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Ravens1991
01-21-2007, 09:18 PM
Who you got


Colts VS. Bears


I have the colts

Tubby
01-21-2007, 09:19 PM
COLTS

steelersfan43
01-21-2007, 09:19 PM
COLTS

NickBam
01-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Bears.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:22 PM
Bears. But this thread is gonna get lopsided I have a feeling.

raiderfan4life
01-21-2007, 09:23 PM
bears

Ravens1991
01-21-2007, 09:24 PM
I noticed that people think "No matter what I guarentee that the AFC team will blow out the NFC team" I think it will be closer then usual.

DChess
01-21-2007, 09:24 PM
colts

draftguru151
01-21-2007, 09:24 PM
First person to mention the 2 black coaches: Shannon Sharpe.

Hurricane Ditka
01-21-2007, 09:24 PM
Bears.

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:26 PM
The Bears clearly have no chance.

This is the most lopsided championship game I've seen since the Tigers and Cardinals played in the World Series.

By the way, if the voting for the Colts gets over 75%, it's almost a given the Bears will then win. I pray that not a single person from ESPN picks us to win again.

bernbabybern820
01-21-2007, 09:27 PM
COLTS

jetsfan3
01-21-2007, 09:27 PM
Bears

01-21-2007, 09:27 PM
Colts.
The difference maker: Bob Sanders

Windy
01-21-2007, 09:27 PM
Colts.

255979119
01-21-2007, 09:27 PM
Ya...as soon as Marino picked the Pats my stomach churned....he is bad luck

Young Nasty Man
01-21-2007, 09:28 PM
First man to look like the Colts mascot: Shannon Sharpe

The Unseen
01-21-2007, 09:29 PM
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS!

Damix
01-21-2007, 09:29 PM
I have the Patriots.

moc182
01-21-2007, 09:29 PM
God dammit, I was so close to nailing my preseason super bowl pick.

Windy
01-21-2007, 09:29 PM
http://www.halloween-mask.com/Caufields/smiling_old_man_caufield_50-50032.jpg

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:29 PM
I have the Patriots.

Somehow the Pats are going to go to the Superbowl, I know it. :lol:

Pit Bull #53
01-21-2007, 09:30 PM
Bears.

Thomas Jones MVP

The Unseen
01-21-2007, 09:31 PM
http://www.halloween-mask.com/Caufields/smiling_old_man_caufield_50-50032.jpg

ummms

NFLBOY
01-21-2007, 09:32 PM
Bears.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-21-2007, 09:32 PM
I don't really care either way, both these teams are very good, and it should be an excellent game. On one hand, I want Peyton to win, because it would shut up all the haters, but on the other hand, I just want the Bears to win because I don't know.

jetsfan3
01-21-2007, 09:32 PM
12-12 :shock:

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-21-2007, 09:32 PM
Did Peyton just call Addai "Phil Addai"?

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:33 PM
I don't really care either way, both these teams are very good, and it should be an excellent game. On one hand, I want Peyton to win, because it would shut up all the haters, but on the other hand, I just want the Bears to win because I don't know.

:lol:

Windy
01-21-2007, 09:33 PM
I don't really care either way, both these teams are very good, and it should be an excellent game. On one hand, I want Peyton to win, because it would shut up all the haters, but on the other hand, I just want the Bears to win because I don't know.

i gon ban u lolz um k kthx.

4pAc
01-21-2007, 09:34 PM
http://www.halloween-mask.com/Caufields/smiling_old_man_caufield_50-50032.jpg
I like it when you look at me like that.
Colts

RaiderNation
01-21-2007, 09:34 PM
colts by 7. manning mvp with 2-3td's 200-300yards
27-20

Smooth Criminal
01-21-2007, 09:36 PM
I'll be rooting for the Colts just so we can go on next year about how bad the NFC sucks.

Shiver
01-21-2007, 09:36 PM
I love this match-up, it's the BBD special. :lol:

Young Nasty Man
01-21-2007, 09:37 PM
how many INT's for Rex Grossman???

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:37 PM
I love this match-up, it's the BBD special. :lol:
:lol:

Yeah that is an underated aspect considering the cover 2 defense is usually stereotyped as weak in the playoffs.

RexGrossmans-cheesecake
01-21-2007, 09:37 PM
I have the Bears, because I'm a bear's fan, and we have a great 1-2 punch at runningback.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:38 PM
how many INT's for Rex Grossman???

:roll:

Considering he threw less INT's this postseason than both Brady and Manning.

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:38 PM
how many INT's for Rex Grossman???
Dar dar dar.

Grossman has thrown one interception this postseason that wasn't even his fault.

How many have Brady and Manning combined to throw?

Way to be original though.

01-21-2007, 09:39 PM
This should be a very good game. I'm not sure if Chicago can stop Indy's offense but I don't know if Indy's defense can stop Chicago's offense. This should be a real interesting and close match-up, I can't wait.

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:42 PM
Woah woah woah!! Where is this love coming from? Do you guys really hate the Colts that much?

We can't beat the Saints, but we can beat the Colts? :? Hell, I don't even think we'll win, I just voted cause I had to. Then again, half the posts in here are Bears fans, so I'm guessing that the poll will start tipping soon.

Young Nasty Man
01-21-2007, 09:42 PM
how many INT's for Rex Grossman???
Dar dar dar.

Grossman has thrown one interception this postseason that wasn't even his fault.

How many have Brady and Manning combined to throw?

Way to be original though.

I want Chicago to win personally. Olin Kreutz is one of my favorite players and I think Lance Briggs is awesome as well. I was just curiosu to waht people believed.

ny10804
01-21-2007, 09:43 PM
I will go with young male horses under the age of four.

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:44 PM
I will go with young male horses under the age of four.
Ok you've told us your sexual preference, but who do you think will win the game?

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:44 PM
I will go with young male horses under the age of four.
Ok you've told us your sexual preference, but who do you think will win the game?

:lol:

The Unseen
01-21-2007, 09:45 PM
I will go with young male horses under the age of four.
Ok you've told us your sexual preference, but who do you think will win the game?

Nice.

Zim3031
01-21-2007, 09:46 PM
I think the real question is what will be this years "Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" over-advertised story?

ny10804
01-21-2007, 09:46 PM
I will go with young male horses under the age of four.
Ok you've told us your sexual preference, but who do you think will win the game?
That doesn't make any sense.

http://www.splicedonline.com/04reviews/anchorman_.jpg

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Whoa whoa whoa, 15-14? :shock:

No way, not on this board. Where are all of those die hard AFC fans who think they're going to cream any NFC team they face.

This is just not possible, in fact I'm kind of upset. :cry:

Shiver
01-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Woah woah woah!! Where is this love coming from? Do you guys really hate the Colts that much?

We can't beat the Saints, but we can beat the Colts? :? Hell, I don't even think we'll win, I just voted cause I had to. Then again, half the posts in here are Bears fans, so I'm guessing that the poll will start tipping soon.

I voted for the Bears, because elite offense never conquers elite defense in the Super Bowl.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 09:47 PM
I think the real question is what will be this years "Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" over-advertised story?

1) Peyton Manning finally winning "the Big Game:

2) 2 black coaches in the SB

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:48 PM
I think the real question is what will be this years "Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" over-advertised story?
It's gotta be Peyton Manning.

Although black head coaches will be talked about a lot too. I think if they do it respectfully it'll be ok (ie: showing great black head coaches of the past that never made it to the Superbowl, showing how great friends Lovie and Tony are and what a mentor Tony has been to Lovie).

That being said, I fear they will be completely overt about it, make it awkward, and turn everyone off to it. After all, that's what white people do. :lol:

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 09:49 PM
I will go with young male horses under the age of four.
Ok you've told us your sexual preference, but who do you think will win the game?
That doesn't make any sense.

http://www.splicedonline.com/04reviews/anchorman_.jpg
:lol:

Hurricane Ditka
01-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Attention stop voting for the Bears.

Windy
01-21-2007, 09:51 PM
http://www.industrialdisturbance.com/images/pooped.jpg

Ravens1991
01-21-2007, 09:52 PM
that was a good one bearsfan I got a good laugh out of that.

Smooth Criminal
01-21-2007, 09:56 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

SFbear
01-21-2007, 10:00 PM
Tampa 2 Superbowl

I could definitely see the turnovers getting out of hand this game.

SuperMcGee
01-21-2007, 10:02 PM
yeah, but how many of you picked the Colts to win it before the playoffs?

I'm not sure who I think will win really but for now I'm sticking to my guns and saying colts

throwback54milkman
01-21-2007, 10:02 PM
it'll be interesting to see if Peyton's thumb injury lingers until then.

Smooth Criminal
01-21-2007, 10:03 PM
At the same time each QB and coach is very familiar with the other team's system. We could see alot of points because both sides know how to take advantages of the weaknesses of the cover 2.

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 10:03 PM
I guess if there's so hope for the game it's that the only NFC team to win the Superbowl as of late has been Tampa, another good cover 2 defense against a high-powered offense (Oakland).

Smooth Criminal
01-21-2007, 10:04 PM
it'll be interesting to see if Peyton's thumb injury lingers until then.

I actually forgot about that. I hope everyone else does to because thats not what I want to hear about for the next 2 weeks.

255979119
01-21-2007, 10:04 PM
Peyton will either play amazing or be dominated

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 10:05 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

:roll:

You realize that we played with the Patriots out East right? :?

