And these are just the preseason games.
Originally Posted by Henry Burris
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
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2-14 I think we lose Jay Cutler for the season.
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Well, just doing for a conversation starter and said "for now" before F/a, draft and other moves.. : )
Originally Posted by motownbear
or the total scores of the first 8 bears games vs their opponents : )
Originally Posted by short faced bear
I think it's a bit premature of the boys at the Chicago newspapers to be making predictions when we don't know what our final roster is going to look like.
no one is saying this is their FINAL predictions, just a cursory "first glance", based on the schedule , what people think "can" happen.. obviously draft/Free agency/ and injuries in camp/preseason can and will affect their prediction.. just soemthing when NO NEWS or anything to discuess that hasn't been beaten to death for the last few weeks.. to discuss
Originally Posted by Dagan81
Gut reaction: Hayes has Bears finishing 10-6. You?
By Neil Hayes on April 20, 2011 2:49 PM
Mock drafts are being produced every 15 seconds this time of year, proving that it's never too early for meaningless prognostications. With that in mind, I've broken down the 2011 schedule and predict the Bears will finish 10-6 next season -- if the lockout ever ends.
Frankly, I'm a little more optimistic than I thought I would be, thanks largely to the problems the Vikings could have getting their new quarterback up to speed during the lockout and the Bears facing AFC West opponents next season.
Anyway, Here's what I think. Let me know what you think.
Sept. 11: Atlanta Falcons at Bears, 12 noon.
Comment: Lovie Smith's teams usually perform well in openers. WIN
Sept. 18: Bears at New Orleans Saints, 12 noon
Comment: Saints will have extra time to prepare after opening against Packers on Thursday night. LOSS
Sept. 25: Green Bay Packers at Bears, 3:15, p.m.
Comment: 2010 proved Bears don't match up well against rivals. LOSS
Oct. 2: Carolina Panthers at Bears, 12 noon
Comment: Bears even record against Ron Rivera's team. WIN
Oct. 10: Bears at Detroit Lions, 7:30 p.m.
Comment: Lions lose on first "Monday Night Football" appearance since 2001. WIN
Oct. 16: Minnesota Vikings at Bears, 7:20 (Sunday Night Football)
Comment: It will be tough for Vikes to get new QB up to speed during lockout. WIN
Oct. 23: Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 12 noon.
Comment: If played in London it will be like home game for Bears. WIN
Oct. 30: BYE
Nov. 7: Bears at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 p.m.
Comment: Michael Vick gets revenge in Monday Night showdown. LOSS
Nov. 13: Lions at Bears, 12 noon
Comment: Lions better but not good enough. WIN
Nov. 20: San Diego Chargers at Bears, 3:15 p.m.
Comment: Philip Rivers can carve up any secondary. LOSS
Nov. 27: Bears at Raiders, 3:05 p.m.
Comment: Expect Raiders to take step sideways. WIN
Dec. 4: Kansas City Chiefs at Bears, 12 noon
Comment: Bears edge improving Chiefs at home. WIN
Dec. 11: Bears at Denver Broncos, 3:05 p.m.
Comment: Jay Cutler gets last laugh in homecoming. WIN
Dec. 18: Seattle Seahawks at Bears, 12 noon
Comment: Same result as 2010 Divisional Playoff game. WIN
Dec. 25: Bears at Packers, 7:20 p.m.
Comment: Mike Martz's offense struggled against Pack in 2010. LOSS
Jan 1: Bears at Vikings, 12 noon.
Comment: New QB should have settled in by now. LOSS
If that new Minnesota QB is a draft pick, he won't be a threat to us (weak draft for QB's IMO). If it's Kolb or Orton, then I will be worried.
Agree if they go with Webb and a rookie qb, going to be 2-3 years at least before good, and def. the basement of the NFCN for vikes- but even with a Vet, still think they are on the decline with Oline and dline and secondary issues, and think a 5-7 win team in 2011.
Originally Posted by Boochee Man
And not worried about orton( though would be strange seeing the neckbeard in purple)Last night they were talking the bronco's draft and qb's and they brough up some great points on why orton isn't the answer. They said as long as between the 20's and "on plan" orton was 'ok".. but in the redzone or third down when the pressure is on, orton is not good and why not a good Qb. Didn't realize orton's qb rating in the red zone was a 46 rating, only jimmy clausen in the entire NFL worse, and he was 30th on third down with a 52 rating... Which explains, why had meaningless yards btween 20's in game, but team failed week after week, even with their bad Defense.
If we draft Ballard, we win at least 80 games this year.