NFL  > Chicago Bears  > Week 8 1-5 Carolina vs 5-1 Chicago. Ron Rivera returns
October 23, 2012, 02:20 AM
Yup normally this would be a gimmie game. But considering that it's an ex 85 Linebacker Ron Rivera's return and chance for revenge NOTHING can be taken forgranted.

Carolina has Cam Newton who is a fantastic QB who is very frustrated this year. Actually the whole team is very frustrated. Beating the Bears would go a long ways towards starting them on a new track and getting their season reversed.

The Bears MUST NOT allow this to happen. It won't be easy, but hopefully we will be on our guard and take this game seriously. GO BEARS!!!!
October 23, 2012  07:03 AM ET

Take comfort in the fact that the Cowboys just beat Carolina and Cam is whining more than ever!!!

October 23, 2012  10:48 AM ET

This game will be a laugher for the Bears. Carolina has been awful and Cam Newton is not performing like he did last season.

October 23, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Take comfort in the fact that the Cowboys just beat Carolina and Cam is whining more than ever!!!

The Cowboys aren't much better than Carolina.

October 23, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Cowboys aren't much better than Carolina.

No sh&T!!! that was my point!!!!

October 23, 2012  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This game will be a laugher for the Bears. Carolina has been awful and Cam Newton is not performing like he did last season.

There is no such thing as a laugher in the NFL. The Bears do appear to have the better team but there could very well be an upset. Never downgrade your opponent.

October 23, 2012  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Cowboys aren't much better than Carolina.

Okay Mr. Obvious!

October 23, 2012  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There is no such thing as a laugher in the NFL. The Bears do appear to have the better team but there could very well be an upset. Never downgrade your opponent.

I agree, upsets happen regularly and no such thing as an easy win in the NFL and downgrading your opponent only shows ones character.

The Panthers have the personnel to be a good team and with the turmoil surrounding them at the moment I wouldn't underestimate them or any other team for that matter.

October 23, 2012  08:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There is no such thing as a laugher in the NFL. The Bears do appear to have the better team but there could very well be an upset. Never downgrade your opponent.

As I see it at least the only time to laugh is AFTER the game is over. Carolina DOES have a dangerous team even if they aren't playing well now. And there's always the possibility the Bears would underestimate the Panthers. Doubtfull knowing Lovie, but still possible.

I can't wait untill the Bears Offense starts playing up to their potential. I'm confident that they will be better by playoff time, but it would be nice to get some production now. I want them to be good enough to execute comebacks like the best teams in the NFL can when they get behind. I think they are capable of it, but I think it's going to take more time for them to be able to be dangerous on the offensive side of the ball. GO BEARS!!!

October 25, 2012  01:09 PM ET
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As I see it at least the only time to laugh is AFTER the game is over. Carolina DOES have a dangerous team even if they aren't playing well now. And there's always the possibility the Bears would underestimate the Panthers. Doubtfull knowing Lovie, but still possible. I can't wait untill the Bears Offense starts playing up to their potential. I'm confident that they will be better by playoff time, but it would be nice to get some production now. I want them to be good enough to execute comebacks like the best teams in the NFL can when they get behind. I think they are capable of it, but I think it's going to take more time for them to be able to be dangerous on the offensive side of the ball. GO BEARS!!!

The loss of Jeffery hurt the offense's growth IMO, Alshon was quickly becoming Jay's second favorite target.

The defense is what has really surprised me this year, they have the right mix of veteran influence and young players coming along in the rotation along the D'line to keep the players fresh, so much for all those who were saying they was getting to old.

They do have to approach every game one at a time though and not overlook any team as at any given time any team is capable of pulling off an upset and you cannot look past any team. They have a tough schedule to traverse with the Texans, Niners, Vikings twice, Seahawks, G.B. and Lions again who will be looking to make things even. I don't think Lovie will let them look past one game at time and we sure have to hope for no more key injuries. A lot of football left to go and all we can do is hope for the best, I look forward to what the rest of the season hold and how it all will unfold.

