Reverend's Rant, Picks Contest & Sunday Selections

Reverend's Rant, Picks Contest & Sunday Selections

I'm off to Chicago. I'll be in Section 108 Sunday, taunting the Seahawks bench.

Picks Contest:

(Home Team in CAPS)

CHICAGO -3.5 Seattle

To read my game preview, including my prediction of a 20-13 Bears win, click here.

GREEN BAY -8 Minnesota

Huge game for both teams. If Minnesota loses their playoff hopes are essentially down the drain without a miracle table run. If Green Bay loses they are thrust head first into the wild card field and would actually have a tricky tiebreaker situation with a certain club in Seattle. I think Green Bay routs em. Packers 38, Vikings 14

San Francisco -7.5 ST. LOUIS

Have we ever seen so precipitous a kicker decline as David Akers? Last year Akers was the best kicker in football, making everything including the Pro Bowl. This year he's Doug Brien.  Niners 21, Rams 10

NEW YORK JETS -4.5 Arizona

You see Ryan Lindley play against the Rams? Jets don't need Fireman Ed for this one.  Jets 17, Cardinals 6

Carolina -3 KANSAS CITY

With the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select... Panthers 27, Chiefs 16

DETROIT -4.5 Indianapolis

Here's how you know a team is poorly coached. Every week when you're looking at the slate of games you say, "You know Detroit should win this game. But they won't." Well Detroit should win this game. And I say they do in what might end up being the most entertaining game of the day. #SchwartzStrong  Lions 33, Colts 30

BUFFALO -5.5 Jacksonville

I can't quit the Bills. Fighting Chans 17, Henne & Co. 14

New England -7 MIAMI

The unit to watch in the NFL over the final five weeks is the Pats pass defense. If they can move from 29th in the league to say...20th or so...I think this team has a good shot to make the Super Bowl. Pats 28, Dolphins 14

Houston -6 TENNESSEE

Can't figure out why this line isn't higher. Texans are one of the best teams in football and I personally witnessed the Bears drop a 50 spot on the Titans in Nashville. Texans 51, Titans 22

DENVER -7 Tampa Bay

Points. Lot of points. I'm not quite on board with the surging Denver defense yet. Broncos 40, Bucs 37

Cincinnati -1.5 SAN DIEGO

Oh, who cares. One of the Teams 17, The Other Team 14

DALLAS -10 Philadelphia

Great job, NFL and NBC. Just keep forcing this grotesque Eagles thing down our throats until we vomit. If you ever doubted the value the networks place on having Dallas in prime time, this should put those doubts to rest. Cowboys 106, Eagles 12

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  • First to say Russell Wilson will be looking confused and Marshawn Lynch will be looking frustrated by 2:00 Sunday afternoon.

    And "JAY CUTLER IS MY BOYFRIEND!!!!!!"

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Wow....I don't even know how to comment "that" about your boyfriend....not that there is anything wrong with that......

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    The way frisco ran on us...Lynch is a worry. Sure Peterson didn't do much vs us last week but that's because the vikings didn't use him enough and then it was too late when they did. Wilson is OK but you shut down Lynch we win this game. If not it's going to be a fist fight.

    Bears - 27
    Hawks - 17

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    San Fran's running game is much different than Seattle's. Lynch runs like a slower version of Peterson and doesn't hit the holes as fast as Gore and their blocking schemes. i predict pain.

    Bears 27
    Hawks 13

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Russell Wilson can be studly, we all know about Lynch. Tough game.

  • I second that remark on the Eagles!

  • Lach fined $17,750 for that bulshit horsecollar on A.P. wtf?

  • Carolina -3

  • DON"T LET ME DOWN RIVERA!

  • Anybody know if Breezus exchanged pleasantries with the grounds crew yesterday? Probably not. How else do you explain 5 picks?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    If anybody ticked off a grounds crew this season, its probably Russell Wilson. They turned the sprinklers on him when he played Miami.

    Second place goes to our own Robby Gould, who said that he might consider playing for another team in contract talks if they don't improve the playing surface.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    That was pretty lame on Gould's part. I guess when he missed that shortie the other week the place where they spotted the kick had about a 4" dropoff from the adjacent turf. Maybe after all the injuries this year they will reconsider Field Turf.

  • Carolina.

  • Does anyone have the slightest clue on all the teams that I have picked so far? lol

    Forgive me if I slip away.

  • Cincinnati -1.5

  • denver

  • I have a comment and if I offend some of you I apologize in advance.

