Category Archives: Four Downs

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

October 9th, 2013 - 1:35 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the New York Giants. 1. Utilize Matt Forte Not only are the Giants ranked 27th in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing 126 yards per game, but the Bears simply [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Saints (10/06/13)

October 3rd, 2013 - 1:00 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the New Orleans Saints. 1. Tackle. Tackle. Tackle. Reggie Bush has improved as a runner this season; I will give the man his dues. Throughout the early part of his [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Lions (09/29/13)

September 25th, 2013 - 8:52 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Detroit Lions. 1. Don’t leave Reggie Bush alone in space Lions running back Reggie Bush missed last week with a knee injury but he reportedly will be ready to [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Steelers (09/22/13)

September 19th, 2013 - 6:47 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. 1. Increase pressure on Ben Roethlisberger The Bears are 2-0 and it feels great and a football fan should accept wins as they come, no matter how [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (09/15/13)

September 11th, 2013 - 8:38 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Assignment, fill gaps, wrap up There’s an old expression that goes: “You can’t stop him; you can only hope to contain him.” That adage fits perfectly [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bengals (09/08/13)

September 5th, 2013 - 7:00 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. Get Matt Forte involved early We’ll finally get our first taste of the Marc Trestman offense against a real opponent in a meaningful game when the [...]

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