Monthly Archives: October 2009

Bears acquire DE Gaines Adams from Buccaneers

October 17th, 2009 - 7:40 am

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 defensive line by acquiring defensive [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Falcons

October 16th, 2009 - 8:07 am

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 and has barely been touched [...]

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The Depth Chart: 2009 Week 6 Power Rankings

October 14th, 2009 - 7:01 pm

(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 to fry this week against [...]

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

October 13th, 2009 - 8:43 pm

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 6′s Sunday night matchup, the [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears Bye (10.11.09)

October 12th, 2009 - 11:28 am

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 upcoming opponents on the Bears’ [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 5

October 10th, 2009 - 5:29 pm

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 were the four games that [...]

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The Depth Chart: 2009 Week 5 Power Rankings

October 6th, 2009 - 6:18 pm

(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 team in my estimation. 2. [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Lions (10.04.09)

October 5th, 2009 - 5:04 pm

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 having listened to Bears talk [...]

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Lions (10.04.09)

October 4th, 2009 - 2:59 pm

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 the Vikings and Packers, against [...]

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Halftime Thoughts: Bears vs. Lions (10.04.09)

October 4th, 2009 - 12:42 pm

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 had about all I can [...]

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