    Fantasy Football is ruining the world. It creates fake employment for thousands of fucking nerdballs who never played. It perpetuates some of the worst fucking football related comments/logic I've ever heard. It has now made it's way onto actual foobtall shows and poisons actual commentary on the goal of the game which is to fucking win.

    Case and point, if you were an average QB, didn't have a great arm, had to be covered for by your team and you didn't throw 5 picks a game you were a game manager.

    Nowadays, when you don't throw for 400yds/game because your running backs don't suck cock and you actually have a balanced offense and win games you are a game manager because you don't win points in Fantasy Fucking Football. Super. Fucking. Gay.

    Stafford and Romo are Fantasy Football darlings and their teams suck cock and never go anywhere.

  • take that piping hot fuck you pizza and gobble it down trick ass mark.

  • and shove that pizza down with your penis and mustard and hammy sammich you deviant rugmunching packer troll pillow biter

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You guys make me laugh. Johnny I've got to agree with ya about FF. No offense but I feel the same way about video games. Oh well, I'm an old fart.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Me too Canada. Fantasy football is gay. Video games are ruining kids. My kids play them so I am a bit of a hypocrite here. I have to watch their minutes and kick them off all the time. Its like Crack.Madden has made my son more knowledgeable than most youth football coaches though. Silver lining right?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm off of video games after the weekend. I agree that it is total bullshit.

  • Yeah, and I'm quitting drinking beer after the weekend.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    SC, I mean truly mean it, the Modern Warfare 3 game that we are all addicted to has a little counter that tracks how much time you spend playing. Let's just say that I could have gotten half of a graduate degree in Finance done over the last year with the time I spent after 10pm playing that stupid game.

    So....that's exactly what i'm doing. I just signed up for the courses. Bang bang.

  • Damn. Thats a big deal. Nice.

  • Cool - good for you, and I really mean it. Your health will probably get a boost too if you end up getting more/better sleep.

  • I used to feel the same way about Fantasy. It annoyed the hell out of me that the games ran that little ticker-tape of stats at the bottom of the screen, or even more obvious, ran fantasy leaders.

    But then I gave it a shot (thanks to this blog, actually). And it's fun. As with anything else, it's just a matter of how you play. Obviously if you're rooting for Rodgers to score since he's your starting QB, to me, that's not fun.

    But if you draft guys you like and root for, then it's fun. I like T-rich. I drafted him in the two Bears league. He's the only reason anyone outside the dog pound watches Brown's games. Why would anyone want to watch that MNF game between the Panthers and Eagles? Fantasy.

    Not only that, but I enjoy the analysis FF "experts" give (not all of them). For instance, why did CJ fall off a cliff? I read some good experts who broke it down, and said it was not his fault, but his o-line. Took it a step further and said that against specific Ds, he performs better. Keep in mind this was when he was sucking. Lo and behold, his Oline gelled and he's running wild now.

    Same analysis with Stafford. Why did he "suck" at the start of the season, then started throwing for 400 yds? Well, everyone said mechanics, but the FF guys said it was more about drops. Stafford suffered because his WRs not named Mega dropped balls (in case you're wondering, the Bears also lead the league with drops).

    As long as you don't confuse Fantasy with Reality (good rule in general), I don't think watching real football and rooting for your FF team are mutually exclusive. Anyone who thinks Romo or Vick are better QBs than Cutler or even Schaub because of scheme are idiots anyone, Fantasy or not.

    I'll give you another reason. Last year when the Bears were Hanied, the lone thing I looked forward to was my FF team.

    The whole argument that it ruins football - I don't get. I don't really gamble, but some say that gambling takes all the fun out of football too, for the same reasons, and I don't really get that either.

    I see a lot of folks on this blog picking the Pack, Lions, Viking, Eagles, and other hated teams for the weekly contest, but hey, if that's what they consider fun, so be it.

    I like Fantasy, and I still love football. Go figure.

  • Now I will bid adieu and play PS3 in skinny jeans while jamming Bieber...

  • it's tough hearing guys talk about owning other guys, calling them pussies or bums when they don't perform in FF, etc.

    There is something about it that just doesn't sit right with me. Some piece calling a physical specimen that has devoted his life to being the best a bum or a joke, etc.

    The dedication that it takes to become a pro football player is unimaginable and that is why they do what they do and we all do what we all do.

  • 4ever85 nailed it.

    But I ask you Johnny, what's the difference between you calling them pussies and others calling them bums?

