I thought this was a thread to get our predictions, not every sports writers predictions.
Without weaponz it's just another airline!
I am here to chew bubble gum and kick butt and I am all out of bubble gum!
It is- but also Give us an idea what the national press( just post the national sites) and other's think of the team which hopefully might even lead to a football discussion and back and forth and talk about the game : )
Your opinion only matters if you work for the media, obviously.
Originally Posted by go4bears
Bears at Carolina Panthers
Noon Sunday, FOX, AM-780
Northwest Herald sports writer Tom Musick breaks down this week’s Bears game.
Bears’ rushing offense vs. Panthers’ rushing defense
If you’re a fan of running backs, shield your eyes: The Bears are second-to-last in the NFL with 68.8 rushing yards a game. The backfield duo of Matt Forte and Chester Taylor needs to establish a ground attack with Jay Cutler out, but that’s easier said than done.
Bears’ passing offense vs. Panthers’ passing defense
Break out those Todd Collins jerseys. The 38-year-old quarterback looked rickety last week against the Giants, and he’ll need to bring a better effort against Carolina in his first start since 2007. He’s a savvy veteran, but he lacks Cutler’s arm strength and mobility.
Panthers’ rushing offense vs. Bears’ rushing defense
The winless Panthers have plenty of warts, but not when it comes to their running game. Pro Bowl running back DeAngelo Williams (5-8, 210) has averaged 5.1 yards a carry in his career, while bruiser Jonathan Stewart (5-10, 235) has 21 touchdowns in 36 career games.
Panthers’ passing offense vs. Bears’ passing defense
Pass rusher Julius Peppers and his Bears’ teammates smell fresh meat. Panthers rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen will be making his third career start, and an ankle injury to four-time Pro Bowl selection Steve Smith will force Carolina to use unproven receivers.
Good teams find a way to overcome adversity. Are the Bears a good team? We’ll know more Sunday when the Bears (3-1) are forced to play without their franchise quarterback against the winless Panthers (0-4). Look for both teams to try to pound the ball on the ground. The Bears defense could win a low-scoring game by forcing turnovers and good field position.
Tom Musick’s pick: Bears 13, Panthers 7
Hey! I was at the last tailgate a couple years ago. dbears sent me a PM on the CBMB saying it was in the same place, but I'm not from Charlotte, and my memory's not so good. I'm about to hit the road, but if anyone can e-mail me the spot, please do! firstname.lastname@example.org
12-9 Bears. This is a game of who wants to lose more then who wants to win.
Glad ya found us!!.. that was one great Tailgate!! : ) 300+ and taking over that lot
Originally Posted by BearGator56
Well had that 17-3 score for most of the Day : )
and really nice to see Izzy breakout and get the sacks expected peppers to get : )
Though Peppers had a real good game hinself..
Have to see once again the bear fans showed up IN FORCE at the game, we took over a parking lot and the Crowd was as loud or louder for bear big plays than was for panthers( would say td's,but panthers never did that..lol).
Really bythe 4th ,50% + of the Panther fans had left, and after Gme the walk out of the stadium and people yelling about bears and singing "bear down", really felt like "soldier field south"
Kudos to all the Bear fans and traveling well
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