October 25, 2012  02:56 PM ET
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The loss of Jeffery hurt the offense's growth IMO, Alshon was quickly becoming Jay's second favorite target. The defense is what has really surprised me this year, they have the right mix of veteran influence and young players coming along in the rotation along the D'line to keep the players fresh, so much for all those who were saying they was getting to old. They do have to approach every game one at a time though and not overlook any team as at any given time any team is capable of pulling off an upset and you cannot look past any team. They have a tough schedule to traverse with the Texans, Niners, Vikings twice, Seahawks, G.B. and Lions again who will be looking to make things even. I don't think Lovie will let them look past one game at time and we sure have to hope for no more key injuries. A lot of football left to go and all we can do is hope for the best, I look forward to what the rest of the season hold and how it all will unfold.

I believe the Bears and Giants have the two most complete teams in the NFC. Both teams play aggressive defense and both have balanced offenses. I have never been a fan of Jay Cutler but he can be effective if he just manages the offense like Alex Smith of the 49er's.

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October 25, 2012  07:06 PM ET
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The difference between Alex Smith & Jay Cutler, is that Cutler can go and win the game for you.22-9 in his last thirty one starts if a healthy percentage of wins...That is 70%.

Jay Cutler is the poor man's version of Brett Favre. He has a cannon for an arm and a pea for a brain.

October 25, 2012  10:27 PM ET
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Jay Cutler is the poor man's version of Brett Favre. He has a cannon for an arm and a pea for a brain.

And you have the nerve to lecture others here about Trolling.

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October 26, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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Jay Cutler is the poor man's version of Brett Favre. He has a cannon for an arm and a pea for a brain.

Cold blooded Sgt. Is Jay making that much less than Bret was? I think that will change his next contract! If nothing else just because of inflation.

The person who I think is the most suprising of all this season is Corey Wooten. He has really been an asset along with our #1 pick DE McClellin who I believe will be the Bears rookie of the year while Corey will be the comeback player. The two of them have really become a force for when the first stringers go to the bench for a breather. In some ways they are the key element for the defenses effectiveness because there is no drop off in pressure when they come in. Steven Paea has also helped tremendously. But I think Melton has been the star of the DL this season. Sorry Julius.

Has anyone else noticed the Safety play? They are doing a very good job very quietly. They aren't getting any credit to speak of, but they have been making sure there haven't been any big plays against us.

Which one of the area's is the key to our defense? The DL or DB's? No doubt about it they BOTH are key reasons of why the defense is playing so well but to say which one is doing the best is really a toughie. GO BEARS!!!

October 26, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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And you have the nerve to lecture others here about Trolling.

Best post EVER!!!!!

October 26, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Jay Cutler is the poor man's version of Brett Favre. He has a cannon for an arm and a pea for a brain.

And you are the poor man's version of Kevin James' character in Mall Cop.

October 26, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There is no such thing as a laugher in the NFL. The Bears do appear to have the better team but there could very well be an upset. Never downgrade your opponent.

I'm sure Lovie will have the team ready for Carolina. This is a game we should win as the Panthers are a team in disaray. Look for Brandon Marshall to have a big day.

October 27, 2012  03:09 AM ET
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I'm sure Lovie will have the team ready for Carolina. This is a game we should win as the Panthers are a team in disaray. Look for Brandon Marshall to have a big day.

It's about time the entire offense had a big day. GO BEARS!!!

 
October 27, 2012  03:14 AM ET

And before anyone starts lecturing me about what the offense has accomplished this season, I for one am not happy with what the offense has accomplished. One blow out game the defense scored 14 points remember. And in 3 games the defense scored 5 TD's. This shows alot in the points scored but doesn't say that the offense has scored all of those points.

Granted I'm happy that we are getting this production from our defense, but what will the offense do when we need them to score points? Can we trust them to win a game from 14 points down int he 4th quarter like the better teams can do? Understand my point? GO BEARS!!!

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