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 10:06 PM
Peyton will either play amazing or be dominated
I have to agree. We need to assert ourselves very early on by hitting them in mouth, literally. If Peyton can sit in the pocket and we don't get good licks on their recievers we'll be toast.

bearsfan_51
01-21-2007, 10:07 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

:roll:

You realize that we played with the Patriots out East right? :?
Relative to the Colts we had an easy road to the Superbowl. Playing the Hawks and the Saints doesn't compare to playing the Ravens and the Pats.

255979119
01-21-2007, 10:07 PM
I have one thing to say

DONT PUT TILLMAN ON MARVIN


If you do, you shall perish

CTCowboysFan
01-21-2007, 10:08 PM
COLTS!

ks_perfection
01-21-2007, 10:10 PM
At the same time each QB and coach is very familiar with the other team's system. We could see alot of points because both sides know how to take advantages of the weaknesses of the cover 2.


Since both coachs know the weakness their defense will do things a little differently for the big game.

Peyton will either play amazing or be dominated

He was both against the Pats

Smooth Criminal
01-21-2007, 10:11 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

:roll:

You realize that we played with the Patriots out East right? :?

What does that prove? The Bears lost that game. If anything it proves my point that the 4th best team in the AFC is better than the only good team in the NFC.

Ravens1991
01-21-2007, 10:12 PM
I will like to see how as people call them pass stop defenses will do in this game. I also wonder if Tommie Harris and Mike Brown were in the game if the Bears would be favored.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-21-2007, 10:13 PM
Are people actually voting for the Bears? Man. At least I jumped on the bandwagon a long time ago. And still said they were easily the NFCs best team, and possibly the NFL, when the Giants, Saints, Seahawks, Cowobys and Eagles were given that title.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
01-21-2007, 10:15 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

:roll:

You realize that we played with the Patriots out East right? :?

What does that prove? The Bears lost that game. If anything it proves my point that the 4th best team in the AFC is better than the only good team in the NFC.

Well, it doesn't prove that at all. It proves the Bears can hang ON THE ROAD with a SB worthy team, despite their QB playing badly.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 10:17 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

:roll:

You realize that we played with the Patriots out East right? :?

What does that prove? The Bears lost that game. If anything it proves my point that the 4th best team in the AFC is better than the only good team in the NFC.

4th best? Last time I checked the top 2 teams in the AFC lost in the playoffs in the 2nd round at home. So to me, it looked like those supposed "great" AFC teams were...

A) Overrated to begin with

B) Unable to show up in the big game

C) Regular season pretenders

As much as you bash the NFC, at least our top 2 teams held court. Hell, every team held court in the playoffs this year. Which meant that the best ranked team came away with the W each game.

Hurricane Ditka
01-21-2007, 10:18 PM
I'm taking the Colts.

Fact is the Bears had it easy getting to the superbowl. They are the only respectable team in the NFC. The AFC had 4 strong contenders this year and I believe any of the 4 of them would beat the Bears in the big game.

I'm actually expecting a high scoring game. I think Rex has a great game playing against a defense that he is used to seeing and the same goes for Manning. The Colts just have more offensive talent to put points on the board in a shootout.

:roll:

You realize that we played with the Patriots out East right? :?

What does that prove? The Bears lost that game. If anything it proves my point that the 4th best team in the AFC is better than the only good team in the NFC.It proves that they can hang in with the cream of the crop in the AFC, on the road, with terrible play from their quarterback.

yodabear
01-21-2007, 10:18 PM
Pick the score and the winner of the big game. Closest one to the right score with the right winner gets some sort of prize. U have til the day of the big game to make this all important decision. So lets see some predictions.

This is what I have so far.

Ravens1991:23-10 Colts.

jag:Bears-2398497824
Colts-2

ny10804:30-24 Colts.

BeansDooma:Colts, 23-21

GB12:Bears-37
Colts-10

Smooth Criminal:31 - 24 Colts

throwback54milkman:Colts 31
Bears 27

hugegmenfan:Colts 23 Bears 20

bored of education:Colts-26
Bears-24

bearsfan_51:Colts-31
Bears-20

Sweetness:23-16 Bears

Tubby:30-20 Colts

Raider Nation:27-20 Colts

sdpads24:28-21 Bears

DLS42:27-21 Colts

Bighead734:Bears - 23
Colts - 21

NickBam:Bears 30
Colts 20

TIP:Bears 35 Colts 17

jackalope:Colts 20
Chicago 10

IBleedNavyandOrange:Bears 24
Colts 21

bmoreravens5289:BEARS will win the Superbowl 26-17!!!!

bigmac076
01-21-2007, 10:20 PM
Colts

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 10:21 PM
23-16, now that's more like it.

yodabear
01-21-2007, 10:22 PM
23-16, now that's more like it.

Bears, I am guessing.

Tubby
01-21-2007, 10:22 PM
30-20 Colts

ks_perfection
01-21-2007, 10:27 PM
4th best? Last time I checked the top 2 teams in the AFC lost in the playoffs in the 2nd round at home. So to me, it looked like those supposed "great" AFC teams were...

A) Overrated to begin with

B) Unable to show up in the big game

C) Regular season pretenders

As much as you bash the NFC, at least our top 2 teams held court. Hell, every team held court in the playoffs this year. Which meant that the best ranked team came away with the W each game.


Its alot easier to hold court against the Eagles and Hawks than against the Colts and Pats. If things were reversed and the 2 raod AFC teams played the NFC home teams and the 2 home AFC teams hosted the raod NFC it could easily be all AFC teams in the championship round.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 10:27 PM
23-16, now that's more like it.

Bears, I am guessing.

Um no, I was talking about the vote totals. :lol:

yodabear
01-21-2007, 10:28 PM
23-16, now that's more like it.

Bears, I am guessing.

Um no, I was talking about the vote totals. :lol:

Well, I have u down as 23-16 Bears in my contest.

indyfan1985
01-21-2007, 10:33 PM
In what will be a GREAT GAME, I have to take my Colts!!! I will be making the trip up from Nashville, TN up to Indy for the game and Im sure downtown will be crazy come Superbowl week!!!

TCU
01-21-2007, 10:33 PM
5 bucks there are at least 2 more super bowl threads.

Hurricane Ditka
01-21-2007, 10:33 PM
The Colts are starting to pull away with this one. Come on, keep the votes rolling in.

sdpads24
01-21-2007, 10:34 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/brooke217/RILEY/LOW85bears2.jpgGoin with Da Bears. 28-21

yodabear
01-21-2007, 10:35 PM
5 bucks there are at least 2 more super bowl threads.

Not gonna take that one.

Here is 1 already.

http://nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33968

smittyjs
01-21-2007, 10:39 PM
Tha Bears 8) :D

Bohleive
01-21-2007, 10:40 PM
If there is any justice then the football gods will not allow Indy to win the superbowl so long as the hall of fame does not recognize the fact that Johnny Unitas and co. played in Baltimore. Go Bears. F*ck you Irsays.

KCJ58
01-21-2007, 10:48 PM
C-O-L-T-S

TitleTown088
01-21-2007, 10:55 PM
I cannot believe hat i'm going to be forced to root for Manning and the damn Colts.

Xonraider
01-21-2007, 10:58 PM
I dont know, and I'm not ready to make a prediction yet.

AZ9er
01-21-2007, 10:59 PM
i was joking with mine. i was hoping to continue the scoring trend thing.


my official score is -


26-Colts
24-Bears


Adam wins another.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 11:06 PM
I cannot believe hat i'm going to be forced to root for Manning and the damn Colts.

You could always root for your beloved Bears TT. :lol:

It's ok though, you won't hurt my feelings if you root for the Colts.

yodabear
01-21-2007, 11:09 PM
i was joking with mine. i was hoping to continue the scoring trend thing.


my official score is -


26-Colts
24-Bears


Adam wins another.

U da man. I like ur name.....

TCU
01-21-2007, 11:15 PM
How Tight is this, i have been wearing the same shorts and Colts t-shirts on gameday so far for all 3 games, havent washed it. The first game i was at a sports bar watching us dominate KC so my shirt reaks of smoke, i spilled blue powerade during the Baltimore game. And today i got a little hot sauce on it but nothing major.

So am i going to wear my lucky gear during the Super Bowl, Hell Yeah.

problem is that im going to a relativly nice Super Bowl party with a shirt that reaks, and has two big stains on it. But do i care, NO.


Go Colts.

TIP
01-21-2007, 11:21 PM
Bears 35 Colts 17

Basileus777
01-21-2007, 11:23 PM
The Colts return coverage better improve quickly else Hester will burn them badly.

NickBam
01-21-2007, 11:23 PM
Bears 30
Colts 20

Hurricane Ditka
01-21-2007, 11:24 PM
If Indy's coverage teams play like they did today, Devin Hester will be dancing.

sweetness34
01-21-2007, 11:24 PM
The Colts return coverage better improve quickly else Hester will burn them badly.

That still remains IMO the most underrated part of each game. Every weekend games are won and lost in the KR/PR game, the punting game, and the kicking game.

indyfan1985
01-21-2007, 11:39 PM
I think getting Sanders and Harper along with Addai and others healthy during a 2 week preparation, they should come out victorious.

Bighead734
01-21-2007, 11:40 PM
I think this will be a great matchup, but I still believe the Bears running game will be successful and the defense will come up with a couple of takeaways.

