I'm starting to grow more worried by the day about this game coming up on Sunday. I think our offensive line is playing better, but it's usually co-dependent on the variable of Mike Martz running the football with authority in order for it to work. I'm not convinced that we can't score at least four touchdowns on the Seahawks simply because they gave up 36 to New Orleans despite having that pass rush from the cornerbacks. However, our defense is going to need to be sure to be on its A game and, in particular, be able to stop Marshawn Lynch from going hog wild on our defensive front seven. We cannot afford for that to happen.
I still say that we win big, but I also am cognizant of the fact that it could end much differently than my 34-13 prediction. I won't hold my breath, but I am cautiously optimistic. And as for the NFC Championship Game? I would like to play the Packers out of the desire of gaining revenge, but at the same time, I don't want to make the fatal mistake of overlooking Seattle because they have won back-to-back elimination games (Rams, Saints), and have proven their worth of being in the playoffs.
I do not fear anything about the Seahawks, what is there to fear? Hasselback had a great game, but threw 12 TDs and 17 Ints this season.
I am scared to death of Mike Martz and Jay Cutler. I hold my breath every offensive play that we run and I will continue till the 2 of them can show me that they are consistently under control.
That's been the story of the Chicago Bears ever since Sid Luckman retired, WindyCity: the play of the quarterback. We have had a couple of decent quarterbacks since Luckman (Billy Wade and Jim McMahan), but aside from a couple of good years out of Jim Harbaugh, we haven't had shit at that position. Jay Cutler is the best quarterback the Bears have had since Sid Luckman, I dare say, and he didn't have that bad of a season this year despite missing a game and a half due to being concussed because of the offensive line collapsing. I don't have any problems with how Cutler played this season at all except for in the Washington game when he kept feeding the ball to DeAngelo Hall.