Monthly Archives: October 2009

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bengals

October 23rd, 2009 - 9:43 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Shut down Cedric Benson Benson has certainly revived his career in Cincinnati after a disappointing three-year stint with the Bears. He currently is the third leading [...]

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The Depth Chart: 2009 Week 7 Power Rankings

October 22nd, 2009 - 2:31 pm

(Previous Rank; Previous Result; Rank Change) 1. Indianapolis Colts (No. 2; Bye; Up 1) The Colts had a bye week but moved into the top spot by virtue of the Giants losing big to the Saints. The Colts should roll [...]

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Cutler-Orton comparisons silly and pointless

October 21st, 2009 - 8:30 am

Kyle Orton has his team on a six-game winning streak with the help of a strong defense that has allowed a league-low 66 points this year — 11 points per game. At this rate, the Broncos’ defense will finish with [...]

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Bears give Cutler 2-year extension

October 21st, 2009 - 7:26 am

Jay Cutler has shown enough promise with his new team that the Bears rewarded him with a two-year contract extension to keep him in Chicago through the 2013 season. Through five games this year, Cutler is ranked No. 16 in [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Falcons (10.18.09)

October 19th, 2009 - 8:43 am

If there is one positive that can be taken from the loss to the Falcons, it’s that the Bears still had a chance to win a turnover- and mistake-filled game. The Bears now have two losses on the season, and [...]

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Falcons (10.18.09)

October 18th, 2009 - 9:46 pm

I think the best way to sum up tonight’s loss to the Falcons is that the Bears failed in all three phases of the game. They got an “F” for every subject on the report card. Special teams: bad. Offense: [...]

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Game Breakdown: Bears at Falcons (10.18.09)

October 18th, 2009 - 10:17 am

Bears offense vs. Falcons defense If the Bears are to win this game and get some vindication, they’ll need to rely on this matchup getting them there. The Falcons are a good team, but it’s their defense that is their [...]

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Gaines Swap: TE Gaines released to make room for DE Adams

October 17th, 2009 - 3:41 pm

Tight end Michael Gaines was released Saturday to make room for defensive end Gaines Adams, who was acquired via trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. Gaines was the fourth tight end on the roster and was never used.

Bears GM Jerry Angelo on DE Gaines Adams

October 17th, 2009 - 3:36 pm

“He’s prototypical of what we look for in a defensive end, particularly on the right side.” -Bears general manager Jerry Angelo on new acquisition, defensive end Gaines Adams. Angelo’s statement could have two separate meanings. The first, that Adams now [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 6

October 17th, 2009 - 2:31 pm

I seem to be making a habit out of 4-loss weeks. Aside from that Week 2 .500 mark that I recorded, every week I’ve been fortunate to have just 4 losses. In Week 5, I missed on Cincinnati’s upset over [...]

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