Bears - 23
Colts - 21

Hurricane Ditka
01-21-2007, 11:42 PM
I think getting Sanders and Harper along with Addai and others healthy during a 2 week preparation, they should come out victorious.But guys on the Bears that are banged up won't get healthy? Aside from Mike Brown and Tommie Harris this is the exact same team that start all 18 games. Health isn't an issue any more, since both teams get a chance to get healthy.

01-21-2007, 11:49 PM
Im going to say Colts, 27-21
Difference Makers: Bob Sanders and Cato June.

TitleTown088
01-22-2007, 12:07 AM
I cannot believe hat i'm going to be forced to root for Manning and the damn Colts.

You could always root for your beloved Bears TT. :lol:

It's ok though, you won't hurt my feelings if you root for the Colts.
It will hurt mine, because i hate the colts . But I abhor, loath, and disfavor everything about the vile bears.

sweetness34
01-22-2007, 12:10 AM
I cannot believe hat i'm going to be forced to root for Manning and the damn Colts.

You could always root for your beloved Bears TT. :lol:

It's ok though, you won't hurt my feelings if you root for the Colts.
It will hurt mine, because i hate the colts . But I abhor, loath, and disfavor everything about the vile bears.

If you didn't root for the Colts, I think I'd have to ***** slap your ass. There is no way in hell I'd ever root for the Packers to win in the regular season (well unless it helps us out) let alone the playoffs.

It's part of the rivalry man. And it's what makes it so great.

Addict
01-22-2007, 12:35 AM
glad to see that if the running game works Lovie isn't going to go with Rex. If that works against the Colts, Bears will win.
On the other hand if (and I do mean: IF) Rex has a good game... who knows experience and all.

Dam8610
01-22-2007, 03:33 AM
The Bears clearly have no chance.

This is the most lopsided championship game I've seen since the Tigers and Cardinals played in the World Series.

By the way, if the voting for the Colts gets over 75%, it's almost a given the Bears will then win. I pray that not a single person from ESPN picks us to win again.

You know the game too well.

jackalope
01-22-2007, 07:24 AM
Colts 20
Chicago 10

IBleedNavyandOrange
01-22-2007, 07:29 AM
Head says Colts, heart says Bears.

Like 51 has said, I want everyone in the media talking crap and not giving the Bears any credit. That was a fired-up team that spanked the Saints yesterday. Give them some more motivation. Please.

Bears 24
Colts 21

01-22-2007, 07:38 AM
Close game but ill say the bears. Devin Hester should have a good game as well as Thomas Jones. Dont count out Manning thou. He came this far and he will play his heart out.

01-22-2007, 07:38 AM
Close game but ill say the bears. Devin Hester should have a good game as well as Thomas Jones. Dont count out Manning thou. He came this far and he will play his heart out.

toonsterwu
01-22-2007, 08:45 AM
Early call: I like the Bears in this game. It should be good. Familiarity will make this game interesting.

Matchups - Bears Offense vs. Colts defense

Familiarity should help the Bears in this instance, and the Bears defense is, no disrespect intended, better. The COlts, though, have shown that they hve been able to shore up the run D in recent weeks, and that's a big concern for the Bears. I guess an x-factor is Desmond Clark, who I believe has been a quiet playoff MVP for the BEars with his work. I wouldn't expect anything too fancy from Ron Turner to start the game. The Bears OT's are beatable, so I'd look for the game to start in the hands of Thomas JOnes and Cedric Benson, with a lot of crossing stuff worked in between. Muhsin Muhammad will be critical, along with Desmond Clark, because while the Colts secondary isn't the best, they aren't going to let you beat them deep. Will we have patient Rex? Because if we do, we can move the ball against the Colts, and we can run at them to expose 2nd tier opportunties. I wonder if we will see THomas Jones utilized in the passing game more, as he can create good matchups against the Colts LB's. Can the Bears score enough? If it's patient Rex, the answer is yes, as the run game can get established against the Colts, I think, and if Rex looks to his RB's and TE's a bit more, that will open up the one or two home runs needed.

Colts offense versus Bears defense

The key isn't really pressue, to me, it's the interior play in the trenches. As noted below, if the Bears can hold their own, a lot of different things can happen to the Bears benefit, IMO. If the Colts interior can gain a footing, that will allow the run to be established behind Addai/Rhodoes, which will open things up in the middle for Clark, and eventually open things up for Harrison/Wayne. WHile the Bears D is good, I don't think even the most ardent Bears fan would think that we would dominate the COlts offense. But the ability to stuff the run and adjust Peyton's plans will lead to increased pressure, and it could be enough to give the Bears the win. If the Colts can establish the run, the Bears D could be in for a long day.

Special Teams - I'd call it for the Bears. Kicking game is balanced, albeit Vinatieri is clutch, but Gould's been good, and the weather should be fine. The difference maker is Hester.

Coaching - Lovie Smith by a slim margin. I really like Dungy, but Lovie's shown the ability to drive the players and the gameplanning of the Bears seems to be getting better. But it's close.

X-Factor/Key focus - The Bears DT's. Odd pick for a key focus/x-factor situation. But the Bears DT's have played well of late, and they could be the crucial factor in deciding the game. If they can hold their own inside, that will help stuff contain the Colts run games. They'v had their ups and downs all year, but it seems like it's on a upswing of now. If they can hold their own, Mark ANderson, Wale, and Alex Brown can exploit the tackles of the Colts, and if Peyton is pressured, as with all QB's, his effectiveness declines. Furthermore, such action would allows the Bears back 7 to play more coverage looks or come with different schemes.

Secondary X-Factor Bears: The safety play. Everything for the Bears revolves around the defense, and while I think the DT's will be critical, the safety play is the next aspect. Chris Harris and Danieal Manning don't have to make game changing plays ... but they just can't give up game-changing plays. Keep things in front, make the tackles in front of you. If not, then the Bears could find itself in trouble.

Side comment - I think it's unfortunate Ron Rivera isn't going to get a HC job this offseason (at least, right now, it seems that way). But, this game could be his steppingstone. If he can contain the Colts offense, he'll get a good look next year based on this game alone. As noted, the DT factor is what I think is critical. If the Bears DT's are playing well, I'd like to see him drop into coverages more, perhaps using a 3-deep look and allowing versatility in the 2nd tier to matchup with the stuff across the middle the Colts use, namely, Dallas Clark. If the DT's are struggling, and subsequently, the Bears aren't getting pressure and getting exploited, I'd like to see us go to a quarters look and force Peyton to take his time downfield, and freeing up the front 7 to be more aggressive in it's base looks.

I'll think up Colts X-factors at some point.

Predicted Score: I like Peyton, and if the Bears lose, I'll be happy for Peyton. One would think that a high scoring affair favors the Colts, but I like the matchups for the Bears, and I'll take the Bears in a fairly high scoring affair, at 30-27, with Robbie Gould establishing some Vinatieri like magic. I thin familiarity means that this will either be high scoring ... or low scoring, and while the defenses are excellent, I like the chances of this being high scoring, as the Colts will score.

drowe
01-22-2007, 09:06 AM
this hurts, but I have to cheer hard for the Bears. I'd rather see a hated division rival win than see that useless tool, Peyton Manning ever win a superbowl.

Go Bears. :?

bmoreravens5289
01-22-2007, 09:10 AM
BEARS will win the Superbowl 26-17!!!!

bearsfan_51
01-22-2007, 09:59 AM
this hurts, but I have to cheer hard for the Bears. I'd rather see a hated division rival win than see that useless tool, Peyton Manning ever win a superbowl.

Go Bears. :?
:lol:

That makes my day.

bearsfan_51
01-22-2007, 09:59 AM
Early call: I like the Bears in this game. It should be good. Familiarity will make this game interesting.

Matchups - Bears Offense vs. Colts defense

Familiarity should help the Bears in this instance, and the Bears defense is, no disrespect intended, better. The COlts, though, have shown that they hve been able to shore up the run D in recent weeks, and that's a big concern for the Bears. I guess an x-factor is Desmond Clark, who I believe has been a quiet playoff MVP for the BEars with his work. I wouldn't expect anything too fancy from Ron Turner to start the game. The Bears OT's are beatable, so I'd look for the game to start in the hands of Thomas JOnes and Cedric Benson, with a lot of crossing stuff worked in between. Muhsin Muhammad will be critical, along with Desmond Clark, because while the Colts secondary isn't the best, they aren't going to let you beat them deep. Will we have patient Rex? Because if we do, we can move the ball against the Colts, and we can run at them to expose 2nd tier opportunties. I wonder if we will see THomas Jones utilized in the passing game more, as he can create good matchups against the Colts LB's. Can the Bears score enough? If it's patient Rex, the answer is yes, as the run game can get established against the Colts, I think, and if Rex looks to his RB's and TE's a bit more, that will open up the one or two home runs needed.

Colts offense versus Bears defense

The key isn't really pressue, to me, it's the interior play in the trenches. As noted below, if the Bears can hold their own, a lot of different things can happen to the Bears benefit, IMO. If the Colts interior can gain a footing, that will allow the run to be established behind Addai/Rhodoes, which will open things up in the middle for Clark, and eventually open things up for Harrison/Wayne. WHile the Bears D is good, I don't think even the most ardent Bears fan would think that we would dominate the COlts offense. But the ability to stuff the run and adjust Peyton's plans will lead to increased pressure, and it could be enough to give the Bears the win. If the Colts can establish the run, the Bears D could be in for a long day.

