2011 NFL Season Week 16: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Preview — Home (Field) For The Holidays

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  1. Pete Kliman
    December 23, 2011

    I agree that it will be close. McCowan will have some success,who hasn’t against us this season ,and the O will sputter some.However,we’ve played well at home and that will be the difference.20-10

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  2. Ron LC
    December 23, 2011

    First, Barber is out.

    Second, Hester has been held out of practice all week. Suffering ankle and shin injuries. They say he lacks his usual explosion. That’s nice!

    Third, Mc Clown has not played more than 2 games since 2007. He didnot play at all in 2009 and 2010. In 2007 he, threw 10 TD’s and 11 Int’s in 9 appearances as a starter. This is an invitation for Dom to unleash the D. Mc Clown will be unable to survive an all out attack. If the GB D plays an all out aggressive game they could easily shut out the pathetic Bear Offense.

    Fourth, the big problem for the Packers is the Oline. They must adapt the offensive to having Newhouse and EDS on AR’s blindside. That will, by definition, reduce the passing offense. Having Starks back should allow the Packers to take advantage of an overly aggressive front 7 of the Bears.

    Fifth, Lance Briggs has been held out of practice this week. He claims he will play but he is listed as questionable.

    Sixth, Both Bear starting safties are having problems with Lovie’s complex cover 2. In fact, one is out (can’t remember his name)for the game.

    Seventh, Caliel Bell will start at running back. Good speed, no power.

    In summary, if the Packers play a solid ball control game on offense they should be able to score 28 to 35 points. If the Packers play a wide open “damn the torpedos, full speed ahead defense”, they could easily shutout the Bear awful offense. And, don’t kick to Hester even if he is playing on crutches.

    Go Pack!

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    • cow42
      December 23, 2011

      the packers do not have the ability to shut out anyone.

      ‘This is an invitation for Dom to unleash the D.’ comical. this defense ‘unleashed’ MAY get within 10 yards of McCown. that’s be an improvement over last week, i guess. only thing that will prevent this pathetic bear offense from scoring is this pathetic bear offense. we’re gonna see a lot of balls bouncing off the ground and out of hands all day – from both teams.

      packer offense wo/ jennings and with a weak o-line plays right into the hands of the bears. pack will have to dink and dunk underneath. as soon as they get in the red zone the party will be over. crosby better be on his game… he’s gonna get a bunch of work.

      while it’s true that chi is hurting in the wr department, it doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to move the ball. the packers have shown they are more than willing to let no-name tight ends and suspect rb’s gash them in the passing game. get ready to see hawk chasing guys from behind 10 yards past the los.

      19-12. whoever fumbles last loses.

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      • Ron LC
        December 24, 2011

        And I thought I was the pesimist.

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    • 66Mesa
      December 24, 2011

      Though Hester has been out all week he has come back twice from layoffs and has had returns with 6. He has alwayd played well with rest.
      Secondly McCown did play a full season as a starter for the Hartford Colonials in 2010. Though it was Arena League it nevertheless is fast action and short yardage he is not entirely rusty. The Bears will game plan him that way since he was a Martz student in Detroit. Im not saying he will be good but he will manage.

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      • Ron LC
        December 24, 2011

        I’m talking about real football

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  3. Dan "FireMMNow" Blakley
    FireMMNow
    December 23, 2011

    Ron I did not know that Barber is out. That is a good thing, but their backup to Barber is actually a decent player. McCown could be very awful.

    The Bears could beat the Packers the same way the chiefs did. Play man underneath and get pressure with four. Urlacher and Briggs can cover J-mike one one one. But I do not think that Martz will have the patience that KC had. It is not in his nature to scale back. Also, Orton is a MUCH better player than McCown.

    I thought last week was a trap game and I was worried going into it. This week the defense should be able to get its normal amount of TOs, and hopefully MM has realized that without Jennings he has to change up his system a little bit. I look for a lot of old school slants, hitches, some WR screens for Cobb etc. Go short, get Rodgers in a rhythm, then load up and take some shots on double moves.

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  4. Dan
    December 24, 2011

    I hope when the game is over I say , “great game plan” or “great in game adjustments” MIKE & DOM. Or I hope I make a comment like ” wow, what a great team effort, they played physical and with a lot of heart” Go Pack!

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  5. Barutan Seijin
    December 25, 2011

    I’m thinking close game. With the injuries on the lines, the Packers will have the same problems that they had in KC. Chiefs & Bears w/o Cutler & Forte are pretty similar: good defensive teams with terrible offenses. On the positive side, the Chiefs were probably the stronger opponent. Orton is at least competent. If McCown were a decent qb, he wouldn’t have been playing arena ball.

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