Monthly Archives: December 2009

Schadenfreude, anyone? Packers lose to Steelers

December 20th, 2009 - 7:23 pm

When your team is bad and you can hardly stomach watching the game, your next favorite team to watch is the one playing against the Bears’ hated division rivals. The last few minutes of the Packers-Steelers game were quite enjoyable …

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Ravens (12.20.09)

December 20th, 2009 - 6:57 pm

Six to one.  No, that wasn’t the final score of the Bears-Ravens game.  That was the turnover ratio, heavily favoring the victorious Ravens.  When you turn over the ball that many times, you can’t expect to win, and the Bears …

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Game Breakdown: Bears at Ravens (12.20.09)

December 20th, 2009 - 10:46 am

Bears offense vs. Ravens defense The Ravens have used the same formula to win games for much of the franchise’s existence in Baltimore. They want to run the football and play great defense and that’s exactly what has worked for …

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 15

December 19th, 2009 - 3:40 pm

After going 12-1 in the early games on Sunday last week, I missed the Sunday night and Monday night games to finish with a 12-3 record. Once again, I missed on Jacksonville as they lost to Miami. This week the …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Ravens

December 18th, 2009 - 12:38 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Contain Ray Rice He may not be very big, but at 5-foot-8, Baltimore running back Ray Rice runs like a truck. As is the case with …

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Three games remain, but just one with meaning

December 16th, 2009 - 10:03 pm

If there’s anybody out there hoping for a Bears upset over the Ravens or Vikings in the next two weeks, I wouldn’t hold your breath for too long. Typically, when an average team is mathematically eliminated from the playoff chase, …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Packers (12.13.09)

December 14th, 2009 - 10:18 am

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to write a Monday Morning Quarterback entry with a sunny disposition.  Not even a victory over the Rams or Browns in the past two months could change the gloomy feeling I’ve …

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Packers (12.13.09)

December 13th, 2009 - 4:09 pm

With the Bears’ 21-14 loss to the Packers Sunday, the Bears have been swept by their rivals for the first time in the Lovie Smith era.  Didn’t he say that beating Green Bay was his No. 1 goal when he …

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Game Breakdown: Packers at Bears (12.13.09)

December 13th, 2009 - 9:40 am

Bears offense vs. Packers defense In years past, as the famed, but fabled, “Bear Weather” would arrive in December, the Bears would have to resort to grinding out tough yardage with their run game and rely on their defense to …

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 14

December 12th, 2009 - 11:59 am

Last week, I finished with an 11-5 mark for the second straight week. Miami’s upset win over the Patriots and the Raiders’ upset over the Steelers were the two biggest surprises for me. Arizona’s victory over the Vikings was also …

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