Special Teams - I'd call it for the Bears. Kicking game is balanced, albeit Vinatieri is clutch, but Gould's been good, and the weather should be fine. The difference maker is Hester.

Coaching - Lovie Smith by a slim margin. I really like Dungy, but Lovie's shown the ability to drive the players and the gameplanning of the Bears seems to be getting better. But it's close.

X-Factor/Key focus - The Bears DT's. Odd pick for a key focus/x-factor situation. But the Bears DT's have played well of late, and they could be the crucial factor in deciding the game. If they can hold their own inside, that will help stuff contain the Colts run games. They'v had their ups and downs all year, but it seems like it's on a upswing of now. If they can hold their own, Mark ANderson, Wale, and Alex Brown can exploit the tackles of the Colts, and if Peyton is pressured, as with all QB's, his effectiveness declines. Furthermore, such action would allows the Bears back 7 to play more coverage looks or come with different schemes.

Secondary X-Factor Bears: The safety play. Everything for the Bears revolves around the defense, and while I think the DT's will be critical, the safety play is the next aspect. Chris Harris and Danieal Manning don't have to make game changing plays ... but they just can't give up game-changing plays. Keep things in front, make the tackles in front of you. If not, then the Bears could find itself in trouble.

Side comment - I think it's unfortunate Ron Rivera isn't going to get a HC job this offseason (at least, right now, it seems that way). But, this game could be his steppingstone. If he can contain the Colts offense, he'll get a good look next year based on this game alone. As noted, the DT factor is what I think is critical. If the Bears DT's are playing well, I'd like to see him drop into coverages more, perhaps using a 3-deep look and allowing versatility in the 2nd tier to matchup with the stuff across the middle the Colts use, namely, Dallas Clark. If the DT's are struggling, and subsequently, the Bears aren't getting pressure and getting exploited, I'd like to see us go to a quarters look and force Peyton to take his time downfield, and freeing up the front 7 to be more aggressive in it's base looks.

I'll think up Colts X-factors at some point.

Predicted Score: I like Peyton, and if the Bears lose, I'll be happy for Peyton. One would think that a high scoring affair favors the Colts, but I like the matchups for the Bears, and I'll take the Bears in a fairly high scoring affair, at 30-27, with Robbie Gould establishing some Vinatieri like magic. I thin familiarity means that this will either be high scoring ... or low scoring, and while the defenses are excellent, I like the chances of this being high scoring, as the Colts will score.
The one game I think the Bears will lose you pick them to win. We can't agree on anything. :lol:

Also, I think we lose the game from our safety play. Daniel Manning once again had a mediocre game yesterday and while Harris played better than I expected him to, both of them are very beatable. Manning can launch the ball 40 yards with a flick of his wrist, I fear the deep ball will be our downfall.

drowe
01-22-2007, 10:12 AM
this hurts, but I have to cheer hard for the Bears. I'd rather see a hated division rival win than see that useless tool, Peyton Manning ever win a superbowl.

Go Bears. :?
:lol:

That makes my day.

kinda wierd...i've been a football fan since 1988 and this is the first time i'll ever see a division rival play in the super bowl. you'd think...every year ya got a 1 in 3 chance (or 1 in 4 chance after the realignment) of seeing somebody from your division play in the superbowl...but, in 19 years its never happened other than the packer's 2 appearances.

anyway, congrats on the win...again..i need to go back to figuring out what i did to deserve this karmic ass raping of having to cheer for the bears in the superbowl and have this crap in my sig.

The Unseen
01-22-2007, 10:21 AM
I voted for the Bears immediately after the game, but that was out of in-the-moment-"poop-the-Colts-are-going-to-the-Super-Bowl" sentiment. I'll think about it and make a more informed choice.

2drama
01-22-2007, 11:30 AM
best of luck to the 2 coachs and their teams

i am not a fan of both but still

Levi and Tony

make us proud and prove the nay sayers wrong about minority coaches

UKfan
01-22-2007, 11:38 AM
I want the Colts to win, but I think the Bears will.

sweetness34
01-22-2007, 01:12 PM
But how is this possible? I thought we were the "most flawed 13-3 team in recent memory."

Both my head and my heart says Bears.

VoteLynnSwan
01-22-2007, 01:24 PM
i don't understand why so many people hate Peyton Manning. He's the best QB in the game right now, and will likely go down as one of the top 5 greatest QBs ever. I have a ton of respect for Peyton for everything he's able to do...

with that being said... I hope he chokes.

Shiver
01-22-2007, 01:26 PM
i don't understand why so many people hate Peyton Manning. He's the best QB in the game right now, and will likely go down as one of the top 5 greatest QBs ever. I have a ton of respect for Peyton for everything he's able to do...

with that being said... I hope he chokes.


It depends on this game. It will be very hard to put any Quarterback ahead of him, with a Colts win.

NYmoney
01-22-2007, 01:29 PM
i don't understand why so many people hate Peyton Manning. He's the best QB in the game right now, and will likely go down as one of the top 5 greatest QBs ever. I have a ton of respect for Peyton for everything he's able to do...

with that being said... I hope he chokes.


It depends on this game. It will be very hard to put any Quarterback ahead of him, with a Colts win.

great point. if Manning wins this, he is unquestionably one of the best ever. Wow, we are about to see someone play for not just a championship but where they will be placed in the history of the game.

Shiver
01-22-2007, 01:32 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

NYmoney
01-22-2007, 01:39 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

he still doesn't have an MVP all to himself. he needs to get at least 2 before you could unquestionably call him the best ever.

UKfan
01-22-2007, 01:48 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

he still doesn't have an MVP all to himself. he needs to get at least 2 before you could unquestionably call him the best ever.

Uh, 2004?

Shiver
01-22-2007, 01:49 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

he still doesn't have an MVP all to himself. he needs to get at least 2 before you could unquestionably call him the best ever.


First; 2004
Second; Steve McNair had no business in "sharing" the M.V.P award that year.

drowe
01-22-2007, 01:56 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

ya see...this is why i hate Peyton Manning.

bearsfan_51
01-22-2007, 02:09 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

he still doesn't have an MVP all to himself. he needs to get at least 2 before you could unquestionably call him the best ever.


First; 2004
Second; Steve McNair had no business in "sharing" the M.V.P award that year.
No he definately did not. That was a media creation because McNair managed to play all 16 games with lingering injuries. McNair has always been slightly overated IMO.

jkpigskin
01-22-2007, 02:10 PM
though i dislike the colts franchise, i cant hate tony dungy and peyton manning

i say colts win

bearsfan_51
01-22-2007, 02:10 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

ya see...this is why i hate Peyton Manning.
Well you think Grossman is a better QB than Favre so what do you know?

Although Grossman did lead his team to the Superbowl this year, so you may have a point....

Vikes99ej
01-22-2007, 03:16 PM
Look at my sig. That's what I think.

NYmoney
01-22-2007, 03:39 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

he still doesn't have an MVP all to himself. he needs to get at least 2 before you could unquestionably call him the best ever.


First; 2004
Second; Steve McNair had no business in "sharing" the M.V.P award that year.
No he definately did not. That was a media creation because McNair managed to play all 16 games with lingering injuries. McNair has always been slightly overated IMO.

McNair is vastly overrated. His whopping 6 pts in the playoffs (mora voice) is proof. Ravens would be well off drafting a qb this year.

drowe
01-22-2007, 03:49 PM
He is going to clobber Marino's stats, and has a shot at Favre's iron-man record, Favre's M.V.P record, and can attain his championship this year.

ya see...this is why i hate Peyton Manning.
Well you think Grossman is a better QB than Favre so what do you know?

Although Grossman did lead his team to the Superbowl this year, so you may have a point....


ugh. 13 more days.

just remember...my idea for the bet was 'loser leaves town'.....so, next time i annoy the hell outa you (and rest assured, it will happen), i'll laugh knowing you're prolly thinking to yourself..."damn, i shoulda got rid of this ass clown when i had the chance....too bad i was too chickenshit." :lol:

RockJock07
01-22-2007, 04:34 PM
I haven't given the Bears credit all season because I thought they were overrated from the start But I'll give some credit to the Bears. The Saints handed that game to them on a silver platter and they stuck it to them, that's what good teams do.

With that said, i think the dream end in Miami. The Bears rely on getting pressure and the colts o-line protects Manning better then anyone in the NFL. We all know what happens when Manning has all day to throw. Urlacher will probably cover Dallas Clark and that leaves Briggs on Addai, I think the Colts 4th and 5th receiver are better then the Bears 4th and 5th DB.

As always, the game will come down to the Colts Defense.

The Unseen
01-22-2007, 04:54 PM
duuuuuuuuude. I just realized this.

A Tampa 2 team will win the Super Bowl.

BBD must be overjoyed.

Shiver
01-22-2007, 05:15 PM
duuuuuuuuude. I just realized this.

A Tampa 2 team will win the Super Bowl.

BBD must be overjoyed.

Tampa Bay has won a Super Bowl, and gone to the NFCCG another time, holding the "Greatest Show on Turf" to eleven points at home. The most consistent defense this last decade.

Indianapolis has been the winning est team since '02, gone to two AFCCG, won one.

Chicago has had the best defense in the last two seasons, on average, and are in Super Bowl XLI.

Any more?

