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Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns Game Thread

| December 14th, 2013

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Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

  • A lot of column space has been dedicated to Josh Gordon this week and rightfully so but Jordan Cameron should frighten Bears defenders far more this week. If the Bears don’t pressure Jason Campbell, Cameron will dominate the middle of the field.
  • Who is the running back to beat the Bears for triple digits this week? Edwin Baker was signed Tuesday. Does he have a shot? Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker are not good but that hasn’t stopped opposing backs yet. (Has Brandon Jacobs even played since running over the Bears?) Or might this be the week/circumstances that allow the Bears defense to make a few tackles?
  • It’s difficult to assess just how good the Browns defense is but I watched their tape against Jacksonville and it was none-too-impressive. I don’t care about field position. Chad Henne’s Jags can’t put up 32 on you.
  • Weather: Field was covered in snow Saturday and snow is expected all day Sunday. But unless there’s a howling wind in Cleveland, I don’t see conditions have much of an effect on play.
  • So Jay Cutler is a human being and one would think he’ll attempt to showcase the distinct skill that separates he and Josh McCown: arm strength. I say Bears try to beat Browns over the top a few times, weather permitting.
  • Jason Campbell wants to check the ball down. But he’ll only do so if the Bears manufacture pressure. Without it, they’re susceptible to Gordon/Cameron.
  • Hester is breaking this record. And he’s doing it in the next three weeks.

Chicago Bears 27, Cleveland Browns 16

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  • Still a Doug Plank Fan

    First to announce that if we beat the Browns today (and we will) and the Ravens beat Detroit tomorrow, then I’ll take the snow in Egypt as a sign……..

  • Viva

    I wonder if it snowed in Egypt during the Ice Age?

  • MB30SD

    I’m wondering if hell is beginning to freeze over…. does that mean that the curse of ’85 has been broken and that this mish mosh of good and bad units, players, and coaches is going to take us to the promise land after 28 years?

    …and then the second virginya takes the Lombardi into her hands from rodge the rapture opens from her face, rodge sheds his earthly skin to show us his true identity underneath… horns, tail, and long forked snake tounge and all and the appocalypse commences?

    • gpldan

      It will turn out that Virginia is actually the Virgin Mary herself and she will wave her cane and shut the portal to the nether Gandalf style.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Can’t be. She spawned the Bears’s anti-christ, Michael.

  • Ufficio

    BEAR DOWN

    (And bring back the chat, pretty pretty please)

    • tobijohn

      Yeah, what’s with no chat? As far as I could tell, it was working fine when Jeff yanked it saying there were technical difficulties…..

  • gpldan

    I like the name Fozzy Whttaker. It sounds like he should be Treasury Secretary or playing Augusta or something.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Dude, that guy is good. He played against us in the Preseason (when he was with the Chargers?) He had some Ford in him. That’s why the Browns picked him off their PS.

      Fozzy might waka-waka our D right to the endzone.

      Obi is more of a 3rd down pass catching back methinks.

      • AlbertInTucson

        They list Obi asa Fullback.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          Yeah, he’s sort of a tweener though, like Marcel Reece on the Raiders. He’s not as explosive though, but it is our D.

  • gpldan

    Jeff seriously tweeted that Cutler’s #1 priority today is to win.

    In other news, the national highway system’s main goal is to transport automobiles from one place to another and the Earth’s atmosphere has one main objective; to hold a precious mixture of oxygen and nitrogen so living creatures can breathe. Gravity’s job is to suck today. And every day.

    • Still a Doug Plank Fan

      LMFAO…yet again.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Mooch and Irvin debating who is more unfairly criticized, Cutler or Romo.

    I would say Cutler, but lots of ppl hate Romo too, esp since he signed a big contract, that amplifies his choking. It’s a photo finish.

    • MB30SD

      romo – december…. every… december.

      Discussion over.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        At least he’s around in Dec!

        Zing.

    • Ufficio

      I don’t follow the national (sports) media discussion at all, but I’m wondering if anyone’s criticizing Rodgers for quitting on his team?

      • Cormonster

        Some Packer fans certainly are, saying Favre would be back.

        • AlbertInTucson

          The Packer Narcissus sycophants are delusional.

          I’m hearing Rodgers wants to go and the Packer medical staff won’t clear him.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          Yeah, I read that too from some some Pack fans.