    I agree about respecting them but I don't see the difference in what they or you do.

  • Artoo, i've never called a pro athlete a pussy, a coward, a bum, etc. These are super humans that do things that normal below average critics could never do.

    I don't know where you are getting that from.

  • now I have called some of them pieces of shit, but that's pretty much when they rape, kill, beat, lie, cheat or steal.

    I would call you the same thing if you did those things.

    If you however, devoted your entire life to your craft, ran a 4.5 40yd dash as a 250lb LB, had a 38 inch vertical and could play games with sprained ligaments, chipped bones, semi concussions, etc you'd have my respect even if you weren't my fantasy hero.

  • I'm not trying to go anywhere with it. I thought I read a few post about you calling a player a pussy or something in a few of your rants

    Rodgers is probably a douchebag but his first 5 NFL starting seasons are amazing and it's more amazing when you see that he has no running game or oline. I'm sure you called him a pussy or something at least once or twice.

    I guess my whole point is.. I don't see the difference in FF people or you.

  • my recommendation for you is to check your sources. Thinking and knowing are two different things.

  • From what I've seen of "actual football shows" and "actual commentary," I would think fantasy football would fit right in.

  • Just read Titus Young, the kitties WR might be on his way out. He got sent home due to intentionally lining up incorrectly on various plays during the previous game. Apparently he was mad about something. WOW! When the kitties give up on ya for being a loose cannon ... Also, the kitties DC Gunther Cunningham was sticking up for Suh and being his normal dumbass self. No wonder the kitties are so Jeckyll and Hyde.

  • I was just looking at the NFL standings and only the 49ers (155) have allowed less points than the Bears (175). And although it's skewed by all the defensive TDs, only eight teams have scored more points. In fact, the Bears have actually scored four more points (277) than the Packers (273). And barring any late season meltdowns or major injuries, I think with the exception of the NFCN, all the other division winners are pretty much foregone conclusions. If everyone on the Bears who is currently healthy stays that way, I'm pretty confident the Bears can beat the Packers in a couple of weeks....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    For me it depends on how banged up the Fudgies are when we play them. If Gay Thor, Woodson and a few others are still out, we've got a good shot. Otherwise, not very confident.


  • Here's how you know a team is poorly coached. Every week when you're looking at the slate of games you say, "You know Detroit should win this game. But they won't."

    Schwartz is this generation's Jerry Glanville.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good comparison. I don't remember Glanville's teams being dirty just unable to stop anyone.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Was he not the coach when he had the Grits Blitz or something like that?

  • That's the guy. They ran the run and shoot offense. They either smoked a team or got smoked. Glanville was "colorful" with the media so they loved him. Once teams figured out their schemes it was all downhill.

  • I don't have a chance of qualifying but I'm gonna keep playing until the whistle blows:

    Cincinnati -1.5

  • Houston

  • Jacksonville

  • New England-

  • unrelated.

    does anyone have a link to the allen hit on louis? i've been looking for it, but all i find are articles where jared says he's sorry while cornholing his cousin. also found this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ8A7lfDUQU

    but there's gotta be something better.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Found it. It makes me sad. It makes me mad. Glad we play them next week.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000100395/Lance-Louis-injured-on-Jared-Allen-block

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Here's an animated gif of the hit (2nd link is same gif, embedded @ csn chi, in case 1st link doesn't work):

    http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jared-allen-hit-11-25-12.gif

    http://www.csnchicago.com/football-chicago-bears/bears-talk/Vikings-Allen-fined-for-hit-on-Louis?blockID=807259&feedID=10330

  • Eagles +10

  • Did we discuss this yet? Cutler fined 10K for taunting Jefferson. wft?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000103224/article/chicago-bears-jay-cutler-fined-10k-by-nfl-for-taunt

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Yep...EW and bullshit!!!!!!!!

    Goodfukell thinks it got to close to the players helmut

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    And almost concussed him.

  • Carolina

  • Green Bay, I hate rooting for the Piss and the Puke

  • The NFL has gone off the deep end on fines for every single hit, action on the field, penalty.

    I can see fining people for brutal illegal helmet shots but now they are fining guys for routine penalties in the game like facemasks, late hits, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties......all of which were called penalties in the game.

    That's fucked up. You're fucking with a guy's livlihood because he accidentally grabs a guys facemask on a play?

