Monthly Archives: September 2011

Martz may not change much against Packers

September 20th, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Much has been made of Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s play selection against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday when the offense had a 52-to-11 pass-to-run ratio in a 30-13 loss. “I know the balance wasn’t there,” coach Lovie Smith [...]

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Bears Notebook: Final thoughts on Bears-Saints game

September 19th, 2011 - 7:09 pm

During the Bears’ 30-12 beating at the hands of the Saints on Sunday, it was clear that they had abandoned the run, but it wasn’t until after the game with time to analyze the play calling that we realized just [...]

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1000 Words: Cutler’s rough day

September 19th, 2011 - 5:49 pm

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) lies on the turf as tackle Gabe Carimi (72) approaches after being hit in the first half during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.19.11)

September 19th, 2011 - 5:39 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 19, 2011, including Lovie Smith’s insistence that the offense will be more balanced moving forward, four concerns for the Bears after their loss to the Saints, and when Chris Harris [...]

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Saints defender on how they dominated the Bears

September 19th, 2011 - 10:49 am

“We kicked their ass. They refuse to block blitzes. It was unbelievable how much we hit Cutler.” -An unnamed Saints defender, as quoted by Michael Silver from Yahoo! Sports, regarding the beating they gave Jay Cutler and the Bears.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Saints (09.18.11)

September 19th, 2011 - 7:10 am

The Bears entered Sunday’s game against the Saints riding an emotional high from their home opener victory against the Falcons. After the 30-13 beating they took in New Orleans, you’ve got to wonder how low they’ll be feeling as they [...]

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2011 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 2

September 17th, 2011 - 4:01 pm

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 2. Point spreads come from bodog.eu as of Saturday afternoon. Last Week: 10-6 Last Week against the spread: 5-10-1 This Week: 13-3 This Week against the spread: 3-12-1 Overall: 23-9 Overall [...]

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Bears-Saints preview and game breakdown

September 17th, 2011 - 9:40 am

A breakdown of the matchup between the Bears and Saints on Sept. 18, 2011. Bears offense vs. Saints defense What we saw a week ago Thursday in the NFL regular season opener was a battle between two of the NFL’s [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.16.11)

September 16th, 2011 - 5:33 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 16, 2011, including Matt Forte’s return to New Orleans, the importance of the defensive line getting to Drew Brees, and how Saints running back Darren Sproles will factor into the [...]

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Bears-Saints prop picks

September 15th, 2011 - 10:50 pm

Here’s a look at hypothetical propositional wagers between the Bears and Saints. First team to score Saints. This offense is too good not to score early. Perhaps the only way the Bears have a shot at scoring first here is [...]

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