          Farve must be like the love of your life betraying you for Pack fans. Some forgive, some forget, others do neither.

          I wonder which player for the Bears comes closest to being like Farve for the Pack.

          • Shady

            Cedrunk Benson? Bernard Berrian?

          • Cormonster

            Jimmy Mac played for the Packers and they won a SB. He made up for it by wearing a Bears jersey to the White House.

          • tobijohn

            I love it but it’s still an asshat move on his part..

          • Cormonster

            Agreed.

  • Let’s go Jay! And Bears!

    Interesting bit of Evan history. I wrote a couple few articles for the 4th Phase Blog a couple years back. Apparently, I wrote one about not believing in Josh McCown, even though I really wanted to: http://www.chicagonow.com/bearssth/2011/12/help-me-josh-mccown-youre-my-only-hope/

    If only he’d performed then like he performed this year. It’s gotta be the Trest, man.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Yes. Brandon Jacobs HAD played since the Bear game, but wound up with just238 and 4TDs, total, before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

  • Still a Doug Plank Fan

    Kurt Warner on NFLN just explained that the pass McCown threw to Jeffery last week in the end zone is one that McCown actually taught him when he went to Arizona from St. Louis. Called it a “Position” pass, basically, and Warner said it took him a bit, but he learned it, and he learned it from McCown.

    Just interesting.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      That was a perfect pass. He also showed a little arm on that throw, to go along with guts and precision, and knowledge.

      If only he were 5 years younger…

      • Still a Doug Plank Fan

        They showed a similar pass from McCown to Jeffrey in the Minny game too. Fox has Marshall and Jeffrey on right now.

      • tobijohn

        Yes but he still has low miles…

  • Doc Nitty

    Defensive domination and a strong running game. The qualities that both defined and drew me inexorably to the beloved.

    In this bizzarro season, the bears are flying high with a good-to-great passing game, a serviceable running game and a defense so porous, opposing running backs are guaranteed a 100 yard game – possibly by half time. The team fights every game, another bears hallmark, and despite looking like the Bizzarro bears, find themselves in legit playoff contention.

    So while I have a hard time feeling like this is a team of REAL title contention caliber, I know anything can happen once you make the dance. We can still make the dance. And I’ll be damned if I’m not having fun watching this offense.

    Today we have the Cleveland Browns. Another NFL glory-days team. A team with another storied history who’ve disappointed in the modern era. A team we don’t play in the REGULAR season very often. So I find myself really wanting a win today. Like, as if we’re playing the Lions or Vikes almost.

    All of which is to say, I’M FIRED UP BITCHES!!!!!!

    BEAR DOWN!!!

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I really like when we play historic teams like the Browns, Steelers, Pack, Cowboys…just the nostalgia in me. Sunday, football, snow…mmmBeaaarsss…This is why we suffer through the offseason.

    • Shady

      Thought you moved to Uruguay.

  • AlbertInTucson

    It’s off to my local sports bar. Go Bears! Beware of the Obi-man.

  • Shady

    This game should be tight throughout. Jay doesn’t need to unleash the dragon all day, he may feel like he needs to prove it, but he doesn’t need to until necessary. Keep it close, don’t make the big mistake. Wait for the Browns to be the Browns and then win it when the game is on the line.

    27-24 Bearce.

  • underway

    ugh…. Got to be smarter….

  • tobijohn

    OK well we got that out of the way..

  • Shady

    Jay Jay Jay…NOT OK.

  • Maddbearfan

    Oh good…just turn the game on and ..interception…Jay..you have 4 real good recievers..USE THEM!!!!!

  • RenoBear

    Dude the announcers sounded like they took a lot of pleasure in that Cutler interception! WTF

    • tobijohn

      I think most of the media want to see him fail

      • RenoBear

        You, sir, are correct

  • Shady

    I think Tucker has finally decided blitzing is the only option to try and stop the run.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      He’s actually been pretty smart about his blitzing lately only using it on 3rd downs and important moments, but maybe he’s like ‘fuck it’ now.

      • Shady

        Can’t really get much worse than it was.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Just went from 7-0 Bears to 3-0 Browns.

    • Shady

      Not exactly. Bears needed at least a FG there.

  • Steven

    Does anyone have a link for the game?

  • Hank

    I’ve been chastised for being on the mcCown bus. Interception, ok whatever, but that delay of game would not have happened with Josh.

  • underway

    there is the reverse….

