Found December 02, 2011 on
Kansas City Chiefs
The Bears lost a tough one last weekend in Oakland, but they are returning home where they are 5-1 on the season. The Chiefs have lost four games in a row in which they have been outscored 95-25! Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Bears have the ball: The Bears will likely come out running the ball with Matt Forte and Marion Barber against a Chiefs’ D that is allowing 133.7 yards rushing per game and 4.2 yards per carry. After the Bears establish the running game, I look for Caleb Hanie to get his shot to throw the ball around a bit. He should have a lot more time to throw the ball this weekend as the Chiefs only have 13 sacks this year. But, he will still have to be careful with the ball as the Chiefs do have 14 interceptions so far this year. That being said, Johnny Knox has been a beast the last two weeks, so I look for Hanie to target him with some deep throws.
When the Chiefs have the ball: The Chiefs are planning on starting Tyler Palko at QB. I loo...
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As the Bears prepare to host the Chiefs Sunday at Soldier Field, they're expecting quarterback Caleb Hanie to pick up right where he left off in the second half of last week's loss to the Raiders.
I will discuss whether or not Caleb Hanie can keep the Bears going until Jay Culter comes back.
chiefs AT bears Time: Noon. Line: Bears by 7. Records (overall/ATS): Chiefs 4-7/6-5; Bears 7-4/6-5. Fast fact: Caleb Hanie had a 97.7 rating in the second half vs. the Raiders last week — 107.8 without two spikes. Outlook: Barring inclement weather, Hanie should be much improved in his second NFL...
Johnny Knox seems to have a good on-field relationship with Caleb Hanie and both he and the Bears should benefit from it.
Here is a look at hypothetical propositional wagers between the Bears and Chiefs.
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Bears. The Bears defense gave a supreme effort last week but they just couldn’t sustain 60 minutes of keeping the Raiders out of the end zone while battling...
The loss of Jay Cutler means the Bears' offense will have to face eight- and nine-man fronts for the remainder of the 2011 campaign. Matt Forte isn't too worried about the extra attention.
The Chicago Bears indicated they still have faith in their No. 2 quarterback despite a difficult performance last week. Their next opponent doesn't appear to feel the same way.
While Chicago sticks with Caleb Hanie, the Kansas City Chiefs might start former Bear Kyle Orton over a struggling Tyler Palko on Sunday at Soldier Field.
The Bears remain in position for a wild-card...
The Chiefs rank last in the NFL with just 13 sacks this season. But that doesnt mean the Bears arent expecting Kansas City to pressure quarterback Caleb Hanie.