Monthly Archives: October 2009

2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 8

October 31st, 2009 - 6:00 am

I don’t know what it was about the afternoon games last week, but I really struggled with my picks. I had a great week going with the early games and then when the afternoon games struck, I started missing everything. [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Browns

October 29th, 2009 - 9:57 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Run the football The Browns have the second-worst run defense in the league, allowing 170.6 rushing yards per game. The Bears haven’t been able to run [...]

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The Depth Chart: 2009 Week 8 Power Rankings

October 29th, 2009 - 5:15 pm

(Previous Rank; Previous Result; Rank Change) 1. Indianapolis Colts (No. 1; W, 42-6 vs. Stl; No Change) Continue to cruise with little to no resistance. San Francisco and Houston should be minor speed bumps over the next two weeks, but [...]

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For better or worse, these are your Bears

October 26th, 2009 - 6:00 pm

I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news for those fans that subscribe to the Barack Obama method of handling football affairs, but change will not be coming to Chicago any time soon. Barring a colossal failure of [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Bengals (10.25.09)

October 26th, 2009 - 9:09 am

I spent about a half hour this morning trying to think of a good lede for this column, but nothing came to mind. The Bears’ 45-10 loss to the Bengals was a demoralizing loss, simply put. The problem with such [...]

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Lovie Smith on his team’s first half performance

October 25th, 2009 - 5:43 pm

“We’ve got the momentum going into the locker room.” -FOX sideline reporter Laura Okmin, relaying what Lovie Smith told her at halftime of the Bears’ 45-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 25, 2009. The Bears were down 31-3 [...]

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Bengals (10.25.09)

October 25th, 2009 - 5:11 pm

I don’t have many thoughts to share, so I’ll keep this brief. That was the worst Bears game I can remember seeing. And the only thing worse than seeing the Bears lose 45-10 is losing badly to Cedric Benson, a [...]

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Halftime Thoughts: Bears vs. Bengals (10.25.09)

October 25th, 2009 - 3:48 pm

Wow, let’s start preparing for 2010. That was about the worst performance I can ever remember from a Bears team. Five possessions, five scores for the Bengals. Five possessions, one field goal for the Bears. And two turnovers. Defense: stinks. [...]

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Game Breakdown: Bears at Bengals (10.25.09)

October 25th, 2009 - 9:59 am

Bears offense vs. Bengals defense As odd as it is for you to read it, it’s just as odd for me to type it, but the Bears are riding their offense this season. When the offense fails — as it [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 7

October 24th, 2009 - 9:00 am

I had a rough Week 6 as I finished just barely over the .500 mark. Oakland’s upset over Philadelphia and Buffalo’s upset over the New York Jets were the biggest surprises. The Texans’ and the Broncos’ road victories over the [...]

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