  • underway

    I like the way Jay is planting and throwing.

    • Shady

      They have a nice 11-play 7+ min drive going. Need to FINISH this one.

  • Shady

    Is Forte hurting or did they plan on using this much Bush?

  • underway

    the redzone playcalling continues to baffle me. not one shot to our big receivers in the endzone….

    • SC Dave

      Other than that interception, you mean?

  • Shady

    Ver conservative play calling inside the 12 yd line.

    • Hank

      That sweep is usually good for 10 early in the game. But agreed, we need to use the pass to set up our run game.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    That was a Jay-proof safe red-zone call by Trest on 3rd.

    • Shady

      Calling plays like HE’S the backup.

      • SC Dave

        He’s playing like one, so why not?

  • RenoBear

    Holy crap Bostic shed a block!!!

  • Shady

    Even again in the TO department. Horrible throw/decision from Jason Campbell.

    • Hank

      Aided by a horrible route and effort by Cameron.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      So unusual for Captain Checkdown to throw it up for his receiver like that. Nice to know some of Jay rubbed off on him.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Bowman on Cameron. Guess Trestman got my memo about their TE.

    Bowman has been impressing me these past few games.

  • Shady

    Cutler just missed BMarsh by 10 feet.

  • tobijohn

    Sloppy

  • underway

    O just doesnt look as comfortable….

  • underway

    I retract my earlier statement….

  • Hank

    Still prefer Jay in there?

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    If we bench Cutler now, say goodbye to him next year. Might have to.

    • Shady

      The drama intensifies.

    • underway

      He had the power to control his own fate and STILL DOES… He has the rest of the second quarter….

  • Maddbearfan

    we fuck ourselves on stupid penalties!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Hope Trest doesn’t repeat the Lions debacle. Just sit Jay now. Say he’s still injured or whatever other BS facesaving coach speak he wants.

  • Maddbearfan

    That’s what…three over throws so far…

  • Hank

    I suppose the jay lovers are saying it’s not his fault. It’s bMarsh’s fault for not being 2 feet taller.

  • gpldan

    Do you know how Jay Cutler feels about that Pick-6?

    He DOOOOOOOOEEESSNT CARE!

  • Shady

    Somebody tell Waffle to stay away from the media this week.

  • underway

    The TEAM is better than the good of one man… In Trest we trust????? MAKE THE DECISION COACH… “Jay re aggravated his ankle will sit the second half due to injury” –

  • RenoBear

    Jesus Cutler bring the effin ball down

  • Hank

    The worst part about this is that putting jay into conservative mode plays to our weaknesses.

  • Shady

    Have to kick the FG here, right?

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    take the FG

  • tobijohn

    If memory serves me, seems if Cutler is off at the beginning of the game, he stays off…

  • underway

    we know this play

  • tobijohn

    No

  • RenoBear

    OM freakin Gosh

    • Hank

      Blessing in disguise.

  • Shady

    Makes the decision a lot easier.

    • Shady

      ANOTHER penalty?

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    That’s whey you take the FG! christ

  • underway

    thank you Alshon!!!!!

  • RenoBear

    gotta be fucking kidding me

  • RenoBear

    WTF

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    WOW. Are we the Lions now?

  • Shady

    Now you’re going to PUNT it?

    • Ufficio

      57-yarder into the wind?

      • Shady

        I’m saying to go from ‘going for it’ to kicking a FG to punting is ridiculous.

        • Ufficio

          Whatever.

  • Maddbearfan

    Again stupid penalties…god damn..stop it morons!!!1

  • underway

    points off the board…. JEEZUS

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Tucker, time to earn a job.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    maybe going for a FG on 2nd isn’t such a bad idea with our O.

  • Hank

    On the bright side, if we lose the game, jay will take his diabetes inflicted high throws somewhere else. Goddamn this is frustrating.

    • Shady

      Harsh on Cutler. Frustrating? yes. Beetus insult? low blow.

      • Hank

        As long as jay is our Qb were going to have these days when all he does is throw picks and overthrows. I am sick of the highs and lows.

        • Shady

          I can understand the frustration with Cutler.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      The Cutler apologist will argue he was rusty, or throwing off a bad groin/ankle.

    • BearFanInDE

      Yep

  • underway

    on my second 6 pack before the half is not a good sign….. FUCK

  • tobijohn

    If Jay is primarily responsible for losing this game (and most likely, season), what do you?

