Category Archives: Four Downs

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings

December 24th, 2009 - 7:00 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Keep the Vikings’ offense off the field The Bears had the right formula last week to beat the Ravens, they just turned the ball over too [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Ravens

December 18th, 2009 - 12:38 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Contain Ray Rice He may not be very big, but at 5-foot-8, Baltimore running back Ray Rice runs like a truck. As is the case with [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Packers

December 11th, 2009 - 7:20 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Generate pressure with the front four The Bears’ defensive linemen ought to be licking their chops this week. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been sacked a [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Rams

December 4th, 2009 - 9:23 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Stop Steven Jackson Jackson did not fully practice this week and is questionable for the game on Sunday, but my hunch is that he’ll play. If [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings

November 28th, 2009 - 3:18 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Contain Adrian Peterson Nobody ever truly stops Peterson because he possesses a rare combination of speed and power. But he is very containable provided that all [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Eagles

November 20th, 2009 - 4:20 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Win the turnover battle By now, we’re all well aware of Jay Cutler’s struggles in prime time games. He’s thrown 11 of his league-high 17 interceptions [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the 49ers

November 11th, 2009 - 10:09 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Stack the box to contain Frank Gore San Francisco’s Frank Gore is one of the toughest between-the-tackles running backs in the NFL. He has one of [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Cardinals

November 6th, 2009 - 12:11 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Get after Kurt Warner The key to this game, more so than anything else, will be how well the Cardinals’ passing offense performs. The Bears and [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Browns

October 29th, 2009 - 9:57 pm

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Run the football The Browns have the second-worst run defense in the league, allowing 170.6 rushing yards per game. The Bears haven’t been able to run [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bengals

October 23rd, 2009 - 9:43 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Shut down Cedric Benson Benson has certainly revived his career in Cincinnati after a disappointing three-year stint with the Bears. He currently is the third leading [...]

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