors pure of heart and fleet of foot. Send Butter Harris a sign from above to light a fire under his ass.

    Thank you Lordy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    While you're still on the line there Lord ....

    Dear Baby Jebus,

    We prayed to you ever since the Time Of Jim for a quarterback strong and brave to lead us back to the promised land. Verily, you did deliver the son of Cutler to us, and lo, can he throw the rock hard and true. Now, any chance of an O-line and a big fuckin' receiver Lord ?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Congrats to the Browns, fwiw...I love seeing the Steelers bandwagon shed riders. It's purty.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You have to reach to find a way to pick the Bears this week. Don't need treason. Although Vegas has the line at only three points, which is shocking. This is a scary, scary matchup for the Bears

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jeff.. that is interesting about Vegas... huh? do they know something we dont? or have they been HIPP-MO-TIZED!!! by LDL and his POST GAME loviefest...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I read once that it has nothing to do with which team is better and how much, that is what the media and people in general gleen from it, but it is not how the spread is calculated. It is calculated by how many point the other team has to be given before people start betting evenly for one team or the other. So if at 3 points just as many people were betting on the bears as on the pack, boom 3pt spread.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    gpldan...they only thing that may be brown shit soiled is the stuff that the McC's and Bears Minions will be putting in the BEAR FANS Stocking's this year.. What a sorry state of affair we are in.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lightning never strikes twice. I can buy that. It's reasonable. Head coaches don't win super bowls on their own anyway. You can't go out and buy a super bowl. You can't account for all the intangibles around the circumstances of the eleven winners who went on elsewhere to win not a jot. You can only pick a guy you trust and is not consumed by ego. To hell with ego, you can only pick a guy you trust. Sadly, Walter passed away ten years ago. Cowher's got the mustache though ....

  • In reply to Sausage:

    I only disagree with you on one point Jeff, which is your prediction that the Packers will take away the Bears running game early. That is impossible. For that to happen our beloved Bears would actually have to have a running game. This is like someone saying they are going to come to my house and steal my collection of original Picasso paintings. For that to happen I would need to actually own one.

    There has been a bit of consternation on here as people debate whether it is morally wrong to hope this team loses out. For me, its simple really. I want them to win. I always want to stick it to the Pack and I always want to beat the Queens. But that doesn't mean that after we lose I can't acknowledge that getting whooped increases our chances of getting new leadership. Bear down

  • In reply to dutsami:

    jwilson - i like you.

    gaines adams could eventtually pan out though. he's still young and he was a former 1st rounder, 4th overall if i remember correctly [very well might not]. i don't like angelo for a variety of reasons, but i don't really fault him for gaines. we're going to lose ogun hopefully so there was a need.

  • In reply to Sausage:

    I agree, I am willing to drink the kool-aid on this one and give them an offseason working him under Mainelli before I blow the "what the fuck were you thinking" whistle.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Sorry this is long and off-topic...

    I have decided I will probably have a team to root for this post-season. The Bears hopes are done, which I am almost glad for, it is painful to watch them every Sunday now; you know they have nothing to play for, no glory, no draft picks and they are simply a bad football team.
    So once the Detroit game is over with, I will be rooting for old number 8, in blue and orange. Success for Kyle Orton would be awesome for many reasons but I will list a few.

    1.) All the media nay-sayers who praise Matty-Ice Ryan week in and week out but ignore Orton (even though Orton has 5 fewer picks, more yardage, better yards per attempt, better accuracy, throws more deep passes, and has a much higher QB rating than Ryan) will finally have to eat some crow. Maybe they will have to admit they judge a QB by what he looks like with a helmet on and how much charisma he has rather than what numbers he puts up on a football field or his propensity to actually win games, who cares about that crap.

    2.) The whole argument about the QB being the alpha and the omega should be done.

    We essentially took a crap offense, put in a

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Good 4 u, Lac. Yeah, Kyle seemed to cop a lot of grief from Bears fans after the trade, normally knee-jerk responses to 'Bears suck', 'Cutler's a baby' comments. I liked the guy when he was a Bear, not every one can have a strong arm. A nice guy and a hard worker, hope he does well.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    And here's hoping BJ Raji gets Kreutzed in his hot pocket Sunday afternoon. Raji is a big-mouthed fatass punk who hasn't done shit yet. Screw him and his puke and pukier compatriates.
    Bear the HELL DOWN!

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Browns 13, Steelers 6.

    I thought Mike Tomlin was fighting back tears during his post game presser.

