Category Archives: Four Downs

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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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Cowboys (12/09/13)

December 6th, 2013 - 9:21 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Dallas Cowboys. 1. Pursue and Tackle Last week, the basic fundamental motto I gave as a key to victory was: “Alignment, Assignment, Attitude”, as in: if the Bears lined [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (12/01/13)

November 29th, 2013 - 8:35 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Alignment, Assignment, Attitude The Bears rank 32nd — that’s right, dead last — in the NFL in rushing defense. It’s been an awful performance all season [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Rams (11/24/13)

November 22nd, 2013 - 10:42 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the St. Louis Rams. 1. Force Clemens to beat you When the Bears and Rams face off on Sunday, it’ll be a battle of the backup quarterbacks. In that position [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Ravens (11/17/13)

November 13th, 2013 - 6:14 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Baltimore Ravens. 1. Control the clock, control the tempo The Bears have shown what they can do and have demonstrated a blueprint for success when they’ve been able to [...]

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