Category Archives: Four Downs

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Dolphins (10/19/14)

October 16th, 2014 - 9:40 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Miami Dolphins. 1. Take the fight to the Dolphins In every game, there are certain intangibles that cannot be predicted. Let’s be honest: no one thought the Bears were [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Falcons (10/12/14)

October 8th, 2014 - 9:30 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Atlanta Falcons. 1. Play smart It’s sad that this has to be a key to winning because, honestly, when is it ever okay to play dumb? But the reason [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Panthers (10/05/14)

October 2nd, 2014 - 9:35 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Carolina Panthers. 1. Get to the quarterback. Get to the quarterback. Get to the quarterback. The Bears did a lot of things correctly Sunday against the Packers. They scored [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Packers (09/28/14)

September 25th, 2014 - 11:45 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers. 1. Keep Aaron Rodgers dancing in the pocket The single biggest key to this game is the performance of the Bears’ defensive line. The Packers are [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Jets (09/22/14)

September 18th, 2014 - 9:15 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the New York Jets. 1. Start strong, finish strong Last week against the 49ers, the Bears began the game with a holding penalty on the opening kickoff, a quick three-and-out [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the 49ers (09/14/14)

September 11th, 2014 - 10:00 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the San Francisco 49ers. 1. Protect the football It’s no secret why the Bears lost their Week 1 matchup with the Bills. Jay Cutler‘s two interceptions and Brandon Marshall‘s lost [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bills (09/07/14)

September 3rd, 2014 - 8:23 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Buffalo Bills. 1. Limit big gains on the ground The Bills have one of the best 1-2 punches in the league at running back with C.J. Spiller and Fred [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Packers (12/29/13)

December 27th, 2013 - 10:19 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers. 1. Have a playoff attitude The Bears are in the playoffs! They will host the Packers in a win-or-go-home contest Sunday at Soldier Field. Okay, so [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Eagles (12/22/13)

December 20th, 2013 - 10:08 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. 1. Population tackle The Bears always talk about “population tackling” — formerly called “gang tackling” but I guess the use of the word gang is frowned upon [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Browns (12/15/13)

December 13th, 2013 - 9:08 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Cleveland Browns. 1. Keep Browns under 200 rushing yards It’s sad to think that we have to set the bar so low (or high, if you’re using yards as [...]

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