  • I was thinking the same thing.. Next thing you know they will fine holding penalties

  • What a smarmy little worm Rick Reilly is. You may remember him as the 11-time winner of the National Sportswriter of the Year award, or as the guy who called Jay Cutler a "miscreant" for growing-up a Bears fan and being contemptuous of smarmy little worms like Rick Reilly.

    Here's Rick Reilly, caught on tape asking Stu Scott to give him credit for breaking the Ben Roethlissberger injury story on Twitter. Stu Scott naturally obliges.

    http://deadspin.com/5960039/rick-reilly-tells-stu-scott-to-credit-him-for-breaking-roethlisberger-shoulder-injury-news-as-espn-inadvertently-airs-its-own-sausage-production?tag=Media-Meltdowns

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    When you wrote 11 time winner of National Sportswriter of the year, I did a double take and had to look it up myself. I couldn't believe it. The award goes to:

    The purpose of this organization is to recognize the sportscasters and sportswriters of the United States[1] for their leadership, devotion, contributions in developing integrity of character, sportsmanship, and physical fitness among both the youth and the adults of this and other nations.

    Are you fucking kidding me? How the hell has this guy won anything? ESPN ran Reilly's 3 minute hit piece on Cutler two weeks in a row on their pre-game show. It was beyond stupid. I foolishly ordered ESPN insider one year and got their stupid magazine along with it. I could not read Reilly's bullshit after about 2 weeks. After a month, I just threw that rag in the garbage like it was junk mail.

  • From the 2011 schedule of league fines [20k-40k safety violation fines]:

    http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/bob-smiziks-blog/30338-details-of-nfl-fines-dicipline
    .....................................
    [snip]
    Player Safety Rules and/or Flagrant Personal Foul
    Note: Suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation
    [snip]

    Spearing: $20k-$40k
    Impermissible Use of the Helmet (inc. launching): $20k-$40k
    Hit on Defenseless Player: $20k-$40k
    Blindside Block: $20k-$40k

    [snip]
    .......................................

    So, what was it about Jared Allen's hit on Lance Louis that made the NFL decide it was a low-level ($21K vs 40K) offense? The fact that no superstars were injured on the play? Jared Allen's rep as a clean player (lol)?

  • Holy shit...

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000103413/article/kansas-city-chiefs-player-fatally-shoots-himself-police-say

  • Crazy! They have to be shaken up as a team.

  • What an asshole. Kills his baby's mother, drives to thank his coaches, then offs himself.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I can't disagree. You know he was completely out of his mind when he did all this. It's always so sad. You just wish when this happens they would reverse the order. It would save a lot of suffering.

  • That's some B.S. Then there's talk about cancelling the Chiefs game, which is even more BS. I remember when Sean Taylor got murdered while pretty much defending his girlfriend (who was hiding under the bed) from home invaders, and they didn't cancel the game for him, and he was more of a man then that murderer ever was.

    They'll probably give a "moment of silence" to that murderer too. Imagine how pissed you'd be if someone shot your sister, cousin, niece, and then the NFL gives the killer a "moment of silence". Fuck that.

  • Umm, when the coach & GM are eyewitnesses to one of their players committing suicide, I don't think it's BS to consider cancelling/forfeiting the game.

    My buddy is a cop and was first on-scene to a suicide--I mean, he was the only cop there when the guy offed himself. My buddy is emotionally tough as nails, and he was wrecked for the better part of a week.

    So I think being a coach (and not a guy who carries a gun for a living) and witnessing one of your players (and not a stranger) commit suicide... well, frankly, I'm surprised Crennel will be coaching.

  • I'm not banging the drum for gun control but this happens when there are guns in the house. If someone goes completely out of their mind it's just too easy to do this stuff. Same with concealed carry. 2 guys get in a pissing match on the road and someone ends up dead. I don't know the answer to the gun issue in the States. There are so many there already it's too late to control. I really don't understand all the States making it easier to have a concealed carry permit/license. I've hunted and shot guns since I was 10 and my dad had a half dozen handguns. I loved shooting them and felt very secure in my home. But why would you want to carry one? If you're that worried about going someplace maybe you shouldn't be going there. It's just too easy to lose your temper and finish a confrontation.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

    Now think of all the stupid stuff we did when we were young and drunk, and add a few concealed guns into the scene with all parties. Not good.

