Comments on: This is Once-in-a-Lifetime Territory, Folks Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Roy Taylor Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:05:42 +0000 @Realist Fan: Only time will tell the final answers to your questions, but on Sunday night we will have those answers as to who was better on the day of the NFC Championship.

By: sven Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:48:26 +0000 Same feeling as Kenneth and jeff for the last game at GB.
The outcome of this one, whatever it is, will be unthinkable, and as Perno mentioned, might be decided on a coin flip.
Maybe Kellen Davis can send a Packer DB to the hospital as well; Martz might be game-planning this.
Once in a lifetime…

By: Realist Fan Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:53:13 +0000 Better Quarterback, Rodgers or Cutler?
Better Pass Protection, GB or CHI?
Better Running Back, Starks or Forte?
Better Recieving Corp, GB or CHI?
Better Linebackers, Hawk/Mathews or Urlacher/ Peppers?
Better Pass rush, GB or CHI?
Better Secondary, GB or CHI?
Better Special Teams, GB or CHI?
Better Kicker, Crosby or Gould?
Better Better Coach, McCarthy or Smith?

Good match-ups, should be a great game.

By: jeff Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:29:31 +0000 I totally agree the Bears went vanilla in week 17, at least offensively. And, as Kenneth points our above, the Packers were playing for their lives. They held nothing back. It gave our boys (and a coaches) a real good look. That, to me, is a big variable in the Bears favor for the coming Championship game.
Go Bears!

By: Grabber Mon, 17 Jan 2011 21:30:45 +0000 Great game yesterday and it was terrific to see a fast start and complete domination to build a 4-TD, insurmountable lead, with defense shutting things down. Forget the 3 late TDs in garbage time. Cutler played as well as you can possibly expect a QB to play in the playoffs, and in addition to the called TD run, it should not be overlooked that his awareness to pick up + yards on the run in other situations is great to see, as well as our run game moving nicely.

Looking ahead to this Sunday, agreed that no one back in August or September could have thought this team capable of doing what it has and getting to host a home title game with the chance to go the Super Bowl. Anyone who correctly predicted this after the awful Seahawks and Redskins home losses, collect your winnings in Vegas now.

Predictably, the national media is already focusing on the perception that when we beat the Packers in September, it was because of all the penalties the Packers had, and the Bears getting these and other breaks. It wasn’t because Hester returned a punt for a TD and the Bears moved the ball when they needed to win a close game. The Bears were just lucky as always, everyone will be saying.

And when they beat us, it was said that it was because the Packers played a great game, and they shut down our offense. The experts will say the Bears played all of their starters in an effort to knock the Packers out of the playoffs. Maybe there is some truth to that, but I don’t buy it 100%. The reality is that our defense shut down their run game and limited Rodgers and their offense to one 4th quarter TD, and they barely won a close game we did not need to win. Yes, our offense didn’t produce much and Cutler threw 2 picks. But I wonder and think Martz used a vanilla gameplan in the event we saw them again. I believe we are more than capable of winning this game. It’s going to be a tough week. I can’t imagine how jacked up I’m going to be next Sunday, and it’s going to be tough watching this one. The possibility of us losing is always there, but I don’t want to think about that. I would handle it much better that in the event we lost at home, it was to anyone else but the Packers because I completely despise them so much. But if we play like we’re capable, the unthinkable is right there for the taking. GO BEARS!

By: jdm Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:47:41 +0000 I cannot wait for the United States Packers to come to Solider Field on Sunday. Did you know the whole world is behind them? The Bears are just in their way. It’s comical that a team with as many flaws as the Bears get so much love. Whatever. Please pull the same story as they did for the NO game four years ago. The Bears always play better when they are disrespected anyway.

By: Perno Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:19:40 +0000 I seriously think the Bears have a 50/50 shot at winning. I think if this game is played 10 times that the Bears would win 5…I just hope one of those comes this Sunday. Man alive this week can’t go fast enough.

By: dan Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:05:04 +0000 I just think it’s weird that we’re 3-point underdogs (and Peter King wrote today that, of the four teams remaining in the playoffs, we’re the fifth-best!) and clearly expected to lose when it’s a division rivalry game. Those can go any way, and it has very little to do with who’s hot or who played great last week. The phrase “any given Sunday” never means more than in these circumstances, and you’d think that someone would acknowledge that any hot team is more likely to hiccup against a division opponent. Which is true for us, as well — a few garbage-time TDs aside, I think we were just as dominant as the Packers were this weekend, so I’m not writing it off. But it’s not like the Packers are playing some rando team. They’re up against the guys who know ‘em best.

By: Bill Dowse Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:58:56 +0000 It’s Blue Monday over here in England – supposedly the worst day of the year. But it’s the best Monday I’ve had in quite a while.

By: Kenneth Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:07:48 +0000 I’m not so worried, because no matter what happens, I don’t think we’ll be crushed by the Packers. The last game of the season gives me faith in that. I mean, that was a game that was meaningless to us but supremely important to them, and they just squeaked out a win. So I think that no matter what, the game will be close.

That said, there is a good chance the Bears lose this game. But I’ll be okay if it’s a hard-fought game that we just don’t win. I don’t like the Packers, but I can handle it if we play hard and things just don’t go our way. I want to win, but I can handle it if we don’t.