Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars Game Thread

Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars Game Thread

We're up a little early today as I'm in New Haven, Connecticut and won't be getting to a computer before the game. Here are my final three points:

  • This is a match-up of the league's worst offense and one of the league's best defenses. The only reason the Bears lose today is if they turn the ball over. Repeatedly.
  • I was in the building the last time the Bears played the Jags and it's one of the weirdest fan bases in the league. They literally cheer first downs with plastic chains and  a "Move the Chains" thing they yell. It's comical and they don't seem to like football much. Must be the weakest home field advantage in the sport and I'd expect 15,000 Bears fans to be in attendance. (My brother reports from Jax that the building will have more available seats that normal due to an influx of Chicago's finest fans.)
  •  Who will be the stud defensive lineman this week? It was Paea against the Rams. Melton against the Cowboys. I say this is Shea McClellin's afternoon.

Bear down.

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  • First to say

    BEARS - 27
    Jags - 7

  • We'll gift them with something no doubt .

    Bears 31-10

    No injuries (if MJD breaks his pelvis then so be it.)

  • discuss:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL-ifEUM714

  • discuss:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhH_fjK9ksE

  • Just ran into coach Tice coming back from a jog or walk

  • Is that Mice Tice in the right of the picture and what is he holding in his left hand????

  • All the fans milling around the elevators waiting for players to come down.

  • Sure looks like him gp. I've got a pic of his sweaty ass gettin on an elevator. Ran into Matt Spaeth. He is on my floor but it was before I knew the team was here. His woman is HOT!

  • Just had a nice conversation with Mike Tices high school coach, Sitting on a bench in front of the Hyatt Really nice guy.

  • Bears game day on Ch 32.

    Joniak and Thayer saying it's crazy, the hotels are 100% Bears fans and may outnumber Jags fans in the stadium.

  • How hot is it there Murph? Thayer says it's pretty damn hot

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The writers that are there for ESPN say the humidity is extremely high. That is one thing I will not miss about the South.

  • The breakdown of Peanut's pick 6 was fascinating.

    The Bears had schemed that Dez Bryant was stupid and clueless. They knew the Cowboys audibles better than he did. Conte clearly telepgrahs blitz to Romo, coming down on Peanut's side. He knows that Bryant is supposed to see the blitz and adjust the route to a comeback. Peanut knows this. Peanut stops where the comeback route should be thrown and it's thrown right to him while Bryant is downfield, allowing Peanut to walk in for 6.

    Had Romo double pumped and hit Bryant on the post route he was running - it would have been 6. Watching the replay makes it absolutely clear Peanut knew what was going to happen, because he completely 100% sold out on it.

    The Bears defeated the Cowboys as much in the film room as on the field.

  • Yeah gp it's pretty warm. I just was on the elevator with Tice. Just me and him. We exchanged a little small talk. I did get pic. J Marcus Webb is an asshole. Wouldn't acknowledge people and he isn't good enough to be like that

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Maybe if you were wearing a Webb Nation T. Then he might.

    I think he still has a little ass hurt from being scolded by Cutler like that...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It was some kids gp. If you can't smile and acknowledge some kids.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Yeah, that's weak. Fuck him.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Really piss poor. What a dipshit. I get that signing autographs that might end up on Ebay is pisser but just acknowledging kids isn't asking too much. GP's right, Fuck Him!

  • Anyone have a link for the game?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    http://thefirstrow.eu/sport/american-football.html

    What I am using since I can't find a place in time for the game. Which isn't till 3 CT but 1 here.

  • Artoo, I just googled this:

    http://www.fanloop.com/sportsbars.php?&barID=64352

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Dang. I will have to check that out after the bye. Thanks for finding it!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Pardon---Is this kink good for when the game plays? I find nowhere on the site telling me whats up?
    Thanks

  • In reply to tczahrbo:

    link! not kink.

  • In reply to tczahrbo:

    The link should start working right when the game starts.

  • Just on elevator with Peggy kazinski. NBC sportscaster in Chicago. Every time I go up or down I'm running into someone

  • Murph,

    Way to take my 'Meeting Cliff Stein's brother' story and shit all over it.

    And for the record, nobody's good enough to not smile and acknowledge some kids. You should've shoulder bumped him.

    MB,

    Strange?

    Link, anyone?

  • His absence is a good sign. I think.

  • What about a link to the radio broadcast? Anyone know?

  • Do you have a smart phone?

  • no.

