NFL  > Chicago Bears  > NFL week one. Falcons at Chicago and others.
September 8, 2011, 11:57 AM
With the NFL Season starting every team is a winner untill tuesday. Then 1/2 are losers with hope for a comeback to make the playoffs. PLAYOFFS!!! Yea them. So what do you think;

I pick the Bears to beat the Falcons 24-17 in a ball control game. I don't want anyone to think I don't respect the Falcons (Who still should make the Playoffs.), but they are in Chicago who has improved their team more than they are being given credit for especially the offensive land defensive lines. I just believe the Bears have the better team especially on defense.
Pack vs Saints tonight I expect the Saints to win by 3. Who's the hungriest???
Lions at Tampa, Lions by 5!!! My Upset special. lol.
Lastly the Vikings at San Diego I expect the Chargers to win by 7 or more, 24-31. Go BEARS!!!
September 8, 2011  12:56 PM ET

I expect the Packers to win by a touchdown, the Saints have problems on their defensive line and Rodgers will have time to throw, plus the game is in Green Bay, if it were in New Orleans then I would say the Saints win by three. I think the Bears will win also but I have a feeling it will be a higher scoring game, 30 to 27 Bears. Lions should win, that game may be 10 to 9. Chargers over the Vikes. 28 to 14.

September 8, 2011  03:03 PM ET
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I'm picking the Falcons to beat the Bears in their crib. I think we have a team that's capable of reaching the Super Bowl. We should have beaten the Packers in the playoffs last year and we won't be denied this season.

should have, but then Rodgers went crazy and the Pack hung 48 points on them Dirty Birds!

September 8, 2011  03:46 PM ET

JUST CAN'T GET NO RESPECT, AND WE'RE LOVING IT!!!! Yup the "Experts" predictions are out and NONE of them say that the Bears will even make the playoffs. Yup them thar experts is gonna be losing more jobs than Bear Coaches. lol.

September 8, 2011  03:50 PM ET
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JUST CAN'T GET NO RESPECT, AND WE'RE LOVING IT!!!! Yup the "Experts" predictions are out and NONE of them say that the Bears will even make the playoffs. Yup them thar experts is gonna be losing more jobs than Bear Coaches. lol.

Well trust me, from what I've understood from ym readings and talking to my relatives (all from WI) no one in PackerLand is taking the Bears lightly, anyone who is a part of the rivalry and tradition understands...good luck to your Bears, I see two teams from the NFCN getting in, just which two is the question. Packers, Bears or Lions?

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September 8, 2011  04:12 PM ET

I'm hoping/praying/wishing for all three Alaska. Woudn't that drive the "EXPERTS" crazy!!!The biggest unknown for me is injuries especially to the Bears and Lions. But if Rodgers would get hurt that would just about do it for the Packers too. Well we can only live and learn and watch it play out huh.

September 8, 2011  04:24 PM ET
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I'm hoping/praying/wishing for all three Alaska. Woudn't that drive the "EXPERTS" crazy!!!The biggest unknown for me is injuries especially to the Bears and Lions. But if Rodgers would get hurt that would just about do it for the Packers too. Well we can only live and learn and watch it play out huh.

Exactly, it'd be nice for the NFC North to really become a powerhouse! If Rodgers or Stafford get hurt their seasons are done, Bears would be hurting without Cutler too, but they have a very strong running game that could help offset it. But quite frankly, I want all teams to have no injuries. I'd rather lose to a team with both teams being fully healthy then to beat a team that has major injuries. Maybe thats just me. Glad that we finally get to watch it play out! Good luck to all!

September 8, 2011  06:58 PM ET

Yup good luck to all untill they play my team. lol. And I agree with you about playing and beating a healthy vs injured team or one that the refs control. Go BEARS!!!

September 8, 2011  08:33 PM ET
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Yup good luck to all untill they play my team. lol. And I agree with you about playing and beating a healthy vs injured team or one that the refs control. Go BEARS!!!

Ugh, ref calls determining a game is the worst...for both the winners AND the losers.

Take a look at people still talking trash about the Bears for that ref call on Calvin Johnson last year...the Bears didn't ask for the call, lobby for the call, etc...the refs did it, but it's ended up somehow being the Bears' fault.

Hell, Packers fans who are old enough should understand this...how many years did they hear it about that Don Majkowski pass over the line game from...what was that...'91?

September 8, 2011  08:36 PM ET

Oh, and besides the point that the Bears Lions debacle wasn't even a bad call...it was the correct interpretation of an overboard rule lol

September 8, 2011  08:51 PM ET
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Ugh, ref calls determining a game is the worst...for both the winners AND the losers. Take a look at people still talking trash about the Bears for that ref call on Calvin Johnson last year...the Bears didn't ask for the call, lobby for the call, etc...the refs did it, but it's ended up somehow being the Bears' fault. Hell, Packers fans who are old enough should understand this...how many years did they hear it about that Don Majkowski pass over the line game from...what was that...'91?

And how the Packers shouldn't have even made the playoffs. They didn't lobby the refs either. They just took their situation and went with it. If they had got what they wanted it would have been the #1 seed...people are stupid

September 9, 2011  01:11 PM ET

The Packers looked good last night. That's just one small step on our way to NFC North dominance. lol.

September 9, 2011  08:32 PM ET

Bears 20
Atlanta 13

At first I was thinking Atlanta was going to win this one, but I started to really think about it and now I'm thinking the Bears will take this. Bears got the better defense and home field .. I think Julius Peppers and this front seven will continuously get Matt Ryan on the ground, more and more often as the game goes on. Falcons open up quick with a touchdown but settle for field goals the rest of the game. Bears win a game that's not as close as the score may indicate ..

September 9, 2011  10:27 PM ET

I got a kick out of one person who said they thought that the Falcon's Defense was better than the Bears'. I mean now think about it, the Packers last year in three games scored the same amount of points against the Bears as they did in one against the Falcons. So how is the Falcon's Defense better???

With the Bears improved O-Line we should be able to run alot better which will also open up the passing game some, so over all our offense should be ALOT better this year and even our Defense will be improved with the extra D-line players and Merriweather. Even though people are calling me a "homer" I still see this years team as better than last years and as our 11-5 record from last year something that we could improve upon this season. As far as our luck from last year goes, a team makes it's own luck by hard work and hustleing during the games. Something that is what makes a Chicago Bear a Chicago Bear!!! GO BEARS!!!

September 11, 2011  02:01 PM ET
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GO FALCONS !!!

The Bears are much more physical than the Falcons and will wear your team down.

September 11, 2011  02:04 PM ET

Chicago baby!!!

September 11, 2011  02:26 PM ET
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Chicago baby!!!

My kind of town, Chicago is my kind of town, it's a place that won't let you down, cause it's my kind of town. A great song by Frank Sinatra.

September 11, 2011  02:29 PM ET

And each time I roam, Chicago is calling me home.

September 11, 2011  03:05 PM ET
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My kind of town, Chicago is my kind of town, it's a place that won't let you down, cause it's my kind of town. A great song by Frank Sinatra.

< thumbs up > :)

 
September 11, 2011  03:10 PM ET

Da Bears score again! They are up 30-6.

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