Chicago Bears Team News

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  1. StevenRhysCann

    StevenRhysCann Arizona Cardinals

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    The Chicago Bears improved to 9-3 on the season and stretched their NFC North lead to 4 games with a comfortable win over the Detroit Lions, who fell to 4-8.

    This one got off to a slow start, with neither team managing to score in the opening quarter. Matt Forte finally broke the drought by taking a screen pass from Jay Cutler, who continues to impress under new coaching, 18 yards for the TD. Forte would score again with 6 seconds left in the first half on a 1 yard run, leaving the Bears leading 14-0 at the break.

    The Bears began to put the game away on the opening kickoff of the second half, forcing a Lions fumble and getting the ball at the 23 yard line. From there, Forte scored for the third time to extend the lead, and when Cutler threw his second TD pass to FB Will Ta'ufo'ou it was 28-0 heading into the final quarter. The Lions would get on the board with a great throw from Matt Stafford to Kevin Smith for the 79 yard score midway through the last quarter, but from there Chicago would run out the clock for the win.

    Matt Forte was the MVP of the game, rushing for 102 yards on 27 carries, catching 2 passes for 26 yards and scoring 3 times. Cutler was also solid, throwing for 170 yards and 2 TD's without an interception. Matt Stafford struggled at times for Detroit, but managed to throw for 176 yards with a TD and no picks. LOLB Julian Peterson lead all players with 10 tackles on the day.

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    StevenRhysCann Arizona Cardinals

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    The Road To The Playoffs
    By David Jones
    Chicago Times

    The Bears picked up their fourth consecutive victory, improving to 4-1 since the hiring of coach StevenRhysCann and all but locking up the NFC North by defeating the longtime rival Detroit Lions in week 13, by a score of 28-7. That victory, following week 12's 55-31 destruction of defending OMFL champion coach Vishal and his Philadelphia Eagles has the city believing that this could be the year, the year that the Bears would finally break through as the NHL's Blackhawks did at the end of their last season, and bring home the Lombardi trophy for the first time since January 1986.

    That Bears team, of course, is still considered today to be one of the greatest (the very greatest, in this reporter's opinion) teams in the history of professional football, utilising the famous 46 defense on their way to a 15-1 regular season and a crushing victory over the Patroits in SuperBowl XX. Allowing an insanely low 12.4 points per game on defense during the regular season, the 1985 Bears are still the city's greatest sporting acheivement, with perhaps Michael Jordan's Bulls being the only thing to come close.

    Maybe these Bears aren't quite on that level yet, but with Matt Forte having an outstanding 4 week stretch (93 carries for 463, 10 catches for 118 and 10 TD's) and Jay Cutler throwing 7 TD's with only 1 interception in the same span, the Bears are looking like a team capable of not only shutting their opposition down (3rd in the OMFL at 19.3 points per game against) but also scoring with anybody who wants to engage in a shootout. The city is alive with excitement at the potential to get through a wide open NFC playoffs and onto SuperBowl XLV in Dallas.

    The remaining schedule will pose a challenge, with games against top AFC East teams New England and the Jets as well as divisional rivals the Vikings and Packers, the Bears needing to win at least 3 out of 4 to guarentee a first round bye in the playoffs. I believe the Bears can do even better and win out the regular season, giving themselves the number 1 seed and the best chance of winning the NFC title game right here in Chicago. Can the Bears emulate the heroics of the 1985 team, or will they stumble as the 2006 Bears at the end of the season? I don't know about you, but i can't wait to find out.

    Current record: 9-3
    Week 13: Won 28-7 at Lions
    Week 14: vs Patroits
     

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