  • I did take a gun to a keg party when I was about 20 and we were crashing a HS kegger. I got the heads up some guys were going to kick our asses so I made sure the odds were in our favor. The party got busted by the cops and we stole a full keg of beer. I lived with 6 other guys and a couple of us were banging HS chicks. Fun Times!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Considering the crowd I ran with at that age, the shenanigans we were involved in and my access to them, I'm surprised I never brought a gun along. It just never occurred to me to do that. I did manage to make some pretty mean pipe bombs though. The trick is to use pistol powder rather than the stuff for rifles as it burns faster hence a much better bang...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    My brother-in-law at the time used to make pipe bombs out of black powder (I think because it was safer). We used to take them out to a public hunting ground and have fun. Probably not a great idea.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I had a crazy friend burn most of his face in a pipe bomb accident. When I was about 14-15 me and friends got jumped by a rival school after we kicked their ass in wrestling. They jumped us as we were walking to the bus, even throwing bricks though the windows after we finally took off. They had us about 3-4 to one. So we challenged them to a rumble. On the walk there, drinking whiskey and smoking, we picked up a buddy who decided to wear a trench coat with a loaded sawed-off shotgun. That made me a little nervous. Then when we got to crazy pipe bomb guys house, right by the alley where the fight is going down, and he has a big chest loaded with brass knuckles, pipes, chains, etc. When the pussy gangsters showed up in a few vans, we just charged at them after they got out. Not one punch was thrown, and we were never bothered again. I'm really glad nothing happened that day. It could have been crazy fucked up.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My father is a lifetime member of the NRA and one of my childhood chores was reloading target ammo and cleaning his minor arsenal so I've been around guns for most of my life as well. The Armed Citizen column in the NRA's American Rifleman magazine was great bathroom reading too. However, at the risk of being a buzzkill for all those law-abiding responsible, gun owning citizens out there, I'd be completely happy if gun ownership was resricted to muzzle loaders, the same type that were around when the Second Amendment was written. I can't think of one good reason why any individual needs semi-autos, autos or speed loaders. This "right to bear arms" thing has been taken to extremes I'm sure the founding fathers had no intention of seeing. Unfortunately, a few bad apples are going to spoil it for everyone else as the stakes are just too high...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    My litmus test about any gun incident is to ask two questions:

    1) Would looser gun control laws have made the situation better or worse?

    2) Would stricter gun control laws have made the situation better or worse?

    It's pretty rare that I can realistically say that more guns would mean less bloodshed.

    And I'm a gun owner (Beretta 92FS).

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I agree. Neither side of the political spectrum has any intention of pissing off the gun lobby. Same for oil, AMA, drug co., etc. Way too much money floating around.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    When the 2nd Amendment was written, the primary armament of soldiers of various governments were muzzle loaded muskets.

    Given that the primary purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to allow the people a defense against their government, limiting us to single shot weapons would be a betrayal of the original intent.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm not sure how the following could be interpreted as a defense against the government although plenty do:

    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

    Back then, militias (comprised of individuals who were not part of the organized s standing army) were necessary to supplement the armed forces of a weal central government, not oppose it.

    And realistically Dave, if the Government wants you, they'll get you, even if you're sitting in an M1 Abrams tank. I suppose if the Second Amendment is about allowing an individual protection against his own government then theoretically, we should have the right to own nuclear weapons or any other WMD...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I sorta agree that the 2nd amendment CAN be interpreted as a citizen's right to defend himself against his own government.

    The problem is, if the U.S. Government ever does go "Nazis" like in that Twilight Zone episode, the very FIRST action they're gonna take is to seize all the weapon's manufacturers. Hell, they may not even have to. The "NRA" would probably end up on the side of rogue government because it's more profitable.

    In that scenario, we'd be like the Afghans trying to blow up tanks and jets with AKs imported from sympathetic outlets.

    So even IF the 2nd amendment can stand for protecting U.S. Citizens against threats both foreign and domestic, for practical purposes I don't think it will do much good if our government ever does go "Turner Diaries" on us.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and the homicide rate will likely exceed 500 this year. Anecdote: My Dad worked for about 25 years for a trucking company with about 70 drivers. The bulk of their deliveries were in Chicago and Gary, often times some bad areas. He was one of the only drivers who didn't pack when working in Chicago (he hates guns. At Thanksgiving my Mom told me he still has crazy nightmares from his Vietnam experiences 43 years ago). But he was saved once by a good ol' boy with a big handgun. Some gangbangers were about to kick his ass or worse and steal the contents of this trailer when that guy showed up and scared em off.