    On the other hand, now we can't even say "Well, we DID beat the Steelers". I mean, so did almost anybody else!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    thank God I won't have to spend another offseason reading and hearing people say we need the next Mike Tomlin.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I heard Mac talking about the spread this morning. Im with you guys, at first glance I thought, "was someone drunk when they made the line 3"...Mac's take on it, which sounds right is that the line is driven by the people making bets. Chicagoans (b/c we all degenerates and loyal idiots) wager substantially more so, on our team, than fans in other cities...this is driving the line down...its possible it could go up if a bunch of people start betting on the Packers.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    after reading Hester23TD's article, i came out of it w/ 2 things:

    1) Either the McCaskeys are noticing these things and will fix them (which i'm 80% laughing at)
    2) Cutler's career will be killed in the good ol' Navy Blue & Pantone Orange

    ron turner's gone. that's a fact. but what about the QB coach (as Sweetness said)? what about the O-Line? if i'm the McCaskey's i'm knocking down Charlie Weiss' door...RIGHT NOW!!! know why? who was Tom Brady before Weiss got a hold of him? Why has Jimmy Claussen thrown for only 3 picks this season (albeit against terrible comp, but picks are picks; also, 2 of those picks were "up for grabs" balls). Lastly, and my most important point:

    Name a NE all-pro/pro-bowl receiver during the "dynasty" era.

    the defense rests

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It's really hard to hate you guys with all the fuss up in Minnysota. I really ALMOST feel bad fer ya. What, with the high expectations youse had comin into the season and all. How's that search for a QB workin out anyways? Seems like ours might just pan out after all. That Rogers fella ain't quite the Sally a lot of folks thought he was. He might get knocked down a lot, but at least the number of him gettin up is equal. Hell, nobody broke him yet and for a while there we thought our line was being paid off.

    Enough cryin in yer beers now. That Chicago brew is watered down enough as it is. The truth is, the only way you guys will win is if Mctwitty forgot the change for the tolls. So there you have it. You bring the whine, we're bringin the cheese.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    I went up to Door County this summer, first time I ever went to Wisconsin in the summer.

    Holy mother of god, is that what you guys pass off as women? Cause, honest to motherfucking God, I thought I had stepped into some god damn Pixar movie about talking cows.

    If you took about a dozen cans of cheese whiz and filled a large clear plastic trash bag, and strapped it to the back of a normal girl's thighs, you'd just about have it. Their legs looked like they were filled with cheese whizz. And they liked to grunt and fart at the table while stuffing their faces, wondering where in the fuck the fudge shop was.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Now now gpldan, is that anyway to talk about people? If you are the result of some type of superior gene experiment I hope it left you sterile. And just a FYI, if you would have checked the color of the license plates outside you would have seen they were most likely all from the Land of Lincoln. Door county and the Dells seem to attract a lot of Illini. Maybe you'd be better off not commenting on your cousins from your back seat.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    bears 27 packers 17.
    first drive bears touchdown.
    then packers score.
    on their next possession ogunleye will tip the ball && end up scoring a touchdown just because i'll be there watching!!! (hisnumber one fan)
    i've been waiting for sixx years for him to come up with a big play like that && i think today is the day.
    if not a touchdown maybe a saftey.
    repeat performance by him but overall the bears win in the windy city.
    bear down chicago bears!
    hopefully we will be singing lots of that today!!

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Well now, wasn't that refreshing? The cheese has been delivered. Now,please, bring the whine.
    See you all soon in the superior state directly to your north.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    What's the difference between Santa Claus and Tiger Woods....?

    Santa stops after 3 HOs.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    hah!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    What's the difference between Santa Claus and Tiger Woods....?

    Santa Claus rides reindeer ... Tiger'll ride anything ... HOO-AAA!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hey guys, here's an interesting link I came up with from Football Outsiders. Seems like a very intelligent analysis of Cutler's struggles this season, and it pretty much confirms what we've all been saying all along:

    Dave Farrar's Cover-1 What's Wrong With Jay Cutler

    What do you all think?

  • In reply to dkbat:

    "He is probably the best pure thrower in the National Football League. I'm just talking about throwing a football. Even off-balance, there are throws he makes that are just absolutely remarkable."

    That's all that's pertinent. He has bad mechanics ? So fix it or fire Pep Hamilton. Come to think of it ... fire every mofo called coach who isn't called Marinelli.

  • In reply to dkbat:

    How ironic.
    If someone had told us at the start of the season that the Bears would have a record comparable to the Steelers at this point in time we'd have done a back flip and said "We'll take it!".

    Those "Terrible Towels" will come in handy for all the crying in the Steel City today.

    Heck, even THE BEARS beat the Browns!

  • In reply to Sausage:

    Larry Mayer is a total douche! I don't know about you guys, but this really pissed me off.

    How can the Bears possibly sit Gaines Adams after trading a second-round draft pick for him? I just don

  • In reply to JWilson:

    Agreed JWil. We NEED to get a look at our FIRST pick of last draft Gilbert. "You better Gaines some fucking muscle and poundage over the off-season Adams" is a project, but should be getting a lot of reps. I'm not judging him until next year, but thus far, he has looked ineffective.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    He looks like fucking Scottie Pippen in Dan Hampton's uniform. Bring back Chris Zorich, at least you'd get some heart.

  • In reply to Sausage:

    Short week / Monday night hangover factors forthe Cheesers. Charles Woodson is nursing a bad shoulder. Al Harris is out. The officials seem to have homed in on all the downfield clutching and grabbing the Packers DBs do. The Packers had the Ravens by the throat AT LAMBEAU Monday night and let them back into the game.
    Just sayin'.

  • In reply to Sausage:

    Did you see they lead the league in turnover differential at +18? I would think they are bound to have a few minus games in them before the season is over. Why not start Sunday? I don't think we'll win but I'm not giving up hope. They aren't THAT good.

    Go Bears!

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