NEXT FOUR BEARS GAMES…
…are absolutely brutal. But they also allow this front office and coaching to evaluate young players in valuable positions.
- The Chargers are not good but they love to throw the ball and will throw for a zillion yards against this secondary.
- The Rams & Broncos defenses will be the best defenses the Bears face all season.
- The Packers are the Packers.
The Bears can play well for the next month and find themselves 2-9.
ONE THOUGHT ON JAY CUTLER
Interestingly his leadership is never questioned when he plays well. The reason? It was always bullshit. Jay’s problem is not personality. It is interceptions.
AROUND THE LEAGUE!
(1) Who have the Packers beaten this season that impresses you? The best team they’ve beaten is St. Louis and on that day Nick Foles kept throwing the ball to them. The NFC does not have a great team.
(2) Why don’t the Lions have 8-8 in them? Since 2001, here are the Lions win totals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 5, 3, 7, 0, 2, 6, 10, 4, 7, 11 and currently 1. While the whole league tends to spend most of their time in the 7-9 win range the Lions have only been in there twice in 14 years. They either make the playoffs or they’re awful. No middle ground.
(3) Todd Gurley is averaging more than 6 yards per carry. No other back in the top in the league in rushing averages over 5.
(4) Great late Monday night Tweet from Sam Farmer: “@LATimesfarmer: Luck is like a radio signal that keeps going in and out. We’ve got Luck. We’ve got Luck. Nope, we lost him again. Now, he’s back.” Colts owner Jim Irsay better act quickly or he will lose his star QB.
(5) Backup quarterbacks in the NFC are now 0-7 in games they’ve started. And people wonder why the starters get the money they get?
(6) This might be Peyton Manning’s best team.
(7) Jets defense is great and were obliterated by the Raiders offense. Bears defense is awful and completely shut them down. I don’t get the NFL
sometimes most times.
(8) Tom Brady is on pace to complete nearly 69% of his passes for 5,508 yards, 45 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. I mean…Jesus.
(9) The Vikings next six games are home to the Rams, at the Raiders, home to the Packers, at the Falcons, home to the Seahawks and at the Cardinals. Let’s not put them in the postseason just yet.
(10) If the season ended today…!
NFC BYE: Panthers, Packers
WILD CARD WEEKEND: Falcons at Giants, Vikings at Cardinals
AFC BYE: Patriots/Broncos/Bengals
WILD CARD WEEKEND: Raiders at Colts, Jets at Patriots/Broncos/Bengals
Side Note: If the Broncos beat the Colts Sunday the Texans would be in the postseason.
SCOTTSDALE ASSISTANCE NEEDED!
Yours truly will be in Scottsdale, AZ this weekend, including for the Monday night game against the Chargers. If you have any recommendations on good locations to watch the game with fellow Bears fans please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s what I found on the web:
Both the Tempe and Scottsdale locations of this Mexican restaurant have a huge Bears following this year.
Details: 640 S Mill Ave #110, Tempe. 480-257-2797. 4425 N Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. 480-945-6200. elhefe.com.
A Meetup group of fans of “Da Bears” sets up shop at Boondocks, with a keg and outdoor grilling for tailgating.
Details: 4341 N. 75th Street., Scottsdale. 480-949-8454, boondocksaz.com.
And with so many Midwestern transplants in the Phoenix area, it’s no surprise that many sports bars lean heavily Chicago. Here are a few to choose from.
Bruno’s Sports Bar & Grill
Details: 16737 E. Parkview Ave., Fountain Hills. 480-836-0770.
Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill
Details: 2121 E. Highland, Ave., Phoenix. 602-977-2700, halfmoonsportsgrill.com.
Hob Nob Sports Grill
Details: 7200 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 14, Chandler. 480-940-4745, hobnobsports.com.
Some of it sounds okay.