Tag Archives: Four Downs

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Jets (09/22/14)

September 18th, 2014 - 9:15 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the New York Jets. 1. Start strong, finish strong Last week against the 49ers, the Bears began the game with a holding penalty on the opening kickoff, a quick three-and-out [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Browns (12/15/13)

December 13th, 2013 - 9:08 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Cleveland Browns. 1. Keep Browns under 200 rushing yards It’s sad to think that we have to set the bar so low (or high, if you’re using yards as [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Cowboys (12/09/13)

December 6th, 2013 - 9:21 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Dallas Cowboys. 1. Pursue and Tackle Last week, the basic fundamental motto I gave as a key to victory was: “Alignment, Assignment, Attitude”, as in: if the Bears lined [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (12/01/13)

November 29th, 2013 - 8:35 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Alignment, Assignment, Attitude The Bears rank 32nd — that’s right, dead last — in the NFL in rushing defense. It’s been an awful performance all season [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Rams (11/24/13)

November 22nd, 2013 - 10:42 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the St. Louis Rams. 1. Force Clemens to beat you When the Bears and Rams face off on Sunday, it’ll be a battle of the backup quarterbacks. In that position [...]

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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 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 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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