    Funny side note. When my Dad thanked the guy and started talking to him, he told a great story. After hooking up a load in Chicago, he went in to do the paperwork and go to the bathroom. When he came out, someone was in his trailer to steal some stuff. He pulled his gun on the guy, then locked him in the trailer. He was on his way to NOLA. About a day and a half later, he let the guy out in the middle of nowhere in Louisiana on some back road. That guy must have been freaked out.

    I went off on some tangents. Like you said, there are way too many guns for gun laws to be effective. It will only hurt law abiding citizens.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Yeah, drugs are also illegal in Chicago, and look at all the crack addicts!

    Obviously, making drugs illegal has turned Chicago into a festering pile of crackheads.

  • I'm all for legalizing most drugs. A lot of lives would be saved.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    If you're rational and not hot-tempered carrying a gun is no big deal. If not, uh-oh. Like Tobi said, the Armed Citizen was always the best part of the NRA mag. I remember reading this at least 40 years ago; a guy tries to break into this older lady's house. She's ironing in the kitchen. As he tries to come through the window she burns him with the iron. He keeps coming and she nails him with soup that was boiling on the stove. He re-groups and she blows his shit away. If I remember she was in her '70's. How nuts was that burgler. Must have been tweaked on something.

  • Jacksonville + 5.5

  • Has anyone picked Jax all year? I most be going senile.

    For my personal reference.

    Sea, Cin, Den, TB, Tenn, Oak, Wash, Chi, Ariz, Indy, Det. (6-5)

  • Anyone else watching the Bama-Georgia game?

    God, I hate Bama - douchbag coach. I guess whoever wins this faces Notre Dame in the championship.

  • Wow, what's going on with Pepp. I know he's always double teamed, and his foot isn't all that, but damn.

    "• The Bears have won five of their last six against NFC opponents.

    • The Bears have lost two consecutive regular-season games to Seattle at Soldier Field.

    • The Bears are 13-1 when Matt Forte rushes for 100 yards or more.

    • Robbie Gould has made 10 consecutive field goals from distances of 50 yards or more dating back to 2010, which is one shy of the NFL record of 11 in a row by Tony Zendejas (1988-93).

    • Julius Peppers has contributed two tackles or fewer in 10 consecutive games. "

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4680724/week-13-nuts-bolts-bears-vs-seahawks

  • What is up, peoples!
    Back in sole possession of first place in the NFCN and a chance to f-ck up Seattle yet again at Soldier Field.
    Oh, and two weeks until the epic tailgate weekend of all time. I am gonna need mucho Tylenol and caffeine.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I hope there are some great stories from that weekend and we get to hear them. Esp if they are embarrassing. Always up for a laugh.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Two Weeks, baby!!!!

  • I WAS going to pick Carolina, but this suicide shit makes this game a total cipher now. KC could come out completely disheartened and get crushed, or fired up and destroy Carolina.

    Either way, I'm sitting this week out again.

    I'm not being a douche and sitting on my lead; I'm just trying to play smart.

    I hope you guys still respect me ::sniffle::

  • No different than running the ball to eat up the clock while sitting on a big fat lead. And no point in running up the score, that's just unsportsmanlike....

  • Oh yeah, murder first. Then suicide...

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    Houston -6

  • The NFL is SUCH a week to week propsition.Not only WHO you play but WHEN you play themm

    Bears ares 13-2 when Cutler starts & finishes.

    Meanwhile the Steelers are 0-6 against the Ravens when Big Ben is sidlined.

    I have NO idea what to expect from a tenuous offensive line reschuffled for the 2nd week in a row.

    Defense had better bring their "A" game.

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  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Awesome.

  • I can't stand Pete Carroll and we owe him one (at least). He runs up and down the field like one of those douchebag cheerleaders. I keep expecting him to throw one of the players in the air or do a flip. Hey Pus Nuts, where's your megaphone??!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I agree. He's an embarrassment to the NFL.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    My favorite part of Madden 13 is that they made Pete Carroll about as fat as Rex Ryan. He's this giant tub of lard on the sidelines with Pete Carroll's face grafted on. It always makes me laugh.

  • NY Jets

  • Carolina -3

  • Well, starting today till the end of the season will tell how hungry the Bears are to be a SB contender and to win the NFC North is gonna take winning all three final games unless the Packers fall flat on their faces..which seems unlikely less Rodgers gets taken out. If it's a tie between us and the Packers would not the Packers take the NFC North cuz they beat us first. Not sure how that works, maybe one of our esteemed experts can enlighten me as to how that works.
    So the real fun begins today....

  • Patriots

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