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Start him the rest of the season. Then tag and trade him next season.

    • Ufficio

      It’s ultimately on Trestman.

    • BearFanInDE

      Trest won’t let Cutler finish the game if we don’t have a lead in the 3rd.

  • SC Dave

    Cutler killing us so far. Hopefully trestman benches him at halfn

    Better, get a td now so we dont want to

    • Shady

      COULD happen. Not likely. Will come down to 4th quarter.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Lions game part deux.

  • BearFanInDE

    Time for Cutler to earn his paycheck…

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Nice stop for the D.

  • BearFanInDE

    Another dicey throw

    • underway

      its only dicey if it doesn’t work…

  • Shady

    Marshall showing you he’s a #1 WR.

    • Hank

      Phenomenal catch.

      • Shady

        TOUCHDOWN!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Hayden is no slouch. Marshall loves going against top CBs.

    • Shady

      Marshall is pwning Hayden right now and Cutler is giving him every opportunity.

  • Hank

    Funny that the one target to Alshon was over the middle short, the most dangerous for the wr. Otherwise staring down BMarsh.

  • underway

    Hopefully Cutler cleans it up in the 2nd half… Cobwebs off…. lets go….

  • gpldan

    After that TD you are getting more Jay in the 2nd half.

    • Shady

      Oh yeah.

    • Hank

      Bring it on. It has come to a head, jay deserves enough rope. Happy we’ll have a verdict at least. I of course prefer jay turns it around!

  • Shady

    Bears REALLY needed that TD before the half.

  • tobijohn

    On the bright side, the D’s tackling looks better..

  • Hank

    “All in all they gotta feel comfortable with jay right now”.

    Has he been watching the game?

    • Shady

      Cutler is a bit too focused in on Marshall and the deep routes, he needs to take what the Browns are giving him. That check down to Earl near the goal line was an example of that.

  • tobijohn

    Cutler is like the crazy hot GF who’s giving you’ve the best sex you’ve ever had but then is always completely embarrassing you in front of your friends or family. You’re constantly asking yourself if all the drama is worth it…

    • Shady

      Winning or losing will let you know if it was worth it in the end.

  • underway

    Anybody miss the P-Nut punch on D? When was the last fumble forced or recovered by the D?

    • underway

      600 snaps… just heard it

    • Ufficio

      Yeah, I think we all miss the Peanut punch. And Peanut in general.

  • Shady

    Had a chance for that fumble on the kickoff coming out of the half.

    • Shady

      BUT THERE’S BOWMAN AGAIN!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    BOOOOOWMMAAANNN

    • Shady

      gonna get paaaaaaaid

      • tobijohn

        He seems to be making the most of his second chance…

  • Ufficio

    CAMPBELL!

  • underway

    It could be worse…We could still have campbell.

  • Shady

    So the D came to play today? Not bad Tucker considering the pile you have to work with.

    • tobijohn

      ST too

    • Hank

      D has given up 3 points, and that was off a TO. It’s like we have reverted to 8 weeks ago on both sides of the ball!

  • tobijohn

    Ratliff’s looking like a smart move by PE

  • underway

    Conte….

  • Shady

    Conte. C’mon bro. CATCH the ball.

  • Hank

    I wish I had someone in my house keeping a count of how many times I yell “Conte you suck” each week. So far only once today.

  • tobijohn

    Haven’t much about Major Wright. I guess that’s a good thing

  • Shady

    The Wildcat gashes us for 20? Get your shit together Tucker.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Shea never played against the wildcat?

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Conte…the anti-playmaker.

  • Hank

    At least into the wind jay might not overthrow as much. Both his picks were downwind.

  • underway

    why does he refuse to throw the ball away?

  • Ufficio

    Stupid penalty.

  • Shady

    Another game with a slew of penalties.

  • Ufficio

    Jesus fuck.

  • underway

    There was a Punch…I had to ask….

  • Ufficio

    Time to see what Jay is really made of, I suppose.

  • underway

    3 TO’s 17 points…. not gonna cut it…

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Well, Cutler is captain comeback, right?

    Part of the reason he needs to comeback is his own bonehead picks to get the Bears in a hole.

    • Shady

      Sure, why not?

  • Shady

    Welp. This ain’t looking good.

  • Hank

    I guess BMarsh was covered.

    • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

      I’d like to see a sarcastic remark about a 3rd string TE running the read option like Russell Wilson, drive killing pre snap penalties, TE fumble return for TD, etc. We all know you can provide them for Jay. Try to diversify.

  • tobijohn

    Add finding a new punter to the offseason to-do list….

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    fucking really? edwin baker for 15?

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      off the street first NFL game. We make off the street HBs look like HOFs.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    barring a miraculous turn of events, I think the season’s over.

    • Shady

      c’maahhhhnn miraculous-turn-of-events.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        It’s our D, specials, everything, not just Cutler. We gotta reach down deep, but man only so many times you can reach down to the well.

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    Recipe for losing to Cleveland:
    Red Zone INT, Pick 6 (a Chicago Bears offense specialty, drive killing pre snap penalties, 4th and 6inches to punting, TE fumbling for TD, giving up huge 3rd down conversions to 3rd string running backs, letting 3rd string TE’s run read option like Wilson. Let’s see what the headlines are.

    • Hank

      I’ll bite. “Cutler overthrows Bears season”

      • SC Dave

        Truth. Unless, of course, we win

      • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

        revise

        • Hank

          “Alshon saves Cutler from overthrowing bears season”

          • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

            that’s what fucking superstars do hank, they make superstar plays. When it was McCown it was a great pass, when it was Jay he was bailed out. lol, pound sand.

      • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

        Hank.

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    please stop them on 3rd and 14.

  • Ufficio

    The fucking Browns.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Defense holding. Miracles gotta start somewhere.

    • Hank

      Marshall May have had a big play if he wasn’t held

  • Ufficio

    Sure looked like Bushrod had a handful of jersey in the endzone. Phew.

  • tobijohn

    If there’s three guys on Marshall there has to be somebody else open

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    come man it hit him in the god damn facemask. fucking catch it

  • underway

    just get it to him….

  • Shady

    JEFFERY! Way to make a play.

  • Ufficio

    Alshon Jeffery is the greatest human being who has ever lived.

    • Hank

      Agree. I was worried he might have been called for a push.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    THAT’s a throw McCown never attempts.

    • underway

      that is lucky as hell..(ill take it) But Alshon just saved Cutty’s ass…

      • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

        you gotta throw it. our WR’s are unstoppable. it’s silly not to. Marshall dropped a TD the play before.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Can our D feed off the energy? plz, one more turnover

  • Shady

    This kid is unbelieveable.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    We’ll take that Browns.

  • BearFanInDE

    Wow..frickin NFL redzone didn’t even show a replay…talkin abt Brady

  • tobijohn

    Refs have been decent today

  • Ufficio

    Awesome D on 3rd and 14!

    Way to get bailed out by a drop.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    We need some Forte and Gould right here

    • Ufficio

      Need a TD

      • Ufficio

        Still don’t trust this defense to hold a 3pt lead.

      • Hank

        Agree conservative =punt

    • Shady

      Way too early to get conservative.

  • Shady

    Love that play call. Fake AJEA pitch to Forte.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    The reverse sometimes sucks, but other times freezes Ds.

  • Shady

    FINISH the drive here. C’mon guys!

    • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

      uninspired run call

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    This is where Culter has to do what McCown couldn’t vs Vikes and Rams

    • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

      The. Pearl.

  • Ufficio

    Jesus, forte up the middle doesn’t work on the goal line. Figure it out, Trestman.

  • Shady

    EARLLLLLLLL!!!!!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    The PEAAARRALLLL

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    Dave, our guy. Our common thread amongst all the tension.

    • SC Dave

      Right on, Johnny. He and Robbie.

  • underway

    I think what is dissapointing is that Alshon 1 on 1 at the top of the screen was never an option…. TD Bears…

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    please D do it for me just this once. Help me keep my sanity.

    • SC Dave

      no shit man; ratliff has been a big help

    • SC Dave

      There you go, Johnny! Time for Jay, et al, to ice this fucker

  • Hank

    Would like to see a pick6 here.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Is Pep even playing?

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    This is it boys. 3rd down. Hoooooolllld. – Braveheart

  • tobijohn

    bad things always seem to happen after missed iNTs

    • tobijohn

      Glad I’m wrong

  • Shady

    Nice plays by Frey and Jennings to force a HUGE punt.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    YEAHHHHHH

    Forte, Forte, and some more Forte. And NOT up the middle, goddammit Trest

    • Shady

      No time to turtle, smart, efficient passing against the blitz.

