NFL Playoff Preview–Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles

With the NFL Playoffs drawing nigh, I wanted to take a real quick look at the BearsEagles playoff matchup to see how it shapes up.   With the Bears coming off a 5-11 record the previous season, being a home favorite for this game is a great reward for a huge improvement year. As a Bears fan, I am very excited and hopeful about how a dominating defense should combine with home field advantage to bode well for my team.  Hopefully something like this is an accurate metaphor for the game:

Anyway, TO THE MATCH UPS:

Bears Eagles BFC Insight
Quarterback Shane Matthews and Jim Miller Donovan McNabb Are two heads better than one?  No. Having one signal caller/leader who can step up to carry the team can make the difference in the playoffs
Running Back Anthony Thomas Duce Staley The Bears have a tendency to be a little too predictable on the running game, but a lack of talent isn’t their problem.
Receivers Dez White, Marty Booker, David Terrell Fred Baxter James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, Freddie Mitchell, Chad Lewis Big plays are key here, as is finding ways to get the tight ends involved for quick gains
Defense Brian Urlacher, Mike Brown, Bryan Robinson, Jerry Azumah, et al Brian Dawkins, Hugh Douglas, Jeremiah Trotter, Troy Vincent, and more Defensive scoring may very well be the path to victory for the Bears
Special Teams Paul Edinger, Brad Maynard David Akers, Sean Landeta Excellent punters on both sides; the Bears have to overcome unconventional kicker
Coaching Dick Jauron Andy Reid Who’s the offensive innovator and who’s hungry enough to win?
Intangibles Home Field,  BFC Attendance Momentum, Confidence Is Being a Huge Home Favorite good or bad?

 

Shit, that was January 2002, when the Bears won the Division and were the NFC #2 seed after a garbage previous season and still got blown the fuck out by the Eagles at Soldier Field. I was at that game, was miserable, and flying to and from wasn’t worth it for that ass-kicking. Not flying back to Chicago for the redux, so let’s hope Trubisky is more capable than Shane Matthews/Jim Miller and Khalil Mack and company can shut down Big Dick Nick where Urlacher and company failed to contain Donovan McNabb in the playoffs.  The Eagles are after all the defending champs, so respect is due.  But lifting the playoff curse of BFC should help.

So, I guess I’ll stop living in the past and just say Bear Down!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

BrettFavresColonoscopy

BFC is a Chicago native transplanted to our nation’s capital and transplanted again to the mountain West. He enjoys football, whisky, and the oxford comma.
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BFC is a Chicago native transplanted to our nation's capital and transplanted again to the mountain West. He enjoys football, whisky, and the oxford comma.
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litre_cola

Oh yeah, give me some FredEx!

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— No. 6 Philadelphia at No. 3 Chicago, 4:40 p.m. ET (NBC)
I think the Bearz D wins this one, but a couple Truthbiscuit mistakes make it closer than it should be.

If Truthbiscuit were in the future and visiting Mars, he’s never leave.

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*he’d

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Wakezilla

I want to pick the Bears, but I think the Iggles are going to win an ugly, low scoring Game.

scotchnaut

How ugly? Like, post-facelift Mickey Rourke ugly?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Somewhere, Jeff Baca just felt a tingle run down his spine.

Somewhere else, Ryan Shazier didn’t.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

If Carrot-Top keeps going he’s gonna end up as a panelist on The View.

scotchnaut

This World Juniors coach for Switzerland is… intense. Like, Frank Martin-level intense.

Wakezilla

He’s funny. He seems like a good guy

scotchnaut

That was a pro-level chewing-out he gave that kid.

scotchnaut

He’s a Pierre Maguire look-alike with actual coaching talent.

litre_cola

He tells it like it is.

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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

+1 Deep dish with D Cells baked in

Game Time Decision

I always felt that McNabb deserved better than he got. Never understood the hate for him

Wakezilla

He’s not Ricky Williams!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“Just take a look at an unretouched photograph of him, then listen to my show every day for ten years, and it will all make sense.” – Rush Limbaugh

SonOfSpam

Is Todd Pinkston still 73 pounds?

King Hippo

FOAR Midterms!!

ballsofsteelandfury

Man, those Philly teams were stacked! I can’t believe they didn’t win at least one championship.

nomonkeyfun

Only one man was hungry enough, and he always used up his time at the all you can eat sushi eating the edamame. He could never get to the sashimi.

Senor Weaselo

That’s surprising. You wouldn’t think Andy would go for the greens.

litre_cola

The “Coaching” had about 3 games in them and then they just forgot how time works.