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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Bears vs. Saints Recap

Today, in snowy Chicago the Bears opened up the coldest can of whoop-ass ever tasted by the New Orleans Saints and ending their miracle season by the score of 39-14. The vaunted Saints offense, hyped by most media nit-wits as the best of the NFL, couldn't find the endzone or hold on to the football most of the night. The Bears on the other hand took the vulnerable Saints defense to the wood shed to administer a vicious two-punch pounding of Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson. It was a close game for about a 10 minute span to start the third quarter and the rest of the game was a Bears blowout! The Bears scored 23 unanswered points to end the game.

The Bears racked up 199 yards of rushing offense on 44 carries. That's really all you need to see to know the Bears won the game. Self-annointed super-genius Ron Turner didn't outthink himself into a loss and kept giving the ball to Benson and Jones who just kept gaining yards, wearing down the defense, eating up the clock and scoring. Jones had the better day going for 123 yards on 19 carries with 2 TDs. He had his best game of the season and ran harder than I have seen him run in over a year. Benson ran hard as well but seemed to have less room. He gained 60 yards on 24 carries with 1 TD.

Rex Grossman posted a servicable performance in a game with tough weather conditions. He went 11/26 for 144 yards and 1TD. He did not turn the ball over and he did not take a sack. The much fore-casted Grossman disaster did not take place. The Bears did not need Brian Griese to take them to the Super Bowl this year.

The OL played a flat out fantastic game. All of them.

The defense looked like an opportunistic bunch of scrummers that seemed to strip balls at will whenever a turnover would be convenient. They forced three fumbles and recovered two (three if you count special teams). They recorded three sacks by the DL. They intercepted Drew Brees for the first time in 290 pass attempts. They held the Saints to 56 yards total rushing. That was the good part.

The bad is that they gave up 354 passing yards and 2 passing TDs. Oh well. A team that throws the ball 49 times is bound to hit lighting a few times.

Fairly dull day except for Robbie Gould going 3/3 to start the game and give the Bears their early lead. Adrian Peterson also forced a fumble on kickoff coverage.

We're going to Miami to face the Colts in the SUPERBOWL! The Colts D got torched for 27 points by the Pats and had been horrible against the run for most of the season which should make them a better opponent than the Patriots. On the other hand, Peyton Manning has a long history of torching the cover-2 defense which does not bode well for us. Screw it, who cares today? WE ARE IN THE SUPERBOWL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS!
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The only reason the Bears won...was I stopped watching...I shit you not! I flip on the game, Bears immediately suffer from 14 unanswered points....I freak figuring I'm jinxing them....flip the TV odd Bears win Same think happened with the Colts...I start watching the game....Colts immediately look like they are playing freshman highschool football...I freak out again...wanting the Colts to I turn off the game...Colts come back to win Does everyone realize if I watch the SuperBowl the Bears will lose This kind of karma sucks

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You said the special teams were dull?

Brad Maynard was the best on field.

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You said the special teams were dull?

Brad Maynard was the best on field.
i agree, he made that very nice punt that led to the safety
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right on!!, however i think you missed the game the special teams had. gould had his 3/3, but Maynard had 7 punts for an avg of 49 yards with 4 inside the 20. one being the 5 yard line one which ended up being a saftey and turning point in the game. Also Adrian Peterson, was a mad man on the special teams, he put out some vicious hits early and forced the fumble. Also Benson was having a very good game until the start of the second half when the O line forgot to block for half of the quarter and he had a few runs that ended up being losers.

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I heard Maynard getting his man-love on the radio this morning. He did have a solid game. To me, special teams is always dull unless you kick a game winning field goal or break a return for a TD. Punters are supposed to pin people deep several times a game.

I also forgot to mention the D had a safety that probably shifted the momentum for the last time. Woops, that's what happens when you write these things up after celebrating.

Not enough can be said about the performance of Thomas Jones in both playoff games. I still think Benson is the better "workhorse" back, but TJ is the perfect compliment and a key part of our offense.
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Ive said it before and I will say it again - Saints got pwnd!

Flinchy, I dont know if theres anything to it, but seeing how EVERYONE was having trouble with footing, I noticed Jones not making his usual 3 deek moves before reaching the line. Instead, he just hit the hole- it seems to have suited him well, and I hope he continues to do so instead of wasting a second trying to put moves on people in the backfield like he has done in the past...........GO BEARS!

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