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    4minute drill

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    alshon jeffrey run fake

  • tobijohn

    Why doesn’t he just call a fair catch?

    • Shady

      He does, but for some reason he doesn’t catch it.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Forte is so smart. Subtly stays in bounds

    • SC Dave

      To think people proposed not paying him… smh forever

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    alshon jeffrey run now

    • Shady

      Fake AJEA pitch to Forte, 2nd time worked like a charm.

      • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

        thats what i mean, just ca’n’t type fast enough

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    THAT run is BALLSY

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    love that run play

  • Shady

    BUSHY!

  • underway

    Fitting Ending… TD BEARS!!!!!

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    jesus, fucking bush.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Run fat boy, runnn!!!

    • Ufficio

      He waddled that one into the endzone.

  • Maddbearfan

    We might have a chance to win this one now with a 14 pt lead!!!!!

  • tobijohn

    Vikings put 41 on the Eagles

    • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

      gotta love football

    • underway

      without AP…

  • Shady

    Gotta hand it to Tucker and the defense, gave it a good effort today.

    Cutler didn’t have a great game, but they found a way to get it done in crunch time. Clutch.

    Solid but unspectacular effort all around.

    • SC Dave

      Seconded. Defense was almost up to par.

    • EnderWiggin

      No way McCown can throws the 50 yard laser to Jeffery.

      • Still a Doug Plank Fan

        An argument could be made that he wouldn’t have needed to. My needle is still stuck on the belief that McCown is a better fit in Trestman’s offense than Cutler. There, I’ve blasphemed. Stoning to follow after the break….

        • EnderWiggin

          After watching the replay, I regress. The ball was not a laser, it was a bomb. And McCown actually COULD have thrown that ball (similar to last weeks Jeffery TD).

  • Ufficio

    Let’s go Ravens!

  • Shady

    Kirk Cousins coming up huge in the league of glory.

    • tobijohn

      And then instead of the PAT and a tie , they fail on the 2pt

      • Shady

        I’m OK with that call at that point in their season.

  • gpldan

    Alshon is craaaaazy

  • SC Dave

    James Anderson is our best lb other than Lambo, of course

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    your only job Conte

  • underway

    Conte…

  • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

    No way this happens.

  • BearFanInDE

    Really?! Josh Campbell ProBowler?! C’mon Bears D!!

  • Hank

    Conte. Poor.

  • underway

    HANDS!!!!

  • Ufficio

    Take a knee, Marshall.

  • Shady

    A win is a win. Next stop Philly who should be pissed after losing to a terrible Minny team.

    • tobijohn

      A terrible Minny team that beat us. All hail the giant slayer!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Well boys, once more into the breach. I stared into the abyss, and it stared back whispering, “Beeeears”

  • BearFanInDE

    Wow!! Minnesota landed 41 points on the eagles…more to come…without AP

    • tobijohn

      Who needs him. Trade him to the Colts…

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      UNBELIEVABLE. And here I started the Eagle’s D in FF. Damn.

      • SC Dave

        Thats funny

      • BearFanInDE

        And I benched Ryan Tannehil

    • BearFanInDE

      Make that 48

  • BearFanInDE

    Let’s go Ravens!!

  • Maddbearfan

    Alive for yet another week!

  • tobijohn

    FWIW, Cutler’s QBR was 102.2

    • BearFanInDE

      Is that the espn version?

      • tobijohn

        Yahoo

      • beninnorcal

        No, espn version never sounds as exciting, probably like 75. And they call it ‘Total QBR’, and they love bringing it up(espn), they won’t give up.

        • BerwynBomber

          ESPN’s QBR is not bad but it is not the be-all/end-all that the four letter thinks it is. In fact, the old QB rating system often seem a hair more indicative.

        • SC Dave

          Well, cutler did not have time to punch any grandmothers in the face, so I’m guessing 82

    • Shady

      Cutler was money on 3rd down today. MONEY.

  • beninnorcal

    Why has every game minus last week been a nail-biter this year? Go Bears, live to fight another week. Pressure’s on Detroit.

    • tobijohn

      Detroit -6.5

      • beninnorcal

        Ouch. Atleast Edgar Allen’s squad is still in the hunt, right? Are they?

