Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Football

A nice start to the season for The Bears. It's been a long time (years) since I seen 41 points put up by the Offensive side of the ball.

It's definitely better in Chicago than it has been in a while, where new boss Phil Emory did the right thing in negotiating a deal that brought in Brandon Marshall, signing Michael Bush and drafting a real Wide Receiver in Alshon Jeffrey.

Next up, the yearly trip to Lambaugh.

Things have rarely ended well for Chicago since Rogers took the reigns in Green Bay.
I'm expecting a Rogers-led Packers will be ever determined to not finish two games down to the Bears. Also, I'm expecting that a Cutler-lead, Offensively-charged, and potentially capable Chicago would feel better with the opposite result.

Expect a high scoring shootout. Jay Cutler has his swagger back, and after last Sunday, Rogers needs to show that he can swagger a bit, too...

I'm thinking this game will be determined by Green Bay's Defense. It couldn't stop anything last year, or much of anything else just last Sunday.

7 comments:

W.B. Picklesworth said...

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on the Bears. I think the Packers are pretty decent, but they're not upper echelon. At least not until that defense gels. And that will take some time. Hopefully they can win enough to get to the dance and then get some revenge on the 49ers.

Night Writer said...

I will say that if the Vikings beat the Colts, then a GB win over da Bears, along with Detroit losing at SF would put MIN alone in first place in the Division!

Gino said...

i've seen the Bears with a 7 point spread, and Packers with a 6 point spread. i think its a tossup.

Mr. D said...

I think Green Bay is going to win, but mostly because they have to. If they lose, they are in a world of trouble.

I didn't see the Bears game last week -- have they fixed their offensive line issues, Gino.

Gino said...

it looks as if they have, for the most part.
i wouldnt call it a top 10 o-line, but maybe in the top 50%...
plus brandon marshall.
and a marshall clone in rookie Alshon Jeffrey.

the Bears do have a deep ball offense, so it seems (after one game).

i'm guardedly optomistic.

Gino said...

i did say 'guardedly', right?

Mr. D said...

You did say "guardedly." Actually Cutler could use new guards. And tackles, and. . . .