Category Archives: Four Downs

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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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Lions (12/30/12)

December 26th, 2012 - 5:15 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Detroit Lions. 1. Prevent the big play on defense The Bears have injury issues all over the field, but starting safety Chris Conte has a pulled hamstring and could [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Cardinals (12/23/12)

December 19th, 2012 - 6:26 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Arizona Cardinals. 1. Run, run, run … and then run some more We all know the benefits of running the football by now. It keeps the clock moving, the [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Packers (12/16/12)

December 13th, 2012 - 11:45 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers. 1. Win the time of possession The single best way to defend an explosive offense is to keep it on the sideline. If they don’t have [...]

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

December 6th, 2012 - 9:11 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Run the football and control the tempo The Bears have been doing a good job the past few weeks of staying dedicated to the run, and [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Seahawks (12/02/12)

November 28th, 2012 - 3:29 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Seattle Seahawks. 1. Protect against “Beast Mode” The Bears have become familiar with facing some of the top running backs in the NFL as of late, facing Tennessee’s Chris [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (11/25/12)

November 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Contain Adrian Peterson There’s no big secret to stopping the Vikings; it all starts with defending the run and trying to contain Adrian Peterson. A week [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the 49ers (11/19/12)

November 14th, 2012 - 3:49 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the San Francisco 49ers. 1. Play physical The San Francisco 49ers will be the most physical team the Bears have faced up to this point in the season, and quite [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Texans (11/11/12)

November 7th, 2012 - 1:43 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Houston Texans. 1. Beat the “shot clock” This isn’t basketball, so there is no shot clock. And no, I’m not talking about the play clock. For the purpose of [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Titans (11/04/12)

November 1st, 2012 - 10:19 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Tennessee Titans. 1. Stick with the run game By a show of hands, how many people would rather watch Jay Cutler getting sat on by a big angry defensive [...]

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