  • It's almost 2013.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I listed a website above that should take you to the game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't have any kind of cell phone.

  • Ok, Ted Kaszinski

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I do share his disdain. But don't share his violent nature.

    I'm a lover and a hater.

  • Neither do I Doc. We can be the resident retro-grouches on the blog.

  • Ask and ye shall receive. Good story Doc.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/station/wbbm-newsradio-780-and-1059fm/

  • Shit. I didn't realize it's the late game today.

    Lame.

  • All leaving for the bus. Peppers Gould Lovie Shea. Fuckin phone can't get a good pic

  • Should just ride the elevator up and down. Damn. Quick turn just off the elevator and they are moving fast!

  • J Cut. Garza and Lance Louis just left as a group.

  • Doc, what you got to say about this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8bp-lPvpPk

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Wow. That's awesome. Roger, Jacket, covering the Band?

    Thanks for that.

  • From Da Douche,

    "Receiver Earl Bennett (hand) and rookie fullback Evan Rodriguez (knee) will miss their second straight games due to injuries. Other Bears inactives are running back Kahlil Bell, offensive linemen Edwin Williams and Chris Williams, defensive tackle Nate Collins and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu."

    Anybody have footage of Cookie balling Tice's daughters?

  • Cookie in doghouse, fetch rover!

    Which is more distasteful, the idea of Cookie balling the Tice girls in a three way or Terry Bradshaw doing Gangnam style?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgQ5CleYhUw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Remember when that douchebag was singing Country music? I'm guessing he would do almost anything to be popular.

    I'm guessing Tice's daughters aren't exactly world class beauties but Cookie balling them wouldn't bother me as much as listening to that idiot Bradshaw.

  • The fudgefuckers got a game on their hands. Hopefully the bar floor it wet with tears when I show up for the Bears game.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    They've got a good chance to beat them. I picked the PeckerHeads this week. Fuck Me!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That's called Karma, sinner.

  • Indi making a game of it. Go Colts!

  • Kenny Albert, ugh.

  • I'm more than happy to lose this week as long as the horsies win the game. That would be beyond sweet.

  • GARZA. dude. Snapping the ball off your nuts? Really? Really?

  • Nobody "fills the box" like Pringles.

  • hee hee

  • Shotgun on 3rd and 1. Brilliant

  • "Blaine Gabbert matches up great against the Bears' defense."

    Extra brilliant.

  • 3rd and 13 and 3rd and 14 on the same drive? Fuck me.

  • Add a 3rd and 9. What the fuck is going on here?

  • GB just missed the field goal and Indy takes them down.

  • In reply to NY Bears Fan:

    hahahaha feel good victory for Indy

  • A pass rush would be nice.

  • Anyone got a link that works? Firstrow is bouncing me.

  • Firstrow works for me.

  • What happened in the RZ there, guys? My computer got unplugged. How'd they get the ball?

  • Field goal.

  • This is not fun to watch. At least show me some pass rush.

  • JESUS FUCKING CHRIST GET OFF THE FIELD ON THIRD AND LONG

  • Man, we look fucking awful today.

  • It's that woot woooot!

  • Marshall down.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shake it off.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yogging off the field

  • Foreigners FYI - Aha. You have to be from the States to watch firstrow. Change proxies to a us server and it works fine. Why are we sucking?

  • Weird. It always used to work for me from Mexico.

  • Excellent clock management. We're always so brilliant at that.

  • Everyone on the squad seems confused. Mush brain?

  • The offense is out of sync. Cutler and the receivers are not on the same page at all. Cutler hasn't been accurate either. I hope they can make some adjustments and get things going in the second half.

  • In reply to NY Bears Fan:

    They need to stick with the run and set up play action.

  • Big difference between Bennett and Zizzenpecker in the slot.

    When Not-Great Dane got pushed down on his out route, I had visions of Johnny Knox.

  • The smashmouth of Forte-Bush works. Expect to keep seeing it.

  • I'm using vipboxsports:

    http://www.vipboxsports.eu/watch/79065/5/chicago-bears-vs-jacksonville-jaguars-live-stream-online.html

    You've posted that link a hundred times Sweetness. It doesn't work for you?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Nope, they must be restricting countries now. It's already illegal, but they restrict regions? Watching with a US IP on firstrow now.

    I guess the Peanut has to win this one for us.

  • I kid you not. I typed that, hit return, and then Peanut immediately runs back a pick six. Fuck me that's beautiful.

