Category Archives: Four Downs

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Raiders (11/27/11)

November 24th, 2011 - 9:49 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Oakland Raiders. 1. Stop the run The Raiders have become a more rounded team since acquiring quarterback Carson Palmer mid-season, but their offense still goes as its running game [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Chargers (11/20/11)

November 16th, 2011 - 9:39 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the San Diego Chargers. 1. Run the football Last week, the Lions did a good job of game planning for Matt Forte and they cut off the outside lanes where [...]

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

November 10th, 2011 - 11:03 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Detroit Lions. 1. Match the physicality of last week, and the intensity of Lions this week Lovie Smith made it clear after the Eagles game Monday night that he [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Eagles (11/07/11)

November 3rd, 2011 - 8:20 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. 1. Force Michael Vick to his right Despite arguments by Vick fans to the contrary, the dog killer is a great athlete who happens to play quarterback, [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Buccaneers (10/23/11)

October 19th, 2011 - 10:29 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 1. Continue max protection It took Mike Martz and the Bears coaching staff six weeks before finally realizing that they could not depend on their offensive [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (10/16/11)

October 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Focus on containing the run In football, they say that players don’t age gradually over time, rather it happens in an instant. Might that be what [...]

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

October 5th, 2011 - 9:34 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Detroit Lions. 1. Run the football consistently The Bears laid the foundation for their offensive success last week against the Panthers by rushing for 224 yards on 31 carries. [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Panthers (10/02/11)

September 28th, 2011 - 6:44 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Carolina Panthers. 1. Confuse Cam Newton with pressure from different locations Through the first three weeks of the season, Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton has looked impressive. Former Bears [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Packers (09/25/11)

September 21st, 2011 - 9:41 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Apply pressure without blitzing After Henry Melton’s two-sack — and six quarterback hits — performance against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, he disappeared completely against [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Saints (09/18/11)

September 14th, 2011 - 8:06 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Continue getting pressure up the middle No matter how many times it’s said, it can’t be said enough: pressure up the middle is key to any [...]

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