Jensen
01-22-2007, 05:21 PM
I got the Bears.

Beans
01-22-2007, 05:50 PM
http://manningattacked.ytmnd.com/

jetsfan3
01-22-2007, 06:48 PM
Having never been to the superbowl, and such a promising career, I really think Rex Grossman deserves this one. I'm really rooting for the Bears, after all Rex has done, I really hope the Bears win.

01-22-2007, 06:53 PM
Having never been to the superbowl, and such a promising career, I really think Rex Grossman deserves this one. I'm really rooting for the Bears, after all Rex has done, I really hope the Bears win.

And Peyton doesn't? :?

sweetness34
01-22-2007, 07:21 PM
I haven't given the Bears credit all season because I thought they were overrated from the start But I'll give some credit to the Bears. The Saints handed that game to them on a silver platter and they stuck it to them, that's what good teams do.

With that said, i think the dream end in Miami. The Bears rely on getting pressure and the colts o-line protects Manning better then anyone in the NFL. We all know what happens when Manning has all day to throw. Urlacher will probably cover Dallas Clark and that leaves Briggs on Addai, I think the Colts 4th and 5th receiver are better then the Bears 4th and 5th DB.

As always, the game will come down to the Colts Defense.

SHUT THE **** UP! The Saints didn't hand us ****.

I don't mind you picking the Colts, but jesus christ, enough with that garbage.

IBleedNavyandOrange
01-22-2007, 07:29 PM
How interesting that the percentages in this poll favor the Bears to win more than the Saints game. Do people think the Saints are that good, the Colts are that bad, or have people re-estimated the strength of the Bears?

01-22-2007, 07:37 PM
How interesting that the percentages in this poll favor the Bears to win more than the Saints game. Do people think the Saints are that good, the Colts are that bad, or have people re-estimated the strength of the Bears?

The doubting of these two teams early one was ridiculous.

VoteLynnSwan
01-22-2007, 10:04 PM
i don't understand why so many people hate Peyton Manning. He's the best QB in the game right now, and will likely go down as one of the top 5 greatest QBs ever. I have a ton of respect for Peyton for everything he's able to do...

with that being said... I hope he chokes.


It depends on this game. It will be very hard to put any Quarterback ahead of him, with a Colts win.

that's what i'm trying to say, but even without the win, he's still top 5 ever.

njx9
01-22-2007, 10:38 PM
i don't understand why so many people hate Peyton Manning. He's the best QB in the game right now, and will likely go down as one of the top 5 greatest QBs ever. I have a ton of respect for Peyton for everything he's able to do...

with that being said... I hope he chokes.


It depends on this game. It will be very hard to put any Quarterback ahead of him, with a Colts win.

oh stop it.

1. Elway




2. choose your own adventure

=P

Shiver
01-22-2007, 10:40 PM
Post-'93 I agree with Elway.

njx9
01-22-2007, 10:44 PM
anything post dan reeves can only get better.

01-22-2007, 10:45 PM
anything post dan reeves can only get better.

Not for Michael Vick.

njx9
01-22-2007, 10:46 PM
dan reeves wasn't actually coaching the team that year. the falcons moved their practice facility and forgot to tell him. his headset microphone was also not connected on game day. luckily, his complete ineffectiveness as a head coach before that never led him to question why no one was listening to him.

Shiver
01-22-2007, 10:47 PM
anything post dan reeves can only get better.

Not for Michael Vick.

That's sad, I know. Maybe Petrino can be Michael's equivalent to Shannahan. Before Shannahan, Elway was hardly the revered figure that he is today. Shannahan helped him harness his awesome potential, albeit it took him ten years to do so.


BTW this is really off-topic :lol:


uh...


GO BEARS 8)

TitleTown088
01-22-2007, 11:04 PM
this hurts, but I have to cheer hard for the Bears. I'd rather see a hated division rival win than see that useless tool, Peyton Manning ever win a superbowl.

Go Bears. :?

I know the feeling. I hate peyton and his stupid armband for a chinstrap. I don't want him to win a superbowl. BUT IT'S THE ******* BEARS, they can go to hell with their stupid NFC championship, homos. This was the worst superbowl matchip i could hope for.

Shiver
01-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Why do Packers' fans hate Manning? :lol:

TitleTown088
01-22-2007, 11:10 PM
Why do Packers' fans hate Manning? :lol:

I have noticed that too.... Maybe because we all like guys like Favre , not Qbs with fiveheads that play in a dome.

Hurricane Ditka
01-22-2007, 11:23 PM
Why do Packers' fans hate Manning? :lol:

I have noticed that too.... Maybe because we all like guys like Favre , not Qbs with fiveheads that play in a dome.Then why not root for Rex? Even if it is the Bears, you can say you beat the Superbowl champs.

all though it was absolutely meaningless game...

TitleTown088
01-22-2007, 11:53 PM
Why do Packers' fans hate Manning? :lol:

I have noticed that too.... Maybe because we all like guys like Favre , not Qbs with fiveheads that play in a dome.Then why not root for Rex? Even if it is the Bears, you can say you beat the Superbowl champs.

all though it was absolutely meaningless game...

because the bears are.......... well, the bears.

4pAc
01-22-2007, 11:54 PM
Why do Packers' fans hate Manning? :lol:

I have noticed that too.... Maybe because we all like guys like Favre , not Qbs with fiveheads that play in a dome.Then why not root for Rex? Even if it is the Bears, you can say you beat the Superbowl champs.

all though it was absolutely meaningless game...I am going to pretend there's no white text there. :wink:
I am still rooting for the Colts for reasons other than Peyton

soybean
01-23-2007, 02:32 AM
How interesting that the percentages in this poll favor the Bears to win more than the Saints game. Do people think the Saints are that good, the Colts are that bad, or have people re-estimated the strength of the Bears?

not so much as "re-estimated" as underestimated. and yeah i think it's the last one.

terribletowel39
01-23-2007, 10:36 AM
I don't really care, I don't think this is going to be a great superbowl.
Pats vs. Bears or Saints vs. Colts would have been MUCH better.

I really really despise the Colts (and not for the obvious reason of them knocking the patriots out) so I am going to have to go with Bears.
Just pass it off Rex, just pass it off.

sweetness34
01-23-2007, 12:02 PM
this hurts, but I have to cheer hard for the Bears. I'd rather see a hated division rival win than see that useless tool, Peyton Manning ever win a superbowl.

Go Bears. :?

I know the feeling. I hate peyton and his stupid armband for a chinstrap. I don't want him to win a superbowl. BUT IT'S THE *********** BEARS, they can go to hell with their stupid NFC championship, homos. This was the worst superbowl matchip i could hope for.

There we go. And as a Bear fan, I can understand where you're coming from, because no matter who the Packers play, I root for them to lose. It's the rivarly man.

Btw, the vote total is finally separating, like I thought it would.

bearsfan_51
01-23-2007, 01:52 PM
Dude Brett Favre has a massive head too. In fact that's the only redeeming quality I like about him. As another big headed human being it's always nice to see other large craniumed fellows making it in the world.

nyjetsguy27
01-23-2007, 04:24 PM
sexy rexy is gonna choke

VoteLynnSwan
01-23-2007, 04:32 PM
sexy rexy is gonna choke

the only thing Sexy Rexy is gonna choke on is all the ***** he's gonna be getting...

Rebeccasmc
01-23-2007, 07:12 PM
Da Bears!

Dam8610
01-23-2007, 08:32 PM
Just curious Bears fans (the ones on here anyway), do you still view the Colts' run defense as a sieve? I've talked to a small portion of your fanbase over the last few days, and they can't seem to see past the regular season rushing totals the Colts' defense allowed.

Hurricane Ditka
01-23-2007, 08:41 PM
Just curious Bears fans (the ones on here anyway), do you still view the Colts' run defense as a sieve? I've talked to a small portion of your fanbase over the last few days, and they can't seem to see past the regular season rushing totals the Colts' defense allowed.The Bears will stick to their guns, the run defense wasn't that good against the Patriots, but they didn't stick to the run.

01-23-2007, 08:55 PM
Just curious Bears fans (the ones on here anyway), do you still view the Colts' run defense as a sieve? I've talked to a small portion of your fanbase over the last few days, and they can't seem to see past the regular season rushing totals the Colts' defense allowed.The Bears will stick to their guns, the run defense wasn't that good against the Patriots, but they didn't stick to the run.

That's what people expected the Chiefs and Ravens to do too.

bearsfan_51
01-23-2007, 09:39 PM
It's not a sieve, but it's not great. 2 games isn't going to completely erase 16 bad ones. That's like looking at Grossman having too games and thinking he's Peyton Manning.

Will our team run on you? Unquestionably in my mind. I'm just not sure it'll be enough.

Dam8610
01-23-2007, 10:01 PM
It's not a sieve, but it's not great. 2 games isn't going to completely erase 16 bad ones. That's like looking at Grossman having too games and thinking he's Peyton Manning.

Will our team run on you? Unquestionably in my mind. I'm just not sure it'll be enough.

Well, when I see talk of Jones and Benson combining for over 200 yards, I have to question the seriousness of the person saying it. I can't see that happening provided Sanders plays. Can the Bears get 100 on the ground? Very possible, but the Colts won 12 games this year in which they allowed 100+ rushing yards.

bearsfan_51
01-23-2007, 10:10 PM
It's not a sieve, but it's not great. 2 games isn't going to completely erase 16 bad ones. That's like looking at Grossman having too games and thinking he's Peyton Manning.

