- 01/21/2011, 02:22PM ET
Tullyboy80 said 01/21, 02:22 PM
Here's why: Although the Bears' D is better than the Packers' the Green Bay defense has been improving. AND, while the Packers have Rodgers, the Bears are stuck with Cutler. Jay can be lights out, but I don't think he can play another mistake-free game now, when it counts. A couple interceptions and the Bears will be watching the Superbowl on TV just like me.
DJRoxalot said 01/21, 03:04 PM
Welcome to the Jungle!!!
Errr, the FN Octagon!!!
The Packers had to go to Philadelphia, Atlanta and now The Windy City. Chicago's defense is way better.
9th in total ypg
20th in passing ypg
2nd in rushing ypg
4th in ppg allowed
The Bears run defense will shut down the running game. Forcing Rodgers to sling it 45-50 times. Kind of like the first time they played. A 20-17 Bears win.
The game the Packers won? Was in regular season finale in a meaningless game. The only reason they did not sit their starters? Because they would have risked being rusty with 2 weeks off with a first round bye.
All year long people have said the Bears are not legit. But here they are one win away from the Super Bowl. They have a better team than the 2006 Chicago team that made the Super Bowl.
Will the Bears finally get their respect when they beat the Pack?
We shall see....
Try and bring the PAIN!!!
Tullyboy80 said 01/22, 08:09 AM
First of all, let's look at the playoffs. Green Bay has gone into Philedelphia and beaten the 2nd ranked offense (27.4 ppg, 389 ypg) and 12th ranked defense (23.6 ppg, 327 ypg) 21 - 16.
Then they took it to the Falcons on their home turf against the 16th ranked offense (25.9 ppg, 341 ypg) and 16th ranked defense (24.7 ppg, 332 ypg) 48 - 21. They destroyed a team that has an awesome record at home.
Green Bay went into New England and almost handed them a loss - with a back-up QB.
Chicago has beaten a Seattle team that is ranked 28th in total offense and 27th in total defense. And the Bears only beat the Seahawks by 11 - in Soldier Field.
Rodgers - #3 QB 101.2 passer rating
Cutler - #16 86.3
Sacks: GB-47 / Chi 34
Ints: GB 24 / Chi 21
Yards Allowed: GB(5th) 4945 (15.0 ppg) / Chi(9th) 5029 (17.9)
Pass 'D': GB (5th) 3103 / Chi (20th) 3588
Rush 'D': Chi (2nd) 1441 / GB (18th) 1838
Pass Off: GB (5th) 4124 / Chi (28th) 3015
Rush Off: GB (24th) 1606 / Chi (22nd) 1616
Giveaway / Takeaway:
GB +10 / Chi +4
Week 3 Chi barely won - thanks to a GB record 18 penalties. Rushing - GB 63 - Chi 77. GB - 34 Chi - 21
DJRoxalot said 01/22, 10:33 AM
You like the stats almost as much as me, huh? I love them. Throw all the stats out the window when these 2 teams play.
It is a heated rivalry and is only like the 3rd time they have met up in the playoffs. It would not surprise me if things get a bit testy and tempers flare.
"First of all, let's look at the playoffs. Green Bay has gone into Philedelphia and beaten the 2nd ranked offense (27.4 ppg, 389 ypg) and 12th ranked defense (23.6 ppg, 327 ypg) 21 - 16."
The Bears beat the Eagles as well during the regular season.
"Chicago has beaten a Seattle team that is ranked 28th in total offense and 27th in total defense. And the Bears only beat the Seahawks by 11 - in Soldier Field."
Fall down and hit you're head, Sparky? 11 points?
That is not a close game at all. And they were up, 28-3 going into the 4th quarter. Seattle was forced to pass the ball and Chicago was playing a prevent defense.
History has shown us the best team does not necessarily always win the game. Seattle proved this when they beat the Saints in the WC round.
And the Bears have some confdidence because regardless of your excuses? The Beats beatn the Packers already.
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