NFL  > Chicago Bears  > Make or break, the part of the season that the Bears prove just what they are or aren't.
December 9, 2010, 09:53 PM
Here it comes, our last 4 games. The stretch of games that when this schedule was posted everyone looked at it and said, "Wow, either the Bears shine or they will stink up the place." They are about to show just what they are. They have their future in their own hands it's just, what can they do with it? If we can run the ball thus opening up our play action game and play D we could be in all four of these games. If not we could be lucky to win 1. Realisticly looking at these games the first one is the key. If we can find a way to win against the Patriots we could actually sweep all four or at least win 3 of the 4. If we lose the first one we could have our nightmare that Packer and other fans have been saying we will have. So it's put up or shut up time for the Bears. Go BEARS!!!
December 9, 2010  10:30 PM ET

Dont blitz a lot and hope our MLB's can do a good job of our Tampa 2 containing Brady and the pass. Our front 4 needs to have the type of game it did against Vick. Constant pressure and ability to get to him. Peppers, NEEDS to have a big game. Matt Light is skeptic in my eyes and I can see Peppers taking it right past him if steps it up for this game.

Cutler needs to recognize the pressure and secondary. NE has a solid Takeaway secondary with 18 ints this year and as long as Cutler has been playing like he has, dump the ball when needed, take of running for a short gain, or throwing it away, i don't see many issues with passing. This NE secondary also goves up the most yards in the NFL, which to me, means our WR will be getting a solid dose of YAC...especially with their speed.

Forte and Taylor need to give us 100 plus yds on the ground. No doubt about it.
Our ST are our ST. They always come through with solid field position for most of the game on KO and PR.

This game will ultimately set the tone for the other 3...no doubt. Get the big win here boy's and ride that wave into the next three. Gte spanked, and it may be a long road to the play-offs.

December 10, 2010  01:13 AM ET

It should be an interesting game. I don't know where these analysts are coming from with the Pats don't have a power running game.

December 10, 2010  11:14 AM ET

I have to agree. There have been a few games like that this year....Steelers in Baltimore, Jets in Foxboro and now the Bears hosting the Pats.

Either you're as good as you say you are or you're not.

The Steelers and Pats were.

The Jets and Ravens weren't.

The Bears win this one and they're legit - if not they're just another team in a weak conference.

December 10, 2010  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I have to agree. There have been a few games like that this year....Steelers in Baltimore, Jets in Foxboro and now the Bears hosting the Pats. Either you're as good as you say you are or you're not. The Steelers and Pats were. The Jets and Ravens weren't. The Bears win this one and they're legit - if not they're just another team in a weak conference.

Another team in a weak conference? Im not really sure that the AFC is any where near head and shoulders better than the NFC.

It is pretty consistent, throughout the divisions and conferences, that there are two top tiered teams in each division and no more than 4 or 5 in a conference.

December 10, 2010  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Another team in a weak conference? Im not really sure that the AFC is any where near head and shoulders better than the NFC.It is pretty consistent, throughout the divisions and conferences, that there are two top tiered teams in each division and no more than 4 or 5 in a conference.

What you say has some truth to it, but tell me if you think that facing Baltimore, or Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl would be a good idea with as physical as they are? Sure every team has its flaws but the AFC is a bit tougher to me.

December 10, 2010  12:31 PM ET

I would much rather go against those two teams if I'm GB, CHI, ATL, NO.

NE is the team that worries me. They just put up 40 some points on the Jets?

I was told that the secondary of that team was head and shoulders above God himself.

I don't know if they had some players sitting or what, but if the hype around that teams D was what it was, and they blew chunks like that against NE, man, thats one team I do not want to play in the SB.

I would much rather the Bears play another defensive minded team. Just me though.

As far as AFC/NFC, i see no difference this year.It is pretty well split in my mind. Heck just look at offensive point production for top ten team...i think its 5 n 5. Sam with defense, maybe it was a 6-4 split for ppg allowed in favor of AFC, but it's pretty close all around. IMO

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December 10, 2010  01:35 PM ET
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How do you call the NFC North a weak division, they will send two teams to the playoffs again, and the third team not making the playoffs, is the story of the year....it is much stronger the the AFC North, where you have two perennial losers every year, every blue moon one of them has a winning season...but this year it is back to normal.The Bears have already proved that they are legit...losing this game, a non-conference game has no meaning in the tie-breakers, which will settle top seeds.The Steelers took a bad conference beat down by the Pats.The Jets took a bad conference beat down by the PatsThe Ravens have lost a couple of vey close games, and will still be in the equation.The only way that the Bears do not make the playoffs, is to go 0-4 from here, which means that they do not belong anyway.Turnovers will decide this game...