Will our team run on you? Unquestionably in my mind. I'm just not sure it'll be enough.

Well, when I see talk of Jones and Benson combining for over 200 yards, I have to question the seriousness of the person saying it. I can't see that happening provided Sanders plays. Can the Bears get 100 on the ground? Very possible, but the Colts won 12 games this year in which they allowed 100+ rushing yards.
I think they'll get 100+ yards with relative ease. They almost got 200, I believe it was actually 199 against the Saints. I don't expect those type of gaudy numbers, but they will run the ball. The only way it doesn't happen is if Rex is so disgustingly ineffective that they can completely flood the box, and if that happens it won't matter much anyway what happens.

Hurricane Ditka
01-23-2007, 10:11 PM
It's not a sieve, but it's not great. 2 games isn't going to completely erase 16 bad ones. That's like looking at Grossman having too games and thinking he's Peyton Manning.

Will our team run on you? Unquestionably in my mind. I'm just not sure it'll be enough.

Well, when I see talk of Jones and Benson combining for over 200 yards, I have to question the seriousness of the person saying it. I can't see that happening provided Sanders plays. Can the Bears get 100 on the ground? Very possible, but the Colts won 12 games this year in which they allowed 100+ rushing yards.I think the Bears can get 150+ yards on the ground. If you commit too much to stopping the run, the Bears air attack can give you problems.

01-23-2007, 10:18 PM
It's not a sieve, but it's not great. 2 games isn't going to completely erase 16 bad ones. That's like looking at Grossman having too games and thinking he's Peyton Manning.

Will our team run on you? Unquestionably in my mind. I'm just not sure it'll be enough.

Well, when I see talk of Jones and Benson combining for over 200 yards, I have to question the seriousness of the person saying it. I can't see that happening provided Sanders plays. Can the Bears get 100 on the ground? Very possible, but the Colts won 12 games this year in which they allowed 100+ rushing yards.I think the Bears can get 150+ yards on the ground. If you commit too much to stopping the run, the Bears air attack can give you problems.

I agree, especially with Nick Harper likely not playing. Bernard Berrian could have a big game.

bearsfan_51
01-23-2007, 10:32 PM
What's the injury status of Utecht? I saw him go down in the Pats game but haven't heard anything since. It's not a huge loss either way I don't think since Dallas Clark is having such a stellar playoffs.

By the way, I'm suprised this poll is as close as it is. How we're more likely to beat the Colts, who I've considered the best team in the NFL all year long, than the Saints just blows my mind.

njx9
01-23-2007, 10:36 PM
By the way, I'm suprised this poll is as close as it is. How we're more likely to beat the Colts, who I've considered the best team in the NFL all year long, than the Saints just blows my mind.

what makes you think it has anything to do with the outcome rather than simply showing how many people hate peyton? i mean, there aren't nearly enough packers fans to balance that out. don't worry: there are still just as few people who believe you guys have a decent football team.

Dam8610
01-23-2007, 10:39 PM
What's the injury status of Utecht?

I read somewhere he had a sprained knee, and Dungy was optimistic about his return for the Super Bowl.

Chucky
01-23-2007, 10:47 PM
Da Bears

bearsfan_51
01-23-2007, 11:01 PM
By the way, I'm suprised this poll is as close as it is. How we're more likely to beat the Colts, who I've considered the best team in the NFL all year long, than the Saints just blows my mind.

what makes you think it has anything to do with the outcome rather than simply showing how many people hate peyton? i mean, there aren't nearly enough packers fans to balance that out. don't worry: there are still just as few people who believe you guys have a decent football team.
Yeah I figured as much. But still...there are equally enough people that hate me alone, let alone Grossman. :lol:

Dam8610
01-23-2007, 11:15 PM
By the way, I'm suprised this poll is as close as it is. How we're more likely to beat the Colts, who I've considered the best team in the NFL all year long, than the Saints just blows my mind.

what makes you think it has anything to do with the outcome rather than simply showing how many people hate peyton? i mean, there aren't nearly enough packers fans to balance that out. don't worry: there are still just as few people who believe you guys have a decent football team.
Yeah I figured as much. But still...there are equally enough people that hate me alone, let alone Grossman. :lol:

:shock: Equal to the number that hate Peyton Manning? I would hire several bodyguards if I were you. :lol:

bearsfan_51
01-23-2007, 11:16 PM
By the way, I'm suprised this poll is as close as it is. How we're more likely to beat the Colts, who I've considered the best team in the NFL all year long, than the Saints just blows my mind.

what makes you think it has anything to do with the outcome rather than simply showing how many people hate peyton? i mean, there aren't nearly enough packers fans to balance that out. don't worry: there are still just as few people who believe you guys have a decent football team.
Yeah I figured as much. But still...there are equally enough people that hate me alone, let alone Grossman. :lol:

:shock: Equal to the number that hate Peyton Manning? I would hire several bodyguards if I were you. :lol:
I've got Windy watching my back. He knows Kung-Fu.

TitleTown088
01-24-2007, 01:12 AM
Dude Brett Favre has a massive head too. In fact that's the only redeeming quality I like about him. As another big headed human being it's always nice to see other large craniumed fellows making it in the world.

he does?

IBleedNavyandOrange
01-24-2007, 08:06 AM
Just curious Bears fans (the ones on here anyway), do you still view the Colts' run defense as a sieve? I've talked to a small portion of your fanbase over the last few days, and they can't seem to see past the regular season rushing totals the Colts' defense allowed.

I think the Colts' run defense has been much better prepared during the playoff run. They're still undersized and not very hard-nosed in the hitting department. The schemes during the KC and Baltimore games worked very well because those teams have pretty predictable running attacks. The Patriots didn't stick with the run, but enjoyed some success when they ran, because they have a multidimensional run scheme.

The Bears have a "thunder and lightning" attack going now with Benson and Jones. We saw it against the Saints... Benson pounded the bujeezus out of the Saints early, and then Jones came in with his dancy-dance slashing stuff, and cut the crap out of the defense. They're a very potent one-two punch... either guy is a bonafide starter in the league, and the Bears can rotate them through and wear down the Colts.

Granted, some of that last paragraph is hopeful thinking, but in the end, the Bears' offense looks like it matches up very favorably against the Colts' defense. If the Bears commit to the run early and are successful, that opens up play action and the vertical passing game, and we all know that that leads to (yes, this is an opening for a cheap shot at Rex)...

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-01/27522915.jpg

bearsfan_51
01-24-2007, 08:13 AM
Dude Brett Favre has a massive head too. In fact that's the only redeeming quality I like about him. As another big headed human being it's always nice to see other large craniumed fellows making it in the world.

he does?
Look at your avatar. His forehead is like 10 feet tall. Compare the height of his head to Stiller's.

TitleTown088
01-24-2007, 10:16 AM
Dude Brett Favre has a massive head too. In fact that's the only redeeming quality I like about him. As another big headed human being it's always nice to see other large craniumed fellows making it in the world.

he does?
Look at your avatar. His forehead is like 10 feet tall. Compare the height of his head to Stiller's.
That's because Stiller is a little weasel and number 4 had that danky conan O'brian cut back then.

bearsfan_51
01-24-2007, 12:28 PM
Dude Brett Favre has a massive head too. In fact that's the only redeeming quality I like about him. As another big headed human being it's always nice to see other large craniumed fellows making it in the world.

he does?
Look at your avatar. His forehead is like 10 feet tall. Compare the height of his head to Stiller's.
That's because Stiller is a little weasel and number 4 had that danky conan O'brian cut back then.
He has a big dome dude, I've even heard him joke about it before. I can't believe you never noticed that.

NFLBOY
01-24-2007, 02:45 PM
I'm usually an AFC guy, but I find myself rooting for the Bears. I like the tough mentality they have and the will to keep playing even when thier backs are to the wall. The only bad thing about them winning, is haveing to listen to manning cry again.

dRaFtDoRk
01-24-2007, 02:55 PM
I'll go for the Bears


Defense wins Championships

Alex Brown and Adewele Ogunleye will be around Manning all night and Rex Grossman will have a decent game, but good enough for the defense to hold up.

Chicago 27
Indianapolis 21

01-24-2007, 03:10 PM
It saddens me that I'll be hoping for Ogunleye to be shut down in this game. Hopefully he won't say his high school during introductions this time.

TitleTown088
01-24-2007, 04:14 PM
Dude Brett Favre has a massive head too. In fact that's the only redeeming quality I like about him. As another big headed human being it's always nice to see other large craniumed fellows making it in the world.

he does?
Look at your avatar. His forehead is like 10 feet tall. Compare the height of his head to Stiller's.
That's because Stiller is a little weasel and number 4 had that danky conan O'brian cut back then.
He has a big dome dude, I've even heard him joke about it before. I can't believe you never noticed that. Well i've never noticed it, ot heard anyone else besides you talk about it, but either way you his fourhead isn't even as close to a fivehead as mannings'.

jetsfan3
01-24-2007, 06:35 PM
When Brady threw that pick, notice how the defensive back goes down. Hopefully that idiot Charger was watching and taking notes.

Hurricane Ditka
01-24-2007, 06:56 PM
It saddens me that I'll be hoping for Ogunleye to be shut down in this game. Hopefully he won't say his high school during introductions this time.Why do players do that?

