Category Archives: Four Downs

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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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Lions (11/10/13)

November 7th, 2013 - 10:33 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Detroit Lions. 1. Stop the run. Stop the run. Stop the run. Remember what happened last time the Bears played the Lions? The Bears run defense made Reggie Bush …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Packers (11/04/13)

October 31st, 2013 - 10:02 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers. 1. Drop back extra players in coverage Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been on fire lately — then again, when hasn’t he been? Rodgers has been …

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Redskins (10/20/13)

October 17th, 2013 - 10:03 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Washington Redskins. 1. Keep Robert Griffin III in the pocket It’s been a long road back to the field for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who suffered ACL and …

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