    Okay, we need DJ Moore to get a pick six now

  • Shoulda typed C-O-N-T-E. Fucker shoulda got that.

  • It's possible the Thai government blocked it.

  • Carimi is having a rough game.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Awful drive for him. One sack and two false starts.

  • Carimi is gassed.

  • In reply to Stuck in MN:

    Is the heat killing these guys?

  • PEANUT! Fuck jyeah

  • Fucking D.....Peanut

  • NY Bears Fan, I moved down here 10 years ago and I'm still not used to the heat and humidity. So yeah, I bet the heat is a factor...

  • Bushy, the hurdle!

  • Michael Bush = Mister First Down

  • Nice quarter. I'll take showing up for the second half over not showing up at all.

  • Alshon JEFFREY!

  • Alshon = Fantasy WTF

  • Did Jeffrey get hurt? They were looking at his hand.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Yea, could be a wrist.

  • Someone needs to remind Hester the direction to the endzone.

  • Ah well. It's good to see Hester try, anyway.

  • That was a hell of a catch by Hester.

  • In reply to NY Bears Fan:

    It sure was. They keep talking about Devin's hands, and he's had a nice catch two weeks in a row.

  • Marshall puts up huge numbers yet again. A wheelbarrow, not a shotglass, as he likes to put it.

  • See Cutty in Alshon's ear? I bet Tice called that to AJ and Cutty changed it.

    They say soccer is a game of two halves. This certainly was today - hand it to Lovie, he can do a half-time speech, just not as well as Al Pacino.

  • www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI

  • ahahahaha BRIGGSY AGAIN!

  • Bears got receivers everywhere. Nice one by Briggs.

  • BEARS

  • The wrap on Alshon Jeffries hand doesn't look good. I hope it's not too serious.

  • This game was actually tied 3-3 at the half? wow

  • 40-3. It's like 1985.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    41-3.

  • Great win, save for the Jeffery wrist injury.

    We're cruising now and that's as cool as Gangnam style acoustic:

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Is alshon's wrist serious gp? B Marsh going down made me chest dump on myself. He's a tough cat. 4-1, son with a buetiful indy win as well.

  • bigcheese?

    What happened?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dude.. I was wondering the same thing..

    I was positive the Packers would cover because we whooped Indy's butt pretty good but damn.. The Packers were up 21-3 at the half.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Classic.

  • Sean Jensen ‏@seankjensen
    As suspected... “@RLiuNFL: . @chicagobears Tillman & Briggs 1st teammates in @nfl history to each return INT for TD in consecutive games”

  • Well, today we saw just how good this team can be. The key is going to be health and consistency.

  • In reply to Shady:

    And how bad ... we scored three points in the first half .... against the Jag-offs. Pull that shit against the Vikes, Niners ... or Pats ..... and we'll get our asses kicked. Our defense allowed us to run it out without the offense having done shit. That only works against bad teams. We can win some games with D only, but sooner or later we come up against a good team and then that O-line looks as shitty as it is. Go back and check everyone's comments from a few weeks ago. That's the same line boys, and when we see a d-line worth a damn, then J 'I don't do nice' Webb and Carimi will kill us on penalties alone.

    We kicked ass - good ... nice ... wonderful ... the D was great - but that was the Jags. We need to beat the Vikings twice. period. You don't get Lombardis for beating bad teams.

  • Oooooey! That was a sweet second half.

    Peanut & Briggsy? Amazing! Our D is playing great football. If and when our offense truly starts to gel, there's no telling how good we can be. How sweet it was to see Marshall come up with big grab after big grab. For how many years have we yearned for a true #1 wr who can bail us out on tough third downs? Man it feels good to not have that problem anymore.

    Cutler still has his moments, but I have not doubt that he has what it takes to take us to the promise land. Am I calling us a favorite? No, but we can be as good as any team I see in the league right now.

    The 9ers D is scary good, but I'm not a believer in their offense yet, so I don't see them as BETTER than us, necessarily.

    The Falcons are for real and Matt Ryan is becoming deserving of his previously premature reputation. But are they better than us? I don't think so.

    The Packers are clearly struggling and are not the juggernaut everyone thinks they are.

    The Cards will be exposed but the Seahawks remind me of the 05 Bears. Great D, Great back, game manager QB. They could be tough to face in the playoffs, but they'll have to get past the 9ers for any homefield advantage, and I think we beat them in Soldier.

    Vikes? I don't know. I'm a bit stunned by their success. We'll see I guess.