America
01-24-2007, 07:34 PM
It saddens me that I'll be hoping for Ogunleye to be shut down in this game. Hopefully he won't say his high school during introductions this time.Why do players do that?

Either to be unique, or they don't like/want to disrespect their college.
Jared Allen said his preschool once, that was probably for fun.

01-24-2007, 07:59 PM
It saddens me that I'll be hoping for Ogunleye to be shut down in this game. Hopefully he won't say his high school during introductions this time.Why do players do that?

He's embarassed he went to IU. :cry:

Hurricane Ditka
01-24-2007, 08:01 PM
It saddens me that I'll be hoping for Ogunleye to be shut down in this game. Hopefully he won't say his high school during introductions this time.Why do players do that?

He's embarassed he went to IU. :cry:Well he tore his ACL his senior season didn't he? Was he denied a medical redshirt or something.

jetsfan3
01-24-2007, 08:51 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-01/27522915.jpg


Can you, please, explain to me how the hell he did that. How high is that? World record? Was he being raised by his teammates? WTF!?

Hurricane Ditka
01-24-2007, 08:54 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-01/27522915.jpg


Can you, please, explain to me how the hell he did that. How high is that? World record? Was he being raised by his teammates? WTF!?Berrian looks like someone out of freakin' Dragonball Z. That just shows how beastly he really is. And after that catch it's not inconceivable for him to defy the laws of gravity.

sweetness34
01-24-2007, 09:00 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-01/27522915.jpg


Can you, please, explain to me how the hell he did that. How high is that? World record? Was he being raised by his teammates? WTF!?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You actually think he can jump that high? Haha that gave me a good laugh buddy.

Desmond Clark threw him up in the air my friend, that's how he got that high. :lol:

Philliez01
01-24-2007, 09:31 PM
It's definitely a cool-looking picture to see that, but if he jumped that high, he would not be an NFL player.

dcrls
01-24-2007, 09:38 PM
bernards berrian got some hops :lol:

bearsfan_51
01-24-2007, 10:35 PM
Bernard Berrian also weighs about 115 pounds soaking wet.

SuperMcGee
01-24-2007, 11:41 PM
We're coming up on the days of ESPN2's Super Bowl Highlights marathon, where I just sit through four straight episodes and cry for two hours

geaux tigers
01-25-2007, 07:21 AM
does the Colts have anyone else for kickoffs other than Adam Vinatieri? looks like nearly all his kicks only make it to 5-10yd line.

Philliez01
01-25-2007, 07:40 AM
does the Colts have anyone else for kickoffs other than Adam Vinatieri? looks like nearly all his kicks only make it to 5-10yd line.

Nope, they've tried quite a few kickers in the past few seasons at kickoffs, all who have failed:

Mike Vanderjagt
Hunter Smith
Martin Gramatica (filled in when Adam was out)
Jason Baker
Dave Rayner
Adam Vinateiri is the best that's been around these parts.

tylaw24
01-25-2007, 07:43 AM
does the Colts have anyone else for kickoffs other than Adam Vinatieri? looks like nearly all his kicks only make it to 5-10yd line.

Adam is known for his inability to hit the end zone on kickoffs. If there was someone on the team that could consistently put the ball into the end zone, they'd have him doing it from week 1.

bearsfan_51
01-25-2007, 08:57 AM
That actually won't be such a detriment against the Bears. The longer the kick, the more time you're giving Hester to set up a long return.

tylaw24
01-25-2007, 09:08 AM
That actually won't be such a detriment against the Bears. The longer the kick, the more time you're giving Hester to set up a long return.

Good point. You saw what the Patriots did to the Colts kickoff coverage. Hester should have a field day if they don't fix that up before the big game.

Bohleive
01-25-2007, 01:44 PM
Just curious Bears fans (the ones on here anyway), do you still view the Colts' run defense as a sieve? I've talked to a small portion of your fanbase over the last few days, and they can't seem to see past the regular season rushing totals the Colts' defense allowed.The Bears will stick to their guns, the run defense wasn't that good against the Patriots, but they didn't stick to the run.

That's what people expected the Chiefs and Ravens to do too.

Just to be clear on this, it was not that the Ravens run game wasn't working. Jamal was avging 5 yards per carry before halftime. He avgd over 4 ypc in one maybe two regular season games tops. One of the main reasons the Ravens lost is that Billick only gave Jamal 4 carries in the 2nd half, despite being down only 6 points or so for most of it. Billick ****** up; he got nervous or antsy or something. It was not Indys run D that stopped Jamal, it was Billick.

Hurricane Ditka
01-25-2007, 10:35 PM
What in god's name is with the new Super Bowl Shuffle, featuring Singletary and 2 random white people.

IBleedNavyandOrange
01-26-2007, 09:32 AM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-01/27522915.jpg


Can you, please, explain to me how the hell he did that. How high is that? World record? Was he being raised by his teammates? WTF!?

Secret of the Bears' success in snow--they dance on the snowflakes as they fall. That's why NO was slipping all around and falling over themselves, and why the Bears weren't. Except for Peanut on Colston's TD... Peanut, as a legume, is used to being rooted in the soft, warm soil.

Actually, Berrian jumped and Clark grabbed him and "assisted" his leap.


And on-point, I am looking forward to the Bears' ST vs. the Colts' ST. Have there ever been two ST returns for touchdowns in a Superbowl?

IBleedNavyandOrange
01-26-2007, 12:56 PM
For the record, that looks like around a 40" vertical leap, which is not out of the realm of possibility for an NFL WR.

Hell, when I was playing in college, I could do about a 34" vertical, and I was a safety.

Xiomera
01-26-2007, 02:45 PM
Believe it or not, I am picking the Bears.

Jughead10
01-26-2007, 02:49 PM
Ball Control. Thats what its all about. Control the ball and limit turnovers. If the Bears do that they win. I heard Bill Parcells on the radio yesterday and he said this game could be eerily similar to when the Giants won the Super Bowl in 1990. In that game as well the Bills were heavy favorites. Giants controlled the time of possesion and limited mistakes on offense and had a dominant defense. Snuck out a win. However the Colts do have Vinatieri. So if this game comes down to a 40 something yard field goal, I doubt he misses it like Norwood did.

01-26-2007, 06:02 PM
This reminds me of the national championship people dident give the gators a chance either.

Ill go with Chicago

01-26-2007, 06:21 PM
i really want Payton Manning to finally get his ring. so i've changed my mind and ill be rooting for the Colts. Even thou Defense wins ball games.

Namy
01-26-2007, 06:29 PM
This reminds me of the national championship people dident give the gators a chance either.

Ill go with Chicago
QFT

The Bear's defense feeds off TOs. In the playoffs, it is not unlikely that manning throws a couple of picks. Also... this isn't the RCA Dome. I still don't know who to really pick tho... HOWEVER, I believe that whoever wins will win in a blowout. Both these teams are huge rythem teams... once they lose their rythem, they pretty much suck... so... Either...

1. The Colts come out rolling and steamroll the Bears D

2. The Bears stop Manning completley

Philliez01
01-26-2007, 06:40 PM
This week went by somewhat fast by most standards but I would guess that the upcoming week will be as slow as hell.

I'm just happy to see them actually make a SB run. Regardless of the outcome, this has been the best-case scenario (beating the Patriots included) for them and the icing on the cake would be a win.

I really think this game will be based on the first drive for both teams in both halves. If this Colts can get a quick opening drive for a TD early, then the game could be won for them. If the Bears get a quick TD, and Grossman finds a rhythm, then I would say that momentum would carry to the defense, which hurts Indy.

The second half is benefitial too as Grossman usually awakens around then if he struggles early. The Saints game exemplified that as did the MNF game against the St. Louis Rams. If Grossman is on a Jonathon Quinn-like run (who I still stick up for by considering him the worst QB ever), then this game could be interesting.

I'm a homer, so I'm rooting for the Colts but if the Bears win, so be it.

M.O.T.H.
01-26-2007, 06:42 PM
GO PEYTON!!! WOO HOO!!!

01-26-2007, 06:45 PM
This reminds me of the national championship people dident give the gators a chance either.

Ill go with Chicago

I think this game is expected to be much closer than that one was expected to be.

bearsfan_51
01-26-2007, 07:16 PM
This reminds me of the national championship people dident give the gators a chance either.

Ill go with Chicago
QFT

The Bear's defense feeds off TOs. In the playoffs, it is not unlikely that manning throws a couple of picks. Also... this isn't the RCA Dome. I still don't know who to really pick tho... HOWEVER, I believe that whoever wins will win in a blowout. Both these teams are huge rythem teams... once they lose their rythem, they pretty much suck... so... Either...

1. The Colts come out rolling and steamroll the Bears D

2. The Bears stop Manning completley\
Both teams have shown the ability to come back from behind quickly though.

njx9
01-26-2007, 08:01 PM
didn't the pats pretty much shut down manning initially? i think the bears D is better, but no matter what you think of the guy, he's one of the two best qb's in the league for a reason.

bearsfan_51
01-26-2007, 08:02 PM
didn't the pats pretty much shut down manning initially? i think the bears D is better, but no matter what you think of the guy, he's one of the two best qb's in the league for a reason.
His horse teeth?

Oh wait..I'm thinking of Elway.

njx9
01-26-2007, 08:20 PM
didn't the pats pretty much shut down manning initially? i think the bears D is better, but no matter what you think of the guy, he's one of the two best qb's in the league for a reason.
His horse teeth?

