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  1. riczaj01

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    TB, I agree Bostic and Bass had big games on D, we flat stole Bass off the Oak PS, what he was doing there I don't know, but I'm glad he was.
     
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    Dion Pitta, their starting TE, is on injured reserve
    Kelechi Osemele, one of their starting Tackles, was out for the game
    Marlon Brown, one of their starting WR's was out for the game

    That 20 million dollar man's hands have been tied much of this season because of that.

    McCown played better than Flacco, no doubt, but if you say Flacco doesn't impress you, then you HAVE to take injuries to his offense into consideration. Also, don't say "well, we have a lot of players injured, too" to justify saying McCown is more impressive, because the Ravens have as many defensive injuries as we do.
     
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    Honestly, Flacco has never impressed me a whole lot. Don't get me wrong, he is good and he won a SB, but he is not a dominant QB IMO. When you compare the two, both teams had their problems with injuries, and quite frankly McCown was just as good if not better. Arguing this whole thing is pointless. People have their own opinions, but I think it is safe to say that we are getting a better value out of McCown than the Ravens are getting out of Flacco. Is that politically correct enough for everyone to agree on?
     
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    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/11/17/bears-beat-ravens-23-20-in-ot-after-long-delay/

    Bears Beat Ravens 23-20 In OT After Long Delay
    November 17, 2013 5:34 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears had to wait out a long rain delay and put in extra time to come away with a much-needed win.

    Robbie Gould kicked a 38-yard field goal to lift the Bears to a 23-20 victory over Baltimore Sunday in a game delayed about two hours by a torrential downpour.

    Justin Tucker tied it for the Ravens with a 21-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

    The big delay came after Tucker kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:51 remaining in the first quarter. Fans were ordered to take cover. Players headed to the locker rooms as heavy rains and winds whipped through Soldier Field. They emerged about two hours later with the sky clearing and the sun coming out, but the rain and wind returned in the third quarter, turning the stands into a sea of ponchos.

    Gould won it with a 38-yarder on third-and-8 with 8:41 left in OT, and the Bears (6-4) came away with the win after dropping four of six.

    They were leading 20-17 with 10:33 remaining in regulation after Matt Forte scored on a 14-yard screen from Josh McCown, dodging three or four defenders along the way, but the Ravens (4-6) made one big push down the stretch to send it to overtime.

    They drove from the 16 to the 2, getting a one-handed catch from Dallas Clark on a fourth down at 44. After Joe Flacco overthrew Torrey Smith in the back of the end zone on third down, Tucker tied it at 20-all with 3 seconds left.

    McCown threw for 216 yards with Jay Cutler sidelined by a high left ankle sprain. Alshon Jeffery had seven catches for 83 yards. Forte added 42 receiving and 83 rushing.

    Julius Peppers had two sacks. David Bass returned an interception for a touchdown, and Jonathan Bostic set up a field goal by Gould at the end of the first half with an interception.

    The Ravens were able to get their ground game going, with Ray Rice rushing for 131 yards and a touchdown against a team that’s struggled to stop the run. But Flacco had a rough day, throwing for 162 yards and getting picked off twice.

    The Bears scored 10 points in a 12-second stretch in the second quarter, on a 20-yard field goal by Gould and a 24-yard interception return by Bass. He picked off Flacco at the line and ran untouched to the end zone, Chicago’s fourth interception return for a TD this season, but Baltimore immediately answered with an 80-yard scoring drive.

    Flacco lofted a 5-yard scoring pass between two defenders to Smith to put the Ravens back on top, 17-10, with 4:08 left in the half. But an interception at midfield by Bostic with a minute left led to a 46-yard field goal by Gould as time expired, making it a four-point game at the half.

    And what a strange half it was.

    Play was stopped just after 12:30 p.m. CT and didn’t resume until 2:25. There were reports of at least one tornado touching down in Illinois and extensive damage in at least one part of the state. At Soldier Field, long lines formed in the upper deck as drenched fans tried to make their way toward the tunnel with lightning striking near the stadium.

    The rain was so heavy it looked as if the Chicago skyline was gone. Fans in suites and reporters in the press box were ordered to move away from the glass. At one point, a spectator ran across the field and got tackled by about three or four security guards before being escorted away.

    Fans were finally allowed to return to their seats at 2:07 p.m. CT as the skies temporarily cleared, and they let out a big roar when Bears players started trotting onto the field three minutes later. The rain made for a messy field, with players slipping and sliding.

