Chicago Bears playoff standings

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    If you are in between Carson Palmer and Romo, you know your team is bad.
     
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    Why, AZ and Dallas have pretty solid teams, it's not like we are between Jax and Minny, THAT would be a bad team.

    I know you're a troll, but at least be a good one and TRY to troll well.
     
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    I think Bears will beat Dallas. Our big wildcard threat is the 49ers IMO.

    BTW, I think they are wrong that N.O. wins South. Put your money on the Panthers. They are the most underrated team in NFL. Watch them beat the Pats tonight.
     
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    I just hope they unravel a bit down the stretch like Detroit teams usually do. They've always had great talent, yet find a way to lose. I'm holding out hope we can still win the division, especially if we can get a few of our injured guys back (Briggs especially....when's he due back?).
     
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    Before going into our next game, I want to take a look at who our opponents are playing:

    Tonight: Patriots @ Panthers: Panthers have a mediocre offense, in relation to scoring, but make up for it in having the BEST scoring defense. Ever since Ron Rivera became more aggressive with his playcalling after his week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills, and it's paying dividends. The Panthers have unarguably the best 4-3 linebacking corps in the NFL. Meanwhile, Tom Brady has crap for wide receivers, and both sides of the ball are mediocre, when it comes to scoring points. The Patriots have scored 18 more points than the Panthers, but the Panthers have given up 60 fewer points. Where it gets crazy is that both teams are GREAT at forcing turnovers, and getting sacks, but they have the same number of sacks and forced fumbles, while Carolina has 1 more INT and fumble recovery than the Patriots. We NEED New England to win this game, but, it could really go either way. Also, the Panthers lead the league in average TOP.

    Vikings @ Green Bay. The Vikings have made their 4th change at QB due to bad play, and Adrian Peterson tweaked his groin playing the Seahawks. As much of a turnover machine as Tolzien is, he's still significantly better than all of the emotionally depleted QB's in Minnesota. Only a miracle will help the Vikings win.

    Panthers @ Dolphins. Tannehill is doing pretty good, considering that he's lost 3 offensive linemen the past couple of weeks. The Dolphins have the 6th worst offense in terms of points scored, and have given up more 115 more points than the Panthers. It obviously bears mentioning that the Dolphins have played one more game than the Panthers, but the rate at which they're imploding, they're gonna need a LOT of undisciplined play from the Panthers to have a shot, on paper at least.

    Indy @ Arizona. The Trent Richardson trade has already proven to be a horrible mistake, and with Reggie Wayne gone for the rest of the year, it's going to be VERY difficult for them, going on the road against a defense that has double the number of INTs they have. What Indy DOES have going for them is that they've scored 252 points to Arizona's 214. In virtually every other stat I've looked at: turnover difference, TOP and defense, it's basically a wash. It's hard to say Indy will win this game, but with Palmer turning the ball over as much as he does, it's not exactly a lock that Arizona will win, either.

    TB @ Detroit. The Lions are missing their second best WR for the year, and have lost 2 DE's, but otherwise injuries are minimal. TB lost the best RB they've had in years, for the season. Now, one might logically assume "Hey, the Bucs have Revis, he could do a damn good job one on one with Johnson", and you'd be right, except for the fact that Revis has complained publicly that they're not using him in man coverage, like they'd promise. If you think "well he's just a diva", keep in mind that Schiano, rather than admit he was wrong, CONTINUES to use cover zone defenses, rather than play his team according to their strengths. While the Bucs HAVE won their last 2 games, neither one has been anything to write home about, and Schiano has alienated his locker room, and no one expects him to make it past the offseason. Then you also have to consider that they've lost a few of their important starters to MRSA(Their All Pro guard Nicks being the most important). The only positive they have going for them is the surprising play of Mike Glennon, and the fact that Vincent Jackson is doing pretty good this year. Stranger things have happened, but, unless Schiano plays Revis on Megatron, in man coverage, and can figure out how to get to beat one of the best 2 offensive lines in the league with a mediocre pass rush, the Lions SHOULD win this one easy.

    SF @ Washington. 49ers are depleted with injuries to their receiving targets, and Kaep is having a mediocre year. Washington has an offense that can get a lot of yards, while the 49ers cannot. On the flip side, the 49ers have one of the best defenses in yards allowed, but Washington has one of the worst.

    CHI @ St. Louis. Another battle of the backups. This game will give us a much better look at McCown than the Packers or Ravens game did. While the Rams have a few players that are "questionable" heading into this game, they are NOT as injury depleted as the Packers (who have the most in the league), or the Ravens (who was missing Ngata, the bedrock of their 3-4 defense). The Rams defense, in terms of points allowed, and turnovers is surprisingly similar to Cincinnati and Baltimore, two teams we have already beaten. Something to keep an eye on is that this will be our second trip into a dome, and the last time they played in one this year, the crowd noise had a very strong effect on our o-line. Given that the Rams generally host more Bears fans than their own, though, that might actually be helpful. I'm not saying "we're going to lose to St. Louis", but they're the healthiest defense the Bears will play against, and McCown will have to start on the road. Could be a tough one, but, as long as McCown and Trestman can keep it simple, it will help them going into their game against the Vikings. Hopefully by the time the Cowboys' game comes, Cutler will be ready again.
     
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    good breakdown Henry.
     
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    Who needs Brad Biggs, when we have Henry? Great post Henry!!!
     
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    funny!
     
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