Oh wait..I'm thinking of Elway.

those were some good chompers. i have to say, i wouldn't want him biting me.

Hurricane Ditka
01-27-2007, 01:15 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/57833

indyfan1985
01-27-2007, 01:26 PM
I gotta disagree with whoever said the Bears defense is better. First of all, the 3-4 defense is more difficult to face than the Cover 2 that the Colts face every practice. Plus against 4-3 defenses, Manning usually has his better games. Unless the Bears blitz, they wont get a whole lot of pressure on him. And when they do blitz, Manning will make them pay since he is the best QB against the blitz. Plus nobody is talking bout our defense either. Giving Sanders and the rest of that D an extra week of rest will only make them faster. I see Grossman getting rattled at times during this game making some key mistakes and turnovers that will result in a Colts win.

indyfan1985
01-27-2007, 01:28 PM
By better I meant better than the Pat's defense.

Hurricane Ditka
01-27-2007, 01:32 PM
I gotta disagree with whoever said the Bears defense is better. First of all, the 3-4 defense is more difficult to face than the Cover 2 that the Colts face every practice. Plus against 4-3 defenses, Manning usually has his better games. Unless the Bears blitz, they wont get a whole lot of pressure on him. And when they do blitz, Manning will make them pay since he is the best QB against the blitz. Plus nobody is talking bout our defense either. Giving Sanders and the rest of that D an extra week of rest will only make them faster. I see Grossman getting rattled at times during this game making some key mistakes and turnovers that will result in a Colts win.2 Sided coin buddy. The Bears defense will have an extra week of rest two, rest at this point isn't a factor. And the Bears defense is better than the Pats, they forced 9 more turnovers in the regular season. Grossman has made fewer mistakes than Manning this post-season, and the Colts defense isn't that good.

sweetness34
01-27-2007, 02:57 PM
I gotta disagree with whoever said the Bears defense is better. First of all, the 3-4 defense is more difficult to face than the Cover 2 that the Colts face every practice. Plus against 4-3 defenses, Manning usually has his better games. Unless the Bears blitz, they wont get a whole lot of pressure on him. And when they do blitz, Manning will make them pay since he is the best QB against the blitz. Plus nobody is talking bout our defense either. Giving Sanders and the rest of that D an extra week of rest will only make them faster. I see Grossman getting rattled at times during this game making some key mistakes and turnovers that will result in a Colts win.

Just stop right there dude. Chicago is a top 5 defense; Indy, ummm no so much my friend.

Our defense beats your defense, your offense beats our offense. That's how I see it.

The Unseen
01-27-2007, 02:58 PM
I gotta disagree with whoever said the Bears defense is better. First of all, the 3-4 defense is more difficult to face than the Cover 2 that the Colts face every practice. Plus against 4-3 defenses, Manning usually has his better games. Unless the Bears blitz, they wont get a whole lot of pressure on him. And when they do blitz, Manning will make them pay since he is the best QB against the blitz. Plus nobody is talking bout our defense either. Giving Sanders and the rest of that D an extra week of rest will only make them faster. I see Grossman getting rattled at times during this game making some key mistakes and turnovers that will result in a Colts win.

Just stop right there dude. Chicago is a top 5 defense; Indy, ummm no so much my friend.

Our defense beats your defense, your offense beats our offense. That's how I see it.
By better I meant better than the Pat's defense.

01-27-2007, 02:58 PM
He meant better than the Pats defense, which I would also disagree with though.

sweetness34
01-27-2007, 04:02 PM
I gotta disagree with whoever said the Bears defense is better. First of all, the 3-4 defense is more difficult to face than the Cover 2 that the Colts face every practice. Plus against 4-3 defenses, Manning usually has his better games. Unless the Bears blitz, they wont get a whole lot of pressure on him. And when they do blitz, Manning will make them pay since he is the best QB against the blitz. Plus nobody is talking bout our defense either. Giving Sanders and the rest of that D an extra week of rest will only make them faster. I see Grossman getting rattled at times during this game making some key mistakes and turnovers that will result in a Colts win.

Just stop right there dude. Chicago is a top 5 defense; Indy, ummm no so much my friend.

Our defense beats your defense, your offense beats our offense. That's how I see it.
By better I meant better than the Pat's defense.

Ahhh, ok but I still disagree with that statement.

Dam8610
01-27-2007, 05:15 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/57833

:lol: So wrong.

As for the current topic of discussion, IMO both the Pats and Ravens have defenses that are as good or better than the Bears' defense, especially given the current injury situation for the Bears. If they had Tommie Harris and Mike Brown, it would be a completely different story, but since losing Harris, the Bears' defense has allowed 23.8 PPG, which is worse than even the Colts' regular season average.

KCJ58
01-27-2007, 06:08 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/57833

:lol: So wrong.

As for the current topic of discussion, IMO both the Pats and Ravens have defenses that are as good or better than the Bears' defense, especially given the current injury situation for the Bears. If they had Tommie Harris and Mike Brown, it would be a completely different story, but since losing Harris, the Bears' defense has allowed 23.8 PPG, which is worse than even the Colts' regular season average.

the Colts will destroy the Bears

bearsfan_51
01-27-2007, 06:27 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/57833

:lol: So wrong.

As for the current topic of discussion, IMO both the Pats and Ravens have defenses that are as good or better than the Bears' defense, especially given the current injury situation for the Bears. If they had Tommie Harris and Mike Brown, it would be a completely different story, but since losing Harris, the Bears' defense has allowed 23.8 PPG, which is worse than even the Colts' regular season average.
Nevermind the fact that most of those games were meaningless.

We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Philliez01
01-27-2007, 06:36 PM
I hate reading all of these articles about Peyton Manning winning the Super Bowl. It's like they are proclaiming the Colts to be the Super Bowl 41 champions and that does not make me feel good at all. Granted, the Steelers apparently won the SB after beating Indy but nonetheless, I'm concerned.

Dam8610
01-27-2007, 06:36 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.

bearsfan_51
01-27-2007, 06:41 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.
Ok, then by your estimation, the Bears offense is just as good as the Colts right? Cause we scored just as many points this year as you did right? Hmm....

Dam8610
01-27-2007, 06:59 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.
Ok, then by your estimation, the Bears offense is just as good as the Colts right? Cause we scored just as many points this year as you did right? Hmm....

Your defense, special teams, and opponents helped your point toatls tremendously. D and ST alone accounted for over 4 points per game for the Bears.

bearsfan_51
01-27-2007, 07:05 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.
Ok, then by your estimation, the Bears offense is just as good as the Colts right? Cause we scored just as many points this year as you did right? Hmm....

Your defense, special teams, and opponents helped your point toatls tremendously. D and ST alone accounted for over 4 points per game for the Bears.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score.

Dam8610
01-27-2007, 07:15 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.
Ok, then by your estimation, the Bears offense is just as good as the Colts right? Cause we scored just as many points this year as you did right? Hmm....

Your defense, special teams, and opponents helped your point toatls tremendously. D and ST alone accounted for over 4 points per game for the Bears.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score.

I never said it wasn't, but to put the Bears' offense on equal ground with the Colts' offense when the Bears' defense and special teams scored 58 more points for them than the Colts' defense and special teams is just not right.

dcarey20
01-27-2007, 07:19 PM
Bears.

MVP: Bernard Berrian

bearsfan_51
01-27-2007, 07:20 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.
Ok, then by your estimation, the Bears offense is just as good as the Colts right? Cause we scored just as many points this year as you did right? Hmm....

Your defense, special teams, and opponents helped your point toatls tremendously. D and ST alone accounted for over 4 points per game for the Bears.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score.

I never said it wasn't, but to put the Bears' offense on equal ground with the Colts' offense when the Bears' defense and special teams scored 58 more points for them than the Colts' defense and special teams is just not right.
But if the only determening factor is points scored, the Bears should be the favorites, as we scored just as many points as the Colts, while giving up much less per game.

01-27-2007, 07:24 PM
He didn't say it wast he only determining factor, it's just the better way of comparing offenses.

Dam8610
01-27-2007, 07:25 PM
We played the #1 offense in the NFL last week and held them to 14 points.

Okay, if you're going to say this, get it right: the Bears held the #1 YARDAGE offense in the NFL to 14 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score, not to get a lot of yardage. The Saints were the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL.
Ok, then by your estimation, the Bears offense is just as good as the Colts right? Cause we scored just as many points this year as you did right? Hmm....

Your defense, special teams, and opponents helped your point toatls tremendously. D and ST alone accounted for over 4 points per game for the Bears.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the goal was to score.

I never said it wasn't, but to put the Bears' offense on equal ground with the Colts' offense when the Bears' defense and special teams scored 58 more points for them than the Colts' defense and special teams is just not right.
But if the only determening factor is points scored, the Bears should be the favorites, as we scored just as many points as the Colts, while giving up much less per game.

Which is why on-field play, not statistical performance prior to the game, is the only determining factor.

yodabear
01-27-2007, 07:26 PM
Colts 55
Bears -7

SFbear
01-27-2007, 07:42 PM
Colts 55
Bears -7

Lovie would be very disappointed in you. :evil:

yodabear
01-27-2007, 08:08 PM
Colts 55
Bears -7

Lovie would be very disappointed in you. :evil:

It is 51's fault.