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Packers-Bears

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Dec 4, 2005.


  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Bears beat Pack at the spaceship for the first time since '93. The Bears' D came as advertized. Favre another bad day with 2 INTs and 2 fumbles and, he took a pounding, about the worst he's taken this season. While the Bears' D was tough, the Pack beat themselves.... again.

    I will say, the Bears will not go very far on D alone. They are poised to get in the payoffs, but not very far. Until they can come with some offense, they'll be a "wanna be." Defense wins championships, but not without at least some offensive production. Oton looked awful. Through 3 quarters he had a passer rating of something like 5. Unheard of. The backs ran well but were not any better than than Gado who gashed the Bears' D line again and again. Actually today, the Packer's front line overpowered the Bear's D line.

    This was a typical Bears-Packers rivalry game as I predicted. Low scoring and hinging on a couple key plays, unfortunately made in this game by the Bears.

    Looks like we're in the Reggie Bush sweepstakes after all!
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    The Bears offense is good if you look at the individual parts. If they could click, it seems like they would be quite a force.

    Either Orton has a good week or the receivers have a good week, but neither seems to happen at the same time. I don't know how good a week the receivers can have while Orton's not, but you get the idea. They're just not a cohesive unit. I think Orton's a really good quarterback, but when he's "on", the rest of his offense isn't. And that's what's going to hurt us the most.
     
  3. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I picked up the Chicago team D for my fantasy team back in week 3. I couldn't have guessed that they'd have done this well so far. I'm not looking forward to the Bears rolling into Pittsburgh next week.
     
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    I am. :)
     
  5. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Favre cost them the game, and I was loving it!!!!

    The interception in the end zone was a 10 point swing. I was rooting for Tillman to take it to house, but I'll take the field goal. Then, the interception that Vasher took to the endzone was just a poor throw by Favre. And Favres fumble when he got killed from behind was just sweet.

    I'll have to admit that I was salivating at the thought that Aaron Rodgers might come in the game. I'd have to give Favruh some credit for staying in the game, and throwing blocks while he was hurt. It would have made my day if he were knocked out of the game.

    Packers were able to move the ball, but most of it was when the Bears were paying prevent D. Gado looked alright, but he fumbled again. The Pack wasted a high draft pick on a punter that shanked twice.

    The O looks awful. 0/10 on 3rd down conversion. Not acceptable. The dropped passes by the receivers are not acceptable. We paid a lot of money to Muhammad to make the tough catches. He drops one in the endzone after getting away with a push. Des Clark boobles one that turns into an INT.

    Anyway, it'll be another happy Monday for me.
     
  6. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    My, how utterly sportsmanlike. :confused:
     
  7. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    I can't disagree with a thing on this post. (Well, except it being "sweet",etc.). Favre's boneheaded plays cost the Packers the game, pure and simple. Now I love Brett in a non homo sort of way, being a Packer fan, but he out and out handed this one to the Bores. I'm actually encouraged for next year. IF Brett returns, and the Packers get another running back (resign Green at a lower price, draft, or free agent), retain Gado, get some healthy receivers back, and build a little continuity on the offensive line (WHY THE HELL DID IT TAKE THEM SO LONG TO REPLACE KLEMM AND WHITTAKER? They were both HORRIBLE) and I think they are a Division Contender again.
     
  8. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Ahh...I think the Packers moved the ball most of the day on the Bears D. I don't think they gained 350 yards on just that last drive?

    Not only did the Bears did look awful, it was non-existent.

    I'm predicting the Lambeau rematch will be another low scoring, battle it out affair.
     
  9. Robear22

    Robear22 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Beach Park, Ill
    That is what the Bears D has done all season. You can move the ball but when you get to the endzone you don't score. If they don't do something with Orton the Bears are not going to do anything in the playoffs.
     
  10. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    The drive before it was also prevent D as well. Only 3-4 rushers were used. The Bears were willing to give the underneath route and not let Favre hit them with the big play. And with the way the season has gone, Favre is relying on the big play late in the game. The result is that his QB rating in the 4th is awful.

    The change at guard definitely helped the O line. If they would have done something sooner, you might have a couple more healthy backs.

    But I'll give credit where credit is due. Favre moved the ball better than any other team this year against the Bears. But like most other opponents, the D was just too much for them to bear. Favre giveth and the Bears taketh away.
     
  11. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Yeah, oldest rivalry in football - take it with a grain of salt. At least nobody on the Bears picked up Favre and dropped him on his shoulder ala Charles Martin........

    After watching the guy throw for 4000 yards with a broken thumb, running QB waggles with a knee brace, throwing blocks after injuring his hand, throwing TDs while suffering from a concussion, at least the guy can have some decency and sit out a play. ;)
     
  12. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio

    LOL......I don't necessarily take this as unsportsmanlike. I used to end my nightly prayers by asking for Randy Moss to undergo two complete knee reconstructions. :D
     
  13. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    At least you sorta got your dream come true, Moss is out of the division.

    I pray for injuries to Favre and he gets em. Unfortunately, injuries don't seem to faze him, and sometimes he actually plays better. :meh: God must like you more Cheez.

    Some friends and I considered pulling a Tonya Harding on him, but decided against it when the notion of Favre throwing for 30 TDs in a body cast was not out of the realm of possibility.
     
  14. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    Most guys on BOTH teams can't even spell 'rivalry.'
    Jive, your secret sports-related desires are just a tad too twisted for my taste (how's that for some alliteration?). My desire for yesterday would have been a healthy Packers team vs. a healthy Bears team. But since that ain't happenin' this year, I hope everyone on both teams can at least walk off the field when they're done on Christmas Day.
     
  15. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Me too, especially since the Bears are headed for the playoffs :smug:
     
  16. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    And I will be cheering for them, as I have been since about week 6 (when the Packers were already out of it). :anti-smug:
     
  17. what there seems to be tears in my cheese?
     
  18. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    Enjoy it while it lasts.
     
  19. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    And a hasty first round exit. (One can only hope! :p )