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    http://scores.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/recap?gameId=331117003

    After nearly 2-hour delay, Bears outlast Ravens with OT FG
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    Bears Edge Ravens In OT

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears had to wait out a long rain delay and put in extra time to come away with a much-needed win.

    Robbie Gould kicked a 38-yard field goal to lift the Bears to a 23-20 victory over Baltimore Sunday in a game delayed about two hours by a torrential downpour.

    Justin Tucker tied it for the Ravens with a 21-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

    The big delay came after Tucker kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:51 remaining in the first quarter. Fans were ordered to take cover. Players headed to the locker rooms as heavy rains and winds whipped through Soldier Field. They emerged about two hours later with the sky clearing and the sun coming out, but the rain and wind returned in the third quarter, turning the stands into a sea of ponchos.

    Gould won it with a 38-yarder on third-and-8 with 8:41 left in OT, and the Bears (6-4) came away with the win after dropping four of six.

    They were leading 20-17 with 10:33 remaining in regulation after Matt Forte scored on a 14-yard screen from Josh McCown, dodging three or four defenders along the way, but the Ravens (4-6) made one big push down the stretch to send it to overtime.

    They drove from the 16 to the 2, getting a one-handed catch from Dallas Clark on a fourth down at 44. After Joe Flacco overthrew Torrey Smith in the back of the end zone on third down, Tucker tied it at 20-all with 3 seconds left.

    McCown threw for 216 yards with Jay Cutler sidelined by a high left ankle sprain. Alshon Jeffery had seven catches for 83 yards. Forte added 42 receiving and 83 rushing.

    Julius Peppers had two sacks. David Bass returned an interception for a touchdown, and Jonathan Bostic set up a field goal by Gould at the end of the first half with an interception.

    The Ravens were able to get their ground game going, with Ray Rice rushing for 131 yards and a touchdown against a team that's struggled to stop the run. But Flacco had a rough day, throwing for 162 yards and getting picked off twice.

    The Bears scored 10 points in a 12-second stretch in the second quarter, on a 20-yard field goal by Gould and a 24-yard interception return by Bass. He picked off Flacco at the line and ran untouched to the end zone, Chicago's fourth interception return for a TD this season, but Baltimore immediately answered with an 80-yard scoring drive.

    Flacco lofted a 5-yard scoring pass between two defenders to Smith to put the Ravens back on top, 17-10, with 4:08 left in the half. But an interception at midfield by Bostic with a minute left led to a 46-yard field goal by Gould as time expired, making it a four-point game at the half.

    And what a strange half it was.

    Play was stopped just after 12:30 p.m. CT and didn't resume until 2:25. There were reports of at least one tornado touching down in Illinois and extensive damage in at least one part of the state. At Soldier Field, long lines formed in the upper deck as drenched fans tried to make their way toward the tunnel with lightning striking near the stadium.

    The rain was so heavy it looked as if the Chicago skyline was gone. Fans in suites and reporters in the press box were ordered to move away from the glass. At one point, a spectator ran across the field and got tackled by about three or four security guards before being escorted away.

    Fans were finally allowed to return to their seats at 2:07 p.m. CT as the skies temporarily cleared, and they let out a big roar when Bears players started trotting onto the field three minutes later. The rain made for a messy field, with players slipping and sliding.

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    I think it's safer to say the Bears are getting their money's worth on offense, than the Ravens. I think, just as Tucker must be excused for losing so many of his defensive players, Flacco must be excused for losing several of his targets.
     
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    Was this the longest delay of a game in Bears history????
     
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    My Ravens friends now hate me since I Final could not hold it in once the Field goal was made!!!!!

    I might not be invited back :(
     
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    depends, where they being assholes the entire game as they were winning? if they were classy the whole game, and you went full jerk on the final play ya you deserve not to be invited back...but then again it might well have been worth it either way ;p
     
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    Meh, they'll get over it. I've rooted for the Jets against the Bears in 1997, 2002, and 2006(to explain, in 97, the Jets needed to beat the Bears for the playoffs, in 2002, the Jets needed to beat them for the playoffs and.....have a chance at drafting Palmer, and in 2006, they had home field advantage, and the Jets needed to win to get into the playoffs). Any of my Bears fan friends that were angry with me for rooting for the Jets were ignored until I threw it in their faces that the 2002 Bears winning cost them a chance at the number one spot and that the 2006 Bears were GUARANTEED a first round bye, anyway. They got over it.
     

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