This upcoming game is about as big as it can get for post-season implications this early in the season. We are 2 full games behind both GB and Detroit (thanks to that pathetic performance vs. the Pack in what was a very WINNABLE game). GB is playing Sunday night vs. Atlanta ON THE ROAD in a very tough place to win as a visitor. There's a good chance that the Falcons will hand GB their first loss.
Detroit is coming off back-to-back miracle come-backs after being scorched in the 1st half against lackluster teams that repeatedly choke. Maybe, just maybe, we can jump out to a sizable first half lead and play 60 minutes of football rather than just 35-40 like Dallas and Minny did.
However it comes off, this is a game we desperatedly need to win. Can't fall 3 back to anyone and its likely a chance to pull within 1 game of both Detroit and Green Bay. NO EXCUSES--MUST WIN.
Stafford is average qb. Reminds me of angels in the outfield. Just throw the ball deep and somewhat accurate in cj direction and pray for that guy to make the catch. Just watch the highlight stafford does nothing special. They just give him weapons to succeed unlike ja has done for cutler
Lotta things gotta happen to have a good shot at winning.
I don't expect Forte to rack up 200+ yds again, but we have to establish a credible threat on the ground. No more rushing performances like weeks 2&3.
The O-line has had 1 game where they couldn't pass-block anything (N.O.) and 1 where they couldn't run-block anything (G.B.). I'll settle for decent across-the-board.
Receivers: TOO MANY DROPS
Secondary: If CJ pulls a Steve Smith on us, we lose. Can we keep him under 120 yards?
Not much has been said about this, but Jay Cutler has not played well this year so far. I've been very disappointed. After a good game vs. Atlanta, he was bad vs. NO (ok, I give him a pass on most of this because his pass pro was horrible). He then became really bad vs GB. He had time and decent protection (only 1 sack was really on the OLine). The blitz was well picked up much of the time and he did nothing with it. He looked jittery, unconfident, and his passes (when they weren't dropped) were either high or behind the intended receivers. He got away with several balls that should have been picked. Against Carolina, he was in a dream situation with a running game that the defense couldn't stop abd a lead. Again, his passes weren't sharp and were too often off-target. It didn't cost the game because the air offense just wasn't needed.
Yes, the OL is shaky. Yes, his receiving corps is not what it should be.
Um, I guess with our best two safeties out there, and our defensive line actually showing up would help, but if we can just balance the game plan out, we have more talent overall than that team. They're a one trick pony, and you cut the Stafford-Johnson exchange, they're *******d.
Wait a minute, hold UP! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the truth that we Bears fans are fairly concerned about facing the Lions....the DETROIT LIONS! This feels like a really bad "Twilight Zone" episode where we're stuck in an alternate NFL universe or something......
My family back in Detroit (and other parts of Michigan) are giving me so much sh*t right now and talking so much SH*T, too.
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln