How the Devil Is Chicago 10-2?!

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Aikbach, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Rex Grossman is atrocious! Their defense must simply be amazing, the very Arizona Cardinals who served brunch and dinner in bed to the Dallas Cowboys dominated them for three and a half quarters and defensively blanketed them from the endzone. The less than stellar Joey Harrington led Dolphins defeated them at home! The average Vikings gave them all they could handle on two separate occasions. The deceivingly good record Patriots snuck one out.

    They are beatable! They WILL lose in the playoffs.

    I'm starting to take heart in the idea of New Orleans traveling there and taking care of business and then coming to Texas Stadium for the NFC Championship. First things first but I wouldn't be surprised if Sunday Night is a preview of the conference championship to come in January.
  2. Joe_Fan

    Joe_Fan Continuity Is Overrated

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    Their defense forces turnovers and scores off of turnovers.

    And also, their special teams is second to none and we -must- stay away from Hester.
  3. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    It is obvious that the defense is outstanding but how burdensome it is to have to do that (score) against good opponents, such as the New England loss. The playoffs will pit them against well coached teams like the Saints, Seahawks and Cowboys and they will not survive till the Super Bowl with their current style.
  4. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    take a glance at their division. then take a glance at their schedule
  5. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Their formula is pretty remarkable.

    Hester is good for a TD once about every four games and their defense scores just about as often as their offense.

    I watched a lot of that uggo-fest today to catch a glimpse of the Bears. They get such a good pass rush on teams that they simply force quarterbacks into terrible throws. Brad Johnson had several head scratchers, but you can tell it's because the pressure just has him confused and scratching for anything he can get.

    Granted, Minnesota isn't exactly an offensive jaugernaut.

    IMO, the key against Chicago is to keep on firing. You're going to turn the ball over a few times. It's going to happen. You just know it. But you can't turn it over and get into a funk. Do that, and you play right into Chicago's hands. And even more than that, you just can't give up points via their defense and special teams. Make their offense score the points! It's harder than it sounds, though.

    You gotta suck it up and keep on playing, hoping Grossman will make some mistakes, too.

    Minnesota was within one possession for nearly three quarters if I'm not mistaken. Minnesota! But you could tell, the whole time, they had no hope. Their offense was so bad that you just knew it. It seemed like even the Vikings, despite trailing by a small margin, knew it, too.

    Chicago is a great team filled with holes on the offensive side of the ball. But the Bears are still damn scary, especially if you have to travel to their place. As bad as Grossman is, he's good for a three or four TD game here and there, too.
  6. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    I've been saying all year, they are as fast a front 7 as I have ever seen. I think the key is Tommie Harris. His penetration on just about every play opens things up for tthe rest.

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    Exactly! They haven't played anyone, except for the two best teams they faced - that they subsequently lost to.

  8. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    I still think they've yet to play the top teir of opponents although their second half against New York left the Giants in a shell shocked tail spin they've yet to pull out from.

    They are 2-2 against the AFC and even their own mothers couldn't lie to them and say "good game" against the 2-10 Arizona Cardinals.

    The playoffs will be telling, I will be silenced if they make the Super Bowl but until then I find them suspect. They were hot much of last year, with a more productive quarterback one could argue, and were manhandled by the Panthers, a team Drew Bledsoe's Cowboys prevailed against on the road.

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  9. adamknite

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    when a QB plays like Grossman did today, a team should never win, that's the second time this year that they've pulled a win even though they did everything in their power to lose. It'll be just like last year, when they play a good team in the playoffs they'll get stomped, why worry about it? If we play them, and we don't give them any turnovers, then we'll have the game wrapped up before the third quarter.
  10. Cochese

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    It is 3 pronged.

    1. Bad schedule.

    2. Good defense, they attack the ball and score points like few in the league.

    3. Amazing special teams. Devin Hester has 4 return td's and their are 4 games left. Unreal.
  11. Billy Bullocks

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    Grossman is bad. They have a decent running game.

    Chicago is 10-2 because they get to play 10 games against some of the worst teams in football....Minnesota, Green Bay, Detroit, SF, Arizona, St. Louis, even Seattle when they were banged up.
  12. Bryan8284

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    Chicago is winning the games they should (save Miami) and that's why they are where they are.

    Yes, their offense is miserable mainly, but all it takes is one good pass and it's a new conversation.

    I wouldn't be suprised if Griese came in soon, can't do worse.
  13. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    They are a scary defense!
  14. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    Maybe it has something to do with playing what's turning out to be one of the easiest schedules in modern NFL history.
  15. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    coupled with a good defense, and an extremely weak division (the black and blue division is back)
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    1 word Defense. Their offense does not need to put up a lot of points to win games and they have a defense capable of going out and putting point up on their own.
  17. ghst187

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    Their defense is a little overrated IMO.
    I've been underwhelmed with their DL pressure on the QB, guess I expected more.
    They are VERY opportunistic and actually FORCE a lot of TOs.
    But I really think their secondary is very beatable. But once you catch a ball downfield you better just go down quickly because they will be coming trying to rip the ball out.
    Chicago's offense is going to HAVE to win a game or two as the teams they will face in the playoffs won't give the game away to them like every other team on their schedule has so far. Chicago is going to have to call a game like the NYG did yesterday, manage their own QB so he doesn't lose it for them. Run the ball, short passes, roll outs, hit backs out of the backfield. I don't think they can win a SB this year.
    Somebody, maybe the Saints, are going to limit their own mistakes and force Chicago to beat them, which I'm not sure they can do.
    And we all know what Carolina did to Chicago in Chicago in the playoffs last year LOL.
    I'm far more fearful of NO or replaying the NYG in the playoffs than I am of Chicago. NO and NYG know us inside and out too well and have good balance with offensive firepower.
  18. DipChit

    DipChit New Member

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    Good coaching, good defense, good special teams, weak schedule.

    But there no doubt in my mind that they're beatable.

    Actually I just pray that Lovie stays stubborn and stays with Grossman because theres also no doubt in my mind they'd be better off with Griese.

    Yeah you can say "he's a backup for a reason".. or hes had this problem and that problem in the past but if all you really need is a QB that wont "lose" you the ballgame, he's more likely to be that guy.

    I think having a career 63% completion percentage and a TD/INT ratio of 103/78 pretty much "bears" that out.
  19. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    luck plays a part too, they lead the league in int form balls that hit the wr and bouces up in the air....

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