Bears at Cowboys Game Preview

Ah, the 2-0 start.  So elusive, like the mongoose that scavenges your camp site at night.  Lovie Smith has only had one team start 2-0 and that team went to a Super Bowl.  Is Sunday's game at Cowboys Stadium that important?  To quote Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, "It may mean something to you, it may not.  I don't know.  I don't know anymore."  

YOUR OFFENSIVELY RESURGENT 2010 CHICAGO BEARS
OVER
Dallas Cowboys

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?
  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • I think, for the first time in a long time, the Bears have the offensive pieces in place to counter a steady diet of opposing pass rush.  Martz will utilize both backs and his band of speedy receivers to stretch the defense and keep Ware, Spencer and Ratliff from disrupting Jay Cutler's rhythm.
  • In 2007, the Bears had no answers for Jason Witten's ownership of the middle of the field. (Then again the highlights show a lot of Hunter Hillenmeyer and Adam Archuleta.)  But if the Cowboys want to use Witten in the passing game, they'll be leaving Julius Peppers one-on-one.  If Peppers knocks out another quarterback, they won't be able to keep the jerseys in stores.
  • The way to beat the Bears defense is by attacking the holes in the cover two: the deep middle and under the safeties at the sidelines.  The Cowboys did this brilliantly in 2007 but showed a complete inability to get the ball that deep down the field against Washington.
  • If the Bears protect at all, they are going to have ample opportunities deep down the sideline.  Either Knox or Hester hits a 40-plus yarder.
  • There is no bigger mismatch in this game than Robbie Gould vs. David Buehler.  Gould is arguably the most consistent kicker in the game from under fifty yards and Buehler has had a mediocre preseason and looked overwhelmed by a thirty-four yarder against the Redskins.  If this game is as close as I think it is, Gould will make the difference.
Chicago Bears 27, Dallas Cowboys 24 
Buehler misses a forty-five yarder at the whistle.

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  • FIRST BITCHES!!!!!!!! BEARS GONNA RUN THE CRYBOYS!!!!

  • WOw that would be something if the game was tied with a couple of seconds to go and Robbie gould is kickin a 40yrder to win the game and he makes it and !!!BOO YYYAAAAAAA mothafucka WE WIN BITCH!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5zFiYHgftw

    too funny

  • I hoping Jay CUtler will be saying this after the game...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMV_A8hummE&feature=related

  • oh shit i didnt read your bottom perdiction, Cowboys miss at the end, hahah that would be so fuckin hilarious i rather have that instead of a robbi gould field goal winner

  • hahaha thanks bro, I get that first Comment and i feel like i got all u guys listening then.. lol

  • Quick question for the Blogfather... Are just the three guys that went 3-0 eligible to keep predicting?

  • In reply to Church:

    My understanding was that everyone gets to pick each week and whoever gets at least five 3-0 weeks qualifies for a playoff.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    That is my understanding.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Everybody can pick. You have all season to try and get 5 perfect weeks.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    OK, thanks

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    In the new Cowboys stadium they have the biggest HD Jumbotron ever. Is Lovie going to ok? Hope he doesn't take Cialis anytime in the next couple of days or else he may have to go to the hospital.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Great point Johnny. I never even thought of that. I bet Lovie has been excited for this game since they told him about the schedule. Holy shit.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Cowboys blog calls the Blogfather out.

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2010/9/16/1692423/cowboys-lose-to-the-bears-no-way

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That guy is an idiot... he posts the Blogfather's quote about their bad secondary as if he were going to refute it... and then doesn't. He goes on to completely change gears and talk about who has a better young LT... I am missing something. I would assume then that he is justifying Jeff's point and agreeing with him since he never has a direct rebuttal.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    In the comments someone points out that two of their corners are pro bowlers.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I have a fantasy question for all you people, Mike Tice's Tooth excluded.. who should I start as my second WR? Berrian, Bowe, or Floyd?

  • In reply to dutsami:

    MFloyd. Hands down. They are going to be pissed and are going to rip off another 10-13 game run. Floyd is their new VJack.

