Month: October 2009

Bears acquire DE Gaines Adams from Buccaneers

Posted in News and Rumors on October 17, 2009 at 7:40 am by

The Chicago Bears made a move before the NFL’s Tuesday trade deadline and it was not for disgruntled wide receiver Terrell Owens, as was the unsubstantiated speculation this past week. The Bears instead bolstered their […] Read the full article »

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Falcons

Posted in News and Rumors on October 16, 2009 at 8:07 am by

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Put constant pressure on Matt Ryan Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked twice by the Miami Dolphins in the season opener […] Read the full article »

The Depth Chart: 2009 Week 6 Power Rankings

Posted in News and Rumors on October 14, 2009 at 7:01 pm by

(Previous Rank; Previous Result; Rank Change) 1. New York Giants (No. 1; W, 44-7 vs. Oak; No Change) Kind of a tune-up game for the Giants last week against the Raiders. They’ve got bigger fish […] Read the full article »

Bears will need to rely on Cutler, breaks to beat Falcons

Posted in News and Rumors on October 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm by

Sometimes the NFL schedule makers hit the mark when it comes to scheduling prime time games on national television. Other times they miss, and occasionally badly. As it pertains to the Bears-Falcons game in Week […] Read the full article »

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears Bye (10.11.09)

Posted in News and Rumors on October 12, 2009 at 11:28 am by

While I’d still prefer to watch a Bears game on a Sunday afternoon rather than channel surf — or Internet watch — the bye week allowed us to keep an eye on some of the […] Read the full article »

2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 5

Posted in Predictions on October 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm by

I was pleased to record my third 4-loss mark of the season in Week 4. Jacksonville’s head-scratching 37-17 thumping of Tennessee, Denver’s victory over Dallas, Miami’s win over Buffalo, and the Patriots’ victory against Baltimore […] Read the full article »

The Depth Chart: 2009 Week 5 Power Rankings

Posted in News and Rumors on October 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm by

(Previous Rank; Previous Result; Rank Change) 1. New York Giants (No. 1; W, 27-16 vs. KC; No Change) An injury to Eli Manning may slow the team down a bit, but they’re still the best […] Read the full article »

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Lions (10.04.09)

Posted in News and Rumors on October 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm by

I apologize for the tardiness of this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback. But the extra time has allowed me to formulate my thoughts more concisely, plus, it has given me some more topics to discuss after […] Read the full article »

Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Lions (10.04.09)

Posted in News and Rumors on October 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm by

I spewed enough venom during halftime about the first half performance of the defense, so I’ll reserve judgment on them for now. I will say this much, though: If they intend on keeping pace with […] Read the full article »

Halftime Thoughts: Bears vs. Lions (10.04.09)

Posted in News and Rumors on October 4, 2009 at 12:42 pm by

I typically reserve my comments for after the game, but occasionally the need to vent at halftime arises, and this is one of those occasions. It’s only the fourth game of the season and I’ve […] Read the full article »