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2009 Weekly Predictions: Conference Championship predictions

January 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 am

Through two weeks of playoff picks, I’m 1-7. I’m not exactly having success picking playoff games. I’m tempted to pick the Vikings this week over the Saints since my picks have been so bad and maybe I can jinx them, [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Divisional Round predictions

January 16th, 2010 - 7:44 am

I had a terrible week of predictions in the wild card round as I finished 0-4. I don’t feel bad for two reasons. First, I heard it was a bad week for many analysts out there. Second, as a Bears [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Wild Card round

January 9th, 2010 - 7:39 am

I finished the regular season strong with a 12-4 record last week, which kind of surprised me because of the difficulty in picking Week 17 games. With the uncertainty of so many teams resting players, it’s often difficult to accurately [...]

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Lions (01.03.10)

January 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm

There isn’t an awful lot to review from Sunday’s 37-23 victory over the Lions, but that’s an inevitability when the Bears are cleaning out their lockers on a Monday morning in January instead of preparing for an upcoming playoff opponent. [...]

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Lions (01.03.10)

January 3rd, 2010 - 3:45 pm

For three quarters the Bears did not look very convincing, but they pulled away at the end and ultimately achieved their objective in their 37-23 victory over the Lions. Take it for what it’s worth against the worst pass defense [...]

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Game Breakdown: Bears at Lions (01.03.10)

January 3rd, 2010 - 8:39 am

Bears offense vs. Lions defense The spark brought on by the new Lions regime quickly wore off by midseason. That’s when reality set in and it became clear to Detroit that there were still too many bad players left over [...]

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2009 Weekly Predictions: Week 17

January 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm

A couple of upsets derailed my predictions last week. First, Carolina destroyed the Giants at home. Then, Tampa Bay slipped by the Saints. Next, Colts coach Jim Caldwell pulls a boneheaded move — in my opinion — by benching his [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Lions

January 1st, 2010 - 10:39 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat this week’s opponent. 1. Execute a balanced offense Jay Cutler can follow his NFC Offensive Player of the Week performance against the Vikings with an encore against the Lions. Detroit [...]

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Postgame Thoughts: Bears vs. Vikings (12.28.09)

December 28th, 2009 - 11:39 pm

I’ll keep my postgame thoughts brief because I’m only hours away from posting my Tuesday edition of Monday Morning Quarterback. This game was essentially the Bears’ Super Bowl. It was a game against a division rival which happened to be [...]

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Game Breakdown: Vikings at Bears (12.28.09)

December 28th, 2009 - 11:01 am

Bears offense vs. Vikings defense Minnesota has the No. 4 run defense whereas the Bears have the second-worst rushing offense. Expecting the Bears to get anything going in this department would be unfair, even if a bitterly cold game time [...]

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