    Maybe I should shut up though because I don't play any FF. Grain of salt FTW.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Bowe. Nannee is turning out to be the #2 receiver (besides Gates). don't start Floyd until he shows he deserves it.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    wow, brutal FQ. After one game? He's going to breakout this game.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    here is a little converstaing between Bears fans and Cowboys fans at SB NATION
    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2010/9/17/1692833/cowboys-vs-bears-5-questions-with

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Bowe. After Gates, Nanee, Floyd is like their third/fourth receiver. He's like 6'5 and can't get open I guess.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tony Romo: [discussing his problems] I don't know what to do, Blogfather. My team is weak, it's weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the offense, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this... this man out there. He won't give it to me, the head of the team.

    Don Corleone: What's his name?

    Don Corleone: Phillips. He said there's no chance, no chance...
    [Meanwhile, Hagen finds Sonny and summons him]

    Romo: A month ago he bought the rights to this playbook, a Martz classic. The main plays are for a guy just like me. I wouldn't even have to think, just be myself. Oh, Blogfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do...

    [All of a sudden, Blogfather rises from his chair and gives Romo a savage shake]

    Blogfather: YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!
    [gives a quick slap to Romo]

    Blogfather: What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, a NFL finocchio who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous!

    [the Don's unexpected mimicry makes Hagen and even Fontane laugh; around this time Sonny comes in]

    Blogfather: Tell me, do you spend time with your family?

    Romo: I like banging that Candice lady.

    Blogfather: Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his girlfriend can never be a real man.

    [gives a quick look at Sonny and affectionately embraces Fontane]

    Blogfather: You look terrible. I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this NFL big shot's gonna give you what you want.

    : Too late. We play again in a week.

    Blogfather: I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.
    [a gratified Romo leaves]

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You've been watching too many movies GP.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    For some odd reason, that's one of my favorite movies.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    that cause its a good ass movie Trac... pure genius

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    One of my favorite lines from that movie: "women and children can be careless but men cannot afford to be careless". Don Vito to Michael.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Isn't that the truth?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Ironically the book was shit ....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    RT @skjensen: Jay Cutler selected FedEx Air Player of the Week.

    so first, Matt Forte is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, now this? and mind you the offense had 4 turnovers & a dropped TD by DA? are you SERIOUS!!??!?! this offense is about to explode friends....

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I don't get the Forte award. How many yards did he rush for? And didn't he fumble twice?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    o and the moneyline for Bears-Cowboys is +270 on sportsbook.com (been w/ them for a year....they're legit)

    put $30 on our boys. if they win, get $81 back. you do the math...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Chicago Bear's, I haven't seen you beat the cowboys with my own eyes in my entire life. I think, I was 7 when you last did that and I was too busy watching cartoons then.

    So please, give me a win that can go in my memory like the 85 bears gave the rest of these fellow blogers. Please, restore my faith that we can beat any team on this schedule because I am worried each game that we don't have a chance.

    Thanks.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Get your t-shirts, losers! Ya'll been busting my balls for a month.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Relax Artoo, the Redskins just beat them. The Redskins.

  • In reply to Church:

    Linebacker Nick Roach (hamstring) was the only Bears player who was limited in practice Thursday. Linebacker Lance Briggs (ankle), running back Matt Forte (ankle) and wide receiver Devin Aromashodu (knee) all worked out without restrictions.

    Cowboys linebacker Marcus Ware (head), who has said that he intends to play Sunday, was limited in practice Thursday after not working out Wednesday.

    Dallas fullback Deon Anderson (knee), linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and tackle Sam Young (knee) did not practice; while tackle Marc Colombo (knee) and guard Kyle Kosier (knee) worked out without restrictions.

  • In reply to Church:

    Best article I've read in days gents.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/football/cowboys/classic/recordbook/yearbyyear/1985/111885bears.html

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I love the part where the guy says "The Bears basically destroyed us".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I love this:

    "They say we haven't played anybody," Chicago linebacker Otis Wilson said. "I guess you could say we still haven't."

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Or this commentary, 'It would be hard for the Cowboys to argue after the way they played Sunday. Even their fans turned on them by cheering for the Bears late in the game.'

    I want to beat a team so bad that their fans start cheering for us. Wow.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac...Now we score that..and I am willing not critique LDL that hard any longer... not!

    BEAR THE F!@%!@%!K DOWN!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Blogfather..nice analysis!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/rosenblog/2010/09/martz-takes-responsibility-so-what-is-he-doing-on-lovie-smiths-staff.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+rosenblog+(ChicagoSports-+RosenBlog)

    Did I miss something?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23..Holy Crap!...the more MM stays the better I like him. I have to say I was very skeptical but boy he is refreshing to LDL.."it's just one game" recording.

    Is it possible that something like taking responsibility for ones actions may develop in our O...well at least some..Hey O-line, man up and take responsibility and block and hit some cowgirl this weekend!!!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "They say we haven't played anybody," Chicago linebacker Otis Wilson said. "I guess you could say we still haven't." It would be hard for the Cowboys to argue after the way they played Sunday. Even their fans turned on them by cheering for the Bears late in the game."

    Beautiful.

    Reading that article, I remember exactly why I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Though I understand your sentiments MB, that's not why I posted that article. I posted it for the offhand chance that someone on the Bears Defense reads it and understands that they have an opportunity to give Dallas something to remember on Sunday. I don't want our D to just believe they can hang with Dallas, I want them to remember and believe that they can determine what kind of a team they will be this year and that on Sunday they will have the opportunity to take the fight to the enemy and claim their season. The time is now gents.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    See the future MB, be the future.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo0baknLDdU

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAZwC6LLThs&feature=related

    Any of you guys catch that documentary on PBS about the Buddah last night? Very interesting stuff.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and gungan galunga.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Or is it goonga galoonga?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I find mythology very interesting.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Maybe the Lord is calling you Albert.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That is exactly what I was trying to convey Trac. I thought the EXACT same thing... "I hope one or more of those guys reads this blog". So yeah, we're totally on the same page. Time to step up and be the chicago bears and turn this season into a surpise SB run.

    I was trying to convey the exact same thing (terrible grammar and all... I really have to slow down and proof read more) Trac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My bad MB, your last sentence conveyed that, I somehow missed it the first time.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I love you maaaan

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    boys, let's kick some ass at work today and then enjoy the hell out of the weekend. I even have my cynical friends excited about the Bears this season.

    Also, i'm watching NFL network before i head out the door about the best NFL families ever. The Matthews family.

    Bruce Matthews 1983-2001 and 14 pro bowls
    Clay Matthews 1978-1996 and 4 pro bowls
    Clay Matthews Sr 1949, 1950 and 1953-1955
    Clay Matthews III 2009

    Kyle Matthews 2000-2003 USC
    Casey Matthews 2007-present Oregon

    That is one badass family

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Clay is going to the pro bowl this year if he doesn't get hurt. He was seriously frightening in the skins game Johnny... in his first action after his injury during the pre season. Guy is a friggin monster.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He got some nice selections from the gene pool. His uncle and dad played a total of 184 years in the league and were almost never hurt.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Another fucking shit piece of reporting about the Bears:

    NFL Network reporting that "Peppers was fined for an illegal hit on Stafford (cue sack and forced fumble), which knocked Stafford out of the game with a separated shoulder"...except that he wasn't fined for that fucking hit you fucking idiots. He was fined for the mini head shot earlier in the game that had Stafford and Peppers smiling and patting each other on the butt after the play. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE? Can't anyone do their fucking jobs correctly? Report the fucking facts you cocksucking maggots.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Somebody should add "cocksucking maggot" to the Urban Dictionary.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Coach?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Anyone missing A Vikings fan?

    http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/comic.asp?feature_id=Shermans_Lagoon

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "terd" just have enough raw emotion behind it. Too much?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    cocksucking maggot.. i be sure to use that one this weekend when im yelling at my TV.. haha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm sure Pep would take a 5000 hit evertime for taking a QB out.

    On the other hand, the Bears fined Brandon Manu 22,000 for missing a mandatory meeting the night before the Lions game. Manu thought the mandatory meeting was Sunday, the day of the game. Get your shit together, you got paid enough.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ok, last one... since we were talking about it (well, I was. This thing on?)

    http://www.unathleticmag.com/2010/09/16/amazing-gallery-of-bone-crushing-hits-pee-wee-football-style/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_qKhdV3SQ8

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Ok, so here's on for you guys. I know we've touched on it briefly before but: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/michael_rosenberg/09/16/no.football/index.html?eref=sihp

    So my immediate gut reaction was to say to myself, "Wtf? What a puss... this dude obviously never played a lick of any type of fb in his nerdy little life"

    But then I stepped back and said, he has a point BUT....

    Maybe we should stop allowing crab fishermen to do what they do, or oil rig workers, or miners, or to do what they do

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Baseball has an anti-trust exemption. THAT's how the government feels justified in screwing with Clemens and PEDs. Not that I'm saying it's RIGHT for them to be involved, but that is no doubt their justification.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Having said all that, I don't allow my son to play football.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Really? Interesting GP.

    I will now have that dilemma (see the video below). I hope by then they will have the technology to stop the head injuries. If not, I'm sure It'll be an agonizing decision for me to make.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cowboys have to go to in-state rival Houston next week coming off a huge let down against hated division rival Washington.

    Don't know if that helps the Bears at all, but I DO like that planetary alignment.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice MB. And that 44-0 beating was against a Cowboys team that was 7-3 at the time.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    And we used our backup QB ....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If we beat the CowGirls we will get some respect from the media (not much, but some). We really don't deserve much respect after beating the Lions. It was kind of assumed we would. No disrespect to the Lions because they are way better this year. However, if we would have lost to the Lions, HOLY FUCK the sky would have been falling.

    Speaking of the national media, I honestly think part of the lack of respect on their part is due to the lack of respect by the local media. I can't get over the way the Chicago media reports on the Bears. I know we haven't been great but the local media acts like we haven't won a game since before the SB. Yeah, we're basically a .500 team since then but we aren't exactly doormats. Oh well. They treat every Chicago team that way unless they win it all. The Douchebags.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    you have to remember, the national media does not watch all the games. do you honestly think these guys were all glued to bears v. lions? they have to be on television, and in newspapers, the following day. there's no time.

    they see clips. see that we almost lost. and move on.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I'm tired of reading that the Lions had a controversial loss to the Bears. The pass was ruled incomplete not once but twice and we kicked the crap out of them to boot.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Blogfather-To quote Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, "It may mean something to you, it may not. I don't know. I don't know anymore."

    scary part of that blogfather is the truth of it all.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Damn, that was some fun reading. I'm gonna have to get the Tivo out and watch that game again.

  • Martz should come out and say it, "I fucking dare you to blitz us".

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny.... +1

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    +2

  • Dez Clark has always been a good blocker, but I'd like to see him used some more in the passing game, especially on third and short. He always seemed to come up clutch in those situations in the past.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I agree, Dez is the kind of guy that lowers his shoulder and hits a defender instead of run out of bounds, always like to see him get touches.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Not much content but here is the NFL preview for this weeks matchup..
    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010091905/2010/REG2/bears@cowboys#tab:watch

  • In reply to Church:

    It concludes with:

    "... they may find that beating Chicago is a lot harder than beating themselves."

    Let's hope so.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I don't find beating myself very hard .... although you have to be hard to beat yourself. Off.

    So are we picking or what?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The Bleacher Report has the Bears over the Cowgirls as one of their "Shockers you'll never see coming" this week.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/463104-nfl-picks-week-2-10-shockers-youll-never-see-coming#page/14

    Like many of you I think we have a decent shot to win this game. I can't friggin wait to watch it. Bear Down boys.

  • In reply to mikev:

    They have us winning 28-14...DAM! alriiigght!

  • How drunk is Irvin here on a scale of one to ten ?

  • What's all the controversy about Hester? If he was targeted once wouldn't that suggest he wasn't open too often? His return numbers are in the toilet too - can we package him with Olsen and get ourselves an NFL receiver please ?

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