Actually I called the NFC weak, not the NFC north.

Your best team is Atlanta and we beat them without Ben.

I disagree with you saying the game against the Pats is meaningless. While it's not a conference game, it would be a huge boost to beat the Pats.

December 10, 2010  01:52 PM ET
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Actually I called the NFC weak, not the NFC north. Your best team is Atlanta and we beat them without Ben. I disagree with you saying the game against the Pats is meaningless. While it's not a conference game, it would be a huge boost to beat the Pats.

Ehh, I wouldn't go calling game by game comparison. If that was the case, the AFC's best team lost to the Browns...and it took Pitt OT to beat Buff. Every team has their "games".

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December 11, 2010  11:04 AM ET

I never understood why people always tend to stick to the theory that the pressure of winning is on the team in first place. The Pack is are a good team. But they have just as tuff a schedule as us. They play Detroit on the road. (they only beat them by 4 at home), they have NYG @ home, will be a tuff game with both teams needing to win to stay in the playoff chase, They play the Pats in NE where they have won 20 something games in a row, and they play us the last game of the year at home.

Why do we continue to listen to the "experts" about the Bears? Most of them have picked us to finish 3rd in the division. And now that were in First with 4 weeks to go we are being picked to lose the division still. I know this is a tuff road ahead, whould you have it any other way going into the playoffs? not me. Even If we lose this game, as far as playoff's go it doesn't hurt us that bad, non confrence and non division game. GB will lose to them next week anyway.

I think something crazy is in the making. sit back, relax and strap it down, (sorry had to say it)

The Bears will beat the Pats, Jets, and lose to the Viks, and Pack. Still win the NFC north. The Saints will get one of the wild card slots, The Giants will lose 2 more games to the Pack and The Eagles knocking them out of the hunt. This will allow the Pack to get in the other wild card slot. The Pack will beat the Eagles in the wild card as well as the Saints beating the Rams. In the divisional round the Pack will return to ATL and beat them and the Bears will once again beat the Saints. Then the Pack will return to the Windy City to face the Bears in the biggest NCF Championship in years. Bears will win and continue to the superbowl to play the Pats in a 25 years rematch of the 85 super bowl. Bears win!!!!

December 11, 2010  11:04 AM ET

The key to getting to Brady is if we can do it with just our front four DL men. The Bears hold an edge in comparing RB's but to compare running games you must count the OL's and that is where we fall short. Our OL has been improving week to week but NE's is so much better it hurts. No one is mentioning special teams. Hmmm. Look out here comes Devin!!! I still say that Cutler performs better when we are playing a Franchise type of QB. We will see just how well he plays and how the weather will influence the game. Go BEARS!!!

December 11, 2010  11:04 AM ET

I never understood why people always tend to stick to the theory that the pressure of winning is on the team in first place. The Pack is are a good team. But they have just as tuff a schedule as us. They play Detroit on the road. (they only beat them by 4 at home), they have NYG @ home, will be a tuff game with both teams needing to win to stay in the playoff chase, They play the Pats in NE where they have won 20 something games in a row, and they play us the last game of the year at home.

Why do we continue to listen to the "experts" about the Bears? Most of them have picked us to finish 3rd in the division. And now that were in First with 4 weeks to go we are being picked to lose the division still. I know this is a tuff road ahead, whould you have it any other way going into the playoffs? not me. Even If we lose this game, as far as playoff's go it doesn't hurt us that bad, non confrence and non division game. GB will lose to them next week anyway.

I think something crazy is in the making. sit back, relax and strap it down, (sorry had to say it)

The Bears will beat the Pats, Jets, and lose to the Viks, and Pack. Still win the NFC north. The Saints will get one of the wild card slots, The Giants will lose 2 more games to the Pack and The Eagles knocking them out of the hunt. This will allow the Pack to get in the other wild card slot. The Pack will beat the Eagles in the wild card as well as the Saints beating the Rams. In the divisional round the Pack will return to ATL and beat them and the Bears will once again beat the Saints. Then the Pack will return to the Windy City to face the Bears in the biggest NCF Championship in years. Bears will win and continue to the superbowl to play the Pats in a 25 years rematch of the 85 super bowl. Bears win!!!!

December 11, 2010  11:06 AM ET

Love the way you think willie.

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December 11, 2010  01:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Well you can say that, but you would be wrong...the NFC will win the Super Bowl..Every team in the AFC that has a good to great defense, has an average offense...AFC teams that have a good to great offense, have a college defense....NFC wins another Lombardi trophy...

The AFC wins the SB, they're simply better than the NFC.

 
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