    Their record doesn't show it, but I think the Giants are still the team to beat in the NFC this year. They have a way of turning it on when it counts. Are THEY better than us? Well, they're two time champs, so I guess if was being honest, I'd have to say yes. If our offense truly gels, I see no reason why we couldn't beat them. But if there's one team I fear (for lack of a better word), it may be them.

    The Texans in the AFC look damn good. They have a great RB/WR combo and a very good QB. They have a great defense. They sound like us. But are they better than us? Maybe if we stay healthy, we'll see in January, but we'll see them this season and that ought to be fun.

    The Ravens, Chargers, Broncos, Patsies, Steelers? I don't think any of them are BETTER than us.

    It's not clear who THE dominant team in the league is this year. It's a long season and much can change. And I'm not calling us favorites or anything like that. But this team has an awesome Defense, a great WR, a very good tall rookie wide receiver, A multifaceted weapon and a smash mouth runner in Forte and Bush respectively, and a QB with a ton of talent and moxie to boot.

    So I'll not get carried away, but after five weeks, We're as much a contender in this thing as anybody else.

    For the doubters who say we've played nobody who's any good, I say we won our four games with an avg margin of victory of 23 points. So piss off.

    BEAR DOWN

  • And don't forget Doc, we still have Earl....

  • Yeah, SF looks good (when they're not getting their asses kicked by the Queens).

    They've got the Giants next Sunday and the Seahawks 4 days later. Hopefully they won't look so good after that.

  • I think the Pats would tear us apart. If we get them in NOLA it will be historically cool and everything, but I would fear them under Belicheat and Brady. It's like they're Bill Walsh and Joe Montana when they collude on the sideline. Lovie just looks like he's doing long division in his head.

  • This defense may be as good as '85.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Statistically quite possibly. We'll have to sack the shit out of everybody t beat 71 r whatever it is, and keep opponents under 151 points I think . But are they a better D? 85 had three great LBs, 4 if you include Al Harris. Nick Roach?

    85 had 4-5 great DBs .... we have Peanut, TJ and DJ ... the rest, who knows.

    I guess if we win the Lombardi the debate can start in earnest.

  • One thing I would not like to have lost among all the big plays was Conte taking down MJD one-on-one in the open field on a play that would otherwise have been a Jax TD.

    I so love when safeties know how to tackle!! Conte reminds me of Fencik - he really does.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Well, would have been a TD on what I could see on the replay angle, anyway.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Totally Agree Dave, that was a TD saver for sure. I'm a bit concerned about Urlacher's ability to get to the point of attack, because I watched MJD blow by him a few times today. Conte isn't afraid of anyone on the field, and will stick his nose into any situation. Just hope he can get a step faster on his over the top help recognition. BEAR DOWN!

  • Check out this stat:

    The Bears 1st string D has given up 3 touchdowns this season.

    The Bears 1st string D has scored 5 touchdowns this season.

  • If we play a balanced gameplan against the Lions we may win by 20.
    Getting Earl back will be huge if Alshon is out. Earl will get us those tough move the chains catches.

    Marshall is simply one of the most dominant WR's in the game today.

    Hester pulled his big boy pants down and stuck it right in J-Ville's hole with that complete layout for Cutty's near perfect pass. Good to see him balling on Offense.

  • Stafford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Missed the game due to holiday obligations (it's Thanksgiving up here this weekend). The write ups sound great. Hope Jeffery isn't dinged up too bad. Love Peanut and Briggs. All the shit Lovie takes about halftime adjustments, he should get some kudos for this one.

    If we can stay healthy, this could be THE YEAR! Who knows? Cutler is so streaky you never know but things are coming together. Good time for a bye week. Give #54 and Pep another 2 weeks to get healthy and the OL to get their shit together.

    This game had all the earmarks of a trap game and we didn't fall into it. Good job by the staff and the veterans to keep things going in the right direction.

    Really a shame about the Fudgies. I hope the Texans keep them on the ropes. I've never been so happy to lose one of my picks. Serves me right to suffer picking those Fuckers!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1 for Lovie.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Lovie's half time speech: "Hey guys.... The Packer's lost"

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I'm sure that was part of it but when you come out and score 38 unanswered points, you've made some serious adjustments.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Agreed. Makes me proud.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, I don't know how your holiday precludes you from partaking in a Bears victory, here in America Thanksgiving includes a combination of playing and watching football and possibly some limited interaction with family between multiple naps. It all dates back to the pilgrim settlers that accepted generous gifts of hospitality and sustinence from the indigenous population as they were starving to death and being ravaged by disease...then they all went out back and played an awesome round robin 7 on 7 football tournament and certainly not two hand touch like a bunch of pussies.

