Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bears continue fluctuation in power rankings

November 26th, 2008 - 12:29 pm

When your longest win streak and losing streak is 2 games and you’ve spent most of the season at or near .500, it’s not likely you’ll be fixed in a certain position within any national power rankings. That’s exactly the [...]

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What happened to the two-back system?

November 25th, 2008 - 10:23 pm

The plan was to use two running backs. It’s something Lovie Smith has stressed since he became Bears head coach five years ago. “You need at least two good running backs to make it through a season,” Lovie has said. [...]

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Stakes in Bears-Vikings game raised with Packers loss

November 24th, 2008 - 10:52 pm

Nobody likes to be wrong, but a Packers defeat is a nice consolation prize for my predictions. The Saints beat the Packers at home Monday night, 51-29, and with that, the Packers dropped one game behind the Bears and Vikings [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 12

November 24th, 2008 - 10:27 am

It’s victory Monday in Chicago after the Bears routed the Rams, 27-3, but I’m already focusing my attention on this week’s showdown with the Vikings. I will spend a few minutes talking about the Rams game, though, beginning with the [...]

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Bears-Rams postgame thoughts

November 23rd, 2008 - 3:21 pm

I don’t mean to be the buzzkill here, but today’s 27-3 victory over the Rams was hardly impressive. It was to be expected. And I think it’s important that Bears fans keep that in perspective as we head into a [...]

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Manning to return kickoffs, Hester punts

November 23rd, 2008 - 10:39 am

Danieal Manning will return kickoffs today against St. Louis and Devin Hester will be relegated to punt return duties, Bears coach Lovie Smith confirmed on Bears GameDay Live on FOX. On the offensive front, wide receiver Brandon Rideau is active [...]

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Breakdown of Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams

November 22nd, 2008 - 10:52 pm

Bears offense vs. Rams defense There are two ways to look at last week’s loss to the Packers when it comes to judging how this offense performed. The first is to blame the lack of production on Kyle Orton’s bum [...]

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Rideau activated, Miller placed on IR

November 22nd, 2008 - 1:57 pm

The Bears on Saturday activated wide receiver Brandon Rideau from the practice squad and placed veteran offensive tackle Fred Miller on injured reserve, effectively ending his season, and likely career, with the team. Rideau has spent most of his four-year [...]

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Week 12 predictions

November 22nd, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Philadelphia’s tie vs. Cincinnati, Rian Lindell’s missed field against Cleveland, and my failed upset pick of the Chiefs over the Saints put a damper on my Week 11 predictions. This week’s Thursday night game should be a lock, but come [...]

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Three Bears out for Sunday

November 22nd, 2008 - 1:14 am

The Bears released their injury report on Friday and three players were listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Rams. Wide receiver Marty Booker (knee), linebacker Darrell McClover (hamstring), and offensive tackle Fred Miller (shoulder), will not dress this [...]

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