Monthly Archives: October 2008

Bears’ dilemma: Peterson or Berrian?

October 16th, 2008 - 1:35 pm

In a perfect world, the Bears would enter Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and handle them as easily as they did the Detroit Lions two weeks ago. The Bears defense held the Lions to 54 yards rushing and 131 [...]

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The Depth Chart: Week 7

October 15th, 2008 - 8:01 pm

My power rankings for the NFL. High Five 1. Tennessee Titans (5-0) They may not be the most talented team in the league, but they’re definitely one of the most complete. A top notch defense with a solid running game [...]

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Whistling a different tune?

October 15th, 2008 - 4:52 pm

Just two days ago, Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh was already saying the Bears might regret blowing the game against Atlanta because it might cost them the playoffs. Today, he writes that of the three teams tied in the NFC North [...]

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Bears plummet in rankings after loss to Atlanta

October 15th, 2008 - 1:23 pm

The Chicago Bears took a massive hit in national power rankings this week after their 22-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The longest fall was 10 spots in ESPN’s rankings. ESPN Last week: 10 This week: 20 Explanation: The Bears [...]

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Cowboys acquire WR Williams from Lions

October 14th, 2008 - 5:43 pm

It’s a move often seen in baseball, but seldom done in football: a contending team acquires a player at the trading deadline whom it hopes will help put them over the top. The Dallas Cowboys did just that with the [...]

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Metcalf suspended four games

October 13th, 2008 - 4:23 pm

Reserve offensive lineman Terrence Metcalf was suspended by the league for four games Monday for violating the league’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances. Metcalf, who was hurt in the preseason and lost his starting job to Josh Beekman, [...]

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Bears fans: Now is no time for panic

October 13th, 2008 - 11:34 am

The Bears dropped a heartbreaking, 22-20, loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, a game they could have won, before they were supposed to lose, before they should have won. Huh? Simply put, this was a game the Bears could [...]

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Bears-Falcons postgame thoughts

October 12th, 2008 - 3:19 pm

Ouch. That one stings. And the worst thing about it, too, is that yet again, for the third time this season, the Bears gave away a game in which they had a fourth quarter lead. This time, it was a [...]

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Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer during Falcons game

October 12th, 2008 - 2:53 pm

Jeff Joniak: “You know, they’ve got the mascot underneath the goal posts saying ‘no good’, it’s confusing me.” Tom Thayer: “Watch the guys in the black and white stripes, not the one wearing the parrot head.” -Paraphrasing an exchange between [...]

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Bears-Falcons halftime thoughts

October 12th, 2008 - 1:41 pm

Things do not look good for the Bears right now. The Bears are doing exactly what they planned on doing, which is stop the run and make Matt Ryan beat them. And right now, Ryan is doing just that. I [...]

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