        • tobijohn

          Yup still have a good chance for a WC spot. Theoretically, a divisional title if Cincy has a total meltdowm=n…

  • bearsfantillend

    ugly win but i will take it.

  • BerwynBomber

    Root for the Girls too. If the Cheese go down today, there’s a better chance they will sit Rodgers for the season, which could benefit us in W17.
    Still, digesting today’s win. Short version is, we’ll take it. Side note is: there is a reason why the Clowns are 4-10. A game that was a little reminiscent of the first Vikings game, except we were more in control late in this one.

    • Ufficio

      Matt Flynn is godawful. Please let us play against him week 17.

    • SC Dave

      Cowboys blow. I fucking hate them. The only cowboys game i ever liked was in 1985 vs bears

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Alshon.
    Damn!!! Is he going to give us a highlight reel TD every game from here on out?
    Oh, and Conte? You fail all of the geometry.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That ball traveled fully FIFTY yards in the air thru a swirling wind.
      That play doesn’t happen with McCown.

  • Maddbearfan

    Well, definetly not one of Cutty’s best days, but I’ll cut him a break for being off for 4 weeks….Go Bears!!!!

    • AlbertInTucson

      Once again, he OWNED the 4th quarter.

      • Maddbearfan

        Yep, so next week we’ll see if he get’s in the groove a bit quicker. We’re still alive for the playoffs….for the moment.

  • bearsfantillend

    Eli Manning had 5 interceptions today.

    • tobijohn

      Stranger things have happened but I have a hard time seeing the Giants beating the Lions in Detroit next Sunday…

      • tobijohn

        Although the way the Vikings have been playing as of late, I could see them beating the Lions in the Metrodome the following week…

        • AlbertInTucson

          You can just bet that when the Eagles heard “No Peterson AND no Gerhart” they had that game chalked up as a “W”.

          Oops.

  • Still a Doug Plank Fan

    I said this in reply to a post below, but didn’t want to be a coward and hide it there.

    I think McCown is a better fit in Trestman’s offense than Cutler is. I think he should have started today and through season’s end. I believe he would have had the game today in hand long before quarter 4.

    Let the stoning begin. Blasphemy against Cutler (whom I do think has the much better arm) is certainly a mortal sin, but I commit it willingly.

    • Bender McLugh

      who cares

    • tobijohn

      I live in a glass house and I am not without sin so I won’t be throwing anything at you. Even if Cutler wins out, it wouldn’t mean you’re not right in your assessment. I’m really trying but I just can’t let go of what that $16M could buy on the D side or simply some depth on both sides…

      • NewBearInTown

        Tobi, I posted this a few threads ago. Even with a Cutler signing… if we cut Peppers, we’ve got almost $30M to work with to fix the D.
        But SDPF isn’t totally off. McCown has done a great job in what I guess is the modern West Coast Offense. A lot of “below average” guys are making it work around the league. The Browns had a guy in that looked great before he tore his ACL; P Rivers (maybe not below average) is doing it in SD with his new coach; Alex Smith does it for KC. Cutler isn’t the guy to run that offense.
        With that said – I think the fault lies with Trestman to an extent that he can’t create plays that work to Cutler’s strength. We don’t have the speed option I’m sure he’d like, but we’ve got jump ball guys. Cutler could do very well doing what, for example, Baltimore did when they won last year with Flacco. That’s on Trestman to figure out.
        The way I see it, this is the first game in a Cutler system instead of a McCown system. The entire offense needs to adjust to the change. That includes the line, the skill guys and the play callers. Cutler needs to improve as well, but you can’t fault him for being who he is.
        Plus, McCown is 34. He’s not the future of this franchise or any other. Let Cutler go and we’re one bad injury away from QB purgatory once again.

        • tobijohn

          I wonder what the minimum is that Peppers would play for? Based on his play this year, I don’t think anyone (including the Bears) are going to pay him anything close to what he’s scheduled to make this next year…

      • Hank

        Precisely. McCown is far from perfect, but for 16 large, he has proven he can run an offense that has weapons. I’ll take Josh’s low throws over Jays overthrows. Much more even keel.

    • BearFanInDE
  • MB30SD

    my god, can tony romo suck any more? Jesus.

  • MB30SD

    RIP peter o’toole

  • BearFanInDE

    Hmmm..anybody else catch this??