  • I'm gonna expound on Doc's last post about the awesomeness of the starting defense this year and hopefully shit all over it by showing my prowess at adding and subtracting, with a little division.

    The Bears have given up 71 points this year.

    The Bears started the season with a pick TD by Cutler, gave up a special teams TD against GB, and gave up a garbage time TD and two point conversion to Orton and the Cowboys, totally 22 points.

    So the starting D has really given up only 49 points.

    The starting D has scored 5 touchdowns, which equals 35 points. That means the starting D have only been outscored by a net of 14 points this year. 14 divided by 5 games comes out to 2.8 points per game.

    How fucking awesome is that? (Doc, are you proud of my complex math skills?)

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    You think YOU'RE excited? Check out this postgame footage of Brad Biggs in the locker room celebrating:

    http://bigredmilkshake.ytmnd.com

  • In reply to Shady:

    Wow, I thought journalists were supposed to remain impartial and objective.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    And here I thought Larry Mayer was the only homer out there...

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    not in chicago when you're fighting for pageviews. These fucking dbags will give blowjobs and or stab in the back to write a piece that no one else has.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Very proud, indeed. But more proud of the D.

  • BTW, haven't seen anything from Murph since before the game started. I wonder if he's still out celebrating somewhere...

  • jeffery to get new xrays on his hand tomorrow at Chicago facility. bears will say more after that. i think, dont know, he broke his pinky and jammed it inward

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He should just cut it off, like Ronnie Lott did.

  • Bad plan for a pass receiver

  • Bears WR Jeffery suffers right hand injury

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Alshon Jeffery will undergo an X-ray on his swollen right hand Monday and the Bears are hopeful the rookie wide receiver is not seriously injured.

    Jeffery left Sunday's game after the first play of the fourth quarter when he got inside position on Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis to score on a 10-yard slant. Mathis had tight coverage, but quarterback Jay Cutler made an accurate throw and Jeffery was taken to the turf upon making the catch.

    Jeffery wore a wrap on his hand when he entered the locker room and tried to downplay the significance of the injury.

    "I could have kept playing," he said. "I'm confident it's not serious."

    Jeffery's hand appeared rather swollen. He entered the weekend as the leading rookie wide receiver in the NFL with 12 catches for 164 yards and scored his second touchdown of the season while making one other reception for 10 yards in the game.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1008-bears-bits--20121008,0,7142185.story

  • In reply to Shady:

    Let's hope "Doctor' Jeffrey's diagnosis is accurate. We like "Baby Brandon" a lot.

    Hope it's NOT a case of...

    "Yuppum! Some Sioux and Cheyenne down there, Colonel Custer. But me confident it not serious."

    ---Crow Indian Scout, "Blind-as a-One-Eyed-Buffalo", June 25, 1876.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Baby Brandon!

  • cheeseblow,

    Next week its the Undefeated Texans in Texas on Sunday night.

    good fucking luck with that. and when i say good luck i mean I hope Rodgers dies

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahaha

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Texans will be in Chicago on Sunday night, week 10. The Bears go to San Fran the following Monday.

    Good luck with that, and when I say good luck, I mean I hope Rogers dies.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    That first hal had

    "MONDAY NIGHT HANGOVER"

    written all over it.

    Win or not, that scheduling sucked.

    Fortunately, so do the Jags.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    we were averaging 6.5 yards a carry and controlled the ball on offense and dominated on defense. There was no hangover. Just because it wasn't 24-3 in the first half doesn't mean the Bears weren't in control. At no time during that half did I feel like we weren't going to destroy that team after some adjustments.

  • Tillman is a better corner than Leslie Frazier or Mike Richardson and i cant come up with a better corner in history, better than Vasher when he was pro bowl

  • Honorable mention to old-timers, Joe Taylor, Dave "Weasel' Whitsell and Bennie McRae.
    Of note, the '63 squad recorded 36 interceptions ina 14 game season then add 5 more of Hall-of-Famer, Y.A. Tittle in the Championship game just for fun.

    41 picks in 15 games.

    THAT, boys and girls is INSANE!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    with all due respect, the forward pass had just been instituted in '62

  • Jesus...

