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Post#1 » by Dirty Water » Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:57 pm

Who's faster Usain Bolt or a bus full of Da Bears?
Is DITKA Drivin Da bus?

Another great NFL matchup against two of the league's hottest teams.

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Bears are on a roll and Cutler finally looks like the guy they traded for. Will be interesting to see if their good defense can stop us. I like our opportunistic D against a slinger like Cutler though. I'm going to say it's a hard fought game and even though Patriots are the better team, we make a rare turnover late in the game. Matt Forte capitalizes and shreds our D for a score and Bears pull out an improbable win.

Hard to really predict that but I think it's a reality check for the team. I'm trying to stay unbiased. I've only really thought we'd lose before 3 games this year: Browns game( didn't outright predict a loss but I told my friends it wasn't a pushover and Pats could get surprised.) Pittsburgh game (glad I was wrong) They lose here, but win out the rest of the season.

Bears 27, Patriots 23

PS. Yes I'm aware Ditka hasn't coached the bears for more than an decade.
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Post#2 » by Dirty Water » Wed Dec 8, 2010 7:10 pm

Oh, I forgot to mention - weather forecast.

High of 22 degrees, swirling wind and 50% chance of snow
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Post#3 » by Celtics_Champs » Wed Dec 8, 2010 8:01 pm

I'm not high on the bears at all, I'll go ahead and be biased. We win. Maybe not a blow-out, but we'll be in control most of the game.

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Post#4 » by ZedgetRedd » Thu Dec 9, 2010 1:31 am

If we can pressure Cutler, than we should win. Their defense is very good, but so were the Jets/Steelers, and well... I predict a win.
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Post#5 » by sunshinekids99 » Thu Dec 9, 2010 12:27 pm

I think ths is is a win, I don't think the Bears are all that good. Pats by atleast 14.

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Post#6 » by Celtics_Champs » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:08 pm

Well, looking at the weather I still see a win, but we won't put up as many points as I first thought.

Then again, we put up 59 in the snow last year.
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Post#7 » by ZedgetRedd » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:08 pm

I love McCourty. Hell, it was enough that he was from Rutgers, but being a complete beast as well? Best draft pick last year easy.
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Post#8 » by Celtics_Champs » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:41 pm

Lol, that was an awesome series to end the half. They run it, go to the line non-nonchalant pass it to branch. They later run it again, go to the line non-nonchalant with the time running out and brady throws it to branch for a long td pass.

What a great half so fr. Close it out boys.
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Post#9 » by Celtics_Champs » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:25 pm

McCourty has a rib injury. :(

It was a questionable return.

Please be alright. :pray:
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Post#10 » by ZedgetRedd » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:58 pm

Christ. He being out would actually really hurt our defense.
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Post#11 » by Celtics_Champs » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:07 am

Okay, I'm typing this up right after the meriweather interception. I don't think the bears are gonna come back.

-Brady performed great today. The snow didn't stop him, 369 yards 2 TD's and no interceptions.
-Again as I type this, Tate just makes a fantastic catch! But the star wideout today was Branch. Career High in Receiving yards.
-Gary Guyton stepped up huge on the first game spikes is out.
-No picks for him, but McCourty had another huge key play in a game, he set up that touchdown with a nice strip.
-Julian Edleman, poor guy, he could have had two punt returns today. He'll get it one time.
-Besides that PAT, Shayne Graham performed great in the snow. He's been a good kicker for us stepping in after gostkos injury.

The only bad are the injuries. We won't know till later on, but McCourty, Brace, and Arrington all left the game.

It's official. We clinched a playoff spot. Wooooooooo!

and the jets might lose.
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Post#12 » by Dirty Water » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:49 pm

Glad to be wrong. Has Brady all but put the nail in the coffin on an MVP season?

Edelman looks sick on punt returns. First one was his fault all he literally had to do was go right or left instead he went straight into his own blocker at the end. Second one was a phantom hold that should have been returned to the house. Glad he's finding a niche whiel seemingly being in BB's doghouse in the beginning of the season.

Worried about some of the injuries on defensive side of the ball... hopefully that gets sorted out and McCourty is good to play next week we need him against Green Bay (assuming Rodgers will play.)
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Post#13 » by Dirty Water » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:58 pm

Numbers that just pop out at you:

Patriots have posted an aggregate 185-20 score in last 5 snow games. HO-LEE SHE-AT

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