Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 NFL Predictions: Week 17

December 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 17. Point spreads come from bodog.eu on Saturday afternoon. Last Week: 11-5 Last Week against the spread: 8-7 This Week: 11-5 This Week against the spread: 11-4-1 Overall: 171-85 Overall against …

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Bears-Vikings preview and game breakdown (01.01.12)

December 31st, 2011 - 10:24 am

A preview and breakdown of the matchup between the Bears and Vikings on Jan. 1, 2012. Bears offense vs. Vikings defense A pair of Bears just may have made enough of an impression last week against the Packers to to …

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Bears-Vikings prop picks (01.01.12)

December 30th, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Here is a look at hypothetical propositional wagers between the Bears and Vikings. First team to score Bears. It’s hard to pick a Bears team that has lost five straight games to score first on the road, but Minnesota is …

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Tebow selection proves Pro Bowl not about best players, but entertainment value

December 29th, 2011 - 1:29 pm

When professional sports leagues first created the idea of All Star games, they did it with the intention of rewarding those athletes who had performed best at their positions that year and providing fans of those leagues with an entertaining …

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Smith made correct choice to defer

December 29th, 2011 - 8:47 am

Bears head coach Lovie Smith has been catching a lot of flak this week about deferring the coin toss against the Green Bay Packers and allowing them to receive the ball to start the game. The overwhelming criticism about the …

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The Bears Beat (12.28.11): Martz, Smith respond to questions about offensive coordinator’s future

December 28th, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz and head coach Lovie Smith both responded in different fashion to questions concerning Martz’s future with the team when his contract runs out after this season. Brian Urlacher sat out practice with a knee injury. …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (01/01/12)

December 28th, 2011 - 11:36 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Take chances in the passing game Although Kahlil Bell rushed for 121 yards last week against the Packers and the Bears racked up 199 net rushing …

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The Bears Beat (12.27.11): Tillman makes first Pro Bowl; five Bears selected

December 27th, 2011 - 6:27 pm

It took him nine years and several good seasons but Charles Tillman has finally been selected to his first Pro Bowl. The Bears had four other players selected to the Pro Bowl including linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher, running …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Packers (12.25.11)

December 26th, 2011 - 12:31 pm

I can’t figure out what made me more sick Sunday evening; the excessive platefuls of food I ate or the Packers embarrassing the Bears in a prime time game in front of a national audience. It was probably the food, …

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Bears-Packers preview and game breakdown (12.25.11)

December 24th, 2011 - 4:59 pm

A preview and breakdown of the matchup between the Bears and Packers on Dec. 25, 2011. Bears offense vs. Packers defense At quarterback, Jay Cutler is out and Caleb Hanie is bad. In the backfield, Matt Forte is out and …

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