    Espn – Sources: Bears not entirely behind Cutler (pre-game)

    http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=nfcnorth&id=63922

    One Bears player told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman that Cutler threw a number of interceptions in practice this week and that it’s been weeks since McCown — who leads the NFL in QBR — has thrown any. The player said with each mistake Cutler made the defense grew more and more frustrated.

    • MB30SD

      Hahahahaha… the defense just needs to shut the motherfuck up and do something. anything.

      Jesus, worry about your own shit… and by shit I mean shit.

      • BearFanInDE

        Exactly…someone from the D?? Is tht you #54?

    • AlbertInTucson

      I so detest “unnamed sources”. Man-up and own it or shut up.

  • BearFanInDE

    Wow! Green Bay getting back into game…

  • MB30SD

    are you fucking kidding me cowboys!??!!?

  • MB30SD

    here we go. packers about to win this one. Jesus fucking christ.

    Then there’s this: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/laces-out/brandon-marshall-proves-his-love-for-his-quarterback-on-sunday-121513

  • MB30SD

    jesus. this game is a shitshow. brutal to watch

  • MB30SD

    holy shit… miles austin sighting!

  • tobijohn

    If GB wins this one, they’re still in it. In which case, I’d be shocked if Rogers isn’t back for at least that last game against us…

    • SC Dave

      Good, Shea can do him again and better this time. And be bust – 2 plays

  • MB30SD

    romo

    I’ll tell you this. I would MUCh rather have jay than romo

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    God, Romo is such a choker. How can anyone still defend him after that brutal pick?

    Oh, Romo has the highest QB rating, blah blah…when the chips are down, he’s a turnover machine. I would love to see his QB rating when the game is on the line. Bet he has more INTs than TDs in those scenarios.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Romo’s teary-eyed on the sideline.

      I think he’s finally realized who he is.

      • Cutty Badger don’t give a fuck

        …and what he’s just done.

  • tobijohn

    There it is….

    • tobijohn

      Jerry is going to be fun to watch after this one

    • tobijohn

      Go for two

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Can Romo twice in 2 minutes? Oh my.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      The answer is YES.

  • SC Dave

    I think i’ve hated dallas more than any team my whole life ( well, maybe the yankees) and today those worthless pieces of shit added to their legacy. Bet s on packers winning the division?

    • MB30SD

      Romo giveth…. and romo taketh

      • SC Dave

        Goddamnit i hate dallas.

        At least the cocksucking bounty hunters lost

      • AlbertInTucson

        Today it was just Romo giveth and Romo Giveth, some more.

        Cowboys only averaged 7 yards a carry so I TOTALLY understand why they kept throwing the ball when they were ahead.

        Duh.

        • MB30SD

          they did that with us too.

          I HAVE to believe dallas has a new interim HC by tomorrow AM

          • AlbertInTucson

            And have Jerra admit a mistake? I won’t hold my breath.

          • AlbertInTucson

            “They did that with us, too.”

            For sure. And as we all know…

            “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

  • SC Dave

    Gawd…. bengals bent over for a stuffing.. earlier, it was a good football day

  • MB30SD
    • tobijohn

      Based on the description (“dental injury”), he might have lost a couple teeth. Don’t punters wear mouth guards?

      • MB30SD

        fractured jaw.

        brutal. Enjoy those delicious shakes… every single meal for the next 8 weeks bud.

        • tobijohn

          Ah, yes. I did the same once. Goofing around with friends, I ran into a tree. Had a craving for a Whopper with cheese. Couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to chew so I threw it in a blender with a little warm milk and made a Whopper shake. It was one of those ideas that should never made it past the theoretical…

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
  • SC Dave
  • gpldan

    I can win my fantasy playoff round in Shady’s hell league if the Ravens cripple Stafford tomorrow night on the opening drive.

    Let’s come together form hands, make a prayer circle…

  • AlbertInTucson

    The shot of Dez Bryant walking out on his teammates with 1:20 on the clock would seem to say it all about his true value as a player and as a human being.

    Explain THAT behavior away, Jerra.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      What do you do as a coach? The entire NFCE lost this week, and the Boys are somehow still competing for the division. You can’t possibly sit your biggest playmaker, but what message does that send to the rest of the team. That it’s ok for a player to walk out on the team?

      • AlbertInTucson

        No argument here.

  • SC Dave

    We need to be rooting for (ugh) Pittsburgh. Because if the Bengals lose, the Ravens can dream of winning the division and that should help smush the kitties.

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