    [snip]
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A suburban Chicago man in Jacksonville for the Chicago Bears game was stabbed to death inside a local bar early Sunday morning.

    William Christopher Pettry, 42, of Lake Villa, Ill., was stabbed at Fionn MacCool's, an Irish restaurant and bar, at the Jacksonville Landing area, and later pronounced dead, according to a news release from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Jacksonville resident Matthew Hinson, 28, was arrested for the crime...
    [snip]

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/8476613/chicago-bears-fan-stabbed-death-jacksonville-bar

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I thought that said William Perry ....

  • That first half had

    "MONDAY NIGHT HANGOVER"

    Written all over it.

    Win or not, that scheduling sucks.

    Fortunately, so do the Jags.

    Jay Culter sends his love, MJD, you little tweety hypocrite!

    Take your lousy 59 (?) yards and stick it where the sun don't shine.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I predicted two pick sixes and that MJD wouldn't average 4.9 yards (he got 4.7). Do I get a shot at that Wheaties box or what?

  • Who are the Packers blaming for the loss this week...it's never their fault...god forbid...

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    We thank the Packers for this week's edition of "Comic Relief".

    I BELIEVE you have to go back to before Lombardi to find them blowing an 18 point half-time lead.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    If that darn Coach Pagano hadn't gotten leukemia we would have beat 'em. How does that sound?

  • Bear down, chicago bears! Wooh-hoo! All aboard.

    "Tillman said he was thinking about a former Bears ballhawk as he ran toward the end zone.

    "Mike Brown was on my mind as I was running," he said. "Because he was the king of returns, in my opinion, setting up blocks and things like that. 'What would he do? OK, run, cut it back, come back to their sidelines,' and they did a great job setting up the blocks."

    Briggs scored his touchdown, also 36 yards, with about eight minutes left in the game to make it 34-3.

    "I know they know how important it is to take the ball away, but after a while, you see one guy doing it and you want to join in on that action," Smith said."

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/8476436/truths-starting-add-chicago-bears

  • If you want some good ole fashion Schadenfreude, just follow the link and read the comments.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/47406/colts-30-packers-27

  • "In five games, Cutler has three very good ones, one mediocre one and one awful one. He has seven touchdowns and seven interceptions, a 57.7 completion percentage and a 78.7 rating. Anyone who says he's been rock solid is lying. But with a defense playing at this level and room to improve, Cutler can be the Cutler we've been waiting for. But it will come down to Cutler and Marshall connecting."

    Says it all. Spin it how you want but Cutty's not suddenly going to become an accurate passer. And I don't think I've ever seen him throw a rainbow thus far. Bradford and the young uns are throwing them....

  • "Jay Cutler targeted Brandon Marshall 17 times on Sunday, who caught 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. Marshall's 17 targets were his most in a game since Week 3 of 2010, when he (as a Dolphin) caught 10-of-17 targets for 166 yards and a touchdown in a 31-23 loss to the Jets.
    The Bears sent four or fewer pass rushers on 15-of-19 dropbacks in the first half and 13-of-17 dropbacks in the second half. Though he faced added pressure at about the same small rate, Gabbert was horrible over the final two quarters after a competent opening half. Gabbert threw a pair of touchdowns against added pressure in the second half- to the Bears.
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    The Jaguars sent four or fewer rushers on 29 of Jay Cutler's 39 attempts, and Cutler largely kept his throws short (23 of his 29 throws under 10 yards downfield against four or fewer rushers). The results were positive for Jacksonville, but the Jaguars were burned when sending extra pass rushers after Cutler. Cutler threw seven of his 10 attempts at least 10 yards downfield and connected for both of his passing touchdowns against added pressure.
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    The Bears sent four or fewer pass rushers on 28 of Blaine Gabbert's 33 dropbacks Sunday (84.8 percent). Gabbert completed just 13-of-26 passes for 130 yards with two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns) and two sacks (one fumbled and recovered by the Bears). Entering Week 5 the Bears led the NFL in interceptions and sacks when sending four or fewer pass rushers.'

    ESPN Stats & Information

  • This is good news for Opposing defenses. The Packers closed Marshall down - and Cutty homes in on him so often that he's in danger of falling into John Elway-like stats. Keeps the play alive long enough to throw an interception. Tice looks like he only runs the ball because he has to.

  • I hate to say this--not for the sentiment, but because I'm superstitious--but I hereby crown